31. allrecipes.com dinner spinner: Teaches you How To Cook: – Free
This app will have you cooking tasty dishes in no time. The dinner spinner lets you narrow down what you want, choosing from thousands of recipes and selecting your meal by ingredient, cooking type or cuisine, to ensure you end up with the perfect dish.
32. BBC News – Free, Media Applications Technologies Limited
Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists. Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport. The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.
33. eHarmony – #1 Trusted Online Dating Site for Singles – Free, Developer: eHarmony, Inc.
Love is out there, and eHarmony can help you find it. eHarmony, the #1 Trusted dating site, has helped singles find deep and meaningful love for more than 10 years. Unlike other dating sites, where a great photo is all that matters, eHarmony takes online dating to the next level, by taking into account things like common personality traits, interests, values, and beliefs. And as the only site in category that matches singles based on extensive scientific research, our success speaks for itself. Approximately 5% of US marriages begin on eHarmony!
34. Facebook -Free, Developer: Facebook
It only needs one word to describe it. Official. This is the official Facebook app for iPhone. This handy dandy app makes it easy to stay in touch with your friends. This app is the mini version of what you would get if you were on the computer. You can post your status, look up phone numbers, send messages, comment and like. The only thing you can’t do is play the Facebook games. Facebook for the iPhone is free.
35. foursquare – Free, Developer: Naveen Selvadurai
foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards. While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments (“I’m right around the corner, I’ll stop by to say hello”), and get insider tips (“order the Lobster Ravioli; it’s the best dish by far.”). Tons of places offer discounts and freebies to foursquare users, and you earn points and badges for doing the things you love.
36. FOURTRACK – Developed by Sonoma Wire Works, £5.99
Calling all musicians! Any composer or songwriter will certainly already have endless midnight recordings stored using the voice memo app. A verse here, a melody there, some good and some that seemed good at 4am after a few drinks, but in the cold light of day resemble a wailing cat that has been thrown at a guitar. But with FourTrack you can now begin to create entire tracks all on your iPhone. Record a verse, then lay down a melody or vocal line over the top to bring any ideas you have together and give your compositions more depth.
37. Gorillacam: Take Great Photos – Free
Not everything that Apple touches turns to gold, and Gorillacam is a great example of a third-party doing it better. It adds a whole bunch of settings that should have been included in Apple’s offering, including a self-timer, anti-shake, time-lapse, bubble level (for taking level photos), and a three shot burst mode. The best feature, however, may be the “Unlimited Rapid-Fire” mode, which takes up to 1.6 photos per second continuously until you run out of space. The whole app is free, too.
38. Hipstamatic – Developer: Synthetic Infatuation. Price £1.19
Have you ever wondered whether photographers really do have to have an eye for the perfect shot, or whether anyone can create a beautiful photograph just by using the right equipment? Well, that question can be answered by downloading the ‘Hipstamatic’ App, which allows you to take photographs in the style of old Hipstamatic cameras, giving a grainy, blurred but always impressive feel to any photo that you decide to snap.
39. iBooks – Free, Developer: iBooks
iBooks is a well-designed app that allows users to build up a library of eBooks and PDFs, keeping them nicely organised them on a digital bookshelf. The presentation is pleasing on the eyes, and many of the purchased eBooks have the same cover as their paper counterparts. Sadly, iBooks lacks the social function of a real bookshelf, which allows you to impress house-guests by strategically placing intellectual texts and poetry at eye-level while consigning Dan Brown novels and Bear Grylls’ Survival Guide to the bottom shelves. Yet this is a sacrifice that must be made in order to embrace digital reading.
40. iFitness: Your New Workout Buddy! – Price £1.19
With the iFitness App you can now enjoy all the benefits of a personal trainer without the constant pressure or the exorbitant price tag. iFitness is the ultimate exercise App, with a detailed list of exercises for each area of the body, complete with a detailed diagram of the human body to match your work out to whatever muscle group it is that you want to improve. It also offers a comprehensive list of routines and programs to match your targets; for example, the ‘Basketball Conditioning Routine’ shows the budding hoop star the best exercises to work on at certain points in the season to optimize their body for the courts. There are also more regular routines, such as the ‘Swimmer’, ‘Runner’ and Soccer Programs along with routines that will help you lose weight, build your abs or even define your glutes!
