Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME
By Alexander Aciman
April 9, 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 some apps actually worth downloading.

Office Lens

Long one of the best Windows Phone apps out there, Microsoft’s Office Lens is now available for iPhone (and Android), letting you use your iPhone’s camera to digitize just about anything. Office Lens can turn whiteboard notes into a readable document; it can convert images into a PowerPoint presentation, and it can make digital versions of print documents. In short, your phone is a lot more useful with Office Lens than without it.

Office Lens is free in the iTunes App Store

Periscope

When Meerkat came out and gave Twitter users a way to stream live video feeds directly to their followers, it was clear that Twitter itself would need to respond, and quickly. Like Meerkat, Twitter’s new app Periscope allows you to send direct live video feeds to your Twitter followers. However, the app is more polished and easier to use, plus it has the benefit of official Twitter support.

Periscope is free in the App Store

Flyp

Flyp works a lot like Google Voice: it gives you multiple numbers to use and connects them to your mobile device. That means you can create dedicated lines for work, for family, for friends, or for people you never hope to hear from again. It makes compartmentalizing your life a lot easier and makes managing a hectic social or work life a lot simpler.

Flyp is free in the App Store

Tempo Video Editor

For a little more depth in your iPhone videos, Tempo is a perfect app that gives you just enough control to make your clips more interesting. You can select parts of your video clips and edit them either to speed up or slow down playback by varying degrees.

Tempo Video Editor is free in the App Store

Unlimited photo and video transfer

This powerful file transfer app eliminates any need for thumb drives and zip files. You can send videos and photos of any length directly to your contacts, as well as between your iPhone and your desktop. This app works incredibly quickly, which means you won’t have to wait 20 minutes for a file to finish transferring.

Unlimited photo and video transfer is free in the App Store

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