Best new apps for iPhone and iPad

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, start making better habits, learn how to play the guitar, check out a new interactive story, and much more.

  • HabitMinder - HabitMinder focuses on helping you build healthier habits for your body and mind. The app covers all sorts of habits, like getting more exercise, eating better, or getting better at telling the people in your life how much you appreciate them. It's also easy to use. Pick a habit or create a custom one, set a goal, set which days of the week you'd like to perform this habit, and you're good to go. You can track three habits for free, after which you'll need to purchase Unlimited tasks which costs $0.49 per month for a subscription or $4.99. - Free - Download Now
  • Fender Play - Learn how to play the guitar from experts through hundreds of available video lessons. Made for players of any skill level, Fender Play asks you to choose between acoustic and electric, then pick a genre that you'd like to learn such as rock, blues, or folk. The courses that you're presented with are tailored to help you learn your chosen genre with your chosen instrument. Naturally, you can track your progress over time, with breakdowns of chords learned, skills acquired, and techniques mastered. Fender Play is a subscription service, and the app's latest update lets you subscribe through iTunes for $9.99 per month. - Free - Download Now
  • Eko Presents - Like HBO and Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic app, Eko Presents offers an interactive show that lets you help shape the outcome. Watch episodes, and choose the actions different characters take and how others respond to those actions. You can stream episodes at any time, or download them for offline viewing. Currently, the app features the comedy That Moment When starring Milana Vayntrub as Jill, a woman working to get her life together, which gets a lot more complicated when you make her decisions for her. - Free - Download Now
  • Mosaic - The past few years have seen the launch of a number of apps that focus on offering original stories rather than repackaging existing work, but Mosaic seems like a unique experiment in that realm. Rather than just sitting back and watching, you're an active participant in how the story unfolds. The app currently features the live-action drama Mosaic, which is split into several parts. After the first episode, there are different episodes to watch based on which path you want to see the characters take. So instead of just moving on to episode two, you pick which episode two to watch, doing the same thing for the rest of the series. There's also extra content with each episode that you can peruse, including extra background on characters and settings. - Free - Download Now
  • Grammarly - Look, we could all use a helping hand with grammar, and Grammarly has launched a keyboard app to give us just that. With the keyboard active, Grammarly checks your grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The keyboard will also offer synonyms for words that you use often, and will help you improve your vocabulary. Each correction comes with a short explanation for its inclusion so you can understand the mistakes you're making and avoid them in the future. Grammarly makes it clear when your spelling has been autocorrected so you can see if something has been corrected that shouldn't have been. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured Apps

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this collection of cooking apps, each with a selection of recipes that are sure to get your guest's mouths watering.

  • NYT Cooking - This app from The New York Times lets you search the paper's massive archive or recipes, spanning all sorts of dishes, from Thanksgiving turkey to pumpkin pie. 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. - $1.99 - Download Now
  • Tasty - This app from Buzzfeed features the entire contents of the site's Tasty section, offering recipes for countless meals, desserts, and snacks with step-by-step guides and more than 1,700 videos. You can customize Tasty to show you recipes based on your dietary restrictions (vegetarians can set the app to hide all recipes with meat, for instance), and search by ingredients, dietary needs, how quickly a recipe can be made, and even by your social plans. You can also like recipes in Tasty to save them for later. - Free - Download Now

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