16 Best iOS apps released in April 2014

We’ve pulled together details of our favourite new iPhone and iPad apps from April 2014. This iOS apps selection includes Carousel, Family Guy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Animoto Video Maker, Udacity, Disney’s puzzle game, Blab video messenger, Fantastical 2 and Google Docs.

1. Carousel by Dropbox

Dropbox launched a new photo- and video-sharing gallery app called Carousel. Swap and share photos and videos instantly in private conversations. Save the memories your friends share with one tap. Carousel automatically backs up photos and videos to Dropbox as you take them, so all your memories are kept safe in one place.



2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The official game of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie is now available in the App Store for iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation. Become the Amazing Spider-Man in this open-world adventure full of non-stop action, and face the web-slinger’s greatest challenge yet!



3. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is now available to free download for iPhone and iPad.  The game will be instantly familiar to anyone who ever played The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and to fans of the show. We’re rebuilding Quahog, after ‘somebody’ blew it up. We also get treated to this exclusive mini-episode, which opens up the game.



4. Google Docs

Google launches new Docs and Sheets apps for iOS. Create, edit & collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app.



5. Animoto Video Maker

Turn your camera roll into beautiful, pro-quality videos. Choose your music, photos, and clips and share amazing videos with your family and friends.



6. Tastebuds

Tastebuds is the place to meet new people through the music you love. Scan your iPhone music library or add your favourite bands to see people nearby who have the most in common with you.



7. Udacity

Udacity made its online learning platform more accessible by launching for iPhone users last month. Udacity was originally an iPad-only app, but the company finally brought its video lessons – which include 12 full courses and 26 free and ‘open’ courseware — to smaller screens. In addition, Udacity also introduced an offline mode that lets users download videos which can viewed sans Internet access.



8. Wist – top restaurants & bars nearby

Following a ‘soft launch’ in a handful of US cities late last year, Wist finally launched its personalized travel recommendations app globally in April.  Wist is rolling out its personalized travel recommendations iPhone app.



9. Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY

Introducing the latest chapter from Disney’s most popular puzzle game franchise! Disney has now launched another title in the series, Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY, which takes you on an adventure through medieval China along with the brightest Chinese TV cartoon character, called XYY.



10. Opera Coast

Those looking for alternative browsers on their iPhone now have another option – Opera’s Coast app, a gesture-heavy browser which it first introduced for iPad. Coast features a dark, minimalistic look with a strong focus on tiles. This means that instead of having to type in a URL every time you want to access a site, you can just tap on tiles.



11. Blab – Video Messenger

Blab launched video messaging service in April. To send a Blab, you hold to record and let go to send — just like creating a video on Vine or Instagram. However, Bebo is keen to distance itself from those two services, by focusing on being about friend-to-friend communications, rather than a public network.



12. Fantastical 2 for iPad – Calendar and Reminders

Fantastical 2 is a great app for managing your schedule on the iPad. Indeed, you’ll notice the new Fantastical 2 dashboard is a fresh interface for iPad that displays calendar, day ticker, and list in a single display.



13. Pause magazine

Pause isn’t a new app, as such: this quarterly music magazine has been available on iPad for a few months, but it’s brand new for iPhone. Launched by website, it curates the last three months of recommendations from various music blogs in a slick design blending text, images, videos and, of course, sounds.



14. Mutants

Developer Kobojo has enjoyed some success on Facebook with this RPG, attracting nearly 6m players on the social network. Now it’s on iOS, as you build a team of mutant monsters to fight against enemies and other players alike. Breeding stronger mutants and refining your strategy should give it plenty of depth.



15. Helpouts

Google’s Helpouts service has been out on Android for a while, but is now available for iPhone too. It’s a service for finding experts in various categories – from computing and cookery to fitness and photography – and booking live video sessions to get their tips. It’s easy to use with a decent spread of topics.



16. Swamp Attack

Swamp Attack is a free shooter developed by Out Fit 7 Ltd. The game features 54 different levels, 3 episodes and a Quick Mission for an instant action! Defend your house with more than 10 awesome defense tools like the mighty shotgun, the reckless minigun and the super atom bomb!