Voting for the Best iOS Apps of 2017 by @Apps4LifeI'm summarizing the results and posting the information. In general, the results are quite predictable. Despite the abundance of programs and applications, people prefer to use either the standard built-in applications or use well-known analogues. Rarely will a person use an extravagant note-taking or mail app. Well, let's go and see what's what.
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No surprises. The built-in Calendar app does a pretty good job of scheduling appointments, keeping track of them, and displaying them. And really convenient. The second place was expectedly taken by Google Calendar due to the great spread of Google in our lives. But the third place was quite unexpectedly taken by Edo Agenda. I will have to study it, frankly speaking, this is the first time I've heard of it.
Here, too, the standard iOS mail app won by a wide margin. In second place is quite popular application Spark. The third place went to Polymail app of Ukrainian developers. This is a bit surprising because the application is paid, although it has a trial period. I will tell about it in the coming year separately. With a small gap in 4th place is Email, an application from the Google team, also quite nice and free.
In addition, as you can see there were many options for their own answers, among them the most interesting were these:
Personal task and reminder app
Again, the standard Reminders is ahead of the curve. By the way, I have read many stories about searching for the perfect task manager, and after trying many of them, people go back to the simple and reliable standard application. In second place is Wunderlist, the brainchild of the German team, which was bought by Microsoft and as far as I know is no longer supported (no innovations and updates) and will be closed in time. In third place is Todoist, a really good subscription app, but I got rid of it in favor of TickTick. Of curious options, we'll note:
- Omni Focus 2 (cost 40 c.u.)
- Nirvana (a very interesting app with great usability)
- Microsoft To-Do (really??!?)
- One Day (strange, because it's not a book at all, but only a journal of life, albeit the most convenient one)
Team task management application
There are no standard programs in this nomination, but there are already applications that have proven themselves with the best of convenience and their cost - Trello and Asana. So, in first place is Trello. In second place slipped the almost free Todoist, but it has one big disadvantage - you can only make comments in the premium version. And in third place is a great team-building app, Asana. Fourth and fifth place went to Wunderlist and Any.do, respectively. Of curiosity:
- Freedcamp (never heard of it)
Note-taking and note-taking app
Again the familiar situation with the only leader. And the other two places were also quite predictable. So:
- standard application - Notes
- Google Keep
There is no iOS hegemony in this issue, and that's a good thing. There are clearly 5 leaders, which divided the bulk of voters. And, watching the voting, for a long time places 1 and 2 alternated with each other, but in the end Bear won - a very beautiful, elegant application. And the full top five looks like this:
- IA Writer
Interestingly, each of these applications is worthy of being in 1st place. And we should probably do a separate review comparing all these text reactors to see which one is better. In the meantime.
No surprises. Number 1 is. Safari, number 2 - Chrome. "Suddenly" the third one is. Firefox. The rest is evil. It's a shame, though. OperaSuch promising guys we had.
Comments are unnecessary. Everything is so clear and understandable. I'm sure that Spotify would get a lot more votes, if it were allowed in Ukraine and Russia. I myself would have given my vote for them, they are just much more convenient than the standard Apple Music.
Here I must admit that I was wrong to allow only 1 vote. This was clearly a multiple choice, and yet the vote passed. First place went to Xiaomi's sports bracelet tracking app, Mi Fit. Next, nose to nose with running apps - Runastic and Nike+.
The winner in this category was expectedly the awesome free editor Snapseed from Google, as well as the photo bank of the same name. The third place went to the VSCO editor.
No options at all. First place - iMovie. And the best non-standard video editor - Quik from the GoPro team!
A personal finance app
Unexpectedly many applications. Although, as usual, a few stand out. CoinKeeper won quite deservedly. In second place is MmoneyWiz 2, and the third place is Spendee. Applications I use, but among the top three, I would give preference to third place. And the rest - a lot of cool apps you remembered:
- Next (awesome, albeit paid, but not me enough letters and a little customization)
- Money Pro
- Monobank (thanks for the mention of the new bank, but for personal finance the app is still of little use)
- Zen Mani (didn't work for me)
- Chase (first time I've heard of it)
- Monefy (not heard)
- Spreadsheets (original 😉 )
Peterka is just fine. More precisely, the fourth, because Yandex maps and Google plus or minus are replaceable with each other. Otherwise, yes, I do not travel without these apps. Although the last time I did without Blablacar, went by train.
As you can see from the Pocket app, we like to read "later," not right away. What's more, I often use it myself. Of the real "readers" won the application Bookmeit. And the prize of the audience sympathy goes to the app "Some Bullshit", but otherwise - there are many to choose from. And I took a few for myself to tell about them in detail next year.
Password storage application
No surprises there. 1Password is number one. LastPass is second and Dashlane is third.
What social networking site do I use?
Unexpected, isn't it? Actually, no. Facebook is ours. Instagram and YouTube are catching up. I have some thoughts on developing a YouTube channel, but more on that later.
What messenger do I use
HA! Seriously? Does anyone use WeChat? And how? I'm curious. Hit me up and tell me your impressions if you read this post.
Where I'm from.
It all makes sense. I am from Ukraine. Most of my subscribers are from there, too. Glad to all, thank you for being with me.
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