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Top 10 Phone Apps You Need To Survive In 2016

10 of the most interesting, useful iPhone apps you need this year

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You might find yourself browsing through your Apple Store or Google Play Store trying to find the most useful apps to download. Fortunately, there are a lot of apps out there that can fit those needs, but we think you need something to upgrade your app game.

Living in a fast-paced society, we want things to be touch-and-go and phone apps have helped us a lot in organizing, getting information, photo editing and even in improving our health in one touch. There are a lot of things that phone apps make easier to do, but this year, it’s time for you to get exactly what you need in the most interesting ways. Here are the top 10 Phone apps you need to survive 2016.

  1. Google Photos

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If you find yourself deleting photos, music, and other files just to create more storage for your phone, then Google Photos is just Heaven sent to Earth.

Nothing is more annoying than having to delete photos every week, but stress no more because with Google Photos, you get free unlimited storage with optional paid plans for storing ultra hi-res images.

Moreover, the app has face recognition that lets you search for things like dogs, food, or a particular mountain range and find relevant photos. You can share albums with others and create fun GIFs too.

  1. Foursquare


If you’re as indecisive as I am, then you’ll love this app. Foursquare will help you find new places to eat and even give expert tips on what to order.

This app will be your foodie buddy. Thanks to the company’s Pilgrim technology, Foursquare knows where you are and can deliver expert "tips" about what to order from its 50 million users.

  1. VSCO

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Of course, we cannot forget the importance of having an app made especially for sharing your moments in your social media accounts. Downloading VSCO will upgrade your photo editing skills to Pro.

The app offers more extensive editing capabilities than Instagram, and each filter preset is designed to emulate the effect of an old-school film camera. Once you're done editing, you can share your picture on your social media accounts or upload it to your VSCO Grid, which is essentially a hi-res, ultra minimalist version of Instagram that has less of a focus on social networking and more of a focus on sharing pretty pictures.

  1. Dark Sky

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You never have to get caught in the rain unprepared because this app is like your weather psychic!

If you want to put a little “fun” in getting the weather forecast, then Dark Sky is the best app. Most weather apps will give you basic forecast, but Dark Sky notifies you when it’s about to rain or snow in your location. It’s also an excellent app with a beautiful, minimalist design and access to weather radar.

  1. Spark

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If you’re unsatisfied with your default email app, then you should give Spark a try. It's completely free, highly customizable, and it has features like email snoozing for reading messages later.

  1. Pocket

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We love to read interesting articles on our phone especially on our way to work, but it gets irritating when you have to go through different apps or to go back to that article you saved to read later. Well, things will get better for you because Pocket lets you save any webpage you come across so you can read it later in a beautifully minimalist reading environment.

Lots of apps integrate directly with Pocket, including the iPhone's built-in Safari browser, which lets you save articles and videos. The Pocket app itself can download stories for offline reading. It even reads text to you with a Siri-like voice.

  1. Snapchat

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Why do you need this app? Because it’s the hottest social network right now!

Millennials love this app and so older people do too. There are a lot of things this simple app can offer. Snapchat is the fastest and easiest way to share fun to mundane moments with friends.

This app changed our modern society’s means of communication and if you don't already feel like you're missing out on what your friends are up to by not being on Snapchat, you will, by the end of 2016.

  1. Sworkit

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Yes, 2016 is all about looking good and feeling good. Sworkit uses the combination of aerobics, strength, resistance, and flexibility workouts to create routines that work for your fitness goal this year.

  1. Waze

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If you have the no sense of direction, then Waze is perfect for you. Not only does it show you the direction to your destination, but it also shows you the best route to avoid traffic. This app is a lifesaver if you’re late for an important meeting or a first date. Waze also notifies you if there have been any accidents, roadblocks, or police officers visible.

    10. Citymapper

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If you’re traveling in a big city, Citymapper can help you digest all of the public transit options available and helps you get from point A to point B without losing your way.

This app has a “get off” alarm that notifies you when your stop is approaching, the ability to show you the optimal place to stand in the subway to get to your next stop, and the option to plan your journey ahead of time.

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