I Am Bread, Clashem, and other awesome apps of the week

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Saturday? More like App-aday, amirite? (I'm sorry about this.)
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The weekend is short enough as it is, and Cult of Mac knows you don’t want to spend it searching through the App Store for the best apps you might have missed over the past week.

Whether you’re after wacky bread-related games for your iPhone, video chatting tools for your iPad, or or a nifty travel-related messaging service for your Apple Watch, we’ve dutifully combed through the best offerings of the past 7 days to find something for everyone.

Check below to see our picks:

I Am Bread

You would think that being the world’s best bread simulator isn’t exactly high praise (and, granted, there’s not too much competition). However, I Am Bread is a fun oddity that will appeal to anyone with the kind of wacky sense of humor which made Goat Simulator the hit it became.

Playing as a piece of bread, your mission is to make your way around a detailed 3-D house in search of anything which might give you the toasting you’re looking for.

Yep, it’s one of those games.

Available for: iPhone, iPad
Price: $4.99
Get it from: App Store

Google Street View

Street View is finally its own app.
Street View is finally its own app.
Photo: Google

Google Street View has been around for a few years now, but it remains one of the most attention-grabbing pieces of tech this side of virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now. No longer hidden away inside Google Maps, Street View has finally been rolled out as its own standalone iOS app.

In addition to the immersive 360-degree images you’d expect, one of the neatest features of the new app is allowing users to contribute their own images by way of camera integration.

Hey, with Apple reportedly on the verge of introducing its own Street View rival, it makes sense that Google would want to stay ahead of the curve.

Available for: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Get it from: App Store

Clashem

Video success on the Internet is all about finding something that will go viral. For that reason, it’s no wonder that someone sooner or later would find a way of combining the search for the next viral phenomenon with the left/right swiping interface of Tinder to form a competitive video battling app.

The result is a new app called Clashem, in which users get to put up five second videos for head-to-head battles where the community chooses who wins and who loses.

It’s yet to be proven whether this has the legs to become the next Vine, but it’s still a nifty concept that is well worth a look.

Available for: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Get it from: App Store

Skype

Video chatting just got better.
Video chatting just got better.
Photo: Skype

Like Google Street View, Skype certainly isn’t new, but it did get a major upgrade this past week. Among the improvements on Skype 6.0 is a cleaner and more straightforward user interface, boasting new swipe-based controls for more intuitive navigation.

On top of this, the iPad version of Skype now offers the same features previously found only on the iPhone version. This includes the ability to share your location, send large emoticons, see web link previews, and conduct group chats.

In all, a worthy update.

Available for: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Get it from: App Store

Airbnb for Apple Watch

The new Airbnb app for Apple Watch simplifies communication between hosts and guests.
The new Airbnb app for Apple Watch simplifies communication between hosts and guests.
Photo: Airbnb

Airbnb has revolutionized the way we select the places we’re going to stay when we’re travelling, and thanks to a new Apple Watch app, it’s now even easier.

This week’s Airbnb Watch app acts as a simple messaging service whereby guests and hosts can message one another. Travelers can send a message containing their name name, photo and requested dates, while hosts have the ability to accept or decline from their wrist — using either Siri dictation or preset responses.

While you’ll still need to use larger devices to search listings and submit booking requests, the Watch app is still a great tool — whether you’re filling in your host on what time you’ll be arriving, or checking about the local Wi-Fi password.

Available for: Apple Watch
Price: Free
Get it from: App Store