Extensions are a new feature of iOS 8 that has a lot of people excited. And rightly so. iPhone and iPad apps are finally able to talk to each other. That means features of one app are able to be used in another. For example, Apple’s photos app can uses filters from Camera+ or other extension-enable apps. In the video below, we explain how all this works. After watching, scroll down to see our top picks for the best iPhone app extensions. This article is part of our Best iPhone Apps series where we categorize the best apps for iPhone and iPad. Click here to find out more.
To enable extensions from within the Safari browser, please follow the steps outlined below.
Safari’s share button now reveals two rows of icons. The upper one shows the Sharing options whereas the lower displays Action icons.
Once downloaded from the App Store, these extensions can be enabled in the default Photos app with the edit button as shown below.
Extensions can be enabled in the default Photos app with the edit button.
And now here is our list of the best extensions for Safari and the Photos app. They can be downloaded from the App Store and enabled under the share button in the Safari browser.
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