Top new apps: what to download this week

Top new apps: what to download this week

Here’s a round-up of the best mobile apps we tested on Softonic this week. Check them out now!

N.O.V.A 3

The latest version in the N.O.V.A series of games proves to be one of the best first-person-shooters on the iOS platform to date. It boasts shiny 3D graphics, smart controls, surprisingly good voice acting, and, most of all, lots and lots of alien scum to blast. If you’ve got the latest iPad this will blow you away and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were playing Halo on an Xbox.



Flipboard has been a huge success on iPad and iPhone and now the news and social media reading app has hit the Android platform. Strictly speaking, it hasn’t officially been released, since it will be released as a timed exclusive for the Samsung Galaxy III. However, an early leaked build of Flipboard for Android has been released into the wild by XDA developers and it’s possible to test drive the gorgeous-looking app.



If you’re a Twitter fan then you’ll be aware of the photo sharing service, Twitpic, already. Now the service arrives on iPhone, allowing you to quickly show off photos and videos to your Twitter followers. There’s a bunch of filters and editing tools, and you can browse your Twitter photo timeline effortlessly through the simple user interface.



Android and iOS users have been able to enjoy free calls with Viber for some time, and this week, a BlackBerry version of the app was released. Disappointingly, Viber for BlackBerry doesn’t yet support calling (which is the best thing about the other versions!), but you can use it to send free text messages and share pictures with other Viber users over 3G or WiFi.



One app released this week that does allow free voice calling is TU Me. Besides allowing you to make free calls on your iPhone, TU Me lets you share photos and location and share audio messages with your buddies. While audio call quality is excellent over WiFi, TU Me isn’t as good for messaging as the more feature-filled WhatsApp.  Also unlike WhatsApp, TU Me is not available for multiple mobile platforms.


Office Zombies

Banks may be having a tough time of it these days, but at least they’re not being overrun by zombies. Not unless you’re playing Office Zombies that is. This is a mobile game for Java phones where you need to shoot zombies inside a bank. You’ll need to be quick on the trigger to stop the undead pursuing their capitalist dreams in this 16-bit style game that’s a whole lot of fun to play.


Star Wars

The Force will be with you at all times if you install this Star Wars app on your Windows Phone. The free application includes a bunch of Star Wars goodies, including wallpapers and sound bites from the movies. You can listen to lots of famous quotes from Star Wars and save them as ringtones, which is good fun. The app also gives you quick access to the official Star Wars Twitter.

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