Downcast ($2.99) Podcasts offer the perfect way to learn about the world while doing other things. Designed for the power podcaster, Downcast offers tons of custom settings, like priority sorting. Overcast (Free) The highlight of Overcast is its Voice Boost setting, which enhances audio quality, and Smart Speed, which minimizes silences for a fast, but clear listening experience. Tinycards (Free) From the makers of Duolingo comes Tinycards, a memorization app with thousands of decks for learning anything from state flags to Jurassic dinosaurs. Vanido (Free) Want to learn to sing without any public humiliation? Vanido can assess your vocal range and tell you when you go flat with daily exercises to improve your voice. iHeartRadio (Free, $5.99/month for unlimited skips) iHeartRadio lets you enjoy the glories of live radio without the audio fuzz. Tune in to live sports events, local radio stations, and podcasts all from one app. RadioPublic (Free) With over 325,000 podcasts on iTunes, you might need some help discovering new shows. RadioPublic can help with its featured trending and popular shows. Bloom by Megalearn ($4.99) While this app is made for kids, all ages will enjoy its beautiful graphics and fun quizzes all about the world of plants and how they reproduce with seeds. TED (Free) Need some inspiration? Search TED's library of talks to get exposed to new ideas and quickly learn about subjects that might otherwise take a lot of time to research. Spotify (Free, $9.99/month ad-free) Spotify is the most full-featured music streaming service around, offering an unrivaled social community, playlist options, and music discovery algorithms. Apple Music ($9.99/month) The beauty of Apple Music is its integration with the Apple ecosystem. You can play any song from a library of 40 million tracks on all your iOS devices. Khan Academy (Free) This app is a quality resource whether you're a student or you're brushing up on your algebra skills, offering videos and exercises in courses that let you track your progress to completion. Audible ($14.95/month) Listen and learn while you're driving, folding laundry, or cooking. Audible's audiobook app and extensive library is perfect for the busy person who still wants to read.
Netflix ($7.99/month) We all love to Netflix and chill. With an ever-growing library of TV shows, movies, and original series like Orange Is the New Black, a Netflix subscription is well worth the investment. Hulu ($7.99/month) Hulu, like Netflix, offers a huge catalog of TV shows and movies. Try a free trial of each service to see whose library you prefer or whether it's worth paying for both. Yahoo Fantasy Sports (Free) For many people, fall means one thing— fantasy football. Use this app to manage multiple teams and leagues, follow your matchups in real-time, manage players, and make last-second lineup changes. Newsy (Free) Newsy offers a modern take on TV news, making global and national headlines accessible and convenient to watch, whether you're by your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Amazon Prime Video (Free) If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get access to Amazon's library of streaming video. A cool feature called X-Ray also lets you learn more about actors and scenes as you watch. YouTube (Free) YouTube has over a billion users. Why so popular? This video platform offers free content on everything from cute cats to tutorials on how to fix your car. ESPN (Free) Don't miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, or touchdown. ESPN brings you live games, scores, news, and personalized notifications from hundreds of sports leagues around the world. NYTimes ($14.99/month) If you're looking for quality, investigative journalism, the New York Times is hard to beat. Read daily morning briefings as well as in-depth stories to make sure you're in the know. HBONow ($15/month) Attention, Game of Thrones fans! You don't need a cable subscription to enjoy HBO. This standalone app offers access to all HBO exclusive content on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Plex (Free) Have your own personal stash of favorite movies and shows? With Plex, you can upload your library to the app and access it on all your iOS devices for free! Twitch (Free) This hit video gamestreaming platform lets you watch as pros conquer everything from Call of Duty to Minecraft and even lets you chat with players to learn their secrets. Twitter (Free) Twitter makes it easy to follow the publications and journalists you care about. And it offers a great way to follow breaking news, as long as you verify the credibility of sources.