we often take for granted the supercomputerthat sits in our pocket, and to be honest, youâ€™re probably just barely scratching thesurface of its potential to enhance and improve your everyday life. we all want that! or maybeyou just like to add to the collection of toys on your iphone. here are 12 awesome freeapps to add to your iphone. google trips*google walking down the street* *trips* â€œwhoah!â€
watch movies free, no, not that kind of trip.with google having extended its tendrils into almost every aspect of online life,â googletripsâ is the companyâ€™s effort to help you explore the real world more easily.tell the app where you want to go and itâ€™ll serve up a selection of things to do, itinerariesfor day trips, food and drink recommendations,
and more.this being a google app, some of the smart bits are somewhat reliant on you being ensconcedin the google ecosystem â€“ reservations need to be sucked in from gmail, for example.however, with offline access for any downloaded location, trips in tandem with maps (whichcan also work offline) is an excellent app to have handy while on your holiday, and withthe included â€˜need to knowâ€™ section (emergency numbers; hospitals; health centers) couldeven be a life-saver. quikif you like the idea of editing home movies but are a modern-day being with no time orattention span, tryâ quik. the app automates the entire process, enabling you to createbeautiful videos with a few taps and show
off to your friends without needing talent- surely the epitome of today’s #hashtag generation. all you need do is select some videos andphotos, and choose a style. quik then edits them into a great-looking video you can sharewith friends and family. but if your inner filmmaker hankers for a little more control,you can adjust the style, music, format and pace, along with trimming clips, reorderingitems, and adding titles to get the effect you desire.cementing its friendly nature, quik offers a little pairs minigame for you to mess aboutwith while the app renders your masterpiece. and there’s even a weekly ‘for you’ videoquik compiles without you lifting a finger. prismawe’ve seen quite a few apps that try to turn
your photos into art, but none manage it withquite the same raw ability asâ prisma. the app is almost disarmingly simple to use: shootor select a photo, crop your image, and choose an art style (options range from classic paintingsthrough to comic book doodling). the app within a few seconds then transformsyour photo into a miniature picasso or munch, and it’s instantly better than most of uscould ever hope to achieve with photoshop. on trying prisma with a range of imagery,we found it almost never comes up with a duff result thanks to some insanely smart processing.but if you find the effects a bit jarring, a slide of your finger can soften your chosenfilter prior to sharing your masterpiece online. our only criticism is the app’s low-res output,making prisma pics only suitable for screen
use – but it’s a real must-have. itunes movie trailers if you’re forever hunting down trailers tosee what’s worth flinging money at in the cinema,â itunes movie trailersâ is an essentialdownload. the interface is split between featured films, charts (by popularity, box office takeor rating), and favorites. selecting a film doesn’t immediately fireup the trailer. instead, you get some artwork, a synopsis of the movie, information (cast,run time, genre, and so on), and a list of trailers to play.like most movie apps, there’s a whiff of us-first here. (the app is at the time of writing restrictedto the usa, canada and the uk, and uses us
ratings and charts.) but for the movie-mad,it’s an elegant and usable means of accessing trailers, some of which are even temporarilyexclusive to apple. cheatsheetthe idea behindâ cheatsheetâ is to provide fast access to tiny chunks of informationyou never remember but really need to: your hotel room, your car’s number plate, wi-fipasswords, or, if you’re feeling suitably retro, the konami code.set-up is pleasingly straightforward. using the app, you add ‘cheats’ by selecting anicon and then typing your info nugget. when you’ve got yourself a number of ‘cheats’,they can be reordered as you see fit. once you’re done, the entire lot can be displayedon the today widget or anâ apple watch.
