The previous week ending 21st April has been pretty interesting for the iOS apps market with some new interesting apps being introduced and several old ones getting a major update. As always, we are here to bring you the best iPhone & iPad apps which were introduced or got a major push over the past week. There are some cool utilities and addictive games in the list this week, which should help you get the maximum from your iPhone, iPad or even iPod Touch. In case you are looking for the top android apps for the week, you can have a look at that as well.
Mind you, we are not reviewing all these apps as such, but just letting you know the most interesting apps we came across over the past week. But yes, some of the lucky ones might find a place in our Daily Apps section. Without further ado, here is our selection of the 15 best iPhone and iPad apps for the past week, with no particular order in mind.
We know you trust us to bring you the most notable apps every week, but you should definitely go ahead and give Apps Notifier a try right away. Why? Well, it’s a simple app which lets you monitor Apple’s App Store for specific updates, including versions, price changes, ratings and more. When you come across awesome apps over here (or anywhere else), but think they aren’t priced right, you can just add them to the watch list on Apps Notifier and wait for it to alert you on price drop! A must have app for app junkies like me!
OpenSignal is a popular crowdsourced mobile phone network coverage mapping service, and it has just released an iPhone app. OpenSignal has been using its Android app to keep tabs on carriers’ networks around the world, and has now finally released the iPhone version as well. You can use the app as a speed test tool to see if your carrier is living up to its mobile data claims and it also serves as a signal finder. Not just that, it even doubles up as WiFi hotspot finder.
Cut The Rope has been one of the biggest selling game on the Apple app store, and now the developer has introduced a new chapter in the series called Time Travel. The premise remains the same, but expect more puzzles that include the addition of new monsters and new features. Fans of casual puzzle games and the rest of the Cut the Rope franchise should like this one. Expect a detailed review in our Daily App section very soon. Update: Here is our review.
There is no dearth of currency converter apps on the app store, but this new app deserves a mention for its looks and interface. The UX is full of swipes and taps, accompanies with nice sound effects. It comes loaded with over 160 currencies, and also has an offline mode. It sets you back by a dollar, so doesn’t get a must-have reco from us.
Bubble Shooter was one of my favorite flash games back in the nineties. The developer TeamLava brought it as Bubble Mania, and has now come out with a new game, Fruit Blast Mania. It’s all about carefully eliminating colored fruits from a grid, with the goal of dropping animals from the top of the stack to the bottom. This is much more challenging than Bubble Mania and if you are a matching game fan, you should thoroughly enjoy Fruit Blast Mania as well.
Touted as the first financial social network built exclusively for mobile, Robinhood is a stock market companion app which helps you follow your favorite companies, predict their future performance and monitor the investor sentiment.No, there are no inside information about particular stocks or company performance, but one can expect to receive “timely” news, quotes, and community sentiment that’s relevant to their portfolio.
After lots of rumors and speculations, Twitter finally launched the #music app exclusively for iPhone. The standalone music discovery app serves up charts of songs that are currently trending on Twitter, as well as those being tweeted by the people you follow. If you are a paid subscriber of Rdio and/or Spotify, #music lets you play full songs right from the app.
Fish Out Of Water! is a brand new addictive game by Halfbrick Studios, the developer house which brought us the super popular games – Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. You skim colourful fish across the ocean, get rated by crabs, and unlock gems to build power-ups. Released just 3 days back, it has already garnered a lot of rave reviews from gamers across the world.
Aviary photo editing app has been around for a while on multiple platforms, but their iOS app recently got a major update including a complete redesign, enhanced effects, faster saving and more. Though it’s free to download, some of the effects come as in-app purchases. In Aviary 2.0, there are two new effect tools included – Focus and Warmth. This is enough for us to give ‘must try app’ tag for Aviary 2.0 this week.
Email productivity apps are the flavor of the season. After Mailbox got a lot of buzz last month, it’s time for Mail Pilot to make a mark. To be fair, Mail Pilot started off much earlier than Mailbox, as a Kickstarter project, and has now introduced their iPhone/iPad app for a whopping price of $14.99 (free for Kickstarter backers). This app has many useful features that people have come to love, including the ability to manage your mailbox like a to-do list.
Osito was released as Sherpa sometime back, and had gained a lot of acclaim as the app that brings the best bits of Google Now to iOS. Now, it has shed its beta tag and available as free download on the app store. Osito analyzes your activities, location and calendar entries to come up with highly personalized notifications that can help you in a number of situations. It gathers information by accessing your email (Gmail only for now), calendars and location. Make sure you give it a try.
There has been a steady increase in number of heath related apps over the past year. Now, Simplee, the startup that has been called the Mint.com for healthcare expenses, has launched an iOS app which helps people better manage their healthcare financials — to track visits, monitor benefits and pay bills online.
Now there is no need to worry about cellular data or look for WiFi hotspots when you need to transfer photos or videos among devices, thanks to this new app, transfr. Just launch the app on both the devices (including Mac), then select the photos and videos to copy, tap Send, and finish by selecting the destination device. It looks for WiFi first, and if not available, uses Bluetooth for transferring files.
A well made arcade game after a long time is here. It’s fun, it’s silly, it’s adventurous. Just because Robots can’t dream, they are invading our Dream World en masse. Jump, dive, and kick across four environments to stop them before they take over Dream World and prevent us from ever dreaming again!
Nickelodeon has released the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, titled Rooftop Run. It’s a “combat runner” game set on the rooftops of New York. Gamers play as all four turtles as they dispatch ninjas and other enemies across the New York City skyline. If you’re a fan of endless runner games, this one is worth downloading we believe.