With the introduction of iOS 8 came vast amounts of new functionality, including the ability for users to add custom sharing and actions options to iOS’s share sheet. This enables anything from in-line translation to saving notes to your favorite app from anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We’ve worked to bring together a compilation of iOS apps that have been updated by their developers to include support for these new features. As we happen upon them, we’ll be adding more apps to the list below, so check back soon for those. 

Apps that use Sharing Options and Custom Actions:

  • 1Password (free) – arguably the best password manager
  • AnyList (free) – grocery, shopping list and recipe manager
  • Asana (free) – team task and conversation coordinator
  • Day One ($4.99) – journal, notes, and diary app
  • Evernote (free) – popular note-taking app
  • Hootsuite (free) – social media post scheduler and tool
  • Instapaper (free) – save articles for offline reading
  • Keeper (free) – green password manager
  • LastPass (free) – red password manager
  • LinkedIn (free) – social network for businesspeople
  • Looksee (free) – anonymous photo sharing
  • Metapho (free) – manage photo metadata
  • OneNote (free) – Microsoft’s powerful note-taking app
  • OmniFocus 2 ($19.99) – powerful task manager
  • Pinterest (free) – picture-based social network
  • Pocket (free) – save articles for later
  • Prizmo ($9.99) – document scanner
  • Snapchat (free) – photo and video sharing social network
  • Storehouse (free) – visual storytelling
  • Things ($9.99) – to-do productivity app
  • Tumblr (free) – blogging platform
  • View Source ($0.99) – mobile web inspector
  • Vimeo (free) – video sharing app
  • Wunderlist (free) – a powerful to-do app

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Should you find a qualifying app that we haven’t yet cataloged below, shoot us an email at or comment down below with a link to the app!

  • Has anyone found any apps that have Document Provider extensions yet?

    The only apps I’ve seen so far is Dropbox and Transmit…

    • hush

      Box too I think

    • Kenrick Fernandes

      how do i open up this share sheet? for example.. if i’m using 9gag video and i see something i like, where is the option to open share sheet and share it to whatsapp. i’m confused.

  • Ian Leon

    how about a list of apps with interactive notifications ?

  • Fede777

    Is the order or sorting of Share Sheets/Actions global or per app? I keep arranging them in a certain way and they appear different in each URL or app.

    • Judah Guttmann

      I keep seeing this too, I don’t use the default mail app, but it keeps showing up second… very annoying

      • Fede777

        Someone answered this to me @TheVerge

        The share sheet arrangement defaults back to alphabetical order after each app restart or device reboot. Bummer of a bug. Feature will be killer when our carefully placed orders stay in place.

  • Jeiivy

    Instagram should upgrade to this.