The new iPhones are here and with the launch of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus alongside with iOS 11, Apple is really coming hard to conquer the market. So, if you’re considering to join the Apple community by purchasing one, then we’re here to help you with the most asked question. Once you’ve purchased the iPhone, now what apps to download for it? With more than 1.5 million apps, it is pretty difficult to answer. However, if your question is, “What apps I need right now?” We can surely answer that.
Whether you are the social butterfly, a busy corporate guy, or the audiophile songbird, there are dozens of must-have apps that are pretty helpful for every new iPhone user. And you can always dig deeper and explore some convenient apps on the Store.
Latest iOS Apps for First Time Users
It’s not hard to find the necessary apps for iPhone or iPads like Facebook, Instagram or Spotify. But the Store conceals a that might not have shined into the limelight but definitely are a gem. We explored the App Store to bring you more hidden apps that offer you more utility and would help you to bring out the more from your iPhone.
If this is your first smartphone, then you’ll quickly realize that how many passwords you’re going to need for all the different apps and websites.
1Password is the one stop to store those passwords for you. It is an app where you can save all your Credentials, Profile data, Credit Card details, and much more. The best part about the app is that you can only open this by your Touch ID.
2. Apple iWork
Initially launched with the name “iWork,” Apple is aimed to give some serious competition to Microsoft Office. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are the same things but with a different interface.
And for the first time, Apple hasn’t kept something reserved to their users. What I meant to say is that you can easily export your documents into Microsoft Office as well.
With iCloud, you can store all the work on the cloud for easy access from all your iOS devices, or on the web. The apps are premium and require a subscription to work seamlessly.
Slack is a unique premier texting and messaging app for corporates and teams, allowing for clear communication. It’s a perfect idea as you’re connected throughout every level of your organization.
It instantly syncs across all of your devices and is seamlessly integrated with dozens of other productivity apps and services (like Dropbox) to get your job done easily.
4. Kitchen Stories
You’ll find some useful food ordering apps whenever your tummy gurgles but there aren’t a lot of for cooking on iOS. However, Kitchen Stories goes a little further than most because of the useful features like video tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and the compatibility with Apple’s tvOS, as well as watchOS to sync the shopping lists.
You can even create custom cookbooks to save all of your favorite recipes in the app. Read detailed articles to improve your meal and take advantage of a handy built-in measurement converter. The cherry on top, Kitchen Stories is available in more than 12 languages.
5. Nintendo Switch Online
While it may not seem the perfect solution to use your phone in addition to your Nintendo Switch console for voice chats, Nintendo released an online app that offers the most convenient way to play Splatoon 2.
Since Splatoon 2 is the only game that the app supports, dozens of more are coming in the next few updates. For the time being, you can use the Switch’s Online services for free, but Nintendo will charge $20 annually for the next year.
Enough about the virtual gaming, the next app in the list is aimed to keep you fit. The FitNet has a vast catalog of dozens of workouts that are ideal for busy individuals who can’t even take out an hour for the gym.
Moreover, If you can explore a little more, you’ll also get connected with a personal trainer via text and video coaching for training.
If Snapchat is not really your cup of tea, but you still want to try out its funky filters, then Apple’s Clips is perfect for you. Clips allow iPhone and iPad users to capture stills and video on which you can add wacky filters too.
The biggest selling point about this app is that you can add text to the photos by just speaking them. But it usually messes up your oration, so be prepared to repeat.
Lake is the freemium coloring book app and is the perfect fit for creative artists and kids who like to draw and paint.
The app comes with dozens of free illustrations, and the user can paint and color each picture using coloring tools like watercolor brush, acrylic, spray paint, and other tools like gradient color wheel, custom palettes, etc.
In-app purchases can also unlock new coloring books and premium coloring brushes and tools.
Download on App Store
Bear is one flexible writing and note-taking app which gives hard competition to Google’s Keep and the popular Evernote. So, if you’re wandering around and quickly want to jot down some notes, doodles, any creative idea, or poetry or prose, the app is there for you.
Moreover, the Markup editor supports over 20 different programming languages. Inline images and photo support integrated with Apple Pencil. There’s also an option for adding scribbles, doodles, and illustrations using the tools on your iOS device.
However, to sync your notes and tags with the cloud, you need to purchase the pro subscription.
Download on App Store
10. Down to Lunch
I know that planned outings never work if you have a squad. So, what if they’re really up for the impromptu hangout or a quick lunch? There’ll be no need to slog through tons of different group chats when you’ve got the Down to Lunch.
The app entitles the users to sign in with their phone number, and once the app syncs with the contacts, all you have to do is to tap on “Down To Lunch.” and add the people.
You can further customize the hangout by selecting different activities, choose whom you’ll send an invite to and much more. The app’s one-button interface and ease of use make it a potential social media messaging app among the youths.
Too bored with your busy scheduled life and want to a little entertainment? Well, the Letterboxd app is a cinephile’s diary and social network that empowers you to share film reviews and recommendations with other people.
Not only can you curate a list of all the great movies you’ve seen but you can also add ratings, reviews, and tags.
It also lets you look up the cast and crew data of movies and create shareable lists of favorite flicks and actors. It’s just like IMDB, but much better.
Does your group always take out a Math Genius to a diner? If not, then there must be incidents when all of you are struggling to split the bill.
To overcome such situations, the Tab app is here to help. It makes the splitting easy by scanning receipts and allowing you to add items to each diner. Tab also calculates the tax and tip, automatically dividing the amount among everyone at the table so you wouldn’t need to take out your Calculator.
The app is free to download and is pretty small in size as well.
You must be wondering why I should pay for a third-party podcast app when you already have one in the iPhones. Well, good things always come at a price.
Pocket Cast has taken over Apple’s own by features like customizable skip intervals, Chromecast and Sonos support, and some minor adjustments like themes and more.
Venmo is a payment app for the people. The app cum service connects directly to your debit card and offers free person-to-person money transfers. With just 1% service fee, you can carry out credit transactions, and all the other services.
Moreover, Venmo is compatible with dozens of shopping apps for secure checkout.
Unhappy with all of your selfies? Don’t blame the camera, blame the face! Well, I didn’t mean to be harsh, but you can always use Facetune.
The app allows you to whiten your teeth, erase blemishes, and fix anything else that drives you crazy. You can then export and share the picture on the social media without any flaws.