Accompli[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
The free email client and organizer Accompli gives you much more than a convenient interface for viewing your mail. With an integrated calendar and options to view only image attachments sent to you, or only documents, this little productivity app turns is a true powerhouse.
Adobe Photoshop Express[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
Digital photography editing has, until recently, been a task best suited to desktop and laptop computers. Adobe has proven it can be done in the mobile space with Photoshop Express, a free photo-editing application for the iPhone and other iOS devices. Photoshop Express is a powerhouse of a mobile app and can even handle noise reduction (getting rid of those extraneous particles that show up on photos). All in all, Adobe Photoshop Express is a solid tool for making light photo edits on your iPhone.
Any.do[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
List-making and task-management app Any.do has a unique feature called the Any.do moment, which encourages making a habit of reviewing your daily tasks. This sophisticated app includes time and date reminders, as well as geolocation reminders, which work surprisingly well. Overall, Any.do is great iPhone app for jotting down tasks and goals, and for keeping yourself committed to doing them.
BillGuard [ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
The BillGuard app connects you to your online credit card statements and flags merchants who frequently charge consumers for products or services they've either forgotten about or they didn't know they were requesting. If another company is providing this kind of fantastic service as well or better than BillGuard, we haven't heard of it. BillGuard is one personal finance app to keep on your side.
Bitcasa[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
Bitcasa, a recent newcomer to the cloud syncing and storage wars, works beautifully on iPhones. You can get 20GB of space for free, which is a whole heaping lot. Ninety-nine bucks a year buys you 1TB of space, and or for $99 per month (or $999 per year), you can get "infinite" storage. Because of the ample space, it's extremely useful for mobile video backup. The interface is great, too.
Box[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
Among cloud-based file-syncing and storage programs, Box is one of my favorites, for collaborative business use in particular. Install the Box program on your home and office computers, and then add the Box iPhone app to the mix. The service will make sure you always have access to the most recent file from any one of your devices. Free Box account holders get a generous 10GB of space for their stuff. What makes it ideal for collaboration? You can add comments to any file, as well as read comments that other people have added, which is an elegant and fast way to work with colleagues when you're on the go.
The Brewster [ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
iPhone app may be one of the most visually appealing contact managers you'll find, tapping into multiple social networks for images of people you know. It insists on having access to your iPhone Contacts and either Twitter or Facebook to work, though.
Cloze [ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
The iPhone app Cloze collects tweets, emails, Facebook posts, and other bits of communication from your contacts and prioritizes them based on people who are most relevant to you. In other words, if my colleague tweets three times, posts on Facebook twice, and shares an article on LinkedIn all in a single day, I can see all that activity in one shot in Cloze. It's a wonderful tool for getting relevant information about people in your network.
Converter Plus[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
All-in-one calculation app Converter Plus delivers numbers on nearly everything, from currency conversions to loan-interest figures. It converts metric to imperial measurements for temperature, cooking volumes, length, and more.
Dropbox[ندعوك للتسجيل في المنتدى أو التعريف بنفسك لمعاينة هذه الصورة]
If your files live all over the place—your office computer, home desktop, laptop—having a dependable syncing program is a must. Dropbox, the service and productivity tool that lets you store your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere you have a signal, fills that role nicely with a Dropbox iPhone app. It has a simple interface, easy uploading, and swift syncing across all accounts.
The free iPhone app EasilyDo works as a personal assistant and automation machine. You connect the app to a variety of online services, such as your email, calendar, Facebook account, and so forth, and EasilyDo looks for things it can help you get easily done. For example, a notification might ask you if you'd like EasilyDo to add the contact details of someone who has recently emailed you to your address book. Or it might spot an upcoming birthday of a friend and let you set up a "happy birthday" post to their timeline in advance. It's an amazing productivity app that helps you take care of a variety of tasks quickly and efficiently.
ESPN Score Center
ESPN's free app lets you check the game quickly, and discreetly when necessary (that is, with your phone under the dinner table), for your favorite teams in more sports than most other apps. It can pull game data from baseball, basketball, American football, the sport the rest of the world calls football (soccer, in the U.S.), ice hockey, cricket, rugby, and more.
Without the Evernote app for iPhone, I'd be a lot less productive while away from my desk. This free, straightforward note-making app outrivals most competing apps thanks to its strong search capabilities and effortless organization. But the real key to its success and popularity is that Evernote synchronizes all your files by saving them to a cloud service, meaning anything you create or alter from your iPhone will be waiting for you when you log into any other version of Evernote. I use Evernote to write, take notes, and even snap pictures of whiteboards and PowerPoint slides in meetings, so I can remember details later.
