The Best Free Apps For Your iPhone, iPad & iPod

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Adobe Photoshop Express

Powerful Photo Editing On Your iPhone I take a ton of photos with my iPhone because it has such a great camera. But I’m not a fan of having to then edit them later on, or I forget to do it, and then nothing gets done. This is exactly why I love the Adobe Photoshop Express app. I can take my photos, and edit them from my phone right then and there. The editing is really easy to do, I just slide my finger across...

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Expensify

Expensify Makes Expense Reports Ridiculously Easy Expense reports are a pain in the you know what. Between being on the road, keeping track of flights and hotels, also remembering to grab receipts for meals and cab fare can be a daunting task. More often than not, something gets lost or goes missing and then its such a hassle to get that information back. Expensify is a true lifesaver. Not only will it keep track of travel information, like flights and hotels, it also syncs right...

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Converter Plus

You Only Need One Converter App For Everything & Anything I hate it when I have to download a few apps to perform simple tasks. I used to have a calculator app, a currency converter app and a an app for units of measure. No more! Converter Plus for iPhone has all these features and more, I can clean up my phone and still somehow get more info out of this app than all the others. So what is awesome about Converter Plus? The sheer...

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Whiteboard Share

Visual Thinking & Planning With Whiteboard Share I don’t know about you, but I am a visual thinker. When my team at work is brainstorming, we head right to the conference room and start working on the whiteboard. The only issue is that I hate having to take notes while everyone is tossing great ideas out there on the board. Either I feel like I’m missing some of the conversation while I’m writing notes, or I walk out with no notes and might forget some...

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Pocket

Curate Your Own Content And Read It Later With Pocket Ever browse the internet, come across a really interesting article and then get interrupted? More often than not, by the time you get back online, you’ve forgotten about the article, had to move on, or just plain got distracted. It can be really frustrating, right? Pocket solves that problem. This sweet little app (formerly called Read it Later), enables any user to save pretty much anything of interest they find on the web and save...

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Socialcam

Socialcam – Like Instagram For Video Socialcam has been billed by many as “Instagram for video,” and in many ways, it is. More than just a standard video app, Socialcam has many advanced features that allows video to be shared in some never before seen ways, opening up a new world of social sharing. What separates Socialcam from competitors are the features. Socialcam allows users to do a bunch of really amazing things, including taking video using various filters, applying a soundtrack to the video,...

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Square

Your iPhone + Square = You’re In Business If you run a small business, especially one that is on the go, Square is a must have iPhone app. So what is it, exactly? Basically Square is a program that allows you to accept cash, but more importantly, credit cards on your phone. Once you sign up, Square will send you a card reader, that fits right into the earphones jack on your iPhone. From there, account set up is super easy, it doesn’t require any...

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iBooks

Have A Mobile Library In Your Pocket With iBooks I’m a huge reader, I usually have at least one book (and sometimes more) being read at a time. Having an interface to use to be able to read my books on the go is a must for me. When I travel for business I do not want to be carrying books around in my luggage – especially now with all the extra weight and size fees they are  hitting us with! So, for me, iBooks...

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Trainyard Express

Cho-cho Your Way To Addiction With Trainyard Express Love playing games on your iPhone? Most people do, but it can be hard to find some games that don’t get really boring after a few tries, or can be solved during a long car ride. Trainyard Express certainly cannot be classified as one of those iPhone apps. So what’s the premise of Trainyard Express, at first, very simple, get the trains to the station. But, as the game progresses, the tracks get increasingly harder to master....

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WebMD

Get Diagnosed Instantly And Anywhere with WebMD Based off the popular medical website of the same name, the WebMD app allows users to use a variety of features in order to research and improve health making decisions. This app has many really usable and important features, including essential basic first aid information, a symptom checker, a drug and vitamin database, and a pill identification tool. Users can check the WebMD app if they are on the road or on vacation and need emergency room access,...

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Dragon Dictation

Eliminate Typing And Writing With Dragon Dictation From the experts behind the Dragon Naturally Speaking software for your computer, this app is set for your iPhone. Now, using this app, I can speak into my phone and compose text messages and emails right on the spot. Works great for when I am in the car, or when I need to send out a quick message to a friend. If, like me, you’ve ever had trouble hitting the correct keys on your phone then this is...

