Another year is almost in the books, so it's time to take a look at the best new apps that landed on the App Store. Our Top 20 Apps of 2018 feature a little something for everyone with children's educational apps, a powerful photography app, and a graphic design app made for iPad.
AppAdvice's 2018 App of the Year: Affinity Designer
The iPad app takes cues from the popular desktop version and offers full support for the Apple Pencil and much more. If you’re looking for a vector illustration app for your iPad, Affinity Designer should definitely be your first stop.
Agenda is a full-featured note-taking app that takes a unique twist being focused on the calendar. Thanks to the timeline, you can take a complete look at the past, present and future. Notes can be organized with tags, lists, and links. They can even be connected to an event in the built-in calendar. The information can sync with the companion macOS app.
One of the best to-do apps on the App Store, the brand new OmniFocus 3 brings a stable of new features to the table including tags, batch editing, and many more. Along with being designed for both the iPhone and iPad, you can even use an Apple Watch to view your most important items.
The popular series of Toca Boca kids app is now under one roof in Toca Life: World. The first eight locations and 39 different characters are included in the app. You can also keep playing with apps in the Toca Life series you’ve already purchased to create even more fun.
With 321 Launch, you get to experience AR and live rocket liftoffs from Florida. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the rockets that take off. It's a great app that shows the potential of augmented reality.
The app features a fun skeuomorphic element. When a podcast is playing, you’ll see a record on a turntable featuring the podcast logo. You can swipe the turntable to fast forward or rewind a podcast episode.
Kids can take on the big city in the great app from prolific developer Sago Mini. Featuring dozens of interactive characters, children can visit a museum, post office, and many other great places. There are also a number of learning opportunities throughout the app.
220.127.116.11 uses a secure connection so no one will ever be able to snoop on your DNS queries. And if that wasn’t good enough, the app makes your Internet connection even faster by using Cloudfare’s global network. And it’s completely free.