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10 Well-Designed & Must-Have iPhone Applications

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There are over 500,000 iPhone Apps available on Appstore, ranging from maps and entertainment guides to business and money management. The more apps you download, the more you realize there’s almost no limit to what your iPhone can do.

In almost all cases, mobile apps are going to be used while in someone’s hand. Therefore, designing your mobile app around touch and ergonomics is very important. Think about how you hold your phone in your hand. Now, think about where you thumb sits. That’s why many applications have main menus and selectors at the bottom of the screen and content near the top of the screen.

There are many well-designed iPhone apps available at the moment. Here we have selected some of the best for your inspirations when designing your own mobile apps. Please feel free to suggest the ones we did not mention too.

1. Flipboard

Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.

2. 360 Panorama

Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.

3. Bills

Bills is a simple app to store and track various types of bills and expenses with a specific due date, usually repeating.

4. Path

Path is the smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love — your thoughts, the music you’re listening to, where you are, who you’re with, when you wake and when you sleep, and beautiful high quality photos and videos.

5. Pose

Pose is a free app that lets you share and discover inspiring styles from around the world. The purpose of this app is to bring value to your shopping experience. All items in the images are tagged with the price, brand and any details.

6. Tweetbot

Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

7. Clear

Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!

8. Smartr Contacts for iPhone

What if you had a magic address book that automatically identified the name and contact information for everyone you’ve ever communicated with? Smartr Contacts brings you that magic. This free app automatically creates rich profiles for all your contacts, including communication history and updates from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

9. Cutest Paw

Cutest Paw gives you the cutest animals around the world. The site is designed for animal lover who loves cute animal pictures. One of the finest things, is the seamless way CutestPaw displays these pictures as a gallery.

10. Foodspotting

Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. It’s the leading app for finding and rating dishes, not just restaurants.

6 Comments
  • http://getmissions.com amahony

    U should check Missions for Iphone too, excellent design

    http://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/missions-for-iphone/id478346091?mt=8

  • marcello

    i’ve tried a few of these apps and i have some thoughts:

    - flipboard is really a killer application, especially on the ipad. i think it’s the best single app available on the appstore. but it have a annoying problem, it’s a resource hog. a few minutes of browsing can reduce the battery on my iphone easily by 15%. and it also eats up a lot of bandwidth: if you’re on a limited data plan you should really keep a tab on how much you’re using. While using up bandwidth is unavoidable since the app is all about showing online content i really think that there’s something amiss with the battery. I wasn’t able to test the problem on some other device but my phone usually has no problems and i tried restoring it from scratch, just to be sure.

    - 360 panorama is a nice app, but it definitely is not the best, i think photosynth works much better: the UI for taking the pictures is just perfect and works like a breeze, the stitching is also spot on, you can barely notice the points where the pictures are stitched and you can quickly correct any problem easily taking another picture. 360 Panorama stitching, the last time i tried it, was much more evident.

    - Clear have a nice GUI, i literally lost 10 minutes just playing with it to listen to its sounds, you could easily use it instead of most of the music apps on the store ;) but then i noticed a couple of things: it lacks any kind of backup/sync feature and, this is a real deal breaker for me, list items are limited to one row in length. That’s more or less 25 characters. I understand that different sized colored blocks wouldn’t have been as neat but this is simply too much. Form over substance isn’t the way to go.

    Cheers
    Marcello

  • http://www.itoctopus.com Fadi E.

    Panorama (the second application) is a great tool. It can be a very cheap replacement to buying photo equipment worth thousands of dollars!

  • oe

    dermandar are far more better than panoarama…
    it simply can sharing its 360 view on webview… and sharing on it..

  • http://www.usjoomlaforce.com/psd-to-joomla-conversion.html psd to joomla

    Path and food spotting apps i love most.. 

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