10 Hottest New Apps to Try Now (January 2023 🏆)

1. HyperSwitch

Fast, reliable, and affordable open source payments switch
Tags: API, Open Source, User Experience
PH Launch: 23.01.2023
Upvotes: 2182 ▲

Integrate HyperSwitch into your website to simplify payment ops

HyperSwitch is a cutting-edge payment routing solution that offers a unified API for connecting to multiple payment processors and offering diverse payment methods to customers.

The platform is designed to improve conversion rates, reduce costs, simplify payment operations, and provide full control over payments. By integrating with a single API or SDK, businesses can save valuable time and effort on payment operations and instead focus on their core products and customer service.

It’s currently available in North America (US and Canada), with plans to expand to more countries in Europe and around the world by the end of the year.

🪙 Pricing

Note: the open-source version of the product is 100% free and you can download and use it under the open-source Apache 2.0 License

  • Hosted versionFree — up to 1000 transactions/month. After that, $ 0.10 per successful transaction (full-stack solution, integration, and ongoing support)

2. Swimm

A code documentation tool built for devs
Tags: Software Engineering, Developer Tools, Tech
PH Launch: 17.01.2023
Upvotes: 1583 ▲

Add actual code into your documentation with Swimm

Swimm is an innovative internal documentation tool designed specifically for developers. The aim is to solve the age-old problem of unreliable code documentation, which often results in a loss of trust and efficiency in the development process. With Swimm, developers can access documentation directly within their integrated development environment (IDE), ensuring it is easy to find and always up-to-date.

Swimm’s powerful code-coupled editor allows developers to bring code into their documentation, with content components such as tokens, file/folder paths, and code snippets that are automatically synchronized as changes are made. Additionally, the editor supports Mermaid syntax for creating diagrams and charts.

🪙 Pricing

  • Basic planFree (1 private repo, up to 5 users, up to 30 verification tests per month)
  • Standard plan: $8/month (unlimited private repos, up to 75 users, up to 100 verification tests)
  • Pro plan$20/month (unlimited users and verification tests, automatic auto-sync approval)

3. Unlimited Voice Transcription

Fast voice-to-text on 92 languages
Tags: Productivity, Privacy, Tech
PH Launch: 31.01.2023
Upvotes: 1580 ▲

LingvaNex’s Unlimited Voice Transcription in action

LingvaNex’s Unlimited Voice Transcription is an on-premise server that offers voice recognition in 92 languages with the ability to recognize punctuation and emotional intonation. The server is designed to support large data recognition, a wide range of languages, and is suitable for analyzing audio/video content and understanding voice customer feedback.

The server is easy to deploy on a local PC, cloud hosting, corporate intranet, or extranet and supports unlimited user access. It integrates seamlessly with any application or service and is highly scalable, making it suitable for use in any business domain. Privacy-wise, the Voice Transcription server works on-premise with no internet connection, ensuring maximum security for sensitive business data.

🪙 Pricing

  • Full pack: $500/month (all language models, unlimited voice recognition in 92 languages, full compatibility with their Translation Server)

4. Piggy Magic

Criminally easy mobile-friendly content creation
Tags: Design Tools, Productivity, Artificial Intelligence
PH Launch: 24.01.2023
Upvotes: 1562 ▲

Just tell Piggy Magic what you want to create and see it in action

Piggy Magic is a revolutionary new platform to create mobile content. With just a simple text prompt, the app’s generative AI will quickly create a stunning, multimedia product for you, ready to be edited and customized or shared directly from their servers, in a mobile-friendly format.

This makes it a great solution for those who struggle to have a constant flow of media content — whether you’re a student, a professional, or just someone who loves to spread your ideas around but dislikes spending time on formatting and designing.

🪙 Pricing

Note: Piggy Magic is in Beta version, free to use and share with some limitations.

  • Individual Piggys: $1.99 (replace photos, edit texts, add polls, questions, GIFs, stickers, etc.)

5. Dover Autopilot

Let AI source candidates while you sleep
Tags: Hiring, Artificial Intelligence, HR
PH Launch: 31.01.2023
Upvotes: 1474 ▲

Let Dover Autopilot automatically find and email candidates that meet your criteria

Dover Autopilot is a self-serve tool for recruiting top talent with no effort. With just a link to your job description, the app finds candidate matches and sends personalized emails in minutes, to make the recruiting process seamless from start to finish.

The advanced filtering allows you to customize your search and the tool’s automated personalized emails and “full auto” sourcing make the process a breeze. It’s super easy to set up, and the targeting is more precise than any other agency or sourcing product.

🪙 Pricing

  • Note: The self-serve offering is available for a limited time for $99/month, with a two-week free trial. Other plans are available on custom request.

Intermission: Curiosity

Are you tired of searching through multiple platforms and accounts just to find a single file or message? Meet Curiosity, the ultimate all-in-one search tool 🔎

Curiosity: One search for everything

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, giving you complete control over it.

But that’s not all. Curiosity also connects with the tools you already use, including popular apps like Dropbox and Slack. This saves you time and makes your searches more efficient: you can quickly find what you’re looking for without frustration.

