Apr 13 2011

60 Useful iPhone Applications

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Owning an iPhone is a dream for most people nowadays. And why not… it’s equipped with smart apps and softwares that leaves mouths wide open in astonishment. To continue this legacy of the iPhone, we’ve searched for even more applications to make your iPhone your best friend, navigator and adviser.

Gilt for iPad
You can shop for fashion and luxury brands at get up to 70% discounts. Its a member only community. You can check items oline and add to your basket. You will also be getting timely sales alerts.

Gilt for iPad

WordPress
Now you can edit, Manage and moderate your WordPress blog and/or website from your iPhone through this wonderful application. Thus now ou can also move around freely without worrying about your work.

WordPress

Simultravel GPS
With Simultravel you can locate hotels around your location while you travel. You also get to see their rate list so that you can compare and choose according to your budget and comfort.

Simultravel GPS

Adobe Ideas
Its your digital sketch book which lets you capture ideas anywhere you go.

Adobe Ideas

Hey Where Are You : Location Service (HeyWAY)
(HeyWAY) is a location service with which you can keep track of your family, friends or employees and you will get constant updates on their location and they can also request the details from you.

Hey Where Are You : Location Service (HeyWAY)

Mobile Mouse FREE (Remote/Trackpad)
Now you can transform your iPhone in to a mouse or a remote for your computer with this wonderful app.

Mobile Mouse FREE (Remote/Trackpad)

PDF Reader – (File Scanner, File viewer, File Storage)
Now you don’t have to worry about checking your PDF files on iPhone. This app has multi pages PDF support.

PDF Reader - (File Scanner, File viewer, File Storage)

UX Technique
UX Technique is a reference application of methods and techniques for UX practice.

UX Technique

Text’nDrive
Check your mails, reply the important one with your voice, all this while driving with Text’nDrive app which gives your freedom of handsfree.

Text'nDrive

FileApp (Documents & Files reader)
Now quickly copy your documents and files with this user friendly app.

FileApp (Documents & Files reader)

TeamViewer
Now access your computers anywhere and fix the issues through your iPhone with this amazing app.

TeamViewer

EasyWriter
Now write emails faster and better through EasyWriter. You can also use pinch and zoom features.

EasyWriter

DOCUMENTS 2 FREE (Spreadsheet, Text Edit, Preview, Email, Wi-Fi)
Now increase your productivity with DOCUMENTS 2 FREE. It also has Integrated FTP Server, Google Sync and WiFi HD and works both online and offline.

DOCUMENTS 2 FREE (Spreadsheet, Text Edit, Preview, Email, Wi-Fi)

iTranslate Plus ~ the universal translator
Now you can translate into 52 Languages and this app also works on speech basis.

iTranslate Plus ~ the universal translator

Delivery Status touch, a package tracker
Keep track of your deliverables and packages and get the things ontime when they are actually required. This also helps you further in promising deadlines to your clients.

Delivery Status touch, a package tracker

Taxi Magic
Booking a taxi could never be easier. You can book taxi nationwide (U.S.& Canada) through this app without even doing a phone call. Both the app as well booking are free that means you just have to pay for the ride.

Taxi Magic

CashTrails – Income and Expense Tracker Lite
Tired of making logbooks or excel sheets to know your income and expenditure details. Make a proper income & expense sheet and bring your money under control through CashTails, an Income and Expense Tracker.

CashTrails - Income and Expense Tracker Lite

Evernote
You just got an useful video you want to use in your coming project but don’t want to get it mixed with your already soaring to-do list. Well with Evernote you can create text, photo and audio notes and even mark favorites among existing notes for a quick access.

Evernote

Messagey
Tired of paying huge bills because you can’t stop yourself to send SMS and MMS to your friends from your iPhone. Don’t worry, with Messagey you can send SMS, MMS for free. So now you can keep your status updated all the time but sending latest updates and pictures to your friends.

Messagey

Chase Mobile
With Chase Mobile Mobile Banking App you can make payments, check account balance and transaction history and do wire transfers with your iphone.

Chase Mobile

Control4 My Home for iPad
Control your lights, thermostats, audio, video, web cameras, security system, and much more with easy taps and gestures Although you need a Control 4 system running 1.7.4 or above to runn this wonderful application.

Control4 My Home for iPad

Skype
With Skype on your iPhone,you can make and receive calls, and instant message anyone else on Skype, wherever they are in the world. So your national and international call expenses will cut down and its also very easy to use.

Skype

Yahoo! Finance
The Yahoo! Finance App for the iPhone brings you total coverage including quotes, real time data, comparison and analysis and much more from your favorite financial source. A very significant app for everyone.

