Best Hidden Gems of 2018
Last updated: November 30, 2018
These apps are new to the scene and quietly building a fanbase – from newcomers on the brink of getting big to our favorite niche platforms.
SLOWLY - Make Global Friends
Slowly Communications Ltd.
Contains adsIn-app purchases
Slowly reimagines snail mail for the digital age: Send notes to pen pals, with delivery time based on the physical distance between you and your pen pal. If you’re craving new global connections or nostalgic for the days of stamps and delayed gratification, this is your app.
4.6
91.4K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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Slowly reimagines snail mail for the digital age: Send notes to pen pals, with delivery time based on the physical distance between you and your pen pal. If you’re craving new global connections or nostalgic for the days of stamps and delayed gratification, this is your app.
Unfold: Stories & Link in Bio
Squarespace Incorporated
In-app purchases
Bring a cohesive, stylish look to your social stories, tying photos and videos together with smart templates and elegant fonts. Each of your story pages are saved to your phone, so you can hang onto them and share away.
3.9
171K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Bring a cohesive, stylish look to your social stories, tying photos and videos together with smart templates and elegant fonts. Each of your story pages are saved to your phone, so you can hang onto them and share away.
Luci - Smart Dream Journal
Sam Ruston
Luci’s namesake mascot is your purple dream guide, here to help you experience lucid dreaming. You’ll embark on this journey with tools to help you remember your dreams, a sleep recorder, and a personal dream journal (doodling space included!).
4.2
595 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Luci’s namesake mascot is your purple dream guide, here to help you experience lucid dreaming. You’ll embark on this journey with tools to help you remember your dreams, a sleep recorder, and a personal dream journal (doodling space included!).
Lirica Spanish German learning
Lirica
In-app purchases
Learn Spanish with one of the world’s greatest language-teachers: music. Lirica’s vocabulary and grammar lessons are tied to current and classic Spanish-language music videos — from Enrique Iglesias to Elvis Crespo.
3.8
526 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Learn Spanish with one of the world’s greatest language-teachers: music. Lirica’s vocabulary and grammar lessons are tied to current and classic Spanish-language music videos — from Enrique Iglesias to Elvis Crespo.