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20 Great iPhone Apps You Didn’t Know Existed

Great iPhone Apps

January 11th, 2019   |   Updated on June 28th, 2022

Ever since technology made its foray into our lives the mobile progressed to becoming our most trusted friend. Not only that it came with virtually so many apps which were guaranteed to change our lives forever.

However, in the plethora of applications available we get spoilt for choice. We pick up those apps which we think are best suitable for our needs and have been provided fairly decent reviews too.

There is a considerable big section of apps which does not get attention because people were busy picking run of the mill stuff.

Here we bring you a compilation of 20 such Great iPhone Apps you had no clue about. They are unique, trendy and created with the whole purpose of solving a lot of your problems in a wink. Browse amongst them as we are sure you would love to download them all.

1. Prisma Photo Editor


Prisma is a photo editor app that creates amazing photo effects transforming your photos into paintings. Using Prisma’s art filters you can make your photo look as if Picasso, Munch, or even Salvador Dali himself painted it for you!

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Review: iTunes

This is a cool app. It’s got a lot of cool filters. Your images won’t really look like paintings though. They’ll look like altered Photoshop images but they’ll still look really cool.
I had a crash issue just before writing this review. I fixed it by shutting down all apps on my iPad and then restarting the iPad. That seemed to fix the problem.

I think the problem I have with this app really isn’t with this app in particular but with all photography apps now. They all seem to want a subscription. I already pay a subscription fee. I pay $10 a month for Lightroom and Photoshop. Currently the most advanced photo editing software on the market.


2. Paper by Dropbox

There are plenty of writing apps to help you block out the clutter of typical word processors, but Paper by Dropbox is even more useful. The app has a clean, functional workspace on your iPhone or iPad, letting you get directly to the act of writing.

You can work with everything from video and images, to code and sound—all in a single place. And it comes free with Dropbox.

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Review: G2crowd

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to share documents of all kinds with others. It’s pretty intuitive as well. I need to communicate with people in multiple buildings away from my main building, and other forms of document-sharing programs don’t work as well as this one. It’s easy to use, and does take some getting used to, but I find that it’s well worth it in the end and needlessly wordy tutorials aren’t always needed, as shown by this program.

What do you dislike?

The website can feel somewhat bare-bones at times. I feel like there could be a wider range of features, which would make it seem more complete and sophisticated. Upon opening and using it for the first time, I couldn’t help but feel like it was somewhat like an empty canvas, and I was at a loss on how to start. Tutorials on how to use the program initially didn’t feel like they covered enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this program. It’s great for communication.


3. RunPee

The RunPee app exists to improve your movie-going experience. The database is updated weekly, whenever wide-release films open in theaters — to tell you the best times to run and pee, without missing the best scenes. Of course, we provide a synopsis with each Peetime, so you will know exactly what you missed while you’re gone. There is no other information like this in the entire world. We have over 1,300 movies in our database, and more added every week by our family.

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Review: AppGrooves

This new purchase model was a bit annoying, however, after understanding what is involved I get it. These times don’t just magically appear. People have to actually go to every film watch it, review it and figure out the best time to run to the head. This is the only app that gets it right, if you tried the other ones you know. And let’s face it some of this movies are real stinkers too.

They see these and review them too. Bottom line is that this is the best app to do what it does, I use it at every movie and have for years. The cost for all this use is really minimal, if you take everything into consideration. If you use this app and value it, you should support the developers. And no I don’t work for them and I paid for the Infinite pee times myself.


4. Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run!

Let’s face it; running is hard work. What better way to stay motivated than with hordes of the brain-hungry undead coming for you? There are quite a few apps available for iOS that will log your mileage and track your routes, but Zombies, Run!is the only one that will keep you moving and distracted at the same time.

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. Every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

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Review: iTunes

This is an Amazing app!!! Interesting story, heart-pounding zombie chases, sports bras, side-missions, this app has it all. And I’m not even into zombies otherwise! There is something so inspiring about going on missions for Abel Township with Sam or others in your ear all the way. I’ve always been on the imaginative side, so to immerse myself in this world and run like my life depends on it is awesome.

I have encountered no bugs in six months of use. The app has season upon season of main story, with more on the way, plus side missions such as interval training, airdrop, and supply runs. Then there are six super awesome race missions for 5k, 10k, and 20k.


5. Tunity: Hear any muted TV


Now you can tune-in wherever you go! Tunityis a free app that allows you to hear any muted, live TV’s audio directly on your mobile device. Simply scan the TV, let Tunity locate the channel and stream the audio through your headphones or bluetooth speaker.

