Now that 2018 has ended, it is time to reflect on the year. With all of the different apps that were released this year, it can be hard to look back and pick out the top iPhone apps. In this article we will take a look at all of the different apps tried through the year, and talk about the top games and the productivity apps.
Top iPhone Games
Stardew Valley ($7.99)
Stardew Valley is probably the most hours I have ever put into a mobile game, and that’s after already playing it previously on PC! It is a calming farming simulator game, where you take over your late grandfather’s farm. You can farm, fish, mine, and meet the locals. Anyone who enjoyed the harvest moon series will appreciate this game, as it has everything and more than they normally included. The touch controls also work very well for this game. For me, $7.99 is an incredible price considering I payed close to 20 when it first came out on PC, and I still did not regret it at all!
While Fortnite may not be my personal favorite game, it is impossible to deny the popularity and quality of this game. Even on the mobile it offers an intense experience where you compete with other online players around the world. For those who don’t know this game, the idea is around 100 people will drop into the map where you then must find loot and fight enemy players until you are the last survivor. Using the building mechanic may not work as well as on other devices, but it is possible on mobile. You can play solo, duo, or in groups of four. If you never tried fortnite yet, it’s worth a download and a try, especially since it is free!
Top iPhone Productivity Apps
Sweatcoin is an app that will reward you for the amount of steps you take each day. For each step you take you earn a certain amount of “sweatcoins”, which is a digital currency that you can use in the app to claim rewards. They normally offer several different offers that they change on a regular basis. That can make it hard to save up for certain offers, as they can disappear before you get enough to purchase it. The other issues I’ve notice is that is you still have to pay shipping on the offers you purchase, and the fact that you do not earn the coins at a fast rate. Even with these issues, I still find it a huge motivator knowing that each step I take is going towards something.
Forrest is an interesting idea. It is an app that lets you plant a virtual tree for a set amount of time. During that time you cannot leave that screen on your phone or your virtual tree will die. It may seem like a silly way to focus on a task, but I find it actually really works. You earn different trees you can plant to grow your forest exactly how you would like to. It also lets you plant up to 5 real trees per user. If you like the sounds of this but do not want to pay to try, there is an app called Flora that is free and works in a similar fashion.
AutoSender (In-app purchases)
AutoSender is of course my personal favorite app of the year. Why worry about remembering to send a message at a later date, when you could instead schedule it right when you think of it so that it will automatically send. That way there is no need to worry about forgetting to send out an important message. We also offer the ability to schedule pictures that will automatically send as well, so you can personalize your message even further. Learn more about scheduling messages here.
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Good article. I am going through a few of these issues as well..