The Highlight 2015 — Apple Watch Apps
2015 has been an incredible year for app releases. Not only did we see some stellar apps being released for iOS and Android, but we also saw the release of the Apple Watch and the long-awaited Apple TV with a new app platform. We’ve been playing around with so many different apps across all the platforms over the last year that picking up the best of the best for The Highlight was no easy task.
First up on The Highlight this year — Our favorite apps for Apple Watch.
Seeing Fantastical on this list shouldn’t really be a surprise. Not only is Fantastical an incredible Apple Watch app, it is also one of the best calendar apps out there. We love how Michael and Kent over at Flexibits have crafted the intricate details in the watchOS 2 app.
Fantastical 2 for iPhone is on SALE for just $2.99 on the App Store.
OmniFocus is another beautifully crafted app for the Apple Watch. The Omni Group has done a remarkable job with this app and with the recent watchOS 2 update, it really shines. I love the Complications that the app offers and I use the large one on my Watch Face.
OmniFocus is available for $40 on the App Store. The price may seem on the higher side of things, but the app is well worth the value considering how productive it makes you.
Flight Track 5 has been our favorite flight tracker for iOS for quite some time now and we’ve loved their design style. Their Apple WAtch app is beautifully done and is an essential addition to your Apple Watch if you’re a frequent traveler.
Flight Track 5 is available on SALE for for $0.99 on the App Store.
Deliveries is a perfect little app for the Apple Watch. Much of the information that the app displays is quickly glanceable or comes in with a notification, so I’ve found myself using the Watch App far more than opening the iPhone app. The app manages to make great use of the tiny screen and displays all the relevant information it can.
Deliveries is available for $4.99 on the App Store.
Arguably one the most popular apps on iOS, Tweetbot really needs no words. A recent update brought along a lovely ‘Activity’ timeline to the app, which the developers also offer as a native watchOS 2 app that offers. This is a great way to use Twitter via the watch, as you not only get actionable Retweet and Favorite notifications, but you can also view profiles if someone follows or quotes you. The watch app works as a great extension to the already amazing iPhone app.
Tweetbot is available for $4.99 on the App Store.
Although I’ve mentioned OmniFocus in the list above, the Things app for Apple watch too is just as good. In fact, I find the Things UI marginally better looking than OmniFocus,
but the fact that it’s missing the option for a large Complication really bothers me. If you’re a productivity app nerd, you probably already have either of these two apps.
Things is available for $9.99 on the App Store.
Although I’ve gone back to using Tweetbot as my primary client ever since version 4 came out, Twitterrific still manages to impress me every time. The Iconfactory folks have been consistently crafting one of the nicest iOS apps out there and this same finesse and polish is seen in the Apple Watch app too. Unlike Tweetbot, this is a more feature-rich implementation and we highly recommend you check it out.
Twitterrific is available for Free on the App Store with IAPs to disable ads and get extra features.
Those were our favorite apps for the Apple Watch from 2015. We have a lot more in store for you as part of The Highlight 2015 this week, including the official Editor’s Choice of 2015. Stay tuned!
Update: @jonyheim on twitter pointed out that Things does have a large Complication. It somehow didn’t show up for us in our testing. The article has been updated to reflect this.
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