Christmas has arrived, and if you’ve performed well enough that Santa will bring you a new iPhone or iPad in 2021, you may be wondering what apps you can try to get the most out of your devices. Do not look further, we have given you protection.
In our list of apps, we suggest some options to try and improve your iOS device experience. If you are new to iOS, check out our guide on how to use the iPhone as a Pro. Since most apps are now free with apps-in-app unlock or subscriptions, you should try everything for free.
Podcasts are a great way to learn, have fun, and stay up to date on the go. Cloud is my favorite podcast app and works seamlessly on iPhone, iPad and Apple Silicon Mac. It is a free download and there is an option to purchase in-app for additional features. Cloudy pioneering features like Smart Speed and Voice Boost. If Apple Podcast is not working well for you, the best podcast app you should try is Cloudy.
If you want to customize your iOS home screen, look no further than Widgetsmith. _DavidSmith has created an app that lets you create awesome widgets and make everything unique on your home screen. You can add widgets related to date, time, your calendar, photos and then change colors. You can set timers to adjust the widgets during the day so you can see the weather in the morning first, but your calendar will pick it up.
If Apple’s built-in weather app does not give you enough functionality, you should check out Carrot Weather. It uses many weather APIs to provide a robust database, but what sets it apart from the rest is its customization. The user interface can be configured to see exactly what you want, and it offers an even better experience on the Apple Watch. Carrot weather has a unique “personality” that makes it fun to use.
Strike is one of the simplest applications. It’s integrated with Twitter for the new social networking tool’s service, but it’s also a free way to buy bitcoin. Strike makes it easy to send money anywhere in the world through the Bitcoin network, which then automatically converts it into local currency when it arrives. Strike makes it easier for your employer to get paid in bitcoin. This service gives you information about your bank account (routing and account number) and configures the percentage of your desired salary in Bitcoin against USD. Overall, this is an easy application to send money quickly or buy Bitcoin. I highly recommend Swan Bitcoin for weekly or monthly Bitcoin purchases.
It’s no secret that using YouTube on your iPhone or iPad browser is a very bad experience. And in many ways, YouTube’s “native” apps are no better. This is where the new safari extension called “Vinegar” saves the day. “Vinegar” is a Safari extension for iPhone, iPad and Mac that was released in November with the aim of replacing the YouTube player with a minimal HTML player. I’m been using this for a few weeks now and can not imagine going to the default YouTube experience.
Weather on the way
Great use for weather monitoring when planning a trip. If you have not tried the app yet, it can make all the difference in determining a business trip, a trip to the beach, etc. By allowing you to see the weather forecast on your route, you may decide to take an alternate route and exit at a different time.
Spike is an all-in-one application for email, video calling, audio calling, group chat (like Slack) and note-taking. It connects to your regular email account but focuses on the interface around the content, making it a chat-like experience. One of my favorite spike features is how easy it is to respond with GIF. The Priority Inbox feature is useful if you receive a lot of unwanted emails during the day and can filter them out of your primary inbox. Spike really revisits what a news application should look like and the experience of using it.
If you want a traditional messaging experience with slightly more bells and whistles than Apple’s Mail app, check out Spark. Spark is behind the popular macOS and iOS applications like PDF Expert, Documents and many more. It supports all the next generation features you expect, such as hibernation, scheduled dispatch and more. Conversation without looking erratic is one of the areas he knows.
1Password has been a fan favorite for Mac and iOS users for over a decade. I personally use it from some of the early versions of OS X. Aside from password management, there are many features that 1Password supports that are worth paying for (compared to the free features of Safari). This includes personal information such as support for secure notes with attachments, social security numbers, application license information, credit card information, passport information and more. I also use this for my two factor authentication code storage.
If you want to take your iOS calendar experience to the next level, there is no better calendar app than Fantastical. It creates new events at lightning speed, allowing you to quickly join video conferences, including weather and more. It syncs with calendars from iCloud, Google, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook.com, Office 365, Yahoo !, fruux, Meetup and any other CalDAV account.
As the Christmas shopping season draws to a close, you can continue to see Amazon purchases appearing throughout the year. I am a huge fan of delivery apps. This makes it easier to monitor exports from various carriers through timely Bush alerts. With the preferred subscription, you can send follow-up emails to the public email address, which will be automatically loaded into your database.
If you’re passed on your 2022 clarity list of things to do, I’m a huge fan of Todoist. It makes it easy to organize all your tasks, including media (files, notes, comments, URLs, etc.). If you have difficulty tracking your tasks, Todoist makes it easy to add new tasks, add dates, and organize according to plan.
These are some of my favorite iOS apps. Is there anything I need to add? Email me and I will keep you updated on this list throughout the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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