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10 Hottest New Apps to Stay Ahead of the Tech Curve 🏁🏆

10 Hottest New Apps in May 2023 — ProductHunt Most Upvoted 🏆

Meet the 10 most upvoted apps in May — via ProductHunt.

In the past months, we’ve seen a remarkable shift in the app development scene, all thanks to the impressive advancements in AI tech.

But that’s not all; there’s another trend that’s been following AI side-by-side: no-code apps. More and more user-friendly creations are breaking down barriers and allowing individuals to harness the potential of technology.

Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a hand-picked collection of the top 10 hottest new apps of the monthvoted by the Product Hunt community in May 2023.

They cover a wide range of categories, from design and development tools to messaging, chatbots, writing aids, education, productivity, marketing, and social media. Get prepared!

It’s time to explore the future of technology, one app at a time — and stay ahead of the game. Ready to discover the next big thing? 😎💥

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1. Dora AI

**Generating powerful websites, one prompt at a time Tags: Design Tools, Artificial Intelligence, No-Code PH Launch: 17.05.2023 Upvotes: 3751 ▲

Dora AI’s 3D interaction generator can transform static designs into immersive experiences

The first-place winner this month is Dora AI, an app to revolutionize website design! With just a single prompt, you can generate powerful websites that are fueled by AI 3D animation — did someone say no code involved?

With its Text-to-Website feature, you simply input a line of text, and it will generate stunning and fully editable websites for you. And you can elevate your designs by transforming Static to 3D, a feature that adds captivating 3D interactions to give your website a new dimension and captivate your visitors.

Finally, there’s Advanced AI Animation inside Dora AI, which automates the animation process and saves you hours of manual work. With AI by your side, Dora AI challenges the traditional approach to web design and creates visually stunning, interactive websites effortlessly.

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Note: Dora AI is currently on its Alpha version. You can join the waitlist here.

2. Character AI

**Building the next generation of conversational AI Tags: Messaging, Artificial Intelligence, Entertainment PH Launch: 24.05.2023 Upvotes: 2660 ▲

Plan a trip with Tony Stark, or practice your French with Napoleon Bonaparte inside Character AI

Experience the magic of Character AI, where AIs feel alive and are ready to chat with you anytime, anywhere!

Discover millions of user-created AIs, each with their own unique personality, or bring new characters to life with just a few words using the advanced character creation tool. You can dive into endless conversations with fictional characters, celebrities, religious personas, language teachers, psychologists, coaches, animals — pretty much anything!

Have fun brainstorming ideas, practicing a new language, planning a trip, playing a game, or getting book recommendations! Just remember that all characters are* imaginative creations*, so don’t take everything they say too seriously. 😉

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  • Starter Plan:+ Free* (unlimited free messaging, no ads)

  • *Plus Plan:+ $9.99/month (priority access, faster response times, early access to new features, community, supporter badge)

3. Folk 2.0

**The intelligent CRM Tags: Productivity, Artificial Intelligence, No-Code PH Launch: 03.05.2023 Upvotes: 1672 ▲

Create ultra-personalized emails and bulk send them inside Folk 2.0

Gone are the days of struggling with complex CRMs that require constant hacking or expensive integrations. Folk 2.0 is an intelligent CRM that adapts to your business, regardless of the types of contacts or processes you need to manage.

What sets Folk 2.0 apart is its tailormade approach based on AI. You can create dedicated fields, send highly personalized email campaigns, and even generate ice-breakers on the fly.

What’s more, save time from manual tasks by automating things like contact synchronization, categorization, enrichment, and duplicate merging — it’s all about making your CRM experience truly personalized and seamless!

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  • Starter Plan:+ Free* (100 contacts, 100 messages/mo, 10 enrichments/mo, 10 magic fields/mo)

  • *Standard Plan:+ $19/month per member (unlimited contacts, 500 messages/mo, 100 enrichments/mo, 100 magic fields/mo)

  • *Premium Plan:+ $39/month per member (2000 messages/mo, 500 enrichments/mo, 500 magic fields/mo)

  • *Infinite Plan:+ Custom pricing (unlimited contacts, messages, enrichments, and magic fields)

4. AudioPen

**The easiest way to convert messy thoughts into clear text Tags: Writing, Notes, Artificial Intelligence PH Launch: 04.05.2023 Upvotes: 1458 ▲

Rewrite your transcribed voice notes with AudioPen

Ever wondered what life would be like with a writing assistant? Then just hit record and start talking, and AudioPen will work its magic!

The app converts all of your unstructured voice notes into clear and summarized text, so you’re free of the tedious task of transcribing. It removes filler words, repetitions, and unnecessary chunks of text, providing you with a neatly written note that you can use for various purposes: a journal entry, a message, an email, or even a blog post.

You can customize the style of your notes (try your favorite writer), control the level of detail (for longer, more complex summaries or short and concise versions), and automatically export your notes to over 5000 apps with Zapier integration.

Additionally, AudioPen understands multiple languages, so you can speak and write in your native tongue or translate content effortlessly.

