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5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

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 professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

For: iOS
Cost: Free

A manual camera for iPhone users, MuseCam offers a large number of tools for both before and after you take your photo. As well as adjusting ISO, white balance and shutter speed, you can adjust tone post-photo with the curves tool, allowing you to adjust red, blue and green colour channels individually or together.

The ideas aren’t necessarily new but the execution makes it worth downloading if you like to put effort into your photos.

2Q== MuseCam / App Store MuseCam / App Store / App Store

Lens Launcher
For: Android
Cost: Free

A twist on the traditional app home screen, Lens Launcher throws all of your apps on the one screen and lets you access any of them immediately. While they’re small, you enlarge them by holding down your finger to bring up a closer fisheye lens view of them.

There isn’t any way of organising the apps by type or name – you can only customise diameter and icon size – but it’s a handy app launcher for those who don’t rely on widgets.

Nick Rout / YouTube

WRIO Keyboard
For: iOS, Android
Cost: €2.99

One look at its Blockbusters-style layout and you’ll realise that WRIO Keyboard is one that will take a bit of getting used to. Designed for two-handed use, it’s designed for those who only use their thumbs to type, the spacebars are two honeycomb spaces in the middle, while deleting and undoing is a swipe away.

As mentioned before, there is a learning curve and you will find yourself needing time to adjust but give it time and it will begin to click. It’s best for those who rely on their thumbs for typing otherwise a normal or swipe keyboard would be a better fit.

WRIO Keyboard / YouTube

Slimperience Browser
For: Android
Cost: Free

A lightweight browser, Slimperience is there for those who still want a web browser but have limited space to play around with. Light, customisable and easy to use thanks to a mixture of speed and handy swype features, it’s useful if you spend your time using Chrome or similar browsers.

Slimperience browser Slimperience Browser / Google Play Slimperience Browser / Google Play / Google Play

Warp Shift
For: iOS (Android version arriving soon)
Cost: €2.99

A fun little puzzler featuring sliding rooms and portals, your job is to get to the exit in as few moves as possible. As well as looking great, Warp Shift has a relaxed feel to it.

You can take your time with it and think out your moves while the game throws in a number of fresh ideas to keep you hooked. Definitely one for the commute home.


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