Mobile apps have become an embarrassment of riches for iPhone and Android. The iPhone app store has over 500,000 apps available for download. so visiting the App Store for the first time can be a daunting experience. If you just got a brand new iPhone, this list of apps will turn a very good gadget into a truly great one.
Facebook for iPhone lets you stay connected and share with friends on the go. Start a chat, keep up with friends’ photos and status updates, look up a phone number, upload photos to Facebook and more—right from your iPhone. Facebook app link
Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe Photoshop Express is best iPhone photo editing app for simple crops, brightness adjustments, and sharpens, for example. Adobe Photoshop Express app link
iTunes and the “Music” App for Spotify
I’ve never fully warmed up to the Amazon Kindle e-reader, but I’m a big fan of the Kindle iPhone app. Since it was released I’ve read a lot more books simply because my phone is always with me and I can pull it out and read a few pages anytime I’ve got a couple minutes free. Alternatives: Nook, iBooks, and Kobo. Kindle app link
Dropbox is a great cloud service that automatically syncs a folder of files between multiple computers. This app extends Dropbox to the iPhone and includes a built-in reader within the app for PDFs, image files, and Microsoft Office files. app Link
TripIt – Travel Organizer
I love Tripit. It is by far the best app I’ve found for keeping track of all my travel itineraries. It is powered by some excellent backend systems. You simply forward your confirmation emails (or use the Gmail plugin to do it automatically) for your flights, hotels, rental cars, and more to Tripit and it automatically organizes them into trips with all your details and confirmation numbers. app Link
Watch ESPN and Scorecenter
Read It Later
When you come across an article or a webpage you’d like to read but can’t at that time, save it to your Read It Later list. app Link
Once you get used to typing on a virtual keyboard (and it honestly took me over a year to do it), then these devices are great for note taking, and Evernote is a great note taking app. app Link
Action Movie FX iPhone Apps
Infinity Blade, Infinity Blade II
Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade 2 are really good games
Flipboard is a good way to get news.Flipboard app link
There are a lot of to-do apps on iPhone but I prefer Due for its simplicity and its audio alerts. Due app link
If you’ve got and iPhone that shoots video, it’s probably packed with short clips. Flixlab automatically makes movies from the pictures and videos your iPhone, and even your friend’s iPhones.
Pano makes it easy to take excellent panoramas with the iPhone. It helps you line up your shots and it automatically corrects many of the imperfections.
RunKeeper uses the GPS technology found in the iPhone to track your fitness activity, giving you comparable results to an expensive GPS watch. Now, you can also enter your activities manually, including your treadmill runs too!
The interface is pleasingly simple and usable, enabling anyone with a Skype account to make free calls to other Skype users and cheap calls to anywhere in the world.
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus
A million definitions and 90,000 synonyms are available in the palm of your hand with this free, offline dictionary and thesaurus. app link