Welcome back to another episode of our Apps of the Week roundup–you didn’t think we were going to let the holidays stop us, did you? This week we have some great apps for you, including one that hides other apps, one that turns your iPhone into a wireless webcam, and one that helps you decide what to watch. And as always, we’ve selected a fun new game for you to check out.
Cloak: Hide Apps
Cloak is an interesting one. It’s a utility that enables you to make selected apps hidden from your device, including on the Home screen, App Library, notifications, and more. It works great with Shortcuts and Widgets, so you can really customize your setup, and Safe Zones let you auto-hide/show apps based on your location. I’ll leave it to you to come up with reasons one would need to hide apps, but if you do, this for sure seems worth checking out.
StreamCam – Livestream Camera
For all of you budding streamers out there that want an instant upgrade in your picture quality, check out StreamCam. It allows you to use your iPhone’s camera as a livestream webcam for services like YouTube, Twitch, StreamLabs, and more. It doesn’t require being plugged in, which is a big advantage over similar apps, it’s super low latency, and can stream in up to 4K. I’m not sure how this compares to the Continuity Camera feature in the new macOS, but at the very least, this seems like a competent alternative.
Do you belong to multiple streaming services? If so, does this ever happen to you? You’re looking for a new movie or TV show to watch so you open up Netflix, browse through the entire front page, don’t see anything that catches your eye, so you shut it down. Open up Hulu, repeat. Amazon Prime, repeat. Well if you’re tired of the rigamarole, WHATTAWATCH might be the answer. The app lets you find movies and TV shows in seconds. Just tell it which streaming apps you have, pick a genre, and you get all the results in one place. There’s even a Favorites feature, so you can start a universal watch list. This could really come in handy this holiday weekend.
Looking for a new game to check out this weekend? Give Avolteha View a shot. It’s a point and click adventure title with puzzles to solve and friends to help. The graphics are sharp and add a ton of character, there’s a fun/engaging storyline, but where the game really tries to set itself apart is that there’s no text. Well I don’t know if there is “0” text, but there certainly isn’t any lengthy dialogue to read through. The developer says they were going for a game that overcomes language barriers, so it can be played by anyone. Neat!