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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
Weather apps and camera apps are two of the most popular genres out there, but you don’t tend to see them combined much. GoodLight is a weather forecast app that does so with an eye towards photography. Rather than just tell you about possible showers and temperatures, it will let you know what kind of photography will be best suited to the oncoming shifts in weather patterns. The idea is that you’ll know precisely when is best to go out and shoot, whether you’re looking for a moody lightning storm or a brilliant clear sky.
Game of the Week
The Swords of Ditto [$6/£6]
There have been a lot of fine indie roguelikes making their way over from console to iOS in 2019 – Dead Cells and Rogue Legacy, to name just two. Here’s another in The Swords of Ditto, though it’s not quite in the same class as those aforementioned classics. This one plays out like The Legend of Zelda as rendered by a sadistic Cartoon Network animator. It’s got a bold, cartoony art style, satisfying hack-and-slash action, and a randomized world that ensures no two runs will be the same.
App Store Classic
Moleskine Timepage [$1.99/£1.79 per month]
You might know the Moleskine brand more commonly as a purveyor of luxury notebooks (the paper kind, not laptops). But the Italian company has also branched out into apps. Moleskine Timepage is a calendar app that’s every bit as strikingly stylish as you might expect, but it’s not just a pretty face. Despite its uncluttered design, it pulls in virtually all of the functions you could need from a digital organizer, as well as welcome extras like a month heatmap and animated temperature and rainfall forecasts.