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Top 100 Best Apps

The Top 100 Best Apps and Games Right Now

These are the App Store titles we like the best at this moment. Based on the iTunes ratings, many of your agree. Come back often and see what develops.

Mendr

Mendr

Mendr

There’s a surfeit of photo editing apps available on iOS. Ranging from the general-purpose to the highly specialized, these give you the power to make your photos look as close to how you want them to appear as you can, depending on your mastery of the tools at your disposal. Be that as it may, nothing beats the power of actual, professional humans whose expertise it is to edit photos. But the thing is, they’re not nearly as accessible as the apps at your fingertips. Well, Mendr seeks to address that problem.

Partly Sunny - Weather Forecasts

Partly Sunny - Weather Forecasts

Joseph Hribar

Partly Sunny is a beautifully simple weather app powered by Dark Sky that will give you all of the information you need to know in one glance. Add up to nine locations in the app, and then see temperature, precipitation chance, and conditions in the main list view. You can then drill down into more detailed views for each locale with a tap, and view hourly and weekly forecasts. Partly Sunny is minimal but gives you the information you need in a fast and responsive interface.

Vidy

Vidy

Vidy, Inc.

Animated GIFs have given rise to a new form of communication where ideas, thoughts, and feelings are expressed through short clips taken from movies, TV shows, web videos, memes, and other sources. Their brevity not only goes hand in hand with quick wit, but it also makes them enjoyable in small, infinitely repeatable doses. But for all their shortness, there’s something that many find lacking in GIFs: sound. The now defunct Vine offered pretty much that — GIFs with sound. But what if you want GIFs with sound that say exactly what you type? Well, that’s where the new Vidy app for iOS enters the picture.

Blue Bird Academy - Flashcard Learning for Toddles

Blue Bird Academy - Flashcard Learning for Toddles

Studio 121212, LLC

With Blue Bird Academy, you can choose from letters, numbers, shapes, objects, or photos. Then just swipe back and forth across the screen to reveal the item. You will also hear it spoken to you. You can record your own voice for each of the items to make it more fun for your child. You can also take a photo or upload one from your library for a real personal touch. Enter edit mode to change the language. Select from English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Russian.

V for Wikipedia

V for Wikipedia

Raureif

Viki - Wikipedia is a beautiful new app for browsing and reading Wikipedia on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It has a gorgeous interface with soft colors and several different serif typefaces that provide maximum comfort when reading. The Nearby feature lets you learn about interesting points around you. It has Smart Layout features for articles so that the images and content are optimized for the best experience, and even rich article previews in search results so you don't miss a thing. This is a Wikipedia app that works with you.

Polarr Photo Editor - Photo Editing Tools for All

Polarr Photo Editor - Photo Editing Tools for All

Polarr, Inc.

With Polarr Photo Editor, you can twist it, flip it, or turn your photo upside down. You can select a size from the list, change the angle, and crop the photo. Apply effects such as lens fringing, pixelate, or grain size, each with its own setting. Adjust the color, light, curves, and toning. Choose a radial, gradient, or color mask. Apply a unique filter for just the right look. To customize the interface just the way you like it, simply drag and drop the menu items where you want them. You can also use the app to edit your photos in both portrait and landscape views.

Star Wars™: Card Trader

Star Wars™: Card Trader

The Topps Company, Inc.

Star Wars fans take note, Topps has taken card trading to the iPhone and iPad with the aptly named new Star Wars: Card Trader app. There are thousands of card available to obtain and trade from every Star Wars series - from "A New Hope" all the way to "The Force Awakens." There are nearly 100 different art styles from exclusive series to collect. You can snag almost any Star Wars character, no matter how minor, along with vehicles, locations, and more.

Overcast: Podcast Player

Overcast: Podcast Player

Overcast Radio, LLC

Overcast is the latest app from Marco Arment, and it's one of the best podcast players on the App Store. The app has a simple and clean interface that does not ever feel cluttered, and it displays all of the necessary show information in the listing while showing off podcast artwork. Arment also has a curated section where you can find the best podcasts of any given category, and there are even Twitter recommendations from your friends if you choose to link your account. Searching for shows is fast and easy, and subscribing to a podcast is just a tap away. Or, if you just want to hear one particular episode, just add that episode! Overcast supports both streaming and downloading, so you can pick whatever you feel like doing at that particular time. The real magic behind Overcast are the playback features, which include Smart Speed to cut out silences in the audio so you waste less time, and Voice Boost that can make the audio louder than normal, which is great for shows with quiet voices.

Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream LLC

Voice Dream Reader sets a high standard for apps in the text to speech category. This app features 36 built-in iOS voices that come with the app free of charge and another 146 available as in-app purchases. Voice reading allows you to listen to documents as if they were music files, allowing you to play and pause as you please. There's no need to keep the app open for it to keep reading, it will continue on the lock screen. This app is not just a text to speech app, it is also a fantastic visual reading app, packed with tons of features to help you customize text to your liking.

Lookout: Security and Identity Theft Protection

Lookout: Security and Identity Theft Protection

Lookout, Inc.

Keep your iOS devices safe and secure with lookout. You can locate your missing device from anywhere and also take advantage of a great Apple Watch app that builds on the device's bulit-in Ping feature and makes it even more useful. With an in-app purchase of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, you can also unlock a Premium subscription. That will automatically backup your photos and also provide theft alerts. When the app notices any behavior that possibly means your iPhone or iPad has been stolen, you’ll receive an email with the last known location of your device.

iCatcher! Podcast Player

iCatcher! Podcast Player

Joeisanerd.com

iCatcher! is the closest app in spirit to Downcast, as it costs the same, is universal, and uses iCloud sync. iCatcher, however, doesn’t feel as polished as Downcast; its features and interface lack the intuitive ease of use of the best iOS apps. To counteract this, iCatcher has pop up tips, but they quickly become annoying, especially when you realize that you actually need them. Another way of looking at it is that iCatcher doesn’t feel like it was designed to fall within the typical iOS users’ expectations for app functionality. That’s not to say it’s a bad app, but it does have a learning curve. Once you master it, you’ll be rewarded with an app with features such as: playlists, extremely customizable settings, AirPlay support, continuous playback, support for password protected feeds, and a sleep timer.

Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

Pocket Casts is a great choice for those new to the world of podcasts, as it boasts an extremely attractive, intuitive interface that simplifies the process of finding, adding, and organizing your podcast subscriptions. The app’s design is so attractive, however, that it can be easy to overlook its flaws (which are few, but important). For example, Pocket Casts doesn’t support password-protected feeds, doesn’t allow users to download or stream single episodes of podcasts without subscribing, doesn’t display an episode list on the show’s information page, and opens links from show notes in Safari, not the in-app browser. However, it also boasts server-side episode checking, which means it refreshes your feeds extremely quickly and is less prone to hanging upon refreshing than other apps. Although power users may find Pocket Casts's lack of customization frustrating, it's a great choice for anyone who doesn't want to have to fiddle with multiple settings screens to listen to podcasts.