Demonstrating that alarm clock apps don’t have to be deathly dull, Timely boasts several colour schemes or allows you to create your own. You set you alarm by dragging a bar, can snooze by turning your phone over and cloud support means alarms are automatically synced across all your devices.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (US$4.82)
A critically acclaimed action adventure game that is as much about sound and visuals as reflexes, Superbrothers boasts a beautiful pixel art style that’ll keep you so captivated you’ll miss your bus stop.
Not only is Feedly arguably the best RSS reader left after Google Reader’s untimely demise, it’s also the prettiest. Clean and simple and supporting images, it’s a stylish, simple way to keep up to date with all your favourite websites.
Ever parked your car and – like Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in the silver screen classic – then forgotten where you left it? Valet ensures that’ll never happen again, by saving its position on a map. It also features a built-in timer to help you avoid getting a ticket.
With no shortage of decent free weather apps available, you might wonder why you should pay almost a pound for this one. Well, because it’s the most beautiful you can find on Android, that’s why. Clean, stylish and simple, Hue serves up hourly forecasts with aplomb. Also features a home screen widget.
You’ve probably already heard of Flipboard: the world’s most popular “social reader” app, it connects to your social networks and selected news outlets to drag in stories and updates and present them in an eye-pleasing interactive magazine style.
Sine Mora (US$5.99)
This fantastic-looking old school “bullet hell” shoot ‘em up, finally on Android after successful runs on Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and iOS, will put your fingers to the test as it enchants your peepers with its steam punk visuals.
If you want to lavish a new wallpaper on your HTC One, Pattrn is the place to start. It features a wide selection of community-designed patterns, searchable by popularity, colour and keyword, and can even replace your home screen background automatically on a daily/weekly basis.
Carbon for Twitter (Free)
If the official Twitter app (recently redesigned for a somewhat flatter, more modern look) isn’t doing it for you, Carbon makes for an attractive and effective alternative client. It sticks everything on one screen, letting you swipe left and right to move through timeline, mentions and direct messages, and features in-app YouTube playback, Vine previews and web pages.
A clean, minimalist, flat and effortlessly stylish puzzle game in which you tap numbered circles in order to increase their size and add them up to a total of 100. There’s nothing quite like it, in presentation or game design, out there.