Friend Just Got an iPhone: What Apps Would You Recommend?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jw nyc, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine just got an iPhone 4 (first iPhone) and asked me what apps I'd recommend he start off with. I don't want to overwhelm him with too many right away so how would you guys answer this question. Which apps would be best and most useful to help someone appreciate the iPhone and it's capabilities?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not have him search based on his (or her) needs. Is he a game player, looking for some business apps, or enhance his experience.

    Given the incredibly high volume of apps, its impossible to recommend what they should get without knowing what the user wants to do with it.
     
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point. It's my brother's friend and he's in college but he simply asked for apps I couldn't live without now that I've gotten used to them.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Angry Birds or Flight Control for games. ToDo by Appigo for productivity.
     
  5. nicksmolenski macrumors regular

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    Appshopper is a good site that shows you their featured apps as well as temporarily discounted ones, etc.

    The iTunes store also has a Staff Picks section, and they usually have decent stuff there too.

    +1 for maflynn's suggestion as well.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Goodreader
    DropBox
    PicBox
    Photoshop Express
    Camera+
    MapQuest
    Sportacular
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Netflix
    Flixter
    Angry Birds
     
  7. milani macrumors 68000

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    Find my iPhone. It's amazing to me how many iPhone 4 owners don't know that this app exists, and, more importantly, that it is free.
     
  8. meatballs macrumors 6502

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    If he/she likes music then I'd recommend Spotify.
     
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    ScoreCenter (ESPN)
    FOX News
    iHeartRadio

    The possibilities are (nearly) endless...
     
  11. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Cosmos

    Wolfphram Alpha

    Square

    Shazam

    Fruit Ninja
     

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