50 essential ios apps

Cult of Mac’s 50 Essential iOS Apps [The complete list, sorted!]

After testing hundreds of iOS apps in a variety of categories, here is our complete (and sorted) list of our 50 essential apps for your iPhone or iPad, as well as some reader suggested alternatives.

Prepare the perfect cocktail with Highball [50 Essential iOS Apps #50]

Mixing cocktails is an art form, and Highball is the perfect inspiration for your next classic masterpiece. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save your reading list for later with Pocket [50 Essential iOS Apps #49]

Pocket makes it easy to save articles and news stories for later and catch up on your reading list of things you want to read, on your schedule. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Save your ideas, thoughts, and memories with Day One [50 Essential iOS Apps #48]

Day One offers a feature-rich, modern journaling experience, and gives you the ability to keep track of, write about, or create a virtual archive of almost anything. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Paper app turns your iPad into a sketch book [50 Essential iOS Apps #47]

Thanks to the incredible touch interface of the iPad and Apple Pencil, Paper makes your device feel like its analogue namesake. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Take back your music library with Cesium [50 Essential iOS Apps #46]

Cesium offers a better music library experience, similar to the old Music app (the "iPod app"), making it easy to view and enjoy your personal library. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Escape emails and get work done with Slack [50 Essential iOS Apps #45]

If you're sick of internal emails, inter-office memos, and useless meetings, it's time you try Slack. It's be best messaging app for teams, and can be a great productivity booster. (via Cult of Mac -

Clue helps you understand your period. [50 Essential iOS Apps #44]

Clue is a period tracker for logging a wide range of physical and mental details, and gaining useful insights into your natural cycle and reproductive health. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Annotable makes annotation and markup powerful and easy [50 Essential iOS Apps #43]

Annotable for iPhone and iPad adds pro-level annotation and markup tools to highlight or hide whatever you want in an image. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Documents is the files app iOS deserves [Essential iOS Apps #42]

In iOS 11, Apple gave us the files app, but it suffers from some major limitations. Documents by Readdle takes the file management on iOS to the next level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Your iPhone is your time card with Hours [50 Essential iOS Apps #41]

Hours makes time tracking easy for freelance workers and consultants, without requiring a Rube Goldberg machine of API calls and custom automation triggers to log their time. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Unleash your graphic design prowess with Pixelmator [50 Essential iOS Apps #40]

Pixelmator offers an intuitive experience, coupled with powerful and professional features, making it perfect for designers of any skill level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Discover new music you’ll love with Spotify [50 Essential iOS Apps #39]

Spotify is a streaming music platform with over 35 million songs. Focused on music discovery, it allows users to see what their friends are listening to, share playlists, follow artists and

Save time and money on parking with ParkWhiz [50 Essential iOS Apps #38]

If you’re driving in a metro area and want to score the best deal on parking, check out ParkWhiz. It's the best parking app on iOS, saving your time and money. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Give the perfect GIF with GIFwrapped [50 Essential iOS Apps #37]

GIFwrapped is the perfect way to manage your gif library. With powerful search, organization, backup, and usage tools, GIFwrapped is the best gif app on iPhone or iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Refuel for less with GasBuddy [50 Essential iOS Apps #36]

Gas Buddy for iPhone shows you where all the nearby gas stations are, and helps you find the best prices on gas, wherever you are on a road trip. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Understand your sleep patterns with Pillow [50 Essential iOS Apps #35]

Do you ever wake up feeling exhausted, but are sure you slept well the night before? With Pillow for iPhone and Apple Watch, you can get a detailed analysis of your sleep. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Cash App makes splitting the check easy [50 Essential iOS Apps #34]

The Cash App makes sending money to someone is as easy as entering an amount, dropping in their $cashtag, and hitting send. Best of all, the Cash App has a few extra perks that make awesome. (via Cult

TickTick helps get your to-do list finished [50 Essential iOS Apps #33]

In 2011, Apple announced iOS 5, and one of it’s highlights was a new app – Reminders – to help you keep track tasks. Since that time, Reminders hasn’t evolved much, but the type of task manager people

Add some personality to your forecast with Carrot Weather [50 Essential iOS Apps #32]

There are hundreds of weather apps in the App Store, but none compare to Carrot Weather. It's fun, quirky take on weather, intuitive forecast, and visual interface make it a perfect choice for iPhone