2015 is coming to an end soon and here are some of the best apps you can download on the App Store. Ranging from lifestyle apps that give you suggestions on recipes, to news-like apps, and apps that make your life a whole lot more convenient, check them out below:
25. Blue Apron
People who want to make home-cooked food but are short on time can sign up to have 3 meals a week delivered to their homes. The app gives recipes complete with how-to videos and cooking tips. You can also customize your menus and manage deliveries
It’s a fitness app that gives you access to over 400 workouts straight from expert trainers, whether its light cardio or some heavy kickboxing. It also offers training plans to challenge yourself and reach your goals. Price: Free
23. Reuters TV: Video News
Reuters allows you to watch live feeds or customized show recaps so you can stay on top of current events. It’s designed to fit around your schedule and doesn’t bother with stories that don’t matter to you. It’s run by 2,500 journalists in 200 locations. Price: Free
Pry is an interactive reading experience that is part book, part movie and part video game. The story is based around James, a demolition expert that returns from the Gulf War and allows you to go through his memories and thoughts. It was a finalist for the 2015 Independent Games Festival for Excellence in Narrative.
21. Giphy Cam
This new app lets you create GIFs by taking videos of yourself. You can choose filters and backgrounds, like flying tacos, and hit the record button. You can then save it to your phone and share with your friends.
Taking notes is taken to a whole new level. You can use Paper to make lists, presentations, charts and graphs. Basically anything you can do with paper, you can do on your phone now.
All the news you care about is brought to you in snackable pieces. Designed for those who need their info on the go, the app curates and brings everyhting from the internet to you in a visually appealing format.
If you have to write papers for school, you know the struggle that comes with having to make citations. This app makes it incredibly easy by scanning book barcodes to automatically generate the citation for you. There’s over 7,000 popular styles, and if you don’t have the book with you, you can search the title.
17. Spark Email
Instead of being annoyed all the time with useless email notifications, Spark filters out the important ones and groups together the ones you don’t care about. You can also snooze emails for later.
16. Fit Men Cook
If you’re into healthy food, this app helps you find quick and affordable recipes that are actually good while helping you schedule your meal preps. It also has video instructions to show you how to make the more difficult items.
15. Vee for Video
This app allows you to shoot, edit and share your videos with friends. It even has a variety of effects such as HD quality, 18 filters, slo-mo, and tons more.
14. Timeline-News in Context
It’s really frustrating to not get the full news story because you started reading about it too late. Timeline helps take care of that by including an actual timeline with each article about that topic so you can be totally “in the know.”
Jet calls itself the “ultimate shopping hack,” because it aims to be your one-stop shopping center for big savings. It’s designed to “turn built-in costs into opportunities to save you money.”
Made for the Malaysian market, Proper lets you look for property to buy or rent without spending too much time like you usually do on property listing sites. All you have to do is fill in a request form and send them out. Proper will match those requests with agents who have listings who will contact you. You can check it out here for iOS and here for Android.
Winner of the App Store’s Editor’s Choice Award two years in a row, this DJ app lets you pick a song from iTunes or Spotify and then turns it into an awesome remix.
10. The Everything Machine
This is designed to bring out the engineer in children everywhere. Using a simple visual programming language to control a device’s camera, microphone, speakers, and screen to turn an iPhone into a stop-motion camera, kaleidoscope, voice disguiser, or anything else they can imagine up.
A mix of artificial intelligence and humans help you lose weight and get in shape. It tracks your workouts and meals and also has a texting interface to make it seem like you’re just having a conversation with your personal health coach.
Basically, it’s a DIY version of Instagram. You can actually make your own filters. Don’t worry if it doesn’t turn out well, there’s an “infinite undo history.”
Hopper helps you figure out when the exact best time to fly is. You tell the app your destination, and it shows your a calendar with the different prices on it.
6. HBO Now
Their stand-alone app gives you access to all of its original programming, shows and movies straight from your iPhone or iPad.
Any smartphone photographer knows and loves this one. Make an account and share your photos with the app’s 400 million users.
With this app you can customize your phone so that you can skip time-wasting tasks. Once you tell the app what to do when it notices a certain action, you can instruct it to perform a task when needed. For example, your phone will call an Uber before your next calendar appointment, upload your last photo to Twitter and basically anything else you can think of.
No-fee stock trading your thing? This app makes trading cheap, intuitive and mobile.
One app packs a startling amount of editing tools, such as filters, presets, sketching tools and effects to help you fine-tune your photos or create something completely new.
Apparently, 2015 is all about the live-video broadcasts. Periscope lets you stream what your camera sees with the tap of a button, and your friends on the app and Twitter will be notified to watch. You can also interact with other streams by commenting, or just giving a like.
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