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, check out a powerful and flexible text editor that can interact with other apps, keep all of your passwords safe and secure using a new password manager, and make the most of your audio and text notes.

  • Drafts 5 - For many iPhone and iPad users, Drafts is the app where all of their text gets started, and Drafts 5 is the most powerful version of the app yet. Launched as a separate application from Drafts 4 (which is still supported and available in the App Store), Drafts 5 takes the flexibility that the app is known for and improves upon it in ever respect. Among the updates in Drafts 5 are the new editor with better theming and granular controls, as well as Siri support, multiple extended software keyboards, tagging, focus mode, enhanced scripting, and a more powerful Apple Watch app. Drafts 5 is free to download and use, though users who pay the optional $1.99 a month/$19.99 a year can take advantage of pro features like Workspaces and alternate app icons. - Free - Download Now
  • RememBear - RememBear is a password manager from the team behind the TunnelBear virtual private network. Like other password managers, RememBear lets you keep you passwords and other login information safe and secure. It lets you store everything in one place that can be accessed across different platforms. RememBear also allows you to generate new strong password within the app itself, and can secure everything behind Touch ID (or Face ID on the iPhone X). You can start using RememBear with a 30-day free trial, after which you'll need to $35.99 per year for the premium features, though there is a free version you can use with cross-device sync and backup. - Free - Download Now
  • Noted - Noted is all about, as you might guess, notes. With robust support for both text and audio notes, Noted looks to make itself your go-to app for getting things down. And audio notes aren't just a secondary feature, with Noted offering a number of options that you can adjust to customize audio recording and output like noise reduction, EQ levels, and more. You can also create time tags within your notes to mark important moments in your audio recordings, and everything syncs between iPhone and iPad with iCloud. You can download and start using Noted for free, or unlock all of the premium features with a $0.99 a month/$8.99 a year subscription. - Free - Download Now
  • Beat Snap - Create your very own beats on the fly with Beats Snap. The app has sounds from more than 1,000 different instruments, letting you use custom combinations of those instruments to create up to four sequences at a time, letting you build your tracks from the ground up, step by step. Find inspiration from the catalogue of sounds, which you can try for free before purchasing for $2.99. Use the six different effects, all of which can be controlled live and with each one of them usable from the grids. You can also record your tracks in the .m4a format and share with your friends using SoundCloud, email, or other messaging and sharing apps. - Free - Download Now
  • Art.com - Experience art on the go with Art.com's official app. Now available on both iPhone and iPad, this app is a great way to immerse yourself in a world of visual art, letting you browse a wide catalogue of pieces and even purchase and frame them as you will. You can even use the Gallery Wall Designer and ArtView to plan out a customized gallery wall in your own personal space using augmented reality. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured apps

Earth Day is coming up, and the apps in the week's collection are all about the environment. Each app offers educational material about different aspects of the natural world.

  • NAMOO - Learn everything you need to know about plants from this beautiful app. Play with virtual plants to discover things like how leaves make food, what different parts of a plant cell are, and much more. The app presents everything with beautifully crafted representations of everything from trees to single cells. In its most recent update, NAMOO received support for augmented reality. This lets you plant virtual trees in your living room and walk around them, giving you a better idea of how they grow and letting you get in close with a tree's systems. - $3.99 - Download Now
  • WWF Together - Where NAMOO teaches you about plants, WWF's app focuses on endangered animals. Learn about pandas, elephants, tigers, polar bears, and many more. Create digital origami versions of each animal that you can then use as stickers in photos that you take. Check out the latest news on these endangered animals and watch HD videos and see image galleries about them as well. - Free - Download Now
  • iNaturalist - Find and identify the plants and animals near you and learn more about nature with this app. Use the built-in map to see where cool plants and animals are located around you. Record your observations, get crowdsourced advice and identification of what you've observed, and connect with a community of more than 400,000 naturalists and scientists who all share the same fascination with nature that you do. - Free - Download Now

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