cheatsheet saves some features for a $2.99/â£2.29’pro’ upgrade – a custom keyboard, an action extension, some of the icons, and icloud sync.but the free version is nonetheless useful and generous, along with making really gooduse of the today view on your phone. sleep cycle alarm clock the science of sleep is something few peopledelve into. but you know some days that you wake up and feel awful, even if you thinkyou’ve had a decent night’s sleep.â sleep cycleâ might be able to tell you why. it analysesyou while you sleep, using sound or motion, and provides detailed statistics when youwake. additionally, it’ll constantly figure outwhat phase of sleep you’re in, attempting
to wake you at the best possible time, ina gentle, pleasing manner. that probably all sounds a bit woo-woo, buthere’s the thing: this app actually works, from the graphing bits through to helpingyou feel refreshed and relaxed on waking up. skyscannerskyscanner’s a great website, which enables you to punch in airports and find out thecheapest way of getting from a to b. theâ skyscanner appâ is the same, but it’son your device and with a spiffy ai. well worth a download, even if only to check flightsfor an upcoming holiday. mintneed to save money for an upcoming trip, pay
down a loan, or figure out how you overspentso much? check out mint, a much loved app that pulls all your accounts (credit cards,loans, banks, investments and more) into one place. it gives you insight into how youâ€™respending, giving you tools to set budgets, lets you break down spending by category,and offers reminders for upcoming bills. facerigthis one is just good clean fun. following in the footsteps of msqrd,â facerigâ enablesyou to embody a virtual character by controlling it with your face.everything happens entirely automatically â€“ you just select a character and background,gurn into the camera, watch a seemingly sentient floating hamburger mirror your very expression,and have a little sit down to think about
the terrifying advance of technology.for those not freaked out by the hamburger to the point that they hurl their iphonesinto the sea, facerig provides plenty of characters, unlocked using tokens earned through regularuse or bought using iap. you can also snap and share photos of yourvirtual visage, or record entire videos where you pretend youâ€™ve turned into a sentientgoggles-wearing raccoon, an angry dragon or a slightly irritated-looking turkey. productivethere are loads of to-do apps on the app store, butâ productiveâ has a different goal: ratherthan having you merely tick items off of a list, it wants to encourage you to changeyour routines and habits.
you create habits within the app that aredesigned to be simple and assigned to a period of the day, making for straightforward butflexible planning. bright icons atop a deep gray background makeyour list simple to browse, and the calendar pages ensure tracking progress is a breeze.you can add ios reminders to any item, too, although we preferred regularly visiting theapp â€“ a nice habit in itself. for free, youâ€™re limited to five ongoinghabits, but that should make for a good start â€“ and adding too many could make stickingto new routines less likely. however, if you hanker for unlimited habits, you can upgradefor a one-off $3.99/â£2.99. hyper newslike the original hyper,â hyper newsâ aims
to make the experience of video a touch moreusable when out and about with your iphone. as with its sibling, this app downloads contentwhen youâ€™re on wi-fi, enabling you to later peruse it even if you have no data signal.the content has wisely been heavily optimized for people on the go. rather than providestandard videos, hyper news instead goes for bite-sized and heavily captioned fare.this means you can take in the majority of news items without audio â€“ handy when surroundedby people who might not appreciate commentators blaring from your iphone.the only snag is that the news sources are quite us-focussed, and are quite scattergunin terms of subject matter, as there are no options to focus on specific topics.but then thatâ€™s the point with hyper apps
â€“ zero friction, and hope you are servedsomething of interest. if not, just skip to the next video. multitimerappleâ€™s pre-loaded clock app has a perfectly serviceable timer â€“ but you only get onecountdown at any given moment.â multitimer, as its name might suggest, gives you multipletimers that you can set going simultaneously. on launching the app, youâ€™ll find six timersalready set up. each has a different color, name and icon. tap a timer and it starts,tap again to pause, or double-tap to reset. easy. long press and you open the timerâ€™soptions, so you can adjust its default time, label, color, icon and sound.the lack of a today view widget is a pity
as it impairs the slick functionality theiphone creators are trying to induce, but the app does provide notifications.you also have plenty of preferences to delve into, including adjusting the default workspace.should you want extra workspaces â€“ or a custom layout â€“ grab the $2.99/â£2.29 multitimerpro iap.