New week, new apps. Here are some of our favourites.
Facebook’s been trying to make its mobile version special for a while now (remember Facebook Home?), but it seems like the new Paper finally hits the mark. By focusing on news, Paper ends up looking a lot like Flipboard, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s not fully tweakable yet, but we figure that’s coming soon. [Free]
Man, everybody wants to be a DJ these days, but who can afford it? Between the bulky equipment and the crates full of old vinyl, we’re talking serious cash. Pacemaker nixes all that, letting you use your iPad as a mixer, and tapping into your Spotify and iTunes libraries for songs to chop, screw, fade, and blend. In-app purchases give you an even wider variety of effects, so you can drop the bass wherever you are. [Free]
Exploring the wide world of whiskey can be intimidating, especially if you’re presented with a fancy menu longer than your arm. Distiller asks a few questions about what you’re looking for in a whiskey, and where you’ll be enjoying it, and presents you with a choice selection. With expert ratings and thousands of data points, it’s like a well-curated music feed, but for booze. [Free]
There are plenty of journaling apps out there, but Reporter impresses with clean, intuitive design and a fun, unpredictable schedule. A few randomly-timed surveys pop up each day, asking you where you’re at, who you’re with, and what you’re doing; the more you answer, the fuller your journal becomes, making it a breeze to look back on fun, interesting or notable memories you might have otherwise forgotten. [$4]
Perhaps the best Snapchat client for Windows Phone, this week’s 6snap update adds new brush sizes and new memory features to the clean, slick app. If your Android and iOS friends are in on the self-destructing picture craze, this is the best way to join them. [Free]