Best new apps for iPhone and iPad

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 Apps

This week, build a colorful robot that you infuse with emotion, create beautiful depth effect photos, and get together with the people around you.

  • Pixel - Build your own digital robot using this app that encourages programming creativity. Add all types of commands to your bot and give it personality. Starting off without any intelligence or personality, it's your job to infuse your bot with qualities that will make it truly special. Programming is done by dragging and dropping blocks of command on top of one another, which you can customize as needed. Tell your bot what color their face should be, or how long it should smile. You're even in control of your bot's speech, telling it to say whatever you want. Program in - Free - Download Now
  • Anamorphic - This app utilizes the iOS Depth API to give your photos a cinematic feel. Anamorphic captures photos with depth data, and lets you do things like set the focal region and the focal depth, and use different color gradings when editing. Check out Anamorphic's different modes as well for taking landscape and portrait photos, as well as settings for adding grain, controlling exposure, and more. - $2.99 - Download Now
  • Orbit - Find interesting people near you and meet up with nearby friends with the help of Orbit. Orbit notifies when friends are close by and available for meetups, and you can arrange activity right in the app. Set a status so people no what you're looking for, whether its drinks, food, movies, or something else. When you start arranging a meetup, you temporarily share your location with the friends you're meeting for that activity. You can also perform check-ins, which help you discover people that are also at that location. - Free - Download Now
  • Univision: Aprender - This app is the result of a collaboration between Spanish-language TV network Univision and Rosetta Stone, known for its language learning software. Whether you're learning English or Spanish, Aprender offers immersive lessons in either language that you can access on the go. The app helps you build core skills like speaking and listening in your new language, offering lessons that help you practice these skills while having to think on your feet. Aprender also incorporates speech recognition technology so that app will know if you're pronouncing things correctly. The app also automatically keeps you in sync between your iPhone, iPad, and desktop - Free - Download Now
  • Peterson's College Guide - Start your search for colleges with Peterson's College Guide. Delve into the details of your potential schools. Plan a campus visit, see the acceptance rate, and check out how much tuition will cost you. Use the app to search for schools and programs based on different criteria, including whether the school has a traditional or online campus, required GPA, available majors, and much more. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured Apps

With the launch of iOS 11, a few new types of apps are now able to be used with Siri. This week, Apple is highlighting some of those apps.

  • Evernote - Evernote is a popular note taking app, and with iOS 11, you can take your Evernote experience to the next level. Evernote is now compatible with Siri, and you can create, update, and even search your notes with Apple's digital assistant. With its latest version, Evernote has also seen some improvements to its Apple Watch experience, with performance improvements and the ability to create audio notes on the watch. - Free - Download Now
  • Confide - This messaging app has added its own support for Siri in a number of ways. Using Siri's new QR code capabilities, you can now ask Siri to show your Confide code to more easily share your secure messaging key with friends. This update also adds drag and drop support for confide on iPad, letting you drag photos and more into ur conversations. - Free - Download Now
  • OmniFocus - The latest version of OmniFocus contains a number of updates for iOS 11. Beginning with Siri, you can now create tasks with Siri directly within OmniFocus, and you can create one-off to-dos, tasks based on a certain time, and even tasks based on location. Your OmniFocus database and on-device items will also show up in the iOS 11 Files app. OmniFocus on iPad also supports drag and drop as well. - Free - Download Now