It is now possible to do almost everything with your iPhone. The applications are indeed very numerous and varied on the App Store. But how do you choose which are the most interesting?
We can now find more than 2 million different applications on the App Store. It is difficult with such figures to deny the success of Apple. A justified success when Apple applications are as numerous as they are qualitative. The only problem: they are so numerous today that it is difficult to navigate the jungle of the App Store. In addition to the best-known such as Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Waze, or Snapchat, Apple offers many lesser-known applications, but just as interesting.
And if it is above all games that you are looking for, we invite you to consult some of our selections.
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The notion is an app that helps you get organized by centralizing everything you need in one place. You can take notes, create your calendar, trackers, or even have documents to share with your colleagues, the possibilities are endless. The notion has a very simple and clear interface that you will quickly learn to use. We offer basic templates for just about everything, various and varied layouts adapted to each of your needs. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, there is a large community, some of which create their own templates to share them afterward.
Verdict: In addition to being very pleasant to use and perfect for getting organized, Notion is available on all platforms (Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android) which means you can always have it with you. The notion is the ultimate tool for anyone who wants to have a better organization on a daily basis.
Since the last update, iOS14, Apple lets you customize your home screen by adding widgets, among other things. Those proposed by default may quickly seem insufficient to you. Widget Smith offers you lots of different widget templates. You can find everything and any size, ranging from a simple photo to calendars, clocks, or the day’s weather in a stylized version. You can customize them however you like and make them more personal. Be careful though, some widgets are only available for a fee.
Verdict: Widget Smith allows you to go even further in customizing your interface to make it even more enjoyable. It is certainly essential since the last update: IOS14
Too good to go
To fight against food waste Too Good To go allows you to buy “surprise” baskets from restaurateurs, caterers, bakers… You can select traders around your home where you will go to look for a packed lunch, which you do not know. the composition, but which contains enough to make a complete meal. Buyback unsold items from traders at a discounted price to prevent them from ending up in the trash. You will find all types of signs on the application, something to satisfy everyone.
Verdict: With Too Good To Go you participate in the fight against food waste while feasting on packed lunches at a price well below their initial value. Do not hesitate any longer and do something for the planet.
Focus keeper is an application that will help you concentrate better and improve your productivity. According to the “Pomodoro” method, it would be advisable to work in 25-minute increments spaced out by short poses. This technique would make it possible to be more productive, stay focused, and avoid an overdose of work. Focus keeper helps you to apply this method, in a clean style to promote your concentration. You can change all the parameters as you wish in order to stick to your work pace.
Verdict: Focus keeper is a must-have for anyone who has trouble concentrating or needs a frame to work.
Lake is an ideal coloring app for relaxing, both for kids and adults. It comes standard with a selection of free illustrations. Every day, the application makes a new one available free of charge. For coloring, the user has a wide range of tools and textures, such as watercolor, acrylic, brush, or spray.
Verdict: a perfect application to rest after a stressful day and increase concentration. The discovery of the drawing of the day is a little more.
Bear is a more advanced note-taking application than Windows Notepad or TextEdit, but also much simpler than Evernote. It is also installed on the opposite side of this gas plant by focusing on the essential tools to gain speed of execution and ease of use.
Bear uses a three-panel design that provides an overview of pinned notes, the note set, and the current note. The features are not left out since the application supports code entry (Markdown), but also exports to PDF, rich text, HTML, or even JPEG.
Verdict: With Bear, note-taking is easier to manage. You can concentrate on the essentials without getting lost in convoluted menus. Still, it is only compatible with the iOS / OSX couple.
An augmented reality application, Housecraft is very useful for designing an interior. After scanning the floor, it allows you to virtually install objects or furniture there in order to see a hypothetical real arrangement. In this, Housecraft resembles Ikea Place but is more flexible since it is not limited to a catalog and offers to resize the furniture as it sees fit.
Verdict: very practical for arranging your interior without having to move the furniture or even get an idea of the clutter before buying one.
