Apple fans are still celebrating the arrival of the new iOS 7 on their devices. First announced at the company's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in June 10, 2013, the new OS for Apple devices was released on September 18, 2013. Now the company has already been getting feedback regarding the new iOS. However, when it comes to new devices like iPhone 5s and 5C, the new platform has been reported to be quite fast and smooth and when the same iOS 7 is installed in the older models of iPhones like iPhone 4, the device is reported to lag a bit.
However, the release of Apple's iOS 7 marks a major change in the company's mobile operating system. Apart from the change in the looks, the modern visual design also comes with an technical improvements, such as a one-swipe Control Center, better multitasking features, and the new AirDrop data transfer system.
The newly launched iOS 7, comes with a series of changes inn the UI as well. Users can now see flatter design and full screen apps that make use of the system status bar and navigation bar.
Now the iPhone users can see a translucent design in tab bar, navigation bar, status bar, system keyboard, Control Center, and Notification Center (some translucent layers not on iPhone 4, iPad 2 or iPad 3). Other features are Opaque design in Alert view, Action Sheet and Share Sheet, Borderless buttons, Back navigation gesture by swiping from left edge of the screen and more.
Moreover, along with these changes in the UI, the developers have already started building the Apps for iOS 7 running device. Thus GizBot has today come up with a top 10 must have apps for iOS 7 devices. Take a look in the sliders below:
The widely used social networking site, Facebook was reported to be smoother in iOS 7 running devices. Notably, the navigation tab bar for accessing friend requests, messages, and updates has been moved to the bottom of the screen, while the slide-out menu has been eliminated as well. Messaging conversations icons have also been changed. Users can download the app from here.
Amazon's Kindle app has been redesigned, with fonts, menus and other details retooled to match the flat for iOS 7. Additionally, version 4.0 of the app brings "Collections" to make it easier to categorize books, magazines or whatever else you've downloaded. There are some notable changes, such as the semi-transparent slide-out menus. Download the app from here.
Shazam recognizes music and media playing around you. Tap the Shazam button to instantly match, and then explore, buy and share. The music indentifier app Shazam sports a new look in the new white, bottom-of-the-screen variety. New features include a reminder of the last track you shazamed, as well as improvements to social sharing features, allowing you to tag friends and locations, as well as add comments when sharing within the app to Facebook. Download the app from here.
The official TED app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 1,400 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for both iPad and iPhone. The TED app has also been updated to match the flat design aesthetic. A new audio player bar incorporates time seeking, as well as a quick 30-second rewind button for flashing back to a point you want to double check. Download the app from here.
Vimeo for iOS 7 is the simplest way to store and share videos right from your Camera and Photos apps. Vimeo now allows you to watch videos in your "Watch Later" and "My Videos" list even while offline, a first for the app. Vimeo now also supports video sharing with other iOS 7 users through the use of AirDrop. Download the app from here.
The Pandora experience goes mobile with an iPhone app featuring exciting ways to explore the fantastic PANDORA jewelry. Howeve the enhancements include the ability to "add variety" to your stations list, lyrics display, and an all-around more informative display on the larger screen. Download the app from here.
Yahoo Weather continues to impress with its iOS 7 redesign, maintaining the same stunning visuals. The app also comes with enhancements for iOS 7, configurable wind speed settings, new logo and minor bug fixes. You can download the app from here.
A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It's stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels. Sky Guide has also got a makeover with this iOS 7 update. User interface tweaks include transparency in supported devices. A particularly useful upgrade is a red night mode, which allows you to use the app while stargazing at night while preserving your eye's low-light vision. Download the app from here.
Snapguide is a simple, beautiful way to share and view step-by-step how to guides. Discover new things to cook, build, wear, play and more. Create your own guides and share what you love making with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more. Discuss your interests with other people who share your passions. The browser now sports larger images and faster loading times which is enhanced because of the iOS 7 update. Search functions have been expanded, allowing you to not only find what you're looking for more quickly. Download the app from here.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. It lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and makes these notes completely searchable. Evernote has been completely redesigned for iOS 7. A streamlined look makes subtle adjustments in the amount of real estate occupied by individual elements, and the shift away from real-world metaphors means the app has discarded visual cards in favor of simple panes. The new home screen makes tags, notes and shortcuts all accessible from one page. Download the app from here.