The 100 best mobile apps to try in 2016

I’ll let you in on a little secret: some of the best, coolest and most useful apps aren’t ever featured in the App Store (or in Google Play). It’s a shame because there are some brilliant apps waiting to be downloaded that can make your life better and more enjoyable and make your work day more productive. So what I’ve done is roundup some incredible awesome apps which (mostly) debuted over the last 12 months that I think are worth your time to check out in the next 12 months. Many of these apps are from small developers with little to no advertising budgets meaning their apps have either flown under the radar or simply deserve more coverage.

I can’t imagine how much more boring my day would be without finding news that’s actually interesting to me using Something. I’m getting addicted to asking Operator to buy me things. Copied has changed the way I work on my Mac and iPhone. Triller provides huge laughs. There are just SO many cool apps I can’t wait for you to discover them all below. If I missed something you would’ve liked to have seen here, let me know in the comments!

Editors picks

  1. Something – Flip through the best stories from your Twitter stream.
  2. Grid Diary – The diary that is as easy as filling out a form.
  3. Peach – Awesome beyond awesome social network.
  4. Quadro – Use your phone or tablet to control your computer in COOL ways.
  5. Operator – Real people will help you find what you want to buy.
  6. Moleskine Timepage – Whoa. That’s a nice looking calendar.
  7. Teleport – Get your friends delivered via Uber.
  8. EasilyDo – Your smart assistant.
  9. Corner – The coolest way to book a flight. Flying totally re-thought.
  10. Airtable – Organize anything; an awesome database anyone can use.

90 more incredible apps your phone will thank you for installing…

  1. Speak – Message safely while driving.
  2. beme – Share moments honestly (an app from Casey Neistat).
  3. Momentum – Super simple, nice-looking habit tracker.
  4. Input – Get more done, faster. All your tools in one.
  5. Periscope – Explore the world through someone else’s eyes.
  6. Myl0 – Helping guys with their wardrobe.
  7. Streaks – The todo list that helps you form good habits.
  8. Copied – Save copy/paste items and sync with your Mac.
  9. Tumbleweed – Credible, curated news you can edit and share.
  10. Makeovr – Do amazing things with your homescreen!
  11. Unroll.me App – The EASIEST way to unsubscribe from junk email.
  12. Proud – Tasks, reminders, habits and more in one simple app.
  13. Looie – Access the nearest, nicest and cleanest bathrooms in minutes.
  14. Companion – Never walk home alone.
  15. Be My Eyes – Help blind people see. Seriously.
  16. Slide – A cool way to shoot 3D photos.
  17. Annex – Keep track of what you’re doing to be more productive.
  18. Triller – Shoot fun music videos that don’t suck.
  19. Hindsight – Track the last time anything happened — track frequency.
  20. Slash – A super-charged keyboard that lets you search anything, share anywhere.
  21. Spark – Like your email again.
  22. Numerous – Life’s most important numbers available at a glance.
  23. wesnap – Take half a photo, let a friend take the other half.
  24. Roger – Talk to your favorite people walkie-talkie style.
  25. Phind – Take a photo of a place to get info about it (visual search).
  26. Dinner Mode – Disconnect from technology while you eat to be present.
  27. Vurb – Find and save things to do.
  28. Jetty – Smart, minimal money management app.
  29. Capitan – Literally the smartest (and nicest-looking) shopping lists app.
  30. Short – The reading list for busy people.
  31. Hooks – Get notifications about things you care about.
  32. NeuBible – A modern Bible app.
  33. Work Hard Anywhere – Find the best laptop-friendly cafes and coffee shops.
  34. SelfieStick – Tilt your head to take a pic.
  35. OurHome – Gets kids motivated to help out at home.
  36. Tribe – Seriously cool video and voice messenger.
  37. Pushbullet – Connects your devices to make them feel like one.
  38. SubscriptMe – Never lose track of your subscriptions again.
  39. Stigma – World’s most popular personalized journal.
  40. Lifesum – Healthy living, simplified.
  41. Outflow – Keep track of all your subscriptions.
  42. Annotate – Get your point across quickly and clearly.
  43. Gallery Doctor – Automatically identifies bad or duplicate photos to erase.
  44. SleepWake – The app that won’t let you fall asleep while driving.
  45. Productive – Build good habits.
  46. Stringify – Connect every thing (physical and/or digital), make experiences.
  47. Counsel – Realtime advice from real people.
  48. LockItUp – Lock your Mac or PC from anywhere.
  49. Niice – Effortless moodboards.
  50. Laundry Day – An app that helps you do the laundry.
  51. Storyline – A new experience for Twitter. Social inbox zero.
  52. Room for More – Free up space on your phone. Never run out of space again.
  53. FirstRun – The app for first-time runners.
  54. Toshl Finance – Keep track of your personal finance for free.
  55. Off The Menu – Access secret menus across the US.
  56. Everlance – Effortless expense tracker and automatic mileage log.
  57. Letterspace – Distraction-free notes.
  58. Cover – Create stunning photo overlays in seconds.
  59. Marco Polo – Find your phone by shouting Marco!
  60. Felt – Send real hand-written cards from your iPhone.
  61. Wakie – Friendly community of people sharing life experiences.
  62. Mailburn – Turn email into social messaging.
  63. Robinhood – Free stock trading.
  64. DreamLab – Help solve cancer while you sleep.
  65. Jerrycan – A beautiful fuel, MGP and mileage tracker.
  66. Live GIF – Turn your iPhone’s Live Photos into GIFs.
  67. WLPPR – Awesome satellite images to use as your phone’s wallpaper.
  68. Shrugster – A cooler emoji keyboard.
  69. relevant – Your phone’s missing home screen.
  70. 5coins – The simplest way to track your expenses.
  71. Reelgood – See what movies your friends are into and track your watch list.
  72. OurMix – Listen to a daily mix of music from your friends.
  73. Plume Air Report – Check the air quality in your city.
  74. Nod – Chat anonymously with people nearby.
  75. Mapstr – Track all your favorite places around the world.
  76. Tailor – Stitch your screenshots together — much cooler than it sounds.
  77. Pinpoint – Markup screenshots.
  78. #Captain – One hashtag to rule them all.
  79. Remote Mouse – Turn your mobile phone into a remote mouse.
  80. Bundle – Group and manage photos in shared collections with family/friends.
  81. Liner – Highlight anywhere, share and save in one place.
  82. Roll – Camera roll sharing.
  83. TagsDock – Easily tag your Instagram and Vine photos (keyboard).
  84. Taplet – Pull HD photos from your videos.
  85. Tack App – See what’s going on anywhere, anytime.
  86. Chhirp – A mic button for Twitter.
  87. Fresh Air – A simple weather app.
  88. Unicorns – Livestream your phone screen.
  89. Carbo – Handwriting in the digital age.
  90. booqmarq – Find the next book you want to read.