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Dokobots

Use Robots To Find Stuff For You, All Over The World Ok, I’m obsessed, take Dokobots away from me! Actually, no don’t, otherwise I’d really miss my bots. Unlike many other games on the market, Dokobots utilizes the real world. I can send my created bots out on adventures, but if I get bored with them or want a new bot, or even find hidden treasures, all I have to do is head outside. Using geotagging, I can pick up new or dropped off Dokobots...

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RedLaser

Easy Shopping By Barcode Scanning With RedLaser What I love most about RedLaser are the extra features it provides in comparison to a lot of other apps on the market. This is not your average barcode scanner. RedLaser has options, this scanner does more than just read a barcode and tell me the price, it allows me to make a shopping list, check reviews, and compare prices. It even keeps track of items that I have scanned and allows me to go back to that...

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SugarSync

Access Files From Anywhere With SugarSync Is there anything better in this new tech world than free cloud backup? I think not. This is why SugarSync is such a great tool on my iPhone and has turned into one of my favorite apps. I use SugarSync as a one stop way to get access to any files I have on my computer or iPad. Now, I never have to worry about traveling on business and having an important document on my computer at the office,...

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Flixel

Create Animated Photo’s With Flixel Remember animated GIF’s? Images that have that have other images put together into one to create a short animated photo. You might’ve come across Cinemagraphs, which has taken it to a whole new level. Well, with Flixel, you can turn your iPhone camera into a photo animation studio. And it has made the process incredibly simple. Just take a photo, and the app captures a handful of video frames and process them for you (including image-stabilize it). The fun begins...

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Flipboard

Gather Feeds Into Your Own Personalized Magazine With Flipboard I’ve been Flipboard now for a few weeks and it has quickly become one of the first apps I open up on my iPhone and iPad, right after email (and before anything else!). Simply put, it curates streams, blogs, and websites and creates a magazine. The layout is simple, clean, and takes you through everything that’s shared with you in an easy digestible way. This is the strength of the app, as it looks like you’re...

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Top 10 Free Travel Apps

Here’s a great list of excellent travel apps for planning and during your trip!

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Top 10 Free Photography Apps

We list the top 10 photo apps for editing, collecting, curating, sharing your photos!

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Pinterest

New Kid On The Social Block, Just As Addictive It would be hard to not have noticed the explosion of Pinterest over the past few months. It’s talked about everywhere, and has amassed a large number of users. Well, this new kid is inviting you to his party in the form of an app. Basically, Pinterest is like a giant virtual pinboard, it allows users to take pictures and videos from all over the Internet and make your own boards out of them. Things like...

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Wi-Fi Finder

I’ve always had trouble finding free wifi spots wherever I am. Sure, you could go to Starbucks, but so is everyone else, which slows things down a lot. This app, though, the Wi-Fi Finder, is very useful. Basically, it finds wifi for you, and it does it well. It uses the GPS in your phone to track down wifi networks near you, and can even show them on a map. You can search with filters, too, such as free, pay, by provider, locations, such as...

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Weather Underground

An Accurate Meteorologist?! In My Pocket? If the iPhone already has a built-in weather app, why would you need another one? Well, I mostly want something more than just the temperature and weather indication. For me, Weather Underground is detailed enough without being too crammed with useless information. It’s the most accurate forecast app I’ve come across, which says a lot. I guess being a meteorologist is the only job you get to keep and get paid for despite being wrong most of the time....

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Pandora Radio

Expand Your Musical Universe With Pandora Sure, you’ve got Spotify that’s pretty popular, but I have a weak spot for Pandora. The best thing about it is the customization. You find and setup “radio stations” of your favorite bands and singers, and the app finds songs and artists that are similar in style and create a playlist out of that. It’s an amazing way of discovering new artists that you probably would’ve never otherwise come across. It makes listening to music a lot more fun...

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AwardWallet

Yes, I’m Just Happy To See You & There’s A Reward In My Pocket… I wish I had started using this app sooner. With AwardWallet, you basically keep track of all rewards, bonus, loyalty programs, frequent flyer miles that you’re signed up for. It collects them all in one spot – with access to your balances, bonus points, reward numbers, and all the information you might be looking for. You do have to create an account at AwardWallet.com, but it’s well worth it to do...

