I have reached the point where there are so many things I rely on daily with my iPhone, that I find it a real struggle if I have to go a day without one of them.
I thought I’d review my top 6 free apps – the ones I just can’t live without! There is so much to choose from in the App Store that it’s sometimes a struggle to know what apps to get. If you’re looking for some great apps to help you through every day life, here are my top 6.
1. Facebook Messenger – Text For Free
It’s just easier in general for socialising in person. You can message eachother for free (provided you have internet connection), arrange group chats, post your location, see if people are responding immediately, and contact people even if you don’t have their number.
2. Hop – Declutter Your Inbox
Hop takes the hassle out of keeping on top of several emails. It works in iCloud, Gmail, AOL and Yahoo. Like messenger, you can see when someone is replying to you. You can choose what notifications you want to receive – so you can be notified of what’s most important to you. It’s quite simply, brilliant.
3. Evernote – Sync ‘To Do’ Lists
The best thing about Evernote, as with Wunderlist, is its ability to sync across all your devices keeping your task manager up to date. The app is free, has great search capabilities, and strong organisational design. You can also leave yourself audio notes, which is a great addition.
I covered this app in my previous article, ‘Top 5 iCloud Apps for Organisation’.
4. AP Mobile – Collate your News – Global and Local
AP Mobile is a great app allowing you to personalise your news stories – choose which publications you trust, receiving local, national and international news stories. It also has sports or business sections (unlike CNN mobile). This app offers more news, and faster communication of breaking news. It’s the only news app you need.
5 . Kindle – For The Kindleless
That’s right. You don’t need to own a kindle to get access to over a million online books and newspapers in the Amazon app store. With all the great features of kindle, you can tap text to alter font size to improve your reading experience. And the ability to sync the app with your computer means you’ll never lose the page you were on.
6. TuneIn Radio – Every Station Imaginable
Perhaps they don’t have every station imaginable, but they do have over 40,000 radio stations, including some of the less obscure, niche stations. It tells you the name of the song currently playing so you always know what you’re listening to, My favourite feature is the ability to pause and rewind live radio.