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Apple’s Favourite iPhone Apps of 2016

Apple’s Favourite iPhone Apps of 2016

As 2016 (thankfully) draws to a close, Apple have once again picked their ‘Best of’ for the year.

Not limited to apps, their lists also include their favourite books, TV shows, movies, podcasts, and music from the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and iBooks.

However, as an app development agency, we’ll stick with looking at the apps that made the cut – and if you’d like to browse the rest, you can click here.

So, without further ado, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for; the countdown of the top ten best iPhone apps of 2016 (according to Apple).


2016’s Best iPhone Apps

  1. Tinycards

From the makers of popular language app Duolingo, Tinycards helps you revise and memorize just about any subject you can think of through the use of flashcards. Make learning fun by choosing from thousands of available topics, or by creating your own deck of cards.


Download here (Free).

  1.  Hyper

Hyper hand-picks only the freshest, funniest, and best videos around, adding a new one to the app every single hour. If you don’t want to waste your time endlessly scrolling through YouTube looking for something to watch, Hyper’s the app for you.


Download here (Free).

  1.  Glasses by Warby Parker

US prescription glasses company Warby Parker makes the list with its sleek and simple to use app which makes browsing and ordering a new pair of glasses a breeze.


Download here (Free). – Only available in the US.


    7. Credit Karma

Another US-only app, Credit Karma lets its users check their credit scores for free.


Download here (Free). – Only available in the US.


  1. Detour

Full of fascinating walking tours around some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting cities, Detour is the ideal companion as you set out to explore. The app is free to download, but the tours must be purchased. There are only a handful of cities currently available, but don’t worry, London makes the cut.


Download here (Free).


  1.  Meditation Studio

If you’d like to learn how to untangle your mind, then look no further than Meditation Studio. With a diverse selection of over 200 guided meditations, you’re bound to find a course that works for you.


Download here (£2.99).


  1.  Vogue


It’s simply a must-read for fashionistas everywhere, and the Vogue app has become a must-have too. It’s chock full of terrific features, all perfectly complemented by the jaw dropping photography we’ve all come to expect from such an iconic publication.


Download here (Free).


  1.  Quartz


With so much going on in the world, it can be hard to keep up. Most news apps have a reputation for being overwhelming and unwieldy. But Quartz is different. It’s like chatting to a friend via text message, but you’re really chatting with a newsbot. And the best bit? That bot is written by real human journalists.


Download here (Free).


  1.  MSQRD


The runner-up for iPhone App of the Year, MSQRD adds fun and creative filters to photos and videos. What’s more, you can even broadcast yourself live to your friends and family on Facebook while “wearing” one of the awesome “masks”. Think ‘Snapchat on steroids’.


Download here (Free).


  1.  Prisma


And finally, the winner of iPhone App of the Year 2016: Prisma. Turn your favourite photos into works of art using the styles of artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Levitan. Prisma uses a unique combination of neural networks and AI to apply its filters and transform your photos.


Download here (Free).


Did any of these apps make your own ‘Best of’ list for 2016? Or do you have a different suggestion for iPhone App of the Year? Tell us on Twitter.


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