The 6 Best New Apps of January 2015

New apps are released every month. Some are amazing and helpful. Others are overpriced and expensive. Here’s a look at the best of the best releases from January 2015.

Available on the App Store

#1 123D Sculpt+You can create 3D sculptures with this app and then export them as OBJ files with textures so they can be used with other tools. The skeleton builder on this app is its best feature and lets anyone get started with sculpting since it’s as easy as drawing stick figures on a piece of paper. You can had feathers, skin, or even a hull on a spaceship. Initial Price: Free.

123D Sculpt+

#2. RefMEThis app lets you scan barcodes for books or journals and then sync them to your account on Refme.com. When you do, you’ll be able to create instant citations for the work that you need to prove the research for your term paper. It’s got APA and MHRA for most college courses, but if your teacher/professor has some unique requirements, there’s 7,000 other citation styles that you can use. You’ve also got dozens of referencing sources to enjoy. Initial Price: Free.

#3. Flockers. If you liked the game Worms, then you’re going to love Flockers. It’s reminiscent of the old Lemmings game in some ways since the sheep are trying to make a break for freedom. Save your sheep from becoming mutton stew or let them explode for kicks and giggles. Either way, the humor is dark and the laughs just seem to keep coming. Initial Price: $1.99

Flockers

#4. WWE Immortals. There really hasn’t been a good WWE game since the first Smackdown game came out on the PlayStation One. WWE Immortals is a little better than the average fare, since it’s more of a Mortal Kombat game than a wrestling game, but it still has a bit of a cheese factor to it. The online gameplay is a nice feature once you figure out the AI moves, while the kids are going to love watching replays of their best battles. Initial Price: Free.

#5. Player. If you are the type of person who plays air guitar almost as well as Bill & Ted, then this is the app for you. It will analyze your music library and let you actually play along with your favorite songs. It will show you the finger positions that are needed for the guitar or ukulele or show you the chording for the piano. Song structure happens in real time, so it’s a great way to begin learning how to actually play instead of pretending to play. Initial Price: Free.

#6. Bowling CentralIt’s billed as the most realistic bowling game ever, which might be a stretch, but there is still plenty of fun to be add with this app. It works with swipe controls or the motion sensors in your mobile device, so hold onto your iPhone carefully! There is a social element to this game as people can compete with their Facebook friends. It also supports Airplay Mirroring if you have Apple TV. There are challenge modes, obstacles in the lanes, or classic bowling if you can’t make it to your local alley. Initial Price: $2.99.

What are some of your favorite apps that you’ve found this month? Share your finds below.

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Graeme Sandlin

A theologian of the odd. I love all things tech, especially if there's a sci-fi element to it. You'll find something special I've created every day... and not just on the internet.

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