A new selection of the best apps on the App Store has arrived under the guise of Best New Apps, and it’s unwieldy and big.
So, don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to six interesting choices, and taken a look at them so you don’t have to.
VICELAND is a TV channel app offering all the shows and episodes that you’d expect from lifestyle website, VICE. A collection of personal perspectives about things as varied as delicious food, to Ellen Page’s Gaycation, it’s pretty interesting. Bear in mind that the videos don’t react as well to multi-tasking as you’d like, though.
GIFs are everywhere now, so how about making a slideshow of your day with an app? That’s the thinking behind Daycap, and it’s easy to do. Entirely free, you can simply slot together a GIF before sharing it on various social networks. It’s a genuinely pleasant change of pace from the usual ways of sharing images or thoughts.
Like all social networks, Firefly heavily depends on getting your friends to sign up too. Do so, and you can easily see what they’re up to and where. That’s not as creepy as it sounds, merely giving you a convenient way of arranging meet ups at the last minute. It’s a neat idea, although we question just how popular it’ll be in the long run as Facebook already offers a similar approach.
A little like Pinterest but for places, Placeboard is convenient for the disorganized person who’s desperate to sort things out. Passed a great shop you never knew about? Or a cool trail to walk? This is a handy app to add such information, before sharing it with friends. It’s a little on the pricey side for what it offers, though.
You can never have too many weather apps. Aeris Pulse Weather offers a simple interface with plenty of great information about current weather conditions. Its priority is to inform you of weather threats via alerts and push notifications. If you’re outside of the US though, expect to be a little limited in terms of what you’re going to get.
Planning meals is tedious work. Mealtime hopes to counteract that by automatically generating meal plans for you. You just enter a few details about the kind of food you enjoy eating, and the app does the rest, focusing on short prep times. For the indecisive, it’s great, and its free price tag will endear you all the more.