The Week in iOS Apps: Final Fantasy VII is here!

This week's roundup of apps includes one of gamerdom's favorite offerings, finally fantasizing on your iOS device. Read on!


Final Fantasy VII is here!

This week’s roundup of apps includes one of gamerdom’s favorite offerings, finally fantasizing on your iOS device. Read on!

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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII dropped this week in the biggest way: Price-wise ($20!), memory-wise (you’ll need 4GB of free space on your iOS device to download it) and pre-established reputation-wise (11 million units of the game were sold before it came to Apple’s mobile platform). If you’ve got the money and the gigabytes, it’s time to say hello again to an old friend.


Giphy Cam

Giphy Cam lets you record a GIF on your iPhone, add effects to it—more than 40 overlays and effects are available—then share via Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook Messenger.


LinkedIn Lookup

Looking for sources of power and expertise at your workplace? This app will make them easier to find. LinkedIn Lookup “is the fastest way to find, learn about, and contact anyone at your company, even if you’re not connected to them on LinkedIn. In seconds, you can find a coworker by title, skill, name, expertise and more.”


Microsoft Translator

We’re living in the future, aren’t we? Microsoft Translator lets you speak a phrase into your phone, then offers you the instant translation in any one of 50 available languages. If you’re not sure how to speak the translated words, you can let the app “speak” the translation for you. It’s free, and compatible with the Apple Watch.



Moodnotes is a $4 app that lets you journal your emotions and learn how to steer them through feedback and suggestions. The idea? To increase your self-awareness, reduce your stress, and enhance your sense of well-being.


Spire Recorder

The free Spire Recorder “is like having an audio engineer in your pocket. Spire automatically adds professional polish to your recordings, so you can record, mix, and share great-sounding audio from anywhere.” Record, mix, then share your creation through text or email. 


VHS Camcorder

Do you wish your iPhone videos looked, well, worse? Like something shot on a bulky camcorder in 1985, complete with the video date timestamped in the corner of the screen? VHS Camcorder might just be your favorite app ever, laying your video with retro effects to make it look like it was shot on tape. Old, old tape. 

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On the Apple Watch

Microsoft Outlook lets you check email from your wrist ... Sygic’s navigational app now has an Apple Watch component … Square Cash (pictured) makes it easy for you to send money to family or friends.

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