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, get easy access to the news you care about, teach your kids about managing money and completing chores, and check out live thunderstorms around the world on a photorealistic globe.

  • Circa - Circa is a video-focused news app that delivers a news feed tailor-made for you. Name some of your favorite topics like technology or politics, and Circa will show you stories in those areas. You can further refine your interests later. As you watch or read each story, you can even add the topic tags from that story to your areas of interest so more stories like it show up in your feed. - Free - Download Now
  • Homey - Teach your kids about money by having them complete chores and work towards goals. Assign different chores to your children, and help them set saving goals for allowances. Are they saving up for a new bike, or maybe just looking to save a certain amount? Add that goal to the app, and watch as they make their way towards each goal in daily and weekly progress meters. You can even transfer money to your child's connected bank account to make keeping track of all of this even easier. - Free - Download Now
  • Thunderly - If you love thunderstorms, this app is for you. Featuring a photorealistic globe, Thunderly lets you zoom in on storms around the world and watch as the lightning flashes. The globe features real-time clouds and lightning, precipitation, and a history layer for the last hour to show how the storm has moved. Zoom into the map for increased detail, and if you search hard enough, you might even find a switch for real-time aurora appearances. - Free - Download Now
  • Huddle. - As we lead increasingly insular lives, it can be easy to get the impression that you're alone in the world, but Huddle. wants to change that. This app helps you find, and even form, support groups full of people that are going through the same things you are. Share your stories with people who have been there, post videos about how you're feeling, and like and comment on videos left by your group mates. Chat with your group in real time to get or offer support and advice. There are groups for LGBTQ+ people, folks dealing with depression or eating disorders, or people who have problems with bullies at their schools, and many hundreds besides. You can download the app right now and find the supportive community you've been looking for. - Free - Download Now
  • GifGab - This app from the folks at JibJab lets you create custom GIFs that will make your friends laugh. Take a selfie, then put your face on all sorts of silly bodies, then customize your background, add a phrase, or even a sticker to liven up your GIF. You can then share your GIFs anywhere that has a sharing extension, such as Messages, Instagram, Facebook, and so many more. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

Featured Apps

This week, Apple is putting the spotlight on keyboard apps. These apps can offer new and interesting typing and communication experiences compared to the standard Apple keyboard on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Fleksy - When it comes to third-party keyboards, Fleksy is a personal favorite of mine. It has great text prediction, to the degree where I don't feel the need to look at the keyboard that often, as well as a slate of features that help you make your keyboard your own. Select from Fleksy's wide catalog of colorful themes to give your typing some flavor, or create your own for a more personal touch. Tap the Fleksy icon at the top of the keyboard to access features like GIF selection, Spotify-powered music sharing, and stickers. Customize Fleksy further by deciding how its extensions should be arranged. - Free - Download Now
  • SwiftKey - This popular keyboard places a premium on intelligence, boasting hyper-accurate autocorrect and word prediction. SwiftKey learns how you type to more accurately present upcoming words. The autocorrect is also based on your writing style, hopefully avoiding all of those ducking mistakes you keep sending to your friends. SwiftKey also has a wide set of free themes, including a new one, Nickel X, which blends in perfectly with the iPhone X's new design and also switches between light and dark based on the app you're using. - Free - Download Now
  • GIF Keyboard - This keyboard is all about GIFs, as you might be able to tell. You can choose GIFs to share with your friends from a massive library thanks to its powerful GIF searching features, or add GIFs that you find while browsing the web in Safari to the keyboard using its share extension. You can turn the GIFs you want to share into stickers, or use your device's camera to create your own, to which you can add things like text. - Free - Download Now