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Welcome to #219 – a note from the editor

Hey there readers!

Look, at this point we’re all sick of being indoors. Swipe HQ in the UK is slogging through a third lockdown just as the sun is starting to shine again, and the US is dealing with pockets of quarantine and awful weather. So it’s safe to say we’re all missing the great outdoors.

But… there’s an app for that! Eight apps, in fact, that we reckon can help bring the outside in via an iPhone or iPad. Head to our Reviews section for a look at how you can immerse yourself in nature and explore the world from the relative comfort of your home. It’s not the real deal, but boy is it relaxing.

Elsewhere, in the Features section, we’ve got two articles that can help you really make the most of your device. First is a deep dive into how to better manage storage space so you’re not constantly running out of room for new apps and photos. Second is a list of 15 of our favorite accessories and add-ons that bring new capabilities to the humble iPhone.

Finally, we’ve got some gold over in How-To this issue, taking a rare stab at an Apple Watch hack before showcasing a great way to ignore spam calls and how to use a soundboard app to spice up your online hangouts.


Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor