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The Best iOS Apps to Install on Your iPhone in 2024!

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What about optimizing your iPhone or iPad experience with the top iOS apps of 2024? We handpicked some of the finest iPhone apps of the year, all available on the Apple App Store. Our guide simplifies your search for the best AI, photo, productivity, and GPS apps.

Compatible with both iPhone and iPad, we've categorized these iOS apps, offering paid and free options in each category to ensure you quickly and effortlessly find your ideal app. Our selection goes beyond typical Apple apps and mainstream choices like Chrome or WhatsApp, focusing on unique and essential apps for your device.

The best AI chatbot app: Nova

Embrace AI with Nova, the ChatGPT-powered chat app for your iPhone or iPad. Nova, an innovative AI chatbot, stands out with its unique development, using the same technologies as ChatGPT and PaLM 2.

Experience rapid, precise, human-like responses thanks to its advanced AI. Nova's highlights include unlimited GPT-4 usage without daily quotas, support for over 140 languages, and a memory feature for full chat histories.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Nova AI app user interface
Need a (digital) friend to converse with? Let Nova blow your mind. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best AI chatbot app: Genie

Genie, an AI chatbot powered by ChatGPT and GPT-4, offers a human-like approach with a strong moral compass. It filters out inappropriate or controversial topics, making it safe for younger users. Genie combines advanced AI with positive values for a reliable and responsible chat experience.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Genie AI app user interface
Christina Aguilera would like to be a Genie in your smartphone... / © nextpit

The best AI art generator app: WOMBO Dream

Artists won't be replaced by AI, but AI art generators like WOMBO Dream are advancing rapidly. Popular on the Apple App Store, WOMBO Dream offers a variety of styles and the ability to use images as prompt bases.

It stands out for understanding prompts well and processing quickly, capable of rendering up to four photos at once. While it sometimes faces minor issues with text-based image editing, it remains a robust and efficient tool for AI-generated art.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the WOMBO Dream app user interface
Dream up new worlds with WOMBO Dream. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best AI art generator app: Gencraft

Gencraft creates realistic, colorful images, needing basic prompting skills for optimal use. Choose a style, and it renders up to 2 images at once, with more upon request. The free version includes 10 prompts, with subscription options for more. You can also train models for personalized results.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Gencraft app user interface
Gencraft rolls out realistic looking images based on the right prompts. / © nextpit

The best finance app: Goodbudget Budget Planner

What's great about Goodbudget? For starters, it allows for budget sharing with others in the same household or group, ensuring that everyone is included in the financial planning. This feature promotes transparency and accountability, as seeing how much others are spending can encourage everyone to be more responsible with their expenses.

Additionally, all data is securely stored in the cloud, enabling easy access to the household budget from various devices, regardless of your location.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Goodbudget app user interface
Spend your money more wisely with the Goodbudget app. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best utility app: YNAB

Many people face challenges in managing their finances due to various habits, and YNAB (You Need A Budget) is a helpful tool for those looking to improve their spending decisions. It offers features like expense tracking and goal setting, which can assist you in navigating your financial journey, even with modest monthly savings. Every step towards saving, no matter how small, is a step towards financial stability.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the YNAB app user interface
Get a better grasp of your finances with YNAB. / © nextpit

The best utility app: 1Blockr

1Blockr swiftly blocks annoying pop-up ads, enhancing your online productivity by reducing data usage and ad interruptions. It boosts iOS's security by protecting against privacy-invasive trackers and ads. Optimized for Safari, it's battery-efficient. The free version suffices for most, with paid upgrades for extra power.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the 1Blocker app user interface
Surf the internet with greater peace of mind now. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best utility app: IFTTT

IFTTT revolutionizes iPhone use by automating business and home tasks with workflows. Choose from over 100,000 preset automations or create your own. It enables tasks like one-click social media posting and smart home control, limited only by your creativity.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Required
Screenshots of the IFTTT app user interface
Surf the internet with greater peace of mind now. / © nextpit

The best camera application: ProCamera

ProCamera is the leading app for taking great photos and videos on iPhone. The app, now in its 12th year of service, has always managed to receive rave reviews from users and photo experts. It is possible to save presets with your choices of exposure, white balance, and focus. You can also use options such as mirroring and orientation lock. The choice of file formats also varies with RAW, HEIC, or JPEG.

  • Price: $19.99 / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Not required
Screenshots of the ProCamera app user interface
The application is very expensive but it is packed with features. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best photo app: Obscura 3

Oscura 3 is an application that allows you to take photos in various formats such as RAW, HEIC, JPEG, or Live Photo. It is possible to take photos with native modes on the smartphone including macro, portrait, panorama, night, or while using the zoom function. The app offers a multitude of settings as found on a real camera, allowing you to make the best possible photo on your smartphone. You will be able to act on elements like white balance, ISO, saturation, and others.

