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For a new iPhone user, what basic apps do you recommend?

Or Apps that are a "must have"?


So Far, I have ESPN Scorecenter, imdb, paypal, stubhub, fandango, soundhound
 

chestvrg

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Tapatalk
Soundhound
Fring


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ericg301

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The beauty of the app store is that there are no "essential" apps - everyone has different needs and likes, so spend some time searching for apps that best fit your lifestyle.

Scroll through the top apps in each category, and check out the "featured" section of the app store to get a feel for the most popular apps.

Otherwise you'll get a thread of dozens of apps that may or may not be of interest to you.
 
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tomtendo

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Apps: The Weather Channel, SoundHound, FOX News (If you like Fox)
Games: DoodleJump, Angry Birds, Scrabble
 
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iHeartapple2

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Skyfire, XSysinfo, Skype, Evernote, Alarm Clock, Angry Birds, Infinity Blade, NBA Jam, Words with Friends, Instagram, iMovie, FatBooth, ZombieBooth, ToonPAINT, Find iPhone, Where to? , Flixster, Netflix, IMDb, iheartradio, TuneIn Radio, Ambiance, Apple Store, RedLaser, SnapTell, FieldAgent, Groupon, Google Translate,

Sorry I got a little carried away!:D
 
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CosmoPilot

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Pandora
Shazam
Apple Remote
Flight Control
Angry Birds
Cut the Rope
Plants vs Zombies
Light (flashlight)
Dictionary
Find iPhone
Bing
Google Earth
Google mobile App
Fandango
Facebook
The Weather Channel
Netflix
iBooks
Translate (Google's newest app)

These are my most used apps out of the hundreds I have.
 
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RebeccaL

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For me personally:

Kindle (Amazon kindle ebook reader)
Meebo (Multi IM)
Evernote (Note taking including voice and video notes)
Dropbox (syncs folders and files across pcs and iphone)
RTM (todo manager)
Remote (Apple remote)
Flashlight
Photoshop Lite (photo editor)
IMDB (movie database)
Google Mobile Searh
Find iPhone
Red Laser (barcode scanner, price comparison)

Note all the mentioned non-game apps are free :D

Games:

I do most of my gaming on my DSi and Wii but here are some good ones I play on the iPhone:

Angrybirds
Plants VS Zombies
The Sims 3 Ambitions
Zenonia 2
Across Age
Street Fighter IV
Mirror's Edge

The games are paid, unfortunately I have not found good free games.
 
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ksmith80209

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- InstaPaper: for saving/reading articles later
- Reeder: awesome feed reader
- Week Calendar: my new favorite "ical on crack" calendar
- ToDo by Appigo: for um, to do's
- Beejive: for IM
- SimpleNote: for simple cloud-synched notes
- My-Cast: great weather app
- 1Password: for storing logins & passwords securely
- DropBox: iOS client for the fantastic DropBox service
- Amazon Mobile: for price checking & ordering stuff
- Skype: for skyping
- Navigon: turn-by-turn navigation with traffic & speech
- Podcaster: for downloading & listening to podcasts (with push notification)
 
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nburwell

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It really all depends on what you're into doing on your phone. Some app recommendations would be:

Facebook
Tweetlist
Foursquare
Pandora
ooTunes
BillMinder
The Weather Channel
MLB At-Bat
TomTom U.S.A.
Open Table
Yelp
Words With Friends

I'm not a huge fan of gaming on my iPhone. But Angry Birds and Words With Friends are two addicting games that I make an exception for.
 
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Aneurin

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Dec 18, 2010
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My favorite:

Angry Birds - Games
Ninjump - Games
Google - Travel
FlytoMap - Navigation

will let more later...
 
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Gokunama

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Productivity
1. Week Calendar
2. Due
3. Todo (by Appigo)
4. Outliner
5. MomoNote
6. 1Password Pro
7. Instapaper

Games
1. Battleheart
2. Reckless Racing
3. Secret of Mana
4. UniWar
 
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harkal

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Dec 22, 2010
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My top 10

(in no particular order between them)

1. Twitter
2. Dropbox
3. SoundHound
4. Skype
5. miCoach
6. AutoSleep Music Timer
7. LED Light
8. AppShopper
9. SleepCycle
10. PayPal
 
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odelay

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

My faves:

Verbs - awesome google talk / AIM client.
Remember The Milk - the best task management I've used.
Adidas miCoach - the best running app I've used.
 
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johnadams

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I would recommend you to have "eWallet" and "Touch Notes" because both the app gives excellent result interms of Productivity.

Touch Notes will give you the flexibilty in taking notes in three different modes. You can take Finger notes, Keyboard notes and audio notes. Taking audio notes will help a lot.

eWallet helps me to store all my username and password information for pretty much everything. These are must have apps and certainly these apps will help.
 
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iLog.Genius

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Outlook.

Take iOS's default Mail.app, put in a folder. Then take that folder and bury it in another folder. If mail and appointments are part of your everyday life, you'll wonder why you put up with Apple's stock Mail.app for so long.

Edit: Just realized how old this ahead is...HAHAHA
 
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TheAppleFairy

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The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
Outlook.

Take iOS's default Mail.app, put in a folder. Then take that folder and bury it in another folder. If mail and appointments are part of your everyday life, you'll wonder why you put up with Apple's stock Mail.app for so long.

Edit: Just realized how old this ahead is...HAHAHA


I went with Outlook for about 6 months, just because of the ability to push gmail. I decided to go back to the stock iOS mail app when I got my Apple Watch, because to me it's a better interface.
 
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Spark
Calandars
Alien Blue
Flipboard
Winderlist
Omnicast
Uber
Stocard
Whatsapp
Cycles
Pushbullet
Goodreader
Parcel
Crystal
Omnistat
 
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Skylitfly

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My recommendations.

Essentials:

Google Maps
Spotify
Shazam
WhatsApp
YouTube
Pinterest
Instagram
Flipboard/Feedly
Facebook and Messenger
DropBox/Google Drive
Banking app for your bank.


Other:

Pixelmator
VSCO Cam
Live GIF (for iPhone 6S)
Darkroom
Hyperlapse
iMovie
Office/iWork
Garageband
Genius Sign
Scanner Pro

Games:

GTA:SA
Transistor
Monument Valley
Entwined Challenge
Alto's Adventure
Fotonica
Does not commute
Leo's Fortune
Badland
 
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