There’s going to be a ton of apps available on Vision Pro day one, with more than one million iOS apps working in compatibility mode on Apple’s first mixed reality headset. The company is positioning the $3,500 headset as a general computing device for work and casual media consumption, and while last week we only counted around 200 native apps coming to the headset, Apple says there’s actually set to be triple that at launch.

Update (February 1st, 2024): Apple today announced that it’s expecting more than 600 native visionOS apps to Vision Pro at launch on February 2nd.

Thus far, an updated list provided by Appfigures currently puts the count at around 350, which means we should see a lot of movement in App Store publishing in the next 24 hours. The original article featuring those early 200 apps follows below:

Original Article (January 23rd, 2024): A number of native visionOS apps come pre-installed on Vision Pro, which include:

  • App Store
  • Encounter Dinosaurs (AR app)
  • Files
  • Freeform
  • Keynote
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Mindfulness (AR app)
  • Music
  • Notes
  • Photos
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Tips
  • TV

Despite Apple touting Vision Pro’s access to more than 150 3D movies across various streaming services, the headset will notably lack apps for YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix.

There’s also set to be a number compatible apps (non-native) that come pre-installed, including Books, Calendar, Home, Maps, News, Podcasts, Reminders, Shortcuts, Stocks, and Voice Memos. You’re not here for that though—only the VisionOS natives.

The number of apps coming on launch day doesn’t seem to be fixed for now; we’ve heard rumors that it’s estimated to have between 250 – 400 native Vision Pro apps on day one, with many coming from independent developers. That doesn’t mean they’re all AR apps though, but rather they’ve been optimized specifically to work on Vision Pro.

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Appfigures, the mobile analytics and intelligence platform, provided Road to VR with a comprehensive list of Vision Pro native apps. At the time of this writing, the list totals 196 third-party apps. Provided there’s any meaningful change, we’ll be updating this list as we get closer to the headset’s February 2nd launch.

Notably, around 80 percent of the ~200 apps are free, with a majority appearing to be essentially just optimized versions of 2D apps. It’s difficult to tell just yet, however AR standouts include LEGO Builder’s Journey, Sky Guide, Jigspace, and, well.. we won’t know more until Vision Pro lands on out doorsteps early next month.

