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Best new apps for iPhone and iPad in May 2019

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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!

Top apps right now

This week, easily create great playlists with friends in Mixtape, get a more social podcast experience with Swoot, and map your mind with MindNode 6.

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Build shared playlists with your friends.

Mixtape is an app all about creating shared playlists with your friends. Build a list using Apple Music or Spotify, then share it with your friends so they can add to it, too.

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Social podcast listening.

See which podcasts your friends are into right now, and share your favorites with them. Discover new shows, recommend great episodes, and more.

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Keep your thoughts organized with this mind mapper.

MindNode has been a top player in mind mapping for a long time, and version 6 adds features like Focus mode to put a spotlight on one part of the mind map, sticker search, and support for external displays.

This week, we focus on apps for Mother's Day, whether you're getting your mom flowers, making dinner reservation at one of the best spots in town, or shopping for the perfect personalized gifts.

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Fresh flowers with just a few taps.

Send flowers and other plants, small gifts, edible arrangements, and more quickly using the 1-800-Flowers app. Check out with Apple Pay for a Mother's Day order and save up to $15.

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Make a reservation.

Make reservations at the best restaurants near you with Resy. Browse through pages full of information and make a reservation for your party, bypassing lines, waiting, and phone calls, and get notifications when your table is ready.

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Find the perfect gift for the occasion.

Giftagram integrates with your contacts, offering birthday reminders so you can send an excellent gift right in time. Browse a collection of curated gifts picked by experts, and add a personalized message to any order.

Your favorites

What are your favorite new apps? Let us know in the comments.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.