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Review: Korobov

This app would be great if it worked. I have constant problems with it syncing. Very annoying! When it does work it’s great but this newest update it a bust!! It won’t sync at all now. The old version would sync but the sound was off & would lose the connection & either drop or f This app would be great if it worked. I have constant problems with it syncing. Very annoying! When it does work it’s great but this newest update it a bust!! It won’t sync at all now. The old version would sync but the sound was off & would lose the connection & either drop or freeze. Really wish this would work. reeze. Really wish this would work.


6. Skiplagged — Flights & Hotels

 Skiplagged — Flights & Hotels

This app is actually becoming more and more popular, but it’s still not one you hear about often.

Skiplagged is a flight price finder, but it’s not quite like any app you’ve ever used to book a flight. It’s based on the concept of “Hidden City” flights. For instance, let’s say you’re going from New York to Las Vegas and a direct flight is $400. However, there’s a flight from New York to LA that stops off in Vegas that runs for $300. Skiplagged will let you choose the layover flight, and you just get off at your layover destination.

Billed as being so good that “United Airlines actually sued us for it!” Skiplagged is worth a shot.

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Review: Trustpilot

Booked a hotel with them and paid in full when I made the reservation through Skiplagged. After my stay, I noticed the hotel billed me in full as well (for less than Skiplagged charged me too). I contacted the hotel and they told me that it was booked under a regular reservation, without paying the reservation at all. Contacted Skiplagged customer service and got an initial response, but haven’t heard back from them in days. I’ll be out about $550 if they don’t refund me.


7. The Infatuation

The Infatuation

Currently covering: New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Austin, Denver, Paris, Mexico City, Melbourne, Rome, Tokyo with more coming. We’re not robots and we don’t crowdsource, so if you don’t see your city, know that we are coming for you as soon as our wallets and physical well-being will allow.

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Review: iTunes

My wife and I are brutally critical. We were very skeptical when we first read this blog and thought the raters were going to grant carte blanche to any accommodating restaurant. We love their honest reviews. Not one restaurant that was highly rated here left a discrepancy with our standards. We also have our go-to spots that we thought no blog knew about but they turned up here to our surprise.


8. 1Blocker Legacy

 1Blocker Legacy

The most powerful and the fastest content blocker, used by over a million people. Lifehacker titled it as The Best Ad Blocker. Essential app for anyone who uses Safari.

Unlike other adblock apps, we can’t see what sites you visit and track you. That’s because 1Blocker is a native Safari content blocker, not a shady VPN server. We are supported entirely by our users, there’s no “acceptable ads” program.

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Review: iTunes

I am an older (64 year) user of an iPhone and am totally tech illiterate, not tech savvy (and I’m not ashamed to admit it). I bought the premium version of 1Block based on the reviews and my own personal experience with annoying pop-ups, some of which can get pretty gross and graphic. I’m not a gamer or software developer, but I do know that this has completely stopped ads on my iPhone. Only a line with the word “advertisement” above it usually shows up in the middle of an article, and then the rest of the article is shown.


9. Temp Mail – Temporary Email

Temp Mail - Temporary Email

Here’s a truly underrated app that we think everyone could use at some point in their life.

Temp Mail is a temporary email service. It allows you to create an email address that is deactivated not long after it is created. Why would you ever want that? Well, think of all the services that require you to provide an e-mail address that you’d rather not give your actual e-mail address to.

That’s right, Temp Mail allows you to avoid spam, junk, and other annoying forms of communications that websites can’t seem to help but send out on a daily basis.

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Review: OperaAddons

Temp Mail provides temporary, secure, anonymous, free, disposable email address.

Forget about spam, advertising mailings, hacking and attacking robots. Keep your real mailbox clean and secure. Our extension is advanced version of services like 10minutemail, guerrillamail, mailinator, getairmail, throwawaymail, tempmail and others.


10. Drunk Mode – Call Blocker

 Drunk Mode - Call Blocker

Stop Drunk Dialing: Our call-blocker hides select phone contacts when you want to get drunk so you cannot drunk call these selected friends for up to 12 hours.

Find My Drunk: Our friend finder allows you to track your drunk friends via GPS so you don’t lose them when you are out partying.

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Review: iTunes

I’m so glad this app exists. Used it especially during my college years and you know nightlife on campus can go sideways real quick. This helped me track my steps, especially when I thought I had lost or left items places, I could relocate them, and let me know when my friends got home safe. A real help!


11. Fake Call Plus 4

Fake Call Plus 4


Have you ever needed to escape a bad date or meeting or other weird or awkward situations? What about having your favorite celebrity call you to prank your friends? With FAke Call now you can.

Fake an incoming call from your boss, your wife, or a celebrity at the tap of an app! Get out of bad dates, impress your friends, and prank your enemies!

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Review: iTunes

I really have enjoyed this app, mostly because on my phone I can’t call because I have to do some work, but I like to trick some people sometimes that I’m calling. This app is perfect for me right now. The other thing is, little kids that cannot call on their phone because they are to young,
So they can have some fun.

