Stefan Theofilos
Stefan TheofilosProduct Designer, Entrepreneur

What is the first app you download on a new device?

When you get a new device, what is the first app you download? For me, it's either Twitter or Snapchat.
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  1. 131

    Any song. One tap away.

    Jake Crump
    Jake Crump5Head of Support at Product Hunt · Written
    I listen to music and podcasts all day so this is essential for me to have from the very beginning. It was actually my first download on my new Pixel XL. Pretty much the only time I hit pause during a work day is for Product Hunt team meetings!
    Danny Aziz
    Danny AzizI like to make things. · Written
    I am trapped in the Spotify ecosystem. Not exactly a bad thing, regardless of the device I am using, I can have access to all my favourite songs and playlists AND with the ability to upload your own music from your hard drive and listen to it within the Spotify app, I'm never away from my songs. I am still trapped, however.
    Christie Quackenbush
    Christie QuackenbushHQ Raleigh Events Manager! · Written
    "Google, play every song I've ever wanted to hear that isn't Taylor Swift..."
  2. Need I say more?
    MilesFull-stack developer · Written
    The best password manager out there. Plus, I can't sign into anything without it 😄
    This is technically my second install but my most important since I need access to my passwords. Dropbox is my first install since I use it to sync my password vault.
  3. Mauricio Berlanga
    Mauricio BerlangaSoftware Developer · Written
    Main source of communication for me.
    Magdalena Barron
    Magdalena BarronIntern, RocketMeetings · Written
    Just a must for me
    TripToliManager, Triptoli · Written
    Whatsapp was my first app too.
  4. 71
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    If you're a gmail user, the Inbox app by Google for iPhone is great. Simple design and great reminder/notification system.
    Andreas Wagner
    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    Without it email isn't simple....
    Fabrizio Bianchi
    Fabrizio BianchiDigital Campaign Coordinator @ Sodexo · Written
    This is the only app I can stand handling email with.
    • 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. Julian Yaman
    Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    Perfect for somebody who works on PC and on a mobile device. Connect it with your Google Account and it will synchronise your bookmarks and your history with your devices.
  6. 65

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

    Paweł Waraksa
    Paweł WaraksaProduct Designer / · Written
    Slack, it's a place where is my whole team.
    Dale Vivian Ross
    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I'm in quite a few teams. Strangely, my team doesn't feel the love for it as I do. Orlando Devs is the richest (most diverse) one I've found. Online Geniuses (most value)
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    Christie Quackenbush
    Christie QuackenbushHQ Raleigh Events Manager! · Written
    Slack is everything text wasn't and email wished it could be!
    • 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.

  7. 65

    Get 100+ curated Mac apps in a single subscription.

    astlockTechOps @macpaw @setapp · Written
    Access to over 70 top-tier applications all in one place with one easy sign-up and download.
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    Evan Eliott
    Evan EliottVisual designer / Multimedia producer · Written
    If this is a Mac, heck yeah. No need to look for essential apps as they're already available via Setapp.
    • Christina Warren
      Christina WarrenSenior Cloud Developer Advocate

      I've been using SetApp for more than a year and I have to say, it's become one of my favorite services.

      I was skeptical about an app subscription service, but did the math and for Ulysses, Screens, and a few other must-have apps, it was worth its price.

      To my surprise, it has actually become even more valuable, as I discover apps I wouldn't have otherwise used -- like Expressions and TablePlus -- or that I may have been weary about buying for their price (like Downie, a youtube-dl frontend that is great but not something I'd necessarily want to spend $20 on).

      If you have already paid for some of the pricier apps in SetApp, it's "value" may not be as great -- but as time goes on and more major upgrades are released, it's something Mac users, especially power Mac users should definitely consider.

      I love it.

    • M. Akif Petek
      M. Akif PetekMobile - Web Developer

      First ever subscription model for macOS apps of different companies.

      It's awesome, I regret purchasing many apps before.

