My Favorite Top 6 Free iPhone Apps

Kumar Gauraw

As iPhone 4S got released last year, I switched to iPhone from my favorite Blackberry and joined Snigdha in the iPhone club where all my other associates and friends were waiting for me to give up my love for Blackberry. I am glad I did the switch, finally!

My Top 6 Favorite iPhone Apps for Daily Use - Must Have iPhone Apps

Initial couple of weeks went by figuring out things, exploring the Apps world and finding out what I needed and what not. You might be like me in my initial iPhone days – new to the iPhone trying to find out a few good apps to install and may be you would love what I love using on my iPhone.

Some Apps come preinstalled on an iPhone such as Maps, YouTube, Calendar, iTunes, and Reminders. Some are useful, some are not so much depending on your personal need and choice. However, these 6 iPhone apps I share with you here in this article are the ones I love and believe every iPhone owner must have installed:

  • Find My iPhone

This is actually a must have iPhone App. Somebody said it's critical to have it, so I have it now! If your iPhone is lost or stolen anytime, Find My iPhone can locate it physically, on a map, to show you precisely where it is. There are various options that are very useful in this App. But one feature I love about this App is, if I misplaced my phone in my own house, I log in on my iCloud website and force the phone to play a loud tone, even if it's set to silent. This is so much fun and awesome feature!

If you don't have Find My iPhone, you are not taking advantage of one of the best free features of iOS 5. Go ahaed and configure this App on your phone if you haven't already. I am sure you will enjoy it's features.

  • Facebook

Having a worldwide business and being a personal branding enthusiast, this is the first application I installed on my iPhone. If you're not enthralled by Facebook, many of your friends and family probably are, and they use it to share important information that you might need to know. Whether you're an avid Facebook user or just an occasional visitor, the app helps you stay in touch with the people and events all around you that matters a lot. This App has been an awesome addition to my social media experience. I highly encourage you download and install this.

Along with Facebook App, if you use Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, you may install them and configure too. I personally use all of them though Facebook and Twitter are my top Social Media Apps.

  • Evernote

This is my favorite iPhone App. It is such an amazing service, you realize when you start using it! Evernote is uniquely personal tool. Everyone can use it differently. The free iPhone app synchronizes notes of all kinds, like text notes, audio recorded notes or voice memos, and pictures – and then makes them all highly searchable. When it comes to staying organized, keeping track of ideas, and writing things down, Evernote for iPhone does the heavy lifting for you.

We use Evernote for pretty much everything from wishlist, taking notes, recording voice memos, grocery lists to blogging. You would love it more as you get used to this awesome App!


I have been a user long before I started to use iPhone and I was thrilled to know there is an iPhone App available! is a Personal finance website that helps you stick to your budget on the go. It automatically itemizes all your transactions and geo-tags where you spend your money. This app has many times saved me penalties on my credit cards because of it's awesome notifications when I am approaching a payment due date and haven't scheduled a payment yet.

Along with this, you may also download whatever free apps your primary banks have as Mint can't initiate money transfers, but bank apps typically can. Most banks have their own App and you may dowload them for free in most cases.

  • Onavo Extend

Onavo, is an awesome iPhone App that reduces data usage. If you're traveling abroad or looking to cut down your data plan costs, it's an essential app for you. It is very user friendly and highly customizable App. What I like the most about Onavo is, it significantly decreased my data consumption without me doing any work. It works automatically, and it works very very well!

Unlike me, if you're a detailed oriented person and would like to see some reports, Onavo will give you all kinds of statistics about how you're using your iPhone with comprehensive data reports. I think it's worth giving a shot.

  • Mapquest

MapQuest is the #1 provider of FREE voice-guided, turn-by-turn, GPS navigation for iPhone. Installing this App on my iPhone has tremendously made my life easy. One thing is I travel a lot and on top of that, I can't remember directions. Because of this App, I don't need to carry my bulky GPS Navigation system everywhere I go. I have my iPhone with me and I am good to go anywhere.

I love the fact that powered by Mapquest App, voice-guided, with turn-by-turn directions – like a GPS your phone speaks to you. Get this App if you  need a GPS on your iPhone. You will love it.

Question: Do you use any of these iPhone Apps already? What are your favorite iPhone Apps in addition to these? Please do share them in the comments below.

Kumar Gauraw

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Kumar Gauraw is a Personal Branding & Social Media strategist helping entrepreneurs and skilled professionals achieve personal and professional success by developing leadership and leveraging the power of the Internet, Blogging and Social Media.

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  1. Rajendra CP

    Thanks for the info Kumar ji! I dont have couple of those apps.. I will definitely download those today.. Very useful..


  2. I also use the Evernote app for my iPhone. I’d also recommend setting up the web clipper. Its their bookmarklet that lets you capture information while browsing the web in mobile Safari.

  3. Greg

    My most favorite on your top 6 are the Find My iPhone and Facebook application. Just like what Kumar said, whenever I misplaced my iPhone I also do the same thing he does. I access my iCloud and force the Phone to play a music or a tone.

  4. Yes man True! Many of them are my Favorite to and sure that no one can live without Facebook and Find My iPhone apps.

  5. It is pretty sure that Facebook is one of the most favorite apps of Apple users. They are able to connect and share thoughts, pics, videos and even information whenever wherever. It keeps them updated of the latest news in the world.

    • Absolutely. People do love the Facebook App ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. One of the apps I liked most in iPhone is PhotoSynth. PhotoSynth is often a really good panorama software; it is user-friendly as well as also exciting to work with, especially when viewing your own panoramas consider design as you catch them.

  7. Hi there. Awesome post. I really appreciate it. Keep sharing like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thanks for the share sir.. Really awesome writeup ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. These are my favorites too! But my number one is FACEBOOK! My day won’t be complete without checking my notifications and what my friend have been doing. And also the Find My iPhone app. I just find it cool. ๐Ÿ˜€ Also twitter to follow my fave celebrities! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Thanks for the post. I am always looking for new apps that are useful in business and personal life. There are so many apps that can be beneficial in many areas of your life, but most of them are not free.

  11. I just love the Mapquest app. Really a life saver. I remember when my onboard gps got crazy, I almost got lost. Thanks to this app I quickly found the right direction.

  12. I think that Dropbox deserves to be mentioned here. It’s a very useful app if you plan to move files from many computers and laptops to your iPhone.

    • Thanks Dan! Dropbox is a good one too. I am going to update the list soon!

  13. This is a fantastic list! I canโ€™t wait to try it out. Thanks for this post ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for the share sir.. Really awesome writeup ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Very informative and in detail article..Well arranged and well written..You are a good writer bro..Like the way you explain the stuff here..Keep posting more like this..Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hi gauraw
    Will this app also work on BB OS?. and thnx for sharing all this cool app with us.
    Thank You

    • Hi Roshan,

      Some of them will and some won’t. You’ve got to try them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. i use Evernote app in my smartphone. I can easy save any document use it

  18. Facebook and evernote are very useful to me…enjoy with friends and use evernote to note your tasks! Nice post, thanks for sharing

  19. iPhone is one of the most famous company in the recent market and its selling in market is most or its feature or specification are best to another company smartphones.
    Thanks for the nice post by you.

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