10 iPhone apps you should try + bonus iPhone trick

Sleep BetterSmart Alarm & sleep Cycle Tracker (free)

Sleep_Better_Runtastic.pngSleep Better is a smart alarm clock and sleep cycle tracker from Runtastic. How the app works is: you are supposed to place your iPhone running the app on the bed. The app reacts to your movement during the night, collecting data about how often you twist and turn and get out of bed. In the morning you’ll be greeted with beautiful graphs of your nights sleeping pattern. The app’s alarm function also allows you to wake up during light sleep cycle, under your own music or alerts, and with full customization options of how long you snooze for. It’s also fully compatible with HealthKit so you can view all your sleep data with the health app and even share it with other third-party apps.


Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App (Free)

JnJ-7-Minute-App.pngExercise beginners and fitness buffs alike will appreciate the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App. The app guides users through an innovative 7 minute workout that you can do everyday with only a chair, a wall and some floor space, as well as more advanced routines of varying duration and intensity, complete with short video demonstrations. A Smart Workout feature can function as your personal trainer. We also like that users can create their own custom workout routines.


Seamless (free)

seamlessBig cities have plenty of delicacies to offer, but going out and actually getting them can be a pain. However, if you live in or are visiting a major urban area such as New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, you can have tasty local food delivered directly to your doorstop with the Seamless iPhone app. After merging with competitor GrubHub, the service features an even larger selection of restaurants.


IF by IFTTTIF (Free)                                             

IF_by_IFTTTIF .pngIf you find yourself wasting a lot of time with repetitive Internet tasks, or if you just want to automate tasks on your phone, try IF by IFTTT. The app allows users to create customized “recipes” or tasks built around the structure “If this, then that” (from which the app takes its name). For instance, you could automatically receive your favorite team’s recent game score when ESPN posts it. IFTTT employs a wide variety of triggers and actions ranging from websites, apps, to even other devices and peripherals.


Google Street View (free)

unnamed.pngGoogle’s spherical photo app after Android finally comes to iOS as well. Photo Sphere Camera lets you take 360º photos with your iPhone. This app defiantly belongs on the iPhone. You can also upload your 360º photos to Facebook as well, as the 360º pictures are  compatible with recent updates.


Snapseed (free)

snapseed.pngSnapseed is my  Choice among iPhone camera apps for its non-destructive editing capabilities, powerful photo correction, localized adjustments, and many image-enhancing effects. Snapseed also works very well when it comes time to share photos, integrating with all the major social networks, and it sports a clear and innovative interface. Moreover, it’s the only iPhone app that even approaches the power of desktop digital image editing software.


SeatGeek  (Free)

seatgeek.pngIf you need tickets to a show, sporting event, or whatever else might require tickets SeatGeek got  you covered. The app shows you down to the section, the best prices for whatever event you want to attend.



Vivino Wine Scanner (free)

Vivino_Wine_Scanner.pngVivino Wine Scanner is an app that I have had since day one. Vivino Wine Scanner solves the problem by allowing you to snap a picture of the label on the wine’s bottle. It then matches the label to the wine in its database. You can then save it to your favorites list and even get links to stores where you can buy the wine in the future. The app also has a heavy social element allowing you to read other user’s reviews of wine and share your favorite types with friends.


Animatic (Free)

animatica.pngAnimatic is a fun way to create flip book-like animations on your iOS device.




MyScript Calculator Handwriting calculator (free)

logo_myscript_calc.pngMyScript Calculator learns your handwriting and converts pictures of handwritten equations into pictures with clear typography for anyone to use as notes. Great for math majors with bad handwriting — that is, all of them.




While iOS 9.3 prompts users to use a six digit pass-code instead of the standard four-digit, there is a way to make your iOS device more secure – using an alphanumeric pass code. It’s fairly easy to do, just go to the Settings app > Touch ID and Pass code > Change Passcode and when prompted to enter a new passcode, tap ‘Passcode Options’. This offers you advanced options like opting for the shorter four-digit passcode, or, in this case, a custom alphanumeric code – simply tap that and enter your new password.


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