The best app for writing notes by hand on the iPad is Notability because of its great UI, great Pencil support and writing feel, and search features.
Fantastical for Apple Watch has a great user interface, and it leads the pack in every way that matters on watchOS.
After all of our testing, we believe Vekt is the best weight tracking app for iPhone because of its excellent design, great input mechanism, and stellar Apple Watch implementation.
If you want to go beyond Apple's default camera app and get into the world of more fine-tuned control and photographic settings, Halide is for you.
We love TextExpander because it works across multiple platforms (including Windows), is easy to set up and use, and has a straight-forward business model.
Be Focused Pro is the perfect blend of powerful timeboxing tools and a clean, beautiful user interface to help support you when getting your work done.
WhatsApp is our recommended pick because of its overwhelming popularity and a feature-set that make it an ideal messaging app for most users.
AutoSleep is our favorite iPhone and Watch app for tracking sleep because it's convenient, accurate, and provides helpful analytics for your sleep quality.
The familiar design, pin-point accuracy, social aspects, and gamification of Swarm make it the best app for sharing locations with your friends.
Studies is our favorite app for studying flash cards on iOS and macOS because of its powerful features and ease of use.
With iBooks robust store, rich media, and interactive content, we feel that it provides the best way to read books on iOS.
Annotable is a capable, easy to use, and feature-rich markup app that can cover your basic and complex markup requirements.
Cesium is our favorite replacement app for Music because it's easy to use, does a great job of presenting and organizing your music, and offers plenty of customization.
Productive is the best habit tracking app because of its unique personality, a solid set of features, and a delightful design.
Yahoo Sports is the best sports scores and news app because it utilizes a great layout, plenty of content, and great notifications.
We love Darkroom because of its incredible selection of filters and its powerful fine-tune image editing tools for those who want more.
Toggl is the best time-tracking solution for freelancers because it works on multiple platforms, has fair pricing for great features, and sports a great UI.
Banktivity is our favorite budgeting app because it's easy to use, offers plenty of features and, most importantly, makes managing your finances easy and relatively hassle-free.
Nuzzel is the best news aggregation service because it's easy to set up, intuitive in use, and well-designed.
Duet Display is the best app for using your iPad as an external display because it's easy to use, reliable, and convenient.
iGIF is the best GIF keyboard because it has a full-featured keyboard, it's fast free free (for the most part), and it's doggone good-looking.
YouVersion's Bible is the best overall experience because it's easy to use, supports many versions, and provides a great reading experience.
Square Cash is our favorite peer-to-peer payment app for its simple, uncluttered interface, fast setup, and solid security features.
Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.
Apollo is easy to navigate, the interface makes sense in every way, and it actually feels enjoyable to use.
CARROT Weather is the best overall weather app for iOS. It has Dark Sky and Weather Underground support, a great design, and a fast, customizable watch app.
Outlook for iPhone is the best third-party email app because of the focused inbox, snooze options, calendar, and a wide range of support for various email systems.
Television Time is refreshingly easy to use, well-designed, and incorporates impressive search and tracking.
Bear is our favorite notes app for its power and ease-of-use, while Notes.app is our favorite all-around notes app for its deep integration in iOS.
Wikiwand is our favorite Wikipedia app for iPhone because it's beautiful, functional, and lightning fast.
Zones is our favorite time zone calculator app for iPhone because of its simple UI, limited functionality, and ability to look at specific future times in many time zones.
App in the Air's design, user experience, timely notifications, and extra features make it stand out from the crowd, which is why it's our favorite flight tracker.
Instapaper is the best read-it-later service because of the stellar reading experience it offers on the iPad and iPhone.
Ulysses is the best pro writing app because it's easy to use, not distracting, and extremely powerful.
Screens is the best VNC client for Mac and iOS because it's easy to set up, has powerful features, and fits the needs of most users.
Run 5k is our favorite Couch to 5k app due to its simple design, ease of use, and integration with Health.app.
MindNode is our favorite mind mapping app because it features an easy, beautiful design, solid syncing, and plenty of import and export options for your workflow.
Overcast is a simple podcast app that makes it easy to recommend, discover, and enjoy your favorite shows.
RunKeeper is our favorite running app due to its deep feature set, vibrant community, and strong integration with other services.
AnyList is our favorite app for shared grocery lists because it makes grocery shopping easier and is well-designed.
Wunderlist is our favorite way to share tasks because of its ubiquity, design, reliability, and sharing features.
Pinner is our favorite Pinboard app because of its clean layout, powerful features, and more.
Droplr is our favorite file sharing app because it's easy to use, is priced fairly, and works on all our devices.
Deliveries is our favorite app for tracking package deliveries on iOS and Mac OS X.
Things is a well-designed task manager that is very powerful while also being delightful and easy to use.
Scanbot has lots of features, and it’s easy to use, which is precisely why it’s the best choice if you want to start using your iOS device to reduce the paper in your life.
Encrypt.me is our favorite VPN solution because it's easy to use and automatically connects.
Unread offers the best experience for reading RSS feeds on the iPhone and iPad.
Reminders offers the best combination of design, ease of use, and flexibility.
1Password is the the best password manager out there because it not only handles passwords better than anyone, it handles so much more.
For a powerful iPhone (and iPad) email client, Dispatch helps you manage your inbox and act on emails with ease.
Apple Music is our favorite music streaming service because it has great features, an expansive catalog, and the user base to back it up.
A calendar app with delightful design, superior natural language text entry, and support for iCloud reminders.
PDF Expert is easy to use, works with many syncing services, offers the fastest document reading experience, and has the most robust toolset available.
Paprika is the best app for organizing all your favorite recipes, and it makes it easy to plan, save, shop, and cook.
iA Writer provides the best mix of editing tools, preview features, and exporting options in an app that's very user-friendly.
For a classy journaling app that works on all your devices, you can't do better than Day One.
Just updated, Tweetbot has all the features you're likely to need and then some, plus it is delightfully well designed.
If you want a calculator that has lots of power features but values its user interface above all, you'll want PCalc.
Dark Sky’s radar animations are smooth, fluid, and unlike any other radar app’s animations. Moreover, it has something no other weather app has: the ability to tell the future.
Printopia is our favorite utility for turning any printer on your network into an AirPrint printer.
iCloud Photo Library is the best cloud management solution for photos for most people due to its low cost, ease-of-use, and helpful, built-in features.
Apple's Leather Case for iPhone 7 takes the lead this year with new color options and improved buttons.
The ElevationDock 3 is our favorite iPhone dock because of its excellent design aesthetic, build quality, and functionality.
Apple’s Silicone Case looks fresh, feels top-notch, and comes in at a simple $35.