Apps of the week: Swipes, Pivvot, Splyce, and more…

iPhone 5 appsWhen the weekend comes around, most people are either so busy they wish they were back at work, or have nothing to do but sit on the couch and relax. I prefer the latter scenario, but oftentimes I find myself in the former.

If you are lucky enough to have nothing going on this weekend, we have a list of apps and games that we think you’ll find quite interesting and fun…

Rymdkapel IconRymdKapsel

Thewhatnow? Space-themed, tower defense, and base-building all in one game? Thank you, may I have another? You had me at “space.” This game puts you in command of an army of minions that help you build the best base while exploring the galaxy. Create a massive colony by producing resources like food and minerals to get more minions and build a bigger space station. Don’t think that you are free to roam with no enemies. The aliens are all around and close in when you least expect it. The only way to survive is to have a strong defense. This game is available for $3.99.

Expense Planner IconExpense Planner

If you are looking for a finance notification app that looks better than Apple’s Reminders app and works just as easily, this one has you covered. Not only can you make a list of all of your upcoming expenses, you can set reminders so you will never forget to pay them. If it is a recurring expense, you can set a reminder to notify you on the same day and time for every instance. If you think you’ll need multiple reminders, be sure to set the app to send you notifications at scheduled intervals and you’ll never forget an expense again. This app is available for $1.99.

Dropchord IconDropchord

What are my two favorite things in the world? Playing games and playing music. Why not put those together into one righteous app? The devs over at Double Fine must have been thinking the same thing because this app takes music and gaming and mashes it together for a shredding good time. Use your fingers to tap, drag, and swipe the beam across the void, dodging scratches and collecting notes along the way. Once you get the beat, you will be ready to take on the musical universe. This game is available for $2.99.

SnappyCam IconSnappyCam Pro

If you are an avid photographer of live action shots, you know how difficult it is to get a good picture using the iPhone. Sometimes, you just don’t want to lug around a big DSLR camera to take pictures of your son’s soccer game. Now, you can be sure to get the best possible shot with SnappyCam because you will be able to take pictures at up to 20 frames per second on your iPhone 5. No more hitting the trigger and then waiting for the iPhone’s camera to be ready for the next shot. You’ll be making mini movies out of the hundreds of superfast snaps you get. This app is available for $0.99.

Pivvot IconPivvot

This game reminds me a little bit of Impossible Road. Not in the game play per say, but in the fact that the game uses simple lines and dots and it is incredibly challenging. In Pivvot, players must navigate through a difficult path while avoiding obstacles along the way. Use all of your skills at strategy planning and problem solving to try to make it down the long and winding path. Just don’t play for too long or you might end up beating yourself over the head with your iPhone. This game is available for $2.99.

Splyce IconSplyce

Deejay hobbyists rejoice. You can now make a playlist that will be synced and mixed on the fly to match your mood. This app features an elegant iOS 7 design with a colorful array of themes. Sync your entire iTunes library and pick a BPM to start with. Then, watch as the app generates a list of songs that fit within the same rhythm. You can adjust the mix mode to have songs either adjust to each other, or play at what ever speed they originally play at. Set up the lighting feature to really get the party bumping. This app is available for free.

Swipe IconSwipes

One of my biggest productivity flaws is how easily distracted I get. I make lists, every single day, of things I need to do, and then I start focusing on something else that needs to be done instead. Suddenly, I’ve spent hours on a project and have not completed a thing. This app makes it easy for you to organize your tasks into things that are most pressing and things that can be put off until later. Use tags to filter your tasks and drag and drop items into different priority lists. Turn on the notifications feature to get a reminder when something needs to be done soon. This app is available for free.