The best iPhone apps of 2014

The best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.

But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no shortage of great new apps this year. From killer new productivity apps, to some of the most addicting games to ever land on the iPhone, you’d be forgiven for not being able to choose the best new offerings.

Luckily, D2D Digital done the hard part for you. Check out our list, below, to see which apps made our cut of top picks of the year and see how they compare to your favorites.

1.Acorns

We all know investing properly is crucial for long term financial success but getting started can the most overwhelming and difficult part. Acorns takes the friction out of the process by investing the change left over from your everyday purchases into a portfolio managed by a financial professional. You can choose how much to invest, how aggressive you want to be and the app takes care of the rest. Acorns is free but costs $1/month once you start investing.

2.Humin

Humin reorganizes your contacts based on their relationship to you, making it really fast and easy to search for contact info with queries like “works at Mashable” or “met at ComicCon.” The app also learns from your past behavior to predict who you’ll want to get in touch with the second you launch the app so the more you use it, the smarter its predictions get.

3.Hyperlapse

Facebook gave us a slew of new apps this year but Instagram’s Hyperlapse was by far the best of the bunch. The app provides a really simple way to create stunning time-lapse videos— previously a labor intensive and time consuming task– and easily share them back to Instagram or Facebook. The app will even work with the iPhone’s front-facing camera so you can create time-lapse selfies.

4.Jelly

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone’s latest venture, Jelly, is premised on the fact that there are some questions not easily answered by a quick Google search. Some answers are better when they come from people you know (or who are at least in your wider social network). Ask a question using text, photos or map location and friends and friends of friends from your social circle will give you their best advice.

5.LinkedIn Job Search

It’s no secret that LinkedIn is a great place to find jobs but until the Job Search there wasn’t a good way to actually browse the company’s huge database of open positions from your phone. LinkedIn’s Job Search solves that with an app entirely dedicated to the network’s job postings. Users can browse open positions, apply for new ones or opt for personalized alerts when the type of job they want becomes available.


Maya Roeland

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