Ten awesome apps you will only find in the App Store

By , Aug 19, 2013

Only on the App Store BannerApple has bragging rights. The App Store is home to more than 900,000 apps (and counting) with 375,000 optimized for the iPad. App developers know that there is money to be made through the iOS ecosystem. That is why there are so many apps that are only available for iOS.

Apple has their list and we have ours. Apple has compiled a list of apps that are only available in the App Store. We’ve gone through their list and hand-picked our favorite top 10 for your reading pleasure…

Mikey Hooks

Mikey Hooks

From the same guys that brought you the popular side scrolling adventure Mikey Shorts. This exciting platformer gives you all the rope swinging action that is lacking in the updated version Pitfall. With six new worlds and 36 new levels, you can continue the adventure of a young boy and his hook. This game is available for $1.99.

Worms 3

Worms 3

Everyone’s favorite army of fish food is back. The follow-up to the popular Worms 2: Armageddon is exclusive to the App Store and offers hours of strategy turn-based military style gaming. Only, instead of blowing up your rival with boring old rifles and bazookas, you’ll be taking down your enemy with old ladies that blow up on contact and homing pigeons that don’t miss. This game is available for $4.99.

Cal

Cal

The creators of the popular productivity app Any.do have launched a calendar app that is just as efficient at keeping you on task. Plus, you can connect your Any.do account to your calendar and have complete control over you daily schedule without having to jump around between apps. This app is available for free.

IFTTT

IFTTT

We love this productivity app. Since it first launched, IFTTT has become the darling of the tech world. The service allows users to create triggers for certain actions and make it possible for you to quickly set up automatic procedures, like uploading all of your images to Facebook when you take them without having to manually do so. This app is available for free.

VSCO Cam

VCSO Cam

This photography app makes it easy for you to get the most out of your images. It is more than just a photo filter app. The effects are subtle enough to barely be noticed in the final edit so it doesn’t look like you are layering a perfectly good shot with a bunch of silly effects. This app is available for free.

Mextures

Mextures

Another image effects app that turns mundane photos into professional grade works of art. The app offers hundreds of layering options to let you create “formulas” that are based on effects that happen in real life when photographers mix chemicals. There are even formula packs that were designed by well-known iPhone photographers to help get you started. This app is available for $1.99.

Star Walk

Star Walk

Star Walk might be my most favorite app in the App Store. I use it every time I go camping. During the summer, it is my go-to app for finding the comets that are populating the night sky on a regular basis. It offers an unprecedented amount of astronomical information at your fingertips. Use augmented reality to identify the stars in the sky, even when you can’t see them with your own eyes. This app is available for $2.99.

Tweetbot

Tweetbot for Twitter

Much of the nation loves to tweet and loves to see what others are tweeting about. This app takes your Twitter feed and makes it look fabulous. You can access multiple timelines, mute users without unfollowing them, and more. You can also sync your activity across the iPad app and the Mac app, so you’ll never be out of date when checking in on Twitter. This app is available for $2.99.

Reeder

Reeder

Since Google decided to nix their RSS reader service, the world was turned upside down. In the scramble to make the appropriate adjustments, Reeder was one of the RSS feed apps that made it out alive. This app is an RSS client that allows you to sync with Feedly, Feed Wrangle, Readability, and more. This app is available for free.

Year Walk

Year Walk

This beautifully bizarre adventure game mesmerized iOS users when it first launched. Its atmospheric graphics and mysterious storyline had us all on the edge of our seats as we sought to discover the secrets of the dark forest. In order to get the full experience, it is a good idea to download the free companion app. It is full of clues you will need to help you find the answers you are looking for. This game is available for $3.99.

What are some of your favorite apps and games that are exclusive to the App Store?

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