MY PICK OF THE WEEK’S APPS

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - MORE TECH -

7 JOURS IOS €2.29

This app from the French TV chan­nel TV5 will help you master French with ease. There are ana­grams and quizzes and new words ev­ery week to help you master vo­cab­u­lary and pro­nun­ci­a­tion.

OIL IOS €2.29

A fun two-player game that’s all about dig­ging for oil in 1900s Amer­ica. It’s quite like a dig­i­tal ver­sion of Battleships that needs a sim­i­lar strat­egy to win out as the best miner.

CAMTOPLAN AN­DROID €4.99

A clever DIY app that helps you mea­sure up ideas for your home. Ideal if you’re re­dec­o­rat­ing or just plan­ning a new sofa. It has neat fea­tures like in­stant cal­cu­la­tion of floor area.

CARBS & CALS IOS €5.49

For those watch­ing their diet, espe­cially su­gar in­take. Se­lect the foods you eat and use pho­to­graphs to de­fine your por­tion size. It does the clever cal­cu­la­tions, you just have to add willpower...

DUCKDUCKGO AN­DROID FREE

In­ter­net pri­vacy is a hot topic and this app lets you take back con­trol of your info. You can es­cape advertising track­ing and it uses an en­crypted con­nec­tion where pos­si­ble.

LON­DON THEATRE AN­DROID FREE

If you’re plan­ning a trip to the West End this helps you dis­cover what’s on and what’s worth see­ing. There’s in­stant book­ing, show re­views and you can se­lect shows by bud­get.

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