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
Take Care of Yourself [Free]
As the supplier of high end medical equipment to hospitals and clinics around the world, Dutch electronics giant Philips knows a thing or two about taking care of your health. This app helps you to stay on top of your health with daily tasks and expert tips covering oral health, skincare, managing stress, sleep quality and more. Select the care plan that meets your needs, and you’ll be able to track your progress with a handy to-do list.
Game of the Week
Crux: A Climbing Game [Free]
There aren’t many climbing games on the App Store, and it’s easy to see why. Slow, considered, laborious extreme sports perhaps don’t find a natural home on mobile. Crux, however, is something very different. It imbues the sport of free climbing with a stylish abstract art style, and employs an intuitive swipe-based control system to turn each course into a spatial puzzle. Finding the right sequence of hand and foot holds, and doing so before your grip fails, is a uniquely tense experience.
App Store Classic
The trouble with trying out a new messaging service is that at least some of your friends and family won’t be on it. GroupMe takes some of the sting out of that by enabling you to start chatting in groups even when some of the recipients don’t have the app downloaded. Besides that, it makes sprawling group chat super-easy to set up and track across platforms. It’s been owned by Microsoft since 2011, so there’s also some tight Skype integration for group video calls.