Best new apps for iPhone and iPad

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, get back to writing basics with a barebones text editor, get the latest and greatest in long-form journalism, and find yourself in a museum just by taking a selfie.

  • Writemator - Based on WriteRoom, this text editor is about helping you focus on your writing. Writemator keeps the bells and whistles to a minimum, while still supporting a lot of the system features you'd expect, including Face ID for security, the iPhone X display, drag and drop, Files, and more. The app is a plaintext editor with Dropbox sync, without any formatting features like bold, italic, or even Markdown (though since Markdown is itself meant to be used with plaintext, you could write in Markdown just fine). Writemator features support for DropBox Sync API v2, allowing for both manual and automatic sync, while TextExpander is also supported. - $4.99 - Download Now
  • Audm - Adum offers long-form journalism from respected sources in a convenient audio format. Drawing from publications like The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Backchannel, ProPublica, and The New York Review of Books, Audm's content is read by professional audiobook narrators. You can place the pieces you want to listen to in a playlist for your commute, and even download them for offline access. The app is free to download and features a free trial, after which you'll need to pay $6.99 a month for continued access. - Free - Download Now
  • Google Arts & Culture - This app has been around for a little while, but has recently gained a new lease on life thanks to its new portrait comparison feature. You can take a selfie, then Google will scan through it's database of painted portraits to find your classical art doppelgänger. The app will also tell you if "your" portrait is in a museum so you can check yourself out. Unfortunately, this feature is in the U.S. only right now, and even that is restricted to select locations around the country. - $2.99 - Download Now
  • Out of Milk - This app lets you easily create shopping lists that you can share with friends and family. Out of Milk comes with three separate kinds of list: Shopping, Pantry, and to-do. Your shopping list is, naturally, what you need to shop for, while your Pantry list tracks your essentials, which you can mark as Low or Full. The To-Do list tracks any other items there might be. Any item that the app recognizes will automatically be placed into the corresponding category, and your shopping list will remember items you've purchased before.. - Free - Download Now
  • Pixel Art Camera - Turn your photos into pixel art. This app lets you take pixel art photos or use images from your existing library. You can also take videos in a pixel art style, and pick from one of more than 25 styles to give your image or video the exact look you want. There are also 10 creative effects for a little extra flair. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured apps

This week, Apple has created a collection of great productivity apps for iPhone and iPad. These apps help you get things done, whether it's making rich notes, keeping track of your tasks, or planning out projects.

  • Bear - Bear might seem simple, but it offers a great deal of flexibility for handling text. The apps is great for both notes and todo checklists, but it's support for Markdown, variety of themes, and simple organization make it an effective tool for many different kinds of writing. Add images, files, code blocks, and more to spice up your work and give it more context. Choose how to sort your documents, pick a theme, pick your font, and even control fine-grain details such as font size, line height and width, and paragraph spacing. If you'd like to sync your work between Bear on your iOS devices and Bear for Mac, you can purchase a $1.49 per month subscription to Bear Pro. - Free - Download Now
  • Todoist - It doesn't matter if your tasks are personal or professional, high stakes or no stakes, or getting stakes for dinner, Todoist is here to help you keep it organized. You can use Quick Add to create new tasks on the fly using natural language, with elements such as due dates and times added automatically as you type them out. Create different lists, or organize your tasks by their tags. Share with other Todoist users and delegate in shared projects with them. Follow your completion progress and earn points and move up levels as you complete your tasks. Todoist is free to use, but to get advanced features like comments and file attachments, mobile reminders, and automatic backups, you'll need to subscribe to Todoist Premium for $28.99 per year. - Free - Download Now
  • Airtable - Keep everything in your life organized, including things like trips, customers, inventory, personal collections, and much more. Airtable helps you build databases that are easy to both manage and create. Construct multiple databases for multiple categories, both professional and personal, and customize every aspect like the fields used or images uploaded. The app also lets you create collaborative databases that you can edit with other people, for instance a table for a trip you're taking with your significant other, or a professional project with a coworker. - Free - Download Now