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Weekly Apps Roundup – 11 March

Check out the new and notable apps we think you should be downloading this week.


Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 67.5 MB

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What’s not to love about a colorful, pixelated game in which a lowly paint bucket stomps through portals to a rhythmic beat? Connect the magical portals to create a path to unite paint and paintbrush, collecting keys and using creative new mechanics to traverse increasingly complex levels.


Late Shift

Price: Free (+IAP) • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 24.6 MB

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Late Shift claims to be a new cinematic experience: a unique combination of game and film including more than four hours of video footage. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure thriller where the player chooses the outcome – with seven different possible endings to discover.



Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 11.7 MB

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This app makes it easy to securely encrypt any files you keep in cloud storage: it works with iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive and will protect your files against unauthorized access or potential hacks.

Able Black

Price: $3.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 79.8 MB

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Part story, part game, and full of secrets. That’s the tagline of Able Black, an app best described as an experience. Through a series of interactive puzzles and more conventional storytelling media like “words” and “pictures,”  you play the role of a lonely android trying to pass his Earth Citizenship Exam. A unique, immersive game.


Today: Habit Tracker

Price: Free (+ $4.99/£3.99 IAP for Premium) • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 61.7 MB

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A slick health and fitness app to help you build a routine and keep good habits going for longer. The app creates a custom dashboard using a set of ‘cards’ designed to track all sorts of data points and keep you on top of your daily goals. The premium version allow you to track more than one habit.


Dream Machine

Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 1.2 • Size: 27.2 MB

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Though it clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the wonderful Monument Valley, this game is more than just a cheap clone. Dream Machine takes the lush graphical style, impossible geometry and 3D puzzles of its muse and adds its own creative take on the mechanics. Plus boss battles. Bear in mind it’s only this cheap as a launch offer, and will soon increase to an undisclosed price!



Price: $4.99/£3.99 • Version: 1.0.4 • Size: 10.1 MB

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Apps for adding filters and effects to photos are ubiquitous on the App Store, but less common is a decent tool for layering color, style, blur and distortion effects onto video. Combining these effects has limitless potential.