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
Budget Burndown [Free, $4.99/£4.99 Pro tier]
Budget Burndown is a spending tracker app that uses a neat visual tool to help keep you in the black. Your budget is represented by a straight diagonal line. Your expenditure and your income are represented by a second line, rising and falling with the fluctuations to your account. The idea is to match up these lines for full financial harmony. It might not quite be the monetary equivalent of ‘closing the circle’, but the app does look to provide an intuitive way to keep track of your spending.
Game of the Week
Bad North: Jotunn Edition [$4.99/£4.99]
This intriguing take on the real time strategy (RTS) genre initially launched on PC and console late last year, but we always suspected it was always going to make a great iOS game. It’s right there in the compact bite-sized challenges Raw Fury throws at you, as you strive to defend your procedurally generated island from successive Viking attacks. There’s a little tower defence magic stirred into the mix, but Bad North stands proud as its own thing.
App Store Classic
Infuse 6 [$0.99/£0.99 per month]
The Infuse series of apps has long been acknowledged as one of the most powerful video file management tools on the App Store. It’s a great way to watch more or less any kind of video on your iPhone or iPad, whatever the file format and wherever it’s stored. You can even stream videos that are stored on your Mac or PC, or from UPnP/DLNA apps like Plex and Kodi. The best thing is, despite these pro-level features, Infuse is an incredibly tidy and intuitive app to use.