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!
Best new and updated apps
This week, relax, stay focused, or sleep better with Endel, explore augmented reality stories with Wonderscope, and stay on top of the weather with Weather Up.
Endel - Endel is an app meant to help you focus, relax, and sleep. The app creates adaptive sound environments to help you achieve the task at hand. There are four modes: Relax, Focus, Sleep, and On-the-Go. Relax helps to calm you mind and reduce stress, Focus, boosts productivity and concentration, and Sleep is soothing, helping you fall into a deep sleep. On-the-Go Mode, meanwhile, is adaptive, changing with your location, weather, time, and current heart rate. Endel is free to use for seven days, after which you'll need to pay $2.99 per month or $24.99 per year, or you can unlock lifetime usage for $99.99. Free - Download Now
Wonderscope - This augmented reality app allows your child to turn the ordinary spaces in their life into wondrous stories. Using the power of AR, the app lets you see a story take place all around you. Reading lines of the story aloud lets you and your child engage further in each tale, as you'll actually be talking to the characters. Currently, you can check out the stories "A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People," and "Little Red the Inventor," with more stories coming soon. Free - Download Now
Weather Up - With its latest update, Weather Atlas has become Weather Up. Much of the app has been rewritten, though the features you love are still there. New features that have arrived with Weather Up include even forecasts, international support, new icons, a card-based interface, dates on the hourly and 10-day forecasts, and a merch store with Apple Pay support. There have also been a number of bug fixes. If you want get rid of adds, subscribe to Weather Up Pro for $1.99 per month or $9.99 per year. Free - Download Now
Cook excellent dishes using the receipts found in these apps, from holiday party appetizers to a full Christmas dinner.
NYT Cooking - This app from The New York Times lets you search the paper's massive archive or recipes, spanning all sorts of dishes. Save your favorites from the Times' collection of 18,000 dishes. You can also rate each recipe and leave notes for your fellow cooks. The app also has a feature that prevents your device's display from going to sleep while your recipe is on screen, meaning that you won't need to worry about something else while you're cooking the big meal. Free - Download Now
Oh She Glows - Oh She Glows features a range of plant-based recipes. Search for recipes by keyword, filter by dietary restrictions, and cross off ingredients as you use them so you don't lose your place. Create a favorites list that you can come back to again and again for great dishes, and download recipes so you can use them wherever you go. Free - Download Now
Kitchen Stories - This app adds new recipes every week. Find exactly the kind of thing you're looking to make, with each recipe featuring beautiful photography and video of the various steps, as well as an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. Videos also offer basic tricks for making your way around your kitchen. You can use Kitchen Stories to automatically generate shopping lists for ingredients in dishes that you want to try, as well as save favorite recipes for later. Free - Download Now
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