Yahoo! Finance

RF
With this Push-to-talk service send your message and your friend can hear you on his or her iPhone. Same ways your friends can also send messages like this.

RF

Close Call
God forbid but have you thought how will you get your precious iphone if its lost? Fill out your details and save it as a wallpaper beforehand to increase the chances of getting back this gem.

Close Call

Amazon Mobile
The Amazon Mobile app allows Amazon iPhone users to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases from the US Amazon store.

Amazon Mobile

PennyTel Mobile
Access the international PennyTel network from your iPhone. The app automatically detects which call methods are available and shows them as handy buttons. In case of WiFi or 3G connection, you can even talk free with other PennyTel users.

PennyTel Mobile

Yowza!! Mobile Coupons
Yowza instantly goes about finding Yowza deals and coupons in your geographic area. You can choose offers as per your liking. You are relieved of the tension of keeping various discount coupons in your wallet which are difficult to segregate and hold.

Yowza!! Mobile Coupons

Facebook
Well we really don’t need to explain about Facebook, as its running in our blood. Stay connected with your friends on Facebook, update your status, pics and comments through this app.

Facebook

Text Me! – Free SMS & MMS like Messenger
With TEXTme you can send sms and mms without need to log in every time in the application. So just choose a nickname and start chatting with your friends and family. Its available in 9 different languages.

Text Me! - Free SMS & MMS like Messenger

DRAW 4 FREE
Your creativity will get new place to develop. With this interesting app you can Draw on your screen by simple touch. You get variety of brushes and different shades of colors to choose from.

DRAW 4 FREE

Kindle
Are you an avid reader but not finding enough time to catch up with your best pal (books). Now You can read Kindle books on this easy-to-use interface. Amazon Whisper sync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices.

Kindle

TextPics Free
They say one picture says thousand words. TextPics a set of TextPics, Emotes, and Symbols which you can send to your friends as per T&C of your service provider.

TextPics Free

MobileLinked IM
MobileLinked IM is a lightweight multi-services instant messenger which doubles your message speed by letting you to talk to your IM Server directly. It has multiple account and multi-language support.

MobileLinked IM

Urbanspoon
If you can’t settle on your eating joint Urbanspoon can help you. Just SHAKE your iPhone and it will pick a good restaurant for you to try. So try your luck and explore good places.

Urbanspoon

Nimbuzz: Free Calls & Messaging
Nimbuzz is free calls and messaging for the connected generation. Everything you need to communicate for free. Use it to meet, share, and connect with friends. Stay Connected.

Nimbuzz: Free Calls & Messaging

Carticipate
Do you want to save your Environment as well as your money. Save money on gas while helping the environment by CARticipating with friends, family, groups, or co-workers.

Carticipate

CenceMe
This app is also to boost your social media interaction and increasing your web presence. It automatically discerns human activity in real-time based on the iPhone’s accelerometer sensor and microphone and shares it through the medium you want.

CenceMe

Pixelpipe – Post & Upload to the Social Web
You can share your life and work with your near and dear ones on different social media sites through this cool app. It has over 75 supported destinations all over the world.

Pixelpipe - Post & Upload to the Social Web

Twitfire
You can use Twitfire for posting to Twitter. Check out latest tweets or post new one yourself and you can also add pictures and links.

Twitfire

SmugShot
Add your photos and videos to your SmugMug account as you shoot them. It gives you 14 day free trail option. This app add locations to photos using iPhone’s location detectors.

SmugShot

GPS Tracker
Its a real-time GPS tracking service where you can share your location with friends and family, and record tracks for later analysis.

GPS Tracker

Shakin’ Faces Morph123 Lite
Its a picture morphing software to create a face from belnding of two different faces. So check out how will you look morphed with your favorite celebrity’s features.

Shakin' Faces Morph123 Lite

Joost – Videos at your Fingertips
You can get the latest videos downloaded from Joost under different categories like news, entertainment, sports etc. So get the page 3 news and spread it with some free texting app, which we have featured in this post.

Joost – Videos at your Fingertips

AroundMe
If you want to check the information at your nearby locations like hospitals, banks, Hotels, Gas Stations and much more, AroundMe is one of the best app.

AroundMe

EasyTask Manager
Easytask Manager is a personal task manager which is easy to use, supports “Getting things Done” method and can be run on Mac or Windows.

EasyTask Manager

Echofon for Twitter
As the name suggests its a super fast Twitter app for the iPhone. Get, set and go share with the World what you are doing now.

Echofon for Twitter

Pandora Radio
Its free personalized radio stream music on your iPhone.Enjoy all your existing stations and create new ones right from your iPhone

Pandora Radio

YouNote Lite
Now you can take note of whatever you like, when you like, wherever you like in YouNote Lite in so many formats and options. So now you will never forget anything important.

