Best New Apps of May 2017

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There are a boatload of apps published each month. Some of them are great and some are just okay. The vast majority of them, though, are just plain horrible, unfortunately. We’ve brought together the best apps released during May 2017, so take a look and download your favorites.

Plan a hike with Gaia: GPS

Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Hiking Trails

Gaia GPS


Setting a new standard for outdoor apps

Gaia GPS has been wholly reinvented in this latest version, bringing all of the features that have made the app so successful in the past few years. It offers downloadable topographic, satellite, and road maps, perfect for those trips off the beaten path. The interface has been carefully thought out to make navigating the back country easier than ever. You can even record tracks, way points, and other crucial data for finding your way through the woods.

Browse your email by Stacks

Alto - Email Organized for You

Alto – Email Organized for You

AOL Inc.

Have your email app sift through the inbox for you

Alto is an innovative new email app that helps you organize your inbox through cool tools like Cards and Stacks so you don’t have to go through it all. With its latest update, you even get Calendar integration.

You Can't Talk to Weather Sky, but You Can Still Get the Weather

Google Assistant -- get help anytime, anywhere

Google Assistant

Google, Inc.

Look Google, no hands!

Even though it’s not yet perfect, Google Assistant is one of the best apps of the week simply because of the power it gives you. In many ways, Google Assistant has already overtaken Siri in usefulness, and the app is going to keep getting better. The only real drawbacks this week are actions that don’t work quite the way they should, and the fact that you can’t replace Siri with Google Assistant. You can come awful close to that replacement, though.

Find stars in your sky

Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day

Sky Guide

Fifth Star Labs LLC

Hold your device to sky and get details on the cosmic objects above you.

Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day offers Apple Watch support, 3D Touch ability, a widget for your Home screen, and a catalog with millions of stars. Hold your device up to the sky and get details on what you see.

Things 3 for iPad

Things 3 for iPad

Things 3 for iPad

Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

The award-winning task manager, reimagined

Collect your thoughts with Things’ share extensions, and then organize them in the app itself. If you have Things 3 on your iPhone, the iPad app is the perfect accompaniment. You can collect actions and tasks from your iPhone, then use the bigger screen and nicer layout of the iPad app to reorganize. Our only beef is that you have to buy the app twice.




Chroma Noir LLC

A groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography

Halide features high-end tools and gorgeous details, providing gestures to change exposure and manual focus. It’s a highly-customizable app, letting you adapt the camera to your needs.With Halide, you can capture in RAW (iPhone 6S or later) or JPEG, for the best quality shots.

Natural Atlas: Outdoor GPS & Offline Hiking Maps

Natural Atlas

Natural Atlas

The ultimate GPS for outdoors adventures

Natural Atlas provides you with all of the information you need for any outdoors adventure. It offers a topographical map, provides hints for great hikes, and has a database of thousands of campgrounds and national and state parks. You can also access essential guidebooks to purchase for even more information. Natural Atlas is just what you need on your iPhone when you’re planning and playing in the great outdoors.



Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH

The ultimate app for two-wheeled cruises

NAVIGON Cruiser takes the best features of the popular GPS navigation app, and makes them much easier to use on motorcycle rides. Plan round trips, find gas stations, and discover the curviest routes in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The unique design of NAVIGON Cruiser makes the app easy to use while riding, and the maps are all downloadable so you don’t need an internet connection on your cruise.

Clean Master - Delete Duplicate Photos !

Clean Master

Trong Linh

Find and delete duplicate photos the easy way

Clean Master is the ultimate tool for slimming down your photo library, saving space on your iOS device. It automatically detects duplicate and similar images, providing you with a quick and easy way to delete them. It also helps you monitor and track how much space your photos are using, without having to dive into the multiple layers of the Settings app to find the information.

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, Documents, Receipts

Adobe Scan


Go from paper to digital in lightning speed

Adobe Scan is a free app that turns your iOS device into a powerful, portable scanner. You can turn anything, from receipts and notes to pictures and business cards, into an Adobe PDF file quickly and easily. The app even supports text recognition (OCR) for making that document a searchable PDF with ease.


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