I have long been a user of apple products. Our home has had a combination of windows and apple products for over 20 years. As a result my friends and family usually come to me when they have questions about apple products, in particular, questions about the iPhone. The most common question is a recommendation on cool apps to use with their new toy.
These are the apps I use everyday.
Spotify – My primary method of listening to music on my iPhone. I have the $9.99 per month plan which allows me to save playlists to my phone and listen offline. It works like Pandora if you listen to it in radio mode but the killer feature is the ability to search and listen to entire albums by your favorite artists. These albums can also be saved to your device for offline use (subscription users). Love. Love. Love this app.
C25k – Currently using it to get my butt of the couch and active.
Money Whiz – All my daily financials are done thru this app. They also have a Mac version for the home computer. Any changes are synced. I no longer use quicken. (I don’t have any crazy investments so this works for me).
ismoothrun – GPS app to track your physical activity. I use it for my runs. Very easy to use. I love the ability to send run information to most of the popular running and social sites. Tons of features I haven’t used yet like ghost running, targeted heart rate monitoring, cadences, intervals, integration with witherings, wahoo and tons of others. It can be used outside and inside. I’ve tried runkeeper, runmeter, and Nike+. In my book. No contest.
Tunein radio – this is TIVO for radio. I no longer worry about missing my favorite talk shows.
Photo sync – sends pics from phone to all the online sites but I love it because it allows me to send pics wirelessly to another iDevice or computer without having to enable photo stream.
Snapseed – Makes bad pics look great. Tons of presets. Very easy to use.
ESPN Sportscenter – Scores and news.
Quick Sleep 2 – I use this to play meditative sounds at night to help fall asleep. The sound of rain and distant thunder always works.
Pageonce – Scary to try but very useful. All bills and bank info updated real time in one place. Also includes utility bills like gas and water.
Onesafe – Nice password protection app. Store info on phone with secure password. If you’re really paranoid you can set up two different passwords for sensitive info like financial information or personal info.
Navigon – Long before the current apple mapgate I used navigon. I have a garmin navi but no longer carry it. This is my car GPS.
Tweetbot – My twitter app. @swshepdog (shameless plug).
Cleartune – Quick accurate tuner for musical instruments.
Onsong – I play guitar at my local church. This stores all of my songs. It allows me to change keys on the fly, auto scrolls and I can add set lists with ease. (Used more on my iPad).