Feedly is an RSS feed reader that helps you keep an eye out for content online that's important to you. It can include social media feeds, YouTube videos, news sites, blogs, and more. It syncs with the Feedly Web app, so you can keep you with your daily reading from anywhere.
Flipboard curates content from your social networks and websites you like, from magazines to blogs, and turns them into stunning magazine-like digital pages. Flipboard absolutely shines on the iPad, where it first debuted, because it takes full advantage of all the possible swiping gestures with both visual and interactive grace. On the smaller iPhone, it's still quite elegant.
The iPhone app GAIN Fitness acts as a total workout buddy, coaching you through a fully customized exercise routine as often (or seldom) as you want. The free app comes preloaded with a variety of exercises for a complete body workout, and it's more than enough to keep you from getting bored week after week. Optional in-app purchases can add special workouts, like yoga.
No matter what app you use to book your travel arrangements or manage your frequent flier miles, you'll still want to pack GateGuru on your next trip to the airport. The free app is chock-full of suggestions and reviews pertaining to airports: food, retail, services, and even the amount of time needed to travel between gates and terminals. The next time you're stuck with a long layover and no idea if you can make it to the cleaner bathrooms by Gate B7, just consult GateGuru for some advice.
Speed, better search functions, and color-coded threading make the standalone Gmail iPhone app preferable to the built-in Mail app (where you can access Gmail). Google's Gmail app gives users another choice for managing email. It allows iPhone users to decide what they want in an email app. Do you value search capability over text displayed at readable sizes? Is it more important for your various email accounts to be managed in one app, as Mail arranges them, or would you rather have a dedicated app just for Gmail that looks more like Gmail on the Web, with color-coded threading? The Gmail app searches your entire email so much easier and faster than the pre-installed Mail app.
Apple users with a Google Drive account cheered earlier this year when a standalone Google Drive app finally arrived for iPhone. Previously, it was a chore to get at your Google documents from the tiny screen of an iPhone, using either third-party apps or a browser app, where functionality was awkward and limited. It's much easier to use via the free, official app from Google, so be sure to download it.
With beautiful, smooth, vector-based map animation, and accurate routing, Google Maps is our favorite map app for the iPhone. It's adept at pedestrian directions, car navigation, and local transit instructions where applicable. Beautiful satellite data and Street Views enhance an already excellent experience. Google Maps will get you where you need to go. If you live in an area serviced by Uber and have the Uber app installed, you can open it right from the Google Maps app when comparing route options.
Search giant Google has many excellent free apps (more than one is on this very list), but its namesake search app includes some pretty special features. It's no longer just for searching the Web, but more of a personal assistant. It can save your home and work addresses, for instance, to give you precise directions how to get back to those two locations from anywhere you are. It also has "cards" or customizable alerts that show the latest score of your favorite sports teams, up-to-date stock quotes, the weather forecast, and more. There's a lot to explore in this little app, and, considering it's free, you'll definitely get your money's worth. (Just be sure to toggle off location services when you don't need them to spare your battery!)
With more than 30 languages supported and generally impressive accuracy, the Google Translate app is one of the most remarkable programs you can load onto your iPhone. Most people probably won't need it too often, except when traveling or studying a language, but it can be amazingly useful in unexpected circumstances.
IMDb Movies & TV
"What was the name of that movie… the one with Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens?" The next time you can't remember the name of an actor, television show, or film (Short Circuit, by the way) IMDb saves the day. One of the handiest reference websites on the planet, IMDb never fails when it comes to looking up anything that has to do with TV, film, or Hollywood. The IMDb Movies & TV app also lets you find which movies are playing at your local cinema, and even purchase tickets. With an IMDb account (free or paid for Pro), the app provides even more features, like the ability to create a watchlist of movies you want to see.
Social photo app Instagram remains fabulously popular (despite the fact that it's now owned by Facebook). An ever-evolving toolset helps keep it relevant and fun. You can snap photos (or shoot short videos), edit them, and share them with the community; or just be a lurker and watch as others share slices of life from their day.
The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App (for iPhone)
The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App helps you squeeze some exercise into your day at an intensity level that's right for you. All you need is seven minutes (or about 11 if you add a warm-up and cool down) and a chair. Despite its name, the 7 Minute Workout App includes more workout options than just the seven-minute quickie. It has other premade routines, such as a Beginner 9 Minute Workout, The 21 Minute Cardio Blast, and a Core Workout. You can also create custom workouts by patching together any number of exercises the app contains, or you can complete a Smart Workout, which is built on the exercises that you've liked from previous workouts.
