I admit, my iPhone is an extension of whom I am. The apps I have on it should serve two simple purposes; to make my life easier and to allow me to do the things I want to do. Here are 8 of the best iPhone apps to make your life easier in 2020. Enjoy!
Best iPhone apps to make life easier
Without any further ado, here are the best iPhone apps that make life easier:
1. Pocket Casts
Love listening to podcasts? Well. Having a dedicated podcast app that isn’t
can be greatly beneficial. Unlike Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts is highly customizable.
With Pocket Casts, you can create filters to organize episodes in a range of ways. I have a filter for new releases, downloads, and episodes that were released in the last week. Filters are essentially playlist with conditions. They’re great for tailoring the podcast experience to you and your favorite podcasts.
Another great feature of Pocket Casts absent in other apps of it’s nature is “Trim Silence”. This is especially useful if you want to cut out periods of empty audio to make your listening experience a little more efficient.
If you are looking for the best entertainment apps for
you should definitely give Pocket Casts a try.
The inbuilt weather app is boring and can be very unintuitive at times. Carrot⁵ has a fantastic UI, shows you the most important information first, and has a great looking rolling forecast. There’s not much to say about this app other than that it’s one of the absolute best weather app out there.
Unsplash is a platform for professional-looking royalty-free photos. If you traverse across the internet, you’ve most likely noticed how most photos in popular Websites are from Unsplash. It’s no coincidence. It’s a great resource for finding photos for your blog posts, graphic design projects, or any project that requires nicely edited and professional-looking photos. Having Unsplash on your iPhone can prove helpful when you need to grab an image without so much effort.
4. Things 3
Things 3 is a fantastic task manager that integrates very well into the Apple ecosystem. The app allows you to sort your tasks into projects, which can be further sorted into areas. Even better, you can drop your tasks into different categories with different functions, like “Today”, “Upcoming”, “Anytime”, or “Someday”.
Projects display a small progress pie-chart so that you can view your progress at a glance. Things 3 is designed to be simple and intuitive, which makes the process of storing and organizing tasks very easy.
When I’m writing a blog post I don’t always have the time to sit down and edit a featured image. VSCO’s presets and simple editing interface makes editing photos on the go pretty easy.
The presets are well crafted, and adding your touch on top of a preset is super easy. The featured image of this blog post was shot with an iPad Pro and edited on my iPhone 11 Pro using VSCO with the HB2-preset.
VSCO is definitely worth a try if you mind making your photos look a little bit professional!
6. Google Maps
The quality (or lack thereof) of Apple Maps has been a heated debate for the past few years. If you are looking to have a much better experience, with fewer hiccups, more features, and a more reliable navigation system, you should definitely give Google Maps a try.
If you love biking, you should give Google Maps a serious look. The app has fantastic cycling routes, while Apple Maps doesn’t offer any. It’s crazy that an app as big as Apple Maps doesn’t offer the simple feature of bike routes. Google Maps is the the only app you’ll ever need.
Keeping your hands off your iPhone when you need to focus can prove challenging. At times, we are required to physically limit our impulses, which Forest does in an enjoyable way. With Forest, you can set a timer in which you plant a tree, and if you leave the app the tree dies. This gives you the incentive to stay away from social media and other distractions. It’s not good to kill an innocent tree, right?
Every minute you spend in an active timer gets tracked in a virtual forest which gives you an overview of the time you’ve spent focusing. For each timers you complete, you are offered coins, which you can spend on various tree species, or even to plant a real tree through the organization Trees for the Future!
When it comes to password managers, 1Password is simply the best in the market. It does exactly what it describes, and it does it very well. The data you store in 1Password is end-to-end encrypted, so you can sleep well knowing you’re the only one with access to your information.
1Password can come in handy especially if you want to remember credit card information, passwords, or other information that you’d need ona daily basis.
And that covers everything about best iPhone apps to make your life easier. If you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends and comment with your app suggestions!
Which one of the above apps have you chosen? Do tell us about them and also let us know the names of the apps, which you think should be featured in this article.