Choosing an iPhone as your mobile device is just the first step in going mobile. The next step determines your satisfaction on the journey. It involves selecting your applications, called “apps,” to download. These apps are what bring “life” to your smart phone, giving it functionality while giving you flexibility and enjoyment of it.
Get recommendations to save time
However, the array of apps available from the App Store is rather overwhelming. You can search for apps that you think you’d enjoy, download them and test them out. This could take awhile. Or, you can begin by asking family and friends for their recommendations. This is what I did.
Consider free apps to save money
I then downloaded only the apps that were free to download. I figured I had already spent enough money on the phone and its monthly service contract.
Free apps to try first
After that, I tested each one on my phone a few times and deleted the ones I didn’t like. The result? A list of free apps that I enjoy and use regularly. Interestingly, most of these are from the recommendations that I received when I first got my iPhone. Here’s hoping this list will save you a lot of time and money as you begin your mobile journey, now, too.
- Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn for engaging in social networking.
- YouTube for checking, watching and sharing videos.
- Kindle for reading books, magazines and even newspapers on the go.
- ESV Bible for reading scripture any time, any where.
- Pandora Radio for steaming music that’s personalized to your tastes.
- Sticher Radio for listening to news, sports, talk and entertainment shows via local AM/FM stations and podcasts.
- Redbox for browsing and reserving movie or game rentals near you.
- Fandango or Movies by Flixster for finding movie reviews, trailers, show times and tickets.
- American Airlines and Southwest Airlines for researching times, fares and other travel-related information.
- Yelp for researching places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play along with reviews from locals.
- Countdown for counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to an event.
- RedLaser or TheFind for finding and comparing prices before buying a product.
- Tap&Track or Lose It for helping you to count calories and watch your waistline.
- Knocking for sharing what you are seeing with others via your phone’s video camera.
- HeyTell for communicating with others via a walkie-talkie instead of your phone’s minutes.
- Weather Channel for keeping abreast of forecasts and other weather-related events.
- USB Disk for backing up, but keeping handy, your smart phone’s – and even your computer’s – photos, video and important documents.
- Angry Birds for gaming fun that allows you to take revenge on green pigs for stealing eggs.
Source of this article is personal experience.