The Week in iOS Apps: Apps for iOS 10

This week's roundup includes a batch of apps that have been revamped to take advantage of new features in iOS 10.

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This week’s roundup includes a batch of apps that have been revamped to take advantage of new features in iOS 10. Read on!


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The in-app camera in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free, iPhone only) now supports the DNG format, Adobe’s raw-source format “that gives you maximum image quality and the greatest amount of editing flexibility.” To use the format, though, you’ll need iOS 10 and a device with a 10-megapixel camera.



Drafts ($5) is a great note-taking app that has been overhauled for iOS 10. New features include a “quick dictation” feature and an iMessage app that lets you share snippets of your notes. Also new: Support for Microsoft’s OneDrive storage service.



HeartWatch ($3, iPhone only) has been overhauled to take advantage of new features in iOS 10 and watchOS 3—the iPhone app “now lets you see everything your Watch captures,” including activity, distance, steps, and more.



Private ($2) “lets you send iMessages that automatically get deleted from the conversation two minutes after being read.” But a warning you still need to be careful with the content you send: The receiver can choose to keep a message if it hasn’t been deleted yet, in which case the message will be deleted only on the sender’s device.


Swift Playgrounds

You’ve already heard about Swift Playgrounds (free, iPad only) the Apple-developed app that turns learning to code into a game—interactive puzzles help you master the basics of coding and begin to create your own apps.



Uber (free, iPhone only) has upgraded for iOS 10. You can directly request an Uber from the “ride” tab in Apple Maps—or, even more simply, you can just ask Siri to make the request: “Siri, get me an Uber” will get you rolling fast as a flash.


Cardboard Camera

Cardboard Camera (free) lets you create virtual reality photos using your iPhone. To actually view the photos in VR, however, you’ll need Google’s cardboard viewer. 



Newton (free, but a subscription required) is the email app formerly known as “Cloud Magic.” Its present edition is filled with “power features like Read Receipts, Snooze, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile [and] Connected Apps.” And it’s compatible with many of the top email services out there. But it’ll cost you a $50-per-year subscription to access the full slate of features.


Others of note

Foursquare (pictured) has added rich notifications as part of its upgrade to iOS 10 … Carrot Weather now has its own app in the iOS 10’s iMessage app store … Same for IMDB, Citymapper, and ESPN.  

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