It’s that time of the week where we look back and collate the best of the new and noteworthy apps released on the App store. To be frank, we had a pretty tough time to find notable new apps released recently worthy enough to be included in our roundup. This is very unusual, considering the amount of apps getting added into the app store each day, but that’s how it was this week.
Read on to find a couple of really nice camera & photo organizing apps, an app to make Piano learning really fun, a cool parenting app and quite a few new games to kill time and have fun.
Photo organization apps are aplenty on the App store, but Loom promises to do more than every other app out there. It wants to replace iPhoto, Dropbox, Everpix etc with an all-in-one app. Loom provides 5GB of free space to upload and organize your photos in the cloud. Extra space costs money. Currently, the app is in beta and you’d need an invite in order to try this free app. But it’s worth the hassles, we believe.
Artistico is a quirky puzzle game all about art and art history. At each stage you are required to solve a jigsaw puzzle of a famous art work. You’ll earn points for speed, just like on Angry Birds. There are also powerups to use, such as a magnet that places one piece for you, or ice that freezes the clock.
Landcam is yet another all-in-one camera & photo editor for iPhone. It has an elegant UI and can easily replace your default camera app. One can use Landcam to shoot new pictures or pick any of the existing pictures and edit it using one of the 30+ film inspired filters, 35+ handpicked fonts, and many more creative effects.
Better late than never. One of the biggest competitors to YouTube, the Paris-based DailyMotion has finally launched a dedicated app to shoot videos, edit them and upload to the website on-the-go. This is pretty similar to the YouTube Capture app and carries a simple, yet effective user-interface.
Piano Genius is a fun way to learn Piano. This is like Dance Central game on Kinect, but for Piano. It features one of the largest song catalogs of any Piano app with over 400 songs from Mozart to Coldplay. Track your progress, compete with others, share scores with your friends, while learning actual piano skills. In-app purchases are needed to unlock additional songs.
The newly-released vampire RPG brawler Bloodmasque is a game in the league of games like Infinity Blade and Deus Ex: The Fall. It carries a vampiric theme, impressive graphics and a 12-hour main story to play through. There’s also a neat feature to take a photograph of your own face and map it onto your character. Impressive? Well, you are paying a hefty price of $6.99!
Riptide GP2 is the full-featured sequel to the premier console-quality water-racing game on mobile. This sequel sees you race nine hydro jets through a range of courses in single-player career mode as well as online multiplayer races. As always, expect to see some stunning graphics, excellent handling and a fantastic experience, specially on iPads.
Here is a great addition to the list of cool parenting apps. Keepy lets you organize, enhance, share, admire and save those amazing things your kids create forever. Be it the drawings or certificates or mementos, just tag them with dates, and even record their voice talking about it.
We are seeing a huge surge in comic based apps in the app store, and here comes the ever popular Asterix in form of a game. The indomitable Gaul makes his return to iOS in this quirky casual game featuring many of the familiar characters and locations from the Asterix books. Check out the trailer below.
Sky Tourist is a fantastic action-puzzler full of colors and cute characters. Guide the hero, Pete on his adventure across the most interesting planets of the universe. There are 15 alien tourist sights to enjoy, 3 bonus levels to find and 27 achievements to be unlocked.