20 Awesome iPhone Apps You Need To Download Right Now

by Kevin Smith

Your iPhone can text, make calls, take pictures and do a lot of other things, but what really makes it unique is the App Store.

There are hundreds of thousands of apps available that let you completely customize your phone. But the huge number of options makes it really difficult to know what's cool and what's not.

Don't worry though, we've done all the hard work for you and researched 20 awesome apps you need to check out.

1. Secret:

Cheating, stealing, peeing in Pringles cans and money issues are just a few things you'll find on Secret. The new social network gives you an anonymous look into the lives of other people. It's definitely entertaining to read, but even more fun to share your own dirty laundry.

Price: Free

2. Evernote:

When you want to be productive, use Evernote. The digital notebook makes it easy for you to jot down quick notes, make lists, record voice memos and even save web articles. What's great about Evernote is that everything you create is stored in the cloud, so even if you don't have your iPhone, you can still log in on the web and have everything you need.

Price: Free

3. Checkmark 2:

Checkmark 2 is a gorgeous to-do list app. It's much better than the one that comes with your iPhone because you can set reminders based on when you arrive or leave a certain location.

You can even set reminders for a specific time or date. To help keep everyone productive, Checkmark 2 also features reminders for groups, too. The price is a little steep, but it's definitely worth it.

Price: $5.99

4. Acompli:

Does dealing with emails bum you out? Acompli makes managing your digital messages easier. What's great about Acompli is that it combines your email and calendar, making it easy to schedule meetings and keep on top of things you have to do.

Price: Free

5. Fantastical 2:

Fantastical 2 is the best calendar app around. We love it because it's so simple to enter an appointment or task. Simply type, "coffee with kevin tomorrow and 8 am" and the app automatically fills in everything else. You'll never forget an appointment again.

Price: $4.99

6. Spotify

Spotify is hands down the best music app around. The app's library is massive, with over 20 million songs, both old and new.

You can create playlists, listen to custom radio stations, discover new music and follow your favorite artists.

If you want to get the full Spotify treatment, consider its premium service. For $9 a month, you get ad-free access and can download playlists directly to your iPhone, this means you can listen even when you don't have service.

Price: Free ($9 a month for Spotify Premium)

7. SoundFlake

Soundflake is a brand new SoundCloud player. It looks great, and makes managing your SoundCloud account on the go ridiculously easy.

While Spotify has a huge music library, it often doesn't have music as soon as it's available. That's when we turn to SoundCloud and can listen to all the new jams.

Price: $2.99

8. Litely

When the regular Instagram filters don't cut it, try Litely. The photo-editing app was created by the guy who made some of Instagram's most popular filters, so he knows what he's doing.

Price: Free

9. Google Docs

Pretty much everyone has a Gmail account, which means everyone has a Google Docs account, too. The screen on your phone might be small, but with Google Docs for iPhone, you can create new documents or open and edit any that you started on the web or another device.

Best of all, you never have to worry again about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type. What are you waiting for, it's time to ditch Microsoft Word.

Price: Free

10. Snapchat

Snapchat just had a huge update recently. Now you can chat and video chat moments with your friends, making the app much more interactive.

The new chats aren't permanent so you can be as candid as you want, without fear or shame. Don't forget that your friends can still take a screenshot though.

Price: Free

11. Fever

So, you want to go out but have no idea what to do... We've all been there before. Now there's a solution: Fever. The event discovery app, gives you a curated feed of hot options with a social component that lets you and influencers share activities on the go.

Price: Free

12. Jobr

Jobr is the Tinder for finding a new job. Specifically, Jobr connects those searching for a new gig with employers and vice versa. You can get matched with recruiters, and even earn rewards for referring friends for positions.

Price: Free

13.  7 Minutes In Hell Workout & Weight Tracker

You want to get in shape, but don't have a lot of time. We get it, and so does 7 Minutes in Hell. The app makes it incredibly easy to get in a vigorous workout.

You get 30 seconds for each of the 12 punishing exercises, with 10 seconds of rest in between, just in case you need to hydrate, catch your breath or vomit into a bucket.

Price: $2.99

13. Threes

When you have a few minutes of down time, check out Threes. The puzzle game challenges you to add together like numbers to get a high score. The challenge is never ending.

Price: $1.99

14. Piano Tiles

Piano Tiles is like Rock Band or Guitar Hero except on your phone and it's free. Playing Piano Tiles really gets your heart racing.

The idea is simple, tap the black tiles, don't tap the white tiles. The game has multiple modes that allow you to race against the clock, it's perfect for when you need to kill some time.

Price: Free

15. QuizUp

QuizUp is a fun trivia game that lets you challenge your friends or some strangers to see who knows the most.

You can use from over 400 categories with 250k questions. There's something for everyone to enjoy on QuizUp and who wouldn't want the bragging rights of knowing more than your friends?

Price: Free

16. HealthyOut

Give Seamless a break and check out HealthyOut. The recently updated app shows you the healthiest options for delivery or take out near you.

HealthyOut promises that its curated selection of dishes offers half the calories and fat compared to other restaurant's dishes.

Price: Free


Step your knowledge of the art game up. Artsy lets you explore, collect and share more than 100,000 high-resolution artworks.

From Monet, to Warhol, to Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha and Cindy Sherman, spans everything from historical masters, to today’s top artists.

Price: Free

18. Comedy Central

Comedy Central's new app lets you stream full episodes of nearly all the channel's shows. It's great when you want to catch up on new episodes or binge watch a series. Best of all, you don't need an account or anything to sign in.

Price: Free

19. Circa

You want to keep up with the news, but sometimes it's too hard to digest, right? We get it. That's why Circa is perfect for staying on top of breaking news across a ton of different areas.

The news app takes the news and presents it in a way that's easy to understand and easy to read. You can also follow stories and get alerts once it's been updated or more information has been released.

Price: Free

20. Make it Rain: The Love of Money

If you can't make it rain in real life then at least make it rain virtually. The game is simple, you just swipe, swipe and swipe to see how much money you can blow.

Price: Free

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