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Ten Must Have Iphone Applications

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 10:29 PM on December 27, 2010

I suspect that many people have gotten Iphones for Christmas, after doing the set up the first thing you want to do is install some applications. You click on the Application button on the Iphone and then you freeze, because you have no idea which ones are the best. You could go by the top 25 list, but remember these are the top 25 most popular, not the top 25 best applications. You can also go by how applications are rated, however people are more likely to a rate an application negatively they dislike then they are to do a positive rating of one they love. The best way to find out which applications might be best for you is to ask your social circle both on line and off which applications they like best and why. This is my top 10 list of applications for the Iphone.

  • Sharing Pictures
    Instagram (Instagram) Take a picture or choose one from your album. Add a filter if you want . Pick the social site you want to send it too, click Done and that’s it
  • Social Media
    Twitter Application There are dozen of Twitter applications for the Iphone. If you have a favorite Twitter desktop application there is probably a matching Iphone application. However if you are looking for something simple you can’t beat the official Twitter application.
    Facebook Application Unlike Twitter there are not a lot of Facebook applications, there are some, but despite its shortfall the official Facebook application is still the best.
  • Business or Twitter Power User
    Hootsuite
    If you have multiple accounts or are trying to keep track of statistics then I would go with Hootsuite
  • Notification
    Boxcar If you like to be notified when ever a message comes in to you from Twitter, Facebook, Email, Growl and RSS then Boxcar is the application for you
  • Storage
    Dropbox Need to share files between your computer and the Iphone. View those files on the Iphone. Then Dropbox is the application for you. This does require you too have Dropbox account. You can get one for free that gives you 2GB of storage.
  • Notetaking
    Plain Text Plain Text is a simple note taking application that sync directly with Dropbox. Unlike the default note taking application Plain Text allows you create folders.
  • Rss Reader
    Reeder One of the first things you will notice about Reeder is that it looks good. The second thing you will notice is it is easy and intuitive to use. Allows you to favor and share with your favorite social sites. Send to Instapaper, Pinboard and Readitlater. It does sync with Google Reader, so if you don’t use Google Reader this may not be the application for you.
  • Music
    Pandora Pandora is a great way to listen to music that you like but may not own.
  • Games
    Angry Birds Ok Angry Birds is really a must have, but it sure is fun.
  • Voice Recorder
    Italk
    Looking for a way to do high quality recordings then Italk is the place to start. Easy to use . Gives you high quality recordings which you can email or with the use of Italk sync you can sync it directly to your computer.

Whether you like an application or not is often a matter of personal preference. For me these are the ten applications that I can’t do without. Most of them are also available on the Ipad and Itouch. As I said before the best way to find a good application is to ask people you trust what they like.

One Comment

  1. From mace at 3:59 am on December 28, 2010

    Pet peeve #1. It’s an iPhone, not Iphone.