With over 800,000 apps available worldwide, it’s tempting to want to try every app that catches your eye. But let’s be honest, how many of those apps do you really need and many are just taking up space on your iPhone? iPhone users in different professions may find different apps more useful to them, but here we have compiled a list of the most useful iPhone apps for the every day use of your average Joe.
1) Evernote: This note taking app is far more powerful than the native note taking app and can be used for a wide range of tasks; quick notes, lists, or storing blog posts and articles. Best of all it syncs perfectly with all of your mobile devices!
2) Google Maps: Well, really any map app will do. Of course, the iPhone comes with Apple Maps included on the phone, but after a poorly executed launch many users still prefer Google’s version. And if you are a frequent user of public transportation, this is really the only way to go.
3) Social Media Apps (Facebook, Twitter): You didn’t think a social media agency was going to leave out social networking apps out a best apps list did you?! Facebook, Twitter, G+ are all must-have mobile applications for anyone who wants to stay connected.
4) Camera: OK, this one might seem obvious, but what could be more useful than the ability to take photos whenever, wherever you want to. Mobile applications like Instagram and Photoshop Express make it easy to spruce up your photos and easily share to your favorite social networking sites.
5) Astrid: This is one of the most popular to do apps in the iTunes Store and also one of the most powerful. You can sort tasks by category, priority and due date and it syncs perfectly with all your mobile devices. You can also set reminders and sync events with iCal.
6) Google Drive/ Dropbox: Have every file you could possibly need right at your fingertips. Each service has its pros and cons, but they are both equally easy to use. If you are a light user you can use the apps for free, but heavy users will want to purchase additional storage space.
6) Grocery IQ: A great way to keep track of all your groceries and stop yourself from impulse buys. The app allows you to save favorites or things you need on a regular basis. You can also input your store cards and the app will inform you of deals and digital coupons through its parent site, Coupons.com.
7) Yelp: Looking to try a new restaurant near work? Need to find a grocery store, quick? Want to buy flowers for your date? You’ll never have to worry about aimlessly drive around town again! Yelp provides reviews, recommendations, and directions to all the nearby hot spots.
8) Shazam: Have you ever heard a song, on the radio or in a restaurant, and you just can’t put your finger on what’s it’s called?Shazam can immediately identify a song that is being played and allows you to save it, so you won’t forget to download it later!
9) Open Table: Perfect for last minute dinner reservations, this app lets you save yourself a table straight from your mobile device.
10) Feedly: Now that Google Reader is in its last days, you’re going to need a new place to store your favorite sites and RSS feeds. Feedly is a beautifully designed news aggregator that compiles all over your favorite news feeds and content from your favorite websites in one easy to read location.
11) Pocket: See a cool article or blog post you want to read, but don’t have the time? Pocket is an easy to use browser extension that lets you save pages to read for later.
What are some of your favorite iPhone applications?