  8. Love twitter
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    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    I have been a huge fan of third-party Twitter apps, but I find myself coming back to Twitter for Android. It's just perfect now!
    Joe Thomsett
    Joe ThomsettChief Strategy Officer - Ford Hastings · Written
    I follow some great people who distil titbits of knowledge in 140 characters or less!
  9. Julian Yaman
    Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    Sharing Pictures with other people and friends is amazing, too! You can follow some amazing profiles or companies and get new pictures of new stuff.
    Kevin Lou
    Kevin Lou6Experience @ Italic · Written
    This is the first non-work app that I install on new devices - I'm a sucker for beautiful content
    Dale Vivian Ross
    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I took a while to get started but this is now a big part of me. A picture tells a thousand words.
  10. 39
    Telegram Messenger

    Whatsapp-esque messaging app but open, cloudbased, encrypted

    The #1 communicating platform for me, love this thing.
    Joel John
    Joel JohnFounder of Worldly Exposure · Written
    Much better than Whatsapp because of a native desktop app, makes cross-platform messaging seamless. Great for sending files/photos as well - no size limits!
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    Mohammed Rafy
    Mohammed Rafy5All things Community · Written
    This is the one.
  11. Kumar Louhit
    Kumar LouhitFounder, Spontie, Inc · Written
    I extensively use Dropbox, it helps me keep my files and my team in sync.
    Cindy Osborne
    Cindy Osborne"Because I said so" is a valid reason. · Written
    Thus far no cloud works as smoothly as DropBox. All my devices access it as "just another folder," exactly as they should.
    Andreas Wagner
    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    So far I didn't have and problems!
  12. 2-Step Verification for extra security.
    Andreas Wagner
    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    A must....
  13. Kristofer™
    Kristofer™#6 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic · Written
    Everyone here just lied.
    Dale Vivian Ross
    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    I'd want to say Bible but the truth is Facebook has my richest and most diverse audience with which I've had the most engagement. Scrabble communities, Groups for various interests and lots more.
  14. 16

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Niv Dror
    Niv Dror15VC at Shrug Capital · Written
    This is especially true to Mac, ad one of the first on any new device! (other than Twitter and 1Password)
    Dean Brady
    Dean BradyDirector of Digital Development - AbbVie · Written
    I use Evernote for just about everything (work and personal). The ability to store and retrieve from any device makes it indispensable for me.
    Dale Vivian Ross
    Dale Vivian RossPresident & CEO of Ross Squared · Written
    This is my life. So many truths to be explored
    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  15. Inspiration and infographics!
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    Jessica Ramirez
    Jessica RamirezLibrarian/ Educator · Written
    Pinterest gives me a time out. I make sure to time myself (7 minutes for me) and call it "Meditat-rest".
    Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnsonstartup investor, crypto enthusiast · Written
    I have downloaded this app, but didn't use it for a long time. No need to download it if you not a designer or an art industry person.
  16. 13

    Organize anything, together

    Julian Yaman
    Julian YamanHobby developer · Written
    It is very good for people who want to work mobile and do some project management stuff. So this is why I recommend Trello.
    Andreas Wagner
    Andreas Wagnerlooking for..........😎 · Written
    Very smart & helpful
    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

    • Johnathan Holland
      Johnathan HollandI truly obsess over helping others..

      If you aren't an organized person Trello allows for easy to see visuals that help keep projects on track. The team at Curexe has specifically used it to organize our bugs, new features, staging and production stages of our development.

  17. 12
    Snapchat 6.1

    New Smart Filters, Replay, Front-Facing Flash & More.

    It's the best way to stay in contact with my age group, Sheree immediate life, and just generally express a more real self.
    jacilynCivil engineer, developer, entreprenuer · Written
    Immediate entertainment + communication
  18. 11
    Microsoft Outlook for iOS

    Official Microsoft Outlook app designed for iPhone and iPad

    Akshay Bharwani
    Akshay BharwaniJust a Student, for now. · Written
    The first thing I do: Sync all my contacts and my calendar through Outlook. And not to mention one of the best apps for Mail IMO.
  19. 9
    Tweetbot 4

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

    TonMac'aholic · Written
    This. Lifeline to friends and collegues far far away. Plus the already mentioned 1Password. None of my iOS devices start up without these.
    JohnBlack. Actor. Prod. Improvisor. Web Dev. · Written
    Easily one of the best twitter clients for iOS. Clean, feature filled, and reliable.
  20. Mohankrishna S
    Mohankrishna SIT Business Manager · Written
    Great Password Manager for 12$/year Premium version
    Required for everything else