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Monster trucks, Apple Watch email, and other awesome apps of the week

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If you're appy and you know it, check our list!
If you're appy and you know it, check our list!
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It’s the weekend, which means (we hope) taking a day off from the usual grind to relax, mow your lawn, have a lie-in, and check out the hottest apps to hit the App Store over the past seven days.

And, man, have we got some good picks this week — from Apple Watch email clients to excellent comedic weather apps!

Check them out below:

The weather app that’ll make you LOL even when it’s raining

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There's a Sharknado up in here! Photo: CARROT Weather
There's a Sharknado up in here! Photo: CARROT Weather

“Fun” isn’t often a word I’d use to describe the ability to check the weather forecast on your iPhone. Thanks to a new app from developer Brian Mueller, however, that’s exactly what it now is. Mueller’s CARROT Weather app is an eerily accurate weather app which serves up twisted meteorological predictions.

Powered by existing weather app Dark Sky, CARROT Weather serves up hilarious weather scenes with its predictions, so that cloudy weather is accompanied by dancing nuclear smokestacks (of course!), snow unleashes evil penguins (what else?), and tornados are signified by flying sharks (is there any other choice?).

Check out more of the deets below.