Magic is alive and well and it's no surprise, then, that smartphones have become the latest platform for magic illusions. No matter whether you are a magician just starting out or a seasoned professional, there are tons of magic apps available for your perusal in the App Store. In some cases the app does the magic and in others, the phone is part of your performance. Check out our list of the best magic-hat-top-secret-magic apps for iPhone.
The best magic apps for iPhone
1 Dec 2016, by Christine Pamintuan
The Card - A Magical Experience is an app that allows you to perform magic tricks that will fool even seasoned magicians. There are seven magic triggers. Without even touching the iPhone, it will reveal what card the person is thinking of. You'll be able to impress everyone for whom you perform this trick. The magic trick was inspired by the creator's magician friend. The app is free; if you want access to all the tricks you will have to buy the All Tricks package. If you find the ads annoying, an in-app purchase will remove those for you.
- Learn the art of digital card deception
- Seven magic triggers
- Impress everyone, even pro magicians
- Reveal what card the person is thinking of
- Free with in-app purchases
Magic Amino is a social media network for people interested in magic. You can build a profile, connect with other magicians from all over the world, talk about your favorite acts, magicians, and tricks, and develop a following. You can learn other members' tricks, discuss technique, and talk about the latest magic news. Create polls and discussions, show off, and connect with like-minded magicians! You can use the app to find out where there are magicians near you who share your particular interests and talk about anything related to magic.
- Mobile social network for magicians
- Build your profile
- Connect with other magicians
- Develop a following
- Free magic app for iPhone
Here’s a magic app that really captures an audience and is one of the best magic iPhone apps in the world. This app is done via text message as you ask a friend to think of a color and a card. Then the app will work its magic and everyone will be amazed. The concept is simple, but the results are powerful. Never touch the app, several languages supported, everything is done in the open and the screen is visible at all times and never touch your iPhone once the SMS has been sent. There are 11 routines in this app and you will certainly love them all.
- A powerful and simple magic trick for the iPhone
- The results are amazing and done via SMS
- Never touch the app or iPhone
- 11 routines in this app, Choose any color and card combo
- Several languages supported
This is a fun little app that will have you and your friends scratching your heads trying to figure out how it works. Menta-List has you think of one word out of hundreds and reveals that word, all without explaining how! If you like this trick you can upgrade to Menta-List Pro (for a whopping $99.99) that has more features like the ability to customize any words used, to have a song play as the thought-of word appears, and more. You will soon be whipping out your iPhone at parties to perform this trick in no time once you install this app because you'll want to share the hilarity with everyone.
- Tells you what word you are thinking of
- Doesn't reveal the secret of how it works
- Take this app to parties
- For entertainment purposes only
- Free with optional in-app purchase
MagicSAM is the official app of the Society of American Magicians. S.A.M. is the word's oldest and most prestigious organizations with the purpose of advancing magical arts. This app allows members and all fans of magic to stay in touch with the Society and stay on top of latest news, to gain access to resources, to learn about its history, and to have some fun. The app even includes a few magic tricks. There is also a Convention tab so users can stay updated on the annual magic conference. All magicians and aspiring magicians alike should download this app.
- Official app of the S.A.M.
- Latest S.A.M. News
- Access to S.A.M. Resources
- Fun magic tricks
- Free magic app for iPhone
iBeer Free is a fun app you will download for amusement, as it makes your phone look like you are drinking a glass of beer. The app has been downloaded over 90 million times so it must be doing something right! You can choose your own photo background or use the trick screens. When you launch the app and hold it up to your mouth and tip, people will see what appears to be beer in your phone that acts as if it's an actual glass of beer. You have to see it to believe it. If you pay to remove the ads you will also get four different types of beer, mouthwash, and steaming hot coffee.
- Look as though you're drinking beer out of your iPhone
- Hugely popular app
- Use one of the app's trick screens or your own photo
- Tilt to drink, shake for foam, even pour it into other iPhones
- In-app purchase to remove ads also adds coffee, mouthwash, and more types of beer
Mind Reader (Card Guessing Magic Trick) is a fun little app that shows you a bunch of cards from a deck. You choose a card in your mind as the deck quickly flips past. After a moment, the app will show the card you are thinking of, as if like magic. It's totally an illusion and you will figure out the trick after you've used it a few times but it's good to impress your friends once or twice. This is a great trick for fooling kids who will immediately want to do it over and over.
Entertaining little app
App tells you what card you choose
Easy to solve but fun while it lasts
Trick your kids
Free magic app for iPhone
Card2Phone - Magic Trick turns you into a magician wherever you go. It apparently has impressed pro magicians the likes of David Blaine and Chris Kenner, the Magic Consultant for David Copperfield. Basically, the app lets you appear to put a card from your hand into your phone. The app supports 45 different currencies, over 30 playing card back designs, and 52 playing card faces. If you upgrade to Pro you also get more than 30 everyday objects included. This app has 272 ratings with an average rating of 4.5 stars so you know it's pretty fantastic. For a paid app, that's impressive.
- Impress your friends
- Appear to put a card from your hand into your phone
- Supports many currencies and cards
- Pro version also includes everyday objects
- Paid app with in-app upgrade
Mathemagics - Mental Math Tricks will turn you into a math magician as you impress everyone with your ability to square, divide, and multiply so fast they won't believe it. Basically, the app has you learn and practice mental math calculation daily in a fun and engaging way. Study your choice of the math tricks and then practice, practice, practice whenever you get a few moments. Pretty soon you will see yourself progressing through varying levels of proficiency. Don't worry if math isn't your strong suit: all you need to know how to do is basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Multiply as high as 20x20
- Square a number ending in 5
- Square any 2-digit number
- Adding two and three digit numbers
- Quickly divide any number by 9
Invisible Deck brings the classic effect from the '30s to your iPhone. A card one of your volunteers “thinks of” will suddenly appear upside down in a deck of cards on your phone. You can use this app as a standalone trick but you can actually learn to do it with a real deck of cards and really wow people by performing the actual trick after you do it with your iPhone. This app is totally self contained, you can choose from five different decks and three different backgrounds, and practice sessions give you time to practice. It's quick and easy to learn this trick so get practicing!
- Perform the “Invisible Deck” trick on your iPhone
- One of the most famous card tricks ever
- Learn it with real cards and really wow your friends
- Deck design choices
- Entire trick happens in spectators' hands