Best new and noteworthy apps: Carousel, Family Guy, Rormix, and more…

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New and updated apps hit the iOS App Store every day. It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest and greatest that the App Store has to offer but here at TiP, we’ll bring you a weekly roundup of some of the most noteworthy additions and updates. Let’s check out what this week had to offer…


Rormix screens

Rormix, a music discovery app for emerging talent previously featured in our list of best music discovery apps, received a huge update this week bringing it to version 2.0. The app has been given a complete UI overhaul plus a number of features that make it even easier to find new music videos. You can now scan your music library to get artist recommendations, view bio pages for artists and follow them, play music videos in one central feed and keep a track of all of the songs you’ve discovered through the Recently Played screen. In-app search has also been greatly improved with the addition of user tags — tag a Rormix artist with a commercial artist name and it will then be discoverable when someone searches for music similar to that artist.

Free — Download now for iPhone

Carousel by Dropbox

Carousel screens

At an event in San Francisco this week, Dropbox CEO unveiled a new app by the name of Carousel. The purpose of Carousel is photo and video organization and sharing. Similar in functionality to the Camera Upload functionality in the Dropbox iOS app and in looks to Apple’s own Photos app in iOS 7, Carousel collects your images in Dropbox and on your iPhone into moments so you can brows by time. Private conversations have been built into Carousel for photo sharing and images shared with you can be saved into your own Carousel timeline.

Free — Download now for iPhone

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Family guy

With the success of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, it was only a matter of time until a game with a similar formula was launched under the Family Guy franchise. The result is Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. In the game, Peter Griffin has accidentally destroyed Quahog and you have to help rebuild the city with the help of your favorite Family Guy characters. The game looks good, is written well and is free to download and play. However, as is often the case with this type of game, it is loaded with in-app purchases so expect it to get very expensive, very quickly if you’re the impatient type.

Free — Download now for iPhone and iPad

Amazon Instant Video

Amazon screens

The iOS app for Amazon’s streaming video service Amazon Instant Video has been given an iOS 7-style makeover this week as well as a number of bug fixes. UK users already saw an update app last month as Amazon rebranded their LOVEFiLM service to Amazon Instant Video in the UK to bring it in line with the company’s US offerings.

Amazon Instant Video — Free (requires subscription) — Download now for iPhone and iPad

Amazon Instant Video UK — Free (requires subscription) — Download now for iPhone and iPad


Klout screens

Klout has been updated to version 2.0, adding a number of features to help users manage their online presence. Updates include a personalized content stream based on your interests, content scheduling to Facebook or Twitter, a topic explorer, and integration with Klout Perks — product discounts, VIP access to brands etc. depending on your level of influence. The app has been given a much needed visual refresh too.

Free — Download now for iPhone

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