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
This week, get better managing your work time, get all of your ideas down on Paper, and easily create collaborative presentation decks.
- Focus – Use Focus to better manage your time. Create timed Focus Sessions during which you focus on work. Each session lasts 25 minutes with a five minute break in between each session. The app is designed to give you a 15-20 minute break after four sessions to stave off stress. Focus Pro, the app’s subscription service also has its own light task manager, which lets you organize your tasks in the way you want to work on them. Focus Pro also lets you check out your Focus stats with detailed performance breakdowns, as well as sync via iCloud. Focus Pro costs $3.99 a month, or $29.99 per year. – Free – Download Now
- Paper by FiftyThree – The popular sketching and productivity app has received a major update with version 4.0. Paper now sports an interface that we’ll call “new-ish,” with a return of the original journal carousel layout that the app sported before version 3.0. You can choose between organizing each of your notebooks in either a journal or grid view. iPad users will be happy to know that Paper now supports Split View, with version 4.0 (finally) introducing proper portrait orientation support as well. Paper Patron has also been renamed Paper Pro, and now unlocks unlimited color swatches, premium covers for your notebooks, and the ability to paste between pages, while content sync and drawing tutorials are coming to Paper Pro soon. You can subscribe to Paper Pro for $5.99 for six months. – Free – Download Now
- Paste – The second app from FiftyThree is a take on the presentation app, allowing you to easily create beautiful presentation decks either on your own or with a team. Drag images, videos, documents, and links into a deck start creating slides for a presentation. Paste supports drag and drop from other apps, giving you a wide selection of items to add to your deck. Use the storyboard layout to make sure that you’re presentation flows logically. Connect with Slack or your company email to easily bring your coworker in so they can help you with your deck in real time. Everything stays in sync between Paste on iPhone and iPad, as well as the Paste web app. – Free – Download Now
- HabitMinder – HabitMinder focuses on helping you build healthier habits for your body and mind. The app covers all sorts of habits, like getting more exercise, eating better, or getting better at telling the people in your life how much you appreciate them. It’s also easy to use. Pick a habit or create a custom one, set a goal, set which days of the week you’d like to perform this habit, and you’re good to go. You can track three habits for free, after which you’ll need to purchase Unlimited tasks which costs $0.49 per month for a subscription or $4.99. – Free – Download Now
- Fender Play – Learn how to play the guitar from experts through hundreds of available video lessons. Made for players of any skill level, Fender Play asks you to choose between acoustic and electric, then pick a genre that you’d like to learn such as rock, blues, or folk. The courses that you’re presented with are tailored to help you learn your chosen genre with your chosen instrument. Naturally, you can track your progress over time, with breakdowns of chords learned, skills acquired, and techniques mastered. Fender Play is a subscription service, and the app’s latest update lets you subscribe through iTunes for $9.99 per month. – Free – Download Now
This week, Apple is featuring apps you can use to spend time with family, whether you’re movie buffs or like to spend time outdoors.
- Netflix – Netflix has something for everyone, Whether you’re settling in to binge the latest season of Stranger Things or getting ready to enjoy a holiday classic with the family It’s also available on pretty much any device with a screen and an internet connection, so you’ll usually be able to watch no matter where you are and what device you have. If you’re new to the service, you can subscribe through iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. – Free – Download Now
- Fandango – The holiday season is a great time for movies, and a lot of major films have holiday releases (looking at you, The Last Jedi). Fandango is a great way to order tickets for movies that you want to see as a family, with support for digital ticketing at participating theaters, movie rewards programs, and paying with Apple Pay. – Free – Download Now
- ViewRanger – Maybe your family is more of the outdoor adventure type, even in the winter. With ViewRanger, you can find thousands of guides for trails across the world. These guides all contain maps, including street and terrain, so you can more easily plan your trek. ViewRanger has also recently added Skyline, an augmented reality mode that can identify and mark what you’re looking at based on your location and orientation. – Free – Download Now