Notion, The Packing List, Bobby, and other apps to check out this weekend

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a new text editor for iOS that blends notes and tasks together, the ultimate packing helper, and an app for tracking your subscriptions. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.


Notion is a new text editor for iOS that blends notes, tasks, and wikis in one app—the perfect companion to its desktop counterpart, which was nominated for app of the year. Make todo lists and jot notes with rich media like images, checklists, bookmarks, code snippets and more than 20+ block types. Sync with Mac, Windows and your browser, work offline, collaborate in real time, organize with folders, and much more. Notion is available for free.

The Packing List

The Packing List is an easy to use app that provides you with a checklist of all the important things to consider and pack before traveling. We covered a similar app a few months ago, but I think the UI is better here, and it has great features like iCloud sync for sharing with multiple devices and custom categories. This is one of those apps that you probably won’t need, until you do, so it’s worth checking out if you plan on traveling anytime in the near future. The Packing List is available for free (with a single IAP).


Bobby is an app that aims to make it easier to manage and track your subscriptions, know when bills are due and get insight into your fixed, recurring costs. Adding a subscription is easy: choose from hundreds of existing services, or create your own custom subscription. Enter all of the applicable details and the app will give you a clear overview of all of your subscriptions and upcoming bills. There are obviously similar other apps that offer similar features—some even more automated, like Trim—but again I feel like Bobby’s new 2.0 UI sets it apart from the competition. Bobby is available for free (with 2 IAPs).

Kick Ass Commandos

The enemy has grown bold in spreading their highly-addictive drugs across the globe, which is turning everyone into mindless, zombie-like hordes. If the enemy is not stopped soon and all the drugs destroyed, the world as you know it will be no more. You have been chosen to lead the ultimate mission across the world to rescue your comrades, wipe out all of the enemy’s malicious productions, and eradicate all of the bad guys you encounter. It has beautifully-nostalgic graphics and addictive gameplay. Kick Ass Commands is available for $2.99.

Stranger Things: The Game

Get ready for the debut of Season 2 by joining Hopper and the kids on a new action-packed adventure. It’s 1984 all over again, and you are tasked with exploring Hawkins and its surroundings. See your favorite locations like Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab, uncover exciting areas you’ve never seen before, and solve puzzles with the unique abilities of each character—Lucas can nail anything with his wrist rocket and Nancy has an entire collection of bats to swing. Collect waffles and gnomes to increase your score and unlock new content. Stranger Things is back! The Game is available for free.

More apps to check out