Still have iOS 12? Get the apps that truly make it fly
Apple’s iOS 12 has given iOS users the new functionality we crave. From Siri’s ability to handle voice commands from third-party apps to giving older devices a performance boost, iOS 12 is making waves, changing the way our apps communicate for the better. To make the most of iOS 12, we’ve compiled a list a dozen iOS 12 apps you shouldn’t go without.
Overcast has taken the iOS 12 update to the next level. A popular app for those who love listening to podcasts, Overcast is innovative and simple to use. Now, you can connect the app to your Apple Watch, playing your favorite podcasts wherever you are, even without your phone.
The Overcast app is free to download for iOS devices.
Have you ever used a service such as LastPass on your desktop to store your passwords? You can now do that on your mobile device thanks to iOS 12, which allows password autofill by third-party apps. Dashlane is a great tool, complete with a password vault, contacts for easy password sharing, and more.
Dashlane is free for iOS devices with in-app purchases.
Are you an avid traveler with a device running iOS 12? If so, you need this app. TripIt offers new updates such as integrations with Siri that include commands like “show my flight details”. This app is easy to use and perfect for grabbing your flight quickly in a busy airport.
TripIt is free to download with in-app purchases for iOS devices.
Want to take creative notes on the fly? Now, with Siri Shortcuts and search, Bear is the perfect app for taking notes in style. The best alternative to Apple Notes, Bear won an Apple Design Award in 2017 for its functionality. For iOS 12, you can create new notes with Siri and your voice, or search using a Siri command.
Bear free for iOS devices with in-app purchases.
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To take advantage of unlimited photo storage, cloud sync to all other Day One devices, and more, you’re required to have the Day One Premium subscription, which costs $2.99 per month.
There’s nothing quite like a journaling app that lets you take down thoughts almost immediately. Day One integrates with Siri to help you take notes, create lists, and more through simple voice commands.
Day One is free to download but offers in-app purchases for iOS devices.
Want to track up to twelve important tasks each day and view your progress? There’s an app for that. Streaks is the to-do list app that tracks your performance based on preset tasks. Better yet, it connects to your Health app to automatically update as you complete your tasks. Streaks allows you to customize task completion phrases to sync with Siri, helping you complete tasks easily.
Streaks can be purchased for $4.99 in the App Store for iOS devices.
Google News is known for being the hub for all things noteworthy across the globe. Add iOS 12 functionality such as Siri commands to search for your favorite stories and you have a winning news app.
Google News is free to download and use on iOS devices.
Focused writing time is important when critical documents are due and that idea hits at the right time. Ulysses is a focused writing tool used to create eBooks, PDFs, DOCX, and more. What makes it so special on iOS 12? Ulysses offers Siri commands to open sheets, create new sheets, and more.
Ulysses is free for 14 days after download. After the trial, Ulysses costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.
Want to ensure you drink enough water in a day? WaterMinder helps you track your water intake with a single click. Also integrating with Siri Shortcuts, you can log ounces simply and quickly. WaterMinder makes staying hydrated a breeze.
WaterMinder can be purchased from the App Store for $4.99 with in-app purchases.
What if you could create custom GIFs using only your voice? You totally can thanks to Momento and new Siri integrations with iOS 12. Momento is a unique GIF creation app that uses your photos and smart detection to create unique GIFs. Simply sync the app to Siri to start making GIFs with a simple command.
Momento is free to download for basic features. To unlock everything, you can purchase Premium for $9.99 per month or $47.99 per year.
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Headspace is a great way to relax in hundreds of different ways, with meditations used to reduce stress, solve conflict, and more.
A little bit of meditation after a long day can help you unwind, especially with the Headspace app. Choose from guided and focused meditations to help you sleep or relieve stress. To make it even easier, the app syncs with Siri so you can ask for a quick meditation session on the go with a simple command.
Headspace: Meditation is free to download, but requires a Headspace subscription. You can purchase a subscription for $12.99 per month, $94.99 per year, or for a one-time payment of $399.99.
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You can track your medication, weight, blood pressure, and more, all in one place.
With MyTherapy, it’s easy to ask Siri if you remembered to take your critical medication. Plus, you can easily refill your prescriptions on time and keep track of your medication inventory so you never run out again. MyTherapy integrates seamlessly with Siri, making it easy to open the app with simple voice commands.
MyTherapy is free to download and use for iOS devices.