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

This week, block unwanted content when surfing the web on your iPhone and iPad, collect your tasks, notes, and outlines together in one app, or create fun wallpapers using maps of any city in the world.

  • 1Blocker X - The 1Blocker team is backed with a brand new content blocker, 1Blocker X. This app represents a complete overhaul of the original app, providing an easy-to-use experience, along with much more power than before. Rewritten from scratch, 1Blocker X features more than 120,000 different rules, and supports rules for specific areas like the EU and Russia. Just as with the original app, 1Blocker X can sync everything between iPhone and iPad using iCloud. In addition to ads, 1Blocker X blocks trackers and annoyances like social buttons, all at your discretion. You have control over everything the app blocks, down to which specific ads, trackers, or annoyances get blocked. $4.99 - Download Now

  • Taskade - Stay on top of everything you need to do with Taskade. This app combines notes, task management, and even chat into a single app. Taskade has built-in tools for creating checklists, outlines, and rich text notes, with any item, be it bullet point, number, or checkbox, able to be marked as complete. Create groups where you can place materials for different projects, and invite people to Taskade for collaborative efforts. Everything stays in sync between your devices so you can work on pretty much any device. Taskade is free to download and use, though there will soon be a Pro option that you'll be able to sign up for, that will have additional features like themes, stickers, and more customization. Pricing on Taskade Pro has yet to be announced. Free - Download Now

  • Atlas Wallpaper - Cartography fans might get a kick out of this one. Atlas Wallpaper lets you create customized wallpapers out of maps from locations around the world. Just search for any city in the world, position the map, choose your color scheme, hit "Save," and you'll have a brand new wallpaper in your collection. Atlas will save two versions of the wallpaper: the exact thing you saved for the lock screen and, if you want to use it, a blurred background for use as your Home screen. Free - Download Now

  • Drafts 5 - For many iPhone and iPad users, Drafts is the app where all of their text gets started, and Drafts 5 is the most powerful version of the app yet. Launched as a separate application from Drafts 4 (which is still supported and available in the App Store), Drafts 5 takes the flexibility that the app is known for and improves upon it in every respect. Among the updates in Drafts 5 are the new editor with better theming and granular controls, as well as Siri support, multiple extended software keyboards, tagging, focus mode, enhanced scripting, and a more powerful Apple Watch app. Drafts 5 is free to download and use, though users who pay the optional $1.99 a month/$19.99 a year can take advantage of pro features like Workspaces and alternate app icons. Free - Download Now

  • RememBear - RememBear is a password manager from the team behind the TunnelBear virtual private network. Like other password managers, RememBear lets you keep your passwords and other login information safe and secure. It lets you store everything in one place that can be accessed across different platforms. RememBear also allows you to generate new strong password within the app itself, and can secure everything behind Touch ID (or Face ID on the iPhone X). You can start using RememBear with a 30-day free trial, after which you'll need to $35.99 per year for the premium features, though there is a free version you can use with cross-device sync and backup. Free - Download Now

Featured apps

This week, Apple's got a collection of apps that are great for going to the movies. Whether you're looking for inside scoop, trying to get tickets, or want to know if you should stay through the credits, there's an app for every moviegoer in this collection.

  • IMDB - This is the place you go for information on movies and TV shows. Check out audience impressions on a film, check out showtimes and buy tickets, rate your favorite movies, and watch trailers. You can deep dive into the details of any movie or show in existence, from checking out its cast to getting a breakdown of the equipment used to film the project. Build a watchlist of the films you want to see, and share that list with your friends. Free- Download Now

  • Atom - Atom is all about getting you to the theater, letting you purchase and pre-order tickets and store them in your iPhone's Wallet app. You can find friends that want to see the same movie that you do and buy your tickets as a group, letting you invite friends to the movies and getting digital tickets without having to pay for theirs. If a theater allows, you can also pre-order concessions, using the Atom Express Lane at participating theaters in order to pick them up. If you've got any loyalty accounts with a particular theater chain, you can also sync the app with that account so that you can get your points. Free - Download Now

  • After Credits - Post-credits scenes are a common feature in many blockbuster films these days, but not every release has them. Rather than waiting for the credits to roll to find out if you need to sit through them, open up After Credits so you can know for sure. The app is entirely built on user submissions, and you can help out by submitting your own indications for which movies have post-credit scenes and which don't, including descriptions for each post-credit sequence. You can add tags to films to group them together and make them easier to search. You can even voluntarily spoil yourself on a film if you don't want to wait to know what happens. Free - Download Now

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