The iPhone has the largest collection of apps for a mobile, beating android/Google that comes in at number two. But with so many options at hand, it is easy to get confused in choosing apps. Here is a list of must have apps (in no particular order) that will help you stay organized and help in getting the maximum out of your iPhone.
Microsoft Outlook is the best email client on the iOS. It includes everything you need in an email client, including a unified inbox, customizable swipe options, powerful search, and a solid filtering system. It is much better than Apple’s default Mail app, so if you’re looking for something with more power, Outlook’s the way to go. If you don’t want to deal with Microsoft, Spark is the next logical choice, and a fantastic email app in its own right. It does everything Outlook does, but adds in a smart inbox and a ton of customization options to make the app your own.
11. Fantastical 2
You have many options for calendar apps for your iPhone but Fantastical 2 is our favorite. It’s a perfect mesh of features and usability. Fantastical allows for natural language input. Beyond that, the app features a variety of view modes, a light and dark theme, reminders integration, and a map view to get a visual look of your day.
Any.Do is simple and rich with useful features. It is one of the best to-do apps on the iStore. Any.Do has a simple interface that makes it easy to add tasks and organize them, but you can also add tasks with your voice, share lists with other, sync across multiple devices, and even easily postpone tasks.
Android users are familiar with this and if you aren’t already, you’re missing out on a gem of a service. It is the best cloud storage app in the world. Period. While it used to be nothing more than a file browser, nowadays you can instantly upload all your pictures, edit files, and easily share anything in your Dropbox through a wide variety of services. Plus, it’s the easiest way to get a bunch of free space.
Workflow is essentially an Automator for your iPhone that allows you to create macros and small apps. You can make it so with a tap of a button you can load up upcoming calendar events, print a page to PDF, find lyrics for the currently playing song, and more.
We normally don’t recommend non-official apps for social media usage but Tweetbot is just so much better than the official Twitter app. It manages to provide you with a ton of options without being overwhelming. Tweetbot also has its own set of options for navigation, a powerful interface that allows you to control your Twitter experience, and a ton of options.
6. Google Maps
Google Maps is the best navigation app on the iPhone. Apple’s in-built maps app is a disaster and it is absolutely essential to have Google Maps on your phone. It’s free, has a fantastic location search, and offers a wide variety of routing options. It even includes public transit and walking directions right in the app so you don’t have to worry about flipping between apps.
5. Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone has been around for a long time on the iOS but it is still a must have. If you are the kind of person who leaves their phone lying around carelessly, you should have Find My iPhone installed on your phone immediately. With it, you can track down your iPhone if it’s stolen, or if you’ve simply misplaced your phone.
4. Dark Sky
From the millions of weather app options on the iStore, our pick is Dark Sky. It tells you the hyperlocal weather and is as near to perfect as a weather app can be. It pinpoints where you really are and then tells you when and how much will it rain or snow. It enables you to decide whether you’d be better off waiting off a small storm or if you’re going to be stuck at a place due to continuing bad weather. It’s not perfect, of course, but it’s admirably accurate all things considered.
Podcasts are a brilliant way to kill time but Apple’s option in the podcasts app is not very good. Overcast is the app to go to because it automates everything once you set it up properly. It downloads all your podcasts directly in the app, it works over the air or Wi-Fi, or you can set it up so it only streams content. It’s also free, which makes it automatically appealing.
IPhone’s camera is pretty good on its own but Camera+ turns your boring old iPhone camera into a feature-rich point-and-shoot camera. It’s fast and it takes great photos. On top of that, you can also enhance pictures, get rid of red eye, add special effects, and tons more. It’s well worth the $2 if you take a lot of pictures on your phone.
Fitness is the new thing and keeping track of it is as important as exercising. There are many choices in this genre of apps as well but RunKeeper or Strava are our choices. Both apps track your runs, show you a feed of what your friends are doing, and make it pretty easy to set up a training routine for any goals you might have. Strava has the added benefit of being more geared towards cyclists as well, so the app works great if you happen to run and bicycle for your workouts.