8 useful iPhone Apps 2016

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There are a lot of apps available in Appstore, most of them are good but not great so our team have gathered 10 useful apps available in Apple’s app store in no particular order.

1. Cheatsheet

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Cheatsheet is for the little things you never remember: hotel rooms, license plates, luggage combination, ID numbers. Write them down in Cheatsheet and then refer to them anytime in the Today Widget or paste them anywhere with the Custom Keyboard. No more fumbling to unlock your phone and find your notes app; Cheatsheet is as easy as pulling down Notification Center, pulling up the keyboard, or glancing at your Apple Watch. Get it here.

2. TodoMovies 4

 

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TodoMovies is the best way to manage movies you want to watch/watched, create custom lists, and discover new movies. With gorgeous edge-to-edge posters and unique features like bonus scene indicators, cast profiles, release notifications, an Apple Watch app, and much more, you will experience movies like never before.

TodoMovies has been featured by Apple, Empire Magazine, 9to5Mac, AppAdvice, BeautifulPixels, and many others. Get it here.

3. Foodie

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here are two types of people when it comes to photographing food – those who relish the opportunity to snap and share every meal, and those who eye anyone who does so with scorn and suspicion. If you’re firmly in the former camp, try Foodie, a camera app designed to ‘transform simple food photos into one-of-a-kind masterpieces’.

OK, so that’s overplaying things a bit, but there’s a lot to like here. Foodie’s filters are designed to enhance the look of food, and they have amusing names like Yum, Fresh and Crispy. If you don’t find that at least a little endearing (i.e. you’re dead inside), there’s an ‘albums’ button fashioned as a knife and fork, which might just be too much.

Post-snappage, the app offers basic editing tools, for adding blurry vignettes and mucking about with contrast. And here’s the thing: although this one’s designed for foodies, we reckon it’s a pretty great free camera app for everyone.

4. MSQRD

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magine our joy, then, when setting eyes on MSQRD, which ramps up such camera-based magic to the max.

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Peer into your iPhone’s camera, and MSQRD quickly locates your head, before overlaying a mask. They range from cartoonish eyes that explode from your own when you perform a suitably over the top open-mouthed expression, to a surprisingly vivid and fairly horrific take on The Joker..

5. Guides by Lonely Planet

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Get to the heart of a destination with Guides by Lonely Planet. Packed with tips and advice from on-the-ground experts, our city guides are the ultimate resource before and during a trip.

Our writers live and breathe each city they visit, reviewing every place that makes it into our carefully curated guides.

With offline maps, ‘near me’ functionality, essential tips and must-see sights, Guides is a trustworthy travel companion that will help you make the most of your experience.

• Explore city guides curated by our experts.
• Navigate with easy-to-use offline maps.
• Save places with simple bookmarking.
• Find the perfect activity with powerful filtering.
• Travel confidently with essential tips.

6. Klok

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Although it won’t satisfy anyone clamouring for an Android-like interface on iOS, Apple’s take on widgets is quite elegant, shoving mini-apps into a scrolling page within the pull-down Notification Center. This provides fast access to important information, such as weather reports and, in the case of Klok, loads of clocks.

You fire up the Klok app to define up to five locations, which can be rearranged in ‘west to east’ order, or dragged about as you see fit. You then choose whether clocks appear in analogue or digital, before scooting across to Notification Center and seeing how everything looks.

Klok does the business admirably. In either form, the clocks are big enough to spot the time at a glance, and day markers are added when a location is, relative to you, enjoying ‘tomorrow’ or still mired in ‘yesterday’.

Cleverly, you can also tap a clock to get a row of hours beneath. Tap one to temporarily set the clock to that time and the others change accordingly. This is great for sanity-checking international meeting times, or for when you just haveto know what time it is in Tokyo when it’s 3pm in Madrid.

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7. Splice

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We’re big fans of iMovie. Apple’s video editor for iPhone is usable and powerful. In our lazier moments, we also really like Replay, which takes a bunch of videos and edits them on your behalf. But there are times when you hanker for a middle ground, and that’s where Splice fits in.

Getting started is simple — select some videos and photos to import, along with, optionally, a soundtrack. Name your project, choose an orientation, and the app lays out your clips. These can be reordered by drag and drop, and transitions can be adjusted with a couple of taps.

If you want to delve deeper, individual clips can be trimmed and cut, and you can apply effects. Several filters are included, as is a speed setting, and the means to overlay text.

These tools perhaps won’t worry the Spielbergs of this world, but a few minutes in Splice can transform a few random iPhone clips into something quite special — and all without a price-tag or even any advertising.

8. Strava

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If you’re serious about running or cycling then you should be serious aboutStrava. As smartphone fitness tools go it’s one of the best, allowing you to track your performance, set goals and see daily progress updates.

There are leaderboards and challenges to give it a competitive edge and if you’re ever not sure where to run or cycle you can find user created routes on the app, or share your own. All of that comes free of charge, while a premium version adds even more tools.

Listed for app of the year at the TechRadar Phone Awards.

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Edson Tan is a freelance writer who writes for mobiwoz and other technology websites. He is a graphic designer, virtual assistant and a self proclaimed traveler. He also loves to play basketball and watch GoT. Loves the lakers a lot.