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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This week, turn your photos into fun animation with Animatix, find inner peace with the help of Inner Garden, and learn Spanish with fun games using Infinite Spanish.
- Animatix - Spice up your photos by making them more animated. Animatix lets you bring animation to your images, letting you pick from 24 different animation styles, such as Smooth, Cartoon, and Retro. The app places the animation your choose over the image, then lets you decide on the amplitude, frequency, and tempo of how it animates. You can take the animations you create and turn them into GIFs, videos, and Live Photo's, and share your work on Facebook, Instagram, and more. $1.99 - Download Now
- Inner Garden - Find some inner peace with the help of this mindfulness app. The app asks for your deep focus and attention as you stare, motionless, at the garden forming in the app. Inner Garden utilizes your device's front-facing camera in order to track your face, making sure you keep still so that the app knows that you're focusing on the task at hand. $1.99 - Download Now
- Infinite Spanish - This app helps you learn Spanish through the use of fun games. The app will teach you over 200 words, across 20 categories, which it lets you review with a special review game. You can replay past games on different difficulty settings for an extra challenge. Free to download and use, Infinite Spanish can be completely unlocked for $4.99. Free - Download Now
- Dreams - This app puts a new spin on getting TV on your iPhone. The app delivers, for free, television programming straight to your phone. Watch cooking shows from the Food Netork, home improvement shows on HGTV, or financial news from Bloomberg. There's no login or sign up required, you just start watching. You can watch video vertically or horizontally, view the schedule of a channel's upcoming programs, and set reminders for shows you want to watch. Free - Download Now
- TuneMoji - Have you ever wished that the GIFs you post came with sound? Well, that's what TuneMoji is all about. It lets you share music, meme, and move GIFs with sound in any app that supports the iOS share sheet. New TuneMojis are added every day. Recently, TuneMoji added features that let you create your own TuneMoji, as well as Apple Music discovery tools, which let you easily find a song from a TuneMoji on Apple Music. You can even add them to a specific TuneMoji playlist as you keep finding songs that you like. Free - Download Now
This week, we have a collection of augmented reality apps. AR is an exciting, emerging area of technology, and these apps use it to help visualize real objects, create fun experiences for kids, and educate.
- IKEA Place - One of the first apps announced alongside the original incarnation of ARKit, IKEA Place lets you browse through IKEA's catalog of furniture and place virtual items in your actual living space. From a desk in your home office to a chair for your living room, you can get a good idea about how it will look once it's in your home using the augmented reality capabilities of this app. Scan an empty piece of floor, then place and rotate your desired product on it to see the realistic model appear. You can also share what you see using Messages or other social media apps. Free- Download Now
- JigSpace - Take your learning experiments to the next level with JigSpace. With knowledge on a large breadth of topics, JigSpace uses AR to break down how things work, letting you deep into the Earth to see the makeup of our planet, to taking apart headphones to show all of the parts. Each object placed by JigSpace is fully interactive, letting you see parts up close. Soon, JigSpace will offer tools to let you create your own Jigs through the Jig Workshop, which you can then share with everyone through the app. Free - Download Now
- TapMeasure - While Apple will introduce the Measure app to the world later this year with the launch of iOS 12, right now there are apps like TapMeasure. And even when Measure launches, TapMeasure will remain a better solution for AR measuring for a lot of people. While offering basic features such as measuring the distance between two points or measuring area, TapMeasure features a smart level to help you straighten things hanging on your wall, as well as the 3D Room Builder, which creates an instantaneous accurate 3D model of a room. You can then view this model on its own. TapMeasure also has features for geometric object recognition for objects like doors and windows, as well as quick outlining for creating simple outlines of objects on walls or the floor. Free - Download Now
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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.