(More) app-solutely essential iOS apps

A few years ago I posted a list of iPhone & iPad apps that we find especially useful. Without repeating anything from last time, here’s an updated list (just search for them on the App Store).

Creativity &  GTD

  • Adobe Draw | Vector illustration on iOS
  • Bear | A great little writing app
  • Concepts | A quite nice sketching app
  • Files | Apple finally connects mobile to desktop
  • Google Calendar | As robust as desktop, finally

Fun & games

  • (Not)Recipes | Cooking inspiration by ingredient, from the good folks at Food 52
  • GoodReads | Track your reading and books
  • Libby | Listen to audiobooks from your local library (related: OverDrive)
  • Monument Valley | Great visual game (there’s a second edition as well)
  • Soon | Keep tracks of places to go, things to do


  • Brain.fm | Ambient sounds to help you focus
  • Charity Miles | Do good just by walking or running
  • Circle | Control your family’s wifi access (and more, but requires hardware purchase)
  • Headspace | A really great mindfulness and meditation app
  • Oak | A more minimalist meditation app

What are your favorites? Let us know—tweet @tremendo_us.