App Name Developer Price (US)
Complete HeartX 3D4Medical from Elsevier $49.99
PCalc TLA Systems Ltd. $9.99
Simplefax – fax app Furnace Creek Software LLC $7.99
Longplay Adrian Schoenig $6.00
Secrets – Data Vault Michel Willems $5.99
LOSER – A Word Game Nino Lindo Development LLC $5.99
SharePal – Quick info sharing! Illumineering $4.99
ReminderCal – Reminders to Cal Bilaal Rashid $4.99
Surfboard – RSS Reader Ian Leon $4.99
TV Launcher – Live US Channels Adam Foot $4.99
MWeather – Weather Forecast Michael Lindinger $4.99
LinkReflector mobiadroit, llc $4.99
Void-X James Swiney $3.99
CMSPlayer Yuzhou Zhuang $3.99
Vantage Point Galleries John Davis $3.99
Play: Save Videos Watch Later Loop Apps LTDA $2.99
App Sales+ 256 Arts Inc. $2.99
GIF & Video Maker: Blue Cap Co William Richards $2.99
Textcraft Shihab Mehboob $2.99
Word Filter X Keisuke Chinone $2.99
Left Right Center Dot Dice John Archer $1.99
Mindful Habits: To-Do & Goals Gustavo Severo $1.99
Pressed Coins 4 WDW Hollis Ambrose $1.99
Pressed Coins 4 DLR Hollis Ambrose $1.99
Voice in a Can Atadore $1.99
Shutters for SOMA Connect Hub Adam Foot $1.99
Terminal Info Patrick Busch $0.99
UI Tracer Leonid Liadveikin $0.99
Date Memos 泽新 李 $0.99
CP Clock Connecting People Software $0.99
Holiday Gifts List 256 Arts Inc. $0.99
Suzan’s Budgets Eerko Vissering $0.99
Haptics – Test Haptic Feedback Adam Foot $0.99
Sprite Cutter+ 256 Arts Inc. $0.99
My Assets+ 256 Arts Inc. $0.99
NQSubBlock – Block Sub Banner Adam Foot $0.99
Transparent Notes Rozga Wojciech Free
Numerics – Business Dashboards Cynapse Free
Bookie – Reading Tracker Jakub Milcarz Free
Quran Pro: Read, Listen, Learn Quanticapps Ltd Free
SubManager Ahnaf Mahmud Free
PoetryBot 恒宇 周 Free
Localizator XCLOC Xcstrings Sparrow Code Free
Access: Secure Storage Foyer Objet Inc. Free
Clipboard Manager – PastePal Khoa Pham Free
Plates – License Plate Finder Frank Schmitt Free
Summoning Stone Beau Nouvelle Free
Camarts Photography 天信 翁 Free
Citations Eshan Marneedi Free
Ice Cubes for Mastodon Thomas Ricouard Free
Tide Guide: Charts & Tables Condor Digital Free
Odio – AR Soundscapes Odio Media Free
Sky Guide Fifth Star Labs LLC Free
Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Corporation Free
Box: The Content Cloud Box, Inc. Free
Red Bull TV: Watch Live Events Red Bull Free
MUBI: Stream Great Cinema MUBI, Inc. Free
Keynote Apple Free
Retrogram in Color Free
Clock mini Kai Luo Free
Pace Clock Jason Fleischer Free
Trivia By AI i4islam Free
Film Noir for Trakt Just Watch Thomas Angistalis Free ARTE.TV Free
AdBlock Pro: Browser AdBlocker Crypto Inc. Free
Ultimate Focus – Focus Timer Jung Min Seok Free
Contact Eclipse Matthew Harrington Free
Crumblr — Hide cookies popups Luca Champoussin Free
Daily: Bible Reading Devin Davies Free
TileSwap Sleek & Fun Basile Cornet Free
Buchen – Bookmarks William Baer Free
Expenses: Spending Tracker BLUE COMET LABS LLC Free
AI Floor Plan Design – CamPlan Viktor Maric Free
SF TimeTable Harry Shamansky Free
Race Capture Shihab Mehboob Free
Death To _blank Keisuke Chinone Free
StudyDirect William Gallegos Free
ArtiXway Aitrailblazer, LLC Free
What The Score Matteo Comisso Free
Foxar Foxar Free
Mercury Weather Triple Glazed Studios Free
Runestone Text Editor Simon B. Støvring Free
Illustrated BorderLeap Free
MTG Scanner – Lion’s Eye Orlando Gabriel Herrera Free
Plant Daddy — Water Reminders Jordan Hipwell Free
CardPointers for Credit Cards CardPointers LLC Free
Daily Planner Task List – Mono 3CUPS PTY LTD Free
Rocket Homes Real Estate Rocket Homes Real Estate, LLC Free
Find Lost BLE Device Tracker Stephen Fung Free
Globetrotter: Travel Tracker Shihab Mehboob Free
Uncheck X Keisuke Chinone Free
Kanban Board – Reality Tasks Viktor Maric Free
OmniPlan 4 The Omni Group Free
WineTaster 3 Justin Purnell Free
KuukanJukugo TTO Inc. Free
Instructor – Learner Progress Adam Foot Free
Ambre: Recipe Organizer Ambi Studio AB Free
