App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to find and fill it with not only the best, but also the most helpful apps out there. Because they come and go quicker than the latest fashion trends, and digging through Google Play, the iTunes App Store, or any of the others is such a mission; a little nudge in the right direction is often very welcome. Here are the apps we think you need to check out this week.
Adobe dropped support for its mobile photo editing suite Photoshop Touch earlier this year, stating interest in focusing on other apps. We now know what at least one of those other projects is: Photoshop Mix. Like many other photo manipulation apps for mobile, the focus is on doing one thing well instead of offering an array of features the way a standalone desktop version might.
The focus of Photoshop Mix, as the name suggests, is the ability to mix photos together, creating on-the-fly mashups of your favorite images. The powerful tool is capable of isolating specific parts of an image, cropping it out, and making it easy to apply atop or as part of another photo. There’s additional abilities for changing photos, including color swapping and filters, plus adjustable contrast levels so you can make sure your photo looks its best.
Apple recently made a splash with the announcement of Apple Music, complete with a free, curated radio program that will run 24/7 with DJs guiding the experience. Turns out, Apple isn’t the only one with this idea. Startup Dash Radio just came out of beta and is providing a commercial-free radio experience with celebrity DJs on the ones and twos, including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Odd Future, Kreayshawn, and more; playing the music they love for others to hear.
Moleskine is a big name in notebooks and planners. Even as the world goes digital, millions swear by the leather bound planners and diaries the company creates. But Moleskine realizes it can’t live on centuries-old styled notebooks while millions have smartphones in their pockets, so it’s aiming to dominate digital organization too. Moleskine Timepage is a beautiful, minimalistic, and functional take on the daily planner—exactly as you’d expect from the the company.
Gamers got all worked up when Fallout 4 was announced at the start of this year’s E3, but the anticipated sequel isn’t on sale just yet. To help make the wait more tolerable, developer Bethesda dropped the mobile-only Fallout Shelter to get people back into the post-apocalyptic world. The game puts players in charge of their own vault, and in the role of overseer as they try to develop a vibrant community of survivors and keep the diverse crowd happy in what’s left of the world.
Tiki Taka Soccer
Soccer is known as the beautiful game, as the free-flowing style and constant ball movement leads to stunning fluidity in the action. The style of play known as tiki taka encapsulates this, and the mobile game that bears that name aims to recreate it on your smartphone’s screen. Create your own team, work your way through the ranks, and try to bring your squad the glory of a championship.