Frankly speaking, I was slightly skeptical about how developers would optimize their apps to seamlessly run on Apple Watch when it was launched in 2015. However, having used the smartwatch for more than a couple of years, I can firmly say that all of my doubts have vanished for the better. Despite having the obvious limitations, apps are designed to take the full advantage of the most adorable Watch of the planet. Though there are a number of exceptionally user-friendly apps, these are my best Apple Watch apps.
I like the apps which are easy-to-use even on the small screen of the Watch. The ones that have neat UI charm me a lot. To ensure all of my needs are fully taken care of, I use a variety of apps—from email, note-taking to social networking apps. Would you like to catch 'em all? Let's scroll through the long lists!
Best Apple Watch Apps
#1. GPS Tracks
GPS Tracks has been made to let users track their waypoints or route. With several user-friendly features such as Current Track Information, Current Location Information, and Current Waypoint Information, this app can be convenient for Apple Watch users in assisting them to track locations quickly.
You can also create routes to follow manually. Thanks to the playback feature, you can record any location at your own convenience. Moreover, it allows you to add a waypoint to your current location as well.
#2. Places Around
Places Around can be pivotal for Apple Watch users while traveling. You can check out the nearby places and services such as Restaurants, ATMs, GAS Stations, etc. This app provides some predefined services to make things simple for you. However, you can also speak to the app to find any particular service as per your need.
With the use of this app, you will be able to quickly find out contact details, open hours as well as the distance of any place. You can view the place on the map and use Apple Watch to find out the directions of the place you are looking for.
You can get tax deductions whether you drive the car for personal or business purpose. If you drive 30 miles per day, you would be able to save as much as $4,000 per year on your tax return.
You can check out the drive distance and value. View your entire drive distance on a map. Besides, the app also allows you to categorize your trips based on your need.
Create to-do lists about everything you want to carry out perfectly and get reminders about them to ensure you are able to complete them before the stipulated time. You will also share your lists with your family and friends. More importantly, the app supports multiple languages like English, Danish, Dutch, etc.
#5. MoneyWiz 2
MoneyWiz 2 is an intuitive personal finance app. It endeavors to help you manage your finance with utmost ease. With the use of this app, you can put accounts, budgets, and bills in one place and hence be able to get them instantly without any hassle. You can enter income and expenses on the move.
Set up your bills to get timely reminds and never get late. Enter your budget, and the app will keep an eye on the transactions. That's not all, you can seamlessly customize it to suit your needs better.
#6. Facebook Messenger
After WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger is the most popular messaging app in the world. It's ideally optimized for Apple Watch to let you communicate with your friends and loved ones elegantly. You will find out who is active and quickly send him/her a nice message.
You can turn on location to let your friends know when you are nearby. Just in case, you don't want to be disturbed by endless alerts, disable notifications.
It's really hard not to include an app like Instagram that's ruling the hearts of millions of users worldwide. The app allows you to share fun-loving photos and videos with your friends and loved ones. There are multiple filters that enable you instantly transform the looks of your images.
It also allows you to send disappearing shots. Moreover, you can explore tons of awesome pics and clips shared by an ever-growing community.
If managing emails is proving to be a tedious task for you, I would recommend you to try out Spark. You can glance through all of your important emails quickly. The app easily finds out the most used signatures so that you are able to pick the most preferred one without spending much time.
You can enable smart notifications to receive alerts only when you receive an important message. The app also allows you to send the custom reply to emails. Furthermore, the app is integrated with a number of apps and services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Readability, Pocket, Evernote and OneNote.
With Evernote, you will bring about the required convenience into the way you manage your tasks and take notes. You can instantly create do-lists, collaborate with your friends and keep a track on them. The app allows you to take notes in a number of formats like text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings, etc.
If you want to add additional protection to your notes, use the passcode to offer more shield to your privacy. Set reminders so that you don't fail to carry any task.
#10. Easy Cooking Timer
If you aren't able to keep yourself at pace with cooking, you should give this app a chance to help you remain to stay ahead of the time. The app lets you enter the steps which you want to follow for a particular process and the exact time you wish to allot to it. Check out when your meal will be ready and when you need to take the next step. Audio and video alerts ensure you don't fail to complete the task in time.
There are quite a number of times people forget to remember many petty things like shopping lists when they reach shopping center or place where they have parked their car at the airport etc. Based on GPS location, RemindMeAt allows you to view active notes instantly. As a result, you never forget anything. You can schedule notes as reminders to never fail to complete them in time.
While delivering the speech, most people tend to go overboard and forget to keep up with the allotted time. If you are one of those who often have to deliver a speech or go for presentation, TicTalkToc will be a perfect tool for you.
It shows green color to suggest that you have reached minimum time, yellow to indicate the remaining within time and red to signify that your time is almost over. Also, it offers 30 seconds of grace.
#13. O & X Watch Edition
How about playing O & X game on your Apple Watch? It may not be sensational and loaded with challenges, but you will love to play it with your friends. You can unlock plenty of different pieces to prove your superiority.
You will also compare your abilities with your friends via Game Center leaderboards. As the latest version of the game is without ads, you will love having a go at it. While the iPhone edition is free, its Apple Watch counterpart comes at $0.99.
Your favorite App!
Time to let us know which one of these apps have found a safe heaven on your Apple Watch. It would be really nice to know some of your favorite watchOS apps.
Have I missed to include any interesting app in this list? Do let us know that in the comments below.
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