We end 2013 with some great apps that didn’t exist at its start. The apps we’ve selected for our list of best iPhone and iPad apps for 2013 will each increase your productivity. All our selections had to be released in 2013, although some great updates also hit this year. You can check those updates out here. Hopefully, you’ll get more use of your iOS device and enjoy using it all the more.
LiveTunes is an iPhone music player which transforms any song, album, or playlist on your device into a live music experience. Read our full review here.
PDF Expert 5
PDF Expert 5 is more than a PDF viewer app. It will manage multiple file types like video, audio, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, to name a few. Read our full review here.
Imagine your iPhone spitting out a paper tape as you burn through multiple calculations. Sounds crazy right? That’s how we used to calculate though. Truthfully there is something to be said for the old paper trail of calculations. You can go back and see your history anytime. Unfortunately as soon as you clear your current calculations using the iPhone calculator they’re gone. Not so with Tydlig. Tydlig brings the best of both worlds without you having to replace the paper. Instead, Tydlig keeps a running history of your calculations on screen. Want to see a formula you punched in yesterday? Just scroll up and there it is. You can even go back and edit previous strings of digits. Or use old summations in new equations. Its like using paper all over again minus all the ink and bulk of a standalone calculator.
Want to track your daily excercise? Pedometer++ does just that by recording your daily steps and even the number of floors your climbed (on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus). The widget will show you today’s progress in Notification Center. It’s a good way to keep movement motivated throughout the day.
Mailbox treats your email inbox as a to-do list. Namely, you can check off emails as you read or reply to them. This will archive them away from the inbox. If you want to delete emails, you can do that too. Maybe the best feature is the reminder tool. You can set a reminder to reply to any email. Read our full review here.
If you want to compare multiple Bible translations and versions at once, JW Library provides the answer. Also included are great references to Bible questions and illustrated topics, charts, conversion tables, and maps.
Readdle’s Calendars 5 is a beautiful calendar which outshines Apple’s native app in every way.
While technically out before 2013, Screens VNC did get redesigned and rereleased as a beautiful way to access your home compute while away. Read our full review here.