Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Gadgets Apple are in themselves a kind of work of art, few doubts it. This is especially true of iPhone, whose popularity is already akin to a cult. But we must nevertheless admit that without additional applications, a 'naked' iPhone remains a rather little functional smartphone. Fortunately, a great variety of applications for the operating system iOS have been released, and everyone can easily install the desired set of programs on a smartphone.
The editors decided to help our readers with the choice and prepared for you a TOP-10 rating of the best, according to our experts, applications for Apple iPhone. Experts made two nominations – useful apps that make life easier and apps for entertainment purposes. In this collection, we deliberately did not include too obvious and super popular applications like the same ubiquitous Instagram, but paid attention to popular, demanded, but still not so obvious things.
- Ranking of the best apps for Apple iPhone
- Best Useful Apps for Apple iPhone
- MoneyWiz 2
- LastPass Password Manager
- In the pocket
- Top Entertainment Apps for Apple iPhone
Ranking of the best apps for Apple iPhone
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||rating|
|Best Useful Apps for Apple iPhone||1||Wunderlist||5.0|
|4||LastPass Password Manager||4.7|
|5||In the pocket||4.6|
|Top Entertainment Apps for Apple iPhone||1||Shazam||5.0|
Best Useful Apps for Apple iPhone
The first nomination is, as already mentioned, applications that can significantly simplify life, facilitate routine actions, and help out in a given situation.
Number one in the category of useful applications – this is one of the best organizers for Apple iPhone, with which you can intelligently approach your working hours, set tasks, set reminders and organize competent self-control of performance cases.
To-do lists are the functional basis of Wunderlist. Immediately after registration, the application will offer the user a number of typical lists, such as 'Work', 'Family', 'Products' and others. Of course, you can change them as you like to fit your needs, as well as create new ones. Within the created lists, the user can open an unlimited number of tasks. After completing the task, a 'tick' should be put in front of its name, and the task will be moved to the 'Completed' category – a hidden category, which, if desired, can also be viewed and edited.
Each individual task has a number of options – date and time, comments, added files, etc. Tasks can have subtasks with a large nesting depth – only the free version of Wunderlist allows up to 25 subtasks of each main task.
An important part of the application's functionality is the ability to work in a team. By sharing, lists and tasks can be shared by the whole team – between colleagues at work, family members or members of any other conditional group or several at once. A performer can be assigned to each task. Access to different tasks and folders can be granted to different users. Issue comments are displayed with the name of the user who left the comment, and an alert is broadcast when a new comment appears.
In the free version of Wunderlist, almost all the functionality of this organizer is available for Apple iPhone. The full version only adds some not-so-important functions and gives access to additional background images.
- simplicity and availability;
- nice interface;
- Russian language;
- the ability to work with multiple devices and platforms;
- convenient team work within the framework of public access;
- large nesting depth of subtasks;
- almost all functionality is available in the free version.
- you cannot prioritize tasks and filter tasks by parameters.
The second number in the ranking of the best useful applications for Apple iPhone according to the version is also the organizer, but this time it is already strictly 'sharpened' for accounting for personal finances. Today it is one of the best similar applications for iPhone, both in terms of objective indicators and feedback from users.
At the first launch, the application will prompt the user to open an account and define the currency for it. If there are several accounts, you can create them in the program at once or when it is convenient in the appropriate section. Accounts can also be grouped. Further work will be carried out within four main sections – 'Accounts', 'Budgets', 'Calendar' and 'Reports'.
In 'Budgets' we define the planned expenditures and the term of their 'development'. The function of control of expenses of the program will help the user not to go beyond the established budgets. With the help of the Calendar, you can not only make reminders, but also set recurring operations to interact with the budget. The Reports section is obvious – here you can carry out comprehensive analytics for any periods with amazing customization.
Everyday work with the program is extremely simple – you just need to enter income or expenses into the appropriate accounts either immediately at the time of their occurrence, or by giving this lesson a little time at a convenient time of the day. To simplify work, the application provides a lot of convenient template settings. A regular report is generated automatically at the end of each reporting period.
In the second version of the application, an important function has been added – Internet banking. It makes it possible to connect to your real bank accounts and quickly synchronize with completed transactions. This function allows you to additionally save the user from manual entry of operations, up to almost complete automation of the process. Already, the developers have established interaction with more than 2 thousand banks around the world, and this list is constantly expanding. However, this feature comes with a paid subscription of $ 4.99 per month or $ 49.99 per year.
Other useful application tools added in the second version are Widgets and Transaction Layout. The first allows you to create special blocks informing about anything – balance, statistics, transactions, and so on; the second tool is a group of settings that allows you to prioritize fields that are actually used and hide unnecessary and interfering ones.
