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
Bee Ready Remote School Bell [$3/£3]
With the current global health crisis forcing many kids to learn from home, the onus is firmly on overburdened parents to maintain a healthy sense of order. Bee Ready Remote School Bell could be the perfect app to help with that, offering a remote learning alarm and bell schedule. It’s a simple matter to lay out a daily schedule for kids, with custom and repeat alarms, more than ten different sounds, and an optional 5-minute warning bell.
Game of the Week
Bright Paw [$5/£5]
Bright Paw is a quirky whodunit whereby you must solve a double murder by taking control of the deceased couple’s cat. Yes, you read that right. This is essentially the cue for a series of room-escape puzzles, negotiated by playing course-plotting movement cards. Bright Paw looks to be the kind of left field logic puzzler that makes perfect sense on iOS. The game features 70 bespoke levels, 180 hidden collectibles, an atmospheric ambient soundtrack and a fully voiced narrative.
App Store Classic
The Homework App [Free]
Our app of the week offers bespoke alarms for parents pushed into teaching from home. But what about older students looking for a more sophisticated organisational tool? The Homework App has been a favorite for several years now, offering a highly intuitive way to track your homework – which of course means all school work right now. Add subtasks, color-code your subjects, attach photos, add your instructor’s details and much more. You also get in-app calendar and reminder functions.