10 Must-Have iPhone Apps

10 Must-Have iPhone Apps

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Are you in need of some new iPhone apps to spice up your morning commute or to help with your daily efficiency levels? You may even be searching for something to help you achieve your fitness goals or to help you relax in the evening. Whatever you desire, there is an application out there to help you .

Especially if you recently purchased an iPhone, you may be unsure of the most useful new apps to download from the App Store. We are here to help!

Here are the must-have iPhone apps for 2018:

iPhone Apps

 

Best Free iPhone Apps

1. Headspace – Free

Headspace is a popular mindfulness app and definitely one of the best iPhone apps in general. It allows users to have 5 to 10 minute short meditation sessions at any time of the day. It is extremely effective for helping users to unwind after a stressful day and for promoting positive mental health. Sit back, relax and simply breathe while listening to a calm soothing voice guiding you through your meditation. This is a great choice for meditation beginners, making mindfulness approachable and enjoyable.

To add the popularity of Headspace, the creators have just announced a partnership with the Nike Run Club app which allows joggers to meditate while they train. Find out more here!

2. Calm – Free

Calm won the award for 2017 App of the Year from Apple, and was deemed to be the “Happiest app in the world”. It is similar to Headspace in that it is a mindfulness and meditation app, but it is different in that it offers longer sessions of sleep stories and breathing programs accompanied by relaxing music. Calm covers a range of emotions and topics including gratitude, deep sleep and breaking habits. If you haven’t used this app yet you simply have to download it today and see what positive changes it can help you achieve!

3. Snapguide – Free

Not to be confused with Snapchat, Snapguide is definitely the best free iPhone app of 2018. It provides short videos on everything from workouts to recipes. With Snapguide you can access a range of instructional videos on pretty much anything, helping you in particular with DIY and creative projects. It also offers a range of fantastic life hacks that we could all benefit from! Make life a little bit easier with some help from Snapguide.

4. Houseparty- Free

Houseparty is definitely one of the best free iOS apps. It allows you to have a video group chat with lots of friends simultaneously. This is a great easy to use way of keeping in touch with friends around the world and while on the go. Video chatting is definitely a better way of communicating with all your friends together than by texting. It is also easier to use than arranging a Skype group chat, and allows for easier access and everyone can join the call with their iPhone wherever they are.

5.Duolingo – Free

Duolingo is definitely one of the most amazing apps for education. It allows users to start learning a new language from scratch or resume learning a language previously studied. It is completely free to use and is as effective as many paid language learning tools available today. Many users have successfully mastered more than 1 language after using this app for an extended amount of time, and you can too in a fun and easy to manage way. Duolingo is one of the most fun and useful apps for iPhone.

Best Paid iPhone Apps

1. Get Running – €3.49

Especially now that the weather is finally starting to pick up, there is no better time to start preparing for your first 5k run! With Get Running, you receive human-like coaching that records your progress while providing encouragement along the way. It encourages you to start off at training just 3 short sessions per week, but will have you running a 5k race with ease within weeks. Get Running is certain to be one of the best apps for iPhone 2018.

2. Sleep Cycle Power Nap – €2.29

Sleep Cycle is essentially the ultimate alarm clock. Instead of selecting a time to be woken up at, you select a time frame (Say, between 7:00am and 8:00am). You then place the phone on your bed and go to sleep. The app measures your sleep cycle, analyzing how well you rested and when you hit R.E.M. sleep. It will then sound the alarm when you’re ready to be woken up naturally.

Their new Power Nap version of the app is a fantastic addition designed specifically for all of your napping needs! Recent research has also shown that a 20-minute nap is more efficient in re-energising you than a cup of coffee… So catch those z’s!

3. Pocket Yoga – €3.49

With Pocket Yoga, select between 27 different yoga sessions all varying in difficulty and duration. There is also a pose dictionary with detailed explanations for each posture. There is also a features “Pose of the Day” to expand your yoga repertoire each day. Pocket Yoga is definitely one of the best iOS apps allowing people of all levels to develop a passion for yoga and experience all of the many benefits. Bring your own personal yoga instructor with you everywhere you go with Pocket Yoga.

4. Jamie’s Ultimate Recipes – €7.99

Potentially one of the most popular apps ever for recipes! In Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Recipes guide, he’s packed in over 600 of his all-time greatest recipes with easy to follow instructions through vibrant photographs at every stage. There is a recipe for every occasion and also special bakes for festive occasions too. €7.99 is well worth the investment for this beautiful recipe collection guide.

5. Forest – Stay focused – €2.29

This new app is storming up the App Store charts due to its booming popularity. It is essentially a productivity app that plants virtual trees while you work, helping you to keep focused while working on an assignment or studying. If you fail to resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, the tree with wither. It is a great app for students to motivate them to stay focused away from their phone. It also adds an element of mindfulness to the process by encouraging users to be present and stay motivated for their goals. It could be on track to be one of the best iPhone apps ever.

 

Author: Ciara Maher

My name is Ciara Maher I am a freelance blogger, marketing assistant and English teacher. I enjoy creating multimedia content and managing websites, and am passionate about travel and technology. I am also studying web development at Google thanks to a scholarship I received from Udacity. I am currently writing blogs for Ucompare.ie, Ireland’s leading insurance comparison website. Having lived abroad, I understand the importance of travel insurance in particular as it has helped me in France and the USA.

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