MoneyWiz 2 is a cross-platform app for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac. Through the SYNCbits service, data is continuously synchronized between devices.
- wide range of tools;
- comfort in use;
- optimal balance between simplicity and functionality;
- Russian localization;
- powerful internet banking function that has no analogues;
- family access.
- paid program itself and separately Internet banking.
The third number in the ranking of the best useful applications for Apple iPhone according to the version, consider an elegant and effective solution for those who actively or at least from time to time use taxi services. This is a service with the self-explanatory name SravnTaxi – a program that gives the user the most relevant comparative analysis of taxi prices at a particular point in time.
The program works quite elementary. The user just needs to specify the start address and destination, after which the application will automatically connect to the supported taxi services and calculate the cost of the trip in the context of each service. The result will be displayed as a simple list. An auxiliary element is a map, on which you can also navigate to lay a complex route.
In addition to taxi services, car-sharing services are also connected to this application, and when the program gives a result on taxi prices, the rates for car-sharing are also highlighted for comparison for a more profitable option. Taxis can be ordered immediately, and the largest aggregators will even immediately show the time of car delivery.
The functionality of the application also includes storing the basic user parameters: home, work and home addresses; discounts, promotional codes, exclusive offers of individual taxi services, and more.
The SravnTaxi application was launched with a very limited list of supported taxi services, but it quickly grew to more than three dozen. Works in hundreds of cities in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Moscow and St. Petersburg have some priority. So, for example, in these two cities you can compare the prices for taxis in different classes. In other cities, only economy class and similar ones are taken into account.
SravlTaxi allows you to forget about dozens of taxi service applications once and for all, but for it to work, it is necessary that branded applications be installed on Apple iPhone. During the installation of SravlTaxi itself, you will be prompted to install the necessary add-ons in automatic mode.
- ease of use;
- comparison of prices for a taxi with car sharing;
- more than 30 taxi services are supported;
- works in the cities of Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
- analysis of only economy class (except for Moscow and St. Petersburg).
LastPass Password Manager
Now, in our rating, we will pay attention to an important issue of information security. Any more or less active Internet user is registered in dozens, if not hundreds of services. Some have to be used constantly, others – from time to time, but there is practically not a single online service with a personal account for which you would not need to come up with a password.
In our age of constant high-profile hacks, leaks and other theft of confidential information, having one password for all services is the height of carelessness, and keeping many combinations in mind is a big problem. A special application for Apple iPhone – LastPass Password Manager is able to solve this problem effectively, elegantly, and even with a number of additional 'goodies'.
After installation and launch, the application will immediately prompt the user to create an account or enter the program if an account already exists. After entering the program, it starts working in the background, tracking the appearance of windows where you need to enter a username and password. The application prompts you to remember the combination once entered, and the next time the same window is opened with the same login and password fields, LastPass will automatically fill them in, and the user will only have to press the login button. In addition to the application for Apple iPhone there are also versions for desktop computers and separately extensions for popular browsers. In browsers, the program works in exactly the same way.
It is worth mentioning some of the features of LastPass that are not obvious to everyone. So, for one and the same service, an application can store not one combination of login and password, but as many as you like. You can choose the one you need directly during the authorization session.
In addition to logins / passwords, the application can also store a variety of other information related to authorization and personal data, including credit card information. The program itself is protected by a master password. This is, in fact, the only thing that will need to be remembered by heart.
Finally, the program allows you to admit other users to the password store. This may seem paradoxical from a security point of view, but in the framework of family use of the same applications, it is quite logical.
The internal security issue in LastPass has been resolved at the highest level. All information is securely encrypted, and even LastPass itself does not have access to the master password and decryption keys.
- flexibility of use within the services;
- convenience and availability;
- Russian localization;
- scalability and cross-platform;
- autocomplete forms;
- storing different combinations for the same service;
- reliable data encryption;
- the possibility of sharing.
- some users don't like the fact that all data is stored in the cloud.
In the pocket
The password storage program described in the rating above is good for everyone, but sometimes even it is not enough. It often happens that the required document is not at hand – a rarely used bank card, TIN, SNILS, birth certificate or whatever. This is especially true during the period of major re-registrations or acquisitions, when you have to bypass dozens of authorities and fill out mountains of paper. Here the real savior will be the popular application for Apple iPhone – Vkarmane. It is a user-friendly and versatile document manager that has proven itself for a long time, and continues to strengthen its well-deserved reputation.
