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.

This month features some stunning new photography apps, addicting new games, and even an app that will tell you down to the minute when it will rain.

Shoot by ProCam gives photography purists complete control over their smartphone camera.

Shoot by ProCam wants to bring the power a manual camera to your smartphone. If you're a photography purist and want the highest control you can get without actually using a traditional camera, check it out.

Price: $US0.99 (iOS)

Ello finally has its own smartphone app.

After launching exclusively on the web, Ello is officially on smartphones thanks to its new iPhone app. The ad-free social network features a clean design, a polarising font, and introduces some new features like real-time notifications while making it easier to find your friends.

Price: Free (iOS)

BuzzFeed News includes more than just articles.

The BuzzFeed News app is all about ease. It curates the breaking news around the web, pulling in articles from BuzzFeed as well as other publications, in addition to newsworthy tweets or longform journalism. You can also teach the app to be even better with customisable notifications, or share the content with your friends.

Price: Free (iOS)

One of the best weather apps out there, Dark Sky, just got even better.

Dark Sky is an incredible weather app that can tell you down to the minute when it's going to rain. With its latest update, the app gets a major visual overhaul that adds a new daily timeline and customisable notifications.

Price: $US3.99 (iOS)

Play detective in Her Story.

Her Story puts you in the role of a detective intent on solving a murder. It's part game, part interactive film, where you have to mine through old computer files for clues -- and it will grip you until the very end.

Price: $US4.99 (iOS)

Retype is great for people who obsess over fonts and typography.

Customising photos might feel like a saturated market, but Retype's focus on beautiful typography is what sets it apart. Retype lets you use a mixture of fancy effects like 3D and shadows, and a growing database of ready-made quotes, to create photo art. It's all about style.

Price: $US2.99 (iOS)

If you like games like Ratchet and Clank, try Tales from Deep Space.

Tales from Deep Space is an adventure game that puts you in charge of a goofy duo comprised of travelling salesman E and his drone CASI. You help the pair escape from the space station Big Moon as they solve puzzles and fight their way to the bottom of a plot that could unravel the universe. Control either E or CASI, or play with a friend on two-player co-op mode -- just be prepared for some wacky fun.

Price: $US6.99 (iOS, Amazon)

Polarr Photo Editor gives you powerful photo-editing tools.

Polarr is all about putting pro photo tools into the hands of amateurs, on your smartphone. CEO Borui Wang thinks everyone is smart enough to master advanced photo editing software, and the new app aims to eradicate the biggest barrier most people face to programs like Photoshop: price.

Price: Free (iOS)

Defend your keep in Siegefall.

Siegefall is in many ways your classic build-and-battle fantasy adventure, complete with magic, heroes, and dragons. But the app has just enough innovation to complement its addictive gameplay, and you'll certainly be itching to conquer the other millions of players vying for victory.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

Play as Batman or more than 100 other characters in LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham.

Lego games are always a ton of fun, and the latest Batman instalment lets you work with other DC Comics characters to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. And if you're bored with Gotham, there's 45 new locations outside the city ranging from the Justice League Watchtower to deep space.

Price: $US4.99 (iOS)

Play a modern-day version of hide-and-seek with Öi.

Öi is a fun little way to play hide-and-seek that tasks you with finding someone's phone rather than a particular person. Once you or your friend hides their phone, one of the app's various characters will sporadically emit a sound to help guide you.

Price: Free (iOS)

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