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  • Basic Plan: Free (input and output for most major global languages, up to 10 saved notes)

  • Prime Plan: $60/annual pass (different styles of writing, Zapier integration, longer voice notes, upload audio files, SuperSummaries, download voice notes, unlimited notes, transform text notes, edit transcripts, tags, customize note lengths, pause recordings)

  • Lifetime Deal: $120 (everything in Prime Plan, for as long as the product is alive)

5. Meander

**The mentorship platform for non-linear careers Tags: Education, Artificial Intelligence, Career PH Launch: 11.05.2023 Upvotes: 1395 ▲

Get support from seasoned mentors inside Meander

Meander is an app that connects you with industry experts for invaluable support, advice, and mentorship to propel your career forward — because they understand that careers aren’t linear anymore.

Many professionals go through a journey of exploration, learning, and shifting interests. Meander acts as a bridge, helping you navigate your career path and reach your desired destination with a seamless and user-friendly experience.

The platform carefully curates mentors from top organizations and startups like Google, Canva, and Meta. These mentors have the expertise and experience to guide you through the highs and lows of your professional life and support you with skill development.

Browse through mentors in your field, and book a session to unlock the next stage in your career growth!

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Note:* Meander works in two ways, paid and unpaid sessions — this varies according to what the mentors offer. Right now, it’s completely free to become a mentor on Meander — no set-up fee, no monthly membership, and no commission charges.*

Intermission: Curiosity

**Instantly search through all your folders and apps Meet **Curiosity, the ultimate all-in-one search tool and AI Assistant *🔎

Curiosity: One search for everything and ChatGPT at your fingertips

With Curiosity, you can easily search through all your data without having to upload anything anywhere. This means your information remains safely stored on your own computer — and you’re in control.

It connects with the tools you already use, including popular apps like Dropbox and Slack — there are 50+ integrations available, and more coming all the time to make you more efficient!

But that’s not all.

Curiosity is now superpowered with ChatGPT, which means you get a *shortcut to your favorite AI Assistant, a search engine for past AI chats, and you can auto-reply to emails+ **quickly and easily!🪄

Write smarter, code faster, and get quick answers to your questions without breaking a sweat. As a bonus, get unlimited clipboard history to never lose anything you’ve copied again!

No need to waste time jumping from one platform to another when you can have everything you need in one place, right?😉

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Note: Curiosity offers a 14-day free trial of the Pro plan. Learn how to get it here.

  • Starter plan: Free* (*up to 5 cloud apps, Spaces, unified Inbox and Calendar, Command bar, Clipboard Manager, Contacts, Notes)

  • Personal plan:** €3.99/month** *(*unlimited personal apps and Spaces, search-in-files, indexing scheduling, AI assistant)

  • Pro plan: €9.99/month (unlimited sources, professional apps, faster indexing, AI assistant)

  • *Teams plan:+ €9.99/month per user (Workspaces, shared Commands, AI assistant, unified billing)

6. Figma to Lottie

**Export production-ready animations from Figma Tags: Design Tools, Graphics & Design, Design Resources PH Launch: 17.05.2023 Upvotes: 1288 ▲

Creating production-ready animations has never been easier with Figma to Lottie

**Figma to Lottie** is a new update in LottieFiles for Figma that will take your animations to the next level!

You can effortlessly convert your existing Figma prototypes into Lottie animations and bring motion to your designs across platforms like websites and mobile. Just select multiple frames and transform them into a seamless Lottie animation that captivates your audience.

Transform a single frame by applying a wide range of animation presets, allowing you to create stunning and unique animated elements for your designs. You can also export your prototype flows directly as Lottie animations, saving you time and effort in the animation creation process.

Unlock the power of animation and bring your creations to life with just a few clicks in Figma — and add that extra touch of interactivity and engagement to your projects.

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Note: Figma to Lottie is free to use as a plugin on Figma.

7. Twinr 3.0

**Convert any website to mobile apps in minutes Tags: SaaS, Developer Tools, No-Code PH Launch: 08.05.2023 Upvotes: 1223 ▲

Twinr 3.0

The no-code mobile app builder Twinr 3.0, previously featured in one of our lists, makes another appearance — now packed with awesome new features and improvements.

To start with, there’s the Twinr Preview App for both Android and iOS, which lets you test your app on real devices while you’re creating it. The preview app comes with a fresh new design and a bunch of cool features to make the testing process a breeze.

Next up, now they offer multi-language support with localized page URLs, so you can cater to users all around the world with ease. You also get to implement a hamburger menu across multiple screens with a simple copy-paste, and reorder navigation buttons to your heart’s content.

Its clean and user-friendly UI/UX makes Twinr stand out, and you’re going to enjoy all the customization options — without having to worry about coding.

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  • Trial plan: Free (1 Android & iOS App)

  • Basic plan:** $19/month** (all customization features, unlimited push notification, icons library, 2 GB storage)

  • Standard plan: $39/month (multi-language, in-app purchase, 5 GB storage)

  • Premium plan: $119/month (unlimited abandoned cart notifications, auto-translation, Google AdMob, custom fonts, app onboarding, custom page loader, 8 GB storage)

8. Botsonic

**Build custom ChatGPT-like chatbot for your website instantly Tags: Productivity, Artificial Intelligence, Bots PH Launch: 12.05.2023 Upvotes: 1202 ▲

Train ChatGPT on your data and customize your chatbot widget with Botsonic

Botsonic is a game-changing no-code AI chatbot builder by Writesonic, created to boost customer experience and engagement on your website.

