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Top 78 best free apps for iPhone

Posted In iPhone, iOS devices - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 With No Comments »

The list below is the best free apps for the iPhone. You can easily find the apps you like install the apps from the list for your iPhone.

Business Apps for the iPhone

Voice Dictation: Dragon Dictation

Save typing and use your voice to text or email your friends, send notes and reminders to yourself, update your Facebook status or tweet to the world, faster and quicker when you are on-the-go. Supports a multitude of global languages.

Business Card Scanner: CardMunch

Tired of business card scanning apps that are more of a hassle than they’re worth? This one is sure to please. Just capture and image of the card, and real humans (no, not in your iPhone!) will transcribe the info with guaranteed accuracy and send the info back in minutes. Contacts can be added to your iPhone address book, can be sent a follow up email, and can also be invited to your LinkedIn network.

Airport Info & Flight Status: GateGuru

Enjoy receiving real-time flight status information (including push notifications), view your TripIt and KAYAK itineraries, view/post airport security wait times, view airport food, shops and services reviews. Quickly search and sort by rating or location. Bookmark airports and post to Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Gowalla to keep your network posted on your travels.

Mind Mapping App: Mindjet

If you are a more visual than linear thinker, Mindjet lets you enter ideas, tasks, and meeting notes into intuitive visual maps that help you organize concepts and prioritize action items. Create new maps or import them from Mindjet Connect. Easier to see than explain, Mindjet offers lots of options for creating, moving, linking, and copying entries and formatting their appearance. Access to PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers docs stored in Mindjet Connect. Synchronize with Dropbox, export to PDF.

Camera to PDF: Scan Pages

Turn your iPhone into a mobile scanner and convert captured images into PDF documents. Scan Pages organizes and cleans your images creating crisp, clean files. Combine multiple images into one PDF file and store in GoogleDocs, Evernote, Dropbox or share via email.

Image To Text-OCR: Image To Text

ImageToText extracts editable ASCII text from images, and share the results by email or Evernote. Take a picture of a document then send an email to yourself. You’ll receive the image and a text file with the editable text. English only supported.

Books for the iPhone

Book Reader: iBooks

Download many of your favorite books from the included iBookstore. Sort your books on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, author, or category and organize your books and PDFs into personal collections. Swipe left or right to jump between Collections. Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment. Personalize font size and pick from six type faces. Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the automatic bookmark syncing feature. Add PDF documents from Mail, or add books in the industry-standard ePub electronic book format to iTunes and sync them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Education Apps

Education Apps: NASA

The official NASA (United State National Aeronautics and Space Administration) app offers videos, picture of the day, launch information and countdown clocks, mission information, and a vast collection of images.  3G or Edge network connection required.

Technology, Entertainment, Design Talks


TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit started in 1984 devoted creating a forum for world’s most fascinating people including education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. It hosts two conferences annually and a variety of other award-winning talks and presentation and offers the best talks and performances free. The entire library of more than 900 TEDTalk videos are available for browsing and searching in both online and offline modes. Bookmark or download your favorite TEDTalk for playback anywhere. Tune in to TEDRadio for instant, one-click access to a continuous stream of TEDTalks audio. Share favorite talks and playlists with your friends.

Fractal Viewer: Fractile Plus

If you find math scary and all its complex equations unsightly, then this app will warm you up to the beauty of mathematics. A fractal has been defined as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole.” Huh, you say? Think of it as a reduced-size copy of the whole, much in the way that broccoli romanesco repeats its pattern in a fascinating kaleidoscope. Fractile Plus explores the famous Mandelbrot set which is based on a very simple mathematical formula, yet has amazing complexity. Zoom in up to 10 trillion times magnification to find intricate spirals, flaming tendrils, and a seemingly endless smaller repetitions of the set itself. Save high-res images up to 13 megapixels. Optimized for the retina display. No ads!

Basic HTML Guide: Learn HTML Basics

Learn the basics of HTML, the codes the pages of the World Wide Web. Sections include Introduction, Get Started, Basic, Elements, Attributes, Headings, Paragraphs, Formatting, Fonts, Styles, Links, Images, Tables, Lists, Forms, Frames, Iframes, Colors, Color Names, Color Values, and Quick List Reference page.

