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
A so-called ‘minimalist habit tracker’ with an effective combination of crisp, modern fonts and retro pixel-art. Each pixel mark you make in your day adds another square to an abstract tapestry of your achievements. The idea is not merely to look great (though it really does), but to foster awareness of your activities and achievements across a period of time. This could be just the app you need to keep you productive and positive.
Game of the Week
Hidden Through Time [$2/£2]
The humble hidden object game gets a major charm injection with this delightful effort from Crazy Monkey Studios. Each puzzle is like a densely detailed, finely illustrated page from a Where’s Waldo book, only here they’ve been animated and set to music. Add in an advanced progression system that’s not too exacting for beginners and casual gamers, whilst simultaneously rewarding for the perfectionists among us, and you have the perfect time waster for those that are stuck at home.
App Store Classic
Apple has just announced a new iPad accessory that makes its Pro tablet look and work more like a laptop. So it’s perhaps a good time to reflect on a powerful iPad app that simply wouldn’t work on the vast majority of laptops. Procreate is one of the finest art apps around, offering a powerful suite of drawing tools for those with a stylus. Naturally, if you have an Apple Pencil, it’s even better, with a whole heap of brush types that react realistically to variances in pressure and angle.