Highlights

  • Create and arrange audio, text and other notes in a single app
  • Edit photos and videos captured with your iPhone 7
  • Connect and share with your friends, family and followers

The iPhone 7 as we all know, runs the 10th installment the iconic iOS. When the first iOS was launched, it could not even run any third-party app. However, with the advent of third-party apps becoming popular, it became paramount for Apple to allow them to run on their devices.

There are millions of apps available in the App Store to choose from, but what are the apps an iPhone user really needs to have? Here is a list of the free, yet popular, apps that you must install on your iPhone 7.

1. Evernote

Evernote iOS 10

App Cost: Free
Making notes on your iPhone has been made easier with the Evernote app, making it easier for you to take notes and search for the older ones. Its default green-on-black design has now been replaced with the classic black and white, increasing its aesthetic appeal. The App has a lot up its sleeve to offer other than its pleasant look. It welcomes you with a green button in the bottom center of the screen allows you to add notes. Long pressing the button offers options to create different kinds of notes which include audio notes, photos and reminders. Notes tab lists your notes in a reverse chronological order, a feature which was missing from the app for years. Searching for your notes has also been made easier as the new search tab remembers your recent searches and any note that you have saved recently.

2. Sworkit

Sworkit iOS 10

App Cost: Free trial, in-app monthly purchase
As stated on their website, ‘Sworkit is the most flexible fitness platform’. The app allows you to select from more than 50 workout regimens or builds one just for you. You can choose which body part you want to work on and how long you want to work out. The app was voted #1 by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) study by Florida University on instructional exercise standards. In the Apple iPhone 7 model range, you can use the company’s wireless Airpod earphones to have a more hassle free exercise routine.

3. Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans iOS 10

App Cost: Free
Apple offers 25% more brightness in the iPhone 7 compared to its predecessor and a 326-pixel density coupled with latest A10 processor provides a detailed as well as an incredible gaming experience. From a list of millions of apps, Clash of Clans has been one the most popular game among Apple iPhone 7 users. Even after years of its release, the app is rated among the most loved strategy game in App Store. The game allows users to collect the resources and build their own village, forge an army as well as defend the citizens with defensive structures. It is an online gaming app that you can play with your friends and family members.

4. Magisto

Magisto iOS 10

App Cost: Free
The Magisto is an automatic video editing app which lets you turn all your stale video footages captured from iPhone 7 into polished compilation videos, ready to be shared with your friends and followers. Most automatic video editor apps fail to impress the users, but, Magisto came across as a surprise, editing all videos itself offering you minimum hassle with creating a video and offering least hassle in terms of what inputs are to be made in the video. You only need to select the soundtrack and a title for the video. Magisto uploads the video to its server and then starts processing the video. This is a time-consuming process for large sized raw videos, but the end product is worth the wait, most of the times.

5. Prisma

Prisma iOS 10

App Cost: Free
The Prisma app made a sensational entry into the iOS market with its capability to turn prosaic smartphones into art. Launched first for the iOS, the Prisma uses smart artificial intelligent cloud processing to apply effects to your photos which includes Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Mondrain, Kandinsky and many others. Prisma is very popular amongst users as the app is very simple to use and yields an endless variety of genuinely unique results.

6. Snapchat

Snapchat iOS 10

App Cost: Free
When your iPhone 7 allows you to capture incredible portraits, why not share it your friends and followers? Snapchat is one such social media app which made a name for itself by letting you share photos and videos that self destruct by themselves. Within years, Snapchat has gained immense popularity amongst teenagers, in particular.

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The idea of sending out secret photos or videos to someone, without any trace of ever having done so, in itself, is appealing. There is only one thing to be kept in mind that despite Snapchat’s best efforts, there are certain ways for others to save photos or videos you send them by either using a third-party app or just by taking a screenshot. So, be careful what you share with them from your Apple iPhone.

7. Snapseed

Snapseed iOS 10

App Cost: Free
The Apple iPhone 7 sports an impeccable camera and allows you to capture beautiful photos and beautiful portraits, but, you would love to give your photos a nice finishing touch. Your capture deserves best editing app, and that is where Snapseed comes to play. Is there any point raising a doubt on an app which was chosen by Apple itself as the Best App of the Year in 2011. Snapseed, designed by Nik Software, is a very venerable photo editing app in both iOS and Android app market. The app’s interface is very simple. When you open or capture a photograph, you’ll see rectangles along the bottom of the screen, which you can swipe through to choose your edit. It also features a wide range of exposure, colour, masking, reshaping tools, brushes and filters. Snapseed allows user to go back anytime into the Stack and adjust or eliminate any edit. The layer or Stack of edits applied to a picture is saved as ‘Look’. The Look works just as ‘Action’ in the Adobe Photoshop, which can later be applied to other photos.

8. Netflix

iPhone 7

App Cost: Free, in-app monthly subscription
Netflix is one of the best video streaming apps on both iOS App Store and Android Play Store. The app is a massive library of movies and TV shows. Netflix’s plans to beat other streaming services by producing original programs namely Luke Cage, The OA, The Stranger Things, and many others. Striking a deal with Marvel to create its own TV series of Marvel Universe to create shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones and upcoming Iron Fist, has proved to be a milestone for video streaming app. Make use of fast and efficient wireless connection receptors on your iPhone 7 and explore the world of TV shows and movies on Netflix.

9. Google Maps

iPhone 7

App Cost: Free
Let us just admit that Apple has been struggling with the accuracy of its in-built map applications, Apple Maps, in India. The inaccuracy of Apple Maps has, in extreme cases, left people stranded. Google Maps on the other hand, seems to be an expert in providing every detail the of the road or any place. The Google itself claims that the data is anonymously crowdsourced from ‘oodles of Android phones moving through the world’. Google used machine learning models to produce accurate results. By far, no other app is as accurate as Google Maps, which also shows real-time traffic. The icing on the cake that even if you have an Apple iPhone 7, Google Maps is available on it for free as well.

10. Gmail

Gmail iOS 10

App Cost: Free
Everyone, for one good reason, has at least one Gmail address these days. The reason is the way Gmail organises your daily email keeping the priority ones on top. This has made Gmail the strongest in India and like Google Maps, you can use Gmail along side on your default iOS Mail app. The simple interface of Gmail, however, makes most users go for the former over the latter. The app allows you to use multiple accounts through the Gmail app also allowing you to have all your mails in one place.

Customising a phone according to your needs is your personal decision and perhaps some people prefer using other apps, these are the most popular apps in their respective genres, which you can download and try. You can also share your experience with these apps or any other popular ones in the comments section below.

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