The app store has more than 1 million iOS apps and finding good apps can get really confusing. What’s more, the most popular iOS apps can be pretty pricey.

Apps are no longer just about function – form is as important. Good iOS apps are easy to use with good animations. Other factors include speed, flexibility, storage, alerts and multiple platform availability.

Apple recently released a list of 10 iOS apps, besides its own, that you should have on your new iPhone.


A professional Instagram photo app, it has tons of retro film filters, offers many editing capabilities. There is free cloud syncing and uploads to a personalized VSCO Grid account.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

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Professional Instagram Photography?


This app comes with several features and filters for taking professional photos. Using “AirSnap” you can pair two iOS devices together to take photos from far, and one of them acts as a remote shutter and preview screen.

Price: $2.99 (iOS)

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Show off your Professional Photography Skills

BuzzFeed Video

Released in February 2016, it pulls all of BuzzFeed’s videos together in one place. Browse popular TV shows and find the trending single videos.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

iOS app
Bring Together all BuzzFeed Videos

Replay Video Editor

Love creating quick videos with music? One of the few iOS apps that makes things extremely easy for you. There are 27 video styles, slo-mo along with music syncing. Watch your videos instantly.

Price: Free (iOS)

iOS app
Create Quick Videos with Music


MSQRD is one of the fun iOS apps from Masquerade! It allows you to use your phone’s selfie camera to overlay a number of animated and fun filters. You can turn into a Hollywood star or even a monkey. You can take pictures or record videos and share on other social networking sites.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

iOS app
Use Selfie Camera to Overlay Fun Filters


A workout companion that helps you create or choose different workouts. You can set warm up and cool down sessions, intervals, goals, new routes, GPS tracking and run statistics. You can connect the device to a heart rate monitor and share the results or keep them private.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

iOS app
Bring Along your Workout Companion


This app secures your logins and sensitive information, by creating secure passwords and filling them in on websites using its free Safari and Google Chrome extensions. Available on all devices: phone, desktop or Apple Watch.

Price: Free (iOS, Android) Upgrade: $9.99

iOS app
Time to Secure your Phone


Venmo syncs with your bank account or debit card for transactions. You can pay back your friends either for a dinner or for something else. Venmo is a mini-social network. It can be fun watching others pay each other using playful emoji descriptions.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

iOS app
Owe nobody – Payback today


“The Ultimate Shopping Hack,” is what this shopping platform calls itself. In an attempt to compete against Amazon, it offers big savings, free shipping and returns, and easy reorders.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

iOS app
Experience Shopping at a Place other than Amazon

Dark Sky

One of the best weather iOS apps that keeps you safe and dry from the rain. It offers more than a basic forecast and tells you when it’s going to rain or snow in your exact location. A beautiful app with weather radar, it’s worth the small price.

Price: $3.99 (iOS)

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Like getting wet in the rain? Be prepared.

Visit the App Store to download these iOS apps suggested by Apple.