20 Recommended iOS Apps in June 2014
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With over 1 million apps to choose from in the App Store… sometimes it can be hard taking a pick, right? Not when we’re here to help! Here are our favorite most popular recommended iOS apps of the last month, complete with a little summary to help you decide whether it’s worth installing. For the sake of balance, we’ll cover the top 10 paid apps as well as the top 10 free apps; here’s what was happening this June.
Top 10 free apps we recommend
1) Guess the Emoji
A fun and innovative guessing game that’s good for the whole family. You’re shown simple graphics that represent a word, as well an assortment of letters to pick from. Simple, ingenious and quite entertaining.
2) Fish out of the Water
This aquatic themed game fits in the “skill tosser” genre. It’s all about flinging fish around and trying to get them across the farthest distance. Great for competitive casual gaming!
3) FIFA Official App
The official app for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It provides up-to-date results of all the matches, as well as a bit of behind-the-scenes info. If you’re even remotely interested in the World Cup, this is a must.
A minimalist puzzle game that plays like a colorful Reversi mixed with connect-the-dots logic. Extremely simple and elegant gameplay, but very addicting.
5) Makeup Genius
And ingenious little utility devised by the cosmetics brand L’Oreal to help the ladies determine the right make-up style for different occasions. It works surprisingly well thanks to its advanced facial mapping technology.
6) Angry Birds Epic
Not just another typical “Angry Birds” game. Instead, this title takes the characters from this popular franchise and spins them into a colorful RPG style turn-based battle game.
7) Transformers: Age of Extinction
For anyone who enjoyed watching this blockbuster film, trying the game is a no-brainer. For everyone else, it’s still a fun shooting/racing hybrid that’s good for showing off the graphic prowess of your iPhone or iPad.
8) Star Wars Scene Maker
Ever dreamed of directing a Start Wars movie? This app lets you have a taste of what it might be like! You get an ample selection of characters, battleships and scenarios – it’s up to you to put together the camera angles and choose dialogs from a list.
9) 7D Mine Train
Race along endless mine-tracks, avoiding obstacles and collecting gems. This fun and colorful game is actually challenging for all ages. Based on the hit Disney TV show.
10) Fifa 14
This is the latest yearly iteration in a game that does not require introductions. Simply put, one of the finest football games available on any mobile platform, period.
Top 10 Recommended Paid Apps
1) Heads Up!
2) Minecraft Pocket
Mobile version of one of the most popular computer games of this era. If you don’t know it, Minecraft is a world-building game where you can make anything out of cubes. Anything.
A set of professional grade editing tools aimed at retouching photos – especially portraits. Not easy to learn, but yields amazing results when you learn your way around it.
4) Run with Map My Run
One of the best running assistants currently available for iOS; its distinctive feature is the inclusion of a map on-screen.
5) Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
This clever digital alarm clock tries to make your morning calls a little easier. Uses the accelerometer to track your movements through the night; then wakes you up at the lightest phases of your sleep cycle.
6) Geometry Dash
This geometry-based rhythm games will test your reflexes and coordination in a way you never thought possible. Also your patience – it can be very challenging. Features intense colors and upbeat electronic music.
A simple photo retouching and enhancing tool that features plenty of adjustments, effects and a few editing options. Think Instagram with extra flair.
8) Stickman Soccer 2014
This promising contender to the mobile football game arena relies on very simple graphics and puts all the emphasis on exciting gameplay.
A Minecraft spin-off that focuses on action packed survival rather than world-building experience. Still revolves around cubes, and still plays like a charm.
10) Plants Vs. Zombies HD
This game redefined the tower defense genre, and requires an interesting mix of reflexes and strategic thinking.
Those are our top picks for the month, hope you find something here you like. Since most of the top free apps are games – and because gameplay tends to eat away the iPhone charge quite voraciously… you may want to see our article on preserving battery life. Then you can have the cake and eat it too!