Apple’s App Store offers a vast selection of quality apps for its iOS devices. If you are looking forward to installing new apps on your iPhone or iPad to kick off a fresh new year, you have come to the right place.
In order to help you out, we have handpicked the top 5 best iOS apps for January 2020. You can learn more about the apps by going through the detailed summary, along with a download link to the App Store.
1. Darkroom – Photo Editor
Darkroom is a powerful photo editor for iOS devices. It is praised for its professional app user interface and a robust set of tools. The interface is designed to scale to the screen size of different iPhone and iPad models, making it easier for users to play with the app.
If you take photos in RAW format, then you can edit them directly from the Darkroom editor. It can process up to 120MP photos without any hiccups. Users can also edit Portrait-mode photos, with options to tweak the background and foreground separately. Furthermore, Live Photos can be edited via the app as well.
Darkroom offers all the basic photo adjustment options, including Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Shadows, Saturation, Highlights, Vignette, and many more. Advanced users can also take leverage of the Curves and Color tools to adjust the colors and create natural-looking photos. In addition, users can crop, rotate, flip, and change the aspect ratio as expected from a photo editor. For casual users, there are several filters with the option to adjust the filter intensity.
One of the unique features of the Darkroom photo editor is that users can edit multiple photos at once and export them together in lossless TIFF or PNG format or compressed JPEG format.
2. Firefox Lockwise
Firefox Lockwise is a secure password manager that keeps track of your log-in credentials and syncs them to your Firefox account. It secures the credentials with 256-bit encryption.
You can keep your login credentials locked under Touch ID or Face ID and unlock it when deemed necessary. It also lets you set a timer that locks the app automatically.
When you try to log in to a service, the AutoFill feature will ask if you want to fill up the account details on supported apps and websites. You can manually search for the login credentials and then copy it in one-tap as well.
Compared to other popular password managers, Firefox Lockwise doesn’t offer many features. But it is free and gets the job done. Mozilla Corporation is renowned for its commitment to protecting user privacy, which they have delivered with its Firefox products. Firefox Lockwise is no exception.
3. Socratic by Google
Socratic is an educational app powered by Google AI. It is aimed to help students with different subjects, such as Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Grammar, Literature, Social Studies, History, and more.
Simply scan the question using the camera or dictate it with your voice, and Socratic will scrape through various websites to show you the correct results. It will also find videos related to the subject as well as a step-by-step explanation in mathematical problems.
Socratic also collects additional information from experts to provide students with accurate results and a detailed explanation of different concepts.
Since Socratic was acquired by Google in 2018, it uses Google’s ever-improving text and speech recognition to bring the most relevant results to the users. It even utilizes machine learning to analyze millions of searched questions for accurate predictions in the future.
With over 100 million unique users, Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the App Store. It identifies the music playing nearby and then gives you the option to play the music on your device, discover the artist, or the album related to it.
As you discover a piece of music using Shazam, the app will give you the option to play it from either Apple Music or Spotify. You can also add the song to your Apple Music or Spotify playlist directly from the app. Shazam shows you the lyrics and offers a YouTube link to the music video too.
Based on your activities on Shazam, you will receive personalized recommendations to check out other artists as well as find what’s popular among other Shazam users.
If you listen to a lot of music and experiment with new music genres, Shazam is a must-have app for your iOS device. Since Shazam has been acquired by Apple, it is free and doesn’t incorporate any subscription plans.
5. ZEDGE Wallpapers
In case you change the home or lock screen wallpaper on your iPhone regularly, then you should try the ZEDGE Wallpapers app. It offers not only thousands of quality wallpapers that suit your iPhone’s Retina display but also ringtones, videos, and more. You can even download stickers from iMessage.
Wallpapers are sorted in several categories so that you can choose a wallpaper based on your mood. Besides that, you can set the wallpapers directly from the app.
There are premium live wallpapers that you have to pay for, but you can simply watch an advertisement to unlock it for free. Other than that, ZEDGE Wallpapers is pretty good in terms of both quality and quantity. For the latest tech news and updates, Install TechCodex App and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you.