When iOS 10 arrives in earnest this fall, it will bring with it a feature that has been long requested by Apple users: the ability to delete the default apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone or iPad.

For most people, the desire to get rid of the default iOS apps has less to do with the fact that they somehow stink and more to do with maximizing precious space. With every bit of memory precious, why leave apps you don't use on your phone or tablet?


But just for the sake of argument, let's say you want to say goodbye to the pre-installed apps and hello to replacements you'd actually use. PC Mag recently ran down the apps you can safely delete, and we're going to suggest other ones to take their place on your device.

If you want to delete Calculator, try ...

PCalc Lite

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2008-12-19 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Billing itself as the 'Best Free Calculator," PCalc Lite can easily replace the Apple Calculator app and do a lot more besides. Not only does it contain all the basic functionality you'd expect, but it's also a fairly formidable scientific calculator for when you need to do more complicated mathematics. Hopefully that's not an everyday thing for you, unless you're an engineer. PCalc Lite also has paid upgrades if you need additional calculating power.

If you want to delete Notes, try ...

Evernote

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Game

FREE!

There are newer note-taking apps out there, but it's hard to go wrong with Evernote, as it simply blows the Notes app out of the water. Regular notes, to-do lists, checklists -- if you name it, this free app can probably do it. And you're not limited to text either, as you can easily use Evernote to save photos, videos or audio clips as well. Sync across devices and you'll never be disorganized again. Probably.

If you want to delete Podcasts, try ...

Overcast

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2014-07-16 :: Category: Game

FREE!

This might be one place that seems unwise to make a swap, if for no other reason than the default Podcasts app syncs up with iTunes so effortlessly. You'll have to trust us that once you try Overcast, you'll wonder what you did before discovering features like Smart Speed and Voice Boost. Plus the app has a clean, inviting design that is simply a winner. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, this is worth a look.

If you want to delete Calendar, try ...

Fantastical 2 for iPhone

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Released: 2013-10-30 :: Category: Game

$2.99

Yes, this is a paid app, but we wouldn't recommend it unless it was a definite upgrade. It is. Fantastical 2 syncs easily with Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange, so it works with the software you probably already are using to organize your daily life. It makes things easy to understand at a glance, and it has three different views to suit any preference. Reminders are also a strength, and for people like me, that's a very good thing.

If you want to delete Weather, try ...

WeatherBug – Weather Forecast

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Game

FREE!

There are so many good free weather apps out there that we wrote a whole other post on them. You can't go wrong with any of them, but we'll give WeatherBug the nod here for its combination of solid weather basics, traffic info and alerts. It's arguably the most well-rounded of the bunch, and much better and more useful than the default weather app.

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