With most of the internet turning their eyes to whatever J.K. Rowling is tweeting this week, you might have missed some new apps that can help you stay focused on your life’s goals and also lets you have more fun in your life.
Each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a social crossword game made by Ludacris, an app that reminds you of what’s really important in life and a food journal that tracks your food intake through photographs.
Want to track your food intake but find that manually recording meals can be a bit of a nuisance? With Bitesnap, all you have to do is take a photo, and the app will automatically log the information regarding calorie count and nutrients. Put simply, this app makes taking photos of food much more useful.
Art lovers obsessed with classic masterpieces can now get them in their pocket each day, thanks to DailyArt. From DaVinci to Van Gogh, you will receive a new work to admire every day, with additional stories about the painting and the artists.
Handle combines your calendar, email and to-do list so you can plan your days more effectively. The app lets you create to-do items from your email or by talking to Siri. You can then schedule and prioritize your tasks and the app will remind you based on the smart schedule.
Remente helps you ensure that you continue to give yourself some self-care and love, while also keeping track of your most important objectives. Whether you need to track your progress on a particular life goal, or you want to learn how to improve yourself in some other way, this app lets you do just that.
If you enjoyed games like Temple Run and Subway Surfer, Sky Dancer will be right up your alley. It’s a challenging, addictive and even relaxing game. Run and leap around a stunning planet with soothing music while racking up points to be your last high score.
Slang n’ Friendz
Slang n’ Friendz is a new Scrabble-like game from Ludacris (yes, Ludacris) where you are awarded points for playing slang words. You can also contribute to the game by suggesting new words for app. Sort of like a more social version of Urban Dictionary, you can learn slang words from around the world and share your own.
Free iOS and Android
Xenoraid is a classic action shooter game where you intercept alien raiders to keep Earth safe. The game is reminiscent of Space Invaders, but with more modern features. The game’s futuristic graphics and challenging missions make it a fun and immersive experience.