The best nap, notes, Apple Watch-keyboard and memory-game apps this week


App roundup
Sleep, type, take notes, and remember stuff.
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This week we type on our Apple Watches, scrapbook everything into Notebooks, flex our brains with MoneyBall and more.

NapBot – Auto Sleep Tracker

NapBot - Auto Sleep Tracker: Zzzzz.
Photo: NapBot

NapBot, the machine-learning sleep tracker for your Apple Watch, now offers a native watch app. It still analyzes your sleep, and monitors environmental noise to gauge its effects, but now you also can enjoy an iPhone widget, notifications, awake-minutes trends and better watch complications. Zzzz — and I mean that in a good way.

Price: Free with in-app purchase

Download: NapBot – Auto Sleep Tracker from the App Store (iOS)

FlickType Keyboard

No more typos on ther aspple Watcvh!
No more typos on ther aspple Watcvh!
Photo: FlickType

FlickType is a QWERTY keyboard for the Apple Watch. It lets you choose word suggestions with the Digital Crown, then send your words as a message. As ever with any keyboard app, make sure you trust the developer before installing it and typing in your darkest secrets.

Price: $2.99

Download: FlickType Keyboard from the App Store (iOS)


The ultimate combo: money, and balls.
The ultimate combo: money, and balls.
Photo: $Ball

Sponsored: MoneyBall is a memory game for iOS and Android. The game shows you a sequence of symbols, which you have to remember for long enough to type them back in. You can play alone or compete against friends (either head-to-head or in a tournament). If you’re looking to train your brain to remember long sequences of cryptic symbols, then this is the app for you.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Download: MoneyBall: Can You WIN It All? from the App Store (iOS)


Notebooks is one app I’m totally excited about.
This is one app I’m totally excited about.
Photo: Notebooks

Notebooks is a rewritten update to the venerable notes app, and is a genuinely useful alternative to Apple’s built-in Notes app. For a start, Notebooks is also a task manager, so you can combine notes with to-dos, or use notes as to-dos.

The other killer feature is that you can easily clip and store other documents in the app: web pages, PDFs, images, anything you like. It’s the perfect digital scrapbook, and it even has a Mac version to sync to.

Price: Free with in-app subscription

Download: Notebooks from the App Store (iOS)


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