July 5, 2024Eduard Wieandt
iPhone

The best iPhone Utility Apps in 2024

We all have that one friend who always knows about the best new apps. This time, we will be that friend. Explore our selection of the best productivity and utility apps of 2024.

Short Menu's selection of the top 7 iPhone Utility Apps in 2024Short Menu's selection of the top 7 iPhone Utility Apps in 2024

It’s 2024, and by now you know how powerful your iPhone is. Yet, you probably only use a handful of apps every day, most of which are related to communication. We all know the feeling of discovering a new app.

Sometimes it's that one friend who keeps nagging us about an app we need to try. Eventually, we let ourselves be captivated, download it, and it turns out to be as great as they said it would be. Today, we aim to be that friend and share some of the best iPhone apps for 2024 to make you more productive.

Small PDF

Small PDF has your back whether it's scanning documents, merging PDFs or converting between file formatsSmall PDF has your back whether it's scanning documents, merging PDFs or converting between file formats

Small PDF is a long-standing utility app out of Europe. What makes Small PDF great is its simplicity. If you want to do anything related to scanning and converting PDFs on your iPhone, Small PDF is your best choice.

You can download Small PDF on the App Store. If you have more advanced use-cases beyond your phone, it's also worth checking out their website to use it in your browser.

Flighty

Flighty gives you all the information you wish your airline and airport were telling youFlighty gives you all the information you wish your airline and airport were telling you

When was the last time you traveled by air? Most airlines have native apps, but let's face it, none of them are great. What you really want is a clean experience that gives you all the relevant information about your flight and route at a glance in real time. When traveling, especially by air, less is more. Flighty is the perfect iPhone app for this use case. It is one of the leading flight tracking apps, offering innovative features like 25-hour plane tracking, private sharing with friends and family, and pilot-grade data about flights. The app predicts delays, tracks taxi times, and provides ground and proximity radar.

You can get started with Flighty as a free download.

Craft

Craft is the go-to notes & documents app that gives you a seamless experience across all your devicesCraft is the go-to notes & documents app that gives you a seamless experience across all your devices

Another notes app? Yes, but Craft is different. Craft is one of the best-designed notes apps, offering a wide range of features without overwhelming you. Most importantly, it's fast. When using Craft, you can tell it has been designed specifically for the iPhone – the app truly feels native to the device.

Discover all of Craft's features on the App Store.

Arc doesn't only give you everything you want from a browser out of the box, it also browses for youArc doesn't only give you everything you want from a browser out of the box, it also browses for you

Browsing the web is one of those things you just do on your iPhone. Most browsers are okay-but-not-great to use, and that’s the problem. It’s clear that the experience could be better. Arc Search is one of the best iPhone apps we’ve tried in a while. What makes Arc Search great are its interactions. The app, similar to Craft, is really built for iPhone. The browser steps into the background and gives the website you are visiting as much space as it deserves. Out of the box, Arc Search blocks ads, GDPR pop-ups, and banners.

Try "the browser that browses for you" for free today.

Things

Things has been the only to-do app you ever needed since the launch of the App StoreThings has been the only to-do app you ever needed since the launch of the App Store

Everybody loves the feeling of being organized and productive. The fastest way to achieve this is by getting all the things you need to do, well, organized. The simplest and most effective app for that on iPhone is Things. The app lets you organize todos and projects efficiently.

Things also have some very handy interactive iOS Widgets, which let you manage your Todos right from your iPhone's home screen.

You can download Things on the App Store.

1Blocker

For those who haven't yet upgraded to Arc Search, 1Blocker is the best way to get rid of adsFor those who haven't yet upgraded to Arc Search, 1Blocker is the best way to get rid of ads

1Blocker is a powerful content blocker that allows you to block ads, trackers, and other unwanted content on your iPhone. It makes browsing faster and more private, offering a seamless experience while keeping you in control of your online activity.

Most people don't know that content blockers also exist on iOS, but they do. 1Blocker is the best in its category.

Get started for free on the App Store.

Short Menu

Short Menu is the most effective and simple way to create short links on your iPhone. The app is designed to feel native to your iPhone while being powerful at the same time. You can use our old shortener (e.g. Bitly or Rebrandly), shrtm.nu or add your own custom domain to shorten links. Short Menu’s iPhone widgets let you see your link clicks over time right on your home screen with simple charts. You can create short URLs on the go on your iPhone and manage them later with the Mac and Web app.

Get started for free with 30 links per month by downloading Short Menu on the App Store.

Conclusion

And that's it – our selection of the best productivity and utilites apps of 2024 so far. We'd love to hear your recommendations. Finding apps like these is not always easy but when you find one that is actually useful your phone becomes a bit more fun to use again.

If you've found a great app for iPhone that should be part of this article, let us know.