Blendoku 2, Momento, Relight, and more apps to check out this weekend

By , Nov 21, 2015

Apps of the week

Now that Best Buy is selling the Apple Watch for $50 off, there is no better time to get your hands on one. Plus, with the money you save, you can get an Apple Watch magnetic charging dock. In the meantime, those of us with small hands have a glimmer of hope that Apple will bring back the four-inch screen some day.

Whether you’re looking for content for your Apple Watch, four-inch or 5.5-inch iPhone, iPad Pro, or Apple TV, we’ve got a list of apps and games for you to consider this weekend.

Blendoku 2

Blendoku 2

I didn’t ever think there was a such thing as a color fanatic, but apparently there is and this app is designed for them. It is a color matching game that uses a sort of Sudoku mechanic to solve puzzles. Players line up squares on a grid based on their order on the color spectrum. For example, if there is a yellow and red tile on the gird with an empty spot in between, logically, you would place an orange tile in between them. It gets much more complicated than that as colors are more nuanced than primary and secondary hues. This game is available for free.

Fyuse 3D Photos

Fyuse 3D Photos

We’re not talking about the kind of 3D that you experience in virtual reality or by using special glasses while watching movies. This app fuses video, GIF, and panoramic photos to create a sort of moving picture. After capturing an image, you can view it from multiple angles by tilting you camera or swiping on the screen. You can view your 3D photos in your social feed, and find friends to follow. There is already a robust Fyuse network where you can view cool 3D photos. You can also upload your Fyuse pictures to traditional social media outlets. This app is available for free.

Last Horizon

Last Horizon

This game is being called “a minimalist, atmospheric space survival and exploration game.” It’s all about balancing the need for resources without being too greedy. Players fly around in a lone spacecraft, searching for resources. When you land on a planet, you will harvest those resources, but don’t take too much or the planet’s inhabitants will consider you to be invading and try to fend you off. The galaxy is procedurally generated, so each game provides a different experience. This game is available for $2.99.

Momento – Diary / Journal

Momento

Apple’s Moments feature in the Photos app is great for showing off pictures from you recent vacation, family reunion, and holiday events. However, when showing them off, we have to narrate the pictures. This app lets you show off your happy moments, complete with a story attached. It’s also good for writing down ideas and memories that aren’t meant to be shared with others. You can import photos and videos directly from your various social networking accounts. So, if you’ve been sharing your life online, you can collect it all into one journal entry. This app is available for $2.99.

Carmen Sandiego Returns

Carmen Sandiego Returns

I have a soft spot in my heart for the red hat and trench coat wearing villainess known as Carmen Sandiego. As a kid, I’d track down all of her accomplices around the world, never really knowing that I was learning geography in the process. The world-reknowned thief is back, and so is the V.I.L.E. organization. Returning to its original form, players travel the globe, tracking down clues that will help them discover where in the world Carmen Sandiego is hiding. Yes, you’ll still be learning geography, but it’s the getting there that counts. This game is available for $1.99.

Relight

Relight

The creators of Brushstroke are back with a new photo app to help make your pictures shine. This one has the added benefit of having one particularly useful feature, which is to lighten your dark photos. So, this holiday season, you don’t have to worry about how you are going to get those party pics in dim lighting. The adjustment takes effect in real time, so you’ll know how your shot looks before you even take it. And, the app has more than 50 artistic filters. So, you can throw some style on your photos. This app is available than $2.99.

Jollygrams

Jollygrams

Looking for a way to scratch that word puzzle itch? This clever anagram type game is going to make your day. It isn’t quite a straight up anagram. Instead, you are presented with gibberish words that, when you rearranged the sounds, can be unscrambled into real words. For example, “fal eh corn ya” can be unscrambled to “California.” Now get out there and start making sense. This game is available for $1.99.

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  • Xee

    Fryuse appstore link is broken/missing.

    Anyone tried Relight? Any good?