iPhone exclusives: 10 apps that make Android users green with envy

These are the best apps for iOS that you won't find in the Play Store

iPhone exclusives: 10 apps that make Android users green with envy
Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

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Are you thinking of buying a new iPhone and need to take a look at their exclusive apps to motivate you to take the big step? Do you want to teach a lesson to your “friends” with Android phones who keep whipping you saying that all apps from the App Store can also be downloaded on Google Play? You’ve come to the right place. In today’s article we are going to offer you a selection of the best apps exclusively for iOS and which we can only enjoy from the Apple ecosystem.

This list of iPhone-only applications has not been made arbitrarily: they are 10 apps with millions of downloads behind them and that have at least 4 stars of user rating in iTunes. All of them are exceptional and, best of all, no Android user will be able to get their hands on them. Are you up for downloading them?


1. Camera+ Legacy

Camera+ Legacy is much more than an exceptional replacement for the iPhone’s default camera app; it’s one of the most advanced photo editing and management tools in the App Store. And is that this application has advanced lens options, dozens of effects … Basically it includes any solution to the possible problems you encounter with photos.

Among the main features of Camera+ Legacy we find a powerful touch focus and exposure system, different shooting modes, a digital zoom up to 6x with advanced processing, horizon level, clarity and scene options… You can even add borders and text to your photos! Undoubtedly, a must-have for photo lovers, only available on iOS.

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2. Oceanhorn 2

If you are looking for a game with which to make an Android user envious, definitely opt for Oceanhorn 2. Although its first installment is available on Google’s operating system, its sequel is still exclusive to iOS. Oceanhorn 2 is an exceptional RPG with clear reminiscences of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It will immerse you in an unrepeatable adventure across Gaia, where all kinds of challenges, missions, combats and puzzles await you to save a world in danger.

With more than 20 hours of gameplay and fun, Oceanhorn 2 is a game for iPhone that leaves no one indifferent. And its spectacular graphics and thrilling story full of intrigue and adventure will make you become a real hero every time you take out your smartphone. If you like action RPGs, don’t hesitate to download it.

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3. Clear

There are thousands of apps for making lists that end up being more complicated than taking a pen, a piece of paper and writing down what you wanted to buy today. As the name suggests, Clear prefers to be a clearer app with a simple and intuitive interface.

Clear has a clever feature that I haven’t seen in many other similar apps: putting reminders in various “places” on your phone without being intrusive. Its compatibility with Apple Watch makes it a must-have app for productive people.


4. GarageBand

GarageBand will turn you into a musician. With this music creation suite you can compose anything you want, from a symphony to a ringtone for your cell phone. Don’t you believe it? Let’s give you a clear example of GarageBand’s potential: remember Rihanna’s song “Umbrella”? It was composed entirely with this app for iOS.

The potential of GarageBand has no limits. From the app you can compose directly by tapping the screen and even connect it to your electric guitar or any other similar instrument and record directly. The results are incredible and, needless to say, free. The reason why GarageBand will not leave iPhone is obvious: it has been developed by Apple.


5. Apollo: Immersive illumination

Have you ever taken a picture and wished you could change the effect and direction of the light in it? For this there is Apollo: Immersive illumination, an exclusive app for iPhone that allows you to add spotlights to any image stored on your smartphone. This is achieved by recreating the photograph in 3D, thus being able to recreate not only the new focus of the light, but also the play of light and shadows it creates. The results are amazing!

In addition to being able to add new light sources, Apollo includes a number of photo retouching options to give new life to your snapshots. From the app you can change the color and intensity of the image, determine the distance of the light as well as how it should interact with the environment. It is, therefore, a perfect application for both professionals and amateur photographers.

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6. iMovie

If Garageband will turn you into a musician, iMovie (also from Apple), will turn you into a filmmaker. With this application, anyone can record, edit or share home movies with incredible quality. It has a lot of templates to introduce special effects, subtitles…

Not only will iMovie not be released on Android for obvious reasons; you won’t find any app of similar or higher quality on Android either. Apple has gone to great lengths to create a powerful app that takes full advantage of the full capacity of iOS. You can download as many imitations as you want but they all fall far short of the original app.


7. Timepage

Today it is key to know how to organize if we do not want to forget any task, appointment or meeting. There are many applications like EverNote capable of organizing our time, but none like TimePage. And it is that this exclusive app for iPhone is a true marvel capable of planning all our tasks, making us earn precious extra minutes to enjoy them in whatever we want.

TimePage is an elegant app that is capable of scheduling our days in a clear and elegant way. From it you can check all your tasks as well as receive weather information and even join meetings like FaceTime, Zoom, Teams or Skype. And it is that TimePage is much more than an agenda or a planner on your iPhone. It is an essential app to close the day with all your teas finished. Simply essential.


8. Paper

Paper started as an application for drawing but has become a virtual notepad to create lists, annotations for photos… You can organize your annotations however you want and, when you finish, you can export it in PDF, PowerPoint… format to turn it into a real notepad.

This is the official answer why Paper has not been released on Android: “Our team is not big enough to focus on more than one platform. We will release Paper on other devices when we have the resources to do so.” So until now, take advantage of its exclusivity on your iPhone.


9. Overcast

If you like podcasts, you’ll love Overcast. This exclusive app for iOS devices will let you listen to podcasts from all over the world. All this quickly and easily, without the need to download any other application. Its only disadvantage? Being a free app, it has some advertising, although it is not annoying and does not interfere with listening to your favorite programs.

Overcast has a simple and intuitive interface, so it is a real delight to navigate through it. You can download all the podcasts you want to listen to them offline and you can even activate alarms to know when there are new episodes of the programs you follow. A real gift for podcast lovers.


10. Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco will delight artists who love to create expressive drawings whether they are on the subway, standing in line at the bank or swimming in the Thames (which can happen). It is a conglomerate of natural drawing tools such as pencils, pens, markers or watercolor brushes. You will get the same results as if you were drawing on paper.

Specially designed to be used with Apple Pencil, Adobe Fresco is a delight for every artist with an iOS device. With it you will no longer have an excuse to unleash your creative side wherever you are.

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Download the best apps for your iPhone or iPad

As you can see, there are very good reasons to choose an iPhone or iPad over any device with an Android operating system. And the App Store is full of great apps available only for the Apple ecosystem. Did you like what you’ve read? Share it with your friends on social networks!

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández es una apasionada del mundo de los videojuegos y las nuevas tecnologías cuya afición se remonta al MSX HB 501p de su niñez. Nacida y residente en Barcelona, Mireia lleva más de 10 años ejerciendo como editora y está especializada en la redacción de análisis, tutoriales y guías de software así como también en darlo todo para tratar de publicar noticias antes que nadie. Entre sus aficiones está pasar horas y horas jugando con la consola, pasear a su golden retriever y mantenerse al día de las novedades del mundo SEO.

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