Visionist, Mendo, Everyday and other apps to check out this weekend

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features an easy-to-use photo editor, a social news app and a habit-tracker. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.


If you see cool ‘artsy’ photos on Instagram and other social networks and think “how can I make my photos look like that?” Check out Visionist. With a tap of a finger you can turn any photo into a work of art. Features include live previews, high-res output, customizable effects and canvas print orders in-app. You get 10 ‘styles’ for free, but an IAP unlocks 60 of them.

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With all of the concern these days about fake news these days, the folks behind Mendo built an app that surfaces the most-shared links from people you choose, along with their commentary. It’s simple, san social media — by and for real humans. There are no crazy algorithms or bots to worry about, and the news doesn’t come in real time. Connects via Twitter.

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If you’ve yet to find a habit-tracker that fits your style, check out Everyday. It has a beautiful interface, is easy to use and offers some nice features. Some of those features include at-a-glance progress visualization (similar to the Rings in Apple’s Activity app), reminders, customizable board, skip option for holidays and other events, and cross-platform syncing.

Download for free

Golf Peaks

Have the golf bug thanks to Tiger and Phil’s showdown? Check out Golf Peaks. It’s a tiny puzzle game where you climb mountains by playing golf. use cards to move the ball, solve over 70 handcrafted levels and conquer the summits. There are over 70 levels, within 6 worlds, to complete, various block types, one-handed play, and you don’t need to understand golf to play.

Download for $2.99

Don’t Zap The Birds

What happens when you combine birds, water and electricity? ZAP! Yep, just as the title suggests, this game involves you trying to help birds sitting on an electric wire avoid falling rain drops. And that’s really all there is to it. Collect all the birds and go for the high score in this charming arcade game.

Download for free

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