7 apps you can't miss this week

With the mega CES Tech event wrapping up, tech enthusiasts are wandering off waiting for the next big development


Tech Desk January 17, 2017
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With the mega Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wrapping up, tech enthusiasts are wandering off waiting for the next big development.

Let's look at some of the best apps of the week that may keep us occupied.

AlarmMon



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For some people, waking up is arguably the most difficult part of the day. There are apps that wake people up in innovative ways but keeping us awake is a completely different ballgame. AlarmMon tries its hand to solve this issue by only turning off the alarm when you complete a certain mission in the game. You can customise your morning mission to your liking.

The app is available for free on both iOS and Android

Brushstroke



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Brushstroke not only converts your photos into paintings just like Prisma, it also allows you to order prints of your photos directly from the app and deliver them right at your doorstep.

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The app is available for free on iOS

Dottted



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As the name suggests, Dottted is a dot-based game that relies on the art produced by Yoni Alter. A sort of a visual Hangman in which you try to guess the animal dotted in the photo by tapping on the screen. It's quite a unique artsy game that tests your visual skills.

The app is available for free on both iOS and Android

Duobook



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Duobook does something quite simple yet extremely useful. This new app lets you seamlessly switch between reading and listening to the same story. You can simply choose the ebook setting when you want to read and switch to the audiobook setting when you want to utilise your ears instead.

The app is available for free on iOS

Forest



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For many controlling their phone addiction remains an unsolved problem. Forest could help you tackling this problem. It helps users to focus by setting aside specific focus time undeterred by your phone's activity. It plants a virtual tree on your smartphone screen from the time you press start on the app. If you try to do something on the phone, the tree dies — making you start over.

Focusing longer and longer translates into creating a virtual forest of your progress leading to additional points that can be spent towards planting real trees.

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While it is available for free on Android, it will cost you $1.99 on iOS

Sage Solitaire



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Sage solitaire is an innovative makeover to the popular card game. With every round going by quickly, you are in danger of being addicted and spending hours playing it. Don’t worry, you can use the aforementioned Forest app to maintain a balance.

The app is available for free on both iOS and Android

Space



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This app uses neuroscience to help reduce your app addictions. Choose a list of apps that you want some space from. Whenever you try to open the listed apps, you'll experience a moment of peaceful meditation before they load.

The app is available for free on iOS

This article originally appeared on Mashable 

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