Apple Clips is a promising movie editor for fast Facebook and Instagram-ready videos, and its captioning tools are fantastic.
Nintendo's first phone game makes a few strange decisions, but it's mostly great stuff.
It's not a perfect communications app on Day 1, but the integrated, all-knowing Google Assistant bot sets Allo apart from the messaging competition.
A useful set of tools for creating graphics and visual stories for social media, Adobe Spark delivers nice results pretty easily.
Nintendo's first foray into mobile gaming doesn't feature any beloved characters, but it's still a strong start.
The Gro app from Scott's Miracle Gro will combine data from other smart garden gadgets to guide you through growing your plant of choice.
Apple's new Music Memos app captures musical inspiration, while GarageBand adds a new AI drummer and loop arranger.
A free-with-registration iPhone app that produces attractive text-overlay-on-image graphics for social media, Adobe Post is fun and easy to use.
A solid photo-retouching iPad app for folks who need Creative Cloud integration, Adobe Photoshop Fix is useful, but would be more so with some additional features.
Even without extra features, Layout is worth your time for an easy way to create collages in only a few taps.
Meerkat brought live mobile-streaming video into the mainstream, but its lack of features makes it an easy target for its much better competition.
A useful and easy way to create text-and-photo-based scrolling Web pages, Adobe Slate is a great, free tool for building universally viewable photo galleries, promotional materials, presentations and other communications.
Though it has some minor rough edges to smooth out, Periscope is currently the best way to shoot and view live streaming video.
Adobe Comp CC is a great mobile tool for designers immersed in the Creative Cloud ecosystem who want to prototype layouts on an iPad.
Fotonica is a never-ending running game that's worth it for the "Tron"-like visuals and ambient electronic audio.
With hundreds of filters and effects, ReDesign Photo is great for playing with photos, but it sorely needs a method to undo your edits.
Lyve is a fast and hands-off way to organize your photos if you don't want to do it yourself.
While the gameplay is not as feature-packed as other games from the genre, Alto's Adventure's graphical style is more than worth your money.