But also, this app could use some major fixes. One thing is that there are plenty of ads, and also you have to put in someone to pretend call but then to call someone else you have to put in something totally different for a new call and I think you should be able to save one call and the sound of the call and the background picture.


12. Flush – Toilet Finder & Map

Flush - Toilet Finder & Map

If you’ve ever been in a strange place and felt the urgent need to…err…go, then you know that finding a public bathroom can be a real nightmare. Flush is the dream solution to that nightmare.

Yes, Flush helps you find nearby toilets. It’s not the noblest function in the world, but it is a particularly useful one for most people. Besides, how can’t you love an app that not only locates nearby public restrooms but also shares how other users rated that bathroom?

Flush sounds ridiculous, but we’re willing to bet this underrated app is going to sound a lot less ridiculous the next time you actually need it.

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Review: Tom’s Guide

Somewhat inadequately stocked with information, Flush Toilet Finder’s usefulness varies with location. At least they do live up to their promise of being updated often, so over time perhaps it’ll get better. The app itself is easy to use and is stocked with features appropriate to toilet-finding, and even works offline, so it has those going for it.


13. Lake: Coloring Books

Lake: Coloring Books

In recent years, coloring books for adults have surged in popularity. Before you write that off as being completely ridiculous, ask yourself if you’ve taken the time to try it yourself.

If not, then download Lake. This app features a variety of images that you can paint using your iPhone or iPad and even helps you find some up-and-coming artists who contribute some of the sketches. It’s easy to get lost in Lake’s surprising deep toolkit, but this is just a great underrated app that is incredibly easy to use.

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Review: iTunes

Ok, so all of the other apps that are “free” really aren’t. You have to download them to then purchase a monthly or yearly subscription which in my opinion is stupid. What if you don’t like something you get? Or if you don’t color that month, or forget about the app?? Lake allows you to either do a subscription (which I have already shared my feelings on) OR they provide you with the awesome option to purchase a single coloring book (with a good amount of pages to color in might I add) from the artist who made it for $2.99.

This is a one time purchase for that specific coloring book that YOU like!! And the money you spend on that book goes to the artist who made it which is pretty cool too! I assume it’s a relatively new app cause there aren’t a whole lot of coloring books to choose from but the ones that are available are super cute and fun to color. This app is very fulfilling not only cause I can color in the pictures but I also know my money is going to the person who made it!!


14. Deliveries: a package tracker

Deliveries: a package tracker

Deliveries helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know when they’re going to arrive. Whether it’s the latest gadget you’ve preordered online, or a new graphic novel you can’t wait to dive into, Deliveries will keep tabs on it so you don’t miss the doorbell.

The main list shows a summary of all your shipments and counts down the days. Select a delivery for more information, and see where it is on a map. If you like you can view the shipping company’s web page, or easily share your shipment over email, iMessage, or AirDrop. Deliveries can even add estimated delivery dates to your calendar, and a Notification Center widget lets you quickly check your packages without opening the app. All your old deliveries are archived so you can look them up again if you need to. An Apple Watch app is also included so you can see the latest updates with just a glance.

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Review: Amazon

I don’t get many deliveries but the ones I do get are very important. This app tracks the package better than than UPS or USPS! Once you have the tracking number, your all set. Just don’t forget to mark it complete. I realized that when I was getting a notification 2 weeks after the package was delivered.



15. RunGo – The Best Routes to Run

 RunGo - The Best Routes to Run

RunGo is the 1 running app for discovering the best routes in the world with turn-by-turn voice navigation. Build your own route, or select one of the 100,000+ routes worldwide, and let RunGo guide you. RunGo also tracks your run stats like time, pace, splits, distance, and elevation.

We proudly feature zero ads in the app, and a paid premium upgrade is available for power users.

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Review: iTunes

I travel a lot for work, 14 days out of the month I’m in a different city and a different hotel. I love the fact that I can look up or create a route the night before and then go run it the next day. The turn-by-turn directions are great and exactly why I use RunGo.

The one thing I’d like to see tweaked is Off Route. For example, I was running on Frank Sinatra Dr in Rancho Mirage, the road is two lanes in both directions with a center island with a sidewalk on only one side. RunGo kept telling me I was Off Route because (I assume) I was on the wrong side of the road compared to what I had created.

The other Off Route issue is a lack recalculating of the route, or at least an option to. For example, same run as above, I had unwittingly created a route that went through a private gated community. No big deal, I’ll just go around and come back the same way I came, pick it up on the other side. Voice prompts were reminding me every 30 seconds that I was off route. Annoying to the point I had to quit the app. Hopefully, they can get this fixed, every GPS in the world automatically recalculates when you’re off route.


