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The best apps of the week for photographers, music buffs, and gamers

There's even an app for cashiers.


John-Michael Bond


Posted on May 15, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 6:53 pm CDT

The Daily Dot’s weekly app round-up brings you five new, or newly updated, apps for both iOS and Android that are well worth your time and attention. 

The Roll (iOS)


Developed by the folks behind the online photo marketplace EyeEm, The Roll wants to help you look your best. The app scans and organizes your photos, making them searchable by a variety of sorting options. Want to see all of your photos will sunglasses, for example? The Roll will find them for you by simply searching “sunglasses.”  

In addition The Roll has a powerful curation feature. Here’s how it works: Say you take five pictures of a group of friends. Roll will examine those pictures and find the best looking photo for you, based on an advanced algorithm. If you’ve got a cluttered photo roll and you’re looking for gold The Roll could be your ticket to photo freedom.

Hungry Shark World (iOSAndroid


There is nothing fun or funny about real shark attacks, but Hungry Shark World is a macabre, delightful action game. This sequel to Hungry Shark Evolution brings you all the beach-ruining, flesh-chewing action you could ever desire. Choose from 17 shark species across 3 big free-roaming worlds. Eat people, fish, whales, subs, and more.

The graphics are beautiful, immersing you in cartoonish gore with each ridiculous chomp. Goals include high score, survival, and and hunts for specific kinds of prey. It’s basically Echo the Dolphin meets Saw. While the game does feature micro transactions, they’re not necessary to unlock everything. Start your reign of terror. Leave no beach open.

Hoopla Digital Library (iOSAndroidKindle Fire)


As a child, the library was a treasured place where you could find books and comics your parents either didn’t want you to read or simply didn’t know existed. Sadly, as an adult it gets harder to find time to go to the library. Hoopla Digital Library is essentially a library in your pocket. Movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and more, Hoopla has them all waiting with the touch of a button.

Currently the service is limited to six libraries in California, you can find the list here, but the promise of moving libraries online is an exciting one. There’s already thousands of options to choose from, and you can read and stream directly from the apps on your iOS, Android, or even Kindle Fire device.

CashCloser (iOS)


Cashiers make the world go ’round, but if you’ve ever had to count down a till at the end of the night you know it’s a giant pain. You’re alright tired from a long shift, and nothings worse than being off by $5 and getting an ugly call from your manager the next morning. CashCloser makes counting down your till easy.

Take note of how many of each denomination you have, and then enter them into CashCloser’s calculator. CashCloser counts coins, bills, and rolls. You can track how much you need to leave inside the till, how much you need to balance the till, and more. It’s free and there’s nothing to unlock. Never let a simple math mix up get you in trouble again. Give CashCloser a spin.

SnapRap (iOS)


Are you an aspiring rapper? Even if you’re not, SnapRap can change that, one catchy line at a time. SnapRap lets you pick a beat from its library, hit record, and lay down your own rap verse. Raps can be 2, 4, 8, or 16 bars long. Once you’re done use the share feature to send your masterwork to your friends.

For talented hip hop aficionados this could be the secret to building up some hot verses. For the rest of us it’ll be something we do for fun that annoys our friends and signifiant others. No matter who uses it, we all win. Have fun and write some rhymes. 

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*First Published: May 15, 2016, 10:34 am CDT