Check out the new and notable apps we think you should be downloading this week.
Love You to Bits
Price: $3.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0.0 • Size: 192 MB
In this cute, stylish puzzle-based adventure game you must travel the galaxy searching for the broken bits of your robot girlfriend in order to reassemble her. Its smart point and click mechanics underpin a series of varies and creative levels, with plenty of bizarre aliens to interact with.
Futurama: Game of Drones
Price: Free • Version: 1.0.0 • Size: 112 MB
The show may have come to an end, but the hit cartoon series is back in puzzle game form. What could be a straightforward gem-matching game is given some clever twists, with plenty of classic Futurama humor dotted throughout. Comic strip cutscenes between levels provide an amusingly tongue-in-cheek backstory.
Grid – Multiplayer Creative Workspace
Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.4 • Size: 59.3 MB
Grid is a collaborative tool for designers – a personal sandbox for creative ideas and the perfect way to keep track of notes and plans related to artistic or DIY projects. After a limited launch sale it’ll go up in price, so act fast!
Weather by Tinybop
Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 202 MB
Another in a long line of excellent educational apps by Tinybop, this one is an interactive model of the weather, allowing kids to play with rain, snow, thunder and more in order to learn about the many atmospheric forces that affect us. Great graphics, nice sound design, with lots of fun to be had while learning.
I Keep Having This Dream
Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 88.4 MB
This is a unique puzzle-RPG hybrid about dreams. You’ll need a good strategy to make the most of your resources, placing tiles to extend the ‘cycle of your dreamscape.’ Watch out though, as the longer you stay in the cycle, the more dangerous the dream becomes. Defeat enemies, collect items and level up your character!
Price: Free • Version: 4.0 • Size: 41.9 MB
A pro-level tool for making ‘cinemagraphs,’ a new medium somewhere between photography and video. Real time ‘live masking’ reveals motion in a still image. Based on a popular Mac app, this debuted on iOS for $20 a year ago but is available free these days. The latest update adds 3D Touch and Apple Pencil support, plus hi-def 4K editing.
9.99/£ 7.99 Free • Version: 3.0.3 • Size: 20.3 MB
A modern, versatile word processor and editor with powerful tools for all kinds of writing. You can use Matcha to take notes, compile lists and develop connections. Or you can use the app to write blog posts, articles or even manuscripts with rich text formatting.