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More from the App Store – great apps you might have missed [28 October 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

Sparks [Free]

We’ve had our fill of dating apps focusing on instigating relationships, but there are precious few apps dedicated to maintaining them. Sparks is a self-described “relationships app” focused on helping existing couples to find new and interesting things to do together. From choosing the right movie to providing restaurant suggestions or vacation ideas, right down to Ask Me Anything relationship advice, it’s there to help keep the flame alive.


Game of the Week

Monster Train [$9.99/£8.99]

If, like us, you’ve ploughed dozens upon dozens of hours into Slay the Spire and now find yourself craving a fresh spin on the roguelike deckbuilder, Monster Train is here to take your money. It’s got a similar card battling set-up, but it applies a unique positional element as you fight on three fronts simultaneously. Throw in multiple decks and playing styles and a deeply characterful artstyle, and you have another PC port to get obsessed over.

Monster Train

App Store Classic

Aura: Meditation & Sleep [Free]

Aura won a Best of Apple award back in 2017 for its all-in-one approach to the overstuffed wellbeing app market, and more than 5 million users would seem to agree. Whether it’s a bespoke meditation program, life coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, or even hypnosis, Aura has an AI-driven fully personalized solution for you. Despite this wealth of content, Aura’s plans start from just 3 minutes a day in length, and the free tier lasts forever.