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

🪙 Pricing

  • Starter planFree (up to 5 connected cloud apps)
  • Personal plan: €3.99/month (unlimited personal apps, search-in-files, schedule indexing)
  • Pro plan€9.99/month (unlimited sources, faster indexing)

6. Shopmatey

Create a web store on your phone
Tags: Android, iOS, E-Commerce
PH Launch: 31.01.2023
Upvotes: 1460 ▲

Design with drag-and-drop interface with Shopmatey

Shopmatey is a social commerce platform that merges shopping and social media. With its easy-to-use platform, anyone can set up their own online store using just their mobile device. Whether you want to sell products you’ve created or link products you already sell on other marketplaces, Shopmatey makes it simple and convenient for your customers to find and purchase your products in one place.

Built on the robust and customizable WordPress platform, Shopmatey is designed to provide a seamless shopping experience for both buyers and sellers.

🪙 Pricing

  • Note: Currently in beta, Shopmatey plans to monetize through hosting plans in the future — but the profile will always be free.

7. Originality

ChatGPT AI content detector & a modern plagiarism checker
Tags: Marketing, SEO, Artificial Intelligence
PH Launch: 10.01.2023
Upvotes: 1383 ▲

Originality has a Chrome Extension to make verifications easier

With the rise of AI writers everywhere, the term “Original Content” needs to be redefined. That’s where Originality comes in. This Content Originality Checking solution combines AI Detection and Plagiarism Checking to determine the originality of a piece of content with 94% accuracy (still not 100% though — but hey, pretty good already).

It’s trained on all popular NLP models and is capable of detecting the newest GPT-3 and ChatGPT-generated content. There’s also a Chrome Extension that lets you quickly verify content within Google Docs or WordPress, and you can integrate it into your tool as well.

🪙 Pricing

  • Credits: $20 for 2000 credits (1 credit scans 100 words — you can save credits by scanning for just plagiarism or just AI)

8. Tagbox.io

Google Photos for business
Tags: Productivity, Marketing, Operations
PH Launch: 12.01.2023
Upvotes: 1371 ▲

Tagbox organizes all your assets with AI

Tagbox is a visual asset management tool for creative teams. It aims to provide a “Google Photos” experience for businesses by using AI to help teams organize and collaborate on their visual assets.

Amongst its features, are smart auto-tagging, face recognition, and text detection in images and video. It also includes shareable collections, public galleries, business-specific filters, and the ability to add custom metadata. The platform supports a range of formats, including images, video, editable formats, slides, PDFs, and external links — pretty much everything to keep every asset organized.

🪙 Pricing

  • Studio planFree (unlimited users and workspaces, up to 1,000 media files, 50 GB storage, public galleries, AI-powered magic, collaboration)
  • Company plan: $200/month (up to 10,000 media files, 2 TB storage, advanced analytics, even more AI magic)

9. Stork

ChatGPT for teams, where humans and AI work together
Tags: Productivity, Artificial Intelligence, Remote Work
PH Launch: 24.01.2023
Upvotes: 1361 ▲

Record and transcribe all meetings with Stork

Stork is a collaboration platform designed specifically for hybrid and remote teams working in a fully asynchronous environment. With features like those of Slack, Zoom, and Loom, Stork automatically records and transcribes all video and voice calls, for you to play them back whenever you need. There are ChatGPT-based AI personas like Jim the Lawyer, Ann the Marketer, and Kim the Painter to help your team at specific times.

And the platform also creates “serendipitous watercooler moments” — those unexpected office encounters — by allowing any team member to join a live conversation and start a live discussion on any channel, which can be private or public for the entire team. This encourages spontaneous conversations that can lead to new professional developments.

🪙 Pricing

  • Basic planFree (up to 50 team members, 500 channels per workspace, video and voice conference recordings, transcriptions, unlimited message history, 50 GB storage per team member)
  • Business Pro plan: $2.99/month per user (teams over 50 members, 2000 channels per workspace, AI agents, 100 GB storage per team member)

10. Ticket Tailor

Start selling tickets in minutes
Tags: Events, E-Commerce, Ticketing
PH Launch: 23.01.2023
Upvotes: 1354 ▲

Ticket Tailor

Ticket Tailor is a low-cost and user-friendly platform for selling tickets online. It is suitable for events of all sizes and sectors, from small business conferences to big concerts with thousands of people. The platform offers a range of powerful features, including seating charts, timeslot management, and affiliate tracking.

There are integrations with popular tools like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and Zapier, and a fully featured open API, which makes it easy to customize the platform to meet specific needs. Everything is intended to be simple, and whenever a ticket is sold, you get paid directly into your payment account.

🪙 Pricing

  • Free eventsFree to use (there are zero fees)
  • Pre-pay: from $0.26/ticket (buy credits in advance, no time limit for credits to be used by, + regular payment processing fees with Stripe or Paypal)
  • Pay-as-you-go$0.65/ticket (+ regular payment processing fees with Stripe or Paypal)

Wrapping up

And there you have it, folks! The top 10 most amazing apps in January! 💥

Whether you’re looking for a platform to grow your businesssimplify transactionscreate new e-commerce, or just a resource to unleash your creativity, these apps have got you covered. There are open-source solutions and tools for developers and HRs as well, so surely there’s something to help you with your work along the way.

So go ahead, give them a try, and discover the endless possibilities for yourself! Let us know if you have any favorites in the comments. 😉

In the meantime, count on Curiosity to find anything on all your devices and apps! 💻🚀

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.

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