Whether you’re still using your old iPhone 4 or 4s or you’ve upgraded to the brand new iPhone 6, you need apps. Without them, the iPhone is simply an expensive tool to call your mom and dad. Let’s take a look at a list of the most popular and best iPhone apps of this year.
Best Photo App – VSCO Cam
Undoubtedly, the best iPhone camera app is VSCO Cam. You will be surprised at the photos your camera takes with this app; it has great editing options and also some cool filters. When it comes to smartphone photography, it’s the only app to have! The best thing about it is that it’s completely free.
Best Workout App – RunKeeper
This app is a keeper! No matter what type of workout you prefer (be it running, gold, fitness or boxing), this app will be tracking your every move, record it and analyze it. We believe that it is the best workout app at the moment!
Best Games and Dating Apps
Two of the most popular games of 2014 were Flappy Birds and 2048, both free. If you’d like a more complex game, then the paid ones are for you. We highly recommend Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.
When it comes to dating, the only app you should ever get is Tinder. The best way to meet people for friendship or dating. Keep in mind that it only works with a Facebook account.
Best Weather App – AccuWeather
The best weather app for iPhone (trust us, we’ve tried them all) is AccuWeather. It’s pretty much the most accurate and the easiest to comprehend, because nobody wants to spend more than 2 minutes on a weather app, do they? In and out!
Whether you like Google or not, there is no way around it, so Google maps is still a must-have app. GPS and navigation is made easy with this app, and it’s free! You should know that it’s become much more stable than last year and it’s actually quite helpful.
Best News App – Circa News
Forget watching TV or listening to the car radio for news! With Circa News, you get the latest and most important news right on your smartphone. The best thing about Circa News is that it manages to break down each piece of news into bite-sized snippets, which is extremely helpful when you only have time to browse the most important headlines.
Best Texting App – WhatsApp
The best app for sending text messages, along with emoji, videos and photos is WhatsApp. It works over Wi-Fi or cellular and it’s fun and easy to use. Another popular and good texting app is the Facebook messenger one, which works only if you have a Facebook account. Twitter is still insanely popular and if you’re not on it, we suggest you give it a try.
Misc Apps That You Shouldn’t Download
Now that we’ve taken a look at some apps that you should definitely download, here are a few apps that there is no need for you to get them. There are tons of new apps for calendar, music, ringtone, email, scanner, video and other similar items. But to be honest, your iPhone is good enough without them. The iPhone calendar app is great and ringtones are so 2008!
We’re happy that Apple introduced a built-in flashlight with iOS 7 in 2013, because those iffy flashlight apps were a threat to our privacy. Think about it, why would a flashlight app want access to your contacts?
Most apps in the iTunes store are optimized for iPhone 5, but the vast majority work on older models of iPhones. What is your favorite app?