The application was originally created for a Russian user, and it initially contained many ready-made templates for entering personal data from a variety of documents. The input forms themselves are externally stylized to resemble real 'paper' documents, which adds realism and intuition. Skeuomorphism here, by the way, helps to neutralize the deliberate minimalism of the latest versions iOS, which in this particular context is frankly harmful to usability.
The very process of adding a new document is intuitive. In the upper right corner, you need to click on the big 'plus' and select the type of data: passport, international passport, TIN, bank card, medical policy and many other options. The number of stored documents itself is not limited – you can enter documents even for all family members.
Data is filled in text format, manually. Photo detection works for a bank card number, but the correctness of recognition should be carefully checked to avoid incorrect input. What is important – you can attach real photographs or scans of originals to all filled-in text forms related to specific documents.
The issue of security and protection against unauthorized access in VKarman has been resolved powerfully and radically. The application does not have a server for storing data, unlike the LastPass discussed above. Instead, all data is kept strictly local. For encryption, the ultra-reliable AES-256 algorithm is used, used in government agencies and the banking sector. The number of attempts to enter a password is limited to ten – after the tenth incorrectly entered password in a row, the data is completely destroyed. Accordingly, there is no need to fear for the safety of personal data even in the event of a loss of a smartphone or deliberate theft.
- intuitive interface;
- storing photocopies of documents along with forms;
- unlimited number of stored documents;
- high protection against unauthorized access.
- no distinct disadvantages were noted.
Finally, the final solution in a selection of the best useful apps for Apple iPhone is without exaggeration the best RSS feed in the world called Feedly. This is a program capable of collecting in one place all the information streams of interest to the user: news, weather forecast, publications of popular bloggers, YouTube subscriptions and any other resources that use RSS technology. The Feedly application is able to save the user from having to open dozens of Internet services separately while waiting for information updates – all streams will flow into one place with a convenient control interface.
Formally, Feedly can be used without registration, but in this case customization will be minimal. It is still optimal to create your own account, after which all RSS feeds will be served in a convenient list format and will not disappear anywhere after the program is closed.
Channels of interest can be added to the application by entering a direct link to the RSS feed. The program also allows you to use the keyword search form – this way the user can find and fix an interesting RSS feed directly in the application itself. Separately, feeds can be sorted by folders in a completely arbitrary way – by subject, by the nature of the content, etc.
Social features are fully implemented in Feedly. So, you can easily share the material you like on popular social networks, use tight integration with Twitter, send content by email.
The application allows you to customize the presentation of RSS feeds for the most user-friendly format – it can be only titles, titles with announcements, full materials, mosaic mode, etc. Feedly allows you to see not only the materials themselves, but also comments to them – by scrolling down , they can be seen in the built-in browser of the application.
- ease of use;
- flexibility of presentation settings;
- the ability to see comments on content;
- integration with popular social networks and services;
- the correctness of the visual display of content from a variety of sites.
- no Russian localization.
Top Entertainment Apps for Apple iPhone
The second nomination in our ranking is dedicated to such applications for Apple iPhone, which have more entertainment connotations, directly or indirectly. Of course, there are a huge number of entertainment applications for devices Apple, but in this category our experts were guided by a certain symbiosis of 'entertainment' and usefulness.
This application is widely known and popular, but our experts decided to include it in the review, since not everyone knows about it, and its usefulness is beyond doubt. First of all, Shazam is relevant for the passionate music lovers, no matter what genre. But even for those who listen to music only from time to time, Shazam in a certain situation can be a real godsend.
So Shazam is a music search app using Apple iPhone. And in this case, we are not talking about searching by artist, song title or even song words – even simple Google is quite enough for this. It's about identifying a specific track 'by ear'.
To illustrate the possibilities, you can imagine a situation when you are sitting in a cafe or riding in a taxi, listening to the radio, and suddenly you hear a song that you really like. It is not possible to find out the name of the artist and the title of the track, and the song is about to end, and then all the ends will be lost. So, it is enough to turn on Shazam on your Apple iPhone in the 'audible zone' of the sounding track, and with a great degree of probability the application will determine both the artist and the name of the song specifically.
Using the program is very simple – the developers were fully aware of the fact that you might need to launch Shazam at the most unexpected moment, and it will need to be done with lightning speed. Therefore, to launch the program to determine the origin of music sounding somewhere nearby, you just need to press one and only Shazam soft button.
After completing the scanning and searching for matches in the database (huge), if a match is found, all the information found is opened on a separate page of the application – the name of the song, the illustration of the album, and so on. Also, the user is presented with a list of possible further actions: share the news on social networks, see information about the artist's tours, watch relevant videos on YouTube, find a track in the iTunes Store.
- high accuracy in determining compositions;
- huge database;
- integration with social networks;
- ease of use;
- individual settings.