To avoid post-production when it comes to photography, MuseCam is the ideal companion. This app takes precedence over the original iOS photo app. It allows certain parameters to be disengaged without doing too much so as not to lose the neophyte. Focus, aperture, ISO, white balance are manually adjustable. Format side, we are entitled to JPEG or RAW. Finally, those who still want to retouch their photos will find an editing section in MuseCam.
Verdict: There are many alternatives to the iOS photo app on the AppStore. MuseCam has the particularity of being rather complete while not losing the user in menus and extended option lists. Note also that its free part is already particularly well supplied.
Yuka is an app to help you buy good food. Via its integrated scanner, it identifies the coveted products that are submitted to it and gives them a score out of 100. Its criteria are those of the free Open Food Facts database. Faced with items rated from poor to excellent, your basket takes on a whole new dimension. But rather than stop there, Yuka offers an alternative to every product that he does not deem ideal. A ranking of the best references is available. To access its entirety, all you have to do is share the application with one of your contacts.
Verdict: devoid of in-app purchases and well put together, Yuka is a real good surprise that gives a boost to everyday shopping.
Have you always dreamed of turning your photos into a work of art? This is precisely what Prisma offers you. The application, therefore, goes further than Instagram or the famous Snapchat filters by offering to apply an effect that will make your photos look like paintings by great artists. Several styles are thus offered, from the Renaissance to Modern Art, including references to some very famous works.
Verdict: Starting from an original idea, Prisma can produce very surprising and funny results in your photos.
Facetune 2 allows you to improve your selfies. The application does not affect the quality of the photo, but that of the face (s) present. It has retouching tools to brighten teeth, smooth skin imperfections or even erase shine. Obviously, it is also possible to modulate saturation, lighting, shadows or glare. Video is not left out since the application also has a magic function that modifies the image in real-time during a shooting.
Verdict: for those who need to retouch their selfies, Facetune 2 is undoubtedly one of the most complete proposals.
Citymapper is intended for urban travelers who want to be informed at any time and in the blink of an eye about public transport in their city. The application therefore allows you to monitor the Paris metro, but also works in any large city with a relatively large public transport network. Perfect for estimating your journey time, the application also allows you to record your most common journeys to obtain information in real time.
Verdict: Very practical for making an itinerary on public transport in town, Citymapper will quickly become essential.
Slack is a social network offering to organize group discussions, and thus to centralize users around a particular subject. It offers persistent chat rooms, similar to a chat, but all of the content of which can be consulted at any time by a user, even if he wishes to consult the exchanges posted while he was not online. Thus, it is possible to find any content sent in a chat room to which we have access, and this from a single search field. Broadly focused on group or community chats, Slack is also compatible with a number of third-party services, like Google Drive, Dropbox, or GitHub.
Verdict: Slack is a rather innovative and very practical social network for communities who would like to organize themselves in groups, and to which the mobile application does quite well.
At a time when many purchases are made on the Internet, it is good to have an application to track your packages. Colissimo, Laposte, FeDex or even UPS of course have their dedicated services and applications, but you have to juggle these different services on your phone. Not very practical. Parcel brings them all together in a single application. 240 carriers are listed there. To enter a new package, all you have to do is enter its number or scan its barcode. In the free version, Parcel can track up to three packages at the same time. For push alerts and extended monitoring, you must take out a subscription: $2.31 per year.
Verdict: Parcel greatly simplifies the management of parcels. In addition, for those who consume a lot of it, the required remuneration is minimal.
It is well known that quitting smoking is no easy task. Kwit offers to help you in this test by transforming it into a kind of game. By claiming to rely on “human predisposition to play”, Kwit thus proposes to present everything in the form of statistics, thus placing you as the main character of the game. ‘a game whose goal would be to quit smoking for good. Each non-smoked cigarette, calculated at your usual rate, will earn you a certain number of points, which will then turn into levels, which you can accumulate. In addition, the application also offers itself to those who would feel about to crack to simply shake the iPhone, which will have the effect of drawing a random card among the 40 available in the game, and thus discover a tip. or an exercise aimed at overcoming the urge.
