The Best iPhone Apps

On this page, you will find the best iPhone apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
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Audio

Amazon Cloud Player

Stream your music from anywhere with an Internet connection, or sync locally for offline listening.

AudioBus

AudioBus is a revolution in iOS music making, connect multiple apps together and let creativity take over.

Funkbox

A vintage drum machine emulator that's been used by artists including Gorillaz and Tom Middleton.

Figure

A music making app from Propellerhead that will have you creating beats and grooves in literally minutes.

Nanostudio

A complete recording studio for iOS, featuring a sampler, polyphonic synth, effects and a mixer.

GarageBand

Apple's own famous Mac music suite on your iPhone, now completely free with a few extra in-app purchases.

Rdio

Provides mobile access to the streaming music service Rdio (requires subscription).

SKY.FM Radio

Access more than 60 online streaming radio channels for free. Comes with a usage monitor.

Sleep Talk Recorder

Do you or your partner talk in your sleep? Find out!

Pandora

Stream personalised radio stations on your iOS device.

Soundhound

Identify unknown songs. Works like Shazam without the monthly limit.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud's iOS app is a great way to follow your favourite artists and even post your own sounds.

TuneIn Radio

Enjoy over 50,000 radio stations (even AM/FM radio) and stream to speakers via the AirPlay iPhone app.

SoundTracking

Share a great song moment via snippets, photos and location with your friends.

Mixcloud

Radio on demand. On your iPhone.

Traktor DJ

Take your mobile mixing to the next level with Traktor DJ's simple yet powerful approach.

Jango Radio Mobile

Plays customized Internet radio streaming to your iPhone when you want it. Similar to Pandora.

Spotify

Listen to the entire Spotify library from your iPhone.

Songza

A fantastic radio app that can choose music based on your mood.

Browsers

Opera Mini Web browser

The fastest mobile web browser for iPhone. Web pages are compressed to reduce data costs.

Dolphin Browser

Fully loaded, super fast web browser that has everything an avid internet user needs

Chrome

Google Chrome on iOS.

Puffin Web Browser

Absolutely need Adobe Flash on your iPhone? Puffin browser can help, try it for free.

Mercury Browser

Mercury provides customisability and a proper, full-screen browsing experience.

Cloud Storage & Backup

Dropbox

Access your Dropbox and share documents and images directly on your iOS device.

Google Drive

Access your Google Drive documents and other files or make backups.

Box

With 10GB of free storage, Box is another roomy cloud storage provider.

SugarSync

Enables access to all of your SugarSync folders. Similar to Dropbox but packs a bigger punch.

Mozy

Securely access all of your Mozy backed-up files via your iPhone.

Finance & Shopping

PayPal

Gain secure access to your PayPal account to easily manage, send and receive money on the move.

eBay

Make money selling or browse and bid on millions of items all over the world from your iPhone.

Square

Accept credit card payments directly on your iPhone. Requires Square card reader.

Mint

Coupled with the online version, provides you with everything you need to manage your finances.

Health & Wellbeing

RunKeeper

Use GPS to track your run and to plot your route. Also provides you with a historical dashboard containing your totals and progress.

'Seven'

Seven is a seven-minute workout app that motivates you to get up and get fit.

WebMD

Provides you with a simple symptom checker and other tools to better understand your medical condition.

Lose It!

A simple iPhone app to help motivate you to lose weight and track your progress.

Naturespace

A collection of relaxing nature sounds, reproduced in 3 dimensions to provide you with the most realistic experience.

Sleep Sounds

Mix together various relaxing sounds and music, with powerful timer features and alarms.

Buddhify 2

Guided mindfulness meditation whenever you need it, with practically every situation covered.

WebMD Baby

An built with new parents in mind, with answers to common queries and even a journal function.

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker

A great alternative to Lose It! Contains a database of over 750K foods and 350 exercises.

Nike+ Running

Coupled with the Nike website, Nike+ GPS is most complete running progress tracker for the iPhone.

Medscape

Provides easy and quick access to the Medscape medical database with disease and condition references and drug guides.

Pillboxie

With its visual design, Pillboxie is the easiest way to track your daily medication.

Video

Apple Remote

Apple's free application for controlling your Apple TV with your iPhone.

IMDB

Everyone knows and loves IMDB. Rate recently viewed movies, browse the movie database and catch up on the latest flicks.

