Best Apps 2020: Top 7 Apps for Your iPhone
Apps have gradually become one of the most important ways to communicate and interact with the world, so it’s hard to imagine what our lives would look like without them. We use them to play games, travel, talk with each other, work, and so on – each of us probably has their own list of must-have iPhone apps that 2019 has brought into existence. And it was an interesting year for the mobile apps industry, indeed.
Several major apps at once either appeared or gained enough momentum to become an essential part of cultural landscapes all around the world. That includes two promising projects by Apple, a streaming service launched by Disney, and a couple of other digital masterpieces. Let’s have a look at the best iOS apps 2020 that will be especially popular, and check their most interesting features out.
Spectre Camera may not be that popular, but we’re starting with it for one simple reason – this app was chosen by Apple as the iPhone App of the Year. The app allows you to take long-exposure photos with your regular mobile camera by implementing machine learning methods. Spectre can remove crowds from your photos or make the water look really soft and smooth – and you don’t need any skills to do that.
The app makes hundreds of shots instead of just one, saving them separately. You can pick the one you like the most or just use them as an animated wallpaper. Spectre also has built-in tools that help you stabilize the shots you take, making them even more impressive. However, the app doesn’t always work as intended – the result is often blurred and unnatural. That means you have to get used to it for a while.
TikTok Video App
TikTok is one of the most successful apps in the last few years. It’s a social media app that allows you to shoot short videos while dancing or lip-syncing to popular songs. The app was created in 2016, but this year it truly became popular, reaching 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play combined. This success has made it about as popular as Instagram and Facebook.
One of the greatest achievements of TikTok is that it allows just about everyone to be creative and inventive, but the app doesn’t get too complex at all. All you need is a desire to show the world your favorite songs or simply yourself doing some silly stuff you like. And if you don’t feel like showing, you can always watch other users do something really impressive and inspiring.
Arcade is a promising subscription service for mobile games made by Apple. The subscription costs only $5, and this modest fee allows you to play more than a hundred new games. These games range from remakes of retro masterpieces like Pac-Man Royale to some of the most innovative and overall impressive hits like LEGO Brawls or Where Cards Fall, so you can definitely find something suitable just for you.
The list of available games includes Sayonara Wild Hearts, a fast-paced and incredibly stylish mix of musical games and racing arcades. The game was chosen by Apple as the Arcade Game of the Year, and if you haven’t played it yet, there’s a good chance it will become one of your favorites in the upcoming year. Apple promises to expand the list, so be sure to check it out once in a while.
Disney Plus is a video streaming service that has managed to attract millions of subscribers in just a couple of months since its release in November. The platform reached its first ten million subscribers on the first day of its existence, and it’s really no surprise – the budget of the project is simply astonishing. You can get the pass for just about $7 a month, but it provides access to hundreds of movies and TV shows.
The platform features about 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes, including ones from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and a lot of other major franchises. Of course, that list includes The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action series in the Star Wars universe that has already become quite popular. And you can obviously count on Disney to add all of its theatrical releases to the platform – at least the ones that are rated PG-13 or softer.
Apple TV is another streaming service, and while it has already existed for a few years, it was the November update that made it feel like a completely different product. The most important novelty was the introduction of Apple’s own service – instead of being just a hub of different movies and TV series, Apple TV has become a full-blown streaming platform with a number of original shows.
The updated platform is called Apple TV Plus, and you can access it through the basic Apple TV app for just $5 a month. This seems to be the company’s way to get its fair share of the video streaming market, and it has all chances to become even more popular than the free version. The platform offers some movies, but the main feature of the service is a couple of TV shows, including The Morning Show.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, an augmented reality mobile game from the developers of Pokemon GO, was a true AR hit of 2019. The game has taken the real-world mechanics even further, allowing players to take roles of wizards from the Harry Potter books. You explore the world of the game by walking around the real world, and there are all kinds of artifacts you can find – all while fighting off evil wizards.
The interface of the game is wonderful and alive, and the in-game map feels very real. That makes this Harry Potter game even more immersive, and there are all kinds of ways you can interact with characters or discover new things in the game. The game has a lot of interesting features to keep you interested for months, so if you haven’t tried it yet, consider buying it in the next year.
Craigslist is a popular ads site that has been around since 1995, but it was in 2019 when it finally got an app for iOS. The app has all the features of the original platform, so you can use it to find a job, sell your stuff, or find a date. It has a simple interface, and the incredible popularity of the service makes it really useful because you can always find somebody who is interested in your offer. However, the app still has some connectivity problems and a couple of other annoying bugs. Let’s hope the developers will fix most of them in the upcoming updates.
For All Occasions
Whether you look for a game, a streaming service, or just some place to sell your property, there is an app just for you. So choose one of the best iPhone apps 2020 that suits you, and don’t forget to comment on the choice, or to offer something else we could have missed. And, of course, share the article, if you have enjoyed it.