The flavor of iOS
It’s a foodie’s dream in this week’s roundup—we have apps that show you how to prepare food, make reservations, and even split the bill at your favorite restaurant. Yum!
Blue Apron comes from the gourmet meal-ingredient service of the same name. The app features seasonal recipes, how-to videos, and stories about the service’s farmers and suppliers. You can manage your Blue Apron account from the app, review the meals, and even share photos of your finished creations.
The $5 Enlight app has become one of the more popular and powerful photo editors around during its short life. Now it’s going to become more popular—the newest update makes it a universal app, available for the first time in a native iPad configuration.
Feeday has a very simple job to do, but you might just love it: It shows pics in your Instagram feed right in your phone’s Notification Center. Seems cool to us.
Like Enlight, Microsoft OneNote debuts this week as a universal app—only making the reverse trip to appear, at last, on the iPhone. The updated app also offers a Notification Center widget, along with a new “recent notes” feature that lets you find, um, your recent notes.
MyTable is like Uber, but for home-cooked meals made by people in your community. Select your meal, and the home cook will be at your curbside with fresh food shortly. Right now it appears to be limited to L.A., but we’ll keep an eye on it.
What’s left for Pocket to do? This week’s update offers a new way to experience your saved articles: A text-to-speech feature. Now you can listen to that 6,000-word Atlantic essay you saved eight months ago on your way to work.
Reserve is a concierge dining service that lets you make reservations and pay at the best restaurants in New York, LA, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. The latest update lets you invite guests, split the check evenly, and keep track of updates to your reservations.
This War of Mine
The $10 This War of Mine game is just another war game … except for the part where it’s played from the point of view of “a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers.” Needless to say, racking up a body count is not the way to win this one.