Apple Unveils Most Innovative Apps Of 2021 To Keep Your Day Interesting
By Mikelle Leow, 04 Jun 2021
Video screenshot via George Batchelor
Those productivity apps in your iPhone might be helpful for day-to-day life, but they’re not the ones you’ll use to get those wheels in your head spinning.
With all that free time in your hands, you might want to shake things up in your daily mix of apps, and Apple has got some ideas for you. The tech giant has just announced its shortlist for the annual Apple Design Awards, highlighting apps and games that exemplify solid innovation and ingenuity in design.
Scroll down to discover the App Store’s six most innovative apps of 2021, and view all Apple Design Award contenders here.
Universe — Website Builder by Universe Exploration Company
That’s right. You can design a website directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The drag-and-drop builder lets you quickly create a site with the necessary features—like an online store and payment system—without possessing coding or technical skills. Plus, it’s free.
Bird Alone by George Batchelor
An activity book of sorts with wings, Bird Alone is a casual game for iPhone and iPad users that has you befriend “the loneliest bird in the world.” You forge a long-term friendship with the bird by drawing it pictures, creating poetry and music, and engaging in daily discussions about life.
Blind Drive by Lo-Fi People
While visuals typically drive gameplay, Blind Drive forces you to take the wheel through your ears only. The black comedy arcade action game, which requires you to put on headphones, envisions the player going against traffic while blindfolded, late for dinner with their grandma. You’ll have to get to your destination somehow, even when you’re yelled at by angry drivers or chased down by cops.
Museum Alive by Alchemy Immersive Ltd
Bring some of the most fascinating creatures lost to time back to life in your own home! Museum Alive with David Attenborough is available now on the iOS App Store. Download to discover prehistoric life as you’ve never seen it before. pic.twitter.com/Kehm0SWBlq— Alchemy Immersive (@AlchemyImmerse) February 24, 2021
In this David Attenborough-guided app, users can resuscitate extinct creatures in the real world through augmented reality. Meet unusual creatures—like a flying dinosaur and a sabre-toothed tiger on its hunt—and discover more about their lives by learning about their habitats, food chains, and how they eventually disappeared.
NaadSadhana by Sandeep Ranade
Here’s one for all those who sing in the shower. With the help of artificial intelligence, NaadSadhana automatically gives you a full orchestra as you sing or play music. If you’re confident enough, you can even publish those results.
League of Legends: Wild Rift by Riot Games
The multiplayer skills and strategy game from the League of Legends franchise was built “from the ground up” for mobile players. iOS players can now team up with their friends and compete for championship with the game’s smooth controls and graphics.
[via Apple, cover image via George Batchelor]
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