Five iOS Apps Worth Checking Out - June 2020

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There are so many apps in the iOS App Store that it can be difficult to find new apps to download, plus it's easy to overlook great apps that are a bit older. This week's picks include apps for managing tasks, finding content on Netflix, and organizing your home, plus we've included some fun games.

  • Tasks (Free) - Tasks is a to-do app that lets you create tasks that you need to work on, either immediately or over time. You can organize everything in your life into different categories like Family, Home, Office and more, with sub tasks that can be used for managing projects. Tasks can be managed by the list they're organized in or by date for those that are due soon. Plenty of features are available, like tags, multi-user support, date detection, image support, and more. Tasks is free, but unlocking "Plus" features requires an in-app purchase.
  • New on Flix (Free) - Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? New on Flix is the app for you. It's not an official Netflix app and it's pretty simple - it just shows you what new content is added to Netflix every day. New on Flix is free, but you can pay $0.99 to remove ads.
  • Homer (Free) - Homer is a digital binder that keeps track of everything needed to run your house. You can take pictures of appliance receipts and warranties, log repairs, take stock of the items in each room, make shopping lists for things you need, and more.
  • Crashy Cats (Free) - Crashy Cats is an endless runner where the goal is to take on the role of a cat to jump, bounce, and fly through levels while knocking over as many things as possible. It's free to play, but there are in-app purchases for additional in-game "Fish" currency.
  • SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit (Apple Arcade) - SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit is a new ‌Apple Arcade‌ game that's described as a platform runner. In the app, players take on the role of SpongeBob to defeat Plankton's minions and rescue SpongeBob's friends. There are familiar locations like Bikini Bottom, Glove World, and more, along with mechanics that include trampolines, zip lines, and transformation machines to morph SpongeBob into a range of silly forms. It's free and there are no ads, but a $4.99 per month subscription to ‌Apple Arcade‌ is required.

Have a favorite iOS app? Let us know in the comments. We're always looking for new iOS app ideas, and we'll check out suggestions from MacRumors readers. You can see our recommendations from previous months here, and don't miss our Mac app series featuring great Mac apps worth taking a look at.

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9 weeks ago
I miss the days when free apps were free and paid apps were paid. I basically stopped trying apps because I don't know what they will end up costing. The download, open, see cost, delete process is mind numbing.
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How many of y’all actually pay to remove ads? Like a dollar or two.

If I like the app I pay. I hate ads.
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I miss the days when free apps were free and paid apps were paid. I basically stopped trying apps because I don't know what they will end up costing. The download, open, see cost, delete process is mind numbing.

The app store shows you the IAPs for each app that has them. It's usually pretty easy to tell whether you'll have to pay and how much before buying.
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9 weeks ago


These companies probably pay Macrumors to feature their apps. None of these apps look interesting to me.

I can't believe how many task apps reinvent the wheel. Reminders does most of what these task apps do. I would love to have a task app that had unlimited levels of nesting, much like how Outlook tasks used to be.

We're not paid to feature any apps, and we don't do paid articles.
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9 weeks ago


How many of y’all actually pay to remove ads? Like a dollar or two.

If it’s an app I like I will always pay to remove ads. The only thing I wish was possible is to pay to remove all telemetry being used in the app. For now I rely on pi-hole and AdGuard to help reduce the scope.
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SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit

('https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spongebob-patty-pursuit/id1459922619')

(Apple Arcade ('https://www.macrumors.com/guide/apple-arcade/')) - SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit is a new ‌Apple Arcade‌ game that's described as a platform runner. In the app, players take on the role of SpongeBob to defeat Plankton's minions and rescue SpongeBob's friends. There are familiar locations like Bikini Bottom, Glove World, and more, along with mechanics that include trampolines, zip lines, and transformation machines to morph SpongeBob into a range of silly forms. It's free and there are no ads, but a $4.99 per month subscription to ‌Apple Arcade‌ is required.

What a waste of space for a monthly "iOS Apps Worth Checking Out" page. Was there seriously nothing better than a Spongebob game that requires Apple Arcade?
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