Apple users can make use of the iHandy flashlight application and others, while Android users can choose from a slate of apps including the Surpax Technology Super Bright LED Flashlight and the GoldenShores Technology Brightest Flashlight, all available free through their phones' respective app stores. These apps make use of the phone's lighting apparatuses to function as LED flashlights.
The iHandy flashlight app is designed with ease of use in mind. It functions quickly, activating with a single press, and its interface includes a compass to enhance its utility as a navigation aid. This means that it can be used to orient one's self in a dark environment or at night.
The Surpax Technology LED flashlight, hosted in the Google Play store, is more complicated than the average flashlight app. It includes functions for strobe lighting and for sound suppression among other functions that make it versatile and useful in a variety of scenarios from outdoor lighting to party atmosphere creation.
The GoldenShores Technology's Brightest Flashlight LED flashlight has received high ratings and an increasingly large number of downloads for Android phones. However, it has also come under scrutiny by media outlets like CNET for sharing personal data with users' permission. Even though it boasts a positive rating, users should carefully consider their privacy when downloading this app.