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5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a handy way to bring all screenshots together, a comprehensive multilingual dictionary and one of the best iOS games this year arriving on Android.

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EACH WEEK, WE highlight five apps that are worth downloading for your smartphone and tablet. There are a lot of apps released on a daily basis, but not all of them are worth paying attention to.

This week includes a handy way to bring all screenshots together, a comprehensive multilingual dictionary and one of the best iOS games this year arriving on Android.

Cubot
For: Android, Windows Phone
Cost: Free (Android) €1.49 (WP)

- You can never have enough puzzlers on your phone so here’s another one to add to the list.
- Cubot is a 3D puzzler that is controlled entirely through swipe gestures. Guide the cubes to the correct squares in as few moves as possible.
- Moving cubes and looking around is easy, and you will need to consider every angle as you get to later levels.
- If you collect eight cubots, you can skip a level, but save them for much later. You will need each one you can get. Different blocks have different move patterns and learning them is vital if you want to progress.
- A fun little puzzler that will give the brain a decent workout.

Source: nicoplv/YouTube

Pullshot 
For: Android
Cost: Free

- If you’re the kind of person who regularly takes screenshots, for tweeting or emailing, this is the app you need.
- Pullshot does exactly what it sets out to do and brings all your screenshots into the one place.
- Handy if you don’t like the idea of trawling through your photo album to find a random screenshot you took months ago.
- And that’s it really. You can move them into different folders if you wish and share them, but the focus is making them easy to find.
- It has its uses, but it’s for a very specific audience. If you often take screenshots, this will be a godsend. Otherwise, its use may be limited.

Pullshot Source: Pullshot/Google Play

Kimd – Concert Camera
For: iOS
Cost: Free

- Find yourself taking photos or recording snippets of gigs, but don’t want to bother or distract those around you?
- Kimd allows you to record discreetly. It doesn’t use flash, it sets brightness to a low level so people aren’t distracted by the glare and uses one touch commands to take photos or record clips.
- Once your phone goes into standby, it restores the brightness to the normal level.
- And once you’ve left the gig, you can look through each photo/video and share them if you wish.
- It’s useful, but apply common sense when you’re recording. Do it sparingly and make sure you’re not blocking someone’s view. Otherwise enjoy.

Camera gig app Source: Kimd/App Store

Clarify
For: iOSWindows Phone
Cost: Free

- If you want a dictionary that has numerous different languages available, you’ve come to the right place.
- Clarify contains 670 bilingual and monolingual dictionaries into one app, covering 30 languages.
- It starts out a bit weird though. When you choose the languages you want, you have to exit out of the app first and go back into it to search for words.
- Once you’ve that out of the way, any word you need and its translated equivalent is here.
- Useful for those who want direct translations or just need to find a specific word, but can only spell it in their native language.

Clarify Source: Clarify/Windows Phone

Wayward Souls
For: iOS, Android
Cost: €5.49 (iOS) €3.43 (Android)

- Don’t let the price tag put you off. If you’re a fan of SNES games like the Secret of Mana… actually if you just like games in general, you will want this.
- Wayward Souls is a spiritual sequel of Mage Gauntlet, one of the best hack and slash iOS games of 2012. It’s tense, the controls are precise and the combat is flawless.
- The SNES style pixel graphics brings levels to life and the characters on offer support numerous styles of play. Do you like your fighting to be close and personal, or are you more comfortable picking off enemies with magic?
- It’s tough, but it’s rarely unfair. Most of the time, you only have yourself to blame if your find yourself overwhelmed or unable to beat a certain area.
- Since it’s now out for Android and it looks even better on bigger screens, there’s no excuse not to try it out. A fantastic and incredibly entertaining game that will have you hooked within moments.

Source: NoodlecakeGames/YouTube

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