Apple’s iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want you to get the most out of yours. From dating apps to QR scanners, your phone is capable of nearly anything these days, and some apps just rise above the rest. We’ve recently cut our list of the best iPhone apps in half, bringing you the true cream of the crop: 100 apps, sorted by category, that will make your life simpler, easier, and more enjoyable. If you’re into gaming, check out our best iPhone games roundup.
Remembering a unique password for every app and service you use is a nearly impossible task, and you should be using unique passwords. 1Password’s new mobile version syncs with the desktop app to help keep your accounts safe by creating and storing a different secure password for all the services you use — all you have to remember is one password.
Every iPhone ships with Apple’s suite of apps. However, if you happen to love Apple’s hardware but not so much its software, the first switch you should make is your browser. Google’s Chrome is the most popular browser of them all—and for a good reason. Chrome comes with a great incognito mode and other features that make web-surfing on your phone less of a pain. It’s also constantly updated and is just one of the most jam-packed browsers out there.
Take the delivery fear out of online shopping with Doorman, which ensures you never have another package stolen from your doorstep. Available in a number of major cities, the app provides users with an address where they can have packages sent. A Doorman representative receives the package (and signs for it if need be), and then alerts the recipient it has arrived via the app.
At some point you’re going to need a cab and there just won’t be any in sight. Save yourself some time now and go ahead and download Lyft. Operating in most major cities, Lyft will come pick you up whenever and wherever you need them, often for less cash than a traditional taxi. Watch out for surge pricing, though. If rides are in high demand then prices often double, and can reach more than ten times their regular rate. If Lyft isn’t in your area, or you just want to try another flavor of ride-sharing, there’s always Uber, but Lyft treats drivers better.
Apple’s come a long way with its photo app, but it still lags behind the one built by its biggest competitor. Google Photos is a super-smart photo assistant that can store all your images in the cloud (a very less frustrating version of iCloud), and also intelligently organize photos using machine vision so all your snaps are searchable. Also, it creates mini-films when it notices a lot of photos from the same day or location. It’s simply the best out there.