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
myDay: To dos & Calendar [$6/£6]
Both the to do and calendar app ecosystems are pretty mature by now, so it’s not an easy task convincing anyone to switch. MyDay: To dos & Calendar takes a fair old crack at doing so through a strikingly stylish retro design, which is all sharp corners, classy fonts, and ’80s home computer tones. It’s one of the most distinctive looking apps of its kind, whilst also remaining one of the most minimalist. That’s a potentially winning combination.
Game of the Week
Sadhana – The Way Back [$1/£1]
A beautiful narrative puzzler that goes way way above and beyond with its presentation. Developer ARTE Experience (of Type:Rider and Vandals fame) delves into Indian mythology and presents the spiritual journey of young soldier Svetaketu, with fiendish dot-connecting puzzles playing out over the top of a lushly animated 2D story. Add in a gently chiming, twinkling soundtrack, and you have what promises to be a deeply soothing puzzler experience.
App Store Classic
RSS reader apps are nothing new, and have somewhat fallen out of fashion of late. But with the realisation that Facebook is not the reliable news hub it purports to be, there’s a lot to be said for an app that gives you full oversight over your news sources. Now in its fourth iteration, Reeder is one of the best apps of its kind, with flexible sorting options, a handy speed-reading mode, a read later function, and one of the cleanest UIs in town.