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New apps to make 2018 the best year ever

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Whether it’s improving productivity, unleashing your creativity, making life easier or simply having a bit of fun, there’s nothing like a good app to help you achieve it.

We’ve rounded up some new ones for 2018 that are well worth a download.

Mimicker Alarm

It’s always been so easy to hit the snooze button and be late for work, but not anymore! Mimicker Alarm is the alarm clock that won’t take no for an answer. This unsympathetic app makes you play simple games to prove you’re not still half asleep, such as taking a selfie whilst pulling a silly face.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/profiles/mimicker-alarm/ 

Mimicker Alarm

Gifrecipes

These days ordering a takeaway is dangerously easy, so Gifrecipes encourages us to get back in the kitchen and try new flavours, all through the power of gifs. By pairing recipes with videos using a swipe function, cooking has never been so accessible and adventurous.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jackj.recipegifs&hl=en_GB

 

Gifrecipes

Sprayscape

Using your phone’s camera and gyroscope, Sprayscape allows you to take photos of anything you like and add some personal character from a unique perspective. You can then invite your friends to check out your creations and join the fun.

https://sprayscape.com/

 

Sprayscape

Pl@ntNet

What kind of flower is this? How do I grow strawberries? Does this tree need pruning? Pl@ntNet has the answers, you simply upload a photo and the app immediately tells you what it is. You can also ask for gardening tips from other users in the community to make your green space the talk of the neighbourhood.

https://identify.plantnet-project.org/

 

Pl@ntNet

Egg, Inc.

Whether you’re killing time on the train or just fancy chilling out with a game, Egg, Inc. invites you to join the chicken gold rush. Sell eggs, construct henhouses and commission farm research in the pursuit of becoming the leading poultry promoter.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/egg-inc/id993492744?mt=8

 

Egg, Inc.

Forest

We spend so much time on our screens that sometimes we need an incentive to put them down. Forest invites you to plant a digital tree and watch it grow – but be warned, it only thrives if you stay away from the screen for a certain amount of time, otherwise it will wilt and die.

https://www.forestapp.cc

 

Forest

Peanut

Sometimes being a new mum can mean becoming a little disconnected from other people. Peanut uses a swipe and chat system to connect with other parents, keeping your social calendar active whilst still spending lots of time with the little one.

https://www.peanut-app.io

Peanut

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