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Best new Android and iPhone apps of the week (August 11th - August 17th)


Another week has passed, and another heap of apps has been uploaded to the App Store and Play Store. For those who wish to try new apps on a regular basis, sifting through all of the new ones may be a daunting task. But fear not – we're here to help, as each week, we comb through the stores and pick some of the more eye-catching apps that are out there.

This week around, we have a fun musical app for iOS, which allows you to recreate the tunes in your head with zero musical knowledge. On the Android side, we have a freaky camera app, which allows you to record videos with parts of your face moved around. Of course, they are not the only ones on the list, so check below for details and do let us know – which ones did you download, did you like them? Also, if you know of a brand-new app that deserves to be in this list, but we overlooked – drop us a line and we will find a way to have it mentioned in the future!

New for iOS


Price: free
Download for iOS

Got a melody that you just can't get out of your mind, and you wish that you could turn in an actual composition? Humtap may help. The app lets you sing a tune into the iPhone, tap out a beat, then choose the style you want the musical piece to be in, and voilà – magic happens! Check out the video demo from the creators to see Humtap in action.

Straight Outta Meme Maker

Price: free
Download for iOS

#StraightOuttaSomewhere is officially an Internet meme, with quite a lot of funny ideas already out there. If you are into the whole meme creating and sharing, you'd probably like to have this one on your phone – just in case you come up with something funny and want to build it on the fly.

Docs Offline

Price: $1.99
Download for iOS

Calling the productive folk out there – this useful fellow will open both Microsoft Word and Open Office files for viewing and editing with no need for your iDevice to actually be online. Worth a check!

Stuff Worth Reading

Price: free
Download for iOS

If you want to stay on top of pop culture, entertainment, fashion, sports, et cetera, Stuff Worth Reading is one of the websites you may have been frequenting. Well, the service now has its very own app on the App Store – check it out!

New for Android

Lip Swap

Price: free
Download for Android

Lip Swap lets you take a selfie, then mark a spot on the picture, which you would like to “replace” - for example, your eye. Then, you can record a video of your mouth talking in place of the eye, making for a weird, weird effect.

Tunnel Vision

Price: free
Download for Android

This photo app employs a lot of editable layers, which can be stretched, turned, and placed on top of each other to achieve various creative effects.


Price: free
Download for Android

Landmarker is a simplistic, white-on-black compass, which shows you the locations nearest to you, as per Google Maps. If you happen to see one of interest – tap its name and you will get directions to it.

Photo Editor HD For Instagram

Price: free
Download for Android

Marketed as a photo editor for Instagram, this app connects with the social media and aims to create 1:1 photos, so that they fit to Instagram's template. If you have too much “empty” space, either because your photo is longer vertically or horizontally, the app can add a background, or create a blurred effect from the photo to fill in the blanks. It's a bit heavy and ad-infested, though, we had some fun playing with its options. Give it a spin.

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  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (September, 2017)
    4 September Best new Android and iPhone apps (September, 2017) Heya, guys! Just like that, Summer is almost over as we are already rolling into September. But hey, at least us smartphone fans have something to look forward to — Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, LG's V30, and Sony's new Xperia XZ1 will be hitting store shelves soon and let's not forget that Apple is about to unveil the mysterious iPhone 8 in just 8 days!
  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (early August, 2017)
    7 August Best new Android and iPhone apps (early August, 2017) A new week begins and a dive into the app stores we take, sifting through the hundreds of new apps, looking for the precious few that deserve our attention.
  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (end July, 2017)
    31 July Best new Android and iPhone apps (end July, 2017) This week around, we've got a couple of awesome new tools for beginner and advanced musicians on iOS, a couple of apps for designing professionals, a cool photo editor making a debut on Android, and an iOS 11-like control center for Google's operating system. Yup, read on and you'll see why we actually decided it's worth a feature!
  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (late July, 2017)
    24 July Best new Android and iPhone apps (late July, 2017) A new week starts and what better way to celebrate it than freshen up that ole phone of yours with some new apps, straight out of the oven? Yeah both the Play Store and the App Store get hundreds of new pieces of software poured into them on a weekly basis, so it may be a tough job to forage through them, but don't worry, we do that on your behalf.
  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid July, 2017)
    17 July Best new Android and iPhone apps (mid July, 2017) Heya guys, a new week begins and we kick it off with a new set of cool new apps. As you probably know, there are hundreds of new entries in the App Store and Play Store every week. Want to sift through them? Well, that's a tough thing to do!

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