If you’ve noticed that we haven’t updated our Favorite iPhone Apps list in a few months, below is the reason why. We’ve been adding apps for a few years now, but our old list was built for an iPhone that could do a few dozen things – it wasn’t built for the sheer variety of apps available today. This one is. We don’t know what kind of app you’re looking for, but we’re hoping you’ll find it here. We’ve got more than a hundred of our favorite apps spanning a bunch of different categories, all of which you can find in the Key. Click on any category or subcategory to jump right to it, and click on the name of any app to link directly to the iPhone App Store.
Below are our app picks for Entertainment, Work and Organizing, Security and Utility, What’s Around Town, Social and Chat, Fitness and Health, Travel and Maps, and The Dark Arts. We’ll add new categories in the coming weeks and months. We hope you enjoy and please give us app suggestions or feedback in the comments.
Updated on 12-25-2013 by Jeff: We just added the Photos and Creativity category, with apps for taking photos, editing them, backing them up, drawing, and using a stylus more effectively.
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There are times to be productive and times to just relax and have fun. These are our favorite apps for sitting back and enjoying movies, TV, books, news, radio, podcasts, music, sports, and games. (Our game picks are pretty thin. We’ll fix that soon.)
Movies and TV
Radio and Podcasts
Pocket Casts ($4)
TuneIn Radio’s specialty is live radio, whether it be for sports, news, talk, or music. It has a lot of local, niche stuff as well, so check it out if you’re hunting for a show that isn’t anywhere else.
Infinity Blade III ($3)
It looks like Tim Burton made it (back when Tim Burton was still inspired). This side scroller is moody and very creative. Check it out if you’re game for something a little strange and tough.
Work and Organizing
When you’re on the go, you need apps that help you get things done. Below are our favorite email, office, cloud storage, money management, task management, calendar, and note-taking apps.
Word Processing and Spreadsheets
Documents To Go ($17)
Air To-Do ($1)
Fantastical 2 ($4)
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