16. Gorogoa


Gorogoa is the only gaming app on this list, but even if our selections were filled with nothing but gaming apps, then there’d still be nothing like Gorogoa on it.

In its simplest form, Gorogoa is a puzzle game. It requires you to navigate beautifully hand painted worlds in order to solve complex puzzles. Manage to figure out some of the game’s taxing brain teasers, and you’ll soon find that Gorogoa also packs a brilliant story that’s cleverly hidden in the game’s lavish worlds and abstract puzzles.

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Review: ign

When first laid out, each set of seemingly unrelated images looks like random pages torn from an abstract comic or a child’s storybook. These moments are sometimes compact and ordinary: an apple hanging from a branch; a lantern on a pile of dusty books; a compass; a map; a photograph. Other scenes sprawl across two interlocking panels into wide landscapes or cluttered interior shots you can then click to pan through or zoom into to reveal new, sometimes much darker moments hidden just out of sight of the original perspective: a destroyed city, a gutted toy in a pile of rubble, a glyph of meteors raining down on a temple. Scattered and mysterious in their disconnection, this stage of each puzzle feels like a story told in the logic of dreams, as alluring as it is elusive.


17. Tab – The simple bill splitter

Tab - The simple bill splitter

Tab is the simple way to split a bill among friends. Snap a pic of the receipt and tap your items to claim them. Tax and tip are calculated for you. No more back-of-the-napkin algebra or typing in prices by hand!

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Review: Tomsguide

Few things are as awkward and annoying as that final point at a restaurant dinner, where everyone’s doing advanced calculus to split the bill. With Tab, you can get things done quickly and automatically all from within the app, from capturing the receipt to selecting who pays for what.

Using Tab is as simple as taking a picture of your receipt – the app will read it for you, and itemize all orders and their prices. You’ll select each item for each person who ordered, and if everyone has Tab on their own phone, they can hop onto the bill in real-time and sync their orders. The app calculates tax and tip automatically for everyone as well.


18. Ditty by Zya

Ditty by Zya

Not every underrated app needs to change the world or even make your day a little easier. Sometimes, you just want an app that offers some good – albeit kind of stupid – fun.

Ditty is a text conversion app that turns almost anything that you type into your phone into a miniature music video. If you’re not satisfied with what this underrated app came up with, you can always customize the final video yourself by adding your own GIFs, songs, and text.

While not perfect, Ditty is a fun little distraction made even better when you share your creations with friends.

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Review: CommonsenseMedia

Ditty allows you to choose a song, like a pop song, a nursery rhyme, or even the batman theme, and type in text. It then sings it to you in that tune and allows you to add photos, gifs and videos to it. You then post them for people to see. Simply the best.


19. CARROT Weather

CARROT Weather

Weather apps are the proverbial dime a dozen; Apple provides one with iOS and there are literally dozens of free and premium apps you can download to keep track of what it’s like outside. Carrot Weather, though, is a weather app with an attitude, and it will win you over quickly.

The app uses Dark Sky’s accurate weather data, letting you see daily, hourly and up-to-the-minute weather facts. If there’s a rain or snowstorm coming in the US, UK and parts of Canada, you can get a short-term forecast that lets you know what’s going on every minute.

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Long-time users may miss the oddball illustrations that used to appear – grinning power stations; cows hurled across the screen on windy days – but the new animations are a better indicator of what’s actually happening with the weather, and still contain subtle humour.

The rest of the screen replaces the old, limited outlook – which was oddly slapped on a bobbing spaceship – with a sleek two-pane scrolling view. This enables you to immediately see what’s going to happen over the next few hours and days, and to peer into the future with a swipe.


20. RunPee


The RunPee app exists to improve your movie-going experience. The database is updated weekly, whenever wide-release films open in theaters — to tell you the best times to run and pee, without missing the best scenes. Of course, we provide a synopsis with each Peetime, so you will know exactly what you missed while you’re gone. There is no other information like this in the entire world. We have over 1,300 movies in our database, and more added every week by our family.

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Review: iTunes

Let’s start with the fact that if you’re looking for an app like this, chances are good that you have a medical issue or you are simply of a certain age. That certainly applies to me. I don’t know if the developer knew what success of this app was going to mean for him but they’ve achieved it and they continue to follow through. All of the detailed movie information is there as soon as a film opens and with lots of detail, not only picking spots where you can slip away but also synopses, credit info and so on. What more could you ask for?

The fact that the continuous supply of new information has caused long time users to view an ad here and there or much more practically, purchase the infinite pee coin is a small thing to ask for what you get and why you continue to use the app. For those of you who don’t like investing a bit of your time or what amounts to the cost of a few movie tickets and then leave a negative review implying that something is fishy, you should be ashamed. Great app. Always has been. Worth the money. Get it now. You will appreciate your decision each time you use it.

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