  • Price: $4.99 / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Not required
Screenshots of the Obscura app user interface
Obscura 3 is a good alternative to ProCamera, although it is not free. / © nextpit

The best photo editing application: Picsart

PicsArt is the go-to app this year for selfie enthusiasts and photo archiving, offering a rich array of imaging tools. Unique to PicsArt is its built-in social community, a hub for tips and tricks. It provides comprehensive editing options like overlays, layers, clone stamps, and more. While the interface may initially feel cluttered compared to others, it's highly effective.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Picsart app user interface
Armed with the power of AI, this is one cool photo editing app. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best photo editing app: Facetune

Facetune, now a secondary recommendation, specializes in face-enhancing photo editing. It provides tools to smooth skin, reshape jaws, whiten teeth, and enhance hair, along with adjusting saturation, brightness, and contrast. It also supports video editing with a real-time "magic" function for on-the-fly modifications.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Not required
Screenshots of the FaceTune app user interface
Think of this app as an advanced beauty filter. / © nextpit

The best productivity app: Notion

Notion is the Swiss army knife of productivity applications. It is an application that centralizes all the main tools you may need to work efficiently. It allows you to take notes, work on shared documents with your colleagues, manage your agenda, and even your projects with kanban boards.

The interface is basic and intuitive, which allows you to quickly get your bearings. You will be able to simplify yourself thanks to the many templates offered and rely on the large community of users if you need help.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Notion app user interface
Did you already know about Notion? I found the app to be interesting. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best productivity app: Any.do

Any.do is a task and project management application. It allows you to get organized by creating task lists and reminders. You will have a daily planner that will help you sort your different tasks by status. It is possible to assign tasks to other users with tags or checklists.

The app synchronizes with your calendar and offers different views such as kanban, project, or calendar view. With a paid subscription, you can benefit from a personal assistant that increases your productivity by performing certain actions for you. The application also has an ergonomic and customizable interface.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Any.do app user interface
Being able to switch between the to-do list view and the calendar view is very convenient. / © nextpit

The best fitness app: Seven

Seven is the perfect app to get you back into the gym or even begin your fitness journey gradually. It's a fitness app with a progressive program of 7-minute workouts. The free version offers 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, with a 10-second break between each exercise. Y

ou can work out anywhere and without any equipment. The application also allows you to create your own workouts according to your needs and preferences, as well as to motivate yourself by choosing virtual coaches.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Seven app user interface
The interface of this application is visually very pleasing. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best fitness app: Carrot Fit

AI-driven Carrot is transforming fitness apps with its unique approach. Unlike typical encouraging apps, Carrot uses threats, inspiration, and even ridicule to motivate users. It also employs bribes to encourage activity. Featuring intense seven-minute workouts, Carrot is perfect for long-time couch potatoes looking for a snarky digital fitness coach to help shed pounds.

  • Price: $4.99/ Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Carrot Fit app user interface
It is all fun and giggles (along with plentiful sweat!) when it comes to working out with Carrot Fit. / © nextpit

The best note-taking app: Bear Pro

Bear is a note-taking app with more advanced features than your smartphone's basic notes app, while being less complicated to pick up than Evernote. You can write documents, blog posts, to-do lists, code, or shopping lists. It is possible to dictate text with Siri and add tags to facilitate the classification of your notes.

Bear Pro also allows synchronization between your different devices via iCloud. You will also have more than a dozen themes and additional export options. Your data is encrypted, and the application is locked with a password or Touch/Face ID.

  • Price: Free, but the Pro version costs $14.99 / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Bear app user interface
A beautiful note-taking app with a minimalist user interface. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best note-taking app: Noted

Noted is a two-in-one note-taking app that allows you to write text while making an audio recording. The entered text is time-stamped on the recording, and it is possible to mark specific passages.

The application is designed for students, professionals, and journalists. Thanks to the smart playback function, it is possible to play your recordings without pauses and silence in between so that you can focus on what is most important. You can also customize the application with several themes.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes/ Account: Not required
Screenshots of the Noted app user interface
Noted is the perfect app to take notes and not miss anything. / © nextpit

The best navigation/GPS app: MAPS.ME

Maps.Me is an efficient alternative to Google Maps. The main advantage of this app is that it works offline. You just have to download and save the maps on your device to use them whenever you want. The different information and maps are constantly updated by the millions of community members.

