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Apps of the Week: three great apps from May 3, 2019

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

Reeder 4 [$5/£5]

Reeder 4 is a powerful RSS news reader app with a bunch of advanced features, including a Bionic Reader mode that allows you to focus in on the text of any given news story and an in-app Read Later service that syncs with iCloud. Talking of syncing, Reeder 4 works with a number of news feed services, such as Feedly and Instapaper. It’s as smart a way to consume your news as any.

Reeder 4

Game of the Week

Golf Blitz [Free]

The makers of Super Stickman Golf have returned with a fast-paced multiplayer-focused take on the sport. Forget wealthy middle-aged men trundling around in silly trousers – this is a decidedly funky take on golf that sees four human players competing on the same fantastical courses simultaneously. The potential for unfortunate rebounds and last-minute clinches makes Golf Blitz an absolute hoot, even if you’re not a fan of the sport it’s so loosely based on.

Golf Blitz

App Store Classic

Calendars 5 by Readdle [$7/£7]

We recently revisited the legendary Fantastical 2, and found that it continued to offer a brilliant step up from Apple’s own Calendar app. It’s not the only app to offer such an alternative though, and Calendars 5 by Readdle is another fine option. Now in its fifth major iteration (as the name suggests), Calendars 5 offers a similarly powerful natural language event creation system to Fantastical 2, as well as an intuitive drag and drop events-based interface and a commendably clean timeline overview.

Calendars 5 by Readdle