Maximizing iPhone Productivity: Essential Apps You Need

Despite being an amazing productivity tool, the iPhone doesn’t have everything you need. This is where apps come in.

For the first time, Apple’s smartphones feature Crash Detection and Emergency SOS that can call for help via satellite when you’re stuck in a cellular deadzone.

CleanUp App helps you free up space on your iPhone by scanning and deleting duplicate photos, videos, contacts, and other data to make room for more. It also helps you manage storage more effectively with features like Private Vault and file compression.

  1. Procreate Pocket

Procreate Pocket is a smaller version of the popular Procreate app that was originally designed for iPads. However, it’s now available for iPhones as well. If you’re an artist on the go, this is one of the best apps to boost your productivity.

iPhone 15

The award-winning program is built on the powerful Silica-M Metal engine and provides all of the tools you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings and gorgeous illustrations on your iPhone. The iphone 15 plus 256gb app features 136 hand-crafted brushes, wet painting effects and advanced time-lapse tools.

It also allows you to capture your color inspiration with Color Harmony and easily add, remove or change colors with Selection Color Fill. And the interface is simple enough for beginners and seasoned pros alike. It supports both finger and stylus input so you can choose the type of drawing experience that suits your needs best.

  1. Microsoft SwiftKey

Boost your productivity with this predictive keyboard app. Microsoft SwiftKey learns your swiping habits and predicts what you will type next using artificial intelligence. It also provides custom keyboard themes and emoji search for added convenience.

Apple’s iPhone 15 and 15 Plus have a high-quality 5G experience with faster download speeds, along with improved audio quality when using FaceTime or third-party apps. Its 256GB storage tier is also a boon for photographers and videographers who want to store large files.

This week, Microsoft announced it was bringing back its popular iOS keyboard app SwiftKey, which had been shuttered and delisted by the company last year after a long hiatus. It now features new functionality to integrate with Bing, which lets you chat and search for things without having to switch between apps.

  1. Canva

Boosting productivity has never been easier thanks to the iPhone’s impressive array of apps. These handy tools can help you stay organized, communicate with your team, and create polished graphics.

Canva’s iPhone app makes polished design even more accessible. The platform offers a ton of customizable templates for everything from social media posts to thank you cards. It also includes designer-approved font pairings and photo effects to ensure your designs look professional.

Canva’s iOS app has already racked up more than two million downloads and features a live camera feature that allows users to snap images and incorporate them into their designs on the go. The app is free to use but requires a subscription to access some premium assets and the ability to collaborate with teams.

  1. Forest

Apple has a long history of unveiling new iPhone models in early September and making them available for pre-order the following Friday, while also coming to stores the day after that. This year, the iPhone 15 series will follow in that same tradition.

The biggest upgrade to this model is a move from Lightning to USB-C. Other notable additions include a larger screen, a 48 MP main camera with Dynamic Island, and a faster A16 Bionic chip.

Forest is a unique productivity app that helps you focus by planting virtual trees that only grow as long as you are working without touching your phone. When you exit the app, the tree will wither and eventually die, triggering the timer to start again. In a partnership with Trees for the Future, the app has helped users create real forests in 136 countries.

  1. Pocket

iPhone 15 Plus users will get to enjoy the new features that Apple introduced with iOS 17. From Contact Posters, NameDrop and Interactive widgets, to real-time location sharing in Messages and automated blurring of nudity on Standby; these improvements offer a host of quality-of-life enhancements.

But one feature that’s exclusive to Pro models is the 120Hz refresh rate on the Super Retina XDR OLED display. Boost your productivity with iPhone 15 Plus apps like Pocket, that allows you to listen to articles for hands-free, eyes-free learning. You can also choose from Light, Dark and Sepia Themes to lower the screen brightness and reduce eye strain while reading. The best part is, it’s cross-platform compatible and can be accessed on your computer or Android devices too.

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