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Apple Released Its 10 Best Apps of 2016

December 9, 2016
Apple has recently released its year-end list of the most popular apps in the app store. Some educational apps we have previously reviewed here in Edtech and mLearning have also made it into the list (e.g Tinycards and Hyper). The rest of the apps cover different areas from news to finance.  ‘Snapchat is the most downloaded free iPhone app, while the craze of the summer, Pok√©mon GO, unsurprisingly lands on both the iPhone and iPad charts. The top paid iPhone apps cover a range of categories, with FaceTune, Heads Up!, 7 Minute Workout Challenge, KIMOJI, Geometry Dash and Face Swap Live among the top 10. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most downloaded paid iPad app, while YouTube is the top free iPad app.’

Apple Released Its 10 Best Apps of 2016


Apple’s top 10 Apps of 2016

1- Prisma

‘Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Munk, Picasso as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art.’

2- MSQRD — Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies

‘Transform the way you look through amazing masks and effects! Turn into a panda, zombie or even face swap with your friends. Save and share photos and videos, and now broadcast yourself live to your friends, family and fans on Facebook while wearing your favorite masks.’

3- Quartz • News in a whole new way


‘Quartz's news app puts the entire global economy in your pocket.It's an ongoing conversation about the news, sort of like texting. We'll send you messages, photos, GIFs, and links, and you can decide when you're interested in reading more. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it's perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment.’

4- Vogue


‘The free Vogue app brings you all the latest news in fashion, beauty, runway and celebrity style, as well as homes, weddings, food, travel and entertainment. It’s your front row seat to the world of fashion shows, designers, and models, too. Find out what our editors are loving, learn how to get the look, and where to buy it. There is no better gateway into the world of Vogue than this.’

5- Meditation Studio – Guided meditations and Courses


‘The mind is complicated, but meditation doesn’t have to be. Untangle your mind with Meditation Studio.Get a diverse selection of over 200 guided meditations featuring different teachers and styles. Focus on your intention or dive deep into a meditation topic with exclusive collections and courses.’

6- Detour - GPS Audio Tour Guide

‘Immersive audio walks that guide you through the world's most interesting places with the people that know them best. Whether exploring solo or with friends, Detour will change the way you experience places.’

7- Credit Karma: Free Credit Scores, Reports & Alerts


‘Get your free credit scores, reports and more on Credit Karma. Checking your own credit won’t affect your score, and we’ll never ask for your credit card info. Plus, we just updated the app with a bright new look!’

8- Glasses by Warby Parker: Eyeglasses and Sunglasses


‘Stylish prescription eyewear starting at $95, with free shipping and returns. Talk about eye candy! The Warby Parker app is your pocket tool for ordering glasses and sunglasses faster than you can say “Four eyes are better than two.” ’

9- Hyper - videos worth watching

‘From trending comedy to breathtaking mini docs, eye-opening explainers or simply the best in entertainment: Hyper gives you top videos from brands like National Geographic, The New Yorker, Mashable, Vogue, Elite Daily, Vanity Fair, Bustle, Mic, Fusion and many more... as well as hidden gems from up-and-coming filmmakers all around the world.’

10- Tinycards - Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards

‘Memorize anything while playing a game! Tinycards is a brand new app from the team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world. ’