Top 8 Touch ID Apps iPhone

Back in 2013, with the release of the iPhone 5s, Touch ID quickly became the standout new feature from Apple and something of a revolution when it comes to adding security to your technology. Initially, Apple confined the use of Touch ID – which is essentially a fingerprint reader that you can use to protect your phone – to unlocking your home screen and confirming purchases in the App Store. That has changed with the introduction of iOS 8, which allows developers to utilize this fantastic technology within their own apps. Whether it comes to making secure purchases, storing passwords and the like, Touch ID has undoubtedly made the use of your iPhone a whole lot more safe and secure. But what apps are out there that have been updated or released with Touch ID integration. We take a look at some of our favorites that can be purchased iTunes right now!

8. Memoir (Free)

People seem to be aware of the more popular apps to have taken advantage of the Touch ID technology, but what about those that aren’t (yet) household names? Memoir is one of those, and we predict it might just become the next big thing! It’s basically a life logging app that takes into account all of your social activity on the web and then arranges all of this so that you can browse through your memories with ease. It’s a lot like Timehop which has seen a lot of success recently, but has more sheen and looks a lot more professional – it also has a lot more detail! And of course, such memories are personal things so why wouldn’t you want to lock them down securely with Touch ID? – Download from iTunes

7. Scanner Pro ($2.99)

Scanner Pro by Readdle is another of those that has been upgraded with iOS 8 to take advantage of Touch ID. It allows you to scan documents with your iPhone or iPad, and is probably the best in the business when it comes to this kind of thing. If you’re the kind of person that scans docs often, then you might have scanned one or two sensitive or personal pieces of paper in your time – those containing information such as bank details that we wouldn’t want to see in the wrong hands. This is why Readdle have been quick to update their best selling app so that you can protect these documents securely using Touch ID – what’s more, the app is cheaper than it used to be at just $2.99, so it’s now the perfect time to buy! – Download from iTunes

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6. 1Password (Free)

Another important app that has really helped people to keep things secure on their phone is 1Password, which basically brings together all of your login details under one roof. And what’s more dangerous than leaving your password to one site lying around? Well, leaving your password to many sites lying around! Hence the recent Touch ID update for 1Password, which ensures that your convenient single password is safe and secure. – Download from iTunes

5. Authy (Free)

Yet another great security app is Authy, which basically makes dealing with verification codes a whole lot easier – currently supporting such popular apps Facebook, Amazon and Evernote, and many more! The management of account verification on such sites and with such apps is obviously quite a sensitive process – but one that is necessary when it comes to the security of your accounts. Well, with the recent Touch ID update for Authy you can now protect your info behind two walls instead of one! – Download from iTunes

4. Mint Personal Finance (Free)

By far the most successful and impressive personal finance app on the market – well, one of the best websites, and the app is just an extension of this. When it comes to managing your finances, whether for your home or your small business, no service does it quite like Mint. Before signing up and using the service myself, I admit to having a faint idea of where my money was going but the iPhone app makes it crystal clear – with graphical breakdowns that are easy to read, even for someone who is uninitiated when it comes to financial terminology. And the folks over at Mint.com obviously understand that the security of your financial details is of the utmost importance, hence this recent update with iOS 8 that secures them all behind the verification of your fingerprint! – Download from iTunes

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3. Evernote (Free)

Evernote has risen to become one of the most successful apps out there, and if you’ve been reading our website then you know that we are big fans! Evernote really is an indispensable app when it comes to documenting your day. From mere grocery lists to imaginative story writing ideas noted down in audio, the app is designed to be there as a notepad to store all of your info when it is fresh in the mind. I’ve used the app from time to time to note down things such as passwords, verification codes, even bank details so – and I’m sure it’s the case for most people who are reading this – there is a strong chance that your notes will contain sensitive info. As such, it’s important to lock that down if you can. Unfortunately, you can only enable a passcode lock on the Evernote app itself if you upgrade to the Premium version of the app which costs $5 a month or around $50 a year – I believe, though please correct me if I’m wrong! With this added feature, you can then decide to pass on the passcode lock and use Touch ID instead. – Download from iTunes

2. Google Drive (Free)

Another indispensable app and one that we use a lot is Google Drive, which can be used as an important professional tool when it comes to storing and managing and even editing files. It’s really the one thing I use for work, since it’s so easy to access across a range of platforms and keeps all of your stuff in one place and constantly synced to any updates. What’s more, if you use Google Drive to write documents on your desktop computer like I do, you can set up an offline mode which basically stores any updates on your computer if you are without a connection and then updates the files when you next connect. Of course, these files can be personal which is why it is important to keep them secured with something like Touch ID – recently integrated into the iOS version of the app! – Download from iTunes

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1. Amazon App (Free)

As mentioned before, one of the first things that Apple did with Touch ID was to employ it on the App Store so that purchases could be committed securely and only by the owner of the account. This was bad news for those pesky kids of yours who like to grab in-app purchases on Candy Crush or whatever, but great news for everyone else! And what service do people use more than any these days when it comes to purchasing items? Amazon, of course! The recent update of the Amazon app for iOS 8 allows you to take advantage of Touch ID security in order to access your account and carry out purchases. You can even set it to replace your regular password, which makes the whole process a lot easier. – Download from iTunes

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