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
Logy is an effective activity tracker with a nice clean interface. It’s a great way to log your workouts, hobbies, and other activities. Each activity takes its place on an extended color-coded bar chart of your life, offering an instant (and often sobering) glance at your priorities. With activities such as running, it’s possible to log your distance and duration, so Logly also serves as a decent causal fitness tracker – albeit without the depth of data that you’ll find with a dedicated fitness app.
Game of the Week
The Ramp [Free, $2.99/£2.49 unlock]
Crescent Moon Games is a fixture of the App Store game development scene, so when it decides to turn its attention to skateboarding you know it’s going to be worth a look, whether you follow the sport or not. Sure enough, The Ramp is an immensely polished and unusually chill experience, with simple top-down gameplay and a refreshing lack of scoring or purpose. Just roll around a series of beautiful courses, flipping and grinding to your heart’s content. It’s free to download and play the first level, with a single IAP to unlock the rest.
App Store Classic
NYT Cooking [$29.99/£25.99]
As we enter the Holiday season, recipe apps are starting to come to the fore. And if you want to try something a little different this Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, or whatever late-year event you choose to mark with a feast, there are few better than the NYT Cooking app. With a formidable library of recipes to draw from (it’s the New York Times after all), appetising photos, and a crisp interface that includes a grocery list and personalized recommendations, it’s a sure fire way to jazz up the festivities this year.