It’s time for another episode of our popular Apps of the Week post, where we round up our favorite apps and games for you to check out. This week’s list includes a camera app with cool glitch effects, an expense tracker that understands simple text input, and a travel app for getting the most out of your vacations.
Take your visual content to the next level with Glitch Cam. The app comes from the same company that is behind the hit effects app Glitché, and it allows you to add the glitch-y filters to your content in realtime. There are over 30 filters to choose from, ranging from digital glitches and errors to VHS distortions and 3D transformations. Tired of the same old boring Instagram filters? Check out Glitch Cam. The app is available for free (w/ some IAPs).
Came across this interesting app this week and just had to share it. Fly Cash makes expense tracking as easy as chatting. Use simple text, hashtags and emoji to enter in expenses, and the app is smart enough to understand and plug the data into a rounded out expense report. For instance, type in “Dress 320. Coffee 10. Dinner $120. #Taxi 30.” and Fly Cash will read it as 4 different expense items and go to work. Other features include a handy Today Widget, chart views and challenges. Fly Cash is available for free.
A Cool Cousin is that someone you wish you knew locally when on vacation. The app gives you reliable recommendations for what to do and where to do it from trusted locals. Enjoy the interactive guidebook for your destination city, or message a local for more personal advice. Other features include business hours and directions, wishlists, in-app Uber hailing, and easy sharing. Cool Cousin is available for free.
This is the official adaptation of the award-winning puzzle board game Potion Explosion. Play it solo or against other players locally and around the world. For those unfamiliar with the title, you are tasked with exploding ingredients, triggering chain reactions and gathering it all in your caldron. You must then use your hard-earned unicorn tears, fairy dandruff and other magical ingredients to craft powerful mixtures with wacky effects! May the best wizard win! Potion Explosion is available for $5.
Grow your kingdom, build alliances, and explore one of the deepest idle RPG’s ever in Realm Grinder. Use your money and influence to grow your kingdom from a single farm to a huge realm that earns wealth even while you’re not playing. Features include deep strategies, hundreds of upgrades and achievements, frequent events and constantly refreshing content, and much more. Realm Grinder is available for free (w/ some IAPs).
More apps to check out
- Apple’s free app of the week: WaterMinder
- Apple Support app now available in 22 countries and 13 languages
- Setapp launches publicly: get unlimited access to 60+ paid Mac apps for a flat monthly fee
Apps updated this week
- Infuse updated with support for DVD videos, NFS streaming, Library and folder search & more
- Chrome 56 for Mac released with lower power consumption, performance boost & more
- Twitter rolling out enhanced Explore tab to iOS users
- Google Translate’s augmented reality feature, Word Lens, now works with Japanese
- Google Maps for iOS now lets you see in real time how busy your favorite place is
- WhatsApp gains offline message sending, overhauled storage usage screen & more
- HBO GO picks up support for Single sign-on and Apple’s new TV app