IPhone 5 has finally given us what we have always asked from Apple – a bigger screen. Although the 4-inch screen is smaller than many other smartphones, it is still looks gorgeous and most of the important apps have been updated to take advantage of the new size. If you have just bought your iPhone, here are 10 apps that you absolutely must download immediately.
If you had to download only one app from the iTunes app store, it would be Dropbox. It is the most useful apps for backing up and syncing your important files, whether it is documents, music, eBooks, movies, or anything else. Sure, there is iCloud that backs these applications for you, but it is not cross platform. If you are running windows, you have to make an extra effort to sync all your files.
Dropbox has the easiest interface of them all for storing your files. You can save a ton of space on the iPhone 5 by using Dropbox and save many hours of copying and pasting.
This is considered to be the single most productive app for any kind of user. It is gives you a succinct way of organizing your notes. Just type in whatever you want and it will be saved. Find your notes easily with the search function and organize them any way you want.
3. Amazon Mobile
If you are like most smartphone users, you do a lot of your shopping on Amazon.com. The website is big and cumbersome to use through Safari and the best option you have is to use Amazon Mobile. You can do everything, from searching for products to buying them. Take a snapshot of the barcode of any product you see and check if Amazon has it for a lower price.
4. BBC News
See, whether you watch BBC regularly or not, when it comes to mobile news apps, the BBC app is simply the best. It gives you a neat overview of the headlines and presents the article in the cleanest way possible with no ads coming in the way of reading. No other news app has done it better than BBC.
There are more full features apps than Epicurious to search for recipes on your iPhone 5, but they are not as simple and delightful. Moreover, Epicurious is free. You can search from millions of recipes with this simple app. Just type in the name of the food or even a list of ingredients and it will come up with what you want within seconds.
Most people who own smartphones are also big Netflix fans. If you are one too, then this is an absolute must have. With the new 4G network or your Wi-Fi, you can easily stream your movies from the Netflix on to your phone. One handy little feature is “Video Out”. With this, you can hook up the iPhone 5 to a bigger screen such as a monitor or a large Plasma or LCD TV and enjoy your movies.
7. Nokia Here
Everybody agrees that the new maps app that comes with iPhone 5 is terrible and needs to be supplanted with something else. A Google Maps app is not available. There are many competing maps app, but none are better than Nokia Here, that was only recently released and it is as good as the old Google Maps app with all the features you want.
With these 7 amazing apps for the iPhone 5, you can turn the smartphone into a virtual computer and get many things done that usually require a laptop or another larger computer.