Poolside FM, Focused Work, Replica, and other apps to check out this weekend

Apps of the week

In this week’s episode of our Apps of the Week roundup we have a super chill music app, a focus and productivity aide, and an app for mirroring your iPhone to non-Apple devices. And as always, we’ve selected two fun new games to check out.

Poolside FM

Summer is almost over, but you can keep the spirit alive with Poolside FM. The app is a super-summer music player for your iPhone and Mac, with curated, sun-drenched playlists that will transport you to a virtual vacation where the sun never sets.

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Focused Work

As the name suggests, Focused Work is an app that helps you focus and structure your time effectively. The app is really well-designed and enables you to create timed focus sessions, which breaks up complex tasks into shorter, digestible portions.

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If the name Replica looks familiar, it’s because we mentioned it at the beginning of the year. It was this super handy app that allowed you to mirror your iPhone to a Chromecast TV device. Now, with version 2.0, it works with Fire and Android TV as well.

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Oompy Falls

Oompy Falls is a quirky free-fall game where you steer a helpless blob, named Oompy, away from clouds and other obstacles as he falls through the sky. The control scheme is kind of wonky, and the ads suck, but there is Flappy Bird-esque appeal here.

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PAKO Caravan

Need something less intense? PAKO Caravan might be up your alley. The latest entry into the PAKO series features more than 100 missions across 10 colorful and fun levels that include mowing lawns, jumping ramps and even performing lab experiments.

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