Night Sky iCandi Apps Ltd. Free
Patterned BorderLeap Free
Parcel – Delivery Tracking Ivan Pavlov Pty Ltd Free
EMDR Bas Oppenheim Free
JigSpace: 3D Presentations JigSpace Inc. Free
Chinendar: Chinese Calendar Yuncao Liu Free
PDF Editor, PDF Book Reader Milad Fakhr Free
Stickies Pro: Sticky Notes App 奕琦 冯 Free
Finance Bay: Portfolio Tracker Arkadiusz Szczepkowicz Free
Elite Hoops Basketball Day Well Spent LLC Free
SoftEXIT Groups SoftEXIT, LLC Free
Sozzled Explorer for Sketchfab Sozzled LLC Free
TestFlight Apple Free deeje LLC Free
Today in History Rafael Francisco Free
Aiko Sindre Sorhus Free
Being Boring Peter Borg Apps AB Free
TimeBank – SaveTime&KillTime 睿 刘 Free
MoneySpaces Budget For Couples MoneyCoach UG Free
Facades Michael Steeber Free
JobLog – Application Tracker iT Guy Technologies Free
Sequel • Media Tracker Romain Lefebvre Free
SixD Haolun Yang Free
Buoy Weather: Marine Forecast Condor Digital Free
Paraquip Simon Seyer Free
VegasMate Travel Guide Hunter Hillegas Free
Plan Poke William Baer Free
Zoom – One Platform to Connect Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Free
Alpenglow: Sunset Prediction Andrew Yates Free
Healium Mobile StoryUP, Inc. Free
MoneyCoach Budget, Track Money MoneyCoach UG Free
Sprite Catalog 256 Arts Inc. Free
Bills To Budget CoreBits LLC Free
ChatAl – AI Chat Bot Assistant Talgat Kussainov Free
Flourish Garden Pioneer Ed. PlanningMyGarden Free
Flippy • Learn Flashcards Kevin Reutter Free
Tides – high and low tide info Andy Lin Free
Animant: Spatial Memories Jonathan Benjamin Free
WHEE-专业设计师都在用的AI生图工具 Xiamen Meitu Technology Co., Ltd. Free
TV Remote – Universal Remote Adam Foot Free
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Corporation Free
Microsoft Word Microsoft Corporation Free
Airmail – Your Mail With You Bloop S.R.L. Free
One Task Sindre Sorhus Free
NobodySurf – Surfing Videos reblue Inc. Free
Sunlitt – Golden Hour Tracker Nicolas Mariniello Free
Liberate the Labels National Portrait Gallery Free
Algo: AI Text To Art Generator Stephen Fung Free
Spindown – Life Tracker Joseph Beaudoin Free
Peppercorn – Recipes & Lists Jason Johnson Free
stitch. Lykkegaard Europe Limited Free
Coffee Book Alexander Logan Free
AquaCalculator Thallos Free
Disney+ Disney Free
KDE Education Krystian Sztrajt Free
Fantastical Calendar Flexibits Inc. Free
Simple Countdowns Gabriel Verret Free
Test Timer – Monitor Your Time Andy Lin Free
Trove: Bible Talks Devin Davies Free
Water Tracker WaterMinder® Funn Media, LLC Free
Kitsune for MyAnimeList Alexandre Madeira Free
Bento|Craft – Marketing Assets rakTech LLC Free
Battery Webhook Adam Tunnicliff Free
Pines: Tent & RV Camping Guide Blue Mountain Studios, LLC Free
Gymaholic Workout Tracker Devenyi Gabor Free
CARROT Weather: Alerts & Radar Grailr LLC Free
Webex Cisco Free
Microsoft Teams Microsoft Corporation Free
Doodle‎ Drawing Pad Joe Blau Free
Planny • Daily Planner Kevin Reutter Free
Memorize – Learn and Remember Jakub Milcarz Free
Loóna: Cozy Puzzle Games Loona Inc Free
Qlone 3D Scanner EyeCue Vision Tech Free
SafeShell VPN – Fast & Secure GearUP Portal PTE. LTD. Free
Interactful Harley Thomas Free
Reflect – Journal and Grow Jakub Milcarz Free
Endel: Focus, Sleep, Relax Endel Free
Consolidate: Study Planner Nicholas Baughan Free
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Sleep & Meditation by Noomna Aalto Studio FZE Free
Naps Jack Delaney Free
GameTrack Hidden Key LTD Free
FFmpeg Command Generator Sun Apps, LLC Free
Memorii Vincent Tourraine Free
Classix Brian Coleman Free
Rad Timers & Widgets Neat Software Co. Free
Toolbox: Tools Right Here Elijah Friedman Free
ManGo – Anime & Manga Tracker RocketScience IT Free
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Wylde Flowers Studio Drydock Pty Ltd Free
Cut the Rope 3 ZeptoLab UK Limited Free
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  • Christian Schildwaechter

