Our Favorite Apps for iPhone
The Best Time Tracking App
Timery is best time tracking app on any platform because it gives you powerful iOS widgets and virtually limitless automation possibilities with phenomenal Shortcuts support.
The task manager and GTD app suite for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Things is a well-designed task manager that is very powerful while also being delightful and easy to use.
The Best Email App for iPhone and iPad
Spark is a beautifully-designed mail app for iOS that makes email a quick task on your iPhone or iPad with plenty of service integrations, the ability to send emails to other apps, and more.
The Best Bible App for iPhone and iPad
YouVersion's Bible is the best overall experience because it's easy to use, supports many versions, and provides a great reading experience.
The Best Pixel Editor for macOS
Affinity Photo represents the best balance of features, price, and accessibility for the majority of users, even professional ones.
The Best Calendar App for Apple Watch
Fantastical for Apple Watch has a great user interface, and it leads the pack in every way that matters on watchOS.
The Best Calendar App for iPhone
A calendar app with delightful design, superior natural language text entry, and support for iCloud reminders.
The Best Meditation App
Headspace is the best meditation app for most people. It offers clean user interface that is easy to navigate and highlights a new daily meditation each day, gives you a large library of guided meditations to choose from, and feels at home on Apple devices by integrating with Apple Health and Shortcuts.
The Best Evernote Replacement App for Long-Term Research
Keep It is a powerful and feature-rich research app that offers feature parity between both iOS and macOS platforms.
The Best GTD App for Apple Watch
Things is our favorite way to keep track of lists and focus on tasks when using Apple Watch.
The Best App for Taking Handwritten Notes on an iPad
The best app for writing notes by hand on the iPad is GoodNotes because of its great UI, great Pencil support and writing feel, and search features.
The Best Weight Tracking App for iPhone
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.
The best third-party camera app for iPhone
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.
Apps we love
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.
The Best Pomodoro App for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Be Focused Pro
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.
The best secure messaging app for iPhone
WhatsApp is our recommended pick because of its overwhelming popularity and a feature-set that make it an ideal messaging app for most users.
The best Apple Watch app for tracking sleep
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 best app for blocking telemarketers, robocallers, and spam calls
The best location-logging app for iPhone
The familiar design, pin-point accuracy, social aspects, and gamification of Swarm make it the best app for sharing locations with your friends.
The best flashcard study app
Studies is our favorite app for studying flash cards on iOS and macOS because of its powerful features and ease of use.
The best app for reading e-books on iOS
With iBooks robust store, rich media, and interactive content, we feel that it provides the best way to read books on iOS.
The best iOS app for annotating images
Annotable is a capable, easy to use, and feature-rich markup app that can cover your basic and complex markup requirements.
The best iOS Music app replacement
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.
The Best Habit Tracking App for iOS
Streaks gives you useful widgets, integration with Apple Health, phenomenal Shortcuts support, and everything you need to build good habits (or break bad ones).
The best sports scores and news tracking app
Yahoo Sports is the best sports scores and news app because it utilizes a great layout, plenty of content, and great notifications.
The best photo editing app for the iPhone
We love Darkroom because of its incredible selection of filters and its powerful fine-tune image editing tools for those who want more.
The best time tracking solution for freelancers
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.
The Best App for Managing Personal Finances and Budgets
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.
The best news aggregation service
Nuzzel is the best news aggregation service because it's easy to set up, intuitive in use, and well-designed.
Best App for Using Your iPad as a Second Monitor or External Display
Sidecar is the best app for using your iPad as an external display on macOS Catalina Macs and iPadOS 13 iPads.
The best GIF keyboard for iPhone
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.
The best peer-to-peer payment system
Square Cash is our favorite peer-to-peer payment app for its simple, uncluttered interface, fast setup, and solid security features.
The best online, collaborative document editing suite
Google Docs is the best online, collaborative document editing suite because it's dependable, easy to use, and easy to share with others.
The best Reddit app for iOS
Apollo is easy to navigate, the interface makes sense in every way, and it actually feels enjoyable to use.
The best weather app
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.
