Social Media

Apollo for Reddit
Apollo for Reddit
Christian Selig
4.8, 5.7k Ratings

A great improvement on the official Reddit App. No Ads in your timeline, better comment chain control, overall intuitive UI and more. Requires a one off purchase in order to Submit Posts (also adds a bunch of other nice features) but well worth it!

Tweetbot 5 for Twitter
4.7, 3.4k Ratings

If you're still using the default Twitter app, you should stop. Tweetbot is a shining example of what the Twitter experience should be like. A clean, chronological timeline, great tweet compose features, multiple account support, multiple themes and excellent media integration make this app one of our favourites. In spite of Twitter's heinous feature removal from the API, Tweetbot maintains a better user experience than any interface Twitter offers.

Lifestyle

CARROT Weather
CARROT Weather
Grailr LLC
4.7, 2.0k Ratings

When people talk about CARROT, they'll likely mention how funny it is, or they'll tell you a silly one-liner that it attaches to its forecast. The interesting thing about CARROT is that the underlying weather app is so good, you can easily find out the forecast with ease and be entertained while doing so. CARROT has an incredible visual style, tight integrations with a plethora of weather sources and a premium club which gives you further advanced features such as notifications and an Apple Watch widget.

Parcel - Delivery Tracking
Parcel - Delivery Tracking
Ivan Pavlov Pty Ltd
4.8, 2.8k Ratings

Parcel supports a huge number of delivery companies. Add a tracking number (Parcel will autodetect the carrier!), save it, and then get push notifications when the status of your delivery updates. It's that simple! You'll never have to visit a delivery tracking website again.

Fudget: Budget Planner Tracker
4.8, 768 Ratings

A simple income/expenses budget manager with a clean UI. If you want to manage your monthly expenses without any complicated bells and whistles then this app is simple and effective at just that.

Productivity

Clear Todos
Clear Todos
Realmac Software
4.4, 136 Ratings

Clear is a beautifully simple todo app. Its gesture based navigation makes using it fast, so you can jot down your reminders quickly before you forget them! You can make multiple lists to organise your todos however you like.

GoodNotes 5
GoodNotes 5
Time Base Technology Limited
4.6, 4.1k Ratings

GoodNotes is the perfect companion for your Apple Pencil. You can make notes on a variety of different paper types, split them into separate notebooks, add drawings, images and other attachments. You can even search through your notes when you've written them! The Zoom Window on the page is incredibly useful and lets you add more detail to your notes. Fully iCloud compatible, you can sync your notes to any iOS device.

Media

Overcast
Overcast
Overcast Radio, LLC
4.8, 2.5k Ratings

Overcast offers everything that Apple's Podcast app offers. And a ton more. For example, you can use Voice Boost to improve speech clarity. Smart Speed lets you listen to podcasts with reduced gaps in them, so you can listen to your podcasts faster. Powerful playlist features let you prioritise the podcasts you listen to.

Creative

Figure
Figure
Propellerhead Software AB
4, 128 Ratings

An incredibly intuitive beat creator that actually plays like an instrument, easy to learn and capable of creating complex music. On top of that Figure is completely free with no in-App purchases to be found. You can export your final tracks too! Only negatives are relatively short track lengths and a lack of Midi support, so really Figure is best suited to having a bit of fun or getting ideas down quickly on the go.

Halide Camera
Halide Camera
Lux Optics LLC
4.5, 491 Ratings

Halide completely transforms the iOS camera experience from frustrating and limiting to freeing and fun; Manually control ISO, white balance, shutter speed and focus, view live exposure histograms, shoot in RAW (and a bunch of other formats) and use the built in grid and level to line up your shots perfectly. Halide introduces most of the features you'd expect on a DSLR to the iPhone camera, and is well optimised for use on both modern and old iPhones. If you're looking to make the most of the camera squeezed into your iOS device look no further!

Darkroom
Darkroom
Bergen Co.
4.8, 1.2k Ratings

Easily one of the best Apps for photo editing, Darkroom offers a well integrated solution for batch editing photos on your iOS device, with all the tools you would expect alongside RAW support, edit history, some nice preset filters and an intuitive UI. The free version is quite feature complete for most users, and the Pro Tools (one time purchase) add really powerful curve and colour tools. Darkroom also integrates directly with our recommended camera App Halide, which is a nice bonus! The only slight misstep here is the RAW toolset which doesn't provide as high quality processing as Apps like Snapseed or Lightroom, although the developers have confirmed that they are working on improving this. So if RAW is a priority consider checking out those apps for now.

Programming

Prompt 2
Prompt 2
Panic, Inc.
4.8, 394 Ratings

Prompt is the best SSH and Telnet client for iOS. It offers a full feature set including light and dark themes, password manager integration and app locking with FaceID and TouchID. The enhanced keyboard bar makes common keypresses faster, with full support for keyboard shortcuts! Now with Panic Sync, you can securely share your server configurations across multiple devices.

Code Editor by Panic
Code Editor by Panic
Panic, Inc.
4.7, 454 Ratings

Code Editor does exactly what it says on the tin. It supports a vast array of programming languages, you can edit code locally or on a remote machine. If you're looking for a way to write software on an iPad, this is the best way of doing so! Hop on a server and fix up a broken website, build some HTML for your new site, or work on some other code locally. A feature we'd love to see

Pythonista 3
Pythonista 3
omz:software
4.7, 116 Ratings

Pythonista lets you write and run python code on your iOS device. We love the large library of examples and the integration into iOS itself. This is a great way to automate tasks from anywhere using the incredible power offered through the Python programming language. Pythonista shows how exciting the future of programming on an iOS device can be!

GitHawk for GitHub
GitHawk for GitHub
Ryan Nystrom
4.8, 37 Ratings

Keep track of GitHub conversations, pull requests and more on the go with GitHawk. Great for clearing out your inbox if you get a few spare minutes and for keeping up with your projects even when you're not around the computer.

Go Playground
Go Playground
Hemanta Sapkota
4.5, 14 Ratings

The closest you can get to writing and running Go on a mobile device. Connects directly to the Go Playground, with a great selection of examples, syntax highlighting and powerful keyboard extension built in, all completely free! If you want to get started with Go or just quickly test an idea on the go this is the app for you!

Outdoors

Sky Guide
Sky Guide
Fifth Star Labs LLC
4.8, 9.5k Ratings

Keep track of; notable astronomical events, the positions of satellites, planets, starts and more, the best spots for low light pollution and more with this cool AR star map. It also features a news feed specific to the world of astronomy, pretty much everything you could want in a night sky app in one package!

what3words
what3words
what3words Ltd.
4.8, 17.2k Ratings

A great tool for travellers that often find themselves off of the beaten track. A three word based grid that lets emergency services know exactly where you are if you get injured or stuck. Completely free and very well could save your life, or at least a few hours of searching!