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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

Twobird [Free]

New from the team behind Notability – one of our favorite note apps – comes Twobird, which promises to bring a sense of peace, harmony, and live collaboration to the email experience. Like Outlook and Acompli before it, Twobird seeks to streamline through convergence, this time rolling a note-taking tool in together with email, as well as integrated reminder and to-do list functions. The tight integration of collaborative note-taking tools with email could be a game-changer for certain business users.

Twobird

Game of the Week

Astalo [Free]

Tree Men Games, the developer of the slick PAKO series of car chase titles, has changed tack for Astalo. This is a dungeon-crawling action game designed firmly with casual mobile play in mind. Besides a bright and inviting art style, you get simple square levels, fast-paced combat, and super-intuitive touchscreen controls. While it’s free to download and play, you can pay to remove the ads with a one-off $4/£4 in-app payment.

Astalo

App Store Classic

Bear [Free]

Talking about note-taking apps in our App of the Week selection got us to thinking about some of the greats of the genre. Bear is a power note-taker’s dream, offering a beautifully minimalist interface, and the kind of deceptively powerful Markdown tools that could conceivably see you turning a brief note into a fully-fledged document with ease. The formatting options really are extensive, but they never get in the way of the business of simply getting your ideas down.

Bear