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Handoff is a unique feature found both in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. It has been created to provide continuity across all Apple compatible devices. Start something on your iPhone and finish it off on Mac/iPad from where you left off!

Though Handoff is a great utility, it doesn't support all apps. Mail, Calendars, Messages, Safari, Notes, Reminders, Maps are integrated with Handoff. Therefore, to make the most of this new feature, you can use other third party apps.

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Handoff Compatible Apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac

There are some third party apps that support Handoff feature. Equipped with the ground-breaking features to take continuity to the next level, they are very exciting. Let's know about them!

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Handoff Compatible Apps

#1. Things 3

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Things App for iPhone and iPad
Things 3 app lets you manage your task quite easily. You don't have to manually manage the entire task or data. Just set on the task in accordance with your use and it will carry it out with absolute perfection.

Dislike spending a lot of time on managing task? Things is the right task manager you can hire at the most affordable cost.


  • Today
  • Focus
  • Keep organized
  • Assign context, priorities, time

Price: $9.99 for iPhone &  iPad and $49.99 for Mac
Download Thing for iPhone
Download Thing for Mac

#2. iA Writer Pro

iA Writer Pro iPhone and iPad App

iA Writer Pro is the complete writing machine. With innovative writing technology, it reduces a significant amount of cognitive load. The automatic document naming, keyboard extension with arrows and punctuation and seamless iCloud sync across all devices for writing in any situation, the app is very handy.

The Writer Pro can be very useful for those who have to spend plenty of time in proofreading. The Pro corrects basic mistakes with ease that helps a great deal while writing.


  • Sentence Syntax Control
  • Full text search
  • Night Mode
  • Formatted preview
  • Retina-optimized
  • Auto-Markdown format

Price: $9.99 for iPhone and iPad, $19.99 for Mac
Download iA Writer Pro for iPhone/iPad
Download iA Writer Pro for Mac

#3. Pocket

Pocket iPhone and iPad App

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Developer: Dhvanesh Adhiya
Price: Free+

With the help of Pocket, you can save all your favourite articles or contents in a third party app which you can read at any time. Since it has the support of Handoff, you can use any compatible device (iPhone/iPad/Mac) in order to take the full advantage of continuity feature.

With just a quick swipe or a few taps on Notification Center , you can switch back if you need to. Just gather everything you want to read at one platform and read from any device!


  • Works offline
  • Personalized highlights
  • Pocket premium

Price: Free
Download Pocket for iPhone/iPad
Download Pocket for Mac

#4. Wunderlist

Wunderlist iPhone and iPad App

Wunderlist is the perfect list manager for just about every platform. Whether it is regarding planning a vacation, working on a project or making a grocery list, Wunderlist makes sharing so easy for a group of people.

There are numerous checklists and projects to help you in managing a task as efficiently as you would like. Moreover, it instantly syncs with your iPhone,iPad and Mac.


  • Easily share lists
  • Setting reminder
  • Share and delegate work

Price: Free
Download Wunderlist for iPhone/iPad
Download Wunderlist  for Mac

#5. NYTimes

NYTimes iPhone and iPad App

NYTimes lets you experience print journalism in its all new advent. The elegantly designed with enhanced imagery and multimedia and streamlined navigation, you would love spending time in reading its contents from around the world.

Though NYTimes it is free to download, you can access only ten articles per month from any section. However, if you subscribe it, you will have the full access of 25 sections along with unlimited access to NYTimes.com.


  • Breaking news Notifications
  • Stories from around the world
  • Over 25 sections
  • Customize your section

Price: Free
Download for iPhone/iPad

#6. Airbnb

Airbnb iPhone and iPad App

If you have the penchant of travelling and enjoy exploring the whole world, Airbnb will thrill you. Travel planning had never been so easy and a true delight. What’s more, you can even have the opportunity to earn money by visiting and staying at some of the most interesting places of the world.

You are just a few taps away from finding your fairytale destinations with Airbnb. With more than 600,000 listings in over 34,000 cities, it is as amazing as you can ever guess.

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Price: Free
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Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.