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5 apps worth downloading this week

Infinite wallpapers, vintage filters and a powerful video editor.

Image: Formulas

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 features infinite wallpapers, vintage filters and a powerful video editor.

Tapet – Infinite Wallpapers
For: Android
Cost: Free

- Sure, you have your standard background but what if you tire of seeing the same thing every day (it’s possible, right?)
- Tapet generates its own wallpapers that follow the same Material Design look Android Lollipop now has. Swipe up or down to cycle through randomly generated backgrounds.
- All wallpapers are created according to your screen resolution so there are no situations where they’re blurred or don’t fit the background.
- Everything generated within the app itself and if you want, you can have it create a new wallpaper every day or every hour.
- Should you want some variety to your backgrounds and your standard pics aren’t doing it for you.

Source: Adrian Aisemberg/YouTube

Formulas 
For: iOS
Cost: €1.99

- With there being so many photo apps out there, you need to do something that really separates you from the pack if you want to get noticed.
-  Formulas gives your photos a vintage feel (think the beginning of photography and you have an idea) and is easy to operate.
- On their own, they’re nice but when you combine them with the traditional editing features you get with every photo app, it becomes much more than that.
- Editing sessions can be saved or exited at any time without losing your progress. When you have time again, just jump back into the app and the changes are still there.
- A fresh take on the overcrowded filter apps space.

Z Source: Formulas/App Store

Opera Mini
For: Windows Phone
Cost: Free

- Considering how long it’s been on iOS and Android, it’s about time that Opera got its data compressing browser onto Windows Phone.
- Well, it’s been around for a bit but it has ditched the beta tag so you don’t have to prepare yourself for any major bugs.
- The main reason you will use this browser is to keep data usage low. Not only does it help keep your bill low, but it allows for faster browsing.
- On top of that, navigation is simple and the interface allows you to access regular sites quickly.
-  For those who have to keep a close eye on their data plan.

Source: Opera/YouTube

Vee for Video
For: iOS
Cost: €1.99

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- With cameras now better than ever at capturing footage, there are a wide variety of apps that are great at editing clips.
- Vee for Video is the latest arrival for iPhone/iPad  allowing you to keep the quality high without leaving you feel swamped by features.
- Splicing and cropping clips is pretty simple and so too is saving or sharing your work with friends.
- Some of the features include stabiliser, soundtracks from your iTunes library, ghost (for stop-motion shots), slow-mo and speed-up, all without sacrifcing footage quality.
-A great alternative to iMovie.

Source: Lisa Bettany/YouTube

You Must Build A Boat
For: iOS, Android
Cost: €2.99

- If you’re sick of matching puzzle games, you’re probably going to ignore this but if you do, you’re missing out.
- You Must Build A Boat has you, if you haven’t guessed already, building and improving your boat by exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, dodging traps and opening chests.
- It’s a fast-paced game. Through a mixture of RPG, puzzle and endless runner games, it manages to combine the best of them without feeling bloated or overwhelming.
- While there’s no criteria for losing, each dungeon run moves swiftly and is perfect for quick sessions without becoming boring. You need to be fast as the longer you take matching, the more likely you’re going to fail. It’s rarely frustrating and you’ll find yourself wanting one more go.
- A cheerful and deep game that will reward you the more you play it.

Source: EightyEightGames/YouTube

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