AnyList (free) — Purple Cover’s shopping list app remains one of our favorites for managing a household shopping list and sharing it among multiple family members, and the last couple of updates have made a great app even better. Last month, the company added location-based reminders so you can add your favorite store locations and be notified to check your list whenever you’re near one, and you can even add multiple locations per list. The latest update, version 4.7, builds on that idea by allowing you to define multiple store names within a list, and then assign individual items to specific stores. You can then filter your list based on which store you’re in, which avoids the need to keep multiple lists for different stores, and allows you to much more easily assign a single item to more than one store, while keeping it out of the list when you’re in places where you can’t get it.
Navigon North America ($60) — While the free navigation options available in Apple and Google’s Maps applications will meet the needs of a lot of users at an unbeatable price, companies like Garmin are still providing more powerful paid options for the serious road warriors. Navigon has recently added enhanced road signs, better traffic notifications and Apple Watch support, and with this latest update comes a dramatically simplified search engine along with a refined user interface and smart calendar navigation. You can now find your destination much more easily with a simple one-line search field that looks up point-of-interest names and addresses and incorporates Siri for speech input. The icons have also been redesigned, making it easier to see the information you need at a glance. Users can also now opt for a light user interface color over the dark charcoal look that the app has traditionally sported. Lastly, an extended today screen widget allows users to quickly navigate to the locations of upcoming calendar events with a single tap.
Numix (free) — If you’re a fan of math puzzle games, you’ll definitely want to check out Numix, which challenges you to add up numbers on a 4×4 grid, earning higher scores by adding up longer and larger sequences. Simply swipe across two or more numbers and end on their sum to score points, or swipe across identical numbers to combine them and build bigger numbers that can then form part of sums for even higher scores. The game provides a single-player training mode to practice building up to high scores, and then you can go online to challenge your friends or other players worldwide in a three-round match. You can chat with friends in the app and share your score on Twitter and Facebook. The World Championship feature also allows you to track down the top players and challenge them, and replay matches.