In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup we have a smart mindfulness app, an app for telling 2 minute stories, and a new, minimal weather client. And as always, we’ve selected two great games for you to check out.
Halo: Rest, Focus, Meditate
We’re highlighting another mindfulness app today. What helps this app stand out in such a crowded category is its inviting UI, the AI-generated music and the 7-day free trial. That’s double the amount of time you usually get, which gives you the chance to see if the app is worth paying for.
Afterglow: Podcasts & Stories
Afterglow is a cozy, welcoming place with beautiful ambient music and 2-minute long stories/podcasts. Picture it like sitting around the fireplace with family and friends listening to wonderful stories. You can even tell your own stories. Categories include books, travel dreams, relationships and more.
Haze: Air Quality & Weather
I love a good, new weather app that tries to put its own spin on an age-old concept. This one puts an emphasis on a simple and clear design, quality data and Home Screen widgets that give you important info at a glance. I also like that there are no ads and it gives air pollution data.
I figured I’d go a little outside the box with this week’s first game selection. It’s called Pong AR, and yeah you literally play pong with your face. Now you’ll need a newer device, but there are all sorts of fun controls: stick your tongue out to start, raise your eyebrows to load leaderboard, etc.
This game is a thrilling, real-time brawler in which you must knock out all of your competitors and be the last-one standing. The knockouts are epic, there are a variety of game modes, you can play against players from all over the world, and best of all, matches only take 3 minutes.