Essential iOS apps for new iPhone user

Even in 2017, one of the arguments in favor of buying an iPhone is an extensive library of applications. Applications

released for iOS, are of high quality and detailed. If you are a novice iPhone user and want to start with the best iOS apps, this article is for you.

Applications for sending and receiving emails

Gmail: If you previously used the Android OS and look forthe familiar application for sending and receiving emails, we recommend downloading the Gmail application. The application interface is almost the same on different operating systems.

Outlook: The Gmail app offers only basic features. Outlook combines mail and calendar. In addition, the application has a box in which letters that are really important to you fall.

Spark: If you are looking for a free and easy-to-use but all-in-one email message retrieval application available on iPhone, iPad and Mac, this is Spark.


2 GIS: One of the best apps in the Maps category, contains a large number of offline maps, as well as other useful features.

Yandex.Transport: Track the location of public transport.

Google maps: In America and Europe Apple’s Maps application works great, but you can’t say the same about Asian countries. Therefore, it is better to download and install the Google Maps application.

File sync

Dropbox: IOS file system is hidden: iOS does not have a file management application. If you are a novice user, we recommend using the Dropbox file system. Download all important documents and photos to Dropbox. All files will automatically become available on all connected devices. There are alternative services on the App Store, such as OneDrive and Box.

Social networking apps

Download the four main social networking apps on the App Store - VK, Facebook, Instagram, Classmates. If you like, add to this list. Twitter. application Tweetbot ($ 9.99) is a third-party client development for the Twitter service and, possibly, surpasses all other applications in terms of quality and ease of communication (no ads).

Instant messaging apps

The App Store provides basic applications for communicating with friends, family members, and work colleagues. Whatsapp, Facebook messenger, Wechat, Line, Telegram suitable for personal communication, Slack and Skype - for professional.

Movie Applications

VLC Media Player: Do not use the regular Video application. The functionality of the application is limited, it is difficult to synchronize with iTunes. VLC Media Player is free and plays all video file formats. In addition, the application allows you to transfer video files to the application via Bluetooth or AirDrop from any device.

Suitable for watching videos YouTube, Netflix and Hulu.

Music listening apps

We recommend the built-in application "Music". The interface is not perfect, but you can get used to it. The application integrates well with operating system services such as Siri and Spotlight Search.

Spotify: The best alternative to the regular Music app is the Spotify app.

Yandex.Music: Another great alternative to the standard Music app.

Vox ($ 4.99): Application with one of the best interfaces fromA third-party developer with support for high-quality music files. In the application, you can also play streaming music from services such as SoundClound and YouTube music.

Podcast Listening Apps

Features of the Podcasts Embedded ApplicationIt will be enough for beginners, but if you are going to listen to a large number of podcasts, we recommend downloading third-party applications.

Overcast: Overcast is easiest tousage and common. The possibilities of the playlist function are more than enough: it can automatically increase the volume and delete pauses. Overcast is free, but has built-in ads.

Pocket casts ($ 3.99): The Pocket Casts application is an alternative to the Overcast application and is not inferior in quality to the latter. It has a more complex interface compared to the Overcast application. The price is $ 4.99.

Applications for viewing and reading news

Reeder 3 ($ 4.99): If all your news feeds, then this application is the undisputed leader in the universe where iOS rules. Fast, easy and fun to use.

Quartz: Quartz is a fun way to quickly quench your news hunger at the end of your day. The application uses an innovative and practical discussion type approach.

Flipboard: Magazine-type applications are still one of the best ways to open and read articles.

Nuzzel: With the Nuzzel app you can get andRead articles shared by friends on Twitter or Facebook. The application shows only links to articles to which links were made, so you get selected content.

Kindle: If the iBooks store application is not supported in your country, download the Kindle.

Fitness apps

Myfitnesspal: If you want to monitor what you eat and how it affects your weight, do it using the MyFitnessPal app.

Pedometer ++: The simplest application designed to measure the distance traveled per day. Has a useful built-in widget.

Strava: If you are passionate about bicycles, then the Strava app will become the best assistant in this matter. Community tips are really valuable.

Gyroscope: This app can be described as “dashboardpanel ”of your lifestyle. It integrates with the built-in Health app and millions of other tracker apps to visually present your current state of health and performance.

Sleepcycle: If you want to improve the quality of sleep and wake up at the most suitable time for the body, install the Sleepcycle application and put the smartphone next to the bed during sleep.

City apps

Uber: Uber city taxi service.

Yelp: The Yelp app will help you decide where to eat next time.

Camera applications

Manual ($ 3.99): IPhone features high qualitycamera, and in iOS 10 you can take photos and process photos in RAW format. The Manual app lets you adjust settings such as ISO (photosensitivity) and shutter speed.

Vsco: VSCO application alternative to embeddedCamera app. You can take pictures and edit images directly in the application. With the latest interface, applications are overdone, but the image processing quality is still excellent.

Photo processing applications

Prisma: Be sure to install this application in order to use art filters for processing photos.

MSQRD: The application offers a large collection of filters, grimaces and facial expressions.

Enlight: The application for processing photos in a professional manner and offers an interesting collection of filters.

Pixelmator ($ 4.99): Use this application to work with professional image processing tools on your iPhone. The application has a simple interface and is easy to use.

Lightroom: Lightroom iPhone app haslimited functionality compared to the MacBook version, but it also allows you to process photos in a professional manner. The functionality of the application has been adapted to work on the touch screen. The application is easy to use if the same application is already installed on the MacBook.

Application "Task Manager"

Todoist: If you do not want to use the built-in Reminders application, install Todoist. The free version of the application includes basic functions. The application works on all devices.

Trello: Application for project management.

Automation Applications

Workflow ($ 3.99): Although iOS is a closed system, nevertheless there are ways to automate some actions. Workflow application does an excellent job.

Crafts ($ 4.99): If you work with text, use the Drafts app. Drafts integrates with many other applications and services: you can send text by e-mail or add to notes.

IFTTT: IFTTT application is a great tool for working with network services and applications. You will receive various “recipes” for automating processes.

Widget apps

Launcher: Launcher app creates shortcuts formaking calls, sending text messages and other actions in applications directly in the integrated Today View widget. Thus, you can set a shortcut to send someone a text message directly from the lock screen (using swipe to the right).

Pcalc lite: Built-in calculator in Today View widget.

Widget calendar ($ 0.99): Embeds a calendar widget and reminder widget directly in the Today widget area.

To learn more: More information about widgets in iOS 10 in the list of “25 best widgets for iOS 10.

A variety of utilities

Scanbot: One of the best applications that allows you to quickly scan a photo and send it to storage anywhere. The latest update contains an automated process of the whole action.

Spendee: Convenient and with many features application for cost control.

Annotable: Our choice of application for creating photo captions or screenshots in iOS.

Stacks: A simple and beautifully implemented solution for the currency converter.

1Password: Powerful password storage (and alternative to LastPass).

Motion stills: Turns “live” blurry photos into clear-cut gifs.

Day one ($ 4.99): A great way to keep a diary on your iPhone. The application allows you to import photos and supports text formatting at a professional level.

Editorial ($ 4.99): If you need to create text in the Markdown language on the iOS device, the Editorial application will be the best assistant in this matter.

What are your favorite apps?

What are your favorite apps? Maybe we missed something while compiling a list of relevant applications? Share your opinion in the comments.