Looking to pass some time this weekend? iDB has you covered. The latest edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features some great apps and games for you to check out, including an intelligent email client, an app for polling your friends and family, and a pop culture news aggregator. And of course we’ve got two great new games you won’t want to miss.
Notion is an email client that promises to add ‘intelligence’ to your inbox. This isn’t a brand new app, but it recently received a big 2.0 update with a lot of improvements. The main selling point of the client is that it learns from your behavior so it can do things like prioritize messages. There are far too many features to go over here, but if you’re in the mood to try out a new email app, this looks like a good one. Notion is available for free.
Owlie is THE app for asking questions. Use it to write and post a question, share it with your friends and family, and then view their responses. You can make questions single or multi-choice, set a timer for your question to expire, and much more. Poll your friends on where to grab dinner or ask your family where you should go on an upcoming vacation. There are several apps that do this in the App store, but if you’ve never tried one or are looking for a new one, Owlie seems worth checking out. This app is available for free.
Say hello to ZIG, a way for the obsessed to embrace their obsessions in one place. The app scans who and what you follow on social media, collects real-time content from hundreds of websites based on that data, and creates a personalized feed that is curated uniquely for you. There is definitely a pop culture vibe here, with a particular focus on celebrity news. So if that’s your thing, this app is definitely worth trying. ZIG is available for free.
That’s right folks, the popular desktop game is now available on iOS devices. For those unfamiliar with the title, Mini metro is a game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your routes efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Includes 11 cities, 3 game modes and daily challenges. This is a must-try for any puzzle/simulator fan. Mini Metro is available for $4.99.
I don’t typically like including major free-to-play titles in our weekly roundup, but what better way to get ready for Halloween than a new Plants vs. Zombies title? PvZ Heroes is now available world-wide, and it brings about another epic battle of doom and bloom. Embark on a journey to discover new characters and confront mighty opponents along the way. And, for the first time ever on mobile, play as either plants or zombies. It’s the lawn of a new battle! Be wary of expensive IAPs, but otherwise enjoy! Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is available for free.
More apps to check out
Apps updated this week
- Latest Chrome for iOS update comes with a hidden game
- WhatsApp update enables drawing on photos and videos, new camera features & more
- Scanbot 6 is out: PDF editing, on-demand OCR, enhanced annotations & more
- Facebook gains food/ticket ordering, collated friends’ recommendations for restaurants
- Google’s iOS keyboard gains 3D Touch trackpad, new themes, iOS 10 emojis & more
- Facebook enhances 360-degree photos with initial viewport selection, album support & more