We have just around a week to go for the WWDC 2013 where Tim Cook and Jony Ive are expected to announce the brand new iOS 7. But that hasn’t stopped the developers from submitting more and more apps to the App store, and we continue to see some nice and noteworthy apps flowing in every day.
This week’s roundup includes a couple of endless runner games, a couple of handy photo editing tools, a cool music app, a nice shopping list app and more. The list includes both free and paid apps, but note that some of these free apps are in fact freemium, in the sense you need to make in-app purchases to unlock full functionality.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a popular RPG (Role playing game) which was developed by BioWare back in 2003, and is now made available for the iPad by Aspyr Media. Though the game is a decade old, it still retains some magic, and requires at least the iPad 2, as well as 2.5GB of storage space to run. Below is a trailer for those who are new to this game.
Recordium is a powerful yet elegant recording app designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Recordium lets you highlight the track while playing or recording audio, helping you focus on the most important parts of your recordings. It also features a very simple trimming tool to carry out audio snips on the fly. Recordium is free for a limited time. Grab it now!
Analog Camera is a fast and fun way to snap and share photos. It features three camera modes to set up the perfect shot, including manual focus & exposure. Also, it comes with 8 stunning filters that make your photos look great! Being a creation of folks behind the popular to-do list app, Clear, the interface of Analog Camera is beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
The Ace Attorney games are visual adventures casting the player in the role of a defense attorney. This is a freemium game, where only the first two episodes are free to play. In-app purchases are required to purchase the remaining games, either separately or in a bundle.
Are you a fan of endless running games like Temple Run and Pitfall? Here is a brand new game for you to try. After Earth is a part running, part action game with players engaging in intense battles and running through the dangerous terrain of Earth. It has 20 challenging missions and secret levels which should keep you hooked for a while.
Adobe Kuler lets you capture color inspiration anywhere you find it. Capture colors from a mural, garden, or wherever you happen to be with a snap of your iPhone camera. Browse, create, and customize themes for your designs – all on your phone. And yeah, it’s free to download and use!
Thesaurus Rex looks to modernize the thesaurus by making it fast and agile, allowing you to quickly find the words you’re looking for without a lot of hassle. Good thing is it works offline and even has audio pronunciation available for all the words. A complete thesaurus app one would ever need.
You like Vine? or Cinemagram? Meet, Stilly, a ridiculously simple to use app which turns anything you capture with your iPhone’s camera into a jiggling, wiggly, color-flashing GIF. The GIFs you create, can be shared via iMessage, SMS or Tumblr for now, with more sharing options in the works along with a few other features.
Focus@will is a new neuroscience based music subscription service that helps increase your attention span up to 400% when working, studying, writing and reading. It’s for anyone who needs to be productive on demand when working to a deadline. Research has shown it is extremely effective at reducing distraction and increasing focus for 2 out of 3 people.
Groceries is a gorgeous new app for the iPhone which lets you quickly & easily create multiple lists for your grocery shopping. It has an in-built database of photographs of the products, and even lets you add your own if you like.
Mextures is the new app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. Unlike other apps that ship with a fixed set of filters, Mextures ships with over 70 different ‘textures’ of various kinds. It can easily make it into the top tools for creating movies with smartphones.
GeoTagBee is a new iPhone app for recording your wanderings in order to geotag photos later. GeoTagBee uses the location sensor built in your iPhone to record where you’ve been while taking photos.The recorded trips can be exported in the GPX format and save into your Dropbox or sent by Email.
There’s no dearth of word-based games on iOS, but Word Shift is still worth a try. It’s a tile-based game that tasks you to shift letters around the board to form words while also opening up possibilities for building off to find more words.
Musyc is a fun and innovative music application where touch turns into music. Enjoy the 64 instruments (organized into 16 groups) exclusively created and produced at Fingerlab music studio as well as all the exciting and new physical and music tools provided in Musyc.
NarcoGuerra, as the name suggests, focuses on the war on drugs in Mexico, putting players in the position of the Mexican authorities as they try to defeat the drug cartels, as well as corruption within their own police force. Very intriguing and absorbing gameplay for sure.