In this latest edition of What’s on my iPhone, I take a look at some of the apps that I use on a regular basis. Some of these apps have been around for years, while others are relatively new to the first page of my iPhone’s home screen. Inside you’ll find details on my favorite Reddit client, my go-to app for securing cryptocurrency, an app that helps put the kibosh on annoying robocallers, and more. Watch our hands-on What’s on My iPhone episode, and subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more videos like this.
Apollo is an app I use daily to peruse the likes of r/apple and r/teslamotors. It’s a jam-packed app that comes with loads of convenience features, such quick action shortcuts for quickly jumping to your favorite subreddits directly from the home screen, full commenting, up- and downvoting support, picture-in-picture video, crosspost viewing, widget support, theme and custom icon support, and much, much more.
Apollo’s developer, Christian Selig, is highly involved and is always looking to implement new features. There’s even a section within the app to submit and view feature requests. As a bonus, Apollo is available on the iPad and on M1 Macs without needing to sideload. If you use Reddit and you haven’t tried Apollo, you’re missing out.
Some of the most annoying things that I have to deal with on a daily basis are robocalls and spam calls. At one point late last year, I was receiving no less than 10 spam calls a day with no sign of it slowing down. I debated changing the phone number that I’ve had for the last 20 years, but figured it was worth trying a spam blocker again before taking such a drastic step.
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After installing Nomorobo, which requires a $1.99 monthly subscription via in-app purchase, my incoming spam calls weren’t completely eliminated, but they were reduced drastically enough that I could deal with what remained. Nomorobo utilizes a database that its users contribute to in order to identify spam callers. You can choose to have the spam called blocked and sent to voicemail, or have them identified as a robocaller.
If a robocall happens to make it through, you can send the contact directly to Nomorobo to add to the block database. I’ve been fairly satisfied with the app thus far, and I now consider the $1.99 monthly fee the cost of doing business in a robocall-dominated world.
I’ve dabbled in cryptocurrency in some form or fashion for years, and I’ve heard enough horror stories about stolen crypto that I decided it was time to purchase a hardware wallet to store my private keys. If you’ve been following cryptocurrency, you’ve probably heard the adage “not…