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Apps - Aug 2, 2018

5 must-have iPhone apps

Designed for Apple’s beautiful displays, these are the first five apps to download when you get a shiny new iPhone

There are millions of apps to choose from, but only a small fraction of them get to be on your home screen. Whether you’re a new iPhone user or just looking to revamp your app collection, these five iOS apps are ones you’ll turn to again and again.

1. Today’s Parent Mealtime


Take the stress out of dinnertime. A database full of hundreds of family-approved recipes, that make building your weekly meal plan easy. You can search recipes by ingredient (perfect for picky-eaters) and organize your favourites into themed collections. Create your very own weekly meal plan and generate a grocery list based on the ingredients, which you can then share with other family members.

2. 7 Minute Workout

Free, in-app purchases

Workout plans that can be done anywhere and gives you a full-body challenge. With helpful voice prompts so you can finish your workout strong – no peeking at the timer on your device. Includes video and text descriptions of each exercise to ensure your form is a solid 10.

3. Remember the Milk

Free, in-app purchases

The perfect to-do app for busy families. Get reminders for tasks, appointments and more via email, text, IM, Twitter and mobile notifications. Delegate your tasks to others by sharing and assigning your lists to others. Keep your life organized by sorting your to-dos by due dates, tags, lists and repeats. Plays well with with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, Evernote, and more.

4. Instagram


The number one photo and video app – and for a good reason. The easiest and most popular way to share what’s happening with your friends and family. Use Instagram stories to add some fun personality to your profile by adding filters, stickers, gifs, and tags.

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5. Funnel


Funnel keeps you up to date on what’s going on in the world, with hourly news podcasts from your favourite sources . Great for long commutes home or quiet walks with the dog – anytime you have a little downtime.

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