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 new apps for iPhone and iPad

This week, smartly schedule your tasks, record quick audio clips, stack the deck in your workout, and much more.

  • Taskful - Another app in the already-crowded field of task management, Taskful offers the ability to create smart tasks that it can intelligently track, breaking things down into what needs to be done on a particular day, keeping you from stressing out about the future. You can choose which days of the week you want to work tasks, how you want to categorize them, and whether you want to receive daily reminders. Taskful can also track the number of steps you walk, allowing you to set a personal goal for daily steps in your to-do list, right alongside your other tasks. - $1.99 - Download Now
  • SoundBite! - Are you trying to remember that great movie quote, or did you come up with a perfect witty rejoinder a minute too late? Then you might want to take a look at SoundBite! from PopSugar. You can create short audio clips within the app, then organize them into different soundboards. Make soundboards for quick thoughts on a particular topic, or one for movie quotes, or any number of different topics. You can find clips from your friends in the primary SoundBite! feed, while the notifications tab fills you in on who has followed you, who has liked your soundboards or clips, and more. - Free - Download Now
  • Sweat Deck - This is a new spin on workout apps, using the visual theme of a card deck to help you switch up your workout. Assign different exercises to each of the deck's suits, and perform that exercise as each card is drawn. The app features a list of common exercises that you can pick, joker cards that had additional challenges, and more. There are also special deck and rep multipliers that can be used for more intense workouts. Get detailed workout stats and share them with your friends. For a one-time payment of $2.99, you can get a bigger list of built-in workouts, custom exercises, the ability to time your workouts, and much more. - Free - Download Now
  • Headspace - This app is another take on guided meditation, helping you relax with sets of lessons that will teach you the necessary skills for a more fulfilling meditation experience. The app uses a number of packs, starting with the free Basics pack, that help you focus on different areas of your mental landscape, including stress, anxiety, and sleep. While the app and Basics pack are free, to go any further, you'll need to subscribe, either for $12.99 per month, or $94.99 per year. - Free - Download Now
  • Groovebox - Groovebox wants to be an indispensable app for electronic musicians. Designed to be a portable music studio, Groovebox lets you create samples and loops with a selection of drum machines, synth instruments, and more. Using all of these instruments, you can create a custom library of sounds as you build each of your projects. The iPad version of the app has an eight-track mixer, while on the iPhone, you focus in on each track. Send your audio around to other apps with the built-in Audiobus support, and export to Ableton Live. You can also batch export your pads as .zip files, or use Ableton Export. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured apps

With summer in full swing and many people headed off on vacations, now's a great time to get started with those great summer page-turners. Apple has collected a group of apps that make summer reading a breeze.

  • Scribd - Scribd wants to be your one-stop shop for all of your reading material. Offering a quality experience not only for books, but also audiobooks, magazines, and documents, you can read just about anything you can find in Scribd. This week, Scribd released a new update that makes getting into books and audiobooks even faster, lets you preview full books before you spend one of your credits on them, and lets you share your collections with other Scribd users. - Free - Download Now
  • Serial Box Publishing - Serial Box features a plethora of original content, offered up in seasons of 10-16 episodes and broken in to smaller chunks to make them easier to read. Check out new episodes of original Serial Box stories each week. In addition to new text, each episode is also available in audio format, so you can experience your favorite stories whatever you're doing. - Free - Download Now
  • Blinkist - Blinkist seeks to scale down the information and analysis found in more than 1,500 bestselling nonfiction works to make them more easily digestible for more people. The app features work from a number of areas, including business, self-improvement, history, economics, and many more professional fields. Each breakdown feature both text and audio so you can absorb information in the best way for you. You'll get personalized reading recommendations from Blinkist, while also finding curated lists from people like David Allen, Arianna Huffington, and more. - Free - Download Now

Free app of the week

Telepaint - In this throwback puzzler, you'll open different portals in order to move walking buckets of paint across levels that just get more and more complex. Master the new mechanics and get in tune with the beat in order to complete the game.


Here's some of what you can expect from Telepaint:

  • Over 100 unique puzzling levels
    • Spread across 6 different game worlds
  • All movements and actions in the game are synced with the beat, for fun rhythmic puzzle solving
  • Explosive colorful paint covers levels as you progress, have fun making a mess!

You can get Telepaint for free from the App Store until June 29.