Best iPhone apps this week

We've returned from the wilderness with a haul of meaty apps for your delectation and delight

Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon £0.69

The quirkily named Sir Benfro is a scientific explorer with a head of hair as impressive his balloon – which he uses to explore weird and wonderful worlds filled with a plethora of strange creatures. The unique visuals and different difficulty settings should ensure fun times for kids and grown-ups alike.

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Blot £0.69

This title sees you control a loveable ink blot as it traverses levels littered with lethal pencils and thumb tacks. Fortunately you have plenty of tools, powerups and wacky outfits to help you on your way. The most fun you’ve had with ink since flicking fountain pens at your mate’s school uniform back in the day.

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Ragdoll Blaster 3 £0.69

Marvel at the wonders of physics as cute little rag dolls are hurtled through the air in this obstacle-laden puzzler. Five worlds with over 100 levels – together with instant replay and customisable outfits – should keep your commute lively.

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Game Your Video £0.69

Game Your Video lets you add effects to your videos as you record them, including motion effects, audio samples, visual effects and transitions. It might not make you the next Michael Bay (it lacks a near-limitless catalogue of explosions) but you’ll still be able to share your mini masterpieces with the rest of the app’s community. Next stop, the Baftas…

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Gumtree £free

Gumtree’s new app serves up more than one million live ads at any one time and will be a boon for bargain hunters on the move. You can contact sellers directly from the app and create a favourites list while searching for jobs, properties or impulse buys.

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