Apps with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s: here is a list

3D Touch is without a doubt the signature feature of the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: it opens up a new, quicker way to interact with apps that is much more efficient and might prove to be a huge time saver, and just a big convenience.

At launch, 3D Touch works with Apple's core, first-party apps - things like the dialer, where you can quickly 3D Touch and call your recent contacts, or with mail, calendar and others, where similar functionality is available.

And while you might think that it will take quite a while for third-party apps to support the feature, that's not quite true. Today, on the very launch day of the new iPhone 6s series, we're rounding up the third-party apps that already support or have definite plans to support the new interaction model with 3D Touch.

No one manually curated list is fully comprehensive, so if we've missed an app that already supports 3D Touch feel free to let us know in the comments right below.

iPhone 6s apps with 3D Touch

Facebook (click for iOS download link): Apple showed how you can use Facebook with 3D Touch right at its official event, so it is no surprise that Facebook promised it will support the feature. The update is not yet live on our app, but we expect it to go live in the very near future, and you can take a look at the image above to see how 3D Touch will be used with the Facebook app.

Instagram: The new 3D Touch functionality allows you to quickly navigate around your feed and post an image quickly

Pinterest: With 3D Touch you can now "Peek" and "Pop" into Pins, or jump right into search or creating a Board from your home screen

Dropbox: Allows Peek to show recently actioned files or folder, quickly upload photos, and search. Peek into files and folders

Shazam: Press firmly on the app icon to start Shazaming immediately with 3D Touch

WeChat: The popular in China messenger app WeChat has 3D touch shortcuts for quicker access to message composition and reading

OpenTable: Touch a restaurant in search results to learn more, and select a time to book instantly on iPhone 6S. Touch app icon to access favorites and upcoming reservations

Hipstamatic: Press lightly on a thumbnail to "peek" at the image, or press harder to "pop" into the editing mode. There are also various shortcuts accessible from the home screen icon

Sky Guide: See quick previews of any article while browsing the search menu with Peek and Pop. Get quick access to your Favorites, Search, or Satellites from the home screen by pressing on the Sky Guide icon

Tweetings: Supports 3D Touch for Quick Actions

Travel Guide by AFAR: Allows for quick searches by 3D Touching the icon

Workflow: Adds peak on workflow, or Peek from icon to predesigned shortcuts

All Readdle apps:
Spark: Quick Actions (writing a new email or using smart search)

Scanner Pro: Quick Actions (make a scan from your Camera or Photos)

PDF Expert 5: Quick Actions

Documents 5: Quick Actions (open recent, favorites, full text search, open browser)

Omnifocus: With 3D Touch, you can launch directly into a New Inbox Item, the OmniFocus Home Screen, the last item you were viewing, or Today

Bumpn: Will measure the force of a user’s touch to decide how many “hearts” a photo deserves

Things: Quick Actions menu for the app icon

Colloquy - IRC Client: 3D Touch now works with the iPhone 6s series for quick access to IRC chat functionality

Genius Scan: Press on the Genius Scan icon on your Home screen and get access to Quick Actions: Scan with Camera, Scan from Photos or Scan from Cloud

iPhone 6s games with 3D Touch

reference: Reddit



1. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013


16. CellieCell

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I guess is like Samsung's hoover mode for galaxy devices. I never used it but now that apple is making it a big deal, I'm sure Samsung will introduce it again.

20. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yea. When samsung introduce something weird and seems useless, people call it bloatware app or gimmick. But when Apple does it later(even more inferior adaptation), then it is revolutionary. Floating video feature is a total ripoff from samsung.

25. prith

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Floating video ?? Hovering is weird.. Pressing a display isn't..

2. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah and most of the apps respond like when you hold your finger really there's not much to be excited about!

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Agreed, the only useful use of 3D Touch I could think of for now is swiping left and right to jump beetwen apps, AFAIK it isn't implemented but on jailbreak Auxo 2 did similar thing with its hot corners and it was awesome.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i guess by the time WhatsApp updates their app for 3D touch, the iPhone 7 will be nearing launch day

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

3D Touch is gonna be fun, 2 hrs to go.

6. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I should have bet money on you getting the phone. I knew you wouldnt be able to resist. Enjoy bro. Let us know what you think.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, you woulda won bro. Thanx, and I sure will.

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

This completely divides iOS from Android. Developers fully support Apple's hardware unlike Android counterparts. Well, it's hard for developers because Android is different from each device.

12. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I am confused, I have a lot of apps that support long press on my android device? its not usable, like people slowly are reporting with 3d touch since it is just the same pressure sensitivity android has, and it isn't practical when two quick clicks can do the same thing.. So yeah, unsure what you mean?

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Using long press on my Note 5, and 3-D touch on my 6S Plus, I can definitely tell you that they are two different things.

23. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well of course it is, it takes time to realize that it is a gimmick that isn't as practical as it seems, right off the go it is "oooh smart" but eventually you find yourself not using it and the usage drops dramatically, its what by now 10? years ago since others tried so yeah, probably why most have forgotten the attempts, long hold makes sense as a right click, but that's about it.

