Top 5 must-have iPhone Apps!


Well, there must have been hundreds of such lists on the Internet, trying to rank the apps for IPhone; however, In order to make it more precise and useful, I would throw in some good parameters to gauge the apps and see how they rank on each one of the specifics. The practical criterions used for ranking these apps would be usability, responsiveness, productivity, adaptability and value of money.

Let’s start off in the descending order:-


  • Whatsapp

A powerful chat tool that took the world by storm, it is so awesome that Facebook actually had to buy it so that it can tame it. This is one app that has dominated the universe of chat tools in every mobile platform. Whatsapp is a simplistic tool that delivers everything that it promises on its description page. It ranks tremendously high in every parameters whether its usability or value for money. It’s available to download in just .99 $ for IPhones. You have huge set of smileys, good recognition of your friends directly from their phone numbers, you can do group chats, send voice or video messages instantly, available on almost every smartphone and gets regular updates! The best part is it does all these tasks perfectly without giving a hitch to the user

  • Google Maps

After Apple tried to create its own clunky and incorrigible disastrous maps couple of years back, the only viable and savior for the Iphone users was the Google maps tool. It’s available on every smartphone segment, takes up limited resource to perform its function, accuracy is superb, and the database of places is so vast that none of the other maps can think of coming near it. Apart from that it also provides various facilities like satellite view, traffic identification, distance calculation, and various other desired filtering capabilities that makes this tool a must have appliance on your phone. It’s free

  • Yahoo Weather

There are plethora of weather tools available on the apps market and most of them just don’t do the basic job of telling the weather without disrupting the user with other distraction of ads and stuff! The one which stands tall amongst the garbage is Yahoo weather. It does what it should, it tells you the current weather and weather forecast for couple of days ahead. That’s it. And it looks supremely good, with snappy response to the touch taps. It has all the additional features, but it doesn’t clutter them up in the home page to annoy the users.

  • Viber

It’s a cellphone calling application that works succinctly and only thing you require is a decent mobile data package. The sound quality is befitting, the user interface is simple and intelligently managed. It’s a free app and doesn’t charge you for any calls you make. It also has its own chat system that does a fair job. A good alternative cell phone calls in case of emergencies where you don’t have thli signals but good Wi-Fi activity is present.

  • iBooks

I am an avid reader and believe me, I have tried tens of applications to get the proper real book feeling but the only app that comes anywhere near Kindle EBook Reader is iBooks! Its user dashboard is amazingly beautiful; the page turns are so fluid that you will definitely spend some time playing around with it. It has all the basic utilities like built in dictionary, text highlights, bookmark, notepad and many more nifty features! It’s free for the Iphone users.

  • Whatsapp

CategorySocial Networking

Updated: 17 March 2014

Version: 2.11.8

Size: 24.9 MB

Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Developer: WhatsApp Inc

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  • Google Maps

CategoryNavigation

Updated: 20 May 2014

Version: 3.1.0

Size: 13.7 MB

Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Developer: Google, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  • Yahoo Weather

CategoryWeather

Updated: 08 May 2014

Version: 1.5.5

Size: 22.4 MB

Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Developer: Yahoo! Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  • Viber

CategorySocial Networking

Updated: 08 May 2014

Version: 4.2.1

Size: 37.2 MB

Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Developer: Viber Media Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  • iBooks

CategoryBooks

Updated: 14 November 2013

Version: 3.2

Size: 31.0 MB

Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Developer: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.