It’s easy to get used to the applications that are on your iPhone. It’s difficult to switch to something new after you’ve been using the same applications for a while. However if you are willing to break through the monotony you may be surprised at how well other applications can do the same tasks. Below are well known applications and their alternative counterparts.
Instead of the Mail application on your iPhone, download the application developer Dropbox has created called Mailbox. What makes Mailbox better than the Mail application is its intuitive way of organizing the e-mail you receive in your inbox. With quick swipes of your finger you can easily sort your e-mail. Select to delete the e-mail, archive it, or choose to defer viewing it to another time. Before you know it your inbox will be empty and uncluttered. Currently the Mailbox application supports Gmail and iCloud e-mail accounts. The company promises that more e-mail account support will be available in the future.
If your social media usage has gotten out of control consider switching from Facebook to the application Path. Path is a great alternative to Facebook because it doesn’t have any of the pesky advertisements nor company pages. You won’t be using Path to get the latest updates on celebrities, but you will be able to solely focus on your friends. You’ll still be able to post photos, comments, and check into places. Keep the number of people you connect to only your closest friends and you’ll have an even greater streamlined experience.
Rather than using iMessage try the application called Line. Line is an application that allows you to send text messages to friends. Just as with iMessage you can send photos and video clips as well as make voice or video calls. The best part about Line is the plethora of stickers they have available. The stickers put emoji to shame, and liven up any conversation. Line has mascots that appear in the stickers. These mascots make appearances in other applications that the company has created.
Tired of the existing wallpaper options that Apple pre-loaded onto the iPhone in the settings section? The company Kappboom has created an application called Cool Wallpapers. The application constantly adds new wallpapers that work perfectly for either your home screen or lock screen on your iPhone. With various subcategories it’s easy to sort through the various wallpapers available to find ones you like. Categories include anime, animals, landscapes, and holiday specific themes. These wallpapers will add pizzazz to your phone you didn’t even realize was missing.