    The “Only […]. 200 Native Apps” in the headline is a little strange. The 2019 Road to VR Oculus Quest review listed 53 launch apps, incl. preinstalled ones like Oculus TV or Browser. Admittedly the Quest launch titles, mostly PCVR/Oculus Go ports, look a lot more interesting than the AVP 3rd party apps. Many of those seem to be just small utilities, easy to make “native” (without any XR features) with minimal effort. The “minimal effort” also applied to about 1/3rd of the Quest launch titles ported from Oculus Go with only minor changes.

    Initially the most used native apps will probably be the Apple TV, Photos and Messages apps that at least provide an improved experience over a small phone screen. Not sure how many want to use Mail or Notes without an external keyboard. Freeform (creative journal/idea board) works better with a touch screen, Keynote (PowerPoint) targets only a small audience. And why would one listen to stereo music on a ~600g HMD (with spatial sound) instead of much more comfortable 4g AirPods?

    The “Encounter Dinosaurs” AR app will be used to impress people trying the HMD for the first time, and otherwise ignored, like most VR/XR tech demos. Maybe the AR Mindfulness app will be in high demand to calm the nerves of those who just dropped USD 3500+ on a HMD mostly to watch movies. But for quite a while the “first movers” will probably use mostly the same non-native, non-XR apps as on their iPhones.

    • Dragon Marble

      Only 200 out of more than one million apps have chosen to optimize (whatever that means) for VisonOS to ride the tide of AVP launch. I think that’s what the title is trying to get at.

      It’s getting better, but I still think software and content remain the main weakness of Vision Pro.

      • Christian Schildwaechter

        The question is rather why the developers of e.g. “Holiday Gifts List” considered creating an AVP native app a good use of their time. Not sure what their USD 0.99 apps offers that isn’t covered by the checklist feature of the included Notes app, but I seriously doubt that they’ll make a lot of money from what will be less than 500,000 AVP owners by the end of 2024.

        The mostly likely reasons are fun, gaining experience or bragging rights. I’m sure some apps will really need to be optimized. But this early in the game, it’s more interesting to ask why those 200 developers even bothered to release native versions. The remaining million knew that, unless they explicitly forbid it, their apps would still run on AVP without them doing anything.

        This “compatibility by default” means there will never be a lack of software on Vision Pro. So “being first” will not lead to lots of extra sales as it would on a platforms with very few apps available. Unless an app really benefits from XR features or native integration, it will at best be slightly more comfortable to use. And I doubt that many AVP users will buy “Holiday Gift List” just for the experience of a native app.

      • Kinda agree with ya on the “optimize” thing.
        Seems like an overused buzzword at this point.
        Thrown around to get people jazzed-up about a different version of an app.

      • xyzs

        That’s still a million of flat apps included…

  • MackRogers

    LOL “ONLY”

    Compared to ZERO when Quest Pro launched.

    Also, eye tracking is THE universal native app. It makes using a browser and navigating night/day compared to using a silly inaccurate laser pointer.

    Just take Reddit(I know, a horrible website but still probably better than this comment section). It’s going to feel like minority report, smooth as butter, navigating with eye tracking and subtle pinch/drag movements. Unlike anything ever experienced.

    Compare that to navigating Reddit on a Quest 3 or Index, with a laser pointer on a blurry screen, aiming shakely at individual hyperlinks and pulling a trigger. Now you are starting to see what I am talking about. The Vision Pro eye tracking combined with the amazing screen and optics CHANGE THE GAME. Nobody will ever go back.

    • Christian Schildwaechter

      Eye tracking is a big improvement for XR input compared to a laser pointer, but it’s an input method, not a useful application all by itself. And it remains to be seen whether eye tracking can compete with non-XR input types like mice or trackpads.

