App Round-Up – Top 10 Apps You Need to Download Right Now
Jun 18, 2018

The Best Free Mobile Apps for iOS in 2018

You’re probably reading this post on your phone. Let’s face it, we’re on our phones a lot. You likely have your standard go-to apps that you frequently use including Mail, Facebook, Phone, and Camera.  Today we'll share the 10 mobile apps that you need to download ASAP. 

Theses apps make your life easier, more fun, and more productive. These are some of the top mobile apps in 2018…  

1) AllTrails, Health & Fitness – 4.9 stars 

Perfect for your summer adventures, AllTrails is your ultimate guide to the outdoors. Whether you’re a hiker, biker, or trail runner, AllTrails will help you find the perfect spot, complete with maps, reviews, photos, weather, and other helpful tips like kid-and dog-friendly tips and advice.  

Download for AllTrails for iOS   

2) Kitchen Stories, Cooking – 4.8 stars

There are loads of cooking apps on iOS, but Kitchen Stories goes a step further than most with features like video guides, step-by-step photo instructions, not to mention it is compatible with Apple’s tvOS, as well as WatchOS for syncing shopping lists – the ultimate convenience!  

You can create custom cookbooks to save your favorite recipes, read informative articles designed to inspire your next meal, and take advantage of a handy built-in measurement converter. 

Download for Kitchen Stories for iOS   

3) Calm, Health & Fitness – 4.8 stars

Hailed as the “Happiest app in the world” by Human Tech, the Calm app just may be your new BFF. Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life.  

Big claims, but it holds up.   

Calm is the perfect medication app for beginners and advanced users alike. But aside from that, you just may find it particularly helpful this summer with the kids home from school or while you’re traveling and trying to get some good rest away from your own bed.   

Try the sleep stories – essentially adult bedtime stories – that will put you into a deep sleep before you know it!  

Download for Calm for iOS 

4) Trello, Productivity – 4.7 stars

It’s a hybrid of Apple’s built-in Reminders app and Pinterest.  Organize your ideas, to-do lists, and so on.  You can use it for yourself or invite your friends or coworkers to collaborate with you.  The best part:  both the service and app are free!  You can upgrade to a premium version for a monthly fee.  

Download for Trello for iOS 

5) Duolingo, Education – 4.7 stars

Finally learn a new language without the taxing hours in class or in front of your computer. Duolingo makes learning a new language fun to the extent that you forget that your learning!   

“A single app for language skills, self-improvement and digital escape,” according to The New York Times.  

Choose from over 30 languages, set a couple goals, and get to playing (yes, it feels more like playing than learning).  

Download for Duolingo for iOS 

6) Acorns, Finance – 4.7 stars

The app that Forbes says “makes investing effortless.” Acorns helps with that mental barrier of “I just don’t have enough money to be investing” by taking the difference in your daily transactions, rounds up to the nearest dollar, and invests those funds.   

With Acorns, it's easy, fast, and secure to invest and save regularly in the background of life.   

Download for Acorns for iOS 

7) Tab, Food & Drink – 4.6 stars

So simple, yet so genius. Snap a photo of the bill after your next shared meal with friends and simply claim your items. Tax and tip are considered, and soon you have your portion of the check. And perhaps the best part, Tab is integrated with Venmo so you can quickly and easily transfer/request money to settle up and be on your way!  

Download for Tab for iOS  

8) VSCO, Photo & Video – 4.5 stars 

This is a popular choice for anyone looking for creative tools to ensure that their Instagram photos are getting the most possible likes. The app goes a step further though by providing a community of creative individuals and an archive of educational resources for photogs and aspiring photogs-alike.  

Download for VSCO for iOS  

9) Rise Up, Games – 4.3 stars

Claiming to be the most challenging and fun game of 2018, Rise Up says that only 1% will pass 1000. This simple game offers endless gameplay and one-finger control that is designed to meet a minimalist’s aesthetic standards.  

Download for Rise Up for iOS 

10) Nextdoor, Social Networking – 4.3 stars 

Nextdoor is a private social network for you and your neighbors! Particularly helpful if you’ve just moved into a new area, but also useful for finding a good home during your spring cleaning, finding and reporting lost pets, getting alerts and news about crime in your neighborhood, and even just getting to know your neighbors!  

Download for NextDoor for iOS 

Have you used any, or perhaps all of these? Tell us which mobile apps you can't live without on Instagram. 

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