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Award-winning personal diary-keeper for those of us who can live without Facebook.
£2.99


Sounds girly, but this activity tracker that records your daily movements is worryingly addictive.
£1.49



Skateboarding simulation where you navigate half-pipes, bowls, grind rails, etc, using your two fingers. Good times.
£1.49



Customises your home screen for time and location with weather, meetings, traffic, etc.
Free

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Used with a Netflix account (£5.99 a month), this app gives access to unlimited TV and movies, wherever you are.
Free



One-click shopping; either a huge time-saver or even more potentially ruinous post-pub than drunken texting. Your call.
Free



Spooky, horror-tinged Swedish adventure game set in snowy winter. Ace soundtrack.
£2.49



Americans sure love their bacon: here’s 150 photos, 31 recipes and 20 videos from top US chefs.
£2.99

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Search for anything on your desktop computer from your mobile device. Allows remote access, like you were right there.
Free



Redesigned for iOS7 with AirDrop for sharing, The New York Times is a textbook print-to-digital conversion.
£10.49 monthly



Two taps and one of the capital’s 23,000 black cabs is on its way at no extra charge, with the option to pay by card.
Free



Always forget passwords? You need 1Password. Set a master word: it remembers the rest. (You can even use “password”).
Free



For anyone (ie: everyone) who’s ever run out of an ingredient mid-cook. Suggests 741 alternatives from herbs to alcohol.
69p



Railway simulator where you build steam or diesel engines, run a fleet and deliver cargo all over the world. All aboard!
Free



Tracks monthly spending habits and income in a handy infographic. Helpfully, it’s...
Free



Needs a LinkedIn account to use, but this affiliated business card-logging app’s a clutter-saver.
Free


Clever iOS music player: just swipe to search, order by artist, album or song and view playlists.
£1.49



Superior motor racing game featuring 30 cars, each with their own unique mechanical characteristics. Test their performance against each other at 15 locations and on 40 miles of detailed race tracks. Genuinely bracing.
Free



The best RSS-feed reader. Viewing info from multiple sources is more pleasure than chore using this fast, clean interface.
£2.99



With 7,900 drink recipes and 1,300 ingredients, you can save custom drinks in your “liquor cabinet”.
Free



This calculates transport routes and times like a turbo-charged, feature-stuffed version of Google Maps.
Free



Eavesdrop on Lennon as he demos tracks for his last album in 1980; the profits benefit WhyHunger.
£2.99



Nonsensically-named organiser that combines calendar and reminder apps to make managing your day easier.
£1.99



Get forecasts, wind and temperature maps and daily data with photos via Flickr. Won Apple’s 2013 Design Award.
Free



Note-taker that updates across all your devices automatically; backs up changes and keeps earlier file versions. Handy.
Free



Locations, reservations, menus and reviews for over 4,000 UK restaurants. You can also collect points for future discounts.
Free



The Huffington Post is required reading, if only to gawp at the sheer volume of its in-your-face, 24/7 reporting churn.
Free



This sticks a voice-guided satnav in your pocket that works off- and online. Includes speed camera alerts, too.
£27.49



Action game that hit 1m downloads within a week of release. Like the old Nokia Snake, but you add soldiers to your army.
Free


Our award-winning weekly tablet-zine covers it all from style to pop, politics to gaming, books to news, all with video and audio, too. In short: the week, crunched. Out Thursdays.
£4.99 for 12 issues



Lists starred restaurants. Check location, hours and book a table; users can award ratings, too.
£5.99



Dictate your notes or record interviews, annotate the files then email them or send them up to The Cloud.
Free



An intense, sound-only game set in the land of the dead, with Sean Bean as your spiritual guide. Like an evil O2 ad, then.
£2.99



An app about apps. Discover new, previously paid-for apps, and get them for free. Well-curated and updated daily.
Free



Send real printed cards with your handwriting inside and on the envelope. Thrifty.
Free



Transfers files between devices by bumping them together. Works phone-to-computer, too.
Free



The Prem’s official fantasy game has 3m players this season. This app lets you check stats, monitor leagues and bench those off form. There’s also a news ticker to see who’s starting on Saturday.
£1.49



The best browser looks great in its iOS7 redesign. Allows you to sync web pages, tabs and books across all devices.
Free



Award-winning keyboard-replacement interface for Android. “SwiftKey Flow” lets you type phrases without lifting a finger.
Free



Music streaming site favoured by artists to upload new music. Breaks pre-release tracks; plus rare mixes, too.
Free



Join the UK’s largest community of home cooks; spin a wheel for ingredients, cooking time, diet and dish type.
Free



Pools Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and email in one place and organises by friends and contacts.
Free



Bored of Words With Friends? Here’s an even more devious wordplay game that will likely lose you pals as you win.
£1.49



Personal workout programme-builder with more than 350 exercises, across various methods including strength training, callisthenics and yoga. You’re coached with images and voice commands.
Free



Learn Spanish, German, Portuguese, French or Italian using written lessons and dictation.
Free



Loads of how-to demos. Voted best knot-tying app against stiff (or at least sturdy) competition.
£2.99



The best Twitter client: well thought-out with loads of elegant design touches.
£1.99



Store and access all your digital possessions in The Cloud. Get 5GB free at sign-up, then increase in stages to “infinite”.
Free



Lets you “series record” TV back at home, from anywhere in the world (if you have Sky). We’re living in the future, people.
Free



Get off the couch and run 5K in just 30mins a day, three days a week for nine weeks. The converted rate it as “life-altering”.
£1.49


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