Much like the full website Kayak.com, the Kayak iPhone app is one of the best travel search and booking apps you'll find. Formerly, Kayak only performed searches without letting you pre-pay for flight, hotel, and car reservations—but no more. Now, you can book through Kayak (or occasionally a partner, but still without leaving the Kayak app), to get the best deals on airfare and many other travel arrangements. For complex travel needs in particular, Kayak is aces.
LevelUp is an iPhone and Android app that lets you make purchases using your credit card via QR codes that the app displays. Participating merchants simply scan the QR code on your screen, which initiates a credit card transaction, and you're on your way.
In this fast-paced, high-pressure world where business blends with the personal all too often, an app like LinkedIn's turns out to be pretty useful to have at your fingertips. If you've ever found yourself wanting to suggest a new potential connection to a friend, associate, or colleague, the LinkedIn app is the one you want. It's the central place where you can find all those "loose ties," the acquaintances that turn out to be the most valuable to your career advancement and overall success.
The free app and website MenuPages keeps a database of restaurant menus, with prices included. If you've ever gritted your teeth at online restaurant menus that omit prices, try MenuPages for unbiased information. Admittedly, MenuPages is not a great for every locale, but, in major U.S. cities, it's awesome—especially when Yelp's recommendations seem skewed by college students who give five-star ratings to fast-food burgers and less-than-fresh sushi. With MenuPages, you can make your own decisions about a restaurant's dishes and prices. The app and website won't give you much insight into quality, but it will help you quickly weed out places that are too pricey or don't serve the kind of food you have in mind. It's also useful for ordering take-out.
The website and service Mint.com helps you keep detailed accounts of your finances by connecting to all your financial accounts (and then some) and tracking all the money you earn and spend. The Mint.com iPhone app extends the experience so users can keep an eye on their spending better while on the go. The app gives you deep insight into how you're spending your money and whether you're sticking to the budget you've created in Mint. It's one of the best personal finance apps you'll find.
The free app Onavo Extend compresses data automatically to help you reduce data usage on your phone. In other words, it will save you money if you typically exceed your mobile service plan's data allotment. Additionally, anyone traveling abroad with an iPhone should absolutely have Onavo installed. Learn the settings well, and watch your data usage decrease without you having to do anything else.
OoVoo is an ambitious little app. It supports video calls, voice calls, group video, and IM. And that's across a number of major platforms—iOS, OS X, Android, and Windows. Past experiences with video chat apps have taught us that more features does not necessarily equal a better experience if performance flags. Luckily, ooVoo delivers across the board. Super smooth communication makes this app shine. It's one of the few video chat apps on which you feel like you can have a real conversation.
The next time you share a photo from your iPhone with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your social media app of choice, try using the Pic Stitch app to make it a three-in-one…or a four-in one. This app lets you stitch different images together into one collage quickly and easily. It has tools for editing the photos as well. Pic Stitch gives your image-sharing efforts three or four times as much punch.
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all pictures of anything you find online or in your life. With the app on your iPhone, it's easy to snap photos in the real world and upload them to your boards. You can watch what others are pinning on Pinterest, and sometimes, the items are for sale and can be purchased by following a link out to the retailer's site. It's a great tool for collecting and browsing images of things you like or that inspire you
QuizUp (free) is a social iPhone trivia game with an impress array of more than 250 quiz topics that amount to 150,000 questions. You can play against strangers or challenge a friend, and games are fast, wrapping up in about a minute or so.
Runtastic, despite its name, is a comprehensive activity-tracking app. You can use it for not only running, but also cycling, walking, hiking, kayaking, and a whole bunch of other activities. I love the data it outputs as well as the interface. While I do recommend dedicated runners and fitness enthusiasts pony up the $4.99 for the paid version of this app, Runtastic PRO, the free one is actually pretty awesome. Sure, you'll miss out on a few features, such as auto-pause (for when you're running on streets with stoplights), but the free app delivers all the basics and then some.
Seamless – Free Food Delivery & Takeout Service
The Seamless iPhone app lets you place an order for delivery food without all the miscommunication problems inherent in calling in your dinner by phone. Online menus and pre-paid bills make Seamless a much better ordering solution for both hungry people and restaurant owners. Everybody wins. Well, almost everyone. The one hesitation I have about including Seamless on this list is that it's only available in a limited number of major cities: Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC. It's a shame that it's not available in more places, but, for the millions of people who do live in those areas, Seamless is a convenient and wonderful app to have.
