We know there are about a hundred trillion iPhone apps we could go through and be excited about, but unfortunately an article containing such a massive litany would probably make your computer explode. So, we’re not going to go overboard here and hurt your brain. Instead, let’s present you with Apple’s latest data on the top 10 apps of 2015.
What makes one iPhone App more appealing than another? There are several crucial elements. It has to have a function that’s interesting, sure, but it also has to be something that we can use in our daily or weekly lives – in other words, it should have an impact on our overall quality of life. That’s what technology is here for, after all: to make things easier on us.
Hopefully, these apps deliver on that necessary ingredient while doing it with a little flair. This is the internet age, after all, and we have been blessed with abundance and choice, right? Let’s take a look at the apps performed best.
Periscope: The live video-streaming app Periscope took off big-time in 2015. Apple has named it the coveted iPhone App of the Year in its annual year-end ranking of the best in mobile tech. “This game-changer made sharing and watching live videos an instant obsession.”
Enlight: The development crew from Lightricks has developed a really ingenious photo editor. Apple called Enlight for iPhone the best all-in-one photo editor providing powerful tools that are easy to use.
Robinhood: A novel new stock brokerage app by the name of Robinhood has been generating quite a lot of buzz in investing tech news lately. The app finished its extensive beta-testing phase and officially launched on Apple’s (AAPL) App Store in December of last year, giving many on its 500,000 person-long waitlist the chance to try it out.
Workflow: Workflows connect apps and actions together to automate things you do on your device. To build a workflow, just drag and drop together a series of actions. Workflow allows smartphones and tablets users to combine selected daily tasks on their phone — from ordering a pizza to calling an Uber ride to getting directions.
Instagram: In 5th place, the photo sharing app Instagram, had a huge year, with 400 million users and 80 million photos uploaded daily. Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Transform your everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your friends and family.
HBO NOW: HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service from HBO, currently available for a limited-time, introductory free trial. Now all you need is the internet to get instant access to all of HBO, including all the big premieres at the same time they air on TV.
Hopper: Hopper’s app ranked seventh on the list, up there with apps from HBO Now and Instagram. The app debuted at the start of the year. The app has been downloaded 1.5 million times. Consumers have set up price-tracking requests on more than 2 million trips.
Darkroom: Darkroom’s most impressive feature is the ability to make curves adjustments, similar to Photoshop on the desktop. You can individually adjust the blacks, shadows, midtones, highlights, and whites of any image with a simple up or down slide of your finger. The app also allows you to adjust those characteristics across individual RGB channels.
Lark: Personal weight-loss coach on your phone that handles all the data from the health sensors you always have with you on. Link to Apple’s Health app to create meaning out of your activity, sleep, and fitness. Lark helps you stick to whatever weight loss or workout plan you choose: Lark automatically tracks your exercise from your phone’s sensors, and coaches you to get more active based on your daily activities.
The Everything Machine: The Everything Machine by Tinybop is a new app that lets kids create any machine they can imagine using the existing tools and sensors inside an iPhone or iPad. Users can simply drag and drop dozens of different parts and components together using a simple programming language to make use of the device’s camera, gyroscope, microphone, and more.