Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Blek, Next Lock Screen and More

With iOS 10 now available to users around the globe, starting your weekend off with some brand new apps could be just the jumpstart you need. And because some apps run better on this new operating system than others, I was sure to consider the update when making these selection.

Download them today so you can make the most of your time off of work:

Super Phantom Cat

Sometimes a bit of retro gaming is jut what the doctor ordered. Super Phantom Cat features a retro design but has all the features of a modern game. It’s perfectly tuned for your iPhone’s touchscreen, and it’s easy to play, but, as with every good game, it’s hard to master. Oh, and it offers an iMessage app, as well. Check out the video below and download Super Phantom Cat for free from the App Store.


Blek was the winner of Apple Design Awards and described as “one of the year’s best” by The New York Times. It’s all about your imagination and personality: Everything you draw keeps moving, so go ahead and watch your creations as they move. The gameplay is simple: You need to shape a line that collects all the colored circles while avoiding the black holes en route. Download Blek from the App Store ($0.99).

Emoji Me GIF Face Maker

Haven’t we all wondered what it would be like to have your own emoji? Emoji Me GIF Face Maker allows you to design animated emoji faces, add various expressions and, of course, it allows you to share them via iMessage and other social media platforms. Download Emoji Me GIF Face Maker for free from the App Store.

Next Lock Screen

Customizing your lock screen is good, because you have all the important information at a glance, without the need to open apps and additional steps. Next Lock Screen goes one step further, though and allows users to customize their unlock method, whether by PIN or custom pattern, location or biometric protection. Like other apps that control your lock screen, it also displays notifications, provides quick access to the contacts who matter most to you, and tools to easily access the camera, weather and all the info you need. Download Next Lock Screen for free from Google Play.

Insta Card Creator

Everybody loves greeting cards, but they’re all so boring. Fortunately, Insta Card Creator is here to save the day. It can be used for different types of greetings and wishes and, of course, it provides great customization features, such as choosing the desired background, photo effects, stickers and more. Download Insta Card Creator for free from Google Play.


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Freelance tech journalist István Fekete covers the latest technology news and trends, such as mobile payments, Apple news and app reviews for multiple publications.
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