Best iPhone Apps To Have In 2013

Best iPhone Apps

Your Apple iOS running smartphone will be worthless without its applications, in particular, the best iPhone apps. If you are new to using the iOS, then you will certainly have difficulties separating app wheat from app chaff.

The Apple’s App Store houses approximately 80 gazillion applications and with the multitude of choices selecting the best applications for your phone can be a daunting task.

If you want an insightful advice, then you have definitely come to the right place! We are here to help you sort out the best applications for Apple iOS. In this article, we will discuss with you some of the best iPhone apps that are worth downloading and using this year.

Most of these applications are not new (in fact, you might already have some of them), but they’re certainly very useful and, more importantly, almost all of them are free of charge. These top picks serve as a reference and if you think there’s anything that we missed, then feel free to share your own thoughts.

Most people nowadays install social networking sites on their cell phones including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Gmail. Some users also prefer to use other amazing applications such as Apple’s remote app for iTunes, Kindle, Shazam, and many more.

Best iPhone Apps


dropboxWith this application you will be able to access all your docs, videos, photos, and other data stored in your cloud. As a matter of fact, it enables you to backup your iPhone files too.



If you want to send your files to other PCs or cell phones, you could do so with this app. You just need to bump them together physically. It’s that simple!

Google Maps


It has an interface very similar to that of Gmail, but this application focuses more on giving directions. This is actually helpful if you are driving in an unfamiliar road. It gives you turn by turn directions, and checks subway times.



Using this helpful app, you no longer have to remember all your different passwords for different websites you use. Instead, you will be able to store your passwords all in a safe place.



This app is especially for individuals who check out Wikipedia website several times a day on their phone or computer. Well, if you’d like features such as table of contents for pages, an iPhone friendly layout, etc. then use this great app.



This is a perfect substitute for Safari browser as it brings desktop features to your iPhone.

YouTube Capture

youtube capture

This app lets you instantly upload captured video on YouTube. YouTupe Capture only works in horizontal recording. It won’t start unless you set the phone horizontally.

Imo Messenger

imo messenger

Tired of using different apps to chat through Google Talk, Facebook, Skype, or AIM? If so, this great app offers an all-in-one solution for everything related to chat and VOIP services.

Find My iPhone

find my iphone

Losing a cell phone, especially an iPhone, isn’t something you can forget easily. With this app and another iPhone (or iPad), you could easily track the location of your stolen or lost device on a map.


myfitness pal

Health and diet conscious individuals would love this app. It has a calorie counter that automatically calculates the total calories for every food you eat. It features a large food database and also a diet tracker.



Songza is a music streaming app that can be a perfect alternative to Spotify and Pandora. Enjoy high quality audio!




If you are tired of using Apple’s Notes, this app is absolutely for you. It has a professional design, and you could easily access your notes on every device using its cloud feature.



This iPhone app instantly turns your phone into a flashlight. It also comes with a dimmer and a compass.

Brian is a tech blogger. In his latest Mac antivirus software reviews he shares some helpful information about Mac security tools.

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Felix Lee - April 14, 2013

Aside from the different social media apps, the other must-have for me is the dropbox. I usually synced in my data on dropbox from time to time. I also love that “Find my iPhone” app since I often misplace my phone.

    Brian - April 16, 2013

    Hi Felix,

    I’m glad you find the apps useful. Thanks for leaving comment.

Dan - April 14, 2013

I do not own an Iphone but I use some of this apps such as Dropbox and Evernote. Great list. I will show this article to my best friend that owns an Iphone. I am sure he will find it interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    Brian - April 16, 2013

    Hi Dan,

    I hope your friend likes the post and finds it useful.

Aayna - April 15, 2013

Truly, these are the amazing apps which one should surely have in the year. My personal liking goes with Google map, Evernote and Myfitness pal. I love these apps to the core. They are great things to be in touch with, Thanks for the share.

    Brian - April 16, 2013

    Hi Aayna,

    I appreciate your kind comment.

Olivia Slater - April 16, 2013

it is best list of apps, i use dropbox to access and share my files with iphone, Wikipanion amazing layout a great app for improve your knowledge, new web experience, so easy to Capture videos and direct to upload on my youtube account, imo messenger all in one social chat platform. thanks Brian Cooper for your app list. which one app do you use it daily for your productivity?

    Brian - April 16, 2013

    Hi Olivia,

    I’m so glad you liked the list.

    To answer your question I should say that I use Chrome daily to explore new ideas and concepts related to web and technology.

Simona - April 16, 2013

Most of these applications I`ve already given a try and have worked wonderfully. Still, there is one that I am curious about and want to find out more: 1Password. I am so bad at remembering passwords and this would help me deeply but isn`t this a risk of having your accounts hacked?

    Brian - April 16, 2013

    Hi Simona,

    1Password is the exact app you need. You should definitely give it a try! And don’t worry there is no risk involved, just don’t forget the Master password.

      Simona - April 16, 2013

      God forbid that ever happened! Thanks for the info, I`m gonna give it a try.

Fatima - April 17, 2013

Wow! This is a great collection of apps but most of them are already in use since last 2 years. Thanks for the update anyways; will surely try the untried.

    Brian - April 17, 2013

    Hi Fatima,

    Yes, most of these apps have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean they’re no longer cool and useful to have in 2013, especially for those who recently bought an iPhone and are new to these apps.

    Anyway, thanks for your comment.

Harman - April 30, 2013

Awesome collection of the most worthy apps!
You forgot to highlight Facebook, the apps without which today’s life is really boring.

Daniel - May 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing such a awesome list of iPhone apps, I highly appreciate your efforts in sharing such useful apps.

Horace Clarke - June 6, 2013

Really these are some of the amazing apps one can use. Google Map is one of my favorite iPhone app. Find comprehensive, exact as well as easy-to-use roadmaps along with built-in Google search, speech guided turn-by-turn routing, Road View, public transit guidelines and more. Use Google directions to find good eateries, ingest, go shopping as well as enjoy, along with scores as well as opinions through folks anyone rely on.

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