People get iTunes gift cards all of the time, but what are they buying with their gift cards? Apps. A lot of people are flocking to premium apps due to their higher frequency of updates and better overall functionality.
There are a lot of reasons to buy iTunes gift cards, and these 10 apps are definitely making people spend their balances in 2019:
A lot of people are buying cheap iTunes gift cards and buying Minecraft, one of the most addictive games you’ll ever play. Minecraft is just $6.99, and there are in-game app purchases. What’s so addictive about this game is that you’ll be able to explore infinite worlds and build everything, from castles to homes.
Craft weapons and armor, or play with friends on all different devices.
Free addons allow you to maximize your Minecraft experience, and there is a marketplace if you want to see what the community is offering to players.
Minecraft also comes with the option to buy Minecraft Realms which you can pay monthly for and also play with friends. Minecraft is an Editor’s Choice game, and the ability to create anything makes it one of the world’s most addictive games.
With steady updates from Mojang AB, Minecraft is a game that continually gets better and is ideal for anyone aged 9 or older.
Family sharing is available, too, so six family members can play the game.
A game that has sold 29 million copies on PC alone, Minecraft has been going strong since 2009 and continues to get better every year.
2. Heads Up!
If you buy an iTunes gift card online, one of the first apps you’ll want to pay for is Heads Up!
This is the perfect game when hanging out with a group of friends. The app is just $0.99, and there are in-app purchases. Warner Bros. actually owns this top-rated card app, and it’s not the typical set of cards that most people are used to.
For just a dollar, you’ll have access to a game where:
[list_item]One player has to “guess,” holding the phone up to their forehead.[/list_item]
[list_item]Others have to drop clues on what the phone says, and act out the word if possible.[/list_item]
You may have to name a celebrity or animal. Or, you may have to try and figure out what your friends are doing in “Act It Out,” or even try and guess an accent. There are so many categories to choose from, and Heads Up! continues to add more to make it more fun and exciting.
The game is a fan favorite of Ellen DeGeneres and her audience, too.
With over 70,000 ratings, this app has a 4.9 star and is one of the best apps to have available when you have a party or family is visiting. It’s fun, exciting and funny, too.
3. PlantSnap Plant Identification
PlantSnap is the third most-popular, paid app and it’s the perfect choice for nature lovers. Have you ever been out on a hike or in the park and wondered:
[list_item]What flower is that?[/list_item]
[list_item]What’s this plant?[/list_item]
[list_item]What type of tree is this?[/list_item]
Well, PlantSnap will be able to identify it all:
And over 21,000 people have positively rated this app. Instant plant recognition has been added to iOS 12 so you don’t even need to frame or snap a picture. Once identified, you’ll be able to learn more about the plant, flower or whatever it is you’re identifying with the tap of your screen.
There’s also the ability to create your own collections of pictures to keep tabs on all of your identifiers. You also have the option of searching the world around you for species that you may have never seen before.
If you’re a nature lover, this app from earth.com will help you identify the nature that you love so much without even needing to take a picture in the process.
PlantSnap is an education app that is so easy to use that even a 4-year-old can use the app successfully.
4. Plague Inc.
Are you into strategy games? If so, Plague Inc. may be the game for you. This game is just $0.99, but there are in-app purchases, too. What’s great is that the entire world needs to be infected, and it’s up to you to be the bad guy.
Patient Zero has already been infected, and you need to bring about the end of the world.
It’s literally you versus the world, and you have to adapt to fend off humanity which is trying everything in its power to stop your infection from wiping out the entire world. It’s a massively fun game with multiple levels and more than one billion games played.
Millions of people have rated the game 5 stars, and it really pushes mobile gaming to an entirely new level.
The game has been such a hit that the developer has even been asked by the CDC to discuss disease models in the game and how they work.
Hyper-realistic and many diseases to pick from, the game will keep you on the edge of your seat and even has expansion updates that amplify the game’s fun and longevity.
5. Human Anatomy Atlas 2019
The human body is very impressive, and while this app is expensive at $24.99, it’s still the #5 most downloaded paid app on iTunes. Millions of people across the world have downloaded this app, including medical professionals and students.
Augmented reality is offered, and there are thousands of models that show how the human body works.
Definitions are provided that are on the textbook level, and the app has won several awards:
[list_item]Digital Health Awards’ Gold for Spring 2018[/list_item]
[list_item]Association of Medical Illustrator’s Award of Excellence[/list_item]
Ad-free, you’ll be able to see:
CT and MRI scans are also available along with cadaver images and 3D cross sections. You can also mirror this app to a larger screen as needed.
It’s an app that really helps humans understand their bodies, but it’s definitely not an app for everyone (i.e. the squeamish).
