2017 - An Overdue Retrospective, Part 2: Favorite iOS Apps


Welcome to Part 2 of my (much overdue) multi-part retrospective of 2017. On to iOS apps that helped make life a bit better in 2017.

Honestly, I didn't discover many new iOS apps in 2017 that had a lasting impact. As with Part 1, I'm avoiding triple A apps that get mentioned in every best-of list.

5 iOS Apps I Enjoyed in 2017


  • Stash: This app helped me dive into ETFs and investing. I like how it explains and breaks down each fund.
  • Acorns: Micro-invest by rounded up your purchases. It's amazing how it added up this year.


  • I had some fun with Sketch Mirror. Sketch is a great vector drawing app for Mac, and it's super easy to show your mockup right on your phone.
  • Micro.blog is a new social network that is based on decentralized micro blogs that you own. The iOS app is really clean, and I'm enjoying the intelligent conversations over there. Check me out!


  • Radiooooo: Weird name, weird app. Listen to music from around from the 1900s to the present. It's a trip you don't want to miss!