With bigger screens, higher quality cameras, more powerful processors, increased Wi-Fi capabilities, and Touch ID, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have created a new standard for smartphones. Here are 35 essential apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to help you take full advantage of your new larger than life Apple device.
No more codes, logins, or forgotten passwords. 1Password is for when your memory fails us. It lets you to keep all of your passwords close at hand in a secure virtual safe. What’s more, future versions of 1Password will be compatible with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor for iPhone.
Swiftkey is an alternative keyboard which stands out for its customizable themes, personalized predictive text, and integrated emoticons. Among several other interesting features, Swiftkey offers multi-language support, allowing up to three languages at once.
According to its developers, Fleksy is the world’s fastest keyboard. On Android, Fleksy incorporates many clever features that will most likely be present in the iOS 8 version: 600 emoticons, refined themes and support for multiple alphabets.
PopKey is a keyboard that allows users to communicate through GIFs. Ultimately, the app will even let you use your own animated images. PopKey isn’t available yet, but you’re able to register on the developer’s website so that you’ll be alerted as soon as it’s launched.
VSCO Cam is defined as the new standard of photography on smartphones. This quality app lets you to transform your photos using sharp filters inspired by the most legendary, real life lenses. An ideal app for putting iPhone 6’s new camera to the test.
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No need to introduce Instagram, the popular photo app with vintage filters. This photo app allows you to apply filters to your photos and videos, then share them on social networks.
Frontback invites you to create original photo montages by taking pictures with the front and back camera of your smartphone simultaneously. An app that will definitely benefit from the new cameras on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
CAMME is is a photo app that will delight those who love taking selfies. To take a picture with this app, you just have to open your hand and make a fist. It’s perfect for creating high quality self-portraits using the back camera of your iPhone 6.
Vine is a free application that allows you to make short 6 second videos. These films can then be shared on social networks. A great app to test the new camera on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
With Replay, you can capture your most cherished moments by creating beautiful montages from your photos and videos. This easy to use app is perfect for enhancing pictures taken with your smartphone.
Brought to you by Instagram, Hyperlapse can stabilize videos taken with your iPhone and allows you to turn them into time-lapse movies. Together with the new optical stabilization system present in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Hyperlapse allows you to make great quality videos.
According to the creator of Tayasui Sketches, “good tools make good artists.” Do you have any artistic talent? Perfect. Why not take advantage of your phone’s large screen with this app that incorporates accurate and easy-to-use drawing tools.
Download Tayasui Sketches
Wunderlist is a free task manager that stands out with ease of use and a well-designed interface. This simple, powerful app is easily one of the best task managers available on iOS 8.
Cal is the perfect alternative to the default iOS 8 calender. As well as being compatible with Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange, Cal presents your schedule in a clear, elegant, and uncluttered interface that will look great on your new smartphone’s screen .
Microsoft Office Mobile
Microsoft Office Mobile is designed as a complement to Office 365. By subscribing to Microsoft Office, you can take full advantage of the iPhone 6 Plus’s large screen to view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
Download Microsoft Office Mobile
With Evernote, you can record everything and anything that comes to mind, regardless of what they are: texts, photographs, sound recordings, drawings, videos, contacts, and lists.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are equipped with processors and new sensors that have been specifically designed to monitor your physical activity. Nike + Running is able to test your limits using your new smartphone.
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VLC for iOS is a video player that lets you watch videos on the large screen of your iPhone 6. This app compensates for the limitations of iOS 8 by supporting a wide range of video and audio formats.
Pluto.tv is the future of television on your iPhone 6. This app provides over 100 premium channels for all you TV addicts out there. You’ll be able to find the most popular online videos, various music channels, and even channels dedicated to animals!
With 5BY, you’ll always have an interesting video to watch on your iPhone. This app scours online videos every day to bring you a customized selection tailored to your preferences.
On iOS, YouTube lets you to view the entire library of videos available from your smartphone. Just what you need to enjoy the high-speed data connections and the large screen of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
No need to beat around the bush. Vimeo is a video site that displays the best playback quality. Incidentally, this is also the best way to watch free stunning high definition videos on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Since its last update, Snapchat is equipped with text and video chat features which are seemingly quite pleasant. With just one click, you can start a video chat with others using the app at the same time. Otherwise, the app still excels when it comes to photos, videos, and self-destructing messages.
Hangouts specializes in group video chats. Within moments you can create a video conference with up to 10 participants: perfect for talking with several friends at once or saying hello to family members living across the globe.
Rounds is a video chat app that’s ahead of its time. In addition to free unlimited video calls, Rounds allows you to share activities with other users: games, videos, photos, drawings, or visiting web pages.
Rather than organizing video conferences, Glide provides the ability to record video messages that other users can watch and then reply to whenever they want.
Infinity Blade III
Infinity Blade III is the latest installment in the trilogy of action games. Like its predecessors before it, Infinity Blade III stands out for its high-quality graphics and gameplay that’s adapted for mobile.
Download Infinity Blade III
More than just a video game, Monument Valley is a work of art. However don’t be fooled by its Escheresque appearance. Monument Valley will get your brain working with puzzles that are more complex than they seem.
Download Monument Valley
With Asphalt 8, sporty driving and dizzying speeds are back on iOS. This time, you can get behind the wheel of up to 47 licensed vehicles, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Corvette.
Download Asphalt 8
Set sail and embark on an epic adventure in this action adventure game reminiscent of Zelda. You wake up one morning and discover that your father is missing. What could have happened to him?
Flipboard pulls content from social networks and your favorite websites to combine all the things you love into one very smooth and well presented interface. Once installed, your iPhone 6 will quickly turn into a fully personalized digital magazine.
Feedly is a mix between an RSS reader and a digital magazine. This app allows you to discover interesting articles through a powerful search engine and a stylish, easy-to-use interface.
This small app is able to connect your iPhone with up to six other devices. PushBullet can share links and documents from one platform to another in just a few clicks. It’s a must-have!
Do you not have a Mac that runs OS X Yosemite? Do you simply just want to send files from your iPhone 6? If so then Instashare is the app for you.
Pinterest is one the apps that will benefit most from the large screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These new smartphones will make perfect frames for your pictures, personalized pages where you can pin your favorite things and share your interests.
With these 35 apps, you can push your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to its limit and really make the most of everything Apple’s newest piece of hardware has to offer.
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