Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME
By Alexander Aciman
February 4, 2015

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found five apps actually worth downloading.

 


Alfred Remote

Alfred
Alfred

If this app’s adorable name doesn’t make you feel like Batman, then perhaps its utility will make you feel like Tony Stark. Alfred Remote creates a link between your mobile device and your Mac, allowing you to use your iPhone to access files or execute commands on your desktop or laptop. It can also lock your desktop or log you out of a profile, preventing someone from accessing it.

Alfred Remote is available for $4.99 in the App Store


Marquee Movies

Marquee Movies
Marquee Movies

Apps like Fandango have made searching for movies much easier, but Marquee Movies carves a niche for itself by combining Box Office Mojo-type information with movie times, trailers, and cast info. In short, if you’re not necessarily looking to buy tickets or you don’t know exactly what you want to see, this app will give you vital information and let you know what’s playing.

Marquee Movies is free in the App Store


MacID for iOS

MacID
MacID

MacID is a must-have for the security-minded. If somebody’s trying to unlock your desktop or laptop without your permission, the app will send an alert to your phone. You can then verify the login with a password or your fingerprint, giving you more control over your computer. Think of it as two-step verification for your iMac or MacBook.

MacID for iOS is available for $3.99 in the App Store


FillApp

FillApp
FillApp

Gas prices are close to the lowest they’ve been in years, but there’s always the chance that could change. If it does, turn to FillApp to help you save money. It predicts fuel price patterns, including drops and increases. FillApp’s most impressive feature by far? It can tell you how much you’ll save by filling up at the station at a particular time.

Fill App is free in the App Store


Hydra

Hydra
Hydra

Disappointingly, this app has nothing to do with Captain America. However, Hydra makes up for it by being one of the more powerful photography apps around, compensating for terrible lighting conditions to give you better snaps. Not only does this mean getting pictures in bad light, but it helps less-than-stellar photographers make the most of their iPhone’s cameras.

Hydra is available for $2.99 in the App Store

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