Opinion: 5 Apps Every Apple Watch User Should Have

The Apple Watch has been out for a few years now and its App Store selection gets better and better by the day. But what are some of the best apps that you should have on your Apple Watch?

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Note that some of the apps in this article will be ones that cost money in the App Store, not all of them will be free ones.

  • CARROT Weather: Some people might say that it would be dumb to pay for a weather app since Apple, The Weather Channel and other companies make free ones that tell you what you need to know. However, with CARROT, I can get my local weather from both the app or the Complication right from the watch face, as well as see a radar of my current area. CARROT costs $4.99 in the App Store. The subscription costs are $4.99 per year for a Premium Membership and then $11.99 a year for the Ultrapremium Membership (more data sources and the ability to access a radar on your Apple Watch).
  • Calcbot: This is one of those apps that can come in handy for making simple calculations right from your Apple Watch. You can add, subtract, divide and multiply on it, convert foreign money into United States currency (USD) and use it as a tip calculator. Calcbot got a major redesign late last year and now has a complication available on the watch face for even easier access to the app. It is currently a free app in the App Store and has in-app purchases for Calcbot Pro for $1.99, Theme 1 for $0.99 and Theme 2 for $0.99.
  • Deliveries: Again, this is just another app to make your life easier. There are some mailing apps that are free and still allow you to view your tracked packages. However, Deliveries has an excellent interface that lets you obviously see where your package is at, but also includes a map (supported by Apple Maps). Additionally, the app gives you timely notifications about your package, including when it has been delivered, as well as having a Complication for easier access on the Apple Watch watch face. Deliveries costs $4.99 in the App Store.
  • Chirp for Twitter: This is currently the only app for the Apple Watch that lets you view Twitter from your Apple Watch. You can view tweets, like tweets and tweet directly from the app! It’s a free app in the App Store with a $1.99 in-app purchase for Chirp Pro that gives you more features and functionality in the app. I purchased it myself last summer and it is well worth that $1.99.
  • Swarm: Lastly, for all of you Foursquare people out there, you’re going to love this one. Swarm does what you would think it would do; it lets you do check-ins right from your Apple Watch. It’s simple as that and does not get better than that. Swarm is a free app in the App Store.

Are there any Apple Watch apps that we forgot about? Let us know in the comments so that we can do more and better articles like this in the future!

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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