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Weekly Apps Roundup – April 9

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

Shadow Bug

Price: $3.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 92.5 MB

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A one-touch game of slick ninja skills and tough speed-running challenges, in which you slice monsters and bosses to pieces. Combining the now-classic silhouetted stylings of games like Limbo with beautiful painted backdrops and an epic soundscape, Shadow Bug is a heck of a ride.



Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 71.6 MB

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Set in a confusing dystopian past-future, NO THING is an action game unlike anything else we’ve seen on the App Store. A bizarre storyline and glitchy “retro surrealistic” graphics combine with synthesized voiceovers and chiptune audio to create a uniquely weird arcade game.


Reddit: The Official App

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 6.4 MB

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The community-run entertainment and news website – an online bulletin board where the most popular content rises to the top – has finally released an iOS app. Browse the huge array of subjects to discover cool content, or share your own comments, links, images and stories with millions of users, straight from the app!

Disney Crossy Road

Price: Free • Version: 1.002 • Size: 87.0 MB

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This crossover game is exactly what it sounds like, taking the colorful, addictive road-crossing gameplay of Crossy Road and adding a whole bunch of Disney stuff into the mix. It’s more than just a quick cash-in, though, with more than 100 characters to collect and nine distinct levels from a range of movies. A must for Disney fans.


Tayasui Sketches [updated]

Price: Free ($3.99/£2.99 for Pro) • Version: 11.0.2 • Size: 87.8 MB

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A drawing and painting app with over 20 realistic tools to help you create a digital masterpiece. It’s an easy to use illustration toolbox with a surprising level of depth and some great features. A major update to ‘Sketches II’ adds some new tools, a new and refined user interface, and Apple Pencil support.


Streets 3

Price: $1.99/£1.49 $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 3.0 • Size: 17.5 MB

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Use Apple Maps on iOS but fond of Google’s Street View mode? Streets 3 bridges that gap, offering an app designed solely around navigating these street level panoramas. It seamlessly integrates with Apple Maps, and includes interior and gallery panoramas as well, if you want a virtual tour of some spectacular, hand-picked locations. Currently half price as part of a temporary launch sale.



Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 0.7 MB

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This one’s aimed squarely at Apple Watch owners, offering a way to make sense of the health and fitness data collected by the smartwatch on a daily basis. Activity++ offers a timeline of your progress to help you keep track of goals, with detailed and easy to read data summaries.