The app leverages the power of GPT-4 and NLP to craft custom AI chatbots that cater to your specific business needs in just a few minutes. You can do that by** training ChatGPT on your own knowledge base** using documents or URLs — and soon there’ll be support for sitemaps and other sources like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Customize your chatbot with your own branding, colors, and themes, and integrate it onto your website with a simple, no-code setup process. The chatbot can offer more than just customer support, including product recommendations, lead capture, customer engagement, and even enhancing internal employee experiences. It’s a complete 24x7 feedback tool for your business.

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  • Trial: Free** (Botsonic: 1 bot with 1 file upload, only embeddable code access available; ChatSonic: ChatGPT-like chatbot; 10,000 words, 1 user)

  • Pro plan:** from $12.67/month** (Botsonic: unlimited chatbots with any number of files, both embeddable code and API access; GPT-4 and GPT-4 32K, factual and personalized article writer, complete article rewriter)

  • Enterprise plan:** Custom pricing** (custom number of words, users, AI development, invoicing options, dedicated account manager)

9. Raycast Pro

**Unlock a new level productivity with AI, Cloud Sync and more Tags: Mac, Productivity, Artificial Intelligence PH Launch: 10.05.2023 Upvotes: 1180 ▲

Raycast Pro can help you unlock a new level of productivity on your Mac

Raycast Pro is the ultimate productivity tool for professionals looking to be more efficient on their macOS devices. Just a keystroke away, this launcher is powered with AI by ChatGPT and other exciting features to supercharge your workflow.

For instance, you get cloud synchronization, which keeps your Raycast extensions, quicklinks, and settings up-to-date across all your Macs.

Want to add a personal touch? Raycast Pro lets you customize the app with beautiful pre-made themes or even create your own. Make it look and feel exactly the way you want it.

And for all the developers out there, Raycast Pro opens up new possibilities with Pro APIs. These APIs enable developers to create even more powerful extensions, making the app even more versatile and tailored to your needs.

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  • Starter plan: Free** (calculator, quicklinks, snippets, window management, 1000+ extensions, developer tools)

  • Pro plan:** $8/month** (Raycast AI, cloud sync, custom themes, unlimited clipboard history)

  • Team Starter plan: Free (up to 5 shared commands, up to 30 shared quicklinks, up to 30 shared snippets, unlimited team members)

  • Team Pro plan:** $12/month** (unlimited shared commands, shared quicklinks, and shared snippets)

10. Hopp by Wix

**Meet the link in bio that’s built to convert Tags: Social Media, Marketing, Website Builder PH Launch: 07.05.2023 Upvotes: 1140 ▲

Say goodbye to cluttered bios with the user-friendly Hopp by Wix

Hopp by Wix is the next-generation link in bio tool — a unique solution built after gathering some key pain points that needed to be improved in other similar tools, to maximize brand and business growth.

Hopp was designed with a customizable search engine that lives within the link in bio. This allows followers to easily find and access the links and information being promoted, without the need to look through an endless list of links.

Another exciting feature is the ability to** create searchable codes**. Whether it’s products, partnerships, or events, Hopp lets creators assign codes that can be mentioned in videos, added as stickers, or included in post descriptions. Followers can simply enter the code into the search bar and find exactly what they’re looking for.

What’s more, creators can design eye-catching layouts and templates for their link in bio pages, get branded URL shorteners, a pre-roll tool, and many other innovative features. After all, it’s all about making a lasting impression on your audience.

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Note: Hopp is completely free to use with your Wix account.

Wrapping up

That brings us to the end of an incredible selection of apps this month. 💥

The doors to AI-powered apps have swung wide open thanks to OpenAI’s** ChatGPT**, and we’re seeing an incredible surge in their numbers, opening up a world of possibilities.

Simultaneously, the popularity of no-code apps has paved the way for greater inclusivity, democratizing technology and making it accessible to a broader audience of users and builders.

We hope you’ve found some *exciting additions+ to your digital toolbox among the 10 hottest new apps in May 2023!

Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below — and while you’re at it, why not give our all-in-one search app, Curiosity, a spin?

Stay curious and embrace the future of tech! 😸💻

Methodological note

There are many ways to interpret: “Hottest in the month”. In case you’re wondering, here’s how we put together the list:

  • Check the most-upvoted list every day this month (ProductHunt Time Travel)

  • Check upvotes as of the day of collection (1st of the following month)

  • Select 10 apps with the most upvotes

That means the list is slightly biased towards apps that launched earlier in the month (more time to collect votes). However, since it contains apps from the entire month, we feel that small imprecision is acceptable. Upvote counts are from the day we pulled the data.

We also removed any projects related to NFTs, blockchains, and Web3. If you’re confused why, check out @web3isgreat or @smdiehl on Twitter.

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