Fandango

Get movie showtimes and purchase movie tickets directly from your iPhone.

HippoRemote Lite

Control your Mac remotely via Wi-fi with HippoRemote. Extremely useful when you're leaned back and enjoying a movie.

Netflix

Stream movies and TV series directly to your iOS device. Requires a Netflix membership.

iMovie

Create beautiful HD movies from your iPhone. $4.99

Plex

Stream your music, videos and photos from your Plex Media Server to your iOS device, and access the myPlex premium service.

Riffsy

The place to browse, contribute and send animated GIFs, even in iMessage!

FiLMiC Pro

Want the highest quality video from your iPhone? Get this app.

VideoGrade

Colour grade your videos directly on your iPhone with a choice of presets or custom colour palettes for remarkable results.

Navigation

Google Maps

Arguably the best navigational aid for iOS.

MapQuest

Free voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation powered by MapQuest.

Trapster

This little iPhone app will alert you as you approach speed traps, traffic cameras, accidents, etc.

AllSubway

Complete database of all major city subway maps around the world.

Waze

Free GPS navigation with turn-by-turn instructions.

Photography

Instagram

The popular and incredibly awesome Instagram. It comes with over 15 beautiful effects and the ability to share your creations.

Photosynth

Th easiest way to create beautiful panoramic photographs on your iPhone.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Perform simple edits like rotate, crop, adjust saturation; all on your iPhone.

Pocketbooth

Turn your iPhone into a retro, fun photobooth. Via AirPrint, you can print the photos directly from your iPhone.

DMD Panorama

Create and share panoramic images on your iPhone blazingly quick with a fully automated capture system.

Camera+

Add advanced photography options to your iPhone camera.

Cinemagram

Create a stunning hybrid between photo and video.

VSCO Camera

An app that takes the iPhoneography trend very seriously, providing excellent camera controls and advanced editing features.

Productivity

IFTTT

If This Then That automates your life, and now you can manage recipes from iOS.

Evernote

An incredible cross-platform note-taking app with an excellent free account option.

Clear

A gesture-based list manager with a minimal UI and iCloud support.

Calcbot

A premium calculator app for iOS with a handy expression view, history and advanced functions accessible with a swipe.

Calendars 5

Formerly known as Calendars+, this powerful to-do app can replace the stock apps with its enhanced Google Calendar sync and beautiful UI.

Fantastical

The creme de la creme of Calendar management apps.

Drafts

The ultimate action-based note-taking app for your iPhone that's always ready when you need it.

Simplenote

Create and edit notes, automatically synced with Dropbox.

EasilyDo

A smart, personal assistant that will remind you about important dates, organise contacts and more.

Wunderlist

This iPhone app keeps your online and desktop to-do list in sync.

Scatterbrain

Jot down notes, to-dos and reminders as they happen. Optional account to backup and sync your thoughts.

Remember The Milk

Take your RTM to-do list with you wherever you go and connect to your tasks, search your notes and plan your day on the move.

Weave

A great-looking free app that allows you to manage projects, to-dos, expenses and time spent on a particular task.

Springpad

Lets you quickly and easily save the ideas and information you want to remember.

HabitRPG

Motivate yourself by gamifying life itself with this rewards-based productivity and reminders app.

Trello

A project-management tool that uses cards and lists, perfectly adapted to the iPhone.

CamScanner

Turn your iPhone into an easy to use document scanner

TurboScan

Scan documents in record time to PDF or JPEG format, right from your iPhone.

Swipes

Use gestures to add, schedule or mark reminders in record time with this free productivity app.

Reading

Pulse News for iPhone

An elegant solution to browse through your favourite websites.

Instapaper

Save your favourite websites to read offline, optimised for the iPhone's screen.

Kindle

Optimised for iOS devices, allows you to read Kindle books and access the Kindle store.

Goodreads

Discover new books, read reviews and keep a virtual bookshelf of the books you've read.

iBooks

A must-have on your iOS device. Download and read ebooks from the iBookstore.

Wikipanion

The easier way to search and browse Wikipedia.

Flipboard

Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you.

Byline

Ad supported offline feed reader that uses your Google Reader account. Premium version is $2.99

feedly

Gorgeous free feed reader.

Reeder ($2.99)

Google Reader client that syncs with Google, Instapaper, ReadItLater, Readability.

StumbleUpon

Find plenty of new and entreating things on the web.