The best TV show tracking app
Television Time is refreshingly easy to use, well-designed, and incorporates impressive search and tracking.
The best note-taking app for iPhone and iPad
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.
The best Wikipedia app for iPhone
Wikiwand is our favorite Wikipedia app for iPhone because it's beautiful, functional, and lightning fast.
The best time zone calculator for iPhone
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.
The best flight tracker app for iPhone
App in the Air
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.
The best read-it-later service
Instapaper is the best read-it-later service because of the stellar reading experience it offers on the iPad and iPhone.
The Best Pro Writing App for Mac (and iOS)
Ulysses is the best pro writing app because it's easy to use, not distracting, and extremely powerful.
The best remote access solution for Mac and iOS
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.
Our favorite Couch to 5K running app
Run 5k is our favorite Couch to 5k app due to its simple design, ease of use, and integration with Health.app.
The Best Mind Mapping 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.
Our Favorite Podcast Client for iOS
Overcast is a simple podcast app that makes it easy to recommend, discover, and enjoy your favorite shows.
Our favorite run tracking app
RunKeeper is our favorite running app due to its deep feature set, vibrant community, and strong integration with other services.
Our favorite grocery shopping app
AnyList is our favorite app for shared grocery lists because it makes grocery shopping easier and is well-designed.
Our favorite app for shared lists
Wunderlist is our favorite way to share tasks because of its ubiquity, design, reliability, and sharing features.
The best Pinboard app for iOS
Pinner is our favorite Pinboard app because of its clean layout, powerful features, and more.
Our favorite way to easily share files, images, and links
Droplr is our favorite file sharing app because it's easy to use, is priced fairly, and works on all our devices.
Our favorite deliveries tracker
Deliveries is our favorite app for tracking package deliveries on iOS and Mac OS X.
The best document scanning app for iOS
SwiftScan 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.
The best VPN solution for iOS and macOS
TunnelBear is our favorite VPN solution because it's easy to use, automatically connects, and provides a stable, hassle-free connection.
The Best RSS App for iPhone and iPad
Unread offers the best experience for reading RSS feeds on the iPhone and iPad.
The best simple list-making app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Reminders offers the best combination of design, ease of use, and flexibility.
The Best Password Manager for Mac & iOS: 1Password
1Password is the the best password manager out there because it not only handles passwords better than anyone, it handles so much more.
The best music streaming service
Apple Music is our favorite music streaming service because it has great features, an expansive catalog, and the user base to back it up.
The Best App for Managing, Editing, and Reading PDFs on Your iPad
PDF Expert 6
PDF Expert is easy to use, works with many syncing services, offers the fastest document reading experience, and has the most robust toolset available.
The best recipe manager for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Paprika is the best app for organizing all your favorite recipes, and it makes it easy to plan, save, shop, and cook.
Our favorite Markdown writing app for iOS
iA Writer provides the best mix of editing tools, preview features, and exporting options in an app that's very user-friendly.
The Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
For a classy journaling app that works on all your devices, you can't do better than Day One.
The Best Twitter App for iOS
Just updated, Tweetbot has all the features you're likely to need and then some, plus it is delightfully well designed.
The Best Calculator App
If you want a calculator that has lots of power features but values its user interface above all, you'll want PCalc.
The best radar app for iPhone and iPad
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.
Our favorite AirPrint enabler
Printopia is our favorite utility for turning any printer on your network into an AirPrint printer.
The best cloud photo management solution
iCloud Photo Library
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.
Our Favorite Gadgets for iPhone
Our favorite iPhone 7 Plus cases
iPhone 7 Leather Case
Apple's Leather Case for iPhone 7 takes the lead this year with new color options and improved buttons.
Our Favorite iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Dock
The ElevationDock 3 is our favorite iPhone dock because of its excellent design aesthetic, build quality, and functionality.
Our favorite iPhone 6s case
iPhone 6s Silicone Case
Apple’s Silicone Case looks fresh, feels top-notch, and comes in at a simple $35.
These are the computer speakers I use
Audyssey Bluetooth Computer Speakers
The Audyssey’s are bigger than they look in the pictures, and they sound absolutely fantastic.