Entertainment Apps for the iPhone

Remote Control for Apple Devices: Remote

Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over your Wi-Fi network. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were right in front of your computer or Apple TV. From anywhere in your home change a song, pick a playlist or browse through your entire library.  (Text from iTunes)

Movie & TV Reference: IMDb Movies & TV

Watch trailers, browse photos, find latest releases, explore popular charts, rate movies and share movie info from a huge resource of more than 1.5 million titles, and 3.2 million celebrities, actors and actresses, directors and crew members.

Finance Apps for the iPhone

Financial Markets Info: Bloomberg

Follow the world’s financial markets in one app.

Bloomberg offers news, stock quotes, company descriptions, market leaders/laggers, price charts, market trends analysis, and more.

Compare Costs Per Unit: Real Price PRO

Compare the cost of two products no matter their package quantities, sizes or units. Display costs per unit and indicates which of the two is a better deal. Supports both Metric and English measurements. Currently not available in the US.

Games Apps for the iPhone

Air Hockey: Air Hockey Gold

Play with one or two pucks.

Play with someone else, or a computer opponent.

Word Game: Words With Friends

With a user base of 20 million people, Words With Friends is certainly one of the most popular word games. Like Scrabble, build words, and try to triple your score. Either play with a random opponent from anywhere in the world, invite your friends to play remotely, or play with a real person beside you.

Healthcare & Fitness Apps for the iPhone

Run Tracking: RunKeeper

Track how far you went, how long it took, what your pace/speed was, how many calories you burned, and the path you traveled on a map. You can sync data with the RunKeeper website where you can view a history of all of your activities, and cumulative totals of all of your vital stats. You can also share your progress with friends by posting your activities to Facebook and Twitter, and creating a profile page that allows people to view all of your public activities.

Nutritional Information: Fooducate

Scan UPC barcodes with the iPhone’s camera to search over 200,000 products to make healthier nutritional choices. See a product’s both good and bad highlights. Learn if an item contains excessive sugar, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, additives and preservatives, and controversial food colorings. Works in United States only.

Fertility/Menstrual Cycle Tracker: iPeriod

My Cycles tracks ovulation signs to increase your chance of pregnancy and takes the guesswork out of tracking your period, predicting your ovulation window, and predicting your future periods. Track your period, symptoms, medications, mood and more related to your cycle.

Prescription Medicine Reminder: RxmindMe

RxmindMe alerts you when you need to take a prescription. Enter all your prescriptions, setup reminders, and track your history. Lot of features: nine types of reminders, quantities count down as you mark your reminders, email prescription history including importing into Excel, no info uploaded to servers, passcode protected, and more.

Medical Resource Guide: WebMD

WebMD provides health and medical information with tools including Symptom Checker, Conditions, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Essentials, and Local Health Listings, without an Internet connection. (Some features my be limited outside the United States). Personalize by saving drugs, conditions, and articles of interest.

Lifestyle Apps for the iPhone

Grocery List: Grocery iQ

Create shopping lists for each of your favorite stores. Arrange list items in the order items are found in the store. Email lists, Print coupons from the app, scan barcodes to add items too. Sync online with free account.

Recipes: Epicurious

Search over 30,000 food and drink recipes by main ingredient, each rated and reviewed. Add recipes to your favorites, create a shopping list from recipes, share by email, Twitter, or Facebook and other services.

Ocean-Friendly Seafood: Seafood Watch

Seafood Watch recommendations help you choose ocean-friendly sustainably harvested seafood and sushi at your favorite restaurants and stores in the United States, but is also useful in other countries. Sushi categories include Best Choice, Good Alternative, and Avoid. New Project Fish Map feature lets you contribute to the app by adding the names of restaurants and stores where you’ve found ocean-friendly seafood and locate businesses where others have found sustainable seafood. Also list of “Super Green” seafood that’s good for you and the oceans.

Voice Activated Assistant: Dragon Go!

Tired of surly Siri saying, “I’m sorry, I can’t help you with that.” or don’t have access to Siri at all? Dragon Go’s voice activation can search as well as access Fandango, Accuweather, Pandora, Yelp, and more. The Dragon Carousel delivers the best search sites enabling side-to-side comparison of search results and share them via email, text messages via Facebook and Twitter.

Sushi Guide: Sushipedia

If you don’t know Unagi from Tobiko, then this app is for you! Includes complete list of popular sushi, with photos, descriptions, tasting notes, and historical facts. Search by name and ingredients, or attributes. Find out what’s in season now. Save to your Favorites. Toggle between English and Japanese names.

