The iOS juggernaut continues to roll at a brisk pace with several new and interesting apps coming out every week. The additional APIs introduced in iOS 7 are seeing higher adoption rates amongst iOS developers, with several apps optimized for M7 co-processor being released in past few weeks.
This week we have a couple of nice productivity apps, a top-notch trivia game, an engaging puzzle game, and a beautiful sketching app amongst others. Let’s get started.
What’s better than challenging your friends over a real-time trivia game on a boring weekend? QuizUp claims to be the biggest trivia game in the world with over 150,000 questions and 250 topics ranging from your favorite tv shows and movies to sports and music. It has a social angle thrown in with dynamically changing leaderboard for different topics. Highly recommended for trivia loving public.
Developers continue to innovate in the productivity space with apps like Gneo which tries to perfect the to-do listing and prioritizing the work.As you create tasks inside the app, Gneo helps you organize them, according to their relative importance and urgency. The video above helps you understand how exactly it works.
Just when we thought we’ve enough travel and airport apps, here comes a worthy addition. Mosey lets you pick the neighborhood you’re in and helps you plan the perfect 4 hours over there. Saturday afternoon to the ultimate date night, cabin fever or traveling abroad, search the Mosey library to discover adventures and get inspired to curate new ones.
Fantastical 2 ($2.99)
Fantastical has been a reliable calendar app for iOS, and the new version makes it even better. The app has got a major revamp with iOS 7 specific design and interface, and it looks slicker than ever. It comes with new features like reminders, a new week view, and much more.
Nike+ Move (Free)
Nike had announced a new app at the Apple iPhone event in September which makes use of the new M7 co-processor in iPhone 5s and the new iPads. The new Nike+ Move app is now live on the app store, and uses the M7 chip to convert your movement into NikeFuel — a metric invented by Nike to tell you how active you are.
At the Pool (Free)
At the Pool was launched as a web app two years back, and is now available as an iOS app. It claims to be the best way of introducing you to potential new friends. See your nearby friends or meet someone new to go for a hike, try a restaurant, or find an event in your area.
If you thought Sesame is a cool way of locking and unlocking your Mac, you’d surely love Knock as well. With Knock, you can use your iPhone as the password for your Mac. It uses Bluetooth to pair your Mac and your phone together. Then, when you tap on your phone two times, it sends a signal to your computer to unlock it and log in.
Kami is a beautiful and relaxing paper puzzle game which is deceptively simple. You get to solve 36+ unique and engaging puzzles backed by calming and elegant soundtracks. It even syncs progress between your iOS devices via iCloud automatically.
Vinyet is a gorgeous new app which helps you create better videos for Instagram and Vine. You can capture, enhance, and post your videos directly to either of these platforms from Vinyet. Along with filters, it comes with features like stop motion, video import, ghost mode and others.
There are plethora of drawing apps for the iPad and iPad mini, but Sketchology brings something important and new to the table. It provides virtually infinite canvas for you to sketch. Zoom in and Zoom out as much as you like to get your sketch right. This is made possible by vectors, which record your strokes as mathematical descriptions instead of pixels, letting the app render them at any size without pixelization or blurriness.