Holiday Gift Ideas: Top 5 Apps That Take Advantage Of The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus's Screen
With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it can be tough to figure out which apps truly take advantage of all that new screen real-estate. Some apps that were great for the iPhone 5s now simply stretch to fit the screen of the 6/6 Plus leaving so much potential wasted.
For the person who has everything gift cards can be the best thing you can give them. We'll be helping you out with adding a personal touch though. If you choose to purchase your favorite iPhone 6/6 Plus owner a iTunes gift card this Christmas, suggest these 5 apps that benefit greatly from the splendid visual fidelity of the latest iPhones.
While the iPhone's default notepad program is adequate for jotting down a quick address or name of a song, Notability is pretty much the best you can get for an all inclusive notebook on your phone. With the large screen of the iPhone 6/6 Plus, it's very feasible to replace your notebook or tablet for daily note-taking. With it you can combine audio, pictures, handwritten text, and typed text to create a truly dynamic note taking experience. You can also import PDFs and other text documents to add notations or edit them as needed, or electronically sign documents. Best part of all is it's all backed up to iCloud so you never have to worry about losing your notes and they can be accessed on your home computer!
Get it here for $2.99.
Splashtop 2 brings your computer to your phone by ways of a remote desktop. Although Splashtop 2 has always been a great app, the smaller screen of the iPhone 5s could make it a pain to get anything done with accuracy, a problem that has been remedied with the iPhone 6/6 Plus Never forget that important spreadsheet again, Splashtop 2 allows you full access to every aspect of your computer, and works great. All streaming is secured via SSL with 256-bit encryption so you don't have to worry about someone gaining access to your home files. Unlimited local Wi-Fi streaming comes with the base app, and you can stream your desktop to anywhere in the world for just $16.99 per year!
Get it here for $2.99. Additional $16.99 per year is required for remote desktop streaming.
Comic Zeal Comic Reader
For those comic fans on-the-go, the big screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means that they can finally comfortably read comics on their phones. Comic Zeal not only facilitates reading comics in CBZ, CBR, and PDF formats, but the ability to download remotely from a PC, Mac, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Airdrop so you can save space on your phone! Additional features include: a self-organizing library; a right-to-left reading mode for manga fans; auto-upscaling for blurry low-res comic files, and tons more!
Get it here for $4.99.
Plex Media Server
This app is a bit complex. After installing it on your phone, then installing the Plex Media Server on your PC, Mac, or Linux computer, you can then add all your favorite media to the Plex Server: movies, pictures, music, and then using the mobile app, you can stream it locally or over the internet to your phone. Plex is absolutely great for consolidating your media onto one device and then streaming it at will. Additionally, Plex also offers Plexpass, which gives access to several premium features, but is not required for basic home media streaming. Video looks great on the big screens of the iPhone 6/6 Plus and Plex is a great way to legally view content that you own that is not available to stream, anywhere in the world!
Get it here for $4.99.
Additional information on Plex Media Server and how to set it up can be located here.
Getting quality photos out of a phone has been a pain since phones started being produced with cameras. Even with the iPhone 5s with it's great camera, users would have to transfer the pictures to their computers, edit them, and transfer the finished product back. No longer! With Afterlight, you can get pictures just how you want them with the great accuracy afforded by the large screens of the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Add filters, adjust images, and crop and rotate photos to get them just the way you want them with Afterlight!
Get it here for $0.99.