With over 2 million titles now calling the App Store home, it has become increasingly more difficult for many apps to get the attention they deserve. The following apps aren’t the most popular in the App Store, but they’re worth downloading nonetheless. Each will take whatever you’re doing, whether it’s shooting photos or video, taking notes, learning to become a better cook, or more, to a remarkable new level.
First introduced way back in 2010, Camera+ was one of the first third-party camera apps to make a splash in the App Store. Headlined by its signature Clarify filter, Camera+ reigned supreme for many years until it was replaced by Camera+ 2 in 2018. (Camera+ Legacy remains in the App Store.)
Did you ever consider creating a podcast, but didn’t know where to begin? With Anchor, podcasting has never been easier. With the free app, you can record high-quality audio, take voice messages from listeners, add music, and much more. You can also share your podcast everywhere with ease.
For both iPhone and iPad, Anchor is the complete package and is worth checking out if you’ve ever wanted to explore podcasts production.
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Yes, there are probably thousands of note-taking apps on the App Store. Despite this, you should still take a look at Noted, which includes a notepad and audio recorder in one. In doing so, you can simultaneously take notes while also recording time-stamped audio. You can then go back in and add helpful formatting and organizational elements including bullet points, sequential numbering, and more.
With an in-app Noted+ subscription, you can add unlimited notes, PDF export, and audio noise reduction. The freemium version limits the number of notes to just five, but you can delete old notes with ease.
Noted is also available for Mac.
This graphic design creator app called Canva (not Canvas) allows you to create professional looking posters, flyers, logos, blog headers, presentations, and more using over 60,000 templates created by professionals. The app also offers a simple photo editor that allows you to add ready-to-go filters to your images and adjust brightness and contrast during post-processing.
Canva, also available online, is the total package and makes amateur designers look like professionals in a few simple steps.
With all the talk about the importance of physical exercise, we sometimes forget that mental wellness is also necessary to maintain good health. Apps like Elevate understand this and feature brain training and brain games. The purpose is to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, and more over the long run.
Currently, Elevate offers 35 brain games. Although many of these games require a Pro subscription, the freebie version is worth experiencing too.
Does it seem like every video service is promoting the same type of content? If you’re looking for something different, consider the free Brut. app. Each day, the app offers five can’t-miss videos that cover a range of topics, including politics, the environment, and culture. Each video is sharable both through the Brut. app and the Brut Media website.
Serial Box offers books arranged into episodes. Each book typically runs for a season (like a television show) of 10 to 16 weeks. The first episode of every book is free, although you’ll need to purchase seasons (or individual episodes) to finish the series. Each Serial Box episode is available in ebook and audio and takes around 40 minutes to complete. Besides mobile, you can access Serial Box on the web.
For those looking for a new way to consume books, look no further than Serial Box.
Like Camera+2 does with images, FiLMic Pro lets you take your videography to another plane. The latest version, No. 6, features three shooting modes to match your style. These include Manual Arc Sliders, which gives you precision control over everything, including focus, ISO, and shutter speed; the more simplistic Reticles, which focuses on exposure control; and a Pro Hybrid Mode which combines the previous two.
FiLMic Pro isn’t for the casual user, as its price tag suggests. It’s recommended nonetheless for those dedicated to taking their video craft forward.
Like many, I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. On the one hand, I enjoy tasting new recipes. Unfortunately, I find recipes are often difficult to understand, which tends to make the entire process much more difficult than it needs to be. This is where Panna comes in. The freemium app offers tasty recipes that are presented in both video and written format. In doing so, the recipes are easier to follow and enjoy.
Panna offers free recipes that tend to change each month. You can also subscribe on a monthly or yearly basis and gain access to Panna’s entire library of recipes.
We hope you like this list of apps you probably aren’t using. Thoughts?