2016’s best free iPhone Apps

Looking for some of the best iPhone apps to end your year and kick 2017 off in true flare? Today we delve a little deeper into some of the best apps for iPhone, highlighting 10 cool apps that will definitely spark your interests. Warning though, if you are not an Apple user, these cool free apps might just convince you to start looking for iPhones for sale.

Before we get started, remember that our list is ordered in no particular way. We have only focussed on highlighting FREE apps and, if you’ve come across an app in 2016 that really brought your iPhone to life, we would LOVE to hear about it in the comment section below.

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We have skipped the mainstream apps like Google Maps, WhatsApp, Snapchat and the like, rather choosing to focus on apps that you might not know about. Also keep in mind that these apps might not have necessarily launched this year, but rather gained popularity. With that out of the way, let’s get started 🙂

10 of the best apps for iPhone

Remember that, if you are not an iPhone user, you can also check out “The best free Android Apps of 2016” on the Junk Mail blog.

1. Wunderlist

Personally I fell in love with this app on Android and, by checking out its iTunes rating, Apple users agree. A ‘to-do’ app, it allows you to create lists, tasks, subtasks and even share the list, allowing for collaboration – you know, reminding the hubby that he needs to buy milk.

Great for everything from work and home, to organising events, you can attach images and PDF files to your tasks as well. The app also allows for syncing between your devices – tablet, computer and phone – allowing you to access your lists from anywhere.

wunderlist iphone app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Really one of the great iPhone apps out there, it is free, so if you are a bit like this writer and want to tackle a more (let’s call it) organised approach to 2017, this app is definitely worth a try.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4 and ½
  • Category: Productivity
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 56 735
  • Compatibility: iOS 8.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Download Wunderlist from iTunes.

2. Prisma

Ever wanted to turn your pcs into works of art? Prisma is one of the cool iPhone apps that lets you do just that. Using the styles of famous artists – like Picasso – as well as the more popular patterns and ornaments, you can turn those priceless moments into something special.

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Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Simplistically beautiful, it is a free app, so why not give it a try?

  • Quick iTunes Stats:
  • Rating/ Stars: 4 and ½
  • Category: Photo and Video
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 13 733

Compatibility: iOS 9.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

You can download Prisma from iTunes.

3. Cheatsheet

Always forgetting those small things like your number plate or ID numbers? There’s an app for that! One of the best apps for iPhone, this app allows you to easily find those important bits of information by using the Widget and Custom Keyboard, you have 160 hint icons that can be opened, copied and, once you don’t need it anymore, deleted.

cheatsheet app for iphone

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 5
  • Category: Productivity
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 246
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Check it out by downloading Cheatsheet from iTunes.

4. Adobe Photoshop Fix

One of the best iPhone apps making our list, Adobe Photoshop Fix enables you to do a little image retouching – liquefy, heal, smooth, patch, colour and lighten are just some of the edits you can make to your photos.

There are a bunch of free apps available in the Adobe collection, this specific app definitely one for the creatives out there. You can also access your edited photos in other Adobe desktop and mobile applications via Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling further creative editing.

adobe photoshop fix iphone app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4 and ½
  • Category: Photo and Video
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 2 875
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Download the free Adobe Photoshop Fix app from iTunes.

5. Instapaper

Looking for a simple way to save articles for later reading? Instapaper is definitely worth a try. Allowing for offline, on the go reading, this is one of the best news iPhone apps currently out there. The app allows for a more mobile optimised read, stripping away the clutter and displaying it to you in an iOS optimised format.

With folders for easy organisation, sorting functionality and text-to-speech functionality, you are also able to save news stories and articles to Instapaper from your other iOS devices.

instapaper iphone app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4
  • Category: News
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 1 238
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Try it out for yourself by downloading Instapaper from iTunes.

6. Google Trips

If you like to travel, explore the world around you and try new things, Google Trips is one of the best apps for iPhone users. Giving you activity recommendations based on what is near to your location, this free iPhone app builds day plans (that can be customised), makes suggestions on where you should eat and drink, and even gives you some cool suggestions on things to do in the area.

