What's the one iOS app you wouldn't be able to live without?

The one app you'd take if you had an iPhone and were stranded on an island where you could only have one app on your phone (the island has service miraculously)
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  1. 11

    Any song. One tap away.

    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    My favorite app of all time. I feel like I might go a bit stir crazy without music. Also, it'd make whatever time I had to spend on the island much more enjoyable, not to mention all the dance parties I could have. I imagine myself like a Disney princess in a montage, making my way in my own isolated world, jamming TF out as I create shelter and daydream 💃
  2. 6
    Snapchat 10.0

    Snapchat has a new look & discovery features

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    If you look at my iPhone battery usage, Snapchat is always at the top along with Twitter. If I had to choose, I'd probably pick Snapchat.
  3. I think Facebook would be the most useful. Can contact people for help, get news, watch endless videos to entertain yourself.
  4. 2

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

    Lauren Bates
    Lauren BatesProduct Manager, Koho · Written
    For work, but also personally have a couple slack channels with friends to simply take convos from the desktop to mobile and back. Much more fluid than Messages.
    • 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.

  5. 2
    Quartz for iPhone

    An ongoing conversation about the news

    Haris Qureshi
    Haris QureshiAccount Manager @HIRED_HQ · Written
    We're getting busier and busier, and the way consume news is changing. What I love about Quartz is that it gives me a nice overview of what's happening in the world in an easy and digestible way from where I can then delve further. Essential for keeping up to date with what's happening in the world.
  6. Jared Schaffer
    Jared SchafferFounder/Product, The Tribe 🕴 Dallas, TX · Written
    What is Twitter? Nobody really knows, but I know I use it all day long. I've made interesting relationships I otherwise wouldn't have, is one of my primary news sources (nuzzel) and am constantly learning from my network. If Twitter didn't exist and I had to use Facebook as a replacement I'd probably consider getting an old Nokia 3310. Saw one fall from *9 stories* and it survived!
  7. 2

    Keep up & meet up with your friends (Foursquare unbundled)

    Björn Antonissen
    Björn Antonissen4Freelance designer & developer, YTCount · Written
    I want to know where I've been.
  8. if I had an iPhone and were stranded on an island where I could only have one app on your phone and the island has service miraculously, I would choose the native phone application so I could call the rescue services and get help :)
  9. 1
    Reeder 3

    The best feed reader just got better

    oz lubling
    oz lublingProduct Strategy & Design · Written
    I've been using this RSS reader consistently for the past 5 years or so. As Twitter becomes filled with trolls, ads and too much emphasis on political chatter, this app is a reliable and easy way to consume your favorite information sources. It's super fast, has a clean design and integrates with many 3rd party tools like pocket, instapaper, etc.
  10. 1
    Medium 2.0

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

    Stefan Theofilos
    Stefan Theofilos8Product Designer, Entrepreneur · Written
    I always find myself opening up Medium multiple times a day.
    • 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 is...so-so. 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.

  11. 1
    Whodunnit App

    A fun murder mystery party game for iPhone

    jaavvii made this product
    A great ice breaker or a game night with friends.
  12. 1
    Tweetbot 4

    The Twitter app w/ personality, reimagined for iOS 9 & iPad

    center of my news universe