App Attack

From mobile games to social media platforms, we scour the Google Play Store and the App Store to find the best — and sometimes quirkiest — apps of the week. Join us every Sunday for App Attack.

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'Alto's Odyssey' is now available for download on Android

Alto's Odyssey -- the sequel to Alto's Adventure -- takes Alto from the snowy climes to the majestic desert. Originally available for iOS, the infinite runner will soon be available for Android as well.

Notion productivity app can now turn even Android users into serial notetakers

With Notion now on the Google Play Store, Android users can keep of all notes and tasks organized on their devices. The productivity tool offers tons of customizable options for tailoring your to-do lists, calendars, and more.
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‘Wingman’ matchmaking app makes dating less dreadful for you and your friends

Too hesitant to jump on the online dating train? Wingman -- available for iOS and Android -- isn't your typical dating app. Rather than signing up on your own, you get to recruit a friend to create a profile and swipe for you.

It’s easy to get serious about self-care with the quirky, fun Aloe Bud app

Aloe Bud is a self-care companion app that gives users gentle reminders via push notifications. Whether it's staying hydrated throughout the day or taking breaks from work, you can set and customize activities yourself to check-in with each…

The Google News App fuels your interests, provides a balanced perspective

At Google I/O 2018, the company introduced its all-new Google News app. Using artificial intelligence, the app provides readers with well-balanced content while still allowing for plenty of customization -- all within a clean, uncluttered…

Forest: Stay Focused helps keep you off your phone when work needs to be done

Forest: Stay Focused is an app specifically meant to keep you productive. By planting a seed in Forest, you'll gradually watch it grow into a tree. But if you leave the app to answer a text message or check Twitter, then the plant…

Google Tasks’ refreshing design will motivate you to complete your to-do lists

Google officially launched its new Google Tasks app. While there's not much to it, the app is useful for those who want easy access to an overview of their to-do lists within an app that has a clean, fresh design.

‘Namoo — Wonders of Plant Life’ uses immersive graphics to teach you about nature

Namoo -- Wonders of Plant Life is an educational app that gives users an in-depth overview of how different plants function. Using vibrant illustrations, 3D simulations, more, the app takes you through nine different chapters about nature.

Space Nation Navigator will be your guide to becoming an astronaut

This week we have an app that could possibly bring you one step closer to becoming an astronaut. With Space Nation Navigator, you can sharpen your skills through challenges and games in order to catch a glimpse of what it really takes to…

Buy a shirt, get a share. Bumped turns your purchases into investments

The stock market can be complex, but what if becoming a shareholder meant nothing more than shopping? With a new mobile app called Bumped, you can start earning shares of stock simply by purchasing items you already love.

WWF Free Rivers app puts a virtual landscape on any flat surface

WWF Free Rivers Augmented Reality places an entire landscape at your kitchen table (or wherever else you prefer). By simply pointing your camera at a flat surface, you're able to explore an entire world of wildlife, people, and rivers.

Prep for today’s SpaceX launch with USA Today’s AR app

No matter how old you are, anything space related is always going to be interesting -- whether it's rockets, astronauts, or the solar system. With 321 Launch, you'll get to experience AR rocket launches straight from your smartphone.

Get ready to spend all your time and money with ‘My Tamagotchi Forever’

This week, we have an app that turns a favorite childhood toy into a game on your smartphone. My Tamagotchi Forever -- available for both Android and iOS -- is an updated version of the classic game.

Facebook Lite takes social media back to the basics

Nowadays, there's an app for everything -- which means it's easy to quickly fill up your storage on your smartphone. With Facebook Lite for Android, you'll have all the basic features you need without sacrificing as much space on your…

‘The Sims Mobile’ puts a fun, millennial spin on a popular classic

Ever wish you could dig up some of those old PC games you spent hours playing as a kid? This week, we have an app that brings back the nostalgia and doesn't require firing up that old desktop.

‘Florence’ is a superb meditation on love from the designer of ‘Monument Valley’

On the heels of Valentine's Day, we have a game that artfully captures what it feels like to fall in love. Florence, from the designer behind Monument Valley, is a brief but memorable visual novel available on iOS.

With Mosaic, you can redesign your Instagram grid without the commitment

This week, we have an app that will make your Instagram feed look like as organized as those the social media influencers. With Mosaic, you can spruce up your Instagram feed and preview how it looks before officially posting your photos.

'In The Kitchen' takes a cue from social media, adds a feature called Stories

Looking for an easy-to-follow app while cooking? Food Network's In the Kitchen app now helps you make meals with voice commands. The app gives you access to more than 70,000 recipes, whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.