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The best iPhone apps that use Touch ID

Ashleigh Allsopp | May 19, 2016
Get more from your iPhone with these apps that use the Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Apps that use Touch ID: Dropbox

Free
Get it from the iOS App Store here.

File storage app Dropbox lets you keep your photos, documents, videos and other files stowed away safely in the cloud. They'll be backed up should something ever happen to your iPhone or iPad, and you can use it to easily send files to your friends, family and colleagues.

Dropbox can be secured using Touch ID, too, so you'll be able to use your fingerprint to get access to the app and keep prying eyes out.

Apps that use Touch ID: 1Password

Free
Get it from the iOS App Store here.

Security services are a natural fit for Touch ID, and 1 Password is our favourite app for storing web passwords on iPhone securely. It can use Touch ID for extra security, too. Just tap Share > 1Password and tap your finger on the Touch ID scanner to enter your password. It's a revelation in web security.

Apps that use Touch ID: Dashlane

Free
Get it from the iOS App Store here.

An alternative password manager is Dashlane, which also takes advantage of Touch ID to make your passwords extra secure but easy to access for you alone. It means you can have really good, secure passwords for each of your apps and accounts and change them regularly, but you don't need to remember them all. Very handy.

Apps that use Touch ID: Paypal

Free
Get it from the iOS App Store here.

Another natural fit for Touch ID is online payments, which is why PayPal makes use of the fingerprint scanner for its iOS app. You can ensure that, even if someone gets hold of your iPhone, they're not going to be able to access your PayPal account without you.

Apps that use Touch ID: Banking apps

Free

You might find that your online banking app offers Touch ID too. HSBC,Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland are among those who use the technology to allow customers to access their online banking app with their fingerprint rather than passwords if they choose to.

Apps that use Touch ID: Evernote

£3.99 (about 7SGD) per month
Get it from the iOS App Store here.

Evernote is our favourite-taking app, and it's capable of storing and organising just about everything you can write, snap or record on your iPhone. Create to-do lists, save your thoughts and sync it all between all of your devices.

Users of the premium version of Evernote (£3.99 per month) get access to a passcode lock with Touch ID compatibility, along with a whole stack of other extras.

 

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