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10 Useful iPhone Apps

While we’ve covered innovative iPhone applications, it’s hard to find uses for an app that imitates musical instruments. However, there are plenty of apps around that simply aim to make life as simple as possible.

EverNote (free)
One of the more impressive applications around, EverNote allows you to take notes, memos and reminders. But its biggest advantage is in its use of multimedia, allowing users to record notes by voice, post pictures and more.

Dropbox (free)
We swear by Dropbox, and for good reason. This nifty service allows you to share files across multiple devices, as long as an internet connection is at hand. This is especially useful for syncing documents and your favourite music. And if you’d like to access the file offline, simply add it to your list of favourites.

NetNewsWire (free)
This RSS reader application allows you to download your Google feeds in one go, making it extremely useful when you’re out of range of a network. All you’ll need is a Google account and you’ll be set.

SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder (free)
As the name implies, this little app lists all public toilets in your area, useful for those times when you need to go. Users are also encouraged to submit their own entries, with details such as number of cubicles.

WebMD (free)
While WebMD isn’t meant to be used as a replacement for a doctor, it’s a pretty practical tool nonetheless. From first-aid tips to a comprehensive list of symptoms, this little app is a handy educational tool.

AppBox Lite (free, $1.99 for Pro)
Like a Swiss Army Knife, this app contains plenty of mini-apps in one convenient package. With a tip calculator, mirror, currency converter and more, this is worth a download.

MealSnap ($2.99)
One of the more innovative apps around, MealSnap allows you to take photos of your food, giving a rough estimate of the calorie count in the process. While it’s not perfect, this is worth a purchase if you’re serious about your diet.

WhatsApp ($0.99)
WhatsApp has garnered plenty of attention over the last few months – and for good reason. The app allows you to send messages to other WhatsApp contacts, making great use of push notifications. Furthermore, you simply need your contact’s cellphone number, just as you would with an SMS.

Skype (free)
The world’s most popular internet telephony service just had to make it onto the list, allowing you to chat with loved ones from around the world. And the ability to let the app run in the background makes all the difference.

Free App A Day (free)
If you’ve been browsing the App Store for any length of time, you’ll notice that some paid apps occasionally go free. Of course, tracking these applications can be a mission, so that’s where Free App A Day comes in. So if you’re looking for the latest free deals, this should be your first stop.

Article by Hadlee Simons – Source: iafrica.com

Tagged as , , , , + Categorized as Tech Update


  • Nix says

    May 12th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    You have to love apple, next they’ll have an app to make money out of air

  • TechChick says

    May 12th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    That is if you own one……

  • Jamie Frank says

    May 12th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I love my BlackBerry but I’m def missing out on the iPhone games!

  • Chris B says

    May 21st, 2011 at 5:46 pm


    Bloomin’ marvellous and they’re one of YOUR clients

  • Chris B says

    May 21st, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    SimpleNote (free): your notes in sync across iphone, mac (free dashnote), windows (I’m sure), ipad, BB at all times. Edit on any device, changes are there on the other when u next look.

  • The Papa Lime says

    May 25th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Hey Chris!

    Thanks for the advice. There are enough apps out there to write about one a day for the rest of our lives! It’s always good to hear what other people use, though.




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