Top apps on your Apple Watch

Top apps on your Apple Watch

Instagram

free

You would think that photos would be too small to view properly on the display of a watch.

But on the Instagram Apple Watch app, the pictures look nice and crisp. You can even "like" a picture, see the postings and look up the profile of people you follow.

NYTimes

free

You can keep track of the latest news with this app. It delivers one-sentence reports.

If an arrow appears, you can scroll down to read more, by turning the Digital Crown, or swiping down on the display. Sometimes, you can even read the entire article on the app - with pictures, too - or use force touch to Save for Later.

Yahoo Weather

free

This app will tell you the latest weather of any city you have added on the Apple iPhone app.

On the Apple Watch app, there are no gorgeous shots as wallpaper. But you will still get detailed weather predictions, such as chance of rain, and temperature estimates through the day. Swipe down or give the Digital Crown a twirl to see this.

Calculator+ by xNeat

free

There was a time when having a calculator on your watch exuded geekiness and cool. Now, you can have one on your Apple Watch.

Evernote

free

You may already have Evernote installed on your iPhone. This extension to the useful productivity app lets you use the watch to dictate notes, or look through your existing notes via voice search.

Currency

free

Tap on any currency on the Apple Watch screen, key in a figure and convert it to other currencies. But you must first add each currency manually, using the iPhone app.

Spy_Watch

$2.58

If you are going to get a game on your Apple Watch, you might as well get a spy game. You can accept missions to earn cash or train your secret agent to improve.

On missions, you guide your secret agent by communicating with him using the watch's notification system. These missions play out in real time and notifications will come in through the day.

The futuristic interface looks like something out of a James Bond movie and lets you live out the fantasy of being a spy master.

Eat your heart out, Dick Tracy!


This article was first published on May 13, 2015.
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