- no objective shortcomings have been identified.
Now, in the ranking of the best apps for Apple iPhone, let's make the transition from audio to 'visual' and consider one of the best photo editors – Snapseed. iPhone itself is a great and powerful gadget for producing amazing quality photos. But often, before uploading a photo to Instagram or wherever, you still need to correct something or stylize the image in some way.
The application is quite simple to use. Immediately after opening, the user is asked to select a photo from the gallery. After that, three tabs of the editing section open: Tools, Styles and Export.
Most of the image editing work takes place in Tools. There is a wide range of tools for transforming, correcting photos, changing colors, adding text, creating a double exposure, etc. In order to enhance or, conversely, remove any effect on the picture, use the 'Mask overlay' tool. The function of adding text has a number of additional options – the text can be colored, inverted, added volume, transformed, and more.
The processing of portraits has been made into a whole separate group of tools in Snapseed. It contains five main tools with which you can change the lighting of the face, adjust the light and shade, smooth the skin, lighten the eyes, change the position of the head, change the size of the pupils and the position of the corners of the mouth, blur unwanted artifacts, create a bokeh effect, and make subtle point correction of imperfections.
The Styles subsection is, in fact, a set of filters, each of which can be applied to the entire image and get one or another effect. You cannot customize the built-in filters, but you can create your own without restrictions. The created style can be shared using the QR code.
The Export tab is used to save processed images. In the menu, the user will be prompted to save the result in the selected folder, and it will also be possible to immediately share the picture through any social application installed on Apple iPhone.
- wide functionality;
- ease of use;
- the ability to effectively and easily edit portrait shots;
- one of the most powerful free photo editors for Apple iPhone;
- built-in filters cannot be configured.
Our rating continues with one of the best podcast managers for Apple iPhone, insanely popular and very functional. In addition, according to user reviews, it is simply pleasant to use, and finally, it is completely free.
To start using Overcast, you need to create an account. The new user gets a kind of 'personal cloud', which has the most positive effect on the speed of the application. Also, it is the presence of an account that allows you to synchronize the podcast database and make backups.
Immediately after registration, the user is redirected to the main screen. From the very beginning, it is empty, only the plus sign is placed at the top, clicking on which, you can go to the search for podcasts. Alternatively, especially if there is no clear preference, you can start by watching the most popular podcasts. In total, the application has 10 thematic categories, according to which podcasts are sorted – health, games, books, IT, humor and others. By clicking on any category, the user sees a list of podcasts, starting with the most popular. You can immediately subscribe to individual or all podcasts.
The Overcast interface is quite laconic, it is associated slightly with Windows Phone, but overall it is not bad and convenient. There are interesting additional functions: Smart Speed - removal of areas with silence; Voice Boost – increase the volume of the voice. You can also simply increase the playback speed using standard tools.
In the settings section for the application, you can and should support your account in Twitter It is on its basis that popular podcasts will be displayed. Here you can adjust the rewind step.
For comfortable use, the free version of Overcast is enough, but buying a premium subscription significantly expands the functionality: an unlimited number of episodes in the playlist, downloads via a mobile network, a sleep timer, and much more.
- simple and accessible interface;
- division into 10 thematic categories;
- sufficient functionality of the free version;
- useful additional functions.
- no pronounced disadvantages were noted.
And the rating of the best applications for Apple iPhone is completed by an absolutely irreplaceable program for those who cannot imagine themselves without glossy magazines, or who need to study tons of 'glossy' for work. Kiozk is one of the best mobile periodical programs for iPhone today. This is not just an aggregator of publications – it is a whole information center, made at the highest professional level.
At the heart of Kiozk is, of course, an aggregator containing hundreds and hundreds of periodicals. Here you will find both the most famous and high-profile names – National Geographic, Glamor, Forbes and others, as well as less famous, but also more than worthy names. Most often, fresh issues get into updates faster than real newsstands.
The editions are presented in different formats, mostly the most convenient formats for reading and viewing high-quality images. In addition, a huge number of articles are dubbed by professional voice actors and fed into the program in podcast format. The number of topical articles and audio materials exceeds 50 thousand. The most popular magazines receive full audio versions.
The program has a free part, but it is extremely limited. You can only talk about making sense to use Kiozk if you purchase a monthly or annual subscription. But the scale of availability of the top periodicals with maximum efficiency is definitely worth the subscription.
- hundreds of periodicals;
- more than 50 thousand relevant audio materials;
- the most popular magazines are fully voiced by professional actors;
- easy to read format;
- fresh issues appear in the application earlier than in real newsstands.
- paid and relatively expensive.>
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.