The competition among the greatest operating systems doesn’t seem to end. While Android occupies a gigantic market share in terms of the number of smartphones running its platform, Apple is said to make the most money from its apps. Also, as both OSs improve with every updated version, they also come closer to bringing the same advantages to the users.
While both Android and iOS have many apps to offer in their respective app stores, there are plenty that are still exclusive to each platform, so we decided to make an “iOS’s answer” to our previous post “Top-5 Android Apps That Will Make iOS Users Jealous”.
Of course, there are a lot of amazing, unique iOS apps that Android users can only dream of. So, here’s our top-5 of them:
1. Hyperlapse from Instagram (free)
Hyperlapse from Instagram lets iOS users create professional-looking time lapse videos from an iPhone or iPad. Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment. When users shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, their footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the literal bumps in the road and give it a cinematic feeling! It is easy to capture an entire sunrise in 10 seconds – even from the back of a moving motorcycle.
Users can also share their creations on Instagram and Facebook directly from the app, or share it on YouTube, Vimeo or email from the Camera Roll. Too bad for Android users, Hyperlapse currently is available for free only for iOS devices!
2. MailMag (free)
MailMag is a unique, magazine-style email app only available on the Apple App store and it is really amazing. MailMag is a highly intuitive, efficient and visually appealing way to connect and interact with the world via email/inbox. MailMag supports all email services and accounts, including Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo!, Exchange, Outlook.com and others. It pulls all emails with attachments into one place, which makes it easier to search for emails containing movie or flight booking tickets, documents and photos. Users can create filters, or ‘Magazines’, to filter emails from a particular contact, which is quite rare among smartphone email apps. Users can also personalise their magazines by selecting custom covers.
“MailMag has created an engaging and clever app that completely modernizes email for productivity on the go with stunning design.” – Bill Tai, General Partner at Charles River Ventures
3. Code School (free)
Students earn badges for successful completion of courses and there’s a Code TV area that gives them access to a collection of study material in the form of videos. Students can download videos and watch them on the go.
Hey! Have you already seen our top 5 apps for education?
4. Adobe Photoshop Sketch (free)
Adobe offers its complete CC range of apps exclusively for iPad users, including the Photoshop Sketch, FOR FREE. How unfair for Android users, huh? This app allows creating stunning, expressive drawings with Adobe Photoshop Sketch, which gives natural drawing tools, inspired custom brushes from Adobe Brush CC, and even creative community, so users can express themselves beautifully anywhere. In other words, the app provides absolutely unlimited creative options for iOS users.
The creative community mentioned above is Behance, where artists can showcase their creations.
5. Hanx Writer (free)
Hanx Writer is a typewriting app by none other than Hollywood star Tom Hanks. The app recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad and iPhone and it’s only for iPad or iPhone. Isn’t it a shame, Android users? Hanx Writer, which brings the typewriting style to modern on-screen keyboards, lets users email, print and share personalised documents using an iPad.
“With Hanx Writer, you’ll hear the rhythm of your work with SHOOK SHOOK or FITT-FITT.” – Tom Hanks.
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