Hey everyone, we made it to the weekend again! That means it’s time for another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some great picks for you, including an AI-driven video editor, an app that checks if a food is ok for your pet to eat, and a messaging-like AI chat app. And as always, we’ve selected a great new game for you to check out.
AI continues its total app takeover with RunwayML. It’s a video editor that uses Gen-1 Magic AI video creation to turn your boring old videos into something totally new and creative. Here’s how it works: take or upload a video, show the app a reference image or select a preset, and let the Magic AI work its…magic. The finished product is more likely to be weird than award-winning, but it’s still fun being on the ground floor of some of this stuff.
Speaking of AI, ToxiPets combines an AI-powered camera with veterinary expertise to keep your pets safe. If you’re not sure whether a food is toxic for your pet to eat or not, simply take a picture of it (or its packaging) and the app will search its database of thousands of toxins to determine what is and isn’t safe for your pet to eat. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked up things that my dog wanted to eat, or already ate, so this gets a thumbs up from me.
Superchat – Delightful AI Chat
Did someone say AI? Look, I’m sorry, there is just no escaping it these days. And Superchat is chasing a similar goal to that of a lot of other apps: try to make AI chat more accessible and user-friendly. It’s essentially built to look like a modern messaging app, complete with different personalities to speak with — classic ChatGPT, writing assistant, travel agent, etc. — and your chat history split up into messaging threads. How do I rate it? Interesting!
Black Book RPG
If you’re looking for a game to check out this weekend, I humbly suggest Black Book RPG. I believe this was a title on PC before moving to mobile, and it looks fantastic. It combines a card-based RPG and an adventure title, and it features a haunting tale of a young sorceress who travels across the rural countryside, solving the woes of the townspeople by confronting demons and performing exorcisms. Just a heads up, the full game is $10, but they do let you play an entire prologue (about an hour) for free, so you can decide whether or not you want to fork over the money.
App-related news from this week
- This app lets you video chat with a ChatGPT-based AI avatar on your iPhone
- You can now create events from the wrist with Readdle Calendars for Apple Watch
- How to highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in PDF documents on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
- Google Authenticator finally syncs your security codes between devices
- Apple’s Health app might finally come to the iPad
- iPhone sideloading could be limited to Europe only