Seed Mail is an email client app, and it's really good. It connects to multiple webmail and Exchange accounts to give you a unified view of all your messages, if that's what you want. You can also view just one email account at a time. Even better, it includes the related calendar and contacts sections of those email services, too. In other words, you can read all your mail from any of your accounts and then switch to your Gmail calendar without ever leaving the app. Seed Mail is speedy and comes without any gimmicks. It's a wonderful free app.
If you hear a song and don't know what it is (or for the life of you, can't remember who sings it)—Shazam to the rescue! Launch Shazam and hold it as close as you can to the speakers, then let her rip. Within a few seconds, the app will tell you the title, artist, and sometimes even find the album art, too. Shazam is a whiz with most radio-play songs, new and old, originals and covers, but it occasionally gets stumped by obscure b-sides
Need to find a specific person in your network in a hurry? Smartr Contacts provides great search functionality across your many address books, including your iPhone Contacts, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, and Gmail. The iPhone app Smartr Contacts hooks into all those different contact lists, and it's designed to be more useful for searching than for browsing.
Music-streaming service Spotify formerly had a lot of locked-down features in its iPhone app for people who were not paying subscribers to the service. Not so any more. A recent update to Spotify's iPhone app now allows anyone to listen to an artists, playlist, or album in shuffle mode (and with intermittent audio ads).
If, like me, you are not happy with the way Apple broke out podcast functionality from its Music and iTunes apps and into its own Podcast app, the Stitcher Radio is the app for you. It's a great alternative for keeping up with all your audio shows. You can stream your shows or download them for offline listening. You'll hear the occasional advertisement and see small ads on some screens, but not too often.
Runners and cyclists who thrive on competition love Strava. After a major overhaul and release, this free app is better than ever, pitting you against other users to see who can complete various segments fastest. If the thrill of getting into the top ten on isn't your thing, this is not the app for you. But athletes looking for a competitive boost may find their Strava addiction hard to kick.
If you tweet, download the free Twitter app. If you don't tweet and have been on the fence about joining the masses, the iPhone app makes it easy and convenient to get on board the 140-character social network, or to be a silent lurker. It's true that since iOS 5, a lot of Twitter functionality is now directly integrated into the iPhone so you more easily can tweet photos or links that you want to share. But you still need the Twitter app (or another Twitter client) to read tweets, learn when other people mention you, and fully participate in the social experience.
Beer enthusiasts have flocked to Untappd to keep track of the brews they drink and their tasting notes. The app also lets you save beers you'd like to try, see reviews from other beer fans, look up nearby watering holes, and more. The app itself could use some improvement, but the community and database of brews is fantastic and make it one of the best apps a hobbyist beer-drinking can have.
WebMD is much more than a diagnosis app, although you certainly can use it to input symptoms you are experiencing and find some clues as to what's ailing you. It also contains listings for healthcare professionals and pharmacies in your area, as well as first-aid guides—simple instructions for dealing with an emergency that everyone should have accessible to them at any time. This free reference app is one you hope you don't need, but the moment you do, you'll be glad you downloaded it.
Wickr is a secure messaging app that destroys messages after a set period of time. The app compares cryptographic hashes of phone numbers and email addresses in order to find other users. Neither your phone number nor email address is ever in Wickr's hands, neatly side-stepping the problem of messaging services amassing huge amounts of personal information by copying your contact list in order to find other users. Though the app rightly puts security first, Wickr is easy enough to use for your everyday messaging.
The most comprehensive review app, Yelp turns out to be an invaluable tool for finding businesses nearby, especially when you're in a town you don't know well. Yelp's mobile app has helped me find a hairdresser when I was in a pinch in Washington DC, and a suitable lunch while driving through Ohio (shout-out to Moreland Hills!). Need to find an acupuncturist in Austin? Or the most popular coffee shop in Charlotte (emphasis on "popular" and not necessarily "best," by the way)? Yelp's the app to do it.
Formerly, YouTube came preinstalled on iPhones, but that's no longer the case. If you buy a new iPhone 5 , you'll want to install the YouTube app so that you can get quick access to all kinds of videos, from movie trailers to tutorials. I've relied on YouTube on my iPhone to figure out so many things in life that I am too embarrassed to ask someone else to teach me, from how to install additional RAM on my laptop to how to knit in the round. I thank my lucky stars it's free.