We saw a lot of new apps hit the market this past year, with everything from games, personal finance and even new social media platforms hitting the App Store. Whatever your interests are, there was most likely an app on 2018 that catered to your taste. Here are some of the best iPhone apps we saw this past year!
Weather apps aren’t exactly a new thing, but Dark Sky is not just any weather app. Dark Sky is the best and most accurate weather app out there, and people who have already downloaded it are freaking out because of how spot-on it is. Dark Sky shows you your local forecast and can predict down-to-the-minute weather information, so that you aren’t surprised by any unsavory weather. The app will even send you notifications warning you of weather conditions right before they happen, so that you can be better prepared. With winter just around the corner, Dark Sky is definitely a must-have app!
If your company isn’t already using Slack, you should start. Slack is a messaging platform that allows your team to communicate back and forth instantly. On Slack, you have the option to either direct message someone within your company or join group channels. Whether you’re working from your desktop computer or chatting with coworkers on-the-go, Slack makes it easy to collaborate with your team and never miss a beat. Whether you’re traveling, at a doctor’s appointment or just out to lunch, Slack helps you stay in the loop even when you feel like you’re out of it!
Booking entertainment for your next event has never been easier thanks to Special Guest! The app, co-founded by actor and comedian Damon Wayans, Jr. and bestselling author and entrepreneur Kris Jones, takes the headache out of booking talent for parties, corporate functions, and other types of events. The Special Guest app functions as a mutually beneficial platform that lets musicians, comedians, dancers, and even magicians get paid for doing what they love. If you’re looking to hire, say, a Disney princess for your child’s birthday party, you can browse different character performers in your area and even watch videos of past performances to ensure you’re making the right choice. Special Guest is an innovative app that eliminates the middleman and makes the talent booking process seamless for both the talent and the client!
Open Table is a handy app that everyone should have on their phones! Open Table is a restaurant discovery and reservation app that lets you find restaurants and make reservations right from your phone. Open Table shows you restaurants in your area that are taking reservations and lets you see how many times they have been booked that day. Before apps like Open Table, calling around to different restaurants to find a reservation was often time-consuming and stressful. Open Table makes it easy to browse different spots in your area, read reviews, and check out the menu before making a reservation. With Open Table, you can even add people to your reservation instantly from the app! Open Table is a holy grail app if you go out to eat often or just want to impress your date with dinner reservations!