The fireworks are over, but the summer continues to heat up and we’re highlighting some apps that sizzle. This week, we relax with origami, search for Fisherman Bob’s fingers, find numerous reasons to jump in tanks and find room for yet another new messaging app. It’s time for the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week for July 12th, 2014.
Armed with an iPhone, you don’t need to be a pro to take great photos and sometimes you’ll take more than one photo worthy of sharing with friends and family. Enter Phramed, an easy to use photo app that lets you take a select up to five photos and express yourself by choosing from a number of frames. Add a photo caption if you’d like and then share it instantly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or all three.
Phramed also has a social element, letting you create a feed of your photos that others can follow, like and comment. Phramed does a wonderful job of reducing all the clutter, allowing you to get creative and share your best photos.
Download Phramed (Free)
It may still be 2014 on your calendar, but it’s time for the 2015 edition of Magic, the popular strategy game from Wizards of the Coast. As a Planeswalker, you are a mage with the ability to travel between the planes of the Multiverse, cast powerful spells, and summon armies of creatures to your aid. With over 900 reviews, this game has secured a 4/5 star rating with fans of the franchise generally happy with the release.
“Many excellent improvements. Great work.”
“Amazing combat system, good graphics and in-depth story. A must have for the card playing type.”
There are numerous IAP purchase options including boosters and individual card collections. The complete bundle will run you an additional $34.99.
Download Magic 2015 (Free)
For some musicians, they can listen to a song and instantly have the talent to start riffing alone. Now anyone can learn what chords are used in a song, by using the amazing chord detection found in Capo Touch. Learning to play music has never been easier. With access to your collection of music, this app will have you shredding to Iron Maiden (or your favorite band) in no time. The app is also valuable to experienced musicians to help take the guess work out of figuring out how to play a song.
This functionality is wrapped up in an iOS 7 design that is stunning in its execution. So grab your guitar, fire up Capo Touch and jam out!
Download Capo Touch ($4.99)
The Bump Pregnancy
For those lucky enough to start that wonderful 9 month journey, this completely redesigned pregnancy app can help you with everything you need. Okay, it won’t make you grilled cheese sandwiches at midnight, but that’s what husbands are for. The Bump will help track the week by week development and let you see what exactly is going on with your baby and your body. With thousands of articles, you can get the answer to most any question.
With a vibrant community of moms and moms-to-be, you’ll find information and support. The app provides a feed of expert articles, specific to the exact week of your pregnancy. The built-in calendar provides recommendations each and every day, throughout your pregnancy.
For expecting moms, The Bump is a must have on your iPhone.
Download The Bump Pregnancy (Free)
Sonic Jump Fever
Never has there been a more accurate description of a game than Sonic Jump Fever, which Sega describes as “high-speed bursts of vertical jumping mayhem.” This fast paced, fun and entirely free game features the lovable Sonic in the follow-up to the hit Sonic Jump.
Early App Store reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, though some have balked at the ads and in-app purchases.
“It’s an incredibly addictive game. Better than the previous Sonic Jump game.”
“This Sonic game was a major improvement from the original Sonic Jump. It has fast pace and amazing action. The only downside is how long it takes to unlock new stuff.”
Download Sonic Jump Fever (Free)
These our your apps of the week for July 12th, 2014. The App Store is brimming with new apps each and every day. Did you spot a great new app this week that we missed? Share it in the comments!