Best new apps for iPhone and iPad in August 2018

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!

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Best new and updated apps

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This week, cull your contact list with cinder, create moodboards in a snap with Plotboard, and gain insight into your math homework with the help of Photomath.

  • Cinder - This is a new utility app that you can use to quickly manage your contacts. If it's been awhile since you pruned your contact list, Cinder is definitely an app you want to check out. Once you give it access to your contacts, it presents them to you, one at a time in a Tinder-like interface. Swipe right to keep a contact, swipe left to mark for deletion. Since deleting contacts is permanent, once you're done swiping you'll have one more chance to review your marked contacts for deletion before you get rid of them forever. Free - Download Now

  • Plotboard - Easily create moodboards for everything from personal fashion to interior decorating with Plotboard. The app presents you with a grid, and it's your job to put photos of interesting things on it. Carve out a section of your board, then place a photo there, either from your camera or existing photo library. You can resize and rearrange everything, then share your board for free. Sign up for Premium for $3.99 per month ($11.99 per year) and get access to features like searching for items to pin on google, exporting without a watermark, white borders, and vertical alignment. Free - Download Now

  • Photomath - Photomath uses your iPhone's camera to offer detailed breakdowns of math problems. Simply write the problem down, open Photomath, and point your camera at the problem. The app will recognize the handwriting, perform the equation, then show you exactly how it got the results. Recently, the app add graphs, so you can see the equations you scan plotted if that's what you need. Photomath supports several types of equations, including arithmetic, fractions, quadratic equations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Free - Download Now

  • Palette Republic - With Palette Republic, you can add color palettes to your photos. The app analyzes your photos, and will then place the color palette of the image in question directly on it, putting a unique touch on your photos. You can select from different palette styles, including square and circular. If you elect to pay for Palette Republic Pro, you'll get access to more styles, including both current and future packs. You can sign up for Palette Republic Pro for $4.99 per month, $23.49 per year, or $29.99 if you want lifetime access for a one-time payment. Free - Download Now

  • Accelerator - Accelerator puts its focus on reading, hoping to help you read faster. The app presents you with one word at a time, moving to the next word at a speed that you can adjust based on your preferences. Specializing in articles from the web, Accelerator allows you to connect read-it-later services like Instapaper and Pocket, letting you blaze through the articles that you want to read. The app lets you save articles directly to Accelerator using the service's bookmark, and with its latest app update, Accelerator now offers an action extension available in Safari, as well as any app that supports such extensions, letting you save web pages and documents from almost anywhere on your iPhone. $2.99 - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured Apps

With students starting to go back to school, Apple has put together a selection of apps for college life.

  • DoorDash - Get food sent to your dorm quickly with DoorDash. Available in more than 450 cities and 40,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, DoorDash makes it easy to order food for delivery from pretty much anywhere. You can easily find what you're looking for with the easily-accessible cuisine types available on the app's home screen, ordering in just a few taps. You have the option of paying with Apple Pay, and you can track your order as it makes its way to you. Schedule deliveries in advance, or quickly reorder a favorite dish Free- Download Now

  • Splitwise - Easily split the rent and other bills with your roommates with Splitwise. The app takes a look at what you need to pay each month, who needs to be paid, or who needs to pay you. It can then calculate your share of the bills, along with who you're going to split a payment with. You can also link Splitwise to your PayPal or Venmo account and settle up instantly. Free - Download Now

  • Meditation Studio - Take your mind off of tests and papers and get in some quality centering time with Meditation Studio. The app features collections of meditation exercises and techniques, and lets you track your progress as you work through a schedule. Choose from more than 30 meditation instructors and get detailed, step-by-step techniques to get the most out of each session. With its latest update, Meditation Studio has arrived on the iPad, letting you take your exercises to a bigger screen. You can unlock all of the features with a monthly Meditation Studio subscription starting at $7.99 per month. Free- Download Now

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