The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2017

Best iPhone Apps of 2016

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  • The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2017

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The returns are in, and we’re declaring our slate of winning iPhone apps. There were no votes cast, however, nor will there be any recounts. Instead, the expert analysts here at PCMag have tested a vast number of apps, sorting the good from the bad, to come up with the enormous list of the 100 best iPhone apps that follows.

If 100 apps are too many for your attention span, check out our short and sweet 12 must-have iPhone apps. There you’ll find essential and well-known apps, some of which you may be surprised not to see here, since we needed to make room here to fit as many deserving apps as possible in the top 100. Frugal smartphone owners will also want to check out our 50 best free iPhone apps roundup.

The apps included here will run just fine on the past few generations of iPhones, large or small. However, if you have an iPhone 6s or later, you can interact with apps in new ways using 3D Touch on their pressure-sensitive screens. For example, you can press firmly on the Facebook app icon to bring up a menu and immediately start updating your status. Users of the iPhone 7 Plus get that benefit, too, along with more powerful graphics processing and dual cameras that some apps can use to advantage.

Our favorite apps cover a wide range of activities, including photo editing, social networking, messaging, getting organized, and staying healthy. There’s even one that helps you fill your gas tank cheaply. We’ve broken this list into the relevant categories, so you can browse just the app types that most interest you. When there’s a full PCMag review available, it’s linked to from the app’s name.

In the past, this list also featured some of the coolest video games the App Store had to offer. But the App Store gaming scene has become so robust that we felt it really deserved its own separate, expanded list. If iPhone gaming is your passion, check out our feature covering the 30 best iPhone games.

Be sure to revisit this page in the future, too. Cool new apps arrive on the App Store all the time, so we periodically update this list with the most promising discoveries. Have you become enthralled with an app we failed to mention? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment and we might add your suggestion during our next update.

Without further ado, start digging into the list of the best apps below. You’re sure to find some fantastic ways to get the most out of your Apple smartphone.

SOURCE:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391521,00.asp

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