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Weekly Apps Roundup – April 16

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


Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0.0 • Size: 156 MB

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A turn-based strategy war game in which virtual troops battle each other. Inspired by Advance Wars, It’s a game of tactical warfare with a surprisingly light, humorous tone. There are 20 single-player missions to work through, or you can play an intense online battle against your friends.


Cube Escape: Theatre

Price: Free • Version: 1.1.3 • Size: 35.4 MB

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The latest in a long line of excellent ‘Cube Escape’ games, this is a fun point-and-click puzzler set in a theatre. Inside a cube. You’ll have to find, collect and use items to interact with your bizarre surroundings, in order to ‘fulfill all 6 plays.’ If you like it, there are seven more in the series!


The New Yorker Today

Price: Free (+optional subscription) • Version: 1.0 • Size: 15.6 MB

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America’s best-known culture, politics and humor magazine now has an official app, featuring current news stories and daily articles as well as a selection of classic pieces and decades of iconic New Yorker cartoon strips. It’s free for a month – after that you can subscribe ($8.99/£6.99 monthly) or continue with limited access.


This by Tinrocket

Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 25.7 MB

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A clean, minimal and smart way to ‘tell the whole story’ of a photo by adding words. The app lets you add pointers, labels, descriptions and commentary to images, helping you make shareable, straightforward media content. The app includes seven different pointer designs and a slick, simple interface.



Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 140 MB

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A calming, relaxing puzzle game experience, designed without the extraneous features seen in most other games. That means “no points, stars, tutorials, move counters, in game shops or any other distractors.” The game is filled with beautiful illustrations, and tells a cute story through puzzles!



Price: Free (+IAP) • Version: 1.1 • Size: 24.3 MB

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Patternator lets you combine its collection of millions of stickers with custom background colors and pattern options to create what the developers describe as “the cutest backgrounds.” With smart layouts and settings to tweak until your image is perfect,  the app is great for making unique wallpapers and lockscreens for your iPhone!



Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 1.1 MB

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Tired of boring old static images, but Apple’s Live Photos not doing it for you? Gifstory is the easiest way to capture Animated GIFs straight from your iPhone. Snap up to four seconds of footage, slap on one of twelve filters and voila! The GIF may be an aging format, but it’s extremely shareable.