For this edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have a digital conversation starter, a full-featured meditation app and a note-taking podcast client. And as always, we’ve selected two great games for you to check out.
Smalk is essentially digital ‘small talk.’ The app consists of thousands of swipe-able cards with questions on them that are geared toward starting conversations, and helping you get to know others. The cards are broken down into categories, so you can stay in specific topics, and it’s easy to share the cards with friends and/or followers on social media.
I’m not a meditation guy myself, but I’d like to be some day, and I know some folks that get a lot from it. If you’re in a similar boat, check out the Moment Meditation & Deep Sleep app. It was developed by psychologists and educators and it is loaded with features like Apple Health integration, ASMR meditations, and tutorials on how to properly meditate.
This one is kind of interesting. It’s called RabbitHole, and it’s essentially a note-taking app for podcast listeners. So if you hear a book recommendation, or maybe a workout routine that you don’t want to forget, tap the Rabbithole button and jot it down. The app saves your notes and timestamps in an easy-to-navigate timeline, so you can quickly revisit them.
Play poker anytime, anywhere. No chips or cards needed. With EasyPoker you just create the game, tell your friends the game code, and as long as they have the app they can join. No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth needed. The game provides both cards and chips, has built-in voice chat, and it works across platforms. Designed for live face-to-face Texas Hold’em play.
The Almost Gone
For something more suited for individual play, check out the award-winning narrative puzzle game The Almost Gone. Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate. The story is emotional and immersive, and the five hand-crafted chapters you play through are loaded with twists and secrets.