The annual Apple Design Awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in iOS and iPadOS application and game design. A dozen winners were named Thursday in categories ranging from outstanding Interaction to apps that are just fun.
Some of the best productivity apps out there still have Black Friday price drops
Sure, you might have the remote work set-up of your dreams — but what about nurturing your inner creative? Whether you have been longing to develop your first script, want to learn animation, or just want to develop healthier mental habits, these four app and software deals will help you achieve those goals. For a limited time, they’re available for an extended Black Friday sale — just use code BFSAVE40 at checkout to earn an extra 40% off the sale price. But act quickly — these deals expire the night of the 28th.
YouTube for iOS gives you more control over your experience [50 Essential iOS Apps #14]
Every day, millions of people watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube. More than half of those views come from mobile devices.
From tutorials and tech reviews to vlogs and movie trailers, YouTube is the largest video sharing service in the world, growing at a rate of 300 hours of content every minute (that’s an average of 18,000 minutes being uploaded every minute of every day). If you’re not using the YouTube app to dive into this ocean of video content, you’re not doing it right.
Embrace automation with Workflow [50 Essential iOS Apps #13]
Not all tasks are simple or straightforward. Sometimes a task involve multiple complex or repetitive steps. Having the ability to use a “program” to do these tasks quickly and easily makes you more efficient. Unfortunately, we aren’t all programmers. Workflow for iOS makes performing complex or repetitive tasks a breeze, all without needing to know a programming language.
Stay secured with Encrypt.me VPN App [50 Essential iOS Apps #10]
There has been a lot of talk about online security lately. Having good internet habits is important, and using a good VPN like BulletVPN features is a great way to make sure your data doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. Encrypt.me is an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand VPN app for iOS (and Mac, Android and Windows) that can help keep you safe.
Take your podcast listening up a notch with Overcast [50 Essential iOS Apps #9]
Podcasts are a great way to stay informed and entertained, or just to pass time. The number of podcasts is booming, and if you listen efficiently you can hear even more of them.
With the Overcast podcast app for iOS, you get a great podcast listening experience along with some awesome time-saving features.
Transit app makes public transportation a breeze [50 Essential iOS Apps #6]
Public transportation can be a nightmare. Traveling in an unfamiliar city or relying on trains and buses to get around can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
Transit for iPhone makes finding train bus, and subway schedules simple. With support for more than 80 U.S. cities and dozens more around the world, it is one of the most useful apps for making the right choice of transportation.
What’s on my iPhone SE? Take a look
The iPhone is one of the most personal devices around, with so many apps out there that there’s near limitless scope for customizing the device with whatever tools we need to make it fit our requirements.
With that in mind, here are the apps that I’m currently running on my iPhone SE. Looking for some tips on what to download for Apple’s latest smartphone? Interested in a tour to see what your favorite Liverpudlian Cult of Mac team member has on his handset?
Whatever your reasons, check out my latest video below.
Best weather widgets for iPhone
I don’t like spending a lot of time inside weather apps. Instead, I’d rather just swipe down and view current and impending conditions within the Today view section of Notification Center.
That’s why, when looking at weather apps to try, one of my criteria is that whatever one I choose, it comes complete with widget support. Depending on what kind of weather data you need, these weather apps currently have the best weather widgets for iPhone.
Best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad
Long gone are the days where video editing has to take hours and involve your Mac. Thanks to the iPhone and iPad, I’ve put together some awesome, professional-looking video. Depending on what your needs are, and how much control you want over the process, these are currently the best video editing apps I’ve found for iPhone and iPad.