The Best iPhone Apps of 2017

We are coming to the end of 2017 now, lets take a look back at some of the best free and paid-for iPhone and iPad apps of 2017!

Ever found yourself just scrolling through Apples App Store not really sure what your looking for but hoping you come across the next best app? Searching through them all can definitely be a chore. So, to save you time, we have gone through the top picks for you...

Productivity and Tools

TabBank This is for those with a passion for music! White writing down lyrics and Guitar chords with a pen and paper is simple enough, TabBank makes it just as streamlined on your iOS device. The smart notepad lets you scribble down lyrics and chords, formatting them automatically so you write songs on the go. (Free!)TabBankNine Nine is a visual to-do list for people who want to use their cameras to create reminders. Attached to each photo taken is a tag such as "watch", "buy" etc, giving you a distinct list of actions to take. (Free!)

Trello Do you have a busy life? Can never remember the tasks you need to do? Trello is aimed at helping you get things done and stay organised. The app lets you create boards for all the projects you're working on. You can work on these individually or add colleagues so they're kept up-to-date. You can add to do lists, comment on items, and upload files. (Free!)

Trello There are a ton of web conferencing and collaboration apps out there, but they aren't always mobile-friendly. is an online meeting tool that's easy to set up and be used from any device. It provides free screen sharing and unlimited video conferencing. A big plus is that there is a whiteboard feature that allows everybody to contribute their ideas virtually. (Free!)

Creativity and Photography

Facetune Probably one of the most popular photography apps out there at the moment, and not everybody agrees with it! Facetune gives users the ability to completely change their face with airbrushing, teeth-whitening, skin smoothing and yes, you can even make yourself skinnier/curvier! (£2.99).


Snapseed Snapseed is incredibly easy to use, but at the same time it offers a powerful collection of tools. The app excels in all basic photo processing techniques, including exposure, colour, sharpening, cropping and straightening. It also offers advanced editing features such as selective adjustments and a healing tool for removing unwanted objects. (Free!)

Filterstorm Neue This editing tool offers much of the editing control of more powerful desktop applications like Lightroom and Photoshop, but in a mobile-friendly format. In addition to all the typical photo editing tools for adjusting colour exposure etc. Filterstorm Neue includes one of the best mobile implementations of a powerful curves control for fine-tuning brightness and contrast. (£3.50)

Filterstorm Neue

Games and Entertainment

Limbo A touch-controlled platform game, Limbo is a stunning saga of a boy who wanders through a haunting industrial jungle. There are no explanations, no dialogue, and no shortage of horrendous surprises. The game could stump you for hours, but then something will click and you will realise how simple the answer was! (Free!)


To the Moon This game originally debuted on PC and has recently ported to iOS. It's a beautiful (yes, there could be some tears!) story about memory, life, and having no regrets. The game is centered around two scientists who dive into the memories of a dying patient to help him achieve his last wish. (Free!)

Super Mario Run Who doesn't like Super Mario? Nintendo's first official release for iOS sees Mario in a new role flying through levels at maximum velocity. The free version may be a bit lacking, but if you make a £10 investment it unlocks the whole Mushroom Kingdom for you. (Free!)

Super Mario Run

Helpful Tools

Seeing AI This app narrates the world by describing people, text and objects for visually impaired people using its camera feature. (Free!)

SportsHero SportsHero is a social network that lets users compete while predicting the results of sports games against real odds, using a points system. (Free!)

Expo This developer tool is an app for making apps. Its open-source framework enables you to build native apps for iOS and Android while coding in JavaScript and React Native. (Free!)

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