YouNote Lite

Google Earth
You can check any location of the world with one touch of your finger with this cool application. Get full details of the location and update the status on Twitter or Facebook.

Google Earth

The Weather Channel
Check out Weather forecasts, weather alerts and more with full screen maps on The Weather Channel. You get interactive radar maps, and Google maps along with seasonal weather. You can also set any location as your favorite one irrespective of your current location.

The Weather Channel

Bump
Can sharing with friends be such a fun. Just pick your phone and bump it gently with other bump user and hurray your data is trasmitted.

Bump

Mancala: FS5
This app has multi player support. An interesting game, so pack your bags and starting playing with friends and add your ratings.

Mancala: FS5

LinkedIn
Now use your iPhone for making and increasing your professional contacts through Linkedin with this useful app.

LinkedIn

IM+
Get connected to GTalk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, and Jabber through this app.

IM+

Free Foto Messenger: FFM
Do you want to send your Text and Photos to your clients all around the world without wasting a panny. Try this app.

Free Foto Messenger: FFM

White & Yellow Pages
Now search for your potential clients details like landline numbers and websites etc through this useful app.

White & Yellow Pages

Backgrounds HD
In addition of numerous options under various categories to choose as backgrounds, you can create your own.

Backgrounds HD

Adobe Photoshop Express
Now quickly edit and share photos and new ideas with your friends and clients.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Color Splash
Now you can choose which area to be focused more by making the other area of a photo black and white.

Color Splash

Speller – Free Spell Checker
Don’t take the risk of people taking you lightly because of mis-spelled words. Use this app to check spelling before sending any message.

Speller - Free Spell Checker

Opera Mini Web browser
Get better browsing experience with Opera Mini Web browser.

Opera Mini Web browser

Use Your Handwriting
You can choose fom different writing styles and make your own stlye statement.

Use Your Handwriting

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About the Author

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Michael Beechnut, 13 April 2011

    I would suggest replacing Pandora with Last.FM (Pandora sells user data, plus the Last.FM engine is much better). Also use AccuWeather instead of Weather Channel app. Weather Channel app is convoluted and crashes often, whereas AccuWeather has a simple interface and works fast.

    • Robert Bowen, 13 April 2011

      Thanks for the follow ups and alternative suggestions to some of those featured. Though the author had his reasons for showcasing those particular apps, we do appreciate the opposing views to help fill out the discussion. And again, thank you for offering some other apps to exchange those out with rather than just pointing out why you are not of fan of those mentioned. Especially as it never hurts to have more options when it comes to apps, right?

  • Joel, 13 April 2011

    I would add aLikePlaces (alikeplaces.com) in there… you can find new restaurants based on other restaurants you already like…

  • daniel, 13 April 2011

    instagram, groupme, fleaflicker, and redbox

  • Craig French, 13 April 2011

    Parents of youth athletes should use the iPhone Concussion App. Keith Primeau, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, says: “The Concussion App is a free download that helps people access important concussion information and features a $5 cognitive assessment test that allows parents or coaches or trainers to have something readily available to check a player’s condition who might have a concussion. There’s also a maps feature that allows you to find the nearest medical center with driving directions from your location if, for example, you’re at a sporting event and think you need to get someone help quickly.”

  • Robert Bowen, 13 April 2011

    Wow, there are a lot of great suggestions in the comments! Thanks for helping to expand on the post, always appreciated.

  • Eric, 14 April 2011

    This is a huge list. I’ll have to go through it a bit more but right away I can see a few in particular I expect to be using (WordPress on iPhone, I’m looking at you…). Thanks for the post!

  • Jane Goodayle, 15 April 2011

    For all if you that don’t have visual voicemail as standard on your iPhone or don’t wish to pay monthly check out HulloMail, a great alternative. Available from the app store along with an ad-free paid-for version.

  • Evelina, 05 May 2011

    Impressive list. I’m using some of these apps . My favorite one is not in the list, but maybe just because it’s new.
    ,,Plan” app. I’m creating my agenda, schedule and so on. I have tried many similar apps, but this one is perfect. My productivity increased immediately.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plan/id428005487?mt=8&ls=1#

  • tranh, 13 February 2012

    oh a good list apps for iphones. Thanks

  • Lapidus, 15 February 2012

    Nice collection and lot of useful apps.

  • p9, 01 June 2012

    Good application for my iphone. Thanks for the suggesstions. It’s great!

  • Murtini Nguyen, 21 August 2012

    I use Iphone. It so useful.Especial Now I can keep business cards on it
    It is excellence for business men
    You can login Cardfila.com to find more information

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