iOS: You might not want to upgrade to iOS 11 just yet, but you should update these top-shelf iOS apps.
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- Siri can now control Any.do and Todoist (two of our favourite to-do apps), and Evernote.
- Gboard, Google’s iOS keyboard for closet Android fans, finally has a one-handed typing mode just like the Android version. Of course, in iOS 11, so does Apple’s default keyboard.
- Secure messaging app Signal (read our review) cleaned up 16 minor issues and finally added profile photos.
- Instead of just texting “on my way”, you can send a precise, live-updating location status from the powerful transit app Citymapper, right into the Messages app.
- You can finally add text to pictures in Photoshop Express.
And on iOS 11 only:
- You can grab Dropbox files directly from any apps that support iOS 11’s new Files app.
- Our favourite password manager, 1Password 6.9, lets iPad users drag and drop usernames and passwords right into the relevant app. Nice.
In general on iOS 11, many apps are adding drag-and-drop support for iPad, and some file support on iPhone.
The iOS app store has actually lost some functionality: The update list no longer includes version numbers, and the “minimalist” design makes it harder to read. Plus you can no longer buy mobile apps from your iTunes desktop app. What the hell, Apple?