New iPhone apps worth downloading: Kritk, KeyMe: Digital Keychain, Mikey Hooks

Aug 13, 2013
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Thinking about hitting the movies this week? Grab today’s first app worth downloading, Kritk, and find all the information you need to know about all kinds of movies, as well as what other users are saying about them. You might also want to grab KeyMe, an app for saving scans of your keys so that […]

Thinking about hitting the movies this week? Grab today’s first app worth downloading, Kritk, and find all the information you need to know about all kinds of movies, as well as what other users are saying about them. You might also want to grab KeyMe, an app for saving scans of your keys so that you can order replacements if you’re ever locked out. Last but not least is Mikey Hooks, a great 2-D platformer in the style of some of the classics in the genre, and the follow-up to the popular Mikey Shorts.

Kritk (Free)

What’s it about? Share your opinions on movies, and find out what other people think about films hitting theaters, in order to get recommendations and find movies you want to see.

What’s cool? Kritk is something of a social networking experience specifically geared around movies. The app lets users watch trailers, mark movies you want to see, and give ratings that other people can check out. You can follow other users and see what movies they like and don’t, and earn social badges for your interactions. Kritk brings you all kinds of information about films, including full cast and crew information, and even includes posters you can download.

Who’s it for? Movie fans, use Kritk to share your opinions and find out what to see next.

What’s it like? Other great social tools for moviegoers are Flixster and IMDb.

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KeyMe: Digital Keychain (Free)

What’s it about? Save all your physical keys as digital scans to quickly order replacements if you ever lose them or lock yourself out.

What’s cool? Getting replacement keys can be a bit of a pain when you lose the key you need for your house or car, but KeyMe can help cut down on the expense and irritation of calling out a locksmith. The app lets you scan your keys digitally and save them, so that if you ever need to order replacements, you can quickly do so using your iOS device. The app also lets you order replacement keys through the mail, call a locksmith if you lock yourself out so you can get back in quickly using your scans (while also saving you money), and send your key scans to friends and family so they can make their own copies, as well.

Who’s it for? Anyone who’s ever spent a ton of money and suffered the inconvenience of being locked out should snag KeyMe.

What’s it like? You can get locksmith help from Pop a Lock Locksmith and My Locksmith Locator if you need alternatives to KeyMe.

Mikey Hooks ($1.99)

What’s it about? The sequel to platformer Mikey Shorts, Mikey Hooks brings new elements to players adventuring through a 2-D side-scrolling world.

What’s cool? Platformer Mikey Hooks, like its predecessor, MIkey Shorts, will be familiar in a lot of ways to fans of the genre. Your main goal is to run through each level, freeing humans who have been encased in stasis tubes by aliens, and trying to avoid dangerous robots. The game judges your performance based on how quickly you complete each level, and how many coins you can collect along the way. Mikey Hooks changes things up by providing protagonist Mikey with a grappling hook item that lets him swing over gaps, dodge enemies and move more quickly through levels.

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Who’s it for? Platformer fans will have a great time with Mikey Hooks, especially with its new grappling hook.

What’s it like? Don’t forget to check out Mikey Shorts, and get more great platforming action out of League of Evil.

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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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