Our research and recent update has revealed 49 of the Best Free iPhone Apps for 3G, 3Gs and 4 from the well-stocked shelves of the iTunes App Store.
While our Top iPhone Apps were tough to choose the first time around, the task is now extremely difficult.
In 2019, the App Store had 3.06 million non-gaming apps available.
The industry has matured at hyper-speed. It spawned an entire ecosystem to support it from a multitude of news and editorial resources to developer engines, promotional services and ancillary niches.
There are a huge number of apps that just produce the similar functions or simply function as a gimmick.
There are so many apps available on the internet, some are paid and some are free and here we present our the updated list of 49 the Best Free iPhone Apps.
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Users can stream any video in the Vevo catalog, can create video playlists, view video premiers, charts, original programming and more.
However, some functionality is not available, such as leaving user comments.
But other things like sending links to videos via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail, and links to buy songs on iTunes are still there.
One interesting added feature is a location-based element that lets users see what other users are watching in a given area.
With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, stay connected to the artists you love and discover lots of new music to enjoy on all of your devices.
There are two versions of YouTube Music:
- A free, ad-supported YouTube Music.
- A premium music service, YouTube Music Premium, which includes benefits like background play, ad-free music and audio-only mode.
YouTube Music is a new music app that allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and discover new music.
Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.
Free Movie app via Cydia is another movie downloading app on the iPhone.
We have already seen MobileTheatre and MobileCinema app which allows us to download as well as stream movies and TV Shows directly on your iPhone.
This app has a pretty interesting icon similar to the default iTunes icon on iPhone which allows you to download and play podcasts and songs.
Looking for the most talked about TV shows and movies from the around the world? They’re all on Netflix.
They’ve got award-winning series, movies, documentaries, and stand-up specials and with the mobile app, you get Netflix while you travel, commute, or just take a break.
What you’ll love about Netflix:
- They add TV shows and movies all the time. Browse new titles or search for your favorites, and stream videos right on your device.
- The more you watch, the better Netflix gets at recommending TV shows and movies you’ll love.
- Create up to five profiles for an account. Profiles give different members of your household their own personalized Netflix.
- Enjoy a safe watching experience just for kids with family-friendly entertainment.
- Preview quick videos of our series and movies and get notifications for new episodes and releases.
- Save your data. Download titles to your mobile device and watch offline, wherever you are.
Want to watch Netflix on your phone while dad watches on the TV and grandma watches on her tablet. Live the dream. Just make sure you have the latest update.
In the latest release, we made gallery improvements so it’s easier to find the perfect thing to watch.
Watch any of your favourite old and new movies whenever you want.
Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass.
MapQuest 4 Mobile is a GPS app for the iPhone from MapQuest and AOL. This free iPhone app works as great substitute for the built in Google Maps iPhone app with the additional benefit if voice commands. A must have app with features that mash up perfectly on the iPhone 4.
Make decisions and get where you need to go with Bing. Connect with friends and see their opinions when you search. Find products with your camera. Search maps with your voice – even say an address. Search for anything on the Web including images, weather, and local business listings.
AT&T Navigator transforms your iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 into a voice-guided navigation system with turn-by-turn driving directions. (AT&T Navigator is currently not supported on the iPad.) A subscription charge will appear on your AT&T wireless bill. You can choose between monthly or annual subscription options. Details below.
Wikipedia is now officially on the iPhone! This is our official application and we are working hard on making the absolute best Wikipedia app out there. This app is focused on being very simple and very fast. Over time, we’ll add features based on requests.
Scribble Lite is an app that allows you to quickly doodle whatever image comes to mind. Downloading this app was quick and finished without any problems. Upon opening this app, I was greeted in an option to upgrade to the paid version and after declining, a large white screen. At the bottom of the screen were a few buttons.
Tap the app, apply flash, zoom freely up to 4x and tap on the camera icon to freeze the moments. Now you also have the freedom of point zoom. While the app saves your photo, it would also let you check your photo preview to decide if you need to get ready for the next shot.