You can use the application in the car, on public transport, on foot, or by bike. You will also have travel guides for more than 100 countries and 600 cities to download. The application is very detailed and displays thousands of points of interest as well as hiking trails. Maps.Me also allows you to save trips, mark your favorite places and share a location with family and friends.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Maps.Me app user interface
The great thing about Maps.me is that this navigation app works offline. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best navigation/GPS application: Citymapper

Citymapper is aimed at urban travelers who want to get information about public transportation in their city at a glance. The app allows you to monitor the metro network of your city but also works in any large city with a relatively large public transport network. Perfect for estimating travel time, the app also allows you to record your most common trips to get real-time information.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Best iOS apps screnshots Citymapper
Forget Google Maps, Citymapper is THE reference, especially if you live in the city. / © nextpit

The best weather application: CARROT Weather

CARROT Weather is a weather application that presents weather data from all over the world in a rather original way. It features rain, lightning, and storm notifications, a weather map widget, and quick data source switching. The application features a kind of robot that tells you the weather, with a mood that changes depending on the weather.

You will be able to customize this feature to your liking. The app has been updated to fit the lock screen widgets and Lives Activities. CARROT Weather draws on weather data from Apple Weather, Dark Sky, AccuWeather, and Tomorrow.io.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Not required
Screenshots of the Carrot Weather app user interface
The wizard can go into sarcastic or even downright cheeky mode. / © nextpit

The best reading/audiobook/podcast app: Kobo Books

Kobo Books is an app that lets you read eBooks and listen to audiobooks on your iPhone or iPad. In addition to reading eBooks, Kobo also allows you to listen to audiobooks. Simply purchase eBooks and audiobooks from Kobo.com, then sync your Kobo app to read or listen to your heart's content.

The app offers the ability to sync all your bookmarks and pick up where you left off regardless of your device. Kobo also offers free excerpts to help you choose a book to read.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: None / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Kobo Books app user interface
The application offers some options to increase your reading comfort. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best reading/audiobook/podcast app: Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts is a podcast reading app that offers a great listening experience thanks in part to its beautifully designed and user-friendly interface. It also stands out for its listening, search, and discovery tools. You will be able to synchronize the queue, cut silences, change the speed or set a sleep timer. Pocket Casts supports AirPlay, Chromecast, CarPlay, and is accessible from the Sonos app.

  • Price: Free/ Advertising: No/ In-app purchases: Yes/ Account: Not required
Screenshots of the Pocket Casts app user interface
Centralize all your podcasts with this app. / © nextpit

The best alternative to iCloud for your photos: Degoo

Most iPhone users tend to use either iCloud or Google Photos to back up their photos. With Google Photos recently taking the subscription route, there was an obvious gap in the market, which seems to have been exploited by a small Swedish company known as Degoo Backup AG. Degoo is an attractive photo storage service that offers 100GB of free space to its basic users.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Degoo app user interface
Degoo offers 20 GB of storage in its free version. / © nextpit

The best alternative to iCloud to store all your files: pCloud

There are many alternatives to iCloud but pCloud stands out the most in my opinion. The app has a simple interface, which makes things much easier. It offers full encryption of your data for transfer and storage, synchronization of your stored documents on all your devices and the storage is valid for life after a one-time payment...

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the pCloud app user interface
The pCloud iOS app impressed with its nice design and practical features. / © nextpit

The best dating app: Bumble

Bumble is a dating app that offers the same thing as all other dating apps but with the addition of practical features such as friendship or business dating. Unlike Tinder, Bumble hands the initiative over to women when it comes to dating by forbidding men to initiate the first contact.

The chat function is successfully implemented, and it is also possible to send voice messages, play a mini-game of questions and answers to get to know each other, send photos, and launch a video call.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Bumble app user interface
You can also simply search for friends or even professional dates. / © nextpit

The alternative to the best dating app: Happn

Happn is a dating app with a pretty interesting concept. It allows you to find people you meet by chance. If you met someone in the streets but did not have the chance to talk to them, you could find them on Happn. The application registers other users whom you met based on your location to help you find and contact them. Contact is only possible after a mutual "like" happens.

  • Price: Free / Advertising: None / In-app purchases: Yes / Account: Required
Screenshots of the Happn app user interface
Happn is a dating application developed in France. / © nextpit

That's it! That was our selection of the best iOS apps to install on your iPhone in 2024. What are your favorite iOS apps? Do you have any other suggestions?


The Best iOS apps article was updated on December 2023, to add four new categories to the recommended list.

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Among the most experienced tech journalists from India, Rahul has spent the better part of the past decade writing and experiencing technology. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications, including Mobilegeeks, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr. Before joining NextPit, he held the position of Senior Editor at MySmartPrice - one of India's largest product research platforms.

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