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5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring Nintendo’s first app, a king rabbit and turning your speech into text.

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 Nintendo’s first app, a king rabbit and turning your speech into text.

For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free

Nintendo’s first ever smartphone app is when you mix a social network with The Sims and Tamagotchi. Create or import Miis from your Wii or Wii U and play with friends and strangers around the world.

You might get bored of it pretty quickly if you don’t have many friends but there’s something very charming about Miis and the experience Nintendo has created. Overall, an oddly compelling experience.

Source: Nintendo Mobile/YouTube

For: iOSAndroid
Cost: Free

If you deal with shorter emails regularly, MailTime presents them in the form of text message bubbles. Handy if you need to fire off short replies instead of long messages (although you do have the option to view longer messages).

Mailtime android Source: MailTime/Google Play

For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free

An app that’s very similar to Snapchat in which you can post self-destructing messages, except you can share it to other services like Facebook, WhatsApp, SMS and Email. The interesting part is it’s now also a keyboard meaning you don’t have to go into the app if you want a short-term message.

Z Source: Kaboom/App Store

Dragon Anywhere
For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free (Subscription-based)

A dictation app that can transcribe anything that’s said and saves them online so you can access them anywhere. The app is quite accurate but the catch is once you’re finished the week-long trial, you’ll have to pay a (quite high) monthly subscription fee if you want to continue using the service on your phone and elsewhere.

Source: Nuance Dragon/YouTube

King Rabbit
For: iOS
Cost: €0.99

You’re a rabbit wearing a crown, what’s not to like? But seriously, this cutesy puzzler is deeper than it looks as you save your fellow rabbits and avoid enemies. A fun and well-designed experience that’s easy to dip into.

Source: RareSloth/YouTube

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