Everyone is trying to take that perfect selfie, and now they can with Facetune, which is just $3.99. The app has been rated 4.9 stars from 69.5 thousand reviewers. You can look your best with this powerful selfie editor that makes editing look natural.
Rated the top photo and video editing app in 127 countries, Facetune will change your pictures from drab to fabulous.
Even professional photographers are using this app to touch up their photos. You’ll have the option to:
[list_item]Whiten your teeth or refine your smile[/list_item]
[list_item]Remove bald patches or color over grey hair[/list_item]
[list_item]Smooth your skin and remove imperfections[/list_item]
[list_item]Reshape your face, jaw line, cheek bones – anything[/list_item]
[list_item]Enhance your photos[/list_item]
[list_item]Apply different types of makeup[/list_item]
It’s an app that’s easy to become obsessed with because everyone is trying to snap that perfect selfie. With a little time and effort, you’ll be able to touch up all of your selfies to make yourself look like a model with every photo you take.
In today’s digital world, no one dares to post their photos or videos without the powerful editing that Facetune offers.
7. Bloons TD 6
Want to sit down and immerse yourself in a game that is fun, exciting and filled with action? All it takes is $4.99 and a download of Ninja Kiwi’s Bloons TD 6. Back and better than ever, you’ll be engaged in hours of fun as you defend the tower.
It’s completely up to you to design your own defense with upgrades, heroes and monkey towers.
Every holiday, there are major upgrades to the game, including new heroes and maps. The base game has over 30 original maps, 20 powerful monkey towers, tier upgrades, path upgrades, heroes with their own upgrades and a complex deep monkey knowledge system.
And that’s just the start.
iOS has the most popular version of the game, but it is also available on Android and even Windows. Single-player, you’ll have hours of fun with Bloons TD 6, but players of Bloons TD 5 may feel like the game is much of the same.
Overall, Bloons is a lot of fun, and you have monkeys that are able to shoot down balloons. What game has that?
8. Sky Guide
If monkeys aren’t your thing, perhaps it’s time to look at the stars with Sky Guide. An amazing app that is just $2.99, Sky Guide has over 118,000 reviews that are averaging 4.9 stars. The app helps bring stargazing to an entirely new level.
When you open the app, you’ll be able to locate:
Ideal for users of all ages, Sky Guide will align itself to the stars above you, allowing for a clear picture of the sky above. You can use the augmented reality mode to learn your way around the stars with very little effort involved.
You can even plug in information about the next big meteor shower, and the app will help guide you to the best viewing point. There are over 2.5 million stars in the app’s catalog, and the x-ray filter allows you to explore all of the invisible wonders above you.
If you have an Apple Watch, the app will even send you information whenever a major event is about to happen in the skies above you.
9. Dark Sky Weather
Are you one of those people that love to know the weather as it’s developing? A lot of people wonder why they would ever need another weather app since there are so many free ones available.
But then they try Dark Sky Weather, it’s just $3.99, and quickly realize how much better a paid weather app can be.
You’ll receive hyper local weather information, and even the exact moment rain or snow is set to start and end in your area. Right where you stand, the app will be able to pinpoint the weather.
If you want to view a major weather event, open up the map screen and you’ll be able to zoom out to see how a hurricane is developing or what the weather is like across the country. Even hourly precipitation is provided so that you know if you have to call an Uber instead of dashing through the rain.
You’re paying for the accuracy of Dark Sky Weather, and it’s one of those apps that everyone will find useful once they download it.
It’s a rare product, and since everyone has to deal with weather fluctuations, it’s an app that the entire family will love.
10. Pocket City
And the final app on our list is: Pocket City. You’ll fork over just $3.99 for this app, but you’ll be able to build your own city and be its neighbor. You can do everything, including:
[list_item]Create commercial zones[/list_item]
[list_item]Create residential zones[/list_item]
[list_item]Create recreation spots[/list_item]
[list_item]Build industrial zones[/list_item]
It’s all fun and games until you have to respond to natural disasters or crimes. That’s when your city really comes to life. As a mayor, you’re responsible for the growth and decline of the city, and you’re also responsible for making all of your residents happy.
Your gameplay will determine what’s unlocked and the rewards given to you, too.
There is landscape and portrait mode available, and the game is your chance to re-imagine city building. A super-fun simulation game, Pocket City doesn’t include microtransactions, so once you own the game, you’ll be able to enjoy all of its features without spending a dime more.
Build a small town, or build a thriving metropolis that would make even New York City envious of your success.
With a developer that has been very responsive and active among players, it’s a game that will only continue to get better.
See, there is something for everyone when you give them an iTunes gift card. These are just the top 10 apps and games. They’ll keep you immersed for hours or forever change how you look up at the stars.