The suggestions are also simplistically categorised into useful ‘tags’ including indoors, outdoors and Top Spots. If you are off to a new place, Google Trips might be a great app to accompany you on your journey.

google trips free app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 3 and ½
  • Category: Travel
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 215
  • Compatibility: iOS 8 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Download Google Trips from iTunes.

7. Magisto Video Editor & Movie Maker

If you are looking for one of the best iPhone apps when it comes to video creation and editing, this might just be it. Magisto Video Editor & Movie Maker is a video editing app that automatically turns your videos and photos into some rad video stories. You can also use the automatic movie editor to put your creativity to the test.

The app itself features an automatic video maker, allows you to add music to your videos, choose movie editor styles, has automatic video stabilisers, effects and filters, and even allows you to share your creation, to name but a few cool things about it.

free magisto video editor and movie make app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4 and ½
  • Category: Photo and Video
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 23 256
  • Compatibility: iOS 8.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Ready to start making your own epic videos? Download Magisto Video Editor & Movie Maker from iTunes. Remember, it is one of the many cool free apps on iTunes.

8. Evernote Scannable

Allowing you to scan everything from contracts to business cards, Evernote Scannable lets you save and share scans, exporting them as PDFs or JPG files. Allowing you to go paperless, this app is simplistic but definitely the type of iPhone apps we all need.

The app also automatically adjusts and crops your scans so that they are clear and easy to read.

evernote scannable iphone app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 5
  • Category: Productivity
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 10 137
  • Compatibility: iOS 8.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Download the free Evernote Scannable app from iTunes.

9. Paper by FiftyThree

Looking for an iPhone app that allows you to do everything from sketch to take notes? Paper by FiftyThree is a great app if you want to ‘put something on paper’. From sketching and taking checklists, to creating complete ideas by bringing photos, sketches, sketched diagrams and text together, you can also share your awesome ideas via formatted PDFs and PowerPoint Presentations.

Whether you are a creative or planning a little home DIY, these types of iPhone apps are great fun.

paper by fiftythree iphone apps

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4
  • Category: Productivity
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 18 091
  • Compatibility: iOS 8.0 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Discover more about this app by downloading Paper by FiftyThree from iTunes.

10. Lrn

Always wanted to learn some coding skills? Lrn is one of the coolest free apps that help you to learn how to code using CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Python and Ruby, giving you mini quizzes to test your skills. Giving you short ‘courses’, you will get introductions into these different coding languages and learn about everything from Properties and Objects, to Methods and Variable.

This app does not require that you have any experience, a keyboard or even an internet connection. With the free version you get over 400 mini quizzes and some great content to help get you started.

lrn free iphone app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Quick iTunes Stats:

  • Rating/ Stars: 4 and ½
  • Category: Education
  • Total number of Reviews and Ratings: 141
  • Compatibility: iOS 8 and later | iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Check it out for yourself by downloading Lrn from iTunes.

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The free Job Mail iOS App

If you don’t already know about it and use it, it is most definitely time to introduce you to the free Job Mail iOS App. Whether you are unemployed or looking for new opportunities, the Job Mail iOS App is in our opinion one of the best apps for iPhone when it comes to job hunting.

From the app, you can browse through all the job vacancies listed on Job Mail. You can register your CV via the app and, once you are registered, you can start applying for vacancies in your job industry and area.

job mail ios app

Image Source: Apple iTunes.

Allowing you to access your Job Mail account, you can see your job applications, edit your profile and even create your FREE Job Mail Job Alerts. A free app available from iTunes, you can start the job hunt today by downloading the Job Mail iOS App now!

There you have it – our list of some of the best iPhone apps out there. Have you come across some amazing free apps? We love apps so please feel free to tell us about them and share it with our community and readers in the comment section below!

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  1. Admire bore says:

    Good will try that

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