So, you have your spanking new iPhone 6 now, but what apps should you download?
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come with Apple’s new iOS 8 pre-installed. It is capable of doing some really awesome things. Here is a quick summary of its key features:
- iPhone 6 is bigger than all other iPhones
- It’s very thin (iPhone 6: 6.9mm, iPhone 6 Plus: 7.1mm)
- It has bigger, better display
- Beefier processor makes it more powerful and efficient
- It has better focus and takes amazing video
- Contactless payments
- Fingerprint security
- App extensions
Obviously, the best apps would take advantage of the new features that iPhone 6 and iOS 8 have to offer.
Here we, along with the help from Apple, bring you the top 10 iOS 8 apps that will truly rock your iPhone 6 or 6 plus.
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A very popular app in the Android community, Swype was just redesigned and launced for the iOS 8. It brings a new way of entering text on your phone – instead of tapping on the letters, you simply “Swype” your finger across the keyboard. Time magazine said:
If Swype itself ever arrives on iOS, in any form, it’ll be reason for much rejoicing.
Of the majority of apps that Apple updated to take full advantage of iPhone 6 displays, iMovie is perhaps the most interesting. It lets you create beautiful HD movies and provides video edit abilities that go far beyond most free/low cost desktop apps.
Recently introduced iMovie app extension lets you enhance video clips – add a filter, animated titles, and soundtrack to any clip, right in the Photos app.
3. Yahoo Weather
While there are many other weather apps out there, Yahoo Weather is definitely the most beautiful weather app.
Stunning pictures taken by the Flickr community is paired with your location, time of the day and local weather conditions to give you an enjoyable weather-checking experience.
The non-intrusive daily notifications are very useful as well. It saves you from even having to open the app if you simply want to know today or tomorrow’s weather.
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With an improved integration with iOS 8, 1Password is a very pleasant-to-use app. It securely stores all of your passwords, logins, and credit card info in one place so you don’t have to keep track of them.
Since it tightly integrates with Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint as the master password – so you do not have to remember any passwords ever. It will let you fill in your login details and passwords right from within Safari and your favorite apps, all by using the iPhone 6’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The app just became free. But some features do cost extra.
5. Day One
Day One is a micro-journaling app that is very simple, elegant and just enjoyable to use.
It has won a number of awards and that comes as no surprise when you start using it.
The app’s new notification center widget lets you share text and photos to Day One without leaving any other app that you are using.
Sync options with both iCloud and Dropbox are great. And the photo and weather tagging makes your journaling that much more intersting. You’ll love the awesome PDF exports.
Evernote creates a nimble, always-in-sync, mobile workspace for you. It lets you take notes, write, collect photos, create to-do lists and keep all the details in one place.
Its new widget lets you create “Quick Note” directly from the Notiication Center.
Moreover, it syncs all of your content across all devices, so that you have access to them wherever you are, whatever you’re using.
Use this app and your life will change. I run 2 separate businesses and my personal life with it. Build your systems around Evernote and you’re set.
7. Vain Glory
Vain Glory was featured by Apple during the September 2014 keynote – and – for a good reason. Apple used the game to demo the iPhone 6’s graphical capabilities.
The game experience is immersive with colorful graphics and stunningly designed virtual world.
This massively multiplayer game was initially developed only for iPhone, and designed specifically for touchscreen. It, therefore, is a natural fit to the big-screened iPhone 6 plus.
The game has not been released for iPhone 6 yet. The rollout will begin first in southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia and is expected to be available globally by December.
Online had not updated its Kindle App for larger screens in a while. However, it did jump on the iOS 8 bandwagon quickly with a host of awesome features.
It has added a widget in the notifications bar called Kindle Today – that lets you store up to three titles quick and easy reading – you do not have to open the App’s main menu first.
The text is much sharper. has now added a copy and paste functionality so you can quickly grab text from books you are reading and share/save elsewhere.
9. Asphalt 8: Airborne
With bigger screens and better graphics, the iOS / iPhone 6 platform has suddenly become very appealing to game developers. And, Asphalt 8 has taken full advantage of it.
It is widely considered the best iOS arcade racing game to come out in the iOS platform.
The latest update of Asphalt 8 for iOS 8 not only gives it graphics a huge boost, but also introduces an exclusive metal season – you can now race against 3 times as many opponents.
Snapseed takes full advantage of every pixel of the iPhone 6’s 8-megapixel camera.
This user-friendly app is awesome for taking your everyday photos as well as excellent high-resolution panorama shots. Its faster auto-focus will ensure that you get the photo of exactly what you want.
While the instagram-like features such as filters and frames make using this app fun, a large number of editing options for cropping, sharpening, brightening, etc. make enhancing and transforming photos a breeze.
You do everything by pinching or swiping across the screen – leaving it clutter-free from thumbnails, menus and sliders.