      Using eye tracking to follow the path of the eyes of someone reading an article or website reveals that these don’t just stick to the most interesting parts, but seem to move around rather arbitrarily. You’ll have to force yourself to stare at one specific location long enough for the finger pinch to be recognized as confirmation for your “eye” selection, which is a disadvantage compared to a pointer controlled by a separate physical device like a mouse.

      You can also use a trackpad or mouse wheel to scroll “blindly” while your eyes look somewhere else. Eye tracking will enable a lot of new applications in XR and improve existing XR UIs, but whether people will prefer it to browse reddit remains to be seen. And most of the see-through, hand-waving interfaces from SciFi movies aren’t practical at all due to limited contrast making them hard to read, and waving your arms in the air being tiring.

    • Want want to dial back that “fan boy” vibe a touch there, mate.

    • ViRGiN

      Yup, can’t wait to wear over half a kilo tethered headset to use it with MOBILE browser.

  • Trooper Gooner

    Crouton Recipe manager, peppercorn recipe and lists, money coach budget and Moneyspace budget for couples. I bet people are salivating to try them apps on launch.

  • I love the one about faxes, lol

    • Christian Schildwaechter

      People hope that AVP will bring back 3D movies, so why not also a 60 years old form of communication most popular in the 80s? You might be surprised/shocked how much it is still in use. During the early CoViD-19 days it turned out that the only way physicians could inform the German health authorities about new infections was by fax, causing additional delays due to the needed manual handling, and a lot of WTFs from the general public regarding the state of technology in suddenly essential government agencies.

      So when the next global pandemic hits, AVP users only need to add a mask to their “face shield”, and will be the first to let authorities know that they will now retreat to the virtual world threatened only by computer viruses not directly infecting humans. I now wonder when we’ll see the first VR/XR malware that tries to trigger an epileptic episode by quickly flashing the HMD screens.

      • NotMikeD

        You know what, I actually like 3D movies, but your jab here at them was so subtle, so cleverly delivered and humorous, that I had to log in here to give you props.

        • Christian Schildwaechter

          Thanks for the praise and the effort. I actually like 3D movies too, they and 360° video are the only ones I bother to watch on a headset, as I don’t really care about the large image. Something I realized only after buying a beamer.

          And I think chances for more 3D movies are massively increasing, as a natural upgrade for watching movies on an HMD. To switch from flat to 3D content on a TV, you have to wear uncomfortable glasses, which few people do. But anybody watching movies on an HMD is already wearing uncomfortable glasses and gets the much more immersive 3D experience “for free”. So if AVP etc. popularize virtual cinema, demand for 3D movies will certainly grow.

          3D movie production also has largely switched from expensive dual camera setups to adding 3D in post processing, sometimes aided by extra spatial data. This now works astonishingly well, not only reducing the costs for new productions, but also allowing to convert existing movies into decent 3D, if there is a market. The next NAB show is in April, probably introducing a gazillion AI film post-processing solutions, with some aiming to turn even old and grainy feature phone videos into grandiose and epic 3D.

  • Scientism

    They need to unify/commonize (if they haven’t already) iPhone/iPad gui interface APIs with Vision Pro, considering there isn’t anything particularly specific to “spatial computing” — all are 2d surfaces basically, with a fancy compositor. Then they would have the entirety if iOS portfolio for the vision pro, making it infinitely more useful.

  • david vincent

    That’s more than the future user base ! ʕ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°ʔ

  • ApocalypseShadow

    And this is the advantage of having an ecosystem that connects to your other devices, services and content will bring. If you’re going to spend 50 billion building a meta verse instead of apps and services, then it’s going to put you at a disadvantage.

    Quest is a nice device. But it lacks in this area. When Samsung and Google show up, it’s going to be another device that has all the apps and services and content built in day one. That will just be improved and added over time. That’s going to come from their galaxy phones note phones and tablets. While adding new things to the experience.

    As I’ve said before, this is where the war truly begins. And it’s not in VR.

  • ZakupyG

    AVP will come with a bunch of “true” immersive games such as Super Fruit Ninja and Synth Riders.

  • JB1968

    LOL what a nice pile of trash apps for $4k device…and they say “PSVR2 has no games”