When any big new release of iOS arrives it tends to come with a whole slew of new app updates too, as developers time their own release schedules to take advantage of whatever new features or technology it may bring. With iOS 9 the new features are plentiful, which means that the App Store is full to the brim of updates that need to be downloaded for our favorite apps, and that’s not a bad thing at all.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the new updates as they have begun to arrive, and we thought we would highlight just a few that make a particular good job of taking iOS 9 and using its new additions to their advantage.
Let’s get started.
Hulu: The ever popular media streaming app already supports the new Picture-in-Picture feature on the iPad, meaning you can watch your stories without ever leaving Twitter!
Twitter: Bringing with it the ability to use native iOS Quick Reply as well as the new iPad Slide Over and Split View multitasking features, the Twitter app is now making a case for being the best in the business, especially on iPad.
The best password manager just got even better. In the version 6, 1Password gets support for Spotlight search which means you can now search for your passwords without ever opening the app. It also supports Slide Over and Split View on iPads.
Dropbox: The simple addition of indexing Dropbox files in the new Spotlight search is one that will save some of us some real time.
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote): Taking advantage of all of the new split-screen multitasking fun that iOS 9 brings to the iPad, Microsoft’s newly updated apps also feature Spotlight search indexing, meaning you can now search for a document without opening any apps first.
PCalc: The App Store’s best calculator now works in a split-screen mode (Slide Over, Split View) on iPad that makes calculations almost fun. Almost.
BBC iPlayer: Like Hulu, BBC’s iPlayer now supports Picture-in-Picture playback, so Doctor Who can share screen real estate with, say, Donald Trump. Awesome.
Dispatch: Fully searchable via Spotlight and working just fine via the iPad’s newly gained iOS 9 multitasking Split View and Slide Over views, Dispatch is one of our favorite iOS mail apps – and it’s now even better.
Flipboard: Searching Flipoard is now a lot easier thanks to support for iOS 9’s Spotlight search.
Duet Game: ReplayKit might not sound exciting, but because of it Duet Game can now record video of your game as you play it. Because we all love to show off!
We’ll keep updating this post as we find new, excellent examples of what iOS 9 brings to the table as developers start to take even better advantage of it. Have a favorite that we’ve missed? Let us know!