Bring the power of the most trusted source for financial information to your iPhone, along with tools to help you analyze the world’s markets. That source is now available to you on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Bloomberg offers news, stock quotes, company descriptions, market leaders/laggers, price charts, market trends analysis, and more. You are also able to create a customized list of stocks that you want to follow from markets around the world.
Yahoo! for the iPhone combines all your favorite web services into one, easy-to-use, application. Create an at-a-glance view of your world that’s continuously updated throughout the day—making this the most essential app you can put on your phone.
The Scoop is a guide to New York City from the staff of The New York Times. Here’s how it works: We offer lists of our favorite restaurants, bars, events and experiences. You go out and have fun. Check off the places you’ve been, and share what you’ve done with your friends.
The ultimate portable NPR experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Follow local and national news and listen to your favorite NPR stations wherever you are and whenever you want to. With the NPR News iPhone app, NPR is always on.
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.
The iPhone is a powerful tool and there is an application (app) for just about anything you can imagine. One of the first applications I installed after purchasing my iPhone was a Bible app. Since then I’ve tried several Bible apps, each with it’s own set of unique features and tools, and each with it’s pros and cons.
Amazon’s free Kindle app for iPhone may not provide as comfortable a reading experience as the full-size Kindle itself, but it offers many of the same features that make the Kindle such a popular e-book reader for just the price of the book. As with the Kindle, Kindle for iPhone lets you access e-books and samples, advancing the page with a simple swipe of your finger. Bookmarking pages, accessing the table of contents, and adjusting font size are equally easy, though even with an enlarged font, reading anything longer than a few pages can induce some eye strain.
Whenever you read any article or book, some difficult spellings may interrupt your reading because of their complications. To solve this problem, a dictionary app for ios has been designed that can be easily installed in your smart phone. Now there is no need to carry heavy dictionary if you want to find the meaning of any specific word.
Everybody knows what NSAS is and what they do. To know about the wonderful discoveries of NASA, this application will surely help you. It is capable to provide you the latest news inside the agency. You can gain your knowledge about the latest technology directly through this wonderful application.
Facebook’s application for the iPhone and iPod Touch has grown leaps and bounds in this most recent release. It shines as a concerted effort to adapt the essential functionality of Facebook.com onto the iPhone and iPod Touch while adding perks distinct to the mobile experience. Facebook has expended a lot of time and energy to make the application mirror the interaction you can achieve online, and to make the interface easily navigable. Facebook accomplishes the latter with a new screen from which you can launch a total of nine activities, and read notifications as well.
Bump makes sharing with people as simple as bumping two phones together. Just pick what you want to send, then hold your phones and gently bump hands with another person using Bump. Share photos, contacts, calendar events (iOS4 only); become friends on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; compare mutual friends, and more.
LinkedIn for iPhone puts your professional network just a touch away. Walk into any interview or client meeting with the ability to look up the details and connect with over 75 million professionals worldwide. Get the latest updates and messages from your network and keep them up-to-date with your status in real-time.
The free version of Echofon is a good, solid iPhone Twitter client. It doesn’t support groups or make it easy to send pictures, but if those aren’t important features for you, Echofon might be a good choice. It is faster than some of the other clients and loads up the tweets starting with where you last left off, so you can scroll up to catch up on the conversation.
google plus is a Web-based IM that lets you log into your IM networks from any computer with a browser and Internet connection with no firewall issues. It employs technologies (like AJAX) to make it act more like a desktop application, which dramatically improves usability. Some users are also experimenting with setting Meebo as their Active Desktop page to use google+ like a native Windows application for their instant-messaging purposes.
Foursquare (Free) is a social-networking app that helps users connect with friends and find new things to do in their hometowns. Even though the Foursquare app receives a ton of buzz, it’s only as good as the people who contribute to it.
When you hear a beep after lifting the phone to your ear, start speaking your search term. The accuracy of the listening software combined with the newly added MyLocation feature brings (mostly) spot-on search results that are localized to your whereabouts. As with versions of the Google Mobile App on other mobile platforms, this one also includes a tab of shortcuts to other Google services, including Talk, Reader, News, and Photos (Picasa Web).
