What are the best iOS apps?

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  1. 19

    #1Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Arthur Sanders
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Google maps is the most used app by me. It works great, rarely leading me off course. "
  2. 18

    #2Google

    Google

    Google is considered to be one of the multinational technology companies that cater to all internet-related needs of users. It also offers digital services and products ranging from search engines, e-mail clients, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Patricia Silva
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "This just isn't what I was looking for. I wanted some ideas for apps to try on my new phone, and this is just the google search engine. I mean, I guess it can be an app, but this is just a lazy result for my query."
  3. 16

    #3Signal

    Signal

    Signal is a confidential messaging app that lets you communicate instantly without messaging fees and chat in real time with all your friends at once, as well as send attachments with complete privacy. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Rubén Hernández
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "There are hundreds if not thousands of messenger apps in the market today. For me, one of the best I have used is signal. It's design is simple yet functional and pleasing to the eye. It's one of the best iOS apps you can download."
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    #4Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Louis Bell
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Google Translate is a free translation app that is available from the Google Play Store. It is simply the best and most popular translation app out there. It has over 500 million downloads from the play store. It will translate 59 languages while offline, and offers two way conversations in real time in 32 languages. It would fit the topic perfect except for the problem that it is from the Google Play Store instead of iTunes."
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    #5Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Tammy Wheeler
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Duolingo has been a godsend to me. I am going on a long vacation and needed to know Spanish fairly well. This iOS app has helped me a lot."
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    #6Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Stephanie Hunt
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Instagram should be on almost every phone. It doesn't even have to be recommended because it is part of our social fabric"
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    #7YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Heather Bradley
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "The youtube app is great for iOS since it allows you to watch different types of videos on its platform. It is one of those apps that sucks you in and you lose track of the time."
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    #8Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    Anna Garza
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Facebook is the must have best iOS app to have to keep in touch with friends and family. I even use it for my news aggregate and I love the instant photo sharing abilities. I'm in constant contact with the people who matter to me most. "
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    #9Yelp

    Yelp

    Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Using this app you will be able to find close restaurants, bars and business of all kind, and leave its reviews so you can know what does everyone think about that place.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Diana Rodriguez
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "Yelp is a great and helpful website for finding reviews of businesses and services. The app for it is good, but it could be better. More intuitive, less buggy, and just more dynamic all around. But it's a must have app since it's one of the most useful you can have on your phone."
  7. 9

    #10Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android

    Free

    Mónica Huerta
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This is one of the best because you can do a lot with it. You can post your story. You can trade GIFs in your messages. You can voice call whoever you and want and if you need to send or borrow money, you can do that too. "
  8. 7

    #11Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts comes with every Android app, is also available on iOS and can also be used on a PC or laptop. It has messaging features as well as group conference calls, online chat gaming, and VoIP calls to landlines. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Danielle Cunningham
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Google Hangouts works great to create a group of like minded people for them to have a place to have a group chat, share pictures. This would work great from anything from hiking groups, work teams, relatives and friends. So download and start to hangout with each other, or make plans to hang out in real life. "
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    #12Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    José Antonio Barajas
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "Google Chrome is the best web browser to use on iOS devices. It's speedy, easy to use, and does a good job overall. It also features a built-in search bar for Google and Google Translate to translate languages immediately. I personally use Chrome across all of my devices and love it."
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    #13Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Austin Reid
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "This doesn't work for me at all. Citymapper sounds like a nice app and everything, but it is android only. An android app is a horrible choice if you're looking for the best ios apps, but that's just me."
  11. 4

    #14WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Dong Fang
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "I have been using WhatsApp for a couple years now and I have nothing but good words for it. My home is outside of any cell tower coverage, but I have broadband coming in on the phone line, so this is the only reliable way I can send and receive texts from my desk. It works. "
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    #15Skype

    Skype

    The app version of the famous software. You can call your friends wherever they are. Also, the app lets you create groups and send reactions, emoticons, and GIFs. It has domestic and international call features. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Billy Payne
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Skype is decent at what it does, but this iOS version crashes a lot and is very unstable. While it's working it's good, not great, but good. Unfortunately, that doesn't usually last for very long. "
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    #16Slack

    Slack

    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "When our team started a new product, we decided to try to streamline our communications - questions, research/information, progress reports, general communications, etc.. We all looked around, and I found Slack here (as did a couple other colleagues), so we gave it a try. I have to say, this project went more smoothly than any other before it, our project was completed in record time, and our boss was really impressed. Great product!"
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    #17Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Douglas Ramirez
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "I am a huge music lover so I use Spotify every day. I love to listen to my favorite songs while I ride the subway each day."
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    #18EngVarta

    EngVarta

    EngVarta is an educational application that lets users connect with live English experts, who are readily available to help improve their communication skills and enrich their vocabulary. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #19SE Ranking Pro

    SE Ranking Pro

    SE Ranking Pro is designed for evaluating web data. It features a website audit to check and analyze pages of a website for error. This SEO analysis tool also provides a marketing plan to help users optimize and promote their website successfully.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

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Summary

Best What are the best iOS apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google MapsApps 19 Free
2GoogleWebsites 18 Free
3SignalApps 16 Free
4Google TranslateApps 14 Free
5DuolingoApps 13 Free
6InstagramApps 12 Free
7YouTubeWebsites 12 Free
8FacebookWebsites 11 Free
9YelpApps 10 Free
10Facebook MessengerApps 9 Free
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