We've got a pocket full of new apps we're throwing your way in this volume of the best iPad apps of the week. Between a shopping app and a musical title, there's something for everyone.

Stowaway: Learn the true story of an Ethiopian's 12,000 mile-journey to America in this e-comic just launched through the Atavist app. You'll hear the harrowing tale of his trek from Addis Ababa in an awesome, immersive, wonderfully illustrated format. $2.99

Jewel Factory: Amass a fortune's worth of jewels in this new app. Not really an actual fortune, more like one that will get you through 40 different factories, where you'll sort rubies, emeralds, diamonds, etc. Free


Sneakpeeq: Part of the fun of searching for clothes in thrift shops is discovering something no one else has. You can do something similar with Sneakpeeq, where you can shop indie designers and brands you've never heard of for a discount. Free


John Cage's Prepared Piano: Experimental composer John Cage was known for rigging various items underneath the strings of a piano to make an entirely different instrument—known as the "prepared piano." Now you can use those sounds—the noises of screws, bolts, and washers like Cage used—to make your own compositions in this app. $0.99