28 best iPhone apps
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 at 16:47
We've rounded up 28 of the best iPhone apps in the App Store, including games, utilities and much more
Whether you' have the latest iPhone 5 or an older Apple handset, we've picked the best iPhone apps on the App Store.
From social-networking clients, to fantastic games, to alternative browsers for your iPhone, we have them all - and links to download them directly from the App Store.
Until its recent acquisition by Dropbox, downloading Mailbox involved nothing more than a tedious, weeks-long wait to get to the front of the queue and start using the app. Now, seemingly with greater server muscle behind it, everyone can get up and running with this minimalist take on inbox management.
Change logThis feature was updated on 22 April with three new apps: Mailbox, DailySpank, Yahoo Weather
The aim of Mailbox is to clear your email in tray, either by swiping right to archive the message, or swiping left to deal with the message at a point in the future. You can defer the message until "later today", "tomorrow", or the rather wooly "someday", at which point it will darken your Mailbox once more. Messages can also be replied to or forwarded in the normal manner, or sent to lists such as "To Read" or "To Buy".
You’re rewarded for clearing your inbox with a picture of the day, which is far less of an incentive than the sheer satisfaction of knowing you’ve dealt with all your email, even if some of it has merely been kicked into the long grass. Alas, Mailbox works with only Gmail accounts at present, which is a shame since this refreshing approach to inbox management would be perfect for a work account.
DailySpank is far less salacious than it sounds. It is, in fact, an iPhone photography competition, in which you’re encouraged to submit photos on the theme of the day. Recent examples include "take a photo of something exotic", "take a photo of what’s on your shelf", and "take a photo of something you’re wearing".
The photos with the most votes – or Spanks – rise to the top; the standard isn’t as intimidating as sites such as 500px or Flickr; and there’s an active, friendly community of commenters on hand to offer encouragement. It’s a bizarre but strangely compelling daily diversion.
There are so many weather apps for the iPhone that the season would change before you’ve tried them all, but there are few more elegantly presented than Yahoo Weather. The app makes good use of the Yahoo-owned Flickr photo library to provide beautiful backdrops of the city in question – although that rather depends on whether you live in a town big enough to be on Flickr’s radar. The backdrop for our editor’s home town of Burgess Hill showed crashing waves lapping at the shore, even though it’s a good ten miles from the coast.
The Flickr wallpaper isn’t the only neat touch. Animated wind turbines that whizz faster in stormy conditions, live satellite imagery of your location, a graphical five-day forecast, and a swooshing infographic that reveals sunrise/sunset times and the name of the moon phase, all add up to an app that blows Michael Fish and chums out of the water.
PC Pro gone???
Has someone router the PCPro domain to applepro as a joke?
By kingct on 27 Dec 2012
PC Pro really should find another home for its Apple fanboy authors... Really am getting fed up of seeing Apple and products unshamingly plugged and promoted - not matter what their shortcomings.
Apple could release a iTurd and PC Pro would still A-List it.
By kingct on 27 Dec 2012
Thanks for sharing this wonderful apps. Among many of them I have used certain and really enjoyed a lot. I would like to recommend you all one more App that is Hands Game. Its a nice iPhone & iPad app. Harry Hands is the star of his soccer team. Help him to get to the stadium before he misses the important match!
This app is absolutely for FREE...!!!
To download this app you can click the link given below..https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hands-hd/id
By handsgame on 7 Jan 2013
For the people moaning? Why are you opening the article if you don't care about it. There are plenty of articles that aren't about Apple. In fact I believe that Microsoft articles outnumber Apple ones by many times. I have no urge to read about the Nokia Lumia 620 so I used my brain and didn't click on the link, not opened it and then moaned that they didn't warn me I wouldn't be interested. Get a grip
By TimoGunt on 28 Feb 2013
Only the best apps
Guys I have been going to www.mevvy.com to find apps... their selection is not too big but they relaly only have stuff that works for iphone and web based too
By MichaelaHerz on 30 Mar 2013
Swift Shopper Best Free App I Use
Checkout www.swiftshopperapp.com This app works in any store (today) with a handheld scanner.
Checkout in seconds.
With Swift Shopper scan all your items into your phone as you put them into your cart. Checkout with your smartphone and scan the barcodes right off the screen! No need to take any items out of your cart, just hand the cashier your cell phone and a few swipes of the screen later you're checked out!
By LivingtheDream1288 on 17 Apr 2013
The only Apple app designed to run on Windows 8. The iTurd, making your Start screen looker even sh!11er than it is!
By BliksemPiet on 22 Apr 2013
At last a App Game of addictive simplicity
So many games for these devices are long and over complicated. I want just simple games that you can play for a few minutes to relax during a busy day. Joker Shuffle 2 is just such a game and its so simple and addictive. Highly Recommend.
By prosonman on 22 Apr 2013
I still think this is one of the best apps available on any platform, including the iPhone
By Chatan on 23 Apr 2013
Location Fix for Google Latitude
Coolest navigation app for iphone.. love it
By udihamudi on 9 May 2013
Bloom.fm & Voice Appeal
Bloom.fm is really cool. Great for discovering new bands and easy to use.
Also came across this fun little app :
totally free and unlike similar apps that pretend to analyse the voice this one seems to be doing be based on some sort of analysis...
By clopinclopan on 18 May 2013
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