The Apple App Store has more than a million apps available, but these are the ones you should be downloading first.
If you're in the market for a new smartphone this holiday season, it's important to have an idea of what apps you'll use most often. The iPhone and iPad platforms are home to thousands of games, productivity tools, and lifestyle services, but there are also plenty of applications that make using your iOS device more enjoyable overall.
To help you get started on your quest for the perfect app, we've rounded up some awesome iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch apps that you should download right now. From social media clients to video streaming services and everything in between, these are some of the best apps available on iOS today:
Venmo is one of the most popular apps in the world. It's a simple way to send money to friends and family that's free to use when you pay with your debit card or bank account. You can also link your credit cards for extra convenience — but that'll cost you 2.9% per transaction.
Venmo works on iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and Windows Phones. If you're sending money to someone who doesn't have an account yet, they'll get an email invitation that allows them to set up their Venmo account and start receiving payments right away.
Procreate for iPad
Procreate is one of the best drawing apps available for iOS devices, and it has been updated dozens of times since its original release back in 2011. The app supports layers, pressure-sensitive brushes, and more than 100 tools and effects that can be used to create stunning artwork on your iPad or iPhone. Procreate also supports sharing through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as iCloud Drive storage if you have an Apple ID.
Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel bills itself as the "only dating app that meets you halfway." It's a blend of two popular dating apps: Tinder and Match.com.
The app uses your Facebook profile to find matches, and it then sends you one handpicked match a day at noon. You can indicate whether or not you like that person by swiping right (yes) or left (no). If they like you back, Coffee Meets Bagel sets up an icebreaker question to help break the ice. You can also browse other users' profiles without being matched with them.
Unroll.Me is an email-management app that helps you unsubscribe from unwanted emails, track your subscriptions,and unsubscribe from them all in one place. The paid version ($1 per month) lets you unsubscribe from more than 50 email lists at once so that you don't have to go through each one individually. It also lets you see what newsletters are coming through your inbox so that you can choose to read them or not.
Pocket Casts is one of the best podcast apps on any platform, and it’s only getting better. The app has a great interface and makes it easy to find new podcasts to listen to. It also has some great features like Smart Speed which speeds up audio without distorting it, and Voice Boost, which improves the quality of low-volume voices.
The best thing about Pocket Casts is how easy it is to subscribe to new podcasts — just search for a show, tap Subscribe & Listen, then hit play on the next episode. You can also add episodes to your favorites list so they’re always front and center in your feed.
Flippable is an online voter guide that helps you find candidates who support your values. When you sign up with Flippable, you answer questions about issues like abortion rights and gun control so that when an election rolls around, you can see which candidates align with your views. You can also see where the candidate stands on other issues that matter to you — like immigration or healthcare — by searching for them or browsing through their issue pages.
The App Store has a ton to offer, but it can be overwhelming to try and sift through all the apps, especially if you're looking for something specific. That's why we put this list together. Now you can find some of the best Apps of 2022 with a simple search or scroll through this prestigious list.