Top 10 Must-have iPhone Apps
If you’ve got yourself an iPhone, the first thing you are going to need to do is to head over to the App Store and download some apps. When Apple say “There’s an app for that” on their advertising campaigns, they’re not lying. There is literally an app for everything. Here are the top 10 must-have iPhone Apps that you need to be downloading.
Mint.com has been a hugely successful desktop website that has now been made available as an app for iPhone. This app is free to download and will help you keep on top of your personal finances, letting you check the account balance of any bank, credit card, investment, or checking account that you have. It also itemises everything and lets you geo-tag where you spend your money.
9) Documents to Go
Okay, so this app is not aesthetically pleasing when it comes to user-interface, but you can ignore this because it is such a good app. If you use Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, Documents to Go is essential, letting you view and edit files on the move. The app syncs with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and other cloud clients and also opens files in PDF format.
Amazon’s Kindle e-reader has transformed the way we approach reading, letting us download and read books on the move. The Kindle app provides us with the same experience on the iPhone. Users can shop for books, sync their Kindle library, customise their reading, and access Amazon’s huge library of free books. What’s best about this app though is that it’s free!
At number seven on the top 10 must-have iPhone apps is Dropbox, the world’s most popular cloud storage platform. If you have a Dropbox account, downloading this app is a no-brainer. You can sync files between all of your devices and share files with other users – much more convenient than sending attachment-filled emails and saving items on a flash drive.
6) Find My iPhone
Every iPhone owner’s worst nightmare is losing their precious device and everything on it, or finding out that it has been stolen – Find My iPhone can track it down. By installing and activating this free app on your phone, you can log on to the iCloud website and send a message to your phone that will flash on the screen, or make it play a loud tone to annoy possible thieves, or if you have lost the phone, Find My iPhone will locate it on a map and show you exactly where it is.
If you are a heavy user of social networks, Flipboard is a definite must-have. This app lets you browse the newsfeeds of your social media accounts and displays them in a super-cool magazine-style format; you can also receive up-to-date magazine articles related to your preferences.
Everyone is on Twitter right now, if you’re not, you probably should be. The Twitter app is exactly the same as the mobile site and lets you update statuses, check trends and edit your profile on the move. You can also switch between different accounts and receive notifications of activity.
There are over 900 million active users on Facebook and I’m guessing you’re one of them. The very fact you have a Facebook account makes this app a must-have and it doesn’t cost anything to download. The Facebook app helps you stay well-informed of everything that is happening around you, from updates by family and friends to competitions and news stories.
The iPhone is blessed with a very good camera and there is no better way of putting it to use than with Instagram. This social photo-sharing app has changed the way we take photos, turning amateurs into professionals by letting you add effects to ordinary stills. After taking a photo, you can edit it and immediately share it with the world on social media.
It may not be the most exciting of apps but Evernote is undoubtedly the number one app in our list. When it comes to staying organised and remembering ideas, Evernote is the king. You can input text, audio and video, save it, and sync it with any of your other devices, ensuring you never forget another thing.