Medical Apps for the iPhone

Medical Reference: Medscape

Drug reference, disease & condition reference and treatment guide, tables & protocols reference, daily medical news an  alerts, continuing medical education (CME/CE) activities, unlimited access to all features. offline access to the clinical reference, multitasking.

Music Apps for the iPhone

Personalized Music: Pandora

Stream music of your choice based on name of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and similar in the same genre. Get a free account and enjoy your saved favorite station on your phone or the web. Not available in Canada, and possibly other countries.

Ringtone Maker: Ringtone Maker

Tired of same ringtones that everyone has? Make your own! If you can play it on an iPhone, you can make it a ringtone. With iOS 5, you can customize the Text tone, Tweet tone, Alert tone, Mail tone, Calendar tone and Reminders tone. Control the start time of the song, as well as fading in or out. Create an unlimited number of new ringtones!

Navigation Apps for the iPhone

Voice Navigation: Mapquest 4 Mobile

Voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions. 
Can be used for walking and driving directions.

News Apps for the iPhone

Magazine Aggregator: Flipboard

One of my favorite apps and one of the best interfaces ever! Select to read articles covering This Week, News, Business, Tech & Science, Video, Curators, Photo & Design, Living, Entertainment, Sports, Local, Travel, and Style. But why stop there? You can also access your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Reader, Instagram, Flickr, Tumbler, and 500px accounts. Read later services include Instapaper and Read it Later. Does it get any better than this!

News Aggregator: Pulse News

Just as Flipboard is a great magazine aggregator, Pulse News is great for the news. Share stories from thousands of top news sources, your favorite blogs, and social networks. Collect your favorite stories and sync them to send to Instapaper, Pocket, Evernote, and Reader, all in one tap.

Photography and Video Apps for the iPhone

Image Editor: Adobe Photoshop Express

Edit photos on your iPhone easily—touch to crop, rotate, adjust exposure, saturation, tint, black and white or contrast, and add artistic effects or borders, then save them or upload to Facebook or

Panoramic Stitcher: Photosynth

Easily make panoramic images and share them. Panoramas are created in real-time with interactive capture. Create full-sphere panoramas. Zoom, pan, and rotate panoramas with the built-in view. Save to the camera roll. Share to Facebook, Bing Maps, or email.

Camera: Camera Plus

Nicely designed camera that offers up to a 5 times digital zoom on your iPhone 4 and 4s, dual cameras for both photos and videos, flash, anti-shake, tap to focus, tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo, countdown timer for self portraits, and cropping. Share photos via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr or Mail.

Draw, Paint and Annotate photos: DrawCast

Customizable soft and hard brushes, work on separate layers, blend and blur, many levels of undo and fully zoomable. Mixing colors allows for unlimited numbers of colors. Eyedropper tool to select and match colors straight from the painting. Import photos directly from Facebook, your camera or photo library, save paintings to Photo Library, and share email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Productivity Apps for the iPhone

File Syncing: Dropbox

It’s disappointing that Apple chose not to allow the iPhone to double up as a handy USB drive on the run, but Dropbox is almost the next best thing.  Upload files from your desktop and sync them between multiple computers. View, copy, or email links from your phone.

Replacement Web Browser: Atomic Web Browser Lite

So much in a free web browser!  If we could only choose the default browser on the iPhone, it would be great.  What does Atomic Web Browser Lite Offer?  Full screen mode, tabs, multi-touch gesture support, page search, private mode, image block, rotation lock, font adjustment, search engine plug ins, bookmark scripts, share links with Facebook and Twitter, customize full screen view, and Air Print.

Note, Image & Sound Recorder: Evernote

Take notes, ideas, pictures and recordings with your iPhone, and sync them instantly to your Web, Mac or PC version. It indexes your notes and recognizes the actual text within the pictures so that you can easily search.

Remote Computer Access: TeamViewer

Remotely access your computers. Uses multi-touch gestures: left click, right click, drag & drop, scroll wheel, zoom, change monitors. Keyboard controls including special keys such as Ctrl and Alt. Remotely reboot, adjust the screen resolution. Access computers behind firewalls and proxy servers.

Calendar with Google Sync: SaiSuke

A nice calendar with view modes offering daily, weekly, or yearly views. Previous event title and locations are remembered eliminating the need to re-type. Synchronize with iPhone Calendar, as well as Outlook/iCal/MobileMe calendars via the iPhone Calendar. Note that you can only sync one week in advance of events.

Simple To Do list (Getting Things Done): SeizeTheDay

Simple yet robust to-do list hitting the sweet spot between over complex and simplistic. Set due dates, reminders, priority, tags, and notes. Works well with David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ system.

