Here are the best 3D Touch apps that maximizes the use of the Apple's pressure-sensitive 3D Touch screen in iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus.
Since the invention of 3D Touch, when Apple launched the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus towards the end of 2015, there have been nice selection of apps that utilizes the iPhone's 3D Touch screen very well. But when it comes to 3D Touch features that are genuinely useful, there're still very few of them.
So, what are the best 3D Touch apps and what exactly is this 3D Touch all about?
From the time the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched way back September 2015, the pressure-sensitive display has always been embedded in it. This double-layer 3D Touch screen gives users some level of control as it is able to detect exactly how hard the user is pushing on it. Now, the user can push hard on an app in order to bring up a handy shortcut menu or widget rather than just opening up the app, though standard pokes and prods are till detected as normal.
For more information, read this article about 3D Touch, you'll get to know what it's all about, how it works and how you can manipulate its settings to your taste.
Best 3D Touch Apps:
3D Touch is supported by Apple's own Maps app. You can send your location to someone or mark your location on the map by just pressing the screen hard. For instance, a handy widget which shows your next meeting location can be shown to you.
The Transit app also makes great use of 3D Touch in the US. It helps you to discover the public transport services which are around your vicinity, and you'll be able to make the right decision at that time.
When you 3D Touch the Apple's Music app, the cover art from your favourite albums will pop up.Tap on one of them to go directly into that album. if you subscribe to it, you'll also have a shortcut to Beats 1.
The 3D Touch functionality might be of interest to you, if you grab your headlines from Apple's own News app. Instead of tapping into the app, a sharp poke will bring up the biggest news headline at that time. You'll get the full story when you tap on it again.
When you push hard on the Apple's Weather app, it pops up a nifty little widget. You'll get a quick and simple overview of the conditions outside wherever you are. This includes the temperature and the possibility that there will be a rainfall.
A list of your most recent documents will pop up when you give Google Docs a sharp prod on your 3D Touch compatible iPhone. You can also use one of Google's templates (if needed) to jump straight into a new document.
You can jump straight into your list and see what's trending and immediately resume viewing of your most recent choice, by poking the Netflix app.
We hope Netflix will soon get the functionality of Amazon Prime Video, which offers similar 3D Touch compatibility, including the ability to check out your downloaded content.
You can now 3D Touch the Facebook app and upload a shot or a video to your page immediately. 3D Touch is also supported by Facebook Messenger, it allows you to quickly get in touch with your favourite contacts.
A 'Near Me Now' search which brings up a handy list of all restaurants and attractions in your immediate vicinity can be performed with this feature, although the TripAdvisor's 3D Touch functionality is rather basic. It's very useful in finding your way around a new environment.
A handy 3D Touch sub-menu which displays your next upcoming dinner date is offered by this restaurant reservations app. Also, you can search for reservation that is close to you and book up your best restaurant.