apps everyone should have on their iphone

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You finally took the plunge and got yourself an iPhone. Awesome. You’ll quickly see how amazing this slick little device is. But take a stroll through the App Store and chances are you’ll find yourself just a tad bit overwhelmed. Considering there’s an app for, well, everything… how do you even know where to begin?Don’t worry about it. You’ve already begun just by reading this article. We dug deep, played with countless apps and came up with a list of nine amazing apps that you’ll most likely use on a regular basis or have at the ready, should the need arise. So get your iPhones ready, hit the App Store and dive into the nine iPhone Apps Everyone Should Download:


Find My iPhone

Strange that this one isn’t included with your iPhone, but it’s the best safety feature you can have. Tied into the iCloud, this app will let you find and control your iPhone, as well as other Apple devices including an iPad, iTouch or even Mac. (Tough to misplace that last one, though!) Just install this app on any device, enter your credentials and it will pinpoint the location of your iPhone. If you’re worried about someone stealing your lost phone and accessing all your data, the app features a remote locking aspect, as well as a way to remotely wipe your device to erase all personal data. You can also remotely play sounds or send text messages asking for someone to contact you about your lost phone.
Price: free on iTunes

Facebook

Yes their IPO tanked and they’re constantly making cosmetic changes to your profile, but Facebook is still the Biggest Gun in social media. With Facebook Places, updating your status on your iPhone is simple and even lets your friends know exactly where you are. An incredibly robust app, you can upload photos, send messages, add videos and write status updates, as well as check out what all your friends are up to, leaving comments and “likes” all over the place.
Price: free on iTunes

Evernote
You know an app’s off to a great start when it has a powerful elephant graphic for its icon! This award-winning app is one of the most versatile and useful apps you’ll ever download. What’s it do? Well, everything. Basically, Evernote can be used in an infinite number of ways. At its core, the app lets you take notes, save cool web pages, attach images, make lists and more. But it all syncs up with your other computers, smartphones and tablets so you can access your info anywhere, anytime. From shopping lists to recipes, you’ll save and organize everything in your life, and best of all, it’s all searchable.
Price: iTunes

The end of the month is here, and that means it’s time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. Who will be inducted? Who will unceremoniously get the boot?

Flare: It’s a video recorder app that records in High Dynamic Range. Which means it allows for a greater range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image to bring a more detailed look at the world. HDR videos take the stunning unreality of HDR photos to a whole ‘nother level

Tumblr 2.0:
Tumblr’s iPhone app, which used to suck, has been graced with a brand new interface that makes it brainless to use. Everything about 2.0 is smoother, simpler, and all around better. Writing an entry is easy-be it a photo post or just a reblog-and switching between multiple blogs is handled gracefully.

iWork:
Pages, Numbers, Keynote. It’s iWork on your iPhone. You can tweak documents you’ve created on your Mac or iPad, or make new ones with a buffet of characteristically nice-looking templates. It’s great: a full list of transitions for slides in Keynote; a variety of charts for data in Numbers; fonts for every occasion in Pages.

Tiny Tower:
A free 8-bit style game that lets you channel your inner landlord. You build floors on a tower to attract “bitizens” to live in it and then control their lives (manage, hire, give a job, evict). It’s like SimCity but actually fun.

Auto Corrector: There’s few things more maddening than typing something correctly on the iPhone and then having it ‘auto correct’ you into something completely different. Auto Corrector for iPhone is an app that lets you easily add words to your custom dictionary so your iPhone won’t turn ‘fuck’ into duck anymore.

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