Normally around this time of year we would be compiling our 100 Best Apps of 20__ list. However, in reality while there are great apps coming out all the time, there aren’t as many stellar NEW Apps that coming out on a daily basis. So instead of putting together a long exhaustive list of Apps I’ve decided to put together a list of my Top 10 Best Apps of 2015 While many of these Apps were released for the 1st time in 2015, a few of them were out before 2015, but received significant updates in 2015 that were simply too hard to ignore. Let’s count down:
10 Best Apps of 2015
10. 1Password 6
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t open 1Password on my iPhone, iPad or Mac to grab a password that I need to login to a site or another app. As cybersecurity becomes more and more of a concern each day, it’s important to use different, secure, not easy to guess passwords on each site that you have an account on. There’s no way to remember them all. That’s where the heavily encrypted 1Password comes in. It has iOS extensions so that you can use it in Safari or Chrome. It syncs the data file via Dropbox or iCloud so that you have access to the same passwords on each of your devices. It also generates new passwords for each new account you create so that you don’t have to come up with secure ones on your own.
9 PDF Expert
PDF Expert is the best iOS App for managing, digitally signing and working with PDFs on your iOS devices. It’s constantly updated with new features and works great!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what’s a picture with words on it worth? Especially if that picture has a great design and it was EASY to create! Now you have the power to turn your pictures (or stock images) into great looking, nicely designed graphics that you can post to your favorite social media sites.
The Best Part is that…
The iPad Pro is the first iPad that has native support for a pressure sensitive stylus. The Apple Pencil is the best stylus we’ve seen for iPad bar none. The accuracy, precision and speed are simply the best. While there are several apps that take advantage of Apple Pencil on iPad Pro there’s one that promises to be a game changer. Astropad Graphics Tablet is an app for iPad and iPhone. It has preliminary (beta) support for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Wth this App you can mirror your Mac’s display and use your iPad as a graphics tablet for your Mac. Astropad can connect to your Mac via USB or WiFi. If your Mac has multiple displays you can choose which one to mirror.
Here’s a video of how it works: