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What are your most-used apps on your homescreen?

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43 recommended
  1. 25

    Any song. One tap away.

    I can not go without music.
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  2. 22

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Omer Molad
    Omer Molad4Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
    Slack has become my most frequently used app recently. We have a remote team so we use Slack to communicate. I can be anywhere and still talk to everyone. Sometimes, when I need a break, I take my son to the park but I can still respond to messages as if I was at my desk.
    Ayush Chandra
    Ayush ChandraLaw Student|Tech Evangelist · Written
    Great platform for Professional Communication. It's quite addictive and excellent to handle.I just wish the creators soon add the widgets on mobile platforms such as this iOS and Android for a great flow of work and can get notified on the go.
    Mark Pedro
    Mark PedroSilicon Valley Hustler · Written
    Slack works great especially if you are working remote. You can organize your channels to a different team/departments, task/focus and random silliness. Get notified and keep everything under a thread to easily read past messages or do a Search!
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

  3. A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family.
  4. 17
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Adrien JOLY
    Adrien JOLYWeb developer + JS teacher. · Written
    I have a shortcut to quickly add reminders to my Inbox. A real time-saver and mind-clearer! :-)
    • Martijn Wismeijer
      Martijn WismeijerThey promised us free Bitcoin!

      I was one of the first users of inbox and use it every single day. It helps organize my mail in such a way that improves my productivity. The ability to add reminders is a real plus.

    • Agustin Esperon
      Agustin EsperonCo-Founder & Head of UX/Design at Wideo

      It took me just 4 days to get used to it coming from traditional gmail desktop tool.

      But once I could manage the initial learn curve, it really improved my productivity specially with reminders, smart suggested answers and how it groups different kinds of emails automatically.

  5. Ayush Chandra
    Ayush ChandraLaw Student|Tech Evangelist · Written
    Great Social Media App.
  6. 16
    Google Calendar

    Spend less time managing your day, now on iOS

    Emily Kellert
    Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM · Written
    Easily my most used to plan any and every event I have. The design is so easy on my eyes (compared to iOS Calendar..blah). More recently, I've started using the "Goals" feature which I love how it's included in the planning.
    • I use Google Calendar to schedule my day and to plan all the events and meetings. There is one great option for - Google Calendar integration with TMetric, this allows me to track time spent on various activities

    • Theo Osborn
      Theo OsbornTechnology enthusiast.

      Holding out until the end of the year when the new desktop design should be appearing

  7. 14
    Google Maps 4.0

    New material design brings bold graphics and fluid motion

    Antoine Plu
    Antoine PluFreelance Designer · Written
    Kinda sounds obvious maybe for lot of people, but I'm really using it daily, even in my own town. I like to keep good places saved in here, find the best routes with the subway time and so on...
  8. 11
    Product Hunt

    Discover and geek out about cool new products

    Ayush Chandra
    Ayush ChandraLaw Student|Tech Evangelist · Written
    Discover new products
    Matheus Menezes
    Matheus MenezesFounder & Product Leader at Clubinvest · Written
    Sadly there's no Android app, but thew PWA is pretty good so it's fine :)
    Sam Cholera
    Sam CholeraFounder @ iSpy Sport Search · Written
    Not only for the products, but the engagement is 2nd to none
  9. 11
    Pocket Casts

    Powerful podcast manager for iOS & Android. New v.5 release.

    Not everyone listens to podcasts, but as someone who regularly switches between Android (current) and iOS Pocket Casts provides an awesome, reliable experience that I can access anywhere (including the web for a one time fee).
    Marc Heatley
    Marc HeatleyDirector, Proper Design · Written
    I've used Pocket Casts on Android as my podcatcher of choice since it first launched. It does everything I need it to (automated chronological playlist, auto delete listened-to podcasts, skip x time at the start of a particular podcast (sorry Tim Feriss)) and a few more things besides (playback speed per podcast etc...). The devs have always been responsive and pleasant to deal with which helps a lot too.
  10. 10
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    Live a happier, healthier life with just 10 minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.
    • Brona Molnarova
      Brona Molnarovait's only impossible until it's done

      This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.

    • Mayank Sharma
      Mayank SharmaTechnical Architect @

      Great product to get focus in a world of noise

  11. Tweetbot has been my news source since Google discontinued Reader. I have lists setup for different categories like hobbies, entertainment, tech, sports, and design. I can read articles in-app or send them to Pocket to read later.
  12. 8
    Medium 2.0

    A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    I check out the fresh content and read at least a few articles on Medium daily, or save them to a 'Reading list' for reading later. The iOS app is great!
    • Nathan Brown
      Nathan BrownWeb & Mobile Growth Consultant

      I've loved Medium for a long time - in fact I still hear from people (other authors wanting to link/interview me, prospective clients, etc.) every singe month directly from my very first Medium post.

      Medium on mobile Much better than the original app, but the nature of a content network means there's a ton to fit on a small screen's UX.

      My only real issue with the app is the writing interface (which should be Medium's strongest point if the website is any indication). It's reminiscent of the beloved Medium writing interface, but some of the features

    • Larisa Deac
      Larisa DeacUX/UI Designer

      I've used many blog editors out there, and none has proven to be as easy and user friendly as Medium.

  13. 7
    Spark by Readdle

    Fast, smart and beautiful email client for iOS

    Great email app - smooth, and stylish, and works well for multiple accounts. Easy swipe options, combined inboxes, quick actions, syncs with calendar, simple snoozing, and pinning for important emails.
    Mark Pedro
    Mark PedroSilicon Valley Hustler · Written
    For someone who operates with multiple emails this is a must have!
  14. 5
    Day One

    A simple journal for iPhone, iPad and OSX.

    I have a reminder set to make an entry every day. I use it to log my thoughts, daily happenings, or things I've learned.
  15. Aleksandra
    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    Pocket is the best personal 'reading list' out there! I save all the articles and interesting content I come across to Pocket, and then read them when I have time (on commute, on the plane, on weekends, etc)
  16. 2

    Key insights from 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Currently, Blinkist! Insights from the nonfiction books of your niche.
    • Evan Thomas Paul
      Evan Thomas PaulVP Products, GuideStar

      This has quickly become one of my most frequently used apps. It also just feels a lot healthier to read these than Facebook posts or 'same story different day' news articles.

    • Dave Mackey
      Dave MackeyIT Director, Liquid Church

      I wrote a full review of Blinkist on my blog, here:

  17. 2

    Connected home security platform that works with Apple Watch

    I use this app to control our security system, locks, temperature. Love it. With an security system, you can monitor and control your home or business in real-time and from anywhere - from your iPhone, iPad, or your Apple Watch.
  18. 2
    Amazon Alexa Skills Store

    Skills “app store” makeover and add new Skills by voice

    The Amazon Alexa app is a companion to your Alexa device for setup, remote control, and enhanced features.
  19. 2

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    Timothy Graham
    Timothy GrahamDirector Digital Strategy & Innovation · Written
    Helps organize all of my action items for the day/week/month/year.
    • Alex Pasternak
      Alex PasternakLead Software Developer, Kronos

      I've tried this app many times, but really fail to see what people see in it. It fails my basic use cases of even a grocery list, where I need to complete an item, have it hidden, then uncomplete it when it's needed again, easily.

      But then again, Todoist also fails this. Perhaps these are great for one-time use and throw away items. I use AnyList, and would otherwise use Paperless on iOS (or now Ikiru) before either of those.

    • Grigory Ptashko
      Grigory PtashkoHashnews, Developer

      If you're a minimalistic approach lover then you should definitely check Wunderlist. It's doesn't eat much resources if you keep it open all the time. Lists of tasks, starring tasks is the best simple and productive way of tasks' prioritization. It also has a great feature of adding a task or searching for a task without going to the main window. Just use a keyboard shortcut for this.

  20. 2

    The social podcast app 🎧

    Turns my commute from excruciatingly boring to educational and enlightening. Simple, functional podcast client.
    ElavenilEntrepreneur, Investor and Coffee Addict · Written
    SImple, elegant and Free!!! Lol... Best Podcast app ever!!
    • Gil Fewster
      Gil FewsterTinkerer

      Adding a social layer to listening and discovering podcasts is a nice idea, but Breaker doesn’t appear to offer any easy way to unlink social platforms or erase your profile/data of you change your mind. Given the incredibly vague privacy policy, it’s asking for a big leap of faith.

    • I am using this app in every commutes. It has some handy features as the 'jump silences' in podcast that can make you win up to 5 min per podcast