In this edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have an AI-powered celebrity face-swapping app, a musical platform that enables long distance song collaborations, and an app to help you develop better habits. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Create realistic celebrity face swap videos on your phone with Impressions—one of the first apps ever to offer high quality face swaps via AI. There are 20+ celebrities to choose from, and you can create a video in less than 5 minutes. Unfortunately you can only make one or two videos per week for free, but if you dig it, it seems more than worth the $5 to unlock the unlimited plan.
Here’s a cool app that couldn’t be any more timely in the era of social distancing: Wavejam. It’s a musical platform that allows you to collaborate with your friends on a song. Just record a track, share it, and invite your friends to build on it. Features include a multi-track recorder, quick and easy audio capture, BPM and mixing controls, and much more.
Stones is an app that helps you cultivate and develop good habits. The Discover section provides you with all the information you need to know to be happier, healthier and more productive, and you can watch stories about how certain habits can affect your quality of life. I also really dig the UI. Now there are IAPs here, but for folks wanting to develop better habits, this app is worth a look.
Game of Thrones Beyond…
Nearly 50 years before the events of the popular TV show Game of Thrones took place, Lord Commander Brynden Rivers (better known as Bloodraven) disappeared while behind the Wall. Now, it’s your turn to take command of the Night’s Watch. Even if you didn’t watch or like the show, Game of Thrones Beyond… is an impressive RPG strategy title that deserves a look.
Looking for something a little more lighthearted? Check out Bomb Chicken. After a freak accident, a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying free range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer. In this game you can lay stacks of explosives, kick them to take out obstacles, create barricades, and more.
Other app-related news
- Facebook Messenger launches its Mac app in the US, UK, Germany, Italy and elsewhere
- Spotify’s Siri support launches on Apple Watch
- Fantastical gains iPad pointer support, a “1 minute before” alert option and other perks
- The best free distraction-free writing apps for Mac
- Apple acquires the popular weather app Dark Sky
- Keyboard shortcuts for the TV app on Mac
- How to use Screen Time limits on Mac to concentrate on your work