Apps of the week: Wildcard | Storywars | Freeletics

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MAKE your smartphone even smarter with these three useful apps


“Wildcard is a news and entertainment experience like no other,” according to the App Store listing for this daily news app. Similar to a few other apps around at the moment, Wildcard aims to bring you breaking news and longer reads tailored to short lunches or long commutes. It has lots of competition in the personalised news sector – not least from the newly-launched Apple News – but it’s well designed and promises editorial curation, which is promising.

Free on iOS


The idea behind Storywars is to get strangers to write a story together. The app introduces an element of competition into the process of story writing, pitting budding authors against each other to see whose writing is best. You kick things off with a chapter, then other users submit their drafts for the next one. After a vote, it’s then decided who gets to write the next one, which then spurs a new round of drafts.

Free on iOS


If cold weather or lack of funds is stopping you getting to the gym, Freeletics is grea. Once you enter some basic details about yourself, it suggests a series of anytime-anywhere exercises. Freeletics has adaptive workouts tailored to your circumstances, so excuses for foregoing a workout will be on even thinner ice.

Free on iOS and Android