As usual, every year I like to share my personal collection of what I think are the most indispensable apps to have on everyones smartphone.
With the evolution of iOS, this device has enhanced drastically my productivity and professional life. If it weren't for Adobe's Creative Suite I could rely only on the combination of my iPad and my iPhone to get things done.
Also this year I have divided my apps in to Action folders. So when I need to get things done and be productive I have my own special toolbox of Apps that I can't live without inside the "Work" folder.
So, without further ado, I'm glad to introduce you my personal Must Have iPhone Apps 2015 Edition:
Accompli mail empowers me to do more and defer less from mobile email. This great email app makes me more effective from anywhere. Accompli’s is my go-to dashboard for almost everything related to productivity. There aren’t a million complex options or contact management settings, but it simply does email, calendar and contacts incredibly well for a singular app without looking chaotic nor cluttered.
1Password is probably the first App I install on every new device. Macbook, iPad, iPhone, iMac, 1password is my go-to password manager app. 1Password makes you more productive while simultaneously increasing your security with strong, unique passwords for all your accounts and keeps all of your important information encrypted and secure.
Omnifocus 2 is a new addition to my arsenal. I recently switched from Things due to the power of the iPhone App. OmniFocus for iPhone brings task management to your fingertips. I can keep track of tasks by project, place, person, or date. With OmniFocus for iPhone, you’ll always have your important information at hand, whether it’s a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, things to do at home—whatever you need.
Drafts has been recently relaunched as version 4.0 for iOS 8. Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft – ready to type.
Launch Center Pro is the fastest and most convenient way to launch actions and apps on the iPhone. One of my favorite apps for iPhone, It’s like speed dial for everyday tasks. Launch Center Pro saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.
Evernote is the App where I archive whatever I need to reference in the future. I can't think of living without it.
Workflow is a recent addition too. Automator for iOS. In Workflow, you can combine actions that support iOS features such as taking photos, accessing the photo library, opening URLs, saving notes to Dropbox and Evernote, and more.
Google Docs is used mainly to collaborate on documents with my team, even if we work on the other side of the world. Best in class, full stop.
Scanbot is a real time savior. When I travel for work I rely on this great tool to scan all my receipts and automatically tag them with the place and date of where I'm scanning the document. In this way I was able to get rid of folders and folders of old receipts and go completely paperless by uploading them automatically to Evernote in a specific folder. A must have!
Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Fantastical recognizes holidays, days of the week, the location of your event, repeating events, and more.
Clear is my go-to App when I need to jot down rapidly to-do's. Especially grocery lists... The only rule that applies to Clear is that if the task is work related, it must be added in Omnifocus 2.
Dropbox is where all my important files are stored and archived. Flawless.
IFTTT lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that. Channels are services like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, as well as devices like Philips Hue, Nest Thermostat, and UP by Jawbone. Magic!
Byword is a simple and efficient text editing for Mac, iPhone and iPad.I write in plain text using Markdown in Byword. Plain text files are stored in my Dropbox folder, and accessed from my MacBook Air, iMac and iPhone using the Byword App — I’ve tried many “writing apps”, but Byword left a mark for it's focusing ability and reliability. Right now I'm writing this post with it.
Mindnode makes mind mapping easy. It helps me be more creative with less effort.
Skitch helps me annotate feedbacks on screenshots when I'm reviewing Apps or mobile websites. I use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it to the team in an instant.
Clips is my favorite clipboard manager. Clip content from anywhere. Then access and use your saved clips anywhere.
Spotify. Do I need to say more?
Day One helps me archive memories with it's non-intrusive notifications and input system that works on all my devices.
Reeder is my favorite sleek Rss client for Feedly.
Medium, the startup from the creators of Blogger and Twitter offers a great opportunity to actually raise some fundamental questions about how digital content on the web is architected and designed. I found dozens of fascinating articles and tips on User Experience and User Interface design written not simply for the sake of sharing something on the web but with a real purpose to teach something new.
Flipboard, used by millions of people everyday, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you.
Zite is one of the best news aggregator available on the App store. Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to your personal interests and then delivers them automatically to your iPhone.
Pocket. I use Pocket when I discover an interesting article, video or web page, but I don’t have time to go through it. Once it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line, or watch a video while relaxing at home.
Nuzzel helps me discover the best news stories shared by my Twitter followers and Facebook friends without being overwhelmed.
iBooks. Even if I don't read that many books on my iPhone, iBooks is my preferred reading app since it get's synced with my other devices too.
Alien Blue is the Reddit official client.
Pinterest is used mainly to create inspiration boards for new projects.
WhatsApp is huge in Italy. It has completely replace SMSs and while not the best in class, it's popularity makes it a must-have.
LinkedIn. The App will help you uild your personal brand, network to create meaningful connections, and engage with professional content – right from your iPhone.
Tweetbot for iPhone is a full-featured Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.
Facebook's Paper has become my favorite way to read Facebook and interact with friends on a daily basis.
iMovie is a delightful app to use, especially with the iPhone 6 improved Camera. In just a couple of minutes I can create a video of a trip and share it with my friends. All directly from my iPhone.
Traktor is the best DJ App. Touch your tracks and create stunning mixes in seconds.
VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs. Simply my favorite iPhonography App of all time.
Carousel lets you view all the photos and videos from your phone and Dropbox in one place, organizes them automatically, and backs them up to Dropbox.
Instagram. A picture is worth a thousand words. I'm not in to Facebook, but Instagram is my most browsed social network.
Flickr. The App can now auto-upload you Camera Roll to a private album. Given the 1Terabyte of free space that Flickr offers you really can't find any excuses to not download this app.
Flic will save you an awful lot of space. It is the easiest and fastest way to delete photos from your camera roll.
Google Maps is simply much better, faster and easier than Apple Maps.
Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.
Amount is the most intuitive, lightweight and easy to use unit converter you've ever seen.
Tripadvisor. Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and have your perfect trip. With over 150 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go.
Uber. Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines.
SkyScanner is the world’s best flight search app. Compare millions of flights and hundreds of airlines in seconds. Skyscanner: it’s fast, flexible and free!
Hotel Tonight. Hand-selected hotels at great prices.
Jawbone Up. As a Jawbone Up24 owner I rely on this app to guide me every step to a better, healthier lifestyle. First, UP gets to know you—tracking your activity, diet and sleep. Next, it shows you how to make simple adjustments that, over time, add up to a whole new you.
Seven Using nothing more than a chair, a wall, and your own body weight, the 7-minute workout is based on scientific studies to provide the maximum benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible.
I've noticed that in the last year my most used Apps didn't change that much made exception of a few new additions. My pocket computer has never been so powerful and I can't wait to see what will come out next and how my productivity will be empowered thanks to my favorite gadget.