Every week, Apple features an impressive app as its ‘App of the Week’ which is made available for free for seven days before it returns to its original price. The time has arrived again and this week’s app happens to be one with some of the best 3D photo effects you’ll ever come across on your iOS device, and if you wish to save on the $1.99 price tag that it usually carries, now is the time.

Developed by Pixite, Matter made its debut on the iOS App Store back in July 2014 and this is the first time that it has been made available for free.  Matter is a photo effects app that allows users to add realistic 3D effects to any of their photos with real-time shadows and reflections. The 3D objects range from simple geometric shapes to complex architectural structures. Additionally, you can create video loops of objects spinning and hovering and save them to your iOS device. With just a few taps of a button, you can easily and quickly share your creations across the web.

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With Pixite’s incredible editor, you can add realistic 3D objects to your photos and videos, adjust everything from reflections to shadows in real-time, and then share them across the Internet. With a swath of impressive objects to place, a variety of sample backgrounds to test out, and the ability to animate your 3D models, Matter will make your photos and videos extraordinary.


You can get started by choosing any image from your device and editing it. The app is bundled with 4 object packs that are available for free, each containing a bunch of different shapes. More packs are also available in the store, which can be purchased for a few bucks or downloaded for free of charge.

Once an object is added to the screen, you can rotate it with your fingers and zoom in and out by pinching. To move them around, you’ll have to use two fingers instead. The style of the objects can also be adjusted as well as their shadow.

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The app comes with free background images as well that are made available by the community in the “Free for All” section. Using these images, you can freely edit them, experiment with the app’s features and share your creations.

If you haven’t tried Matter yet, I highly recommend that you grab it from the iOS App Store while it’s free. It normally costs $1.99.

(Download: Matter iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store)

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