People are going gaga over the recent release of iPhone 5. More individuals are getting into Apple iOS devices. I've been asked of this question all the time from my friends who are first-time users of iPhone or iPad devices. I don't mind answering them, really, but I think a blog would be a comprehensive response.
"What are the applications that I need to download?" Well, here's my Top 16 list of applications that made my life way easier. I came up with my list based on my usage. This list is not arranged in any order.
Viber. Viber is a free application. It allows you to call and text anyone around the world as long as you and the recipient have internet access. I am guessing the technology is through VoIP. By everyone, I mean everyone regardless if he has iOS or Android device.
iBooks. iBooks is a free app from Apple itself. It allows me to read my favorite ebooks and PDFs. For better reading experience, I recommend reading using your iPad.
. i-Clickr is used mainly for presentation. This will allow you to present using your iPhone/iPad and allow you to move around the stage. It gives me a lot of convenience and a certain high. The app does not cost much considering its usefulness. See my review here
ClickTheCity. This is a free application that works only in the Philippines. It gives you a guide in going around town such as movie, tv schedule guide, events, food delivery, and many others. I use this app whenever I want to check for movie schedules at the mall near me.
Navigon. Navigon is a GPS application that helps you navigate around the US. This app proved to be very useful. It does not require you to be connected to the internet. This saved me a lot of money from having data plan during my travel. It does, however, consume a lot of power. Make sure you have a car iPhone/iPad charger. Navigon app is a little pricey at $49.99 but it is way cheaper than buying your own GPS device. This, by the way, is a gift from a friend.
SimplePeriod. This is the app that I use to track my monthly friend. It also gives you a smart guess on certain days that you are fertile. This costs only $0.99.
Bump. Bump is a free app that I use when I share my contacts and photos to another phone. It is very easy to use and very cool.
Meriam-Webster Dictionary is a free app. I love it because of its capability to do audio pronunciations. If I find a word that I have difficulty reading or I'm not sure how to pronounce, I play the audio pronunciation.
. Frametastic is a free app that allows me to order and arrange my photos and place them in one page. This is how I am able to arrange the pictures in this post
Things. Things is a ToDo List scheduler. It costs only $9.99 and is also given to me as a gift. With this app, I get to plan what I need to do, want to go among many others.
mSecure. I am suspicious of password manager app that are free. Most of that suspicion were because of the Wikileak incidents. mSecure is an affordable Password Manager application at $9.99 only. This too was given to me as a gift. Why confuse yourself with too many password, right? This time, I only have to remember one. This is my most used app.
LexPrint. LexPrint is an application that I help come to reality in my profession. It is a free app that I still use when I want to print photos directly from my phone. If you want to print using your old printer (without AirPrint capability yet), this app will aid you. Although it is made and advertised only for Lexmark printers, it actually allows you to print to other printers too.
Gas Cubby is an app that costs only $2.99. I use this to track gas mileage and my car maintenance. Because of it, I know when I go beyond my budget for gas consumption. I like the app because it supports multiple vehicles.
IM+ is a free app. Of all the messenger app that I tried that support Google, this is the most reliable and user friendly. I use this when I need to be online in IM using my corporate account.
Convert Units is a free app that helps me convert units in a flash. It comes in handy when talking in miles instead of kilometers, inches instead of centimeters, pounds instead of kilograms, or Fahrenheit instead of Celsius degree. There are many other units supported too.
Goodreads is a free social network app. Every person who loves to read will love this app. It has book reviews and book recommendation of friends. You can also write your own review of the books that you have read.
Some apps that are not in this list but I'm using are Flashlight for utility usage, iRosary, iMissal, Holy Bible for my prayer time, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram for social network fun, SoundHound to know the title and artist of the music I happened to listen to, and Mixology for cocktail drink mix that is useful during parties.
Share with me some apps that you find very useful to you too but is not in my list by writing in the Comments section of this blog. :)