I purchased my iPhone mid-2008. Since then, I downloaded a number of apps out of necessity and for my own entertainment. Unfortunately, the stingy side of me only looks for apps that I could install for free. So my list mostly consists of free apps out there. I’ve discovered though that even if it comes free, it doesn’t mean that it’s lacking in quality. But as soon as I have the budget for it, I’ll definitely check out the apps with the price tags.
The Best iPhone Apps
1. Flixster – If you’re a movie-lover who frequently visits the cinemas like myself, this is a must-have. You can check the showtimes, view upcoming movies, read reviews, watch trailers, and go to links to three major movie websites. What more could you ask for?
2. Pandora – Tired of your iPod playlist? This is perfect for discovering new tunes you might enjoy, or for simply passing the time. You can create your own radio station based on your own music preferences.
3. AroundMe – You have this app to thank for if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. It makes it so much easier to locate bars, restaurants and such with this app around. Really handy during out of town trips.
4. Four Free – If I have to include one game in this list, this would be it. Never gets old and real addicting. Beating the Hard level is challenging and you find yourself strategizing to win. Not bad for a time-passer.
5. LOLDogs – Guaranteed to put a smile to your face, if not laughing out loud. Even if you’re not a dog person, you will want to keep this app in your phone because browsing through these dog pictures in hilarious situations will surely cheer you up.
The Worst iPhone Apps
1. FakeACall – This may do it for some people but I don’t see the need for it. Pretending to get a phone call as an excuse for anything is just absurd and pathetic. Plus, there were many complaints about this app not working properly.
2. Hold On! – Talk about a waste of time. If you get the longest time for holding the button, what does that make you? A person with a lot of time in his hands with nothing better to do.
3. Cow Toss – It actually claims that it’s one of the stupid apps out there. It’s self-deprecating warning makes it popular with some people but I would stay far far away from this app.
4. Flashlight – It is supposed to act as a handy tool in the dark but any white light from your iPhone will serve the same purpose.
5. Midomi – They said this is the inferior version of Shazam. It’s supposed to recognize music you’re singing or listening to but it didn’t work for me. It just keeps getting no results and I don’t know if it’s me or the program.