Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.


Redecorating your place, or planning out new acquisitions, doesn’t have to be such a pain with iStaging. The app combines augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D technologies to turn your environment into a staging area where you can try out everything from new chairs and bookcases to art and tables from vendors all across the world—without having to set foot outside your place or open your wallet. iOS Android

App of Joe

If you live in NYC and enjoy local coffee at $1 or $2 a cup but hate waiting in lines, you need to install App of Joe. By partnering with twenty different independent coffee shops in the East Village and Lower East Side, App of Joe lets you order your “basic” or “fancy” caffeine fix at a big discount ($1 for drip, brew, etc. and $2 for a latte, macchiato, cappuccino, etc.), pay for it in advance and skip the line when you get to the shop. What’s not to love about supporting a local shop in a convenient and discounted fashion? iOS Android


Founded by a frequent traveler looking to find great runs on the go, RunGo combines aspects of a social network, exercise tracker and navigation app. With RunGo you get access to user created running routes, turn-by-turn voice directions and stat tracking (time, distance, elevation, calories, etc.) for thousands of runs all across the world in a feature-packed yet easy-to-use interface. If you run, this app is a no-brainer. iTunes Android


Taking photos and turning them into GIFs isn’t impossible on the iPhone, but BurstKey makes the entire process easier. By tapping into the burst photo mode of your iPhone or iPad, BurstKey lets you shoot new GIFs with custom filters that are easily shareable across whatever network you use to share your favorite cat videos. There’s even a custom keyboard option you can install in case you’ve created anything you’re going to share multiple times. iTunes


One of the most interesting games we’ve seen in a long time, MAJUSCULA aptly bills itself as a typeface adventure. In this platformer, you guide a little orange ball through 26 unique levels, all shaped like letters of the alphabet, to the white flag at the end. When you beat the level, you get a cool display of typographic information about a font somehow related to the letter you just completed. It’s a fun, challenging way to kill some time while still learning. iTunes


We’re not sure anyone reading this had a computer small enough to fit in their pocket back in 1996, but if anyone did, it would take pictures like what you’ll get from BitCam. With Bitcam you can take super cool retro pictures in Super-Res, Standard or FatBits resolutions using a black and white interface with an optional color graphics update available in app. Everything about BitCam from the app itself to the promotional website leaves us feeling a bit like Marty McFly. We love every minute of it. iTunes

Weather Mate

Built with a combination of Material Design, MIUI 8 design and a minimal interface, Weather Mate is a beautifully simplistic weather app that gives you easy access to daily and extended forecasts, humidity and temperature, moon phases and wind speed for multiple locations. It’s a quick, pretty way to get access to all the weather information you’ll need for the day. Android

Lumio Cam

Take one look at the Lumio Cam app running on a phone and you’d have almost no idea you weren’t looking at an actual camera. By using part of your screen real estate for a retro leather or brushed metal overlay, Lumio Cam gives you easy access to all the features you’d expect in a camera app (focus taps, pinch-zoom, filters, etc.) along with more traditional camera features (ISO, metering, white balance, etc.). Lumio Cam won’t replace a camera with a good lens, but it will allow you to take better snaps with the camera you always have with you. Android


We’re sick of the quarantine beard, so we’re going clean shaven again. We’re doing it with a Henson razor. Precision-machined out of aluminum by a boutique aerospace manufacturer, this razor feels and works better than anything else on the market. It presents the blade at such a precise angle you can barely feel the shave. It’s uncanny. Most guys (and gals, they have a women’s razor) prefer drugstore cartridge razors because they’re plug ‘n play. Honestly, the Henson design ensures perfect positioning every time, and it’s cheaper and better for the environment long-term. Switch today.