The Apps You Need on iOS 8

Are you the proud new owner of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? You braved the lines (and likely the crowds) for your new device, so now it’s time for the essentials. Shop your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases now and download some of these fan-favorite iOS 8 apps.

Photo Editing



This app is great for those who know what they’re doing with editing tools. Adjust exposure, colors, contrast, brightness and more, or choose from a plethora of custom filters.


An oldie but a goodie. VSCO Cam has updated to accommodate the latest iOS features including manual focus and shutter speed and offers understated filters to boost photos.


The name says it all – quick. It’s the easiest way to add text over photos without leaving the camera roll.




If you don’t have the time to get through an entire novel-like article, Pocket lets you bookmark it for later on any app supported by iOS 8.

The New York Times

They’re making it easier than ever to digest daily news. Top stories are stored in the “Today View” of the notification center – a new feature for iOS 8 users.




Popular spending tracker,, is now protected by your fingerprint rather than passcode, so you don’t have to worry about others finding out your spending habits.


This password manager keeps a master list of your passwords and is unlocked using Touch ID.  It’s a free download and a great way to keep secured and organized.




More likely than not, you already have the Facebook app downloaded to your device. But with the iOS 8 update, you’re now able to upload photos to your wall directly from the camera roll.


Like Facebook, most avid social media users probably already have the Tumblr app on their phone. However, the new and improved version now lets bloggers directly upload to Tumblr from nearly any app on their device.

There’s many more apps to love. Get the full list of recommended downloads from the experts over at The Verge.