What’s an iPhone without a million apps? Here at Web Africa we’re addicted to app downloading. Here are nine of our favourites. Let us know what your favourites are in the comments below.
The free Gmail app is much better than the Apple mail one, with great UX design and features such as a priority inbox, archive and undo actions.
If you’re into social media, then you need to download Flipboard, which becomes your own personal social magazine, filled with stories that you are interested in, garnered from your Facebook and Instagram friends and Twitter stream.
Anyone who has ideas or needs to store information on the go should download Evernote, which is the cloud version of a notebook. Back up your notes online, so even if your phone is stolen you don’t lose anything.
If you download just one photography app, choose Camera+. You can take photos in the app, with touch exposure and focus, a stabiliser, timers and zoom, and you can also edit photos and add filter effects.
Share your Camera+ edited photos with the world on Instagram, an online photo sharing and social networking service that has over 100 million users. Each photo is cropped into a square shape and you can choose from a number of filters and effects to
6. Google maps
Apple maps are notorious for inaccuracies (I myself have had some near accidents turning the wrong way down one-way road following Apple maps’ directions). Google Maps is a far superior option, with better quality maps, clean interface and vocal step-by-step directions (so you don’t have to look at your phone while driving).
Use this nifty app (formerly known as Read It Later) for saving links that you’d like to look at later using a bookmarklet, which works with browswers and more than 300 other apps. Pocket downloads the articles so that you can read them later without having to be online.
Rather than having to remember different passwords for all your accounts (or using one universal password that opens yourself up to security risks), use 1Password to store all of your passwords securely. The app saves your web usernames and passwords and other important information and locks your data behind a four-digit unlock code and a master password, and syncs with your desktop computer.
Ever heard a song playing on the radio or out a bar that you love but don’t know the name of? With Shazam, you just hold your iPhone near to the music source while the app listens and tells you in seconds what song is playing.
What are your favourite iPhone apps?