All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [March 14 – 20]

BY Kelly Hodgkins

Published 20 Mar 2015

app storeEach week a new round of apps and app updates land in the iOS App Store. This week is no exception with a new app in the popular CARROT series of antagonistic productivity apps and an update to hotter than hot Meerkat streaming video app. These titles are only a sampling of what is available. Read on for our picks of the best new apps and app updates this week that you shouldn’t miss.

New and notable apps

  • CARROT Weather – Talking Forecast Robot [$2.99] CARROT Weather is an eerily accurate weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts. There are secret locations to unlock. And also evil penguins.
  • NeuBible [$1.99] NeuBible is a modern Bible app thoughtfully designed for the most delightful, distraction-free and considered reading experience imaginable, and to help make reading the Bible personal again.
  • TouchTone [$2.99] Join your fellow citizens to decrypt suspicious messages and help make our nation safer and stronger! For every puzzle you solve, for every dangerous message you bring to our attention, you make your family and your country that much safer.
  • Priime [Free] Priime lets you edit your photos with filters created from the styles of the world’s top photographers.
  • PICSPLAY 2 – Photo Editor & Selfie Retouch [Free] PICSPLAY™ is the ultimate photo editor, filled with filters and editing features that professional photographers just can’t get enough of!
  • Blink: Better Affiliate Links [$4.99] Blink is everywhere you need it. Blink has a powerful extension that makes its search and link conversion functionality available from other apps, so you can create links without interrupting the flow of your work. Blink also has URL scheme support, so you can incorporate it into workflows with other apps that support URL schemes.
  • Woodpost by Fuzel – Print your photos on wood [Free] Everything in the app, from the beautifully curated photo templates, to the simple & straightforward ordering process brings you the best way to print photos on wood.
  • Enlight [$3.99] Download Enlight – every photo app you’ve ever needed, wanted, or dreamed of – combined into one powerful, beautifully designed photo editor.

Updates you don’t want to miss

  • Launcher with Notification Center Widget [Free] Launcher is the first must-have app for iOS 8 that puts your favorites at your fingertips. When you install it, you get a new iOS 8 Today Widget which can be added to Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad so that it’s always just one swipe away! Version 1.1 brings the app back to the App Store after a 6-month-long hiatus. It includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements.
  • Meerkat – Tweet Live Video [Free] Meerkat allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once. Press ‘Stream’, and instantly your live video stream shows up in your follower’s Twitter feeds. The latest version 1.0.2 adds a tutorial to help new users get started and a search feature to help find and follow other Meerkat users.
  • Pixelmator for iPad [$9.99] Pixelmator for iPad is a powerful image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images. The latest version adds 12 new watercolor brushes, new color picker options, an improved Painting Engine and more.
  • SignEasy – Sign Documents, Fill PDF, Excel, Word & Other Files [Free] SignEasy is the simplest, fastest and most secure way to fill and sign documents from your smartphone or tablet. Save time, money and do business faster by eliminating printing, scanning, faxing and shipping for paperwork.Version 5.5.0 add support for iOS 8 with a new signing extension.

Apple’s App of the Week

Dark Echo [Free] Trapped in darkness, you must use visualized sound to guide your way through threatening environments.

Top iPhone and iPad Apps in the App store

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (Top Paid iPhone) [$2.99] Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took place there have become nothing more than a rumor and a childhood memory, but the owners of “Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction” are determined to revive the legend.
  • Minecraft – Pocket Edition (Top Paid iPad) [$6.99] Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.
  • NCAA March Madness Live (Top Free iPhone and iPad) [Free] With NCAA® March Madness® Live, you have all the best rivalries, upsets, and buzzer beaters right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
  • Clash of Clans (Top Grossing iPhone and iPad) [Free] From rage-­filled Barbarians with glorious mustaches to pyromaniac wizards, raise your own army and lead your clan to victory! Build your village to fend off raiders, battle against millions of players worldwide, and forge a powerful clan with others to destroy enemy clans.

Know of a new app or app update that is not on the list? Then share your personal favorites in the comments.