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More from the App Store – great apps you might have missed [22 July 2022]

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.

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App of the Week

Upnext [Free]

Upnext is an app that takes the whole read-it-later concept to the next level. Here you can save anything for later, not just web content. Seen a video you want to check out at a later date? Fancy the look of a new podcast, but don’t have the time to give it your full attention? How about that Twitter thread that’s destined to be lost in the sprawl by the time you get a spare five minutes? Upnext can save all in a concise, easy-to-consume format.



Game of the Week

Into the Breach [Free with Netflix subscription]

We don’t often recommend games offered through a Netflix subscription, but Into The Breach is a worthy exception. It’s from the team behind the amazing FTL: Faster Than Light, which remains one of the finest strategy games on iPad. Unlike FTL, Into The Breach works superbly on iPhone as well as iPad. It’s a fresh reworking of the classic real-time strategy genre, but one that doesn’t get bogged down in elaborate systems and fiddly controls. Fend off an alien invasion be carefully maneuvering your limited squad of hulking mechs.

Into the Breach

App Store Classic

MindNode [$2.99/£2.49 per month]

Frequently cited as one of the best mind mapping apps on the App Store, MindNode is a superb tool for sketching out your ideas and plans in a deeply visual and interlinked format. You know the gist: major concepts occupy the central node, with related ideas branching off in a (hopefully) logical, hierarchical structure. MindNode makes it easy to lay out such maps with a simple bullet point-based input system and powerful formatting tools.