The Apps You’ll Have on Your Phone in 2018


2017 was an absolutely stellar year for applications and saw the release of some pretty nifty apps including the super-helpful Google Assistant, the video editor Clips and the content-packed YouTube TV.

This year is shaping up to be even better and will feature some really forward-thinking smartphone and tablet apps plus plenty of fun-filled applications designed to brighten up your day.

Canva Photo Editor & Graphic Design

Canva is a free photo editor and graphic design app that comes with plenty of creative features perfect for making everything from photo collages to business cards and just about anything you can think of. It’s a powerful all in one photo editor that gives you complete control and a large selection of tools to use including fonts, filters, stickers, graphics banners and more. It’s available on iOS and Android devices today.

Mirror Emoji Keyboard

Bitmoji was definitely one of the biggest apps of 2017, providing users with a quick and easy method for creating personal emojis. Mirror Emoji Keyboard is set to steal Bitmoji’s thunder in 2018 however, thanks to its simple ‘take a selfie’ tool for creating personal emojis. Customise your emojis with tons of extra content and share them on a range of platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat and more. Mirror Emoji Keyboard is free to download on iOS and Android right now.


Telegram is free to use messaging app and possibly WhatsApp’s biggest competitor. It’s been around for a few years now but it looks like 2018 is finally going to be Telegram’s year. From the ability to create super groups with 5000 members to its impressive file and document sharing capabilities, Telegram is a beefed-up messenger app recommended for people who like to get the most out of their applications. Download it for iOS and Android today.

Don’t forget to check back us later this month for a roundup of January’s best new apps.

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