Some apps are just plain silly, pointless and a complete waste of time, while some other apps make you wonder how you have survived without them all this while. With over 425,000 apps and counting in the AppStore, it can be a daunting task selecting apps worthy of your beloved iPhone springboard. Here is my list of must-have iOS apps – the top 10 apps I just can’t do without. Hopefully, you will find some of them useful as well.
My List Of Must-Have iOS Apps
1. OliveTree BibleReader
This Biblereader app is beautiful, loads super fast with a neat UI that lets you simply enjoy your spiritual experience while being in the 21st century.
2. Facebook for iPhone
This is a no-brainer. The Facebook app makes it really easy to connect with your friends on the go. Instant notifications for friend requests, messages, wall posts makes it easy to enjoy your facebook experience.
Interesting Twitter client which, in all fairness, is better and more intuitive than the official Twitter app. It has the ability to ‘MUTE’ people on your timeline.
Apple’s official ebook reader app comes with all the ‘coolness’ of the brand that is Apple. The ‘flip page’ design is just awesome and makes even people who would not normally read to turn a page or two.
5. Genius Scan
Okay, so this one has a story. I had to scan a document for my brother’s Visa application while I was far from civilization (okay; not so far really). All I had on me was my iPhone. Genius Scan did everything in 30 seconds and bailed me out of a really stressful situation. You just never know when this app will come in handy.
I can’t do without checking this app everyday. All the latest scoops on all sporting activities worldwide. You can set your favourite clubs, countries, sports and receive instant notifications on kickoff times, goals scored during live matches as well as final results.
7. IM+ Pro
This is a chat client for Yahoo, Facebook, Jabber, Gtalk, etc. The major highlight of this app is the animated emoticon. You can literally laugh for hours while watching the hilarious animations. Sadly, the animated emoticons are only on versions 5.2 and below. I don’t know why this was disabled in the latest app update.
8. Opera Mini
This just saves my data plan. It’s loads web pages really fast. Definitely a must have. The only glitch is that it doesn’t seem to connect to Opera servers when you’re using the MTN network.
9. VLC media player
This app lets you play all movie formats on your iPhone. It was pulled from the app store after the first version but you can still get it on the Cydia Store, if you go the jailbreak route.
10. Arsenal official app
What can I say? I’m an Arsenal fan! The app has the full squad list, complete with pictures and some videos as well as Arsene Wenger’s pre and post-match interviews (so that I can finally figure out what goes on in that old man’s head!). Sadly that doesn’t change the fact that Man U will probably still whoop my boys any day.
So there you have it. Let me know which apps you feel should have made the cut and please do not tell me that the Arsenal app should have been left out (I know).