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Apps of the Week: three great apps from March 13, 2020

Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.

App of the Week

Spacie – Clean Line Breaks [$3/£3]

A lot of websites and social networks are annoyingly prescriptive when it comes to text formatting, preventing you from playing around with spacing (like Instagram) or even italicizing and bolding text (like iMessage). Spacie lets you type out messages precisely how you want them, then share them to your chosen service. It’s a simple tool, and not a particularly pretty or elegant one. But for a certain type of user, it’s going to be a lifesaver.


Game of the Week

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash [$5/£5]

Harvest Moon is a highly regarded series of farm simulation role-playing games that started out life on Nintendo’s SNES console. While Harvest Moon: Mad Dash also took a bow on console last year, it’s significantly more mobile-friendly than previous games in the series, so we’re happy to see it on iOS. It exchanges the slow grind of previous games for a much faster-paced approach. Whether you’re harvesting, fishing, or milking, you’ll need to think on your feet and come up with potent strategies on the fly.

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

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Amazon Kindle [Free]

Now might be a good time to highlight an absolute titan of the ebook field. After all, a reasonable proportion of us will be self-isolating over the coming weeks and months. And what better way to fill those hours alone at home than to catch up on your reading? Amazon’s Kindle isn’t just a physical e-reader, it’s also an app. Annoyingly, you can’t actually buy the books through the app – you’ll need to log into Amazon through Safari for that. What the app supplies is a super-slick browsing and reading experience for those purchases.

Amazon Kindle