Your phone is extraordinarily powerful and constantly evolving. It’s basically a supercomputer that just so happens to fit in the palm of your hand. One second, it’s a navigation tool, tapping into its GPS, gyroscope, and accelerometer to give you turn-by-turn directions to your destination, whether it’s a coffee shop or under-the-radar speakeasy. The next, it’s a messaging device, relaying text, images, or both, to friends and family the instant that you hit “send.” It undergoes this rapid, dramatic transformation through the variety of apps installed onboard. Fortunately — and unfortunately — there are a lot of apps to choose from.
With roughly 1.5 million app titles available in both the iOS App Store and in Google Play — and new ones arriving every day — it can be a challenge to figure out which are worth a download, and what you can skip. You don’t need to download every new app that arrives, but you also don’t want to miss out on the latest selfie-streaming phenomenon, timesaving productivity tool, or addictive game.
So each week, we parse the latest additions to the biggest mobile app stores, so you can find new ways to get things done more quickly, stay better connected with loved ones, catch up on the hottest new trends, and keep your smartphone experience fresh.
Your smartphone home screen is a lot like your fingerprint. It’s personal and unique to you. But, it’s also growing and changing, just like you. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite app — but with our help, at least you know where you’ll find it.