The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

There are so many iPhone and Android apps out there today that it’s almost impossible to keep track of all the newcomers.

Luckily, we’ve collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.

There’s a beautiful new calendar app from Moleskine that’s as elegant as their notebooks, a fun new game that’s addicting but doesn’t require much time, and a new app from Google that everyone is raving about.

Google's new Photos app offers free unlimited storage.

Google Photos is designed to be your go-to place for storing photos, so Google has made it free to upload as many photos and videos as you want. The app and website also features machine learning technology that can recognise what's in your photos, and it also helps you search and sort your photos in a flash.

Price: Free (iOS, Android, Web)

Sunrise has a new keyboard that lets you easily schedule appointments without opening the app.

Sunrise is already the best calendar app out there, but its new Meet keyboard feature extends that lead. The keyboard gives you access to a quick view of your calendar and even lets you select and send along your availability so you can schedule appointments -- all from within your favourite messaging or email app.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your computer.

If you're looking for more screen real estate, Duet Display lets you connect your iPad to your Mac -- and now for the first time, your PC as well. The app uses your iPad's Lightning cord for the connection, which means there's basically zero lag, and you can also change the iPad's refresh rate for a performance gain if your computer is older.

Price: $US15.99 (iOS, Mac & PC)

The Branch is a fun little game you can play with one hand.

The Branch is a simple but charming puzzle game where you try to survive as long as possible as you travel along a branch made of polygons. To keep from falling off, you simply tap the screen to rotate the branch so you can avoid the smaller branches.

Price: Free (iOS)

Redacted lets you quickly hide sensitive details in a photo.

Redacted is perfect for when you want to post a screenshot or photo of an important document or email but also want to hide any sensitive information. The Mac app makes it effortless to add black bars, blur, or pixelate lines of text.

Price: $US6.99 (Mac)

MovieQu is basically Shazam for movie trailers.

MovieQu is great if you're a forgetful person who enjoys movie trailers but never remembers when a film you like is coming out. The app listens to what's playing on the screen and quickly brings up all the important details, and it even adds the film's release date to your favourite calendar app automatically.

Price: (launching soon, sign up for updates here)

Moleskine's Timepage calendar app is as elegant as its notebooks.

Moleskine's new calendar app, Timepage, is both beautiful and simple to use. The app organizes your appointments in list -- there's no month view -- and it also incorporates weather forecasts and lets you quickly hail an Uber right from within the app.

Price: $US4.99 (iOS)

Periscope has finally arrived on Android.

Following Meerkat's lead, Periscope has officially launched an Android version of its livestreaming app, and it comes with a couple of exclusive features. You can now specify what kinds of notifications you'd like to receive, and there's a handy 'Return to broadcast' button if you leave and then re-open the app so you can dive back into whatever broadcast you were watching.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

Paper's new ThinkKit update adds auto-correct for bad handwriting.

Paper is the best sketching app out there, and its new ThinkKit feature helps you create perfect shapes, diagrams, and charts -- even if your handwriting is terrible.

Price: Free (iOS)

The old Men's Wearhouse guy has a new app that's 'Uber for tailors.'

Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer has a new app and website called zTailors that wants to bring a tailor to your home or office. Each of the app's tailors have a minimum of five years experience, and they can adjust your shirts, pants, jeans, coats, dresses, skirts, and jackets and have them back to you within a week, with free pickup and delivery. To get a sense of the prices, it costs $US20 to taper a shirt and getting a pair of pants hemmed costs $US16.

Price: Free (Web, app coming soon)

Pixelmator's powerful photo editing tools arrive on iPhone.

Pixelmator has been around on iPad for a while now, but the photo editing app is finally on iPhone as well. Pixelmator is easy to use but packs serious power under its hood, allowing you to enhance, edit, frame, paint, sketch, and transform your photos into beautiful works of arts.

Price: $US4.99 (iOS)

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