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, create fun works of augmented reality art, get help finding scholarships large and small, and get and share decorating advice with a dedicated online community.

  • Mirage World - This augmented reality app lets you create interactive pieces on top of the real world. You can put virtual objects, GIFs, text, and drawings on top of anything and share your creations with friends. The Mirages you create are ephemeral and will disappear after they're viewed by your friends, unless they get upvoted, in which case they'll stick around longer. You can also create Mirages for a specific location and leave them for people to find. - Free - Download Now
  • RaiseMe - RaiseMe helps you earn college scholarships both large and small based on your high school achievements. When it comes to paying for college, every little bit can help, and RaiseMe has partnered with more than 250 colleges and universities to offer rewards for everything from good grades to participating in school activities. - Free - Download Now
  • Decorator - Find and share home decorating ideas with fellow design enthusiasts with Decorator. The app provides a network that you can connect with, along with powerful tools to help you better share your decorating vision. Decorator features powerful visualization software that lets you drag and drop furniture, check out paint colors, and more in a virtual room. You can even make purchases right in the app, and share your ideas in an Instagram-like feed. - Free - Download Now
  • It's Cool - You deserve from good news, and It's Cool is all about delivering good news about the weather. While other apps will notify you for events such as when a storm is about to start, It's Cool will alert you for nice weather. This has a side benefit of letting you know when you can, for instance, turn off the air conditioning to save energy. You can set custom comfortable temperature ranges so that the app can alert you when outdoor conditions are within your comfort zone. - $1.99 - Download Now
  • Packr - Let Packr help you get ready for your next trip by creating your custom packing list. Packr looks at your destination, travel dates, and itinerary for your stay to create a list of things that you need to pack. The app will examine weather forecasts, the length of your stay, and more. Based on these factors, Packr can automatically adjust the quantities of certain items to fit your exact needs. While Packr is free to download, you can also pay $2.99 for Packr Premium. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured apps

This week, Apple has a collection of apps to help you experience the upcoming solar eclipse. Find out what the event will look like to you, explore the path of totality, and more.

  • Eclipse2017 - This app will help you plan your solar eclipse viewing experience, showing if you'll be in the path of totality, as well as when you can expect the eclipse to start for you. You'll also get information about when you'll see how long maximum totality will last for your viewing area. - Free - Download Now
  • Total Solar Eclipse - Where Eclipse 2017 offers easily-accessible, basic information on the eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse wants to be your only stop for everything you need to know about the event. Check out an interactive map that shows you the level of total eclipse you can expect, watch and share live streamed videos, and connect with people on Twitter with the built-in Twitter viewer. - Free - Download Now
  • Sky Guide - This is a great app for anyone interested in astronomy. Using your iPhone's accelerometer and location data, Sky Guide can offer a real-time view of activity in areas of space that you can see from your location. With its latest update, Sky Guide is ready for the solar eclipse, with a new menu option in Search that offers some tips for preparing for the eclipse. - Free - Download Now

Free app of the week

Tsuro - Place your tiles and slide your stone along the path that you create. Avoid the paths created by other players that could take you in the wrong direction.


Here's what the developer has to say about Tsuro - The Game of the Path:

Create your own journey with Tsuro: The Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care! Other players' paths can lead you in the wrong direction - or off the board entirely! Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journeys across the board.

You can get Tsuro for free from the App Store until August 24.