Best iPhone and iPad apps UK 2018: Photography, dating, social networking and more on iOS

Apps have been around for over a decade now, and they’re not going anywhere by the looks of it. Their applications are manifold (that is their namesake after all); you can do everything and anything, from tuning your imperfections out of a photo to consulting with an online therapist via video chat. And with new apps being developed all the time, the possibilities are endless.

We’ve rounded up the best the app store has to offer, and categorised them to save you the hassle. Appy days!

We’ll be updating this page periodically with new app recommendations, so be sure to check back in. 

Best apps for iPhone and iPad in 2018: Social

Reddit (free)

Reddit finally bit the bullet and created an app back in 2016, and while there are other novel apps for reading the site, it’s still a good way to navigate the site if you’re a newbie. Self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” Reddit has a interface that’s notoriously difficult to get to grips with, but the mobile app is surprisingly surmountable. There’s inbuilt infinite scrolling for hardcore Redditors, autoplay for GIFs, and a propensity for breaking news that’s second only to Twitter. Download to become a connoisseur of “dank memes”, dubious news sources and all things viral.

Instagram (free)

Instagram, despite being owned by Facebook who have been in hot water lately, is faring comparatively well, and it’s easy to see why: the interface is simple and, if anything, too engaging. Instagram stories has imbued the app with Snapchat’s primary functionality, namely content with an expiry date, ensuring things are always kept fresh. What’s more, you can “save” Instagram stories, meaning flashes of memory can be permanently ensconced on your profile; this is no doubt how Generation Z will experience nostalgia. Not to mention everyone’s on it, from celebrities to journalists to politicians.


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