41. iSpy Cameras – Developed by SKJM LLC, £0.59
As entertainment apps go, iSpy is something very different, interesting and fun. The basic concept is that your it will enable your iPhone will connect to many different public webcams from all over the world, and let you have a peek at what is happening. Have you ever been to San Diego zoo? Living in the UK, I’ve never had that opportunity. But with iSpy I can connect to a number of different webcams around the zoo, and see what the animals are doing from the comfort of my sofa at home! The Panda Cam is probably the most popular, and the camera is clever enough to pan round and follow the animals as they move around their enclosure.
42. iVideoCamera – Developer: Laan Consulting Corp, Price: £0.59
Life is full of unexpected and unplanned moments in which we all encounter. The key is to capture these moments and yet again, our beloved iPhone and the iVideoCamera app can help. iVideoCamera records and captures these magnificent moments and turns them into memories that you can save and share with others.
43. Kindle: Let’s You Read your Favourite Books – Free
With over 630,000 books on offer in the Kindle store, including the latest best Developers and new releases, this app offers a new source for reading your favourite novels whether on the move or whilst at home.
A drawback of the app is that it enters an already flooded market, with several similar apps available it struggles slightly to differentiate itself within a very competitive market. However, with additional quirky features such as Amazon Whispersync, which automatically syncs the last page that you read, and also bookmarks, notes, and highlights, across various platforms including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, you are always able to pick up right from where you left it no matter what device you are reading on.
44. last.fm: Discover New Music – Free, Developer: Last.fm
Last.fm does the work of Internet trolling for you. The idea is similar to the Music Genome Project: create your own radio station using a band you already like, and they’ll play music that is similar in sound and scope. But beyond just playing the music, Last.fm will also show you whether that band is currently on tour (and if so, where and when), what tracks you recently listened to (helpful if you’ve zoned out and suddenly want to recall the name of that really great tune they played three songs ago), and music stations they recommend based on your preferences.
45. LoveFilm – Developed by LoveFilm, Free
In our society’s relentless drive to be able to do everything while sitting on our asses in our living rooms, LoveFilm is a spearhead. The UK’s largest DVD rental company – with over 67,000 films and over 1,000,000 members – has made going out to get a movie seem as redundant a notion as hanging out at the arcade or throwing rotten veg at prisoners in the stocks.
As if LoveFilm hadn’t already made life easy enough, you can now link your LoveFilm account to your iPhone courtesy of this official app. And this is no half-assed offering; almost all of the features from the PC version are there, and best of all it’s FREE (if you don’t count the fact that you need a LoveFilm account to benefit from it).
46. miCoach – Developer: Adidas International Inc, Free
This cool new app provides an all-in-one planner and personal training coach for anyone who wants to get fit. With this app, you can sync your iPhone to a tailored training scheme that’s professionally designed to build your performance and endurance, choosing from one of the following:
• Fitness regime through walking, running, or biking
• Running (e.g. training for a marathon)
• American Football
47. NYTimes – Free, Developer: The New York Times Company
The improved NYTimes app for iPhone now has more content, including blogs, videos and slide shows. Enjoy our Top News section for free, or subscribe and unlock all the sections in the app, plus get unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device. Enjoy offline and online reading of content from all sections of The Times, including blogs. Experience world-class multimedia with video and slide shows located within articles and in the new Video and Photos sections. Bookmark frequently visited sections or blogs and save articles in the new Favorites section. Share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. And get breaking news alerts to be the first to read about events as soon as they occur.
48. Pano – $1.99, Developer: Debacle Software
Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary. Selected by Apple as one of the “Best Apps of 2009”, Pano has gotten rave reviews from hundreds of thousands of users around the world! Pano is exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch (with camera).
49. Adobe Photoshop Express: Clean Up Your Photographs – Free
Sometimes you’ll think you’ve caught the golden fleece, and later you review your photos and discover that it is actually a bronzey-olive colour. Should you go out and take it again? No! Just photoshop it!
Use the tool to crop, straighten, rotate, flip, exposure, saturation, tint, black&white, and soft focus until your picture is perfect.
50. Shazam: The Most Downloaded App In Europe – Free
The most downloaded iPhone app in the US, according to research by comScore, is Facebook. In the UK, tellingly, it’s iPint from Carling, but in Europe it’s Shazam. The music discovery service that identifies a piece of recorded music via a mobile’s mic reached a total of 50million users across all platforms in October (15 million on the iPhone).
Four months ago the London¬ based start-up introduced a paid-for version of its iPhone app – Shazam Encore – and limited the free version to five tags per month. This doesn’t seem to have stood in it’s way.
