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 New Apps

This week, cut down your restaurant wait, control your computer from your iPhone, use Twitter DMs like an instant messenger, and more.

  • Allset - This app hopes to eliminate waiting times at restaurants. You can book, order, and pay all before you even get to your favorite local lunch spot so your food is being prepared or ready to eat by the time you arrive. Allset is currently only available in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, but it should be coming to more cities soon. - $1.99 - Download Now
  • Quadro - This apps acts sort of like a Touch Bar for your non-Touch Bar Mac or PC. For most of the actions you can perform on your computer, Quadro allows you to create a shortcut, a one-tap button that performs a specific task. Quadro comes with built-in controls for popular desktop applications, while you can also make custom controls for your personal favorite utilities. - Free - Download Now
  • TwIM - TwIM is a new take on instant messaging, and is powered by your Twitter Direct Messages. TwIM moves DM into their own messaging experience, with no need to worry about whether or not your friends have the app installed. The app utilizes 3D Touch shortcuts and allows you to send messages with Siri. - Free - Download Now
  • Peanut - This new social network is all about mothers getting in touch with one another. Swipe to connect with other moms you that share your interests, letting you chat with each other in pairs or groups. Create events for meet ups right in the app with just one step directly from a conversation, too. - Free - Download Now
  • journi Travel - Frequent travelers will want journi for their next adventure. It's a travel journal app that's focused on sharing the best moments of your trips, letting you create a blog in the app. Show off your cool photos, and even collaborate with friends and loved ones on stories from the same trip. You can also search through a feed of stories shared by other travelers and be part of a global community. - Free - Download Now
  • Storyo - Document the important and interesting moments of your life that you spent with the people you care about the most. Invite your Facebook friends to the app, then combine photos you took at an event with those they took at the same event to create a group video memory. Storyo analyzes your camera roll to find new stories that you and your friends might share. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Best Featured Apps

Apple's featured apps and games this week are all about the Oscars, with apps for entertainment publications, party planning, and even games that feel like movies.

  • POPSUGAR Award Season - Stay up-to-date on the latest entertainment news with POPSUGAR. Check out red carpet galleries, get looks backstage, read interviews, and get the latest on award winners. You can also fill out ballots on your predictions for who will take home the big awards. - Free - Download Now
  • Grubhub - Get food for your Oscar part from your favorite local restaurants with GrubHub. Place your order, then get it delivered or set it for pickup. Express Reorder lets you place orders for your favorite dishes faster, and even pre-order food up to four days in advance. - Free - Download Now
  • FiLMiC Pro - Maybe you want to make your own movies, but can't afford fancy equipment. That's not a problem, because with FiLMiC Pro on your iPhone and iPad, you can capture video like a professional, with a host of tools at your disposal. - $9.99 - Download Now
  • Tales from the Borderlands - Head to the chaotic frontier planet of Pandora in a quest for power and riches in this title from Telltale. Play as Rhys and Fiona in a five-part tale full of danger, humor, and impactful decisions that play out over the course of the story. - Free - Download Now

Free app of the week

Nightgate - Step into a digital world full of puzzles and danger. You need to avoid your enemies as you manipulate the world around you across 50 levels, complete with an original, atmospheric soundtrack.


Here's what the developer has to say:

  • Universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • No ads, no in-app purchases
  • Immersive digital environments
  • Over 40 minutes of original soundtrack (also available on iTunes Music Store)
  • Minimalist design featuring vibrant colors and complex geometries
  • Discover achievements scattered throughout the game
  • In-game camera to capture beautiful screenshots
  • Sync your progress using iCloud
  • Fully localized for English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Russian

You can get Nightgate for free from the App Store until March 2.