iPhone 5 appsThis weekend will be a time for relaxing, recovering, and eating leftover Halloween candy. Let the diets start another week, we’ve got a lot of bite-sized Snickers bars to get through.

If you are looking for a game to keep you busy while you gorge yourself on chocolates, or need an app to help you get your chaotic life back in order, we have a list of apps and games to check out this weekend…

Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2One of the most popular calendar apps has recently been completely reinvented. Add reminders, see events on one list alongside your events, and set dates, times, and geofences for notifications. Use smart typing to fill in reminders like “remind me tomorrow at 3PM.” Check event details, including location and recurrence. Use the DayTicker to view your calendar efficiently, duplicate events, use search to find items, and manage Facebook events from your calendar. Connects with the iPhone’s native Calendar app and syncs with iCloud and more. This app is available for $2.99.

Anomaly 2

Anomaly 2Anomaly was one of the first games to turn the table on tower defense games. Instead of planting a turret and protecting the land, players send their men into the battlefield to march to the front line, destroying alien battlements and taking back the city. Now called “tower offense” this third installment (after Warzone Earth and Korea) puts players into the action of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, fighting for survival as the alien invasion grows. You can play alone in campaign mode, or go head-to-head with friends in multiplayer tower defense vs. tower offense gaming. This game is available for $4.99.

Papa Sangre II

Papa Sangre IIThe deadliest game alive is back and has killed you. That’s right. When you play this game, you are already dead. The goal is to work backward, trying to find clues to your undoing. The only help you have is sound. You are guided by a disembodied voice to find your way back to the beginning. You know, before you died. You can see with your eyes and move with your feet, but hearing is the only way to survive, er… make it through the game. The graphics are high quality with cinema style 3-D sound design. Run from monsters, avoid traps, and shoot your way out of a bind. This game is available for $3.99.

Molto

Molto 1Formerly known as Incredimail, this email app reinvents how you view your inbox. If you are tired of looking at words on a page, why not make pictures the focus of attention. Connect Molto to your Facebook account to view your friends’ profile pictures at the top of the page. Add all of your email accounts and combine them into a unified inbox for easy access to all of your different messages. Filter emails by personal, social, and services to separate what is important now from what can be dealt with later. Check the menu screen to see who you communicate with the most. Tap their profile to see the most recent conversation thread with them. This app is available for free.

Bit.Trip Run!

Bit.Trip RunBit.Trip is a series of retro games that started in 2009. The games feature colorful graphics, rhythmic music, and a very classic arcade style. Interestingly, the latest release in the multiple-title series is not 8-bit like its predecessors. However, the new beats are still as iconic as the previous games. There are three worlds with 30 rhythm-base platform levels, including 12 “challenge” levels and 15 “retro” levels. You can play as eight different characters, including a pickle. Yes, a pickle. Unlock 40 different costume changes. You wouldn’t want your pickle to be out of fashion. This game is available for $3.99.

Today

TodayInstead of waking up to the unearthly sound of beeping, buzzing, or blasting, why not wake up to the pleasant sound of someone telling you what is going on today. This app features multiple alarm settings with a personalized announcement of the day’s events. For example, wake up to the weather forecast, new emails, and events on your calendar. You can even add updates from Facebook and Twitter. Set the alarm panels to your preferred information so you can wake up to what is relevant to you, including news, music, or even a basic alarm clock sound. This app is available for $2.99.

Bubbli

Bubbli

If you are tired of flat, rectangular photos, it is time to break out of the norm and go for something a little rounder. Create dynamic spherical photos by painting the space around you with your iPhone camera. Take pictures of your surroundings and then let Bubbli stitch the images together and build a seamless sphere. Share them with others through Facebook and Twitter. Viewers don’t need Bubbli to view your creations. They will be sent a web link where they can drag their mouse around to view all angles. You can even record sound to go along with your creation. So, the sounds of exotic birds chirping in the background can enhance the experience of your island Bubbli. This app is available for free.

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  • omrishtam

    i wish i wouldnt have to pay for every app of the week or at least most of them :/ but nice apps 😀

    • chumawumba

      If you don’t pay, how will the developer made money?

      • omrishtam

        from someone’s else money 😀

      • Jo

        -data mining
        -ads
        -in-app purchases
        -mobile ticketing
        -robbing banks
        (just kidding on the last one)

      • Jimothy

        I mean, hypothetically they could earn money from robbing banks.

  • Jo

    I don’t understand what Bubbli does. Does it make panoramas?

    • R4

      It’s a 360° camera. It’s a default feature on the android camera. But bubbli let’s you look at other people’s images as well.

      • Jo

        thanks.

  • BumpyFlatline

    I wish there were an email app that allows you to sort by unread email! How is their no email client for iOS which lets you press an “Unread” button to automatically filter out everything you’ve already opened!

    • Barca Mania

      Molto does that exactly, and for all your accounts!

      • BumpyFlatline

        Thanks for the feedback. I didn’t realize it. Sadly I’m not a fan of the app. I don’t use twitter or Facebook. I don’t need all that extra stuff. I just want a simple email client that can sort by unread emails. Thanks for pointing this out though. I appreciate it!

      • Shai Pal

        Hi Bumpy,

        You don’t have to integrate facebook into it, you can use it just as your native mail.

    • You can set a folder in Apple’s native mail app for unread emails. Check out our how-to post about it. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/10/10/how-to-edit-reorganize-hide-mailboxes-in-ios-7/

      • BumpyFlatline

        Omg! How did I kid that post! I check idb pretty much daily. I guess that was a busy day where I couldn’t surf the web.

        Thank you sooo much for pointing me to it! This is EXACTLY what I need! Why wouldn’t Apple implement instructions of these new features on the initial mail app launch like 3rd party apps?! I would have never tapped on edit on the main account page. Plus I can finally get rid of that stupid (to me at least) VIP mailbox!

        Thank you Lori!!

  • R4

    Why are you guys so obsessed about calendar and reminder apps?

    • Jo

      because they help get us organized.

      • R4

        Yeah but they always post about at least one of those apps each week.

      • Jo

        I know. It’s a lot.

  • F P

    Um yea

    • Jo

      I know that happened to me it flippin sucks!