AlienBlue

The best way to browse Reddit on iPhone.

Push.co

Push.co monitors your favourite websites and sends you a notification for new stories.

Team Stream

Find all the news surrounding your favourite teams, leagues and sports in one place.

Pocket

Awesome way to save articles for reading later on iPhone.

Zite

An intelligent magazine that helps you find interesting things to read from more than 40,000 topics, right across the Web.

Umano

A hefty selection of free news articles, narrated by professionals.

Social

Google+

Google's official app for posting, reading and communicating via the Google+ social network.

Buffer

If you use Buffer to schedule social media updates, the iPhone app is must-have for updating on the go.

WhatsApp Messenger

Until the iMessage iPhone app is available to everyone, this is what we'll depend on.

Foursquare

Share your hotspots with your friends and let them know where you've been.

Bump

Share photos, contacts, videos, songs, and apps by bumping two iOS devices together. Magical.

Viber

The best way to make and receive free calls on your iPhone. Requires an internet connection.

Twitter

Get your tweets on the move. Share images and thoughts with your Twitter followers.

TweetBot

Widely regarded as the best, most powerful paid Twitter client for iOS.

Skype

Now in Microsoft's hands, Skype is a free VoIP client for talking to friends, family and phones.

Google Hangouts

A replacement for Google Talk, chat with your Google contacts for free with this app.

IM+

A great multi-protocol instant messenger. Supports GTalk, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, iChat, Jabber and many others.

Trillian

For the die-hard Trillian users. Supports Trillian to Trillian messaging to save money.

Telegram

Chat securely and covertly via this encrypted messaging app.

Facebook

Who could live without Facebook on their iPhone?

Tumblr

For those who use Tumblr, this is an easy way to update on the go.

Pinterest

Pin and browse to your heart's content from the palm of your hand.

IMO

A great free IM service that is a great replacement for Meebo.

Voxer Walkie-Talkie PTT

Send short voice and text messages over a data connection.

Travel

FlightTrack 5

Track flights in real time and get updates about delays and changes directly on your iPhone, redesigned for iOS 7.

TripIt - Travel Organiser

Organise your travels. Coupled with an awesome web interface, this app is a must-have.

Yelp

Like Urbanspoon but for everything else in the community, covering places to drink, eat and have fun.

Skyscanner

Great app to help you find the lowest flight fares and cheapest dates to fly.

Google Translate

Speak a phrase and the app translates it automatically! Over 50 languages supported.

XE Currency

Convert over 180 currencies at trusted rates. View currency charts going back on year.

Jetsetter

Gain access to exclusive discounts on spa, ski and beach resorts; travel packages and cruises.

GogoBot

A fully featured social network for travelers, complete with photos, recommendations and reviews.

Gas Buddy

Provides information on gas prices in your current area.

SayHi Translate

Speak naturally and SayHi Translate will translate your voice and play it back in another language.

Urbanspoon

Find food wherever you are using the Urban Spoon app, which allows you to search by cuisine, rating, price or take a chance based on suggestions.

Others

1Password

1Password is the best secure locker for passwords, payment info and other secure credentials.

BTT Remote

A companion app to Better Touch Tool on the Mac (free) that allows you to control your Mac's many functions with your iPhone.

Day One

A cross-platform diary solution with a beautiful UI, which can sync with its Mac counterpart.

Splashtop 2

Use your computer from your iPhone, remotely with Splashtop's remote desktop app (requires companion app on your computer).

Weatherbug

Simple. Accurate. What else do you need from a weather app?

Scan

Fast QR code scanner. Redirects to webpages; recognises phone numbers, email address, etc.

Find My iPhone

Must-have iPhone app. Allows you to log in and find other missing iOS devices.

GlobeConvert

Convert over 80 units including time, volume, length, weight and over 190 currencies.

iHandy Level

Calibrate your iPhone and use it as a handy water level.

Appalerts

Receive push alerts when an iPhone app that matches your keywords launches on the app store.

Wi-Fi Finder

Find free Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere you go.

Tap Notify

Send quick messages with just a single tap.

AppsFire

Discover popular applications and those that have gone free for a limited time.

AppShopper Social

Removed from the App Store once, this app shows you the best current deals – grab a bargain!

Pushover

Love push notifications? Pushover can notify you about virtually anything, right on your iPhone.

TunnelBear VPN

Experience the Internet as if you were living in another country and get 500MB per month free browsing.