If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the success of the iPhone, it’s that apps matter. The iPhone wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without the App Store, and we wouldn’t get quite as much done on our iPads without apps like Ulysses, Evernote, and Paper. And they will be just as important on the Apple Watch. We’re still almost a month away from being able to buy one, but already our favorite developers are planning great things for Apple’s smallest screen. Here are the ones we’re most excited to install.
We've got some super-huge-name game titles from a major studio in store for you, plus a whole collection of games for the younger set that got their prices shrunk down to kid size. Also, one of the very best calendar replacement apps sees itself go down a few bucks in price, while a creepy game and an App Store editor's choice get the slashed treatment to boot. Dig in, folks.
Featuring a diverse mix of smart, funny, and thought-provoking games, this week’s batch of AppStore titles is sure to give your mind a workout. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, for example, will make you nostalgic as you play through some classic battles the series is known for. Continue your interactive journey and make more critical decisions in Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Or why not put your logic and reasoning skills to the test in games like Rebus and The Trace? Lots of other great games made our list too, so read on and see what you should be downloading.
Rebelsauce is best known for its film-style presets for Lightroom on the Mac. Now those presets have come to the iPhone, enabling you to give your crisp digital shots a bit of life and character. This free app includes 36 filters, and you can buy packs of between 10 and 15 additional filters for 99¢ a pop, or the full collection for $5.99 — which, as usual, is the cheapest way to do things.
This week's New App Recap is almost entirely about having fun — whether it's finding a new movie to see, creating a social photo wall with party guests, assembling messages with friends into a shareable video, or turning iPhone photos into unique wood prints suitable for displaying on your shelf or refrigerator. We'll also tell you how to get classic Atari games for free just by exercising, and an Apple Pay competitor that finally joins the Touch ID party. It's all here in our spring fever app recap!
Something for everyone's tastes here this week, whether you want to slap some effects and filters on your photos, make your kids help out around the house, play games, be more productive, or consolidate your data in lifelogging style, we've got you covered in discounts. It's raining cheap apps, baby!
The AppStore is bustling again this week, providing us with another impressive selection of games worthy of your time and money. Take SwapQuest, for instance: a game that is part puzzle, part RPG, and all parts amazing. Have some laughs playing the latest episode of Tales from the Borderlands and slash some foes in Stormblades. Or, why not treat yourself to the soothing sounds of Adventures of Poco Eco? Enjoy.
Few apps benefit from the great new iOS 8 features like Deliveries (formerly Delivery Status touch), already the Mercedes of apps for tracking packages from a dizzying assortment of shipping providers. Version 6.0 adds Notification Center support courtesy of a Today widget for keeping tabs even when the app is closed, a more refined UI and slick new iPhone 6 landscape view.
It finally feels like spring is in the air, and we're celebrating with another collection of new and updated apps! Relive childhood memories of trading Star Wars cards with friends, unlock your Mac just by approaching with your iPhone, edit photos, schedule events with your Google account, tweak geolocation or time and date metadata on images, walk, ride, or drive somewhere new, watch your kid become Rembrandt, or just discover a new movie with the latest edition of our New App Recap!
We've got games galore for those of you who like getting your iOS tap on, including a current and former App of the Week, a few puzzlers, a physics game that puts a whole new spin on things, and games that are deceptively simple when you start. And if you're interested in taking your selfie game on a voyage through time, we've got you covered there too. Plus, you wanna see a dead body? Then step inside, mwahahahaha!