This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a new app for watching and recording jokes, an app for sending video greetings and a new digital journal. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Ready to laugh? Jokely is essentially Tinder for jokes. It allows you to watch thousands of folks tell their favorite jokes, and then you can swipe left or right to vote them up or down. You can pick up some new material for the upcoming holiday party, or record your own jokes and see how funny others think they are. There’s even a leaderboard to determine the best joke-teller on earth. Jokely is available for free.
This app seemed like a natural fit with the holidays coming up. Visheo is an app that makes it easy to create and send a digital greeting card to your friends and family. Simply select the occasion and card-style you want, add photos and other content, record your video message and send it off. The recipient will receive your Visheo as as clickable web link. Visheo is available for free.
Looking to make some New Year’s resolutions for 2018? Try writing them down in a journal. I know there are already several prominent apps in this category, but allow me to suggest a new one: Written Down. Features include embedded photos and other content, tag support, reminders and alerts, 15+ typography support, smart invert support, and much more. The app is free, but there is an IAP to unlock premium features. Written Down is available for free (with a single IAP).
Rediscover the joy of driving. With built-in web radio streaming, realistic physics and a night and day cycle it’s up to you how to experience the game. Pick a slow and resistant car to have a long, safe and relaxing drive on the freeway across the desert, or grab a supercar and take off! Respect speed limits or escape the police, drive on paved roads or on sand ones—all while listening to your favourite music. Endless Drive is available for free.
Animus pays homage to punishing, albeit rewarding action games of a similar nature or genre. You’re not going to find any fluff here—just grueling and intense combat. Features include offline mode, strategic combat mechanics (button mashing will get you killed), electric cutscenes, 5 levels of difficulty, 4 area themes, 24 main quests, 11 main boss fights and MFi controller support. Early iTunes reviews say this game is worth checking out. Animus is available for $7.99 (with some IAPs).
More apps to check out
- Wikipedia for iOS picks up black reading theme perfect for iPhone X display
- Limneos launches MobileMiner, a free cryptocurrency mining app for iOS
- Google Hangouts has been optimized for iPhone X
- Plex launches Winamp-like miniaturized music player for Mac
- Musixmatch 7.0 brings overhauled UI, colorful lyrics experience, new functionality & more