6Thousands 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
Compass Orientation GPS Map [$0.99/£0.99 per month]
This innovative little navigation app gives you a full-screen compass – as you might expect given the name – but with a unique amount of context. Hold your iPhone flat, and the compass will be overlaid on a live map view. Hold it up, and that map view will switch to a live camera view of your surroundings, granting a literal view of what’s north (and south, and east, and west) of you.
Compass Orientation GPS Map
Game of the Week
King’s Path Solitaire [Free]
A very neat, stylish take on the classic Solitaire card game. While you’re still looking to create sequences of cards, this time there’s a path-finding element as you try to negotiate a series of twisting grids made up of familiar kings, aces, and other numerical cards. Making a path is a simple matter of finding adjacent cards that are either in descending numerical order or of the same suit, but naturally things get a little tricky.
King’s Path Solitaire
App Store Classic
The Grammarly keyboard and editor is a powerful replacement for Apple’s stock keyboard app. It goes way beyond mere spell-checking though, offering real-time feedback on your messages, emails, and notes. There’s a built-in synonym finder, which can help enhance your vocabulary (or at least make it appear as such), and Grammarly’s tools can pick up on issues of tone or excessive wordiness. There’s also a Safari extension for typing on websites.