Apps of the week

If you are feeling burned out from a long week of working too hard for someone else, maybe it’s time you treated yourself to something nice. Maybe you’ve been eying a cool game, or want to find a new way to get organized. If you are looking for something to relax with on your iPhone this weekend, we’ve got a list of apps and games we think you will enjoy.

Hitman: Sniper

Hitman Sniper

The same company that brought us Hitman GO for iOS, is back with another mobile version of the popular Agent 47 series. This fixed-position shooter has players waiting, preparing, and steading their hand to get that shot from across town. There are more than 150 missions with 13 new guns. Your goal is to take down the target without getting caught. Your reward is weapons parts that are used to create the ultimate sniper rifle. If you are good enough to compete, you might find yourself on the Leaderboard as the best assassin in the world. This game is available for $4.99.

Word Dream

Dream Word

Sometimes, words just don’t do enough to express your feelings. Sometimes, a beautifully designed image can help. This app turns your text into a designer expression using an algorithm that includes fonts, frames, and more. There are more than 25 graphics and 13 different image filters. You can choose the style, color, and layout to add to your image. If you are having trouble thinking of something to say, choose from 200 premade quotes. You can add shadows, gradients, and other effects to make your meme pop. This app is on sale for free.

Get Hi

Get Hi

This game is from the same developer who created Okay? and Sometimes You Die. Just like his others, this is a simplistic game with just enough going on to keep you interested. In it, players bounce a ball higher and higher by tapping the screen to flick the boards. You can’t tilt to get a better angle. Once you’ve launched the ball from a board, you just have to hope it lands on another one so you can flick it upwards again. You can also collect new skins and switch between them for a new look each time. This game is available for free.

Formulas – Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames

Formulas

Give your photos something a little special by adding artistic filters and frames with this editing app. The custom multilayered photo properties are specially designed by photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen. They add unique style to your pictures, like vintage film emulations, textured finishes, and painting effects. The frames, also designed by Wuestenhagen, are made from high quality scans of vintage paper, word fabric, weathered stone, and more. The auto-adjusting tool analyzes the color and tone of your photo and adjusts to create the best effect with one tap. This app is available for $1.99.

You Must Build a Boat

You Must Build A Boat

In this retro style role-playing game, players start with a simple rowboat and travel the world, looking for adventure. Recruit a crew to help you get across the dangerous waters. Enter procedural and randomly generated dungeons to find bad guys. Fight against monsters using a match-three style gaming. Cast spells that you learn by gaining experience Then, win monsters over to your cause and use materials you find on your adventure to turn your little row boat into a full-fledged water vessel. This game is available for $2.99.

Take Me There – Get Directions Fast

Take Me There

Even though I’ve been to my brother’s house about two-dozen times, I always forget how to get there. He lives in one of those suburban neighborhoods that get you all twisted around. This app is perfect for pre-setting addresses that you visit often enough to want quick access to, but not so often that you’ve memorized the directions. What makes it even better is that it is specially designed to work with Apple Watch. Preload locations via the iPhone app and access them quickly through the Apple Watch app for turn-by-turn directions right on your wrist. This app is available for $0.99.

Quick Downloader

Quick Downloader

If you are tired of being restricted by what you can download onto your iPhone, this app will make you smile. It is a fully featured download manager for everything you want to pull off of the Web. Whether you want to download music, videos, or huge zip files full of comic books, this app makes it easy to do. Thanks to App Extensions in iOS 8, you can access the downloader from any Web browser and download files, including linked ones, right onto your iPhone. You can extract and unzip RAR and ZIP files, send files as email attachments, and more. There is a streaming video viewer built into the app and large PDF files don’t bog down the system. This app is available for $1.99.

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  • James G

    That Quick Downloader sounds amazing. Can you do a review?