These 88 Essential iPhone Apps make your life fun, productive, and easy!

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Fitness

Fitness today is of utmost importance these days given the hideous ways of modern living. Thankfully, iPhones and Apple Watches have hardware specified to track and help you improve your fitness game. But hardware alone can do only so much. Enter Apps. From helping you to run to, ensuring you have a better sleep; fitness apps are possibly the best kinds of apps hosted on the App Store. Check these out!

Strava

Strava

Strava helps you perform outdoor exercises like running, cycling, etc. What makes it great, although, is its nearly accurate tracking.

Fitbod

Fitbod

Fitbod uses machine learning to analyze your previous fitness tracking data and create a new workout plan that syncopates with your current workouts. It is a beast of an app for people who need to reduce their weight, get fit or gain muscles as soon as possible.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Personalized workouts from Nike trainers in your phone. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Additionally, the app also has an Apple Watch app that helps you get along well.

Carrot Hunger

Carrot Hunger

Specialized in helping you reduce weight, Carrot Hunger is a neatly designed app that comes with a sense of witty humor. It motivates you by making fun of you.

Argus

Argus

Argus is an all-in-one fitness tracker. Although, it doesn’t fabricate new plans for you, it just tracks your movements. Argus, additionally, has a neat feature where it automatically starts tracking runs without you having to manually tap a button to do so.

Fitocracy

Fitocracy

Fitocracy is a fitness tracker app that assigns personal coaches to you to design a workout plan that fits your needs in the pro version. The free version, however, lets you only work on the exercises available in the app or create your own workouts to track. Fitocracy also has an active community of fitness freaks that you can connect to through the app. You can, in addition, share your progress and compete with people you intend to compete with.

WeightWatchers

This app follows the traditional way of losing weight– dieting. Hence, it allows you to track your food intake either by scanning the barcode or by choosing from its vast directory of above 2,50,000 foods. The most important feature, however, is the recipes that WW offers to help reduce your weight. It has been deemed as the best app to lose weight by US News for a long time now.

Zombies, Run!

Zombies! Run

Zombies, Run! is a fantastic running app that narrates a zombie presence around you as you run. The narration feels so realistic, you’re psychologically feared into running as if zombies really were after you. Subsequently, you are given safe zones where you need to reach in real life. It’s a game but in real life. So cool!

FitStar Yoga

Fitstar Yoga

This app has collaborated with Tara Stiles, prominent Yoga expert to provide personalized Yoga exercises whenever you want. In short, you get a portable Yoga coach with FitStar Yoga.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

This is not a normal alarm clock. It performs an array of tasks that overall help you improve your sleep. For instance, it has a silent wake feature that silently wakes you up with a gradually increasing, soothing sound so that you are not startled by the alarm first thing in the morning. Furthermore, it also tracks your sleep and records any sound you make at night.


Fun

Nothing’s all too serious. Even utilities such as iPhones need to host apps that keep users clipped. As a result, fun apps exist. These apps ensure a quick chuckle out of you. And in order to let them do that, download these apps.

RunPee

RunPee

Ever felt a urinary urgency while watching a Star Wars movie in a movie theatre? It must feel pressing to leave when the movie’s so interesting! However, if you don’t want to leave during the most interesting part, fire up RunPee and it will give you times when you can safely leave the movie without losing on the interesting bits. The app also notifies you when it’s the best time to go.

Drunk Mode

Drunk Mode

A fun party app that makes sure you efficiently meet your friends without any boulders and subsequently helps you manage get yourself home when you’re drunk after a party. Drunk Mode also has a pretty cool feature that blocks you from calling pre-defined callers while you’re done. This can save a lot of relations.

Fake Call

Fake Call

Get out of an awkward situation by fake calling yourself on your phone.

Lake

Lake

Coloring book for adults.

Ditty

Ditty

Ditty is a funny song maker app that sings anything you type. Primarily targeted at Instagram users, Ditty is a awesome app of unique sorts.

Buzzfeed

BuzzFeed

Buzzfeed is not, in a sense, a fun app. It’s a full-fledged mainstream news source, instead. However, it entertains people with its daily quizzes and funny articles; hence the recommendation.

Pics HD for Reddit

Pics HD for Reddit

This app lets you swipe through the most popular images from community-based app Reddit.

iBeer

iBeer

Legendary beer simulator that has been live since the advent of the App Store. Try to fool (as if!) your peers drinking a beer from your iPhone. Make sure it doesn’t spill out of the iPhone XS notch.

Instant Buttons

Instant Buttons

This app is futile to its core, but you can easily get a chuckle out of it. Instant Buttons lets you tap on buttons on a virtual soundboard that produces weird sounds that you can use to prank your friends.


News

It’s crucial to keep yourself aware of the happenings around you. And the best way, since we have smartphones, is to download apps that inform. Mainstream media have been first to provide news in form of apps. But aggregators, too, provide news in an intuitive, interactive way. Nevertheless, these are the best news apps. Most of these are just app versions of mainstream media, hence they aren’t described.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Flipboard is an eccentric and a highly famished app that works as a magazine. The idea is that you create magazines and put in news channels to get daily updates from them. You can also follow particular streams.

Circa

Circa

Circa is yet another news aggregator. Albeit, the thing that sets it apart is its video-only coverage.

Apple News

Apple News

Being iPhone owners, Apple News is the best app you can rely on to get your news from. It is beautifully designed, can be adjusted as per your reading preference, and features a wide host of news outlets. The best part is you don’t need to download it from the App Store. The worst part is it isn’t available in every country.

Google News

Google News

Rival to Apple News. Everything else is similar.

Feedly

Feedly

A simple news aggregator that has forecast its prominence in the App Store for a long time now.

The Guardian

The Guardian

Fox News

Fox News

Zinio

Zinio

Zinio lets you collect magazines online. It’s not a news app, per se. But considering its approach towards digitizing print media, we consider it as one.

BBC

BBC News

CNN

CNN News

Conclusion

With these apps, your iPhone is complete. Chances are you won’t need to download even a single extra app after these.

But.. let’s not stop here. I told you about these essential apps. Now it’s your chance to reveal your favorite essential iPhone apps. What are those? Let me know in the comments below.

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