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Oh, don't be sad. I know how it feels when Apple is most adored by the developers. If for example Samsung's AirView or AirGesture were supported by some developers it would be great but there are tons of different Androids so it's hard for them.

22. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

You are misunderstanding a bit, I don't really care, what annoys me is the way people react to something that has again, already existed before. So yeah.

27. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

It's because we are updated to a wide knowledge of technology and we are just a percent of the world population. Most people follow what is trending. iPhones or Apple in general is the big thing in pop culture. Not all tech-updated people likes Samsung or whatever manufacturer there is and same goes to Apple.

26. prith

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

lol, Long press is not 3D press.. 3D press requires force.. long press is just a 2D press.. long press = touch the display.. 3D press = harder the press = different solutions.. 3D Touch requires different hardware and perfect calibration to work properly.. long press just requires a display.. Even older iOS devices have long press..

28. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yes, but that is because long press has proven that it is the only real reliable thing you can add, it is basically right click. 3D touch, right now last I checked just checks pressure the same way other displays do, how much of your finger is touching the phone, rather then actual pressure. Which has been done before, ages ago, the screens are capacitive so only real way to do it, since allowing screens to flex is a generally bad idea.

29. bluebrightfire

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 14, 2015

Wrong, does screen does detect how much pressure on the screen and I have an iPhone 6s and 3D Touch is definitely completly different from long press. Honestly though, when was the last time you used long press? Apart from moving your icons around there is no use for it. 3D Touch is true "right click" simply because it is instant, there is no 2-3 second wait, to "click" and when Apple brings out something, the industry will follow. 1 because developers will support them, 2 because there are not hundreds of different devices running android, only a couple. And finally, Apple takes a technology or an idea that is old, or new and does with it something that redefines it to something new that makes it feel (and essence be) like it's new (even though it may not be) one example, finger print sensors were out for a while before Apple came along and said, nope it needs to be touch, not swipe. Whether Apple was the one who invented it doesn't matter, they were the ones who defined the change and now Samsung has an equivalent to Touch ID. Simple.

8. durrav

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Most of the actions you get with 3D Touch from the launcher we already have on Android with custom launchers. I'm using Nova and have popup widgets when I swipe an icon. But it is good that iPhone users also get these kind of features though.

9. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009


10. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Ive had my iPhone 6s Plus for almost 13hours now, and ive caught myself trying to use force touch on my iPad Air 2 and on my brothers Note 5....Im shocked after such a short time and with so few apps supporting it as of the iPhone 6s launch, it's already second nature, mainly i think because it feels so natural and works great. I have total confidence that, android will follow suit, and officially adopt and integrate "force touch" in the next Gen (Keep in mind, i am aware android does support Force touch but as of yet hasn't integrate and adopted the use of "force touch" into the UI and Apps).

11. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Once the game developers start releasing their 3D Touch enabled content - thing are REALLY gonna get awesome. Like a pressure sensitive accelerator for racing games for example. That will be brilliant!

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

nope. 3D touch is exactly the same as pressure sensitivity on android devices, and just like there it will prove impractical because of how little actual movement that a phone screen can give without weakening its structure. A lot of devices have had these features before apple created 3d touch, android fully supports all of them, but they just aren't practical.

18. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure devices with pressure sensitivity have screens built tough in case of a hard press and I'm also sure that 3D Touch doesn't need almost a kilo of force to function. What Androids have pressure sensitive screens? All I know are the Note series. Apple's way of using pressure sensitivity is different from Android's. Android's use the sensitivity only for stylus input.

21. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Ive seen and used the pressure sensitive features on android devices..They are extremely inaccurate, and just havent been used in the right way, The 3D touch i have experienced has been fun and like i said, ive been caught again today using my old 6plus trying to force touch in instagram xD Also the screen seems to be holding up pretty great, i've never seen or known an android device breaking due to the overuse of a pressure sensitive features (Look at the Note 5, where you can press hard on the screen with your styles for different effect, Modern glass can handle to stress, the excuse that phone screen cant handle it is a joke) Remember its a hard press, you're not smashing the screen with all your force, using 3D touch you wont be breaking any screens. Sadly i haven't seen any android devices supporting things like peak (the only thing that comes close is the Note phones and they don't use pressure sensitive feature, they use detectors in the pen to determine pressure, the screen itself doesn't have force touch), I've been using force touch non-stop in instagram and in my photo apps to peak at photos and profiles, it has very practical, quick and amazingly fluent, Im not moving back, this is the future.

19. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

this is the difference between apple and android. Apple gets apps to support features while google and all the other off branches of android just puts the features out there and hope app's support it

24. prith

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Truth.. it's simple, if Samsung releases these, who's gonna develop just for Samsung (even other OEMs).. + Even if google releases Force Touch, Piracy would rip off the developers..

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