Just got my iPhone 5, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by SRLMJ23, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    I know I am late and what not at picking one of these up BUT I am a medical resident, and even though, yes I am a doctor…we residents do not get paid so its tough to stay ahead.

    Anyway, any great apps designed for the iPhone 5 I should be getting etc…??

    By the way, I am on an AT&T iPhone 5 32gb LTE.
  2. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Err... This is tough to answer. Is this your first ever smartphone? What sorts if things do you like to do on your phones? I can suggest a handful of apps that you may think are worthless simply because they don't interest you.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    There's this really great app Apple made called...the App Store.

    In that magical app there are suggestions and recommendations that any new iPhone owner would like.


    There is this marvellous thing called...Google.

    You type into it something like;

    Top iPhone 5 apps, and poof! Just like magic, list appears.
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2013
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Enjoy it!!

    I went to the S3 and can't wait to get back to the iphone
  5. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2013
    Browser the functions of iphone 5 like buttons, cameras,and other performances. Then you should sync the contents from your old phone like contracts, music files.After that, try to download some must-have apps.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
  7. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Pandora for music, VEVO for music videos, just two i open every day.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    First off, congrats and good luck on your residency. You're in a demanding field that is only going to get tougher in the years to come and I applaud you for taking it on.

    I really like media, so I always have the standard video apps installed (Netflix, Hulu+, HBO Go, and my personal favorite Plex which works phenomenally well with Airplay to my Apple TV). I find the Podcast app very useful and it keeps me up-to-date with Adam Carolla's network of shows, and I use iBooks for e-reading.

    I use Splashtop pretty extensively to connect back to my computer at home to manage my...er, downloads. Find my iPhone is another useful app especially if you have multiple Apple devices, and Google Drive since I use that extensively on all my computers.

    The myAT&T app is quite useful but I recommend turning off notifications because they can be obtrusive. I use my Chase banking app for depositing checks which is cool, and then the Starbucks app for loading my card up and buying coffee and stuff.

    I'm not a big game player on my phone but my favorites are Words with Friends (zombiepete if you want to play a game), Zynga Poker, and Strategery.

    Those are the ones I find useful. Outside of apps, a bumper would probably be a good idea for you being a resident during all those sleepless nights when you're more prone to dropping your phone. Hope that helps to get you started and again, good luck with your residency!
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    - Feedly if you read RSS
    - Facebook
    - Facebook Chat
    - Banking App
    - YouTube
    - Camera+ if you want some more camera control and to add some effects to photos.
    - Instagram - Like Camera+ but is also a very popular social network for photo sharing
    - Pandora for music
    - Skype - If you use Skype
  10. macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
    there are some awesome anatomy apps but they are quite pricey
  11. macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    Tips, tricks, shortcuts, suggestions, & experienced counsel all from a most savvy writer--iPhone, The Missing Manual by David Pogue: http://amzn.to/Znwp3S

    Truly, well worth the price, may save a bit of angst, and makes for a most enjoyable experience.
  12. macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2012
    Tapatalk to browse forums in iphone screen.

    Reeder best rss reader.

    Mctube pro to download youtube videos in all qualities.

    Whats app to chat with your friends by phone numbers.

    Multi edit to connect your contacts with thier Facebook account and remove duplicates and merge contacts.

    Documents is best free file manager.

    Scanner mini is free document scanner.

    Gplayer to play almost any video ,audio formats and movies with subtitles.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2013

    I would try real racing 3. It's free and it has awesome graphics..
  14. macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2013
    Spotify is awesome of music. It is a 10 dollar monthly subscription tho.
  15. macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2012
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    Sorry guys, just to clear things up…I have had every single iPhone made so yes I've had a smartphone before, haha.

    Thank you to all who responded, and a special thanks to those who wished me well in my residency!!

    To the few rude people, of course I know how to search for apps, but I was talking about apps that maybe DON'T show up in say the top 5 apps. Apps that people have found useful but may not yet be super popular!

    Thanks again guys!!!
  17. macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012
    Wrapp - Send free coupons.
    Shazam for finding unknown music
    8tracks, music playlists
    Camwow is nice
    Lately I've been playing Candy Crush lol

    There you go. If you find anything interesting, post it back up here k? I just got my iPhone as well and looking for awesome apps too
  18. macrumors 68020


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    ....youve had every iteration of the iPhone and an iPad...what??
  19. macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Hookt, Google Chrome and maps, Evernote, yelp especially the monocle feature, YouTube, wiki web, anything passbook related maybe of interest.
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    Yes sir, I have had the original iPhone through the iPhone 5. With the iPad I have had the original, the second, skipped the 3rd, and now have the 4th…all of them I had with 3G/LTE + WiFi.


    For people looking for Apps…

    One App I LOVE is the Cards App by Apple. You can make awesome cards for whomever, and whatever. The cards are printed on high quality paper and look gorgeous, personally I think they are way better than any Hallmark card…just my opinion.

    They have now updated the Card App with 35 Mother's Day themes so I will definitely be using that to create my mothers day card. For such high quality the price is low, I believe 2.99 and they do everything…print it and ship it. Usually takes about a week, so keep that in mind if you are going to send a card to someone and needs to be time specific.

    I'd love to hear more from people...
  21. macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2012
    Phone drive is a file manager with ability to send files between two iphones via bluetooth or wifi ,iphone and pc and iphone and cloud. 0.99$
  22. macrumors newbie

    Hamodi Alhaj

    Apr 18, 2013

    Nice choice, the IPhone 5 is the best , you are so lucky to have one . The app store is the place where you can download the apps . :)

    Good luck !!

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