This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a podcast magazine, a healthy food-finder, and a new type of read-it-later app. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
I know, you’re probably tired of hearing new ways to discover podcasts, but just indulge me here for a moment. Wilson is a weekly podcast magazine. Once a week, the team curates a thematically and culturally relevant playlist of the best podcast episodes. These playlists are handmade by real people—no behavior-tracking algorithms here. It’s an interesting idea, particularly if they can create playlists for major events—say the World Cup, or an election—and offer up several points of view.
Just because you have to eat out and on the go, doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy. Meet Bellycheck, the nearby restaurant-finder that specializes in healthy food. It takes the menus from more than 350 food joints, picks out the healthiest items, and presents them to you in an easy-to-understand manner. Whether you’re training for an ultra marathon, or just want to start taking a little bit better care of yourself, this app is worth checking out.
Stashe is sort of a new-school take on the old-school read-it-later concept. The app allows you to quickly save videos and articles in a single place, from a wide range of sources including Safari, Nuzzle, Chrome, Twitter, Apple News and Flipboard. Your stash can be shared with friends in an instant, and the app will even remind you to come back and read your saved content, so it doesn’t just pile up. And to top it all off, it has a modern UI and a sharp icon.
I’m Ping Pong King
“I’m Ping Pong King” is an interesting take on the classic game of ping pong, where you must beat 16 rivals and win the crown. Features include easy gameplay mechanics with one-touch tapping, lightning-fast, minimal graphics, and varying degrees of difficulty. If you haven’t given this game a look yet, check it out this weekend.
The Eyes of Ara
Lose yourself in a stunning puzzle adventure set in a gorgeous 3D environment. Explore a vast, ancient castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms. Solve elaborate puzzles, uncover lost treasures, and unravel a mystery bridging the scientific and the arcane. Features include intuitive touch controllers, organic storytelling, and a minimal interface.
Other app-related news worth checking out
- Pro illustrator app Affinity Designer comes to iPad with Apple Pencil support for just $13.99
- Luna Display adapter goes on pre-order with full support in Astropad apps
- Gboard, Google’s excellent iOS keyboard, picks up Morse code typing in latest update
- App Store at 10: significant moments and milestones on this big anniversary
- The best funny weather apps for iOS
- Instagram begins rolling out video chat in Direct & topic channels in Explore