Looking for your next favourite app? We've selected a handful for you to check out, in this month's must-have downloads...
The nights may be dark and gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your smartphone has to be. We’re back with our monthly roundup of the month’s best, new and most innovative apps.
November’s list includes a mobile video making powerhouse, a digital Game of Thrones card game, and a way to help littluns exercise.. Check them out…
Arguably the biggest game of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken records and set new standards for console titles just days after its release, but did you know that its computerised cowboying doesn’t need to start and stop on your TV? This official companion app is designed to act as a second screen experience, allowing you to check maps, set waypoints, mark areas of interest and read about purchasable in-game products without needing to miss a moment of the wild west action.
You can also view real-time information on protagonist Arthur Morgan’s health and stamina, or read entries from his in-game journal – perfect for when you need a refresher on your progress.
Adobe Premiere Rush CC | iOS, FREE
Think creating a well-edited video can only be achieved on a computer? Think again. Adobe Premiere Rush CC brings the company’s industry-leading video editing smarts to your smartphone, which means it’s now entirely possible to capture, edit, and publish polished videos from one device.
With Premiere Rush, you can create a project by importing media files from either your phone’s local storage, or online services like iCloud Drive or Adobe’s own Creative Cloud. You’re then free to explore its multi-timeline video and audio editing tools, as well as title screen, transition, and colour adjustment options. Finished snipping, pasting, and adjusting? Uploading to the usual social channels or video platforms – YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and more – is super easy.
If watching Game of Thrones isn’t exciting enough, here’s your chance to tbecome the true ruler of the Iron Throne.. Reigns is a unique, wildly popular digital card game that mixes elements from Top Trumps and Tinder to navigate the political waters – and this GoT tie-in will see you vie to unlock all possible rulers and survive the upcoming winter.
True survival means defeating the White Walkers with each of Westeros’ possible monarchs. All your decisions are made by a deceptively simple swipe to the left or right, but you’ll need to strike the right balance of fear, respect, generosity and frugality to keep your position as leader of the seven kingdoms – your survival depends on it.
[UPDATED] Clean Master – Space Cleaner & Antivirus | Android, FREE + IAP
We’ve all experienced slow-performing phones from time to time, haven’t we? As little computers, it’s probably only natural that your phone get bogged down every now and then. But if you’ve closed all those idle apps and your phone is still struggling; what then?
Give Clean Master a try. It frees up your storage space by removing junk, residual cache files, improves RAM management, scans for – and removes – viruses, and much more. This latest update speeds up your phone for a better experience while gaming, and helps to cool things down while you’re racing through graphics-intensive titles.
Linea Go | iOS, £2.99
There are oodles of sketching, painting and drawing apps out there, but Linea Go is one of the few designed with phones in mind as much as tablets. And, because of that reduced canvas size, its aim is to get all of the tools out of the way so that you can focus on what’s important: getting ideas down on the screen.
You can add and rearrange layers, draw with grids, and even import other images into the one you’re working on, but the coolest feature is probably the ability to live-stream your drawing by letting the app record your screen. Your audience awaits!
Fitoons | Android, iOS, £3.99
It’s a pretty well-known fact that most kids, given the chance, would happily ditch the veg and eat nothing but sweets. Heck, even us adults are guilty of that from time to time. But teaching children about healthy foods and fitness early on is a great way to avoid the pitfalls of an unhealthy lifestyle later on.
Fitoons’ solution to this is to give kids a fun and engaging platform to interact with as they learn about the best way to stay healthy. The thinking goes that creating a digital cartoon athlete in-app and then having it perform exercises and eat different types of food will help kids understand what works and what doesn’t – and crucially, why – planting the seed to a healthier lifestyle into the future.
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