Aggregate Search: FlexSearch

Search Google, Bing, Wikipedia, WolframAlpha,, Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus,, eHow, WikiHow, Youtube, Goog-Images, B-Images, Flickr, Photobucket, WebMD, PubMed, Healthline, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook!  Share to Facebook, Twitter, and email.

To Do list with Web Access (Getting Things Done): reQall

Save ideas, to-do items, and things to remember by voice or text. Lots of flexibility allows Categories, People, Time or Tags to be listed in Favorites. Record task by voice using the apps translation or use the iPhone voice transcription, if you supported on your phone. Automatically organizes to-do’s by recognizing dates, times, locations. Share your entries with selected contacts using the People tab. Works well with David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ system.

Simple List: Simplenote

Use Simplenote for notes, lists, ideas and automatically synchronize with your computer and other devices. Need more power? Can also utilize tags, pins, versions, and sharing. Check the developer’s download page for a variety of other programs this app works with.

Note Taker: Springpad

What use to be a good note taking program has morphed in full-ledged collaborative tool similar to Evernote early this year. So what’s the difference? In Evernote’s favor, it downloads your notes so they can viewed when you are offline; Springpad requires you be Internet connected but doesn’t cap your data transfer to 60MB/month like Evernote does. Springpad has a nicer user-interface and can scan barcodes. Share your notes on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and email. Both are great apps, try both and decide what works best, or use both!

Reference Apps for the iPhone

Web Search: Google Search

Search the Web with this official Google Search app and get search results and suggestions instantly as you type, take a picture with your device camera, or even speak into your iPhone. Also with easy access to other Google products from the Apps tab.

Dictionary: Dictionary

Search words offline with this app that includes nearly 2 million words with definitions, synonyms and antonyms. Extra features include audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search, hyperlinked words, Word and Question of the Day, and the Hot Word blog. See also the HD version for iPad.

Bookmark Manager: Pocket

Ever come across an article you’d like to read but can’t at that time on a browser? Add it to your Pocket list from your PC or mobile, and this app downloads all articles in the list to your iPad for offline reading. Advanced features are limited to the paid version.

Language Translator: GoogleTranslate

Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate. For some languages, speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations. Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages), Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read, star your favorite translations and query history for quick access even when you’re offline.

Wikipedia Search: Wikipanion

Wikipanion was designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Your search history is bookmarked by visit date and includes entries as well as selections within an entry. Includes table of contents browser, font resizing, image saving to the Photo Library, and other features.

Social Networking Apps for the iPhone

Info Sharing: Bump

Share not only contact information by bumping two iPhones together but photos, apps, music, messages, locations, contacts, calendar events;  and become friends on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Video Calls: Skype

Enjoy free video calls with front and rear-facing cameras with anyone else on Skype over 3G or Wi-Fi. Also has instant messaging and voicemail.

Instant Updates: Twitter

Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app for iPhone.

Social Networking: Facebook

Facebook keeps you connected with your friends. Start a chat, share photos and status updates, upload photos.

Professional Network: LinkedIn

LinkedIn helps find inside connections when looking for job, connects with old friends and colleagues, and provides access to industry experts willing to share advice. Linked in claims over 135 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.

Travel Apps for the iPhone

Earth Navigation: Google Earth

Hold the globe in your palm and tour the world with a wipe of your finger to search for cities, places and business with millions of geo-located photos and other useful information. You can also tap the Location Icon to zoom from space to your current location in just a few seconds.

Local Businesses: Yelp

Search for reviews of businesses near you, then narrow it down by neighborhood, distance, price, or what’s open. Browse reviews, add your own! Share on Facebook and Twitter.  Make  reservation through Open Table.  Look up addresses and phone numbers then map and call them.

Restaurant Reservations: OpenTable

Make restaurant reservations and receive a confirmation at more than 15,000 OpenTable-enabled restaurants in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.  OpenTable members earn Dining Rewards Points redeemable for Dining Cheques good at any OpenTable restaurants.

Travel Reservations: KAYAK

Compare flight, hotel and car rental deals, track your flight status, view and manage your trip itinerary, look up baggage fees.  Has sliders to narrowing departure and return time.  Seems to me more feature rich than the iPad version!