51. Sky Mobile TV: Watch TV On Your iPhone – Free
The Sky Mobile TV app allows you to watch Sky Sports 1,2 and 3 as well as Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Extra, Sky News, At The Races and ESPN.
The Sky Mobile TV app currently works over Wi-Fi. Sky iPhone tariffs include unlimited Wi-Fi access over BT Openzone and The Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK (including most Starbucks).
52. Spotify: Free Tunes! – Free
Is your iPhone eight, 16 or 32GB? With Spotify, it really doesn’t matter. Although only available to Spotify Premium members, the application allows you to stream music and playlists over-the-air via your mobile connection. This means that Spotify’s gigantic music library is at your disposal wherever you are. And with the ability to save offline playlists to your handset, even if your phone signal is stops, the music doesn’t have to.
53. Stanza: Read Books On Your iPhone – Free, Lexcycle
Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! Lexcycle Stanza brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface that is unrivaled in its clarity and ease of use. With over 4 million downloads around the world, Stanza has become an iPhone phenomenon, and is featured as one of the top three Apple favourites in their “App Store Turns 1” celebration.
54. STAR WALK – Developed by Vito Technology Inc., £1.79
Star Walk holds information and the position of over 9,000 stars, planets, constellations and other celestial objects. You can hunt in a digital night sky for your star-sign, then using the time-machine function watch your constellation spin all the way back to your birth date, or fast-forward and discover where Mars will be on your 50th birthday.
55. StreamToMe – $2.99 Developer: Matthew Gallagher
Use StreamToMe on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to play video, music and photo files streamed over WiFi or 3G from your Mac or Windows PC. No prior conversion or syncing required (huge number of formats supported without conversion) just tap the file and it plays. Using TV out cables or an Apple TV, StreamToMe can play through your TV, turning your iPhone/iPod/iPad plus your Mac/PC into a home media center for all your files.
56. The Independent – Free, Developer: Missing Ink Studios Ltd
Now you can read all the news from The Independent on the go, downloading the full stories as they happen. The Independent App has been created so you can read all the stories and all the pictures offline, so you can continue reading the all the news stories even when your mobile signal is intermittent or not available.
57. TuneWiki – Free, Developer: TuneWiki Inc.
TuneWiki is a social music player that plays your favorite music (songs, internet radio, and music videos) with timed, subtitled lyrics. The most popular music can be found on our Top 50 charts and music maps. Lyrics and your music: TuneWiki’s music player provides timed, sub-titled lyrics to your songs. Translate the lyrics to over 40 languages and get album artwork for your favorite artists.
58. TweetDeck – Developer: Iain Dodsworth, Tweetdeck Inc., Price: Free
Twitter may have it’s own app, but Tweetdeck Inc. have been playing that game a lot longer. Tweetdeck features an innovative ‘column’ style of viewing. By swiping your finger left or right you’re able to view each separate column, and what each one contains is down to you entirely. TweetDeck isn’t limited to Twitter either; with Facebook integration allowing you to view friends, and create your own, status updates. This app is more like a social dashboard with speedy access to each of your friends’ little worlds.
59. Twitter – Free, Developer: Twitter, Inc.
Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app for iPhone. Real-time search reveals breaking news, while trending topics and maps show what’s happening now around the world. View trends, browse your interests and see suggested users in several categories, including fashion, entertainment and travel, or search to find out what people are saying about topics you care about, such as politics or big sporting events.
60. Ultimate Guitar Tabs – $2.99, Developer: Ultimate Guitar
There are some musicians who will never have to pick up a song book, or read a note of music, having been blessed with perfect pitch at birth and can therefore unleash a flawless rendition of any song within minutes of first hearing it. Then there are the other 99.999% of us, who actually have to learn our favourite songs the old-fashioned way. However, trawling through second-hand music books or deciphering the scribbles that your mate’s older brother jotted down for you isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, and let’s face it, hardly rock and roll.
61. Yelp – Developer: Yelp, Inc., Price: Free
I have been using Yelp for about a month now. When it first came out, or when I first heard of it, not sure which came before the other, I could not locate anything by me (thank you small town, America). I don’t know what happened between the changes from then to now. Now I have almost everything that is as close to me as can be within the Yelp radius. Not only can I plot myself, as I like to say, I can also review the place I am visiting, bookmark my favorites, and there is even a section for sales and special offers. Bonus!
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