Verdict: Kwit only shows its real effectiveness if you decide to play the game, but can be useful for reducing your consumption, or even quitting smoking altogether.
A walk in the forest, thousands of trees and different species, but what are they? Until then, we knew the herbaria that allow us to recognize plants and leaves. PlantNet brings nature into the digital age. Thanks to its participatory database of 4000 species listed via 100,000 photos submitted by users, PlantNet makes it possible to quickly find information on a plant or a tree simply by taking a photo.
Verdict: PlantNet is a smart and practical application that allows you to increase your knowledge of flora. Even better, it is participatory. Thus, his database grows visibly, which rarely allows him to have no response.
Disconnect Premium VPN
Surf the Internet in peace without being afraid of being tracked, this is the promise of Dicsonnect Mobile. Already recommended in our selection of applications for iPad , this application is responsible for disconnecting you from the most common services that are likely to store personal information. Less connected, you will be less likely to have your private data looted and thus possibly avoid possible identity theft.
Verdict: live happily, live hidden! The former Google employee who developed Disconnect Mobile must be familiar with this popular adage and let everyone now put it into practice.
Even when traveling, the smartphone is in your pocket. Problem, as soon as one crosses the geographical borders, the mobile operators invoice automatically out of package. Goodbye Maps, Google Maps? No, there is an offline alternative to GPS apps. It’s CityMaps2Go. While it does not allow you to travel to all regions of the world, it lists most of the major cities on the planet. In all, 6,700 maps are available through this application and millions of points of interest. Indeed, CityMaps2Go also acts as a travel guide and offers addresses of restaurants, shops, hotels, entertainment, etc.
Verdict: complete this application is the companion not to forget before going on a trip.
Google Reader closed in 2013, leaving no official successor behind. Fortunately, the idle can turn to reliable and quality alternatives, like Feedly. In particular, it uses Google’s fire service feeds, which allows you to keep your RSS feeds without having to export them. In addition, the application allows you to find your feeds on any other platform, Feedly being compatible with many platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS.
Verdict: nice application that requires a little adaptation time to use it efficiently and quickly.
Only fans of TV series know how essential an application is to follow your favorite series. Between the broadcast schedules on American networks and the catalog of pending series, a tool quickly becomes essential. This is what TVShow Time offers while adding a social aspect as each user can promote their favorite series.
Verdict : A clean interface, a perfectly up-to-date calendar with its essential countdown timer, and the ability to keep your own series table up to date, this is a complete application for “serevores”.
Snapguide is the reference application for those who like to do things with their ten fingers: cooking recipes, makeup, repairing objects or building others… The database of the eponymous site is accessible in its entirety, in a mobile-friendly interface. The guides are varied and embellished with many images to get a precise idea of the goal to be reached.
Verdict: The Snapguide app is great for occupying Sundays, but that’s not all. It is also very useful on a daily basis, and its very clear interface facilitates the execution of the countless guides.
Most major radio stations have their own iPhone apps. Rather than increasing the number of applications on your smartphone, TuneIn offers to group them into one. Complete, easy to learn, compatible with iPhone multitasking, it can also be used as an alarm. 50,000 stations, thousands of local radio stations, possibility of pausing programs, finding your favorite shows, programmable standby… The application that will make you forget the absence of radio by default on iPhone!
Verdict: The mere absence of a default radio function is proof of the indispensable nature of this application. Very complete, it offers a wide choice of stations to listen to.
Formerly known as “Read It Later”, Pocket offers to serve as a giant bookmark to save any link, and find it later, ready to be read. Very practical, especially when we were about to read a long article when arriving at his metro station.
Verdict: To be tested for anyone who has a lot to read, but not necessarily the time to do everything at the same time.