In the weekly App Missed section you can read which apps from the past week are worth checking out. We always discuss about five apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. These could be apps that you may not have known about or that are useful or just fun to try. And that can also be veterans who have received a major update and therefore receive some extra attention.
Discussed earlier this week on iCulture:
- Swift Playgrounds 4: Create and submit apps directly from the iPad
- Wdgts gives you interactive widgets on the Mac
iCulture App of the Week: Wdgts Widgets on the Mac are useful, but true fans of widgets will find it a bit limited. The Wdgts app is a good option for anyone who likes to see widgets with more information in widgets. For example, you can use interactive widgets to convert currencies. The interaction was added in an update this week. There is also a calculator and a widget containing your recently copied items.
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In addition to Notification Center widgets, Wdgts can also be hidden in the menu bar. This also allows you to quickly access the information without opening your entire Notification Center. You can read more about the features in our article about the interactive Wdgts app. You can try it for free, but you have to pay to use everything.
Once in a while, fun games for the Apple Watch come to light: Tap Master is the latest example. In this game, you see circles on the screen with a ball spinning around the clock. The aim is to tap your screen as soon as the ball is inside the target. The target is getting smaller and smaller. After playing multiple levels, you get an endless mode where you can beat your own records.
No, this app has nothing to do with cycling. You can use this to write down your thoughts and processes so that you can keep an overview. The app has few features on purpose, but enough to do what you need to do. This way you can easily create lists that you can open and close. Bike uses open file formats and supports scripting apps such as AppleScript.
You can download Bike from the developer's website. It costs a few bucks, so we advise you to check all functions and the movie on the website.
We've written about NowPlaying a few times already, including a NowPlaying review and this week it's that time again. This app can recognize music and add it to your music library. In version 1.4 you will find several new functions that are more than welcome. For example, you can now collect badges and new app symbols by recognizing music with the app. In addition, you can not only use Apple Music with NowPlaying, but now also Spotify. Singing along is also possible with lyrics support. The update includes minor other improvements.
The latest update to Pixelmator Pro makes the app even better to use. There's an all-new Photo Finder with improved iCloud Photos support. If you choose a photo from iCloud, it will now be fully downloaded for your best editing. You can also better search in different default folders of the Photos app. There are also improvements for after editing with Pixelmator Pro. For example, layers are preserved when you export as a PSD file.