If you are looking for some amazing apps to check out then we have the perfect list for you. Our best of list for August 2016 brings some of the most revolutionary and exciting iOS apps to the forefront. These apps span across a wide range of categories from music and booking flights to art, making money, blackjack and more. Take a look now and thank us later.
The best iPhone and iPad apps for August 2016
1 Aug 2016, by  Rick Rockwell
All music lovers out there should get this app. It’s more than a music experience, it’s an awesome platform that helps users discover new songs and artists every week. Join a growing community and show your love for these new artists. Browse through playlists and be an integral part in helping new artists grow their exposure and fanbase. You can share their music, tell all of your friends about new artists and obviously promote it via social media. Easily swipe songs into your playlists and be the person that all of your friends come to for new hits.
- Discover new artists and songs
- Be a part of helping new artists grow
- Share your favorite new songs and artists
- Quickly add new songs to your playlist
- Hive is a revolutionary app for new artists and users
Rich Shapero has done a terrific job in taking his thrilling stories and adapting them to the iOS platform. This is one of the best interactive books we’ve seen in a while and definitely worth a download if you are an adult fiction fan. There are three books in total, with each book being uniquely different. Additionally, each book has its own soundtrack and stunning graphics. Just download the app now and thank us later. You won’t regret it. We just hope that Shapero puts out more work since we love it.
- Stunning graphics for each book
- Three different books that are unique and thrilling
- Rich Shapero has created a wonderful immersive experience
- The stories are fictional and for adults
- Critically acclaimed work
Rabadaba is a rising star among users who are looking for free and fun ways to make some extra cash. It’s a social media style app that pays users for posting, sharing and voting on content. This content can be text, video, photos and audio. So, there are options for your creativity. Voting is a big way to earn credits and you can also give extra credits via tipping other users. If you love social media and enjoy interacting with others, then this app is something you should seriously check out. Excuse me for a moment as I go earn some more credits!
- A free and fun way to earn money
- Vote on content and earn credits
- Earn credits when your posts get votes
- Set a minimum threshold for payout
- Need a PayPal account to receive money
Skiplagged is a unique flight booking app because it’s based on the strategy of buying tickets where your destination is a layover, which helps customers save up to 80% on flights. It might be confusing at first, but this app delivers on its strategy. Unfortunately, it also means that some amenities like checking in luggage aren’t available since you will be getting off at a layover and not the final leg of the trip. However, this app is definitely worth checking out and is getting better with each update.
- Quickly find tickets for your destination
- A unique way to book flights
- This app will help you save up to 80%
- View prices for tickets in a range of dates
- Set alerts for price changes
Curate is a unique art app that has become a highly recommended app for those users who purchase art pieces. We feel it’s one of the best under the radar apps that can be essential even to a large audience. This app will help you visualize and plan where to hang a piece of art. Now, you will never have to buy something and find out later that it doesn’t fit where you thought it would. This app is a great tool that really makes buying art so much easier in terms of where to put the art piece in your home or office.
- View artwork on any wall in office or home
- Check out how famous pieces could look on your walls
- It ensures that you won’t have any buyer’s remorse
- Make sure the art piece fits exactly where you want it to
- This is a free art app and very underrated
BC Blackjack is a top-notch blackjack app with terrific graphics, large playing cards and realistic features like chip stacking. In fact, it’s one of the most realistic blackjack apps for the iPhone and iPad. There are many great features that come in this free app. However, users can upgrade to the pro version which unlocks even more awesome features. Learn the basics of this game and even learn more advanced ways to play blackjack. The instructions are easy to comprehend and the strategy tips are a wonderful feature. The app logs your history of playing so that you can view it later. Just another awesome feature that helps this app stand out from the pack.
- Playing cards that are full size
- It’s like having your own virtual casino
- This app includes solid instructions
- If you need some help, there’s strategy tips
- View past stats of your playing
This app is a perfect tool for Facebook users. It helps people find specific content from past Facebook posts. The app will search through all of your posts for exactly what you are looking for. If you have been using Facebook for many years, or have hundreds of posts, then this is a must have app. This app is limited in the free version to just displaying the top 3 search results for your search criteria. So, it still is very useful in the free version. The paid version has unlimited search results. Another amazing function is that you can also search through a Facebook friend’s page, especially if they also have the app. You don’t realize how much you need an app like this until you try to search through your past content.
- A must have Facebook tool
- Search through past posts
- Search a friend’s page for past content
- Limited search results for free version
- In-app purchase for full version
Minecraft is still insanely popular and it has inspired many cool imitations. One such app that has done a great job is PickCrafter. This Minecraft inspired app has created a large following of users who enjoy the simplistic challenges. The game is free to play, however, if you want to speed up your progress then you can select one of the various in-app purchases. Through the gameplay you can get these purchases as upgrades that you unlock. Compete against your friends on the leaderboard, over 50 achievements to unlock and more.
- Minecraft inspired app with a large following
- Unlock and upgrade gameplay features
- Over 50 achievements
- Compete against others on the leaderboard
- In-app purchases to speed up your success
If you play tennis, coach or follow it live then this is a must have app. It’s clearly one of the best in its specific niche with awesome features like tracking a live match or log a match. This can be applied to your matches or professional matches. Additionally, you can log practice sessions, follow your friends’ matches and results, view all activity from your tennis playing or others, various options for match format and scoring, backup data to the cloud and so much more. The app does limit you to three matches or sessions for free per month. You will have to choose an in-app purchase option for unlimited session data per month.
- Track live matches or log results
- Track and log practice sessions
- Follow the results of your friends
- Many different options for inputting data
- Limited free version, In-app purchases for full version
Ubersocial is one of the best Twitter apps for the iOS. It’s easy to see why this app cracked our best apps for August as it has many cool features. The app is user friendly with simple swipe gestures to navigate with ease. View videos and images on your Twitter timeline and then click to auto-expand these posts with media. The Tweet composer is one of the best around and you can even use the extender function that allows you to go past that pesky 140 character limit. Control which Tweets to see, who to follow and much more.
- A Tweet composer that’s one of the best on the iOS
- Many features to customize your experience
- If you want to go beyond the 140 character limit, just use the extender function
- Easily click on links and view videos or images from within the app
- Ubersocial does have an in-app purchase that upgrades to the Pro Version