In pictures: 15 must-have iOS apps you can't get on any other platform

Shortly after obtaining a new iPhone 5S, CIO.com's Al Sacco, an unabashed BlackBerry user and Android loyalist, set out to find the best iOS apps that aren't available for other mobile platforms. He came with up these 15 must-have iPhone, iPad and iPod touch downloads.

Mextures (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) Mextures is just one of many iOS-exclusive photo editing applications that deserve a home on your iDevice. The app lets you apply "textures" to your images and then add "layers" for custom creations. The true value of the app is in fiddling with the textures and layers to find combinations you love, which you can then save as "Formulas" for use on other images. The app makes other users' popular Formulas available as well. Mextures is also a must for avid Instagramers.

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