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We’re all Android users, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t dabbled in iOS here and there. At the very least, we’ve all had times we think “Man, I wish it was possible to run some of these iOS apps on Android.”For some of those apps, there’s hope. Others probably won’t ever make the jump for obvious reasons.

If you’re reading this as an Android user, we apologize for dangling these in front of you. If you’re reading as an iPhone user, revel in this moment while you can.

So without a doubt here are the ios apps on Android we’d love to see.


Clips

Price: Free
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Clips is one of Apple's more recent first-party offerings. The app made quite a splash at launch, with some criticism and praise. It's not a bad application, and can actually be a lot of fun. While you can find many of the features the app offers in other apps, as you might expect from Apple, Clips is pretty easy to use and produces pretty great results. If you're the type of person who likes to make fun selfie videos or document your trips with short clips, this is a great app for you. You can easily add animated speech bubbles which are timed to your voice, add stylized filters to videos and photos, and add GIFs and more with intuitive controls. After your masterpiece is finished, you can share directly with friends and family or you can post them to Instagram, Facebook, etc.
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Clips

Fantastical 2

Price: $4.99
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There are many calendar applications available on both the iOS and Android platforms, but Fantastical is by far one of the more popular choices. It's reliable, has a great interface, and it gets better with every update. The Fantastical 2 app allows you to create events, reminders, and tasks with your voice. There aren't any fancy images based on the event title, or an extravagant design, it's just a functional calendar you can quickly access and make sure you're on time for that next meeting.
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Fantastical 2

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Price: Free/ In-App Purchases
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Fortnite, if you haven't heard about it already, has taken the gaming world by storm as of late. It's very similar to PUBG; 100 players drop onto a map and fight — last one standing wins. You can fight alone or with a squad. What sets Fortnite apart from PUBG is its building mechanic. As you fight to survive, you can erect structures like stairs, bridges, and walls. With time and resources, you can make pretty elaborate buildings, which sometimes it distracts from the ultimate goal of the game. For fans of PUBG who want something a little different, this is a good game for you. It's a lot of fun, and we Android users sure would like to get our hands on it.
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iMovie

Price: Free
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Clips is a great app if you want to make simple video clips (hence the name) without spending much time editing. iMovie, on the other hand, is the exact opposite — well, sort of. Editing video on your phone isn't really ideal, but iMovie syncs with your other Apple devices so you can continue your editing wherever you want. You won't find tools here as robust as Final Cut or Premiere, but there are plenty of tools to let you do basic editing. iMovie for iOS also lets you create nifty little trailers using pre-made templates that are loaded in the app. These are fun for quickly producing videos of your family trip all from your iOS device.
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iMovie

Messages

Price: Free
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Last, but absolutely not least, we have iMessage. If you ask any iPhone user why they have never switched to Android, more than half of them will likely tell you that they don't want to lose iMessage. Apple's proprietary messaging application is one of the core reasons for iPhone lock-in and it's no surprise. IMessage provides an engaging messaging platform for its users. Features as small as read receipts, typing indicators, and hi-res media alone make it a superior choice, but it doesn't stop there. Message effects add emphasis and personality to your texts, and invisible ink allows you to send private messages only revealed with the recipient is ready. You can send money to friends via Apple Pay, and much, much more. The platform is so robust, Apple released an app store for Messages alone. Man, I wish this app was available for Android, but thankfully Google's RCS initiative might give us a little taste very soon.
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Overcast

Price: Free / $9.99
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A few great podcast apps are available on iOS, and Overcast is one of the best. The design of the app is the first thing that stands out, and its beauty isn't skin deep. A few handy features baked in make consuming podcasts a little easier and more enjoyable, like the ability to download episodes to listen to offline, smart speed which eliminates pauses in conversations, and a smart resume feature that jumps the track back a few seconds after being paused so you get the context of the conversation when you come back to the episode. The app is ad-supported, but you can get rid of the ads for a $9.99 annual fee. Of course, that won't get rid of all the product placements at the beginning of episodes, but that's okay.
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Overcast

Spark

Price: Free
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Spark has made a few of our lists in the past. Compared to most email apps, it has a really great user interface. There are a number of gesture functions built into the app that allow you to quickly swipe an email in your inbox to archive, snooze, delete, and more. The swipe features make it easy to breeze through your emails and quickly clear out your inbox. Spark is also available on other Apple devices such as Mac, iPad, and Apple Watch. Unfortunately, no Android.
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Spark

Tweetbot 4

Price: $4.99
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Tweetbot has been around for a long time. It's the go-to third-party Twitter client for a lot of people looking to get a little more out of the platform. Where the original Twitter app falters, Tweetbot prevails. It offers features power users will find very useful, such as built-in analytics and a night mode for those late night Twitter sprees. Tweetbot has a great design and does everything the normal Twitter app can do. Recently, the price of the app has come down to $4.99 (from $9.99), which makes it an even more attractive download. If you're Mac user, a native app is available for download, though that still costs $9.99.
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Tweetbot 4

These are the iOS apps we wish were on Android. We may only have a little while to wait for some of them. Others will probably never arrive. Are there any you think should have made this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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