New iPhone apps worth downloading: Days – Photo & GIF Diary and Winzip updates, Continue?9876543210

Jan 15, 2014
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Document your life in photos with Days, today’s first app worth downloading, which encourages users to snap photos throughout the day and even create animated GIFs, and share their daily diary with others. We’ve also got an update to compressed document reader Winzip, which allows users to access documents, photos and other files on their […]

Document your life in photos with Days, today’s first app worth downloading, which encourages users to snap photos throughout the day and even create animated GIFs, and share their daily diary with others. We’ve also got an update to compressed document reader Winzip, which allows users to access documents, photos and other files on their iOS devices. Finally comes Continue?9876543210, an existential action-adventure game about a dead video game character lost in the depths of the computer world.

Days – Photo & GIF Diary update (Free)

What’s it about? Document your life every day in pictures with Days, an app that sorts through the images, creates animated GIFs, and makes it easy to share it all with others.

What’s cool? Days, as the name suggests, is an app about making a daily diary of your life using your iPhone or iPad. Each day, you use the app to snap photos of what you do, and at the end of the day (actually, 5 a.m.), Days rolls them together into a shareable diary. You can also create animated GIFs with the app by snapping photos within 10 seconds of each other and stitching them together automatically. You can choose to save your diaries and keep them private, or to share them across social networks such as Facebook. Days’ latest update adds a number of improvements, like an offline mode, the ability to search through other users’ posts by name or hashtag, a new design and new GIF editing capabilities, and more.

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Who’s it for? If documenting your life in photos with the help of your smartphone appeals to you, check out Days.

What’s it like? Grab Day One and My Daily Journal for some diary keeping alternatives.

Winzip update (Free)

What’s it about? Access .zip and RAR files on your iOS devices with Winzip, which allows you to “unzip” compressed files, as well as view their contents like photos and documents.

What’s cool? Winzip lets users access compressed files sent in emails and “unzip” them on their iOS devices – just like it does on your computer at home. The app gives you the ability to access compressed files that take up less space when they’re being sent over an Internet connection, and also functions as a viewer for different kinds of files. You can save files you unzip to a “My Documents” folder created by Winzip, and the app lets you view documents and photos that you pull out of emails and other transfers. Winzip’s new update brings support for AirDrop and a full redesign for iOS 7, among other improvements.

Who’s it for? If you need to access compressed files on your mobile devices a lot, grab Winzip.

What’s it like? Other alternative timer apps include @Timer and Timer+.

Continue?9876543210 ($3.99)

What’s it about? Venture through the Random Access Memory as a dead video game character in Continue?9876543210, a strange, existential action-adventure game.

What’s cool? A bit of an existential experiment and a weird game overall, Continue?9876543210 sends players as a dead video game character through the strange annals of the Random Access Memory, where the character is slated for deletion. Ostensibly, your goal is to stay alive as long as possible by fighting your way through various areas, talking with other people and gathering “prayers” and “lightning,” which are used to create shelters that hide you from deletion, or clear the way ahead, respectively. Lots of weird dialogue and strange, often beautiful settings await, with the order of the game being generated randomly from a set of 11 levels.

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Who’s it for? Players who like their action-adventure games a bit more on the interpretive, artistic side will want to check out Continue?9876543210.

What’s it like? You might also find similar, interesting strangeness in Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and Year Walk.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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