It’s crazy to think about the number of jobs our pocket-sized smartphones perform for us, which, back in the days, required several qualified men. Do you need medical advice? You’ve got consultation apps for it. Want to start losing weight? Apps have got you covered! There are apps out there that can replace your gym instructor. Apps can be your favorite personal diary, a close best friend that gives you sincere (and well informed) advice. (No, I’m not talking about Siri.) among offering many other incredible functionalities.
But the point is, out of 2.2 million apps, it’s quite difficult to fish out the best ones. The possibility of you hearing about even a quarter of them is quite slim. You might also disregard some of the apps due to personal preferences.
Here, we’ve listed down 7 amusing iPhone apps that you’ve probably never heard of. There are plenty of fantastic apps, hiding in obscurity, waiting to be discovered and downloaded on our mobiles. They aren’t a trending app or a super-hit but definitely deserve a tryout owing to their uniqueness.
1. Stephen Hawking’s Pocket Universe: A Virtual Paradise For Physics-Geeks
Does the name of the app immediately reminds you of “Big Bang Theory” and runs a wave of bolts through your spine? Then this app is just right for you! You can learn about the scientific theories of the late Stephen Hawking through this beautifully designed educational app. It is easy to understand with illustrations, making the complex concepts a matter of fun and interest. Get a walk-through of the universe as Hawking said, “My goal is to highlight the excitement of discoveries, and to offer an understanding of the new picture of reality, emerging as a result.”
2. Programming Hub: Learn Coding From Your Phone
Coding isn’t a piece of cake. You would need proper lessons to learn it properly. Programming hub has broken down lessons into logical steps so that it’ll be comprehensible for beginners too. It consistently encourages feedbacks and reviews about your performance making it a great app to learn any programming language at your own time and pace.
You can choose from over 20 programming languages, including HTML, Python, Java, and C programming. It has a text-to-speech feature, making the overall experience immersive.
3. Runtastic Results: Your Personal Gym Instructor
Most of us have, at one point in time, harbored the goal of losing a few pounds in a year, and despite our resolutions, we often pass whole years without a single pound being shed. One may make an excuse for not having enough time to get a gym schedule going or not having enough funds for a personal trainer. But this app can play that role for you. It helps you with creating a personalized workout plan. It keeps a track on your activities, and has a water intake tracker as well. You can opt for a 12-weeks challenge, which would give you a fitness training plan with a health and nutrition guide to ensure results.
There’s no need for gym equipment. You can start right away to get rid of your extra fat luggage and break unhealthy eating patterns.
4. Wysa: Talk About Feelings
Sometimes, all you need is a supportive shoulder and an understanding mind to reassure you that everything is going to be fine soon. But the problem arises when we don’t want to be a burden on someone or simply fear the judgment that could come from opening up to someone.
Wysa not only listens to you when you want to talk your emotions out, but also offers mental health advice, self-care tips, and exercises based on the things you shared with it. The suggestions you get aren’t random but are backed up by science. It also offers a wide variety of coping mechanisms and techniques to you, such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, and tips for better sleep. The most magnificent part is its conversational coaching tool that analyzes and organizes your thoughts accurately.
If that doesn’t suffice, you can receive further assistance from a human Wysa Coach with a paid subscription.
5. Wolfram Alpha: The Miss Know-it-All
Who can forget the global childhood crush of everyone, Hermione Granger, making us wish to have a similar school friend who would know each line of every book and has answers to everything the teacher asks.
That’s what Wolfram Alpha would do for you as well! It is most likely to answer all of your questions, unlike Siri, which keeps on deflating your questions and directs you to google search results. Wolfram would crawl thousands of websites to compute data, compile in-depth reports, and answer your questions – all in a few seconds.
6. BillGuard: Your Life’s Finance Minister
Not more than a week past the day, you receive your salary, and you find yourself panicking about the amount of money you’ve already spent. That is where the BillGuard app shows up and saves your month (if you’re using it since the month started) by managing your spending habits. It keeps you aware of the irregular spending patterns like a strict mom and bills you got to pay down the road. It’ll also notify you about the service charges you may not even use anymore.
Organizing and planning your habits would help you in becoming a more organized person. Keeping track of where your money goes would assist you in achieving your financial goals. Other similar App like Budget Boss, Toshl Finance, or Dollar Bird would also help you a lot in this regard.
7. Shazam: Music Identifier
Sometimes you’re traveling on a bus, and a random song bursts in the background, making you fall for it immediately. The song would get stuck in the back of your mind for days. To get it out, use Shazam to identify the song’s name in a pinch. It gives you more info like lyrics, band info, and where to buy the song from. Based on Shazam tags, you can build a whole music library and even tag commercials. The best thing is, it is a free app.
After going through all of these apps, do you still long for a non-existential app you wish existed? You can always contact an iOS app development company to get your idea validated and check if you have the next million dollar business on your hand or not. You never know, as sometimes, even fleeting thoughts can turn out to be spectacularly successful if someone executes them well. So don’t limit yourself and keep raking your mind if you’ve got any such ideas. Write it down in the comments below if you have such crazy, killer apps ideas in your mind for some time now!
Jane Collen is a creative content writer and digital marketer at TekRevol. She works closely with B2C and B2B businesses providing blog writing, video script writing, ghostwriting, copywriting and social media marketing services.