This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features an app to help you always get the perfect haircut, a new sleep and energy tracker, and a powerful todo list/task manager. And as usual, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
“How would you like your hair cut?” I hate getting this question at the barbershop, because I can never remember how to answer it. A 2 on the sides? 4 on top? Blend it together? Well, with an app like FreshCut, you can store photos and notes about your haircut so you get the same great results every time. Now this isn’t a brand new app, and I know there are others like it, but I dig the minimal interface and singular focus on its task.
SleepX is—you guessed it—a sleep tracker, and what sets it apart from other, similar apps is that it tracks your energy level throughout the day. So from the moment you wake up, until you go to sleep, the app calculates how energetic you are based on your sleep quality and other factors. Of course it has all of the standard features as well: bedtime reminders, gentle alarm clock, full sleep analysis, heart rate tracking and it syncs with the Health App.
Taskade is a friendly space for your checklists, outlines and notes. Use it as your simple to do-list, as a task manager, or as a shared list for you and your friends/family to collaborate on (say, if you’re going on vacation or planning a party). Features include real-time syncing, easy sharing, tags and filters, document-like editing, and a beautiful, minimal interface. Plus, this is one of the few todo/task management apps I’ve seen lately that is truly free—no features hidden behind a subscription service.
Follow the adventures of ILO, a small magician robot sent by humans to a planet of last resort. With its pointed hat and Magic Book, ILO explores a world full of hostile creatures to find terraforming beacons. Magibot combines the principles of a platformer with those of a strategy game. Features include 40 highly interactive levels, 9 magical powers to acquire and multiple game modes. The graphics are beautiful and the storyline is endearing. Looking for something different this weekend? Check this out!
Superdun is a fast-paced endless arcade racing game. Tough the left or right side of the screen to steer your fighter around obstacles and to collect power-ups and other rewards. Shoot cubes to increase your score, but don’t collide with the red ones or you’re going down. Features include simple controls, retro-styled 3D graphics and an electronic soundtrack. Plus there’s a leaderboard, so you can keep track of your high scores.
Other app news to check out
- Facebook shows off dark mode for Messenger & other upcoming design changes
- Fantastical developer Flexibits updates Cardhop with smart contact groups, printing & more
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- Halide Camera gains Apple Watch remote, self-timer, revamped reviewer & more
- Tinyclouds is a beautiful, mesmerizing weather app for iOS
- Deal: Get 50% off Dashlane Password Manager