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Apps of the Week: three great apps from January 17, 2020

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

Primalist [Free]

This crisp to-do list app promises to help you to “focus on the most important things you want to do in the day”. It does so by limiting the number of tasks you can set yourself to just seven, requiring you to complete an older task if you want to add another. Encouraging you to think about what’s really important to achieve each day is a fresh approach in an app category that often overwhelms you with options.


Game of the Week

Maze Machina [$2/£2]

What’s this? A new game from the developer of Card Crawl, ENYO and Card Thief? Yes please. Maze Machina describes itself as a “turn based swiping puzzler”, and it sees you moving a cute little mouse around a 4×4 grid, utilising the randomly assorted tool tiles you stand on to vanquish your clockwork enemies. It’s another ingenious twist on a turn-based grid-runner from Tiny Touch Tales. We’re digging the fairytale-steampunk vibe, too.

Maze Machina

App Store Classic

Pixelmator Photo [$5/£5]

Apple has shown a lot of interest in machine learning in recent years, and recently bought ML startup for a cool $200 million. If you want an example of machine learning in action, check out the much-lauded Pixelmator Photo, which uses AI to bring about a number of automated picture enhancements to iPad. The ML Enhance feature has been trained on 20 million professional photos, so it can do things like adjust the lighting or improve the composition of your snaps with a scarily human level of perceptiveness.

Pixelmator Photo