The holidays are here, and if you're lucky, you can unpack a brand new iPhone. Whether it's a fancy iPhone XS Max or an older iPhone 7, you'll probably need a few apps for this phone. And while many of your choices are pretty simple – you probably already know that you want things like Instagram or YouTube – here are recommendations for some interesting apps that you may not know.
We've put together our most popular and widely used apps, games and utilities. Look for our tips for iPhone, PC and Mac. our favorite games for iOS and Android and our top selection for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Simply put, the default email app (called imaginative mail) that comes with the iPhone is absolutely terrible gmail account Skip it and switch to the Microsoft Outlook App instead, which offers a fast, clean user interface, fantastic support for virtually any email company under the sun, and the reliability that Apple's app just can not offer.
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There's nothing wrong with paying for Apple's expensive iCloud storage, if you want a quick, easy, and most of all, free way to back up all your photos (or use something as a backup for your iCloud backup Try Google Photos .You can not save full, high-resolution images unless you're ready to pay for storage, but if you're between poorer quality images or even poor quality images Do not choose images, this is an easy choice, especially for low resolution images In addition, Google's sorting and tagging capabilities are second to none. So you can easily find the exact shot you looked for five years ago from this birthday party, without having to browse through thousands of pictures.
Do you love to get lost? If the answer is no, install Google Maps. Sure, Apple Maps is not as bad as it used to be, but there's only one undisputed king of mapping apps, and it's not what Apple offers on your iPhone.
Your cell phone can not predict the future yet. But Dark Sky may be the next best thing, offering strangely predictive weather forecasts in the next few minutes. This means that you always know if you need an umbrella when you go out the door.
1Password / LastPass
Password security is especially important in times of near-constant data breaches. Protect your belongings online with a password manager that helps you use stronger passwords and make sure you do not use the same password for each site.
In addition, with the recently released iOS 12, Apple has made it possible for password managers to work seamlessly with the rest of the operating system, making it easy to log in with your new (and much safer) passwords.  iA Writer
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If you're a person who takes a lot of notes, it pays to invest in a copy of iA Writer – it's a fast, minimal app a quick typing enables you to snap and you'll be able to sync these notes to your computer (Macs and PCs) when it's time to turn them into bigger things.
Surprisingly, friends sometimes expect you to pay them back for things The Venmo payment system makes it easier – and you're unlikely to lose those friends. At least, splitting up the next tab will be a bit easier.
Christmas time means you probably have a whole bunch of packages in your house. Deliveries allow you to quickly track all shipments – just insert the tracking code and you'll do the rest. So you know exactly when your new equipment arrives.
There is too much great content on the internet and not enough time to read it all. Pocket is here to help you save all this content so you can read it at will if you have more time. At least it's a consolidated list of things you'll probably never come back to anywhere.
Apple's default calendar is good, but Fantastic is better, with a scrolling view that summarizes reviews and reminders from all your accounts, and a smart system that cleverly adds things like locations and dates for new stuff Events as you type. There is not something for everyone, but power users who need more than just the option (or just people who want a nicer calendar) will find that this is fantastic.
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