It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means: time for another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include photo-sharing app Momentic, cloud storage client Upthere, and a great new podcast player with a focus on sharing and discovery. Plus, we have two awesome new games for you to try!
A photo may capture a moment, but a series of photos tells a story. Meet Momentic, the photo-sharing app that allows you to easily share your experiences, memories, interests and more. And if you don’t want to tell your own story, you can follow other creative and inspiring users that offer everything from world tours, to DIY and cooking tips. This app is available for free.
For those that missed it, long talked-about cloud storage service Upthere moved out of beta and launched to the public this week. Flagship features include auto importing of Camera roll photos, auto categorization of media, intuitive organization, private sharing, lightning-fast search and support for commenting. Plus the app just looks beautifully designed. 3-month free trial, $4.99/month for 200GB. This app is available for free.
It’s time for podcasting to be more interactive! Tung is a podcast player designed to help you discover and share podcasts. The app works similar to the popular news app Nuzzel, in that it shows you which podcasts your friends and peers like. It also allows you to share clips, with real-time feedback and discussion, and all of the usual podcast app features are here, such as offline downloading. Tung is available for free.
Ready to get your game on this weekend? Check out Severed. This critically-acclaimed title has you taking control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Solve puzzles, find secrets and do battle with disturbing monsters using swipe-based touch controls. Support for Metal, ReplayKit, GameCenter and more. Severed is available for $5.99.
If the above game is a bit too much for you, let me introduce you to something simpler: Bridge. Built by developer Ketchapp—the team responsible for several addictive titles—Bridge tasks players with connecting pathways to help their character escape through the maze. Simply tap the screen to rotate the bridges, and work your way through the level. Get the highest score and collect gems to unlock new characters. This game is available for free.
More apps to check out
Apps updated this week
- iMovie for iOS updated with improved sharing and project creation
- Google app gains Forward button (seriously!), more reliable voice search & other new features
- Chrome for iOS now supports Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages
- Viber for iPhone now lets you share, preview, delete and restore your stickers
- WhatsApp for iPhone gains 3x bigger emoji, zooming during video capture and more
- Google Maps for iOS refreshed with cleaner look, now highlights local areas of interest