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AirBnB

It’s Like CouchSurfing 2.0, Sort Of With AirBnB, you can find accommodation just about anywhere you’re traveling to – and not from the usual list of hotels and hostels. Basically, it’s a marketplace of people who have beds, private rooms, or homes available for someone to stay at, usually at a better rate than a hotel. In that sense, it’s like Craigslist. AirBnB also facilitates all payments, so it’s safe and secure. Anyone can list, book, or find all kinds of spaces, and the app...

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Pixable

Photos + Twitter = Pixable, #Awesome Yep, basically, this app is like Twitter for pictures. That’s pretty #sweet. It takes photos that friends have posted on facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, and vimeo and collects them into one place for me. Also, which is why you’ll think about twitter, you can add hashtags to your photos for identification. This in turn helps you find similar photos in your stream, sort your photos, and more. Not only that, but I can scroll through things like the most...

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Yelp

Find Places To Eat, Drink, Relax, Shop – And Reviews From Real People! I’m always running around town, either for work, errands, or pleasure. I can’t pretend to know every single place to eat or drink, let alone how good or bad it is! This is why really appreciate having Yelp on my iPhone. I can search for and find any business I want that’s near me! Restaurants, bars, fast food joints (easy on the burgers, though), shops, and just about anything, really. You can...

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Kayak

The Ultimate Travel Planner App! I’ve been a huge fan of the travel site Kayak for a while now. It’s easy to navigate, fast search, always gives me such a wide range of results, and helps me compare all the prices available. I mean, it’s pretty powerful to be able to compare hundreds of travel sites at the same time. Well, now I can get the same results, same power, in my iPhone! I can do this on the fly. In fact, it came in...

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Evernote

Remember & Collect Everything You See – Sync To All Devices! So, I used to surft the internet, read really interesting articles, watch hilarious videos, take notes on things I should do and follow-up on, see funny pictures and try to remember all of it! I didn’t always want to bookmark, or I forgot where I found them, not remember why I bookmarked something, and I’d purge my history before I had a chance to go back – and often, it’s a hassle to look...

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OpenTable

Find & Make Dinner Reservations At Tons Of Restaurants! So I was out with some friends the other night in Boston. We were just hanging out, walking around, enjoying the night life. As usual, one of us gets hungry and convince everyone else it’s time to eat. But what do you do on a Saturday night? Most tables in restaurants are reserved for weeks. Well, I decided to try out OpenTable. This app is awesome – it lets me make free reservations on my phone!...

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iTunes U

Take University Courses For Free On Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! This is one of the most useful apps I’ve come across in a long time. I can take courses for free from top universities like Boston University, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon University and MIT, amongst many others. Basically, you can get an education from Ivy League schools without paying for it. Why pay a ton of money in tuition and school resources when you can get it for free on your iPhone (or iPad)?...

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Kindle

Read Kindle Books On Your iPhone & iPad! You don’t need a Kindle to read ebooks from Amazon.com – you can use the Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad! It’s completely free, too. I already own a Kindle, and it’s great, can’t complain – but I also spend a lot of time on my iPhone, reading books and magazines I bought via iTunes. So, I decided to download the Kindle app and see if I can just have all my reading material on my...

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Instagram

Take Photo + Apply Filter + Share = Winning! Snap a quick photo with your iPhone, transform it with filters – instantly share on Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. Easy, fast, fun. A new take on photo sharing. The real reason why I love Instagram so much is because of the filters. Instead of spending hours on my laptop with a photo editing software, I can just apply any filter I want, like Hipstomatic for a fun hipster feel. These filters are also free. I’ve started...

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Photosynth

Take Panorama Photos And Stitch ‘Em Up! One of the best free photography and panorama apps on the market. It allows you to automatically stitch photographs just by moving side to side. It offers 3D view of the saved photos and a way to auto-crop the photos and save them to your gallery so you can use them with other apps like Instagram. It’s so easy to capture panoramas of people, places, and events. Not only do you go left to right but you can...