Best new apps for iPhone and iPad

What are the hottest new apps on the App Store right now? These!

There are over a million and a half apps for iPhone and iPad and the number just keeps growing. Every day new and newly updated apps hit the App Store, and it's impossible to keep up with all of them. Luckily, you don't have to. All you have to do is bookmark this page and come back every day. When you do, we'll have the best of the best new apps waiting for you!

And don't forget to check out our list of this week's best games for your iPhone.

Best new and updated apps

Best apps

This week, quickly scan and analyze documents on the go, keep track of your favorite TV shows and movies, learn Mandarin, and much more.

  • Prizmo Go - Quick capture and scan text from a physical document using only your iPhone. The app will recognize the text even before you capture your image, and will highlight it. After capture, the text will be scanned, and the app will use built-in optical character recognition (OCR) technology that will allow you to copy and paste the text right from the image. The OCR feature can also connect to Prizmo's servers to scan in up to 22 different languages. If you need to, Prizmo Go can also read text from the document aloud. - Free - Download Now
  • TV Guide - Keep track of your favorite TV shows, movies, and stars with TV Guide from Zeen. The app puts an emphasis on video stories to offer more dynamic looks at your favorite shows and movies, and even has a Today widget that shows videos without you needing to open the app. Put your favorite shows and new discoveries alike on your watchlist to make sure you never miss an episode. Follow certain shows to make sure you always know what's up. You an also find and get to a service that will let you rent or buy a movie or TV episode in just a couple of taps. - Free - Download Now
  • HelloChinese - Learn Mandarin in a fun and interesting way with HelloChinese. Focusing on pronunciation, the app offers several game-like lessons and personalized daily training courses. HelloChinese utilizes speech recognition to correct your pronunciation as you learn, while the Mandarin audio is provided exclusively by native speakers. - Free - Download Now
  • Flocabulary - This app looks to engage kids in their own education using hip-hop. Get access to over 800 videos and activities, with content made for a variety of subjects, including math, science, language arts, and social studies. Students can participate with the app, rapping along to the videos. There are also a number of challenge activities to go along with the videos in each subject. The app comes with a one-week free trial, after which you'll need to pay $4.99 a month in order to take advantage of Flocabulary's library. - Free - Download Now
  • Funnel - Listen in to news from your most trusted sources with this minimal and colorful app. Funnel helps you build an audio news feed that offers summaries from different sources like the BBC, NPR, CBC, and more. New summaries will be available every hour, and the app makes it easier to stay on top of what's going on in the world. - Free - Download Now
  • Vanido - If you need some extra help learning to sing, Vanido may be the app for you. Offering personalized singing lessons and exercises, Vanido is like having a singing coach in your pocket. You'll have three vocal sessions to complete each day, with the app listening to your progress and providing real-time visual feedback. Vanido can also be personalized to your vocal range so that you can reach your full potential without challenging you unnecessarily. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured Apps

This week, Apple has collected a group of apps that have added interesting new features in their latest updates. While the apps themselves may cover a wide range of categories, each of them offers different examples of the kind of innovations that make iOS a vibrant platform.

  • Adobe Illustrator Draw - This app lets you create vector artwork on custom canvases, using image and drawing layers that you can send to Adobe Illustrator CC on your Mac or PC. With its latest update, you can now create custom-sized documents, giving you more freedom over your work. Additionally, improvements have been made to the app's Apple Pencil compatibility on the iPad Pro, with users now able to specify whether your finger should draw, erase, or go ignored while you're using Apple's stylus. - Free - Download Now
  • Bleacher Report - Stay on top of the news about your favorite sports teams with Bleach Report. Get news alerts for scores and results, check out a stream of stories, videos, and more about your team, pulled from around the web. With version 5.0, Bleacher Report now sports an all-new look and feel, with the new Fire section showing the best videos from outlets like House of Highlights, along with Bleacher Report itself. - Free - Download Now
  • Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia's official app helps you find topics to explore, find nearby points of interest with articles of their own, and search for something that's really been stuck in your brain. It's latest update has brought along a new account creation process, password reset and recovery features, and support for two-factor authentication. The update also fixes a number of bug.. - Free - Download Now
  • Concepts - Concepts puts an emphasis on making your sketching smarter. Use a variety of tools to create your art, product, and architectural designs. Customize your colors, the width of your tools, the kind of rulers you want to use, and more. You can export in several formats, including JPG, PNG, SVG, and PSD. In version 4., Concepts has added a new set of vector watercolor brushes to increase your creative options. The Concepts team has also improved the app's digital inking engine to allow the tools to act more like the analog ones that they emulate. - Free - Download Now

Free app of the week

Lily - Lily is an app for creating music. Promoting such creation in a fun and playful manner, Lily lets you build looping melodies with each on-screen lily. You can build more complex music as you add more and more lilies to your work.

Lily

  • Choose from six lily flowers, each with their own unique sound over three octaves.
  • Alter the number of petals to create melodies of different lengths.
  • Select from five musical scales.
  • Alter the tempo division of each lily to create interesting interplay between the lilies.
  • Save your compositions and switch seamlessly between them.
  • Record and share your creations with Everyplay.

You can get Lily for free from the App Store until May 4.