Apple’s stock apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are great… for the most part. They sync across devices (and often your Mac, too), beautifully complement the iOS platform, and get regularly updated to tweak any bugs or flaws. They’re convenient too; packaged with iOS and are ready to start using right out of the box.
But what if one of Apple’s own preloaded apps doesn’t quite fit your needs? Mail could be too cluttered, Camera might be too basic, and Maps is, well, not mapping things correctly. With thousands upon thousands of third-party apps to choose from in the App Store, finding replacements for Apple’s stock apps can be an overwhelming task. Luckily, we have some suggestions.
If you’re ready to ditch Reminders, try a more robust calendar tool than Calendar, or make your last scribble in Notes, these excellent apps will help you can make the most of your iPhone or iPad. Read on for some of our favorite apps designed to replace the standard Apple offerings.