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Apps of the Week: three great apps from August 23, 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

Knitting Patterns Full [$4/£4]

Knitting Patterns Full proves that there really is an app for everything, and also that a good app can make a pastime feel cool and appealing even to those who wouldn’t ordinarily be interested. The app enables budding knitters to form a virtual library of patterns that can then be searched and referenced. Use your device’s camera to add pictures of the final garment, and provide information on the amount and type of wool required for later reference.

Knitting Patterns

Game of the Week

Gris [$5/£5]

After making a name for itself on console late last year, Gris has now made its way onto iOS. Ostensibly a straight forward 2D platform-puzzler, Gris’s key hook is a sublime painterly art style and accompanying soundtrack. Meanwhile, a mournful and wordless story ticks along in the background. But this is first and foremost a game to ooh and ahh at, and to show off the beautiful screen of your iPhone or iPad.


App Store Classic

Shazam [Free]

Shazam is so useful and magical a tool that Apple incorporated it into Siri a few years ago. More recently it went one step further and bought Shazam outright. This music discovery tool will find the details of a music track within seconds, simply by listening to it. Naturally the integration with Apple Music is tight, but the app will guide you to your music service of choice, as well as providing lyrics and related YouTube videos.