Dropbox is the easiest way to sync and share your files online and across computers. Take advantage of all the features offered in Dropbox for iPhone from your iPad.
Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand — without wasting your device’s valuable storage space. Photoshop Express is a companion to Photoshop.com, your online photo sharing, editing, and hosting resource. Create a free Photoshop.com account to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online.
AT&T myWireless Mobile allows you to manage your AT&T wireless account from your iPhone or iPod Touch devices.vWith this application (portrait view only), you’ll be able to manage account including many functions.
This is the free service application from which you can order coffee, lunch or dinner form a resturant before you arrive there. A Pro version is also available that offers an ad-free experience and the additional ability to attach a custom short message to location updates and requests. Hey you by beat the q, is a new way to order food in advance. Send alerts with your current location and they will prepare your order within a moment.
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Have you ever wondered what you will look like when you are older? Now you can add years to a photo! Just simply import an image from your iPhone and place a mask over it to create a new image. The opacity slider allows you to add anywhere from a couple to fifty years to yourself! Then, you can save the image to your device and share it with family and friends. It is very easy to use and best of all it’s completely free!
Use the PayPal iPhone® app to send money to your friends and family, transfer money between PayPal and your bank account, and lots more. It’s faster and easier than going to the ATM, writing checks, or sending gifts the traditional way. You can even use it to manage your PayPal account – anytime, anywhere.
Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.
Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline. JiWire’s Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone’s GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.
This application provides an interface to the free Google Translate API for many languages including Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Download the only app with custom conversions! This free (yes, free) application lets you create your own unit conversions for anything you want, quickly and easily. Covert Units for Free is an essential tool that you’ll love and use everyday. Over five million users already do.
Need something local? YELLOWPAGES.COM, a leader in local search, is now optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. A perfect complement to the YELLOWPAGES.COM web site, our web app allows you to search for local businesses and access additional details such as user ratings, maps, and driving directions or dial a business with the tap of a finger.
The Weather Channel Max for iPad delivers in-depth weather, innovative maps, a robust video library, plus so much more.
WeatherBug is the only source for truly live, local weather – providing users access to the largest network of professional weather stations in the US and thousands of locations around the world. This version of WeatherBug is a free, ad-supported application. If you are interested in an ad-free version that also includes several additional features and enhancements, look for our premium product – Weatherbug Elite (which is pending approval and will be available in the App Store shortly.)
Take the mystery out of checking the surf with the Oakley Surf Report powered by Surfline. Check the surf height, swell direction, and tide. Monitor the weather. View a 2-day forecast. You’ll know exactly where to go when there’s a low tide, with an epic SSW swell, and an onshore breeze. And you can do it all from the comfort of your iPhone or iPod touch.
MyRadar is a great no-frills application that displays animated weather radar around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. The map has the standard pinch/zoom capability which allows you to smoothly zoom and pan around the United States and see what the weather is like anywhere.
Get current and precise weather conditions (METAR) as well as weather forecasts (TAF), which are used by pilots for their flight preparations. You can choose worldwide airport weather stations from the built-in database by either name, ICAO code, or based on your current location. Data will be shown in its original format or fully decoded into easy understandable texts.
It is the latest best thing that has happened in social media community. Snapchat is a messaging application for ios which is different from any other random messaging app present on internet. You can share whole story of your day in a sequence that will automatically dispose after 24 hours.
Amazon is one of the most popular e commerce sites who deal in retailing. There is a large amount of products available here which could be useful for daily use as well as special occasions. You can get anything here at reasonable price such as clothes, electronics, food or any other accessories.
Office suit is a most important application which must be in every smart phone. This powerful app is capable of reading all document files that are written in ms office. Along with reading, you can also edit the document content directly through your smart phone keyboard. Now there is no need to install a separate PDF reader because this amazing app has also an inbuilt pdf reader.
News applications are countless on iphone applications store but some of them are very unique. Flipboard is one of the new app for ios that has news for every type of people and age group. It covers international stories with exact information and can also provide you location based news too.