The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.

Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls

iPhone:

layrs by Artware, Inc. (Free, 21.1 MB): This photo editing app allows quick and easy creation of artistic, subject-focused photos while on-the-go. The method relies on separating the photo into two layers, background and foreground object. To make the process easier on mobile devices, the app includes a “magic” masking tool, which auto-selects an object as you swipe. Indeed, some instances can still be tedious, but practice will result in more efficient handling. Once you’ve highlighted the object of attention, it’s time to move onto the modification stage. The bin of instruments consists of three motion blur and two dozen filter-style effects, plus the standard enhancement adjustments, such as brightness and saturation, that you may apply to one or both layers. When finished, save the photo to the iOS camera roll, send it via email, or share it through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, or Flickr at normal (1200-by-1200) or high (1800-by-1800) quality.

Productivity Wizard – Action Plan, Goal Setting, and Time Management Self Improvement Tools by Success Wizard, Inc. (Free, 9.0 MB): Going far beyond the simple checklist, this goal minded life management app adds the why, what, and who to create a deeply engaging productivity program. If there’s a self help motivational speech vibe, then you’re getting the right feeling. While you’re not to forget about the grocery list, lunch with Jane, John’s soccer game, etc, the focus here is on goals. For example, do you want to be healthier and move to a paradise oceanfront community? Whatever your dreams, this app will take you through planning for their success step-by-step, assembling both long and short-term task lists as well as other plans of action using reflective questionnaires. Speaking of reflecting, the app also includes both a notepad and journal to freely express how things are going. Put all of these features alongside a daily routine list and it’s pretty clear that little to nothing is missing from the toolset.