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Apps of the Week: three favorites from April 13, 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

Cardhop [$4/£4]

It might not be immediately apparent why would you’d want to replace such a fundamental piece of the iOS furniture as the Contacts app, but Cardhop makes a strong case for itself. It does so with a smart interaction system (you can type “Call Michael” or “FaceTime John” for example), as well as the ability to unify your various chat apps and a neat digital business card function. See our review for more details!


Game of the Week

Rusty Pup [$7/£7]

Rusty Pup is an uncommonly detailed puzzle-platformer from the maker of the cult console classic Conker’s Bad Fur Day. The world it’s set in is densely packed with visual information and bursting with personality – albeit a deeply strange and vaguely unsettling one. Guide a dog-like hero through a series of precarious environments, pulling light switches and building bridges to make their way safe.

Rusty Pup

App Store Classic

Halide Camera [$6/£6]

We recently covered Spectre, a sharp long-exposure photography app from Chroma Noir – but the developer really made its name with previous effort Halide Camera. The app is notable for giving you a powerful pro-leaning camera UI that doesn’t resort to airplane cockpit levels of clutter or complexity. Instead, Halide Camera focuses on the essentials for capturing a great shot, such as an on-screen grid, a real-time in-focus overlay, and controls for manual white balance and exposure.

Halide Camera