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5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to keep track of your subscriptions, an intelligent homescreen for Chromecast and magic Scrabble.

Image: Spellspire/App Store

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 a way to keep track of your subscriptions, an intelligent homescreen for Chromecast and magic Scrabble.

Samsung Safety Screen
For: Android
Cost: Free

If you have young children using a tablet regularly, this can ensure they don’t hold it too close to them while using it. Turn it on and if they’re too close, it will tell them to move back.

SAfety screen Source: Safety Screen/Google Play

Billy
For: iOS
Cost: Free

If you subscribe to a number of paid services like Spotify or Netflix, this helps you keep track of what you’re paying. You can also create your own entries like rent and smartphone bills to get a better idea of what you’re spending each month.

Z Source: Billy/App Store

Scarlett for Chromecast
For:  Android
Cost: Free

Describing itself as an intelligent homescreen for your Chromecast, Scarlett tells you what’s new among your favourite apps. It also includes voice commands so you can check up your Twitter feed or see what’s new on YouTube.

Source: Scarlett Studio/YouTube

Tasks Time Tracking 
For: iOS
Cost: Free

For those who want to improve their efficiency, Tasks Time Tracking lets you see how long it takes for you to compete a task and compare them over days and weeks.

You can also geofence alerts so when you arrive or leave a certain place, you’ll be reminded to start or stop your timer.

9k= Source: Tasks Time Tracking/App Store

Spellspire
For: iOS
Cost: Free

Fight your way up a tower by casting spells against monsters. The catch is you have to spell words, longer words cast more powerful spells, from a limited selection of letters.

Think of a more time-pressing version of Scrabble and you’ve got the right idea. It can be a little frustrating fighting floors again to raise cash but the core idea keeps you going.

Source: pupugames/YouTube

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Quinton O'Reilly

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