The Apple App Store is home to over three million apps ranging from productivity, social media, news, games, health and other categories. New apps are continuously being added to the App Store every single day. These apps are downloaded by millions of users on a daily basis. Some of these apps become quite popular among the audience. Here is a list of 5 trending iOS apps of 2018.
If you wanted to find out how the couch you saw online would look in your living room with ordering it. Magicplan lets you use the AR capabilities of your iPhone to put the couch in your living room virtually and look at it from every angle. The app has been downloaded over 12 million times since its release and it has won App of the Week in over a hundred countries.
According to the CEO, Andreas Bohm, the app is so popular that its users “map the equivalent of a small town every day” using this app.
The app is being used by homeowners, interior designers and contractors alike for the purpose of creating the floor plans. The app is not just restricted to viewing virtual furniture. It can also used to add doors, windows, electrical details and lots of other things that you might need while planning a renovation of your room.
The app is simple to use as well. Just fire up the app and point the camera towards an unobstructed well-lit area. Now, pin that corner. Similarly, repeat this process for the other corners. Once you get the dimensions of the room you can begin adding features like the doors and windows. Repeat the process for other rooms and then drag and drop the rooms together to create a floor plan within minutes.
Now, that your floor plan is ready click the insert object and start adding staircases, cabinets, furniture and electrical fitting on the go. These designs can also be shared online.
The app also lets you calculate the material cost of the renovation by just a couple of taps. Now, you might want to know how realistically the app works? The answer is that it gets you as close as you can get without putting the objects at their planned location physically.
The app also connects with certain measurement instruments via Bluetooth to map the rooms even more accurately.
The app supports the following laser distance meters:
- BOSCH GLM 100 C Professional, GLM 50 C Professional, PLR 30C, PLR 40C, PLR 50C
- DeWalt DW03201
- Leica Disto D110, D510 (Europe), E7500i (North America), D810, S910, D1, D2
- Stabila LD520, LD250 BT
- Stanley TLM99, TLM99s, TLM99si, TLM660
- WDM 8-14
Now, show the plan to your contractor and start building your dream home today.
#2 Prisma Photo Editor
Prisma is a pretty well known free photo editing app for the mobile platform. With an array of different filters that copies the art style of the legends such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Mondrian, and Kandinsky it seen over a hundred million downloads till date.
The app is famous as it is easy to use design features and gives unique and awe-inspiring results. The heart of the app is the cloud based neural network which along with a deep learning algorithm turns your simple click into an artistic render by the famous artists.
Each of the filter is applied in a unique manner depending upon the type of picture you took. The use of neural network for photography isn’t something new. Google has an open source project by the name of DeepDream. What Prisma does is take this concept to a whole new level.
Unlike the apps like Instagram, Prisma doesn’t just applies a filter over your photos but uses the neural network to create a unique result every time. There is a watermark applied to the lower corner of the image after it is rendered. This can be easily removed from the settings.
The app is great but it comes with a few downsides. First of all, the image resolution for the Prisma app is restricted to 1080×1080 pixels which gives 1.2 megapixels which is ten times less than the resolution of most phone cameras. The other downside is that to use the filters you need a net connection so that the image can be processed by the neural network. This process can take up to a couple of minutes so swapping the filters to get a different result might seem frustrating for some of the users.
Despite a couple of flaws, it is certainly one of the best apps out there with amazing choices of filters that are constantly being updated.
The “Loot is on” even on your mobile with the Zoutons mobile app. Zouton is a well-known platform which offers countless offers and deals to its discounts along with coupons to its customers. Now, you don’t need to open your browser when you are looking for those amazing discounts. The handy Zoutons app lets you access all the features of the site.
The app goes with the same motto as the website which is to make the customers online shopping experience a memorable one. The app doesn’t bother the users with any irritating ads like other apps and saves their precious time by providing them with coupons and discount details with a single tap on the screen.
The app lets you sort the discounts and coupons into categories such as Electronics, Clothing, Gifts, Footwears, Mobile Recharge, Travel and Food. These categories show result from over fifty different stores on the internet.
The app is designed in an attractive manner which is easy to navigate and use by even the first-time users. It provides a wide variety of filters to let you find what you are looking for as quickly as possible.
Zoutons is looking to provide its customers with the best possible discounts whenever they shop online and this app makes it a lot easier and fun. If you are an avid e-shopper then it is an app that you should definitely have on your mobile phone.
If you want to learn a new foreign language but don’t have spare time to attend the classes. You wanted to practice your language skills but you haven’t got any companion. These troubles are easily solved by Duolingo and the famous website has an app in the App Store to help you practice and refine your skills on the go.
You get the similar experience to that of the web application on your phone. It offers over 20 different languages like French, German, Spanish, etc. The app will teach you the basics and as you learn them it will let you test that knowledge by taking the practice tests. You can learn the basic alphabets and learn to form complex phrases without any external aid and without spending a single penny.
The app lets you choose multiple languages to learn and practice simultaneously. The app has a nice and user-friendly UI which consists of the learning segment. It lets you learn the basics and as you learn more advanced options are unlocked. A health section to show you the number of incorrect answers you can give in a test before losing and to practice previously learned skills.
The app has a bot section where you can improve your skills by practicing with the AI bots. You can join clubs and compete with your friends. Use Lingot points to get bonuses and increase your skill rapidly. The app teaches you a language by using pictures and voice. You are supposed to answer the questions by either typing, selecting the correct option or by speaking the answers as the situation demands.
The app has a great many options and can be used by anyone who wants to learn a new language. It can even be used by someone who is studying a language and some needs extra help. The app is available in the App Store for free.
Life is full of difficulties and challenges. This hectic lifestyle has created problems like insomnia and stress. People are so busy that they don’t get proper time to relax. Everyone possesses a mobile phone these days so an app has taken the job to help people overcome stress and anxiety. Headspace is a digital service founded in 2010 which provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training.
The app offers ten days trial, after these ten days the users have the option to take out a monthly or annual subscription or continue with the free trial material. It offers a series of programme’s which includes calming sessions where the user takes deep breaths and an insight meditation. Headspace integrates with your health app and records the data and gives you reminders for the sessions as well.
The app has different levels of meditation and the users are required to complete a level before moving on to the next. The meditation sessions are around ten minutes in length and are usually in a video format. It has six different meditation categories viz, Sport, Health, Foundation, Relationships, Performance, and Headspace Pro. The app also has mini sessions which last for about five minutes. It receives new mini and single session every month.
The app has a slick interface. You get all your pack contents on the home screen along with the recent singles and it also shows the number of people meditating at the given time. The subscription option is available as well. The discover window gives an in-depth detail about the different packs, singles, etc. The last window shows your personal stats and achievements.
The app offers a free 10 days trial. After the trial is over you need to subscribe it at $12.99 a month on monthly basis. You need to pay $94.99 for an annual subscription and for a whopping $399 you can enjoy Headspace for a lifetime.
These are the five trending apps available on the app store. These along with thousands of other helpful apps will make your phone more productive and make your life easier and comfortable. You should give them a try.