Itinerary Tracker: TripIt

Not only does this app keep track of all your travel plans, just forward your confirmation emails to and it creates your itinerary for you and syncs with your calendar and TripIt online! TripIt recognizes reservations from over 3,000 booking sites including cruises, restaurants, concerts. You can share trip plans with family or colleagues directly, or via Facebook and LinkedIn.

Wi-Fi Finder: Wi-Fi Finder

Finds over 650,00 free or paid Wi-Fi locations worldwide. Filter results by location type, provider, and save results to favorites.

Currency Converter: XE Currency

Converts world currency and precious metals rates with live currency rates and stores the last updated, so no Internet connection is needed. Monitor up to ten currencies, shake to reset rates, pin your base currency for convenient access.

Local Travel Information: Wikihood

What are the most important sights to see around you? Is there a museum, castle, park or church nearby? What persons are related to this place? What’s historic? What do others find interesting nearby (15.000+ ratings). Wikihood organizes Wikipedia information to enhance your travels. In English and German.

Utility Apps for the iPhone

iPhone Finder: Find My iPhone

Locate your iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch (iOS 4.2 or later required). on a map, send a message and play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent). Remotely set a passcode lock on your device, or lock it using your existing passcode, or wipe your device to permanently erase all of your personal data.

3D Solar System Guide: Planets

Enjoy a 3D planetarium style view of the sky as well as a flat view of sky. (Tip: tap the compass icon in the upper left corner and watch the sky move as your iPhone moves. Also has rotating 3D globe of planets and the moon.

Craigslist Viewer: Craigslist

View Craigslist listings internationally with thumbnail photo previews, maps, and access to your Craigslist account. Includes multi-city searches, posting with photos, account management, favorite ads with notes, and maps and directions.

Texting: Textfree with Voice

Unlimited texting and picture messaging, free numbers available. Facebook Chat. Text from your computer. Some features work only in the United States.

Barcode Scanner and QR Code Reader: RedLaser

RedLaser searches for low online from hundreds of thousands of retailers with results from Google, TheFind, SDC, eBay,,, and Scans UPC, EAN, UPC-E and EAN-8 barcodes. Also scans QR code including URLs, contact info, calendar events. Send scanned products as email attachment. Automatic search localization for USD, EUR, and GBP. You can also create a QR Code from your contacts, a URL, or text.

Analog Clock: SimpleAnalog

Simple Analog is a local clock using hands and not digits. It will also display the day of the week and optionally the month at a glance. You can set the display to never sleep. Tap the clock face to cycle through the various display options available. It supports landscape and portrait modes for display. There are currently no alarm features for this application, keeping it simple. Steve would be proud.

Apps on Sale: AppShopper

What’s better than a free app? One that’s on sale for free! AppShopper keeps you up to date on the newest apps, sales and freebies. Organize apps in your Wish List and get notified when there is a sale or update. Features include view a list of the top 200 apps, browse ratings and reviews from third party sites, add apps to your Wish List and get notified of price changes or updates by email, and share an app’s info via Twitter, Facebook, or email. Keep track of the apps you already own. Also syncs with so your Wish List and My Apps are updated automatically and can be managed in your a web browser.

Documents & Files Reader: FileApp

Copy files to your iPhone either wirelessly (by FTP) or via USB (cable). Supported files includes PDF, MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynotes), OpenDocuments (OpenOffice) (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation) basic formatting only, Plain Text and RTF (Rich Text Format), Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others), Audio (MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV), Video (standard iPhone format : H.264, MPEG-4), Web Archives, HTML files, and ZIP files. Stores any file sent from any third party app such as Mail and Safari. Allows file to be open in other installed apps. File browser allows sorting alphabetically, by folder, by date, by file type and by latest opened documents. Includes file search and view by file size and extension. Delete files from within the application. Portrait and landscape views.

Level: iHandy Level Free

You can use iHandy Level for aligning pictures, leveling your iPhone for stills and videos, and measuring angles and more.

Web File Downloader: iDownloader Free

Easily download anything from the web to your i-Device and then view/play the downloaded files or transfer them to your computer.

Calculator: PCalc Lite Calculator

PCalc Lite is a fully functional calculator with may enhancements over the iPhone’s ntive calculator. Includes an optional RPN mode, multiple undo and redo, unit conversions and constants as well as two user interface themes.

Weather Apps for the iPhone

Weather Forecasting: Weather Channel

Other apps are flashier, but this is the app I keep to. Offers in-depth weather forecasts for the next 24 hours to 10 days, with innovative maps, active alerts, a video library and real-time Twitter feeds from Weather Channel Tweeters.

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