New levels for Tomb Raider GO, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Happy Easter, everyone! Depending on where you live in the world, you may got an extra-long weekend this week (apologies if you don’t!) — thereby giving you a bit more time to check out the week’s top apps.

So what to pick? Check out our selection of the week’s most important apps and app updates below. You won’t regret it!

Tomb Raider GO: Mirror of Spirits

Released in 2015, Tomb Raider GO transformed the Lara Croft experience from open world action-adventure title into a turn-based isometric puzzle game. And crazily enough it worked!

Now the game has been given an overhaul with new levels, courtesy of the Mirror of Spirits update. You get 25 new levels, which serve as a worthy addition to the brilliant original. (Because it’s an update, rather than a sequel, you can go back and play the original levels too!)

If you’re a fan of the Tomb Raider franchise, and looking for something a little different, you really can’t go wrong.

Available for: iPhone, iPad
Cost: $1.99
Get it from: App Store

Instagram

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Add selfie stickers to your Instagram selfie to communicate with more than one expression.
Photo: Instagram

Forget Snapchat, Instagram is the O.G. photo-sharing tool, and this week it got an update aiming to solidify its place in the world. The photo-sharing network of 600 million users rolled out new sticker tools in response to the rapidly growing number of people using its Stories feature, debuted last August.

The selfie stickers are supposed to make even “your most casual, everyday moments into something fun to share.” You can add stickers to still images and videos alike. There are also more cities being added to Instagram’s geostickers, designed by local Instagram users in those place. Tap on a geosticker, and you can learn more about the artist who made it.

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

Hyperburner

Hyperburner is a futuristic sci-fi jet simulator that’s bound to please any fans of Wing Commander or the classic WipeOut series. The game isn’t new, but this week it went free — which should open it up to a (well-deserved) larger audience than ever.

The controls are superb, with a level of responsiveness I haven’t seen in another game of this type. Some slower-paced games can get away with a clunky control scheme, but in a title that has you weaving between moving rocks and the gears of giant machines at various improbable speeds, a bad control system would have crippled this title before it even got off the ground.

As it is, you get a smooth, intuitive — and oh so beautiful — experience which feels like that moment in a space opera where the ship manages to avoid certain demise and lives to tell the tale.

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

Dropbox Paper

A bit like Apple’s own Pages for iCloud or Google Docs, Dropbox Paper is a collaborative document-editing tool, designed to reflect the way that collaborators no longer have to be physically located in the same office.

This week it got an important update, allowing you to create, access, edit and comment on documents — even when you’re not online. Of course, this means that your collaborators won’t see the changes immediately, but they will instead update next time you have connectivity. It’s an incredibly useful addition to the tool, and means that you can get real work done regardless of whether you can or can’t connect to the internet.

The update also adds new language support, meaning that you can use it in English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Ukrainian. Good stuff!

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