Nception, Tonic, Workshop and other apps to check out this weekend

In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup we have a photo editor capable of giving your images and videos Inception-like effects, an AR app for learning piano chords and an app that helps you learn new skills. And as always, we’ve selected two new games for you to check out.


Get creative and make your everyday surroundings spring to life with this truly captivating video and photo tool. Create instant Inception-like videos by choosing from a collection of reality distortion presets in real time. Or take stunning stills using the sam symmetrical presets combined with gorgeous colors. You’ll be surprised how easy and inspiring it is.

Download for $1.99


Chords are amazing. But for beginning musicians, and even talented ones that don’t read sheet music, they can be tough to find. That’s where Tonic comes in. Using augmented reality, the app lets you easily view over 130 chords on your own piano. It tells you exactly where to place your fingers to play almost any chord with flat/sharp display modes and 3 octaves to choose from.

Download for free


The only way to truly understand something is to experience it. That’s the premise behind Workshop, an app that allows you to learn a new skill by following along with a mentor as you go hands-on. No lectures. No books. No homework. Just you learning how to do things like making your own flatbread from scratch by actually doing it. Classes are free to try, but you’ll have to pay for full courses.

Download for free

Guess Face

Yes, Guess Face is exactly what it sounds like–a fun memory game that reminds us of a popular board game with a similar name. Did they have brown hair? Were they smiling? Take a good look at each picture and remember as many details as you can. Features include over 1000 face combinations and progress tracking so you can actually see your memory getting better.

Download for free

Final Frontier: A New Journey

It’s the year 3018. After the depletion of all natural resources, space colonization seems to be the only way for humanity to survive. Become an Intergalactic Captain and lead this desperate mission to discover new planets where human civilization can thrive. Final Frontier: A New Journey is an engaging narrative adventure game presented through curated character cards.

Download for $2.99

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