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Weekly Apps Roundup – April 23

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

Star Knight

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.1.3 • Size: 133 MB

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A challenging action-adventure-platform game with gorgeous graphics and a satisfying combat system. Protect your home planet as it’s attacked by a diverse range of powerful enemies, upgrade your weapons and fight cool boss battles. Then fight in the competitive arena mode!



Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0.3 • Size: 120 MB

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This cave shooter game combines the heart of a classic arcade blaster with the look of a slick modern action game. Pilot your rocket through a series of colorful caves, in high octane races or battles online with Game Center.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 18.3 MB

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Blogo offers “simple, powerful blog publishing” straight from your iPhone or iPad. With cool features like built-in image editing and mid-composition previews, it attemps to make it super easy to create compelling, beautiful content for your blog. It’s compatible with WordPress, Medium and Blogger and has an accompanying Mac app.

Toby: The Secret Mine

Price: $4.99/£3.99 • Version: 1.6 • Size: 69.5 MB

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Though clearly influenced by successful iOS games such as Limbo and Badland, this puzzle platformer throws plenty of new ideas into the mix. Explore a dark and dangerous world full of traps and enemies, as you uncover the story of Toby and his adventures. It’s an immersive experience with gorgeous sound and artwork.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 3.6 MB

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An easy way to manage and keep track of your subscriptions. Choose from a wide selection of popular services or input your own regular outgoings like rent and bills. It’ll help you see how much you’re spending on services every month and you can even ask Billy to notify you when payments are due. It’s a great, free way to get insights into your regular fixed costs.


Avant Arte

Price: Free • Version: 1.0.2 • Size: 42.6 MB

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A new platform for sharing, exploring and finding amazing pieces of artwork. Once you’ve found something you really love, Avant Arte puts you in direct contact with the artist, gallery or museum responsible for the piece, so you can learn more about its origins or maybe buy a print or original for yourself.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0.7 • Size: 34.3 MB

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Solo is a camera designed specifically for adding cool effects to selfies. Snap a picture (or even video) of yourself and the app will detect which part is you and which part is the background, so you can put completely distinct filters on both parts. It’s like using a green screen!