I like to think of myself as a power user when it comes to my apps and devices, and although that term isnât always applicable, Iâve spent hours in Workflow  trying to craft recipes that will save me precious seconds later on, and I enjoyed doing so if for nothing other than the self-satisfaction when I get to run a handmade workflow and watch it perform beautifully.
Todayâs App Watch has a couple power user apps to help streamline your day (and an app to make you a powerful user), and I hope, once weâre done, youâll be as excited as I am to use these apps in the future.
Apple left a few of its stock iOS apps off of Apple Watch, including Notes, which could have been useful for quickly taking down thoughts or referring to something previously written. Despite this shortcoming on Appleâs end, Drafts 4 is an excellent text-editing app that has received the Apple Watch treatment, introducing a convenient way to read and take down notes.
If youâre unfamiliar with the iOS app, Drafts is a powerful app that integrates with Workflow, Evernote, and several other services to use x-callback-url actions to automate various tasks. If that seems over your head, donât worry â" the app makes a great text editor for markup or simply plaintext. In fact, Iâm writing this article using Drafts on my iPhone, and itâs fully compatible with iPad as well.
The Apple Watch app is naturally much simpler than all that, but it makes quickly viewing existing notes, prepending and appending text to them via dictation, or creating entirely new notes all easy tasks. You can unleash the power of Drafts 4  on your device for $9.99.
A couple weeks ago, I featured CARROT Weather for its unique, if not diabolical, Apple Watch companion app that offered more glance-able information than many other weather apps Iâve tried. With CARROT Fit, the human-hating AI is back to lash us meatbags into a non-spherical form.
Fit takes users through a â7 minutes in hellâ workout, which includes a variety of tastefully-named exercises designed to induce sweat and melt fat. Be careful not to end your workout early, or youâll enrage your computer overlord, which will require extra work for appeasement.
The Apple Watch app displays the current workout, your time left to complete that workout, and resting times in between workouts. Initiating a workout must be done from the iPhone app, unfortunately, but having the current activity displayed on oneâs wrist is much more convenient than having to check a phone periodically during the workout.
Itâs been a long time since Iâve been truly happy with a mail app. iOSâs stock Mail application works and has received some nice features in the last couple years, but it lacks many power user features. Mailbox concentrates on reaching âinbox zeroâ which encourages a clear inbox, and its snooze features and Mac version are nice, but the app still has its issues. Googleâs Inbox sorts email into categories and brings other polished features to iOS, but itâs Gmail-only and doesnât have a unified inbox view.
Just when things were getting rather dark, Spark burst from the ashes to become my favorite mail client to date. Itâs iPhone- and Apple Watch-only for now, but weâre likely to see a Mac or iPad release before long. I could go on for countless paragraphs talking about the various power user features of this app but will instead focus on the WatchKit app.
The initial view poses three main buttons for viewing new items in Sparkâs Personal, Newsletters, and Notifications â" three smart inbox cardsÂ into which Spark sorts incoming emails â" and scrolling down reveals the usual inbox, pinned (flagged), archived, and sent sections. Tapping on any of these shows a list of the emails they contain.
Viewing an individual email shows its entire thread (if applicable), and users can reply with the âthanksâ or âgot itâ canned messages, an emoji, or dictated text. There are also buttons for snoozing the email to a later date, archiving it, or deleting it.
While email might seem cumbersome and useless on an Apple Watch, Spark does an excellent job of providing quick, relevant options directly on usersâ wrists in a beautiful package. This is definitely an app Iâll be using a lot in the future, both on my iPhone and Apple Watch, and I highly recommend you give the free Spark app  a try.
If youâve found a particularly nice Apple Watch app you think I should feature on App Watch, send me an email at email@example.com or leave a comment below.