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Top 5 Essential Applications for Every iPhone User

Guest Post:

I know that there are a lot of similar articles reviewing top 5/10 and so on of essential applications every iPhone user may need but I think that the majority of such reviews are based on the personal preferences of a reviewer while I’ll in the following post to describe the so-called “default” applications actually everyone who uses an iPhone may need despite his age, occupation and social status. Surely, you are free to add to my top 5 your own essential applications you got used to apply day by day and can’t imagine your life without their features.

Find My Phone won’t make you an iPhone “loser”!

Offered for free in the AppStore

This is one of those programs that should be installed to all iPhones. The application was developed by Apple and it is strange that it is not included by default, along with a calculator and other standard software on an iPhone. To prevent a disaster after the accident loss of your iPhone, you can use this smart program. Find My Phone gives a chance to find your Apple’s device anywhere worldwide, as well as to protect all personal data a stolen/lost iPhone keeps.

To let Find My Phone determine the location of your smartphone, it must be connected with the iCloud service (choose “Settings” to set up this connection). The application is available for free in the AppStore and runs on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad having iOS 3.1.3 or higher.

Gplayer allows playing any format of audio and video files on your iPhone

Price in the AppStore: $ 2.99

 The diversity of media formats is constantly growing, but by default an iPhone still supports only.MOV and ALAC. Gplayer is a video/audio player and video converter for your Apple’s phone. This app plays on an iPhone video and audio in any format. A Gplayer lite version is also free for the users of the AppStore.

Supported formats are:

  • Audio: WMA, OGG, MP3, WAV, FLAC;
  • Video: MKV, RMVB, XVID / DIVX AVI, WMV, ASF, H264, TS, M2TS;
  • Subtitles: TXT, SMI, SUB, ASS, SRT.

Gplayer is compatible with the iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch 3 and 4 and iPad.

DropBox: probably the best “cloud” service for storing and sharing data!

Distributed for free in the AppStore

I’m sure you are aware of Dropbox being is of the most convenient cutting-edge “cloud” services for storing and sharing files. Users of iPhone/iPad can also access their DropBox’s accounts via their smartphones and tablets.

The program runs fast enough, folders are displayed almost instantly. Through the application I can access not only those files on my hard drive, but also to the resources other Dropbox users chose to share with public via this “cloud” service. Any file can be downloaded and viewed on iPhone and then saved on a hard drive while you are calling your friends or listening to music on iPhone. The program allows you to view all major file types – PDF, Word, Excel and even Pages. You can add any file to the folder “Favorites” and then it will be available in an offline mode. To the service can be also downloaded made by iPhone photos or videos.

To sum up, I must say that this application has a user-friendly interface, supports an ability to view files within an application, can playing music files and allows downloading files from the iPad/iPhone to Dropbox service.

Skype for iPhone — because it’s better to use to call for free!

Free distribution in the AppStore

 Skype for iPhone is an official mobile application released by the developers of the popular VOIP software — Skype. This mobile application allows making free calls worldwide and it is available on all devices supporting iOS – iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Via this smart program you will be able to communicate with friends, family and friends wherever you are, using IM chat, audio and video (webcam) calls. Skype for iPhone application supports video calls via WiFi and 3G, can connect via calls computers and other mobile devices, offers a profound video display in two modes, as well as a vibration reduction technology that allows you to communicate on the go. I can’t tell more about SKYPE than you already know since it is one of the most popular VOIP program all over the world.

Evernote makes is easier to keep your notes and files organized!

Free download from the AppStore

 Evernote is very useful and free application that allows you to store various data (files, notes, to-do lists and so on) on any device, including MacBooks and iPhones. By means of program you can quickly take notes, create a to-do list, or simply save an image. There’s even a voice memo recording function I constantly use and like.

Evernote’s features you will definitely like:

  • Sync any note on any device;
  • Create to-do lists and text files as well as notes;
  • Support of the synchronization of different files;
  • Transfer the saved files to your PC and vice versa;
  • Create memos;
  • Search text data in the images;
  • Send multiple files to friends by e-mail;
  • Share your notes on Twitter and Facebook.

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