The iPhone is a powerful device right out of the box, with slick apps to handle browsing, calling, typing, photography, and more. But with third-party apps, your iPhone can do so much more. Some, such as keyboard apps, extend its basic capabilities. Others integrate key cloud services such as Google Drive. Yet others, such as password managers and VPNs, keep your phone and your online life secure.
These 11 apps let you get the most out of your iPhone. All offer plenty of useful functionality for free; I’ve detailed any extra-cost versions.
Google right from your keyboard
The iOS keyboard has come a long way, especially with the introduction last year of QuickPath “swipe” typing. But Google’s Gboard keyboard leverages the search giant’s power to enable a whole new class of features. In addition to searching for emoji, GIFs, and stickers, you can also easily find and insert links to YouTube videos. Or you can look up any term or name you’re having a hard time…