With July a fast-fading memory, it’s time to look back over some of the best new and updated apps from across the month.
From a new Angry Birds, to productivity tools and a live-streaming app that pretty much only wants to show your nostrils, we’ve got it all here in one handy list.
All you need to do is peruse it at your leisure and test some of them out!
Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds was one of the biggest runaway hit mobile games of all time, and successfully launched across a whole range of platforms. And now, some years later, its follow-up has arrived for iOS and Android devices.
It sticks with the same premise as the first game, but promises upgraded graphics, multi-stage levels and boss rounds – plus in-app purchases for upgrades.
There’s a whole load of new birds too, and you can select which you want to use for each level.
You might know Pocket as a handy app for keeping track of articles you don’t have time to read right now (like this one perhaps?) but did you know that Pocket for iOS will now read the articles to you?
All you have to do is listen, and control the playback speed.
The first tab is ‘Home’, which shows you recommendations based on your history and playlists. Next is ‘Subscriptions’, which surfaces the latest videos from channels you subscribe to and the third is ‘Account’, which shows you videos in your history and your own uploads.
Lrn, an app for helping you learn to code, launched this month – and it’s well worth checking out.
As you might expect, not all the content is free – you have the option of unlocking it all for $2.99, or piece by piece at $0.99 per module – but given that the lessons manage to stay entertaining it’s worth considering if you want to learn to code. There are a couple of free tutorials to get you started too.
At the end of each module, you get a recap to help you remember what you learned.
Offered up as an alternative to FaceTime or making a video call by any other means, Pixcall is a new app that lets groups of friends that are geographically separated take a group photo.
Once you’ve set a shoot up, each participant gets a notification 30 minutes, 1 minute and then 10 seconds before the chosen time. At this point, everyone in the group’s camera will take a photo and create an overall collage. Each person can view and download images individually too.
Photos are deleted from Pixcall servers after 24 hours.
If recording videos on your iPhone is more a hobby or addiction than an occasional occurence, then you’d probably find it useful to be able to organize those videos into channels. TVibes lets you do exactly that.
While there are plenty of video sharing apps, this one focuses on attracting people who want control over who can see each bit of content. To that end, it lets you choose your audience and assign a level of access to your videos.
If you have clips that aren’t at all private, you can still share them with the whole of the TVibes network as a public post too.
It’s currently free to download, and there’s an Android version on the way too.
If you’re the sort of person who’s forever pursuing the perfect email app, there’s another new update for iPhone for you to check out, as Boxer added calendar support this month.
On iOS devices, the calendar and inbox are now fully integrated saving a whole bunch of time swapping between the two when you need to arrange a meeting.
In addition to the new calendar, there are also a few updated email features such as the ability to add and change account colors – and other design tweaks. There’s improved iPad and Apple Watch support now too.