Our list of the best iPhone 5 apps has finally arrived. You’ve got your hands on the latest iOS eye candy, now what do you plan to do? Well, we suggest you fill it up with the acme software options listed here. We’ve covered everything from social networking tools to some entertainment bits. So what are you waiting for? Jump right in and swim in the sea of handy software.
1 – Tweetbot for Twitter:
Make sure your newest handset has a place for the little blue bird to roost in. Tweetbot for Twitter is noted to be a client that’s blessed with plenty of personalities. So what can you expect from this contender? Well, it swoops onto the scene bringing along an intuitive interface, attractive animations and sounds, multiple timelines, native push notifications and smart gestures.
It also extends support to different services such as Instapaper, Pocket, Readability and Droplr. Easily manage your lists, attach videos and notes, save drafts and add locations, all through your new device.
2 – Netflix:
Movie and sitcom buffs can dive right into Netflix for their daily dose of flicks and TV episodes. What’s more, they won’t even have to hit their local theater or even reach home in time for their favorite program. Their entertainment quotient is delivered directly through their handset. Netflix members have a comprehensive selection of titles and new episodes at their disposal. They can easily search for their desired names that are spread across action, romance, comedy and other genres, and even rate their favorite shows and films.
3 – iMovie:
While we’re still on the subject of movies, we would like to bring to your attention an innovative utility that would certainly capture the fancy of all you Spielberg and Lucas aspirants out there. Emerging from the house of the Cupertino company itself, iMovie is just the tool amateur filmmakers need to tell their graphic-packed tales to their audience.
Making a film is now easier than ever. Simply opt from 8 themes and add photos, video clips, sound effects and music to form a brand new flick. And once your masterpiece is ready, you’ll be able to splash it onto YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and CNN iReport. All you have to do next is sit back and watch as the rave reviews flood in.
4 – Reeder:
Also priced at just under $3 is a tool that’s christened Reeder. This inclusion in our roundup features Fever, Google Reader and Readability syncing as well as support for different accounts