With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.
Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a retro take on a classic game, an update to Giphy’s GIF creation app and a social collage app.
Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more, take a look at our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.
Drop Messages allows you to leave photos at locations you visit IRL that your social media followers will see when they are nearby. The app will also alert you if any of your followers are in the same area when you post a new photo and you can browse photos posted to the locations around you. The latest update to the app added the ability to follow specific locations and 3D Touch capabilities for iPhone 6S users.
Giphy’s GIF-making app got one of its first major updates this week. The update adds a suite of new effects and the ability to layer multiple effects and import images and video from your Camera Roll.
Picpal, which combines self collages and chatting, was updated this week to make collages more conversational. Launch the app, invite friends and add a selfie and status update to the collage. With the latest update you can change your status and photo at any time throughout the day and the friends you’ve shared it with will see the changes in real-time.
Red Dot Camera Free
Lifelike Apps released a free version of its camera app that aims to bring manual camera controls to the iPhone. Like the company’s $2.99 premium version, the free app offers manual focusing, shutter speed and ISO controls, along with the feature meant to mimic the Leica M camera series. Photos taken with the free version include a watermark so users can have a chance to try the paid app’s features for free.
A new take on the retro classic, Silly Snake looks a lot like the classic Snake game but with one important twist: you only have a few seconds to capture your next fruit. When time runs out, the game restarts.