The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

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With over a million apps out there and more launching every day, it can be tough to keep up.

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we’ve collected the best apps from the last month.

From powerful free photo apps to apps that vastly improve the way you listen to podcasts, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy.


Photoshop Fix brings powerful photo-editing tools to your phone for free.

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Adobe

Photoshop Fix is a new standalone app from Adobe that breaks off many of Photoshop’s retouching capabilities – and gives them to you for free.You can do things like smooth or sharpen “objects” (think skin), or use the “liquify” tool to reshape any area as if it were liquid.

Price: Free (iOS,Android)


Overcast magically erases the pauses in podcasts so you can listen faster.

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App Annie

Overcast is the best app for listening to podcasts, and, thanks to a big new update, it’s all free. This means you can get access to “smart speed,” which takes away pauses to speed up the podcast, voice boost, and downloading on the cellular network.

Price: Free (iOS)


YouTube Red kills all the ads on YouTube.

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YouTube

YouTube Red is YouTube’s newad-free subscription video service, a Netflix competitor that will start rolling out original content next year. You’ll have to pay a little extra if you want the iPhone version though.

Price: $12.99 iOS/$9.99 Android (Free Trial)


Slash is a custom keyboard that lets you send videos and GIFs without leaving the app you’re in.

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Slash

Slashis the best iPhone keyboard out today, and its killer feature is taking the pain out of jumping between your apps.Slash’s innovation comes in the form of a blue forward slash that sits at the bottom of the keyboard. That slash is a magic button that can instantly give you access to a slew of app-based search engines baked into the keyboard itself.

Price: Free (iOS)


1Blocker lets you choose exactly what type of web content you want to block.

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Lisa Eadicicco

1Blocker is the smartest iOS ad blocker out there, and helps you customize exactly what you want to block. You can block trackers, Twitter or Facebook widgets, custom web fonts, even Disqus comment and “adult” sites.

And you can, of course, whitelist sites – if for instance you want to allow ads on a site that relies on them for revenue. Blocking ads is free, but if you want to block multiple things, you’ll have to pay $2.99.

Price: Free (iOS)


Instasnoop lets you “Instagram stalk” people without accidentally liking their photos.

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Instasnoop

Instasnoop creates an alternative universe for you to safely snoop around people’s Instagram without accidentally liking their photos, and without having to follow them. It also gives you the ability to “pinch to zoom.”

Price: Free (iOS)


Afterpulse is a gorgeous new shooter for iOS.

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iTunes

Afterpulse is a third-person shooter that continues to blur the line between mobile- and console-game graphics. If you’re a fan of games like “Call of Duty” and “Gears of War,” you’ll love Afterpulse’s fast pace and online multiplayer matches.

The game also works on Apple TV, so if you prefer to game with a physical controller instead of touch-screen controls, you can use one of Apple’s certified Bluetooth controllers for a slight upper hand.

Price: Free (iOS)


Boomerang lets you create one-second video loops and reverse them.

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Instagram

Boomerang is a new app from Instagram thatlets you quickly and easily create a one-second video that loops together five burst photos, playing them back and then immediately reversing the sequence for a “Boomerang” effect. The app automatically saves the one-second GIFs as a video on your camera roll.

Price: Free (iOS,Android)


Called It! records your predictions so you can brag to your friends later.

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Called It! is an app lets you post a prediction about anything, getting it on the record so you can gloat later to your friends when you’re right. You can also vote on other people’s calls to weigh in on whether they are inspired or inconceivable

Price: Free (iOS)


Tweetbot 4 will make you a Twitter master.

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The old Tweetbot versus the new one.
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Tweetbot 4 is the best Twitter iPhone app for power users. It lets you easily monitor all the stats on your individual tweets, and your account in general, and it cuts out all the ads you would have seen in your timeline.

Price: $4.99 (iOS)


Google’s awesome note-taking app finally comes to iOS.

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Google Play Store

Google Keep is a bit like Google’s version of Evernote, and it’s now available on both iOS and Android. You can use the app to take notes, jot down to-do lists, set reminders, and record audio. And one of its main charms is the ability to organize your notes with colored labels.

Price: Free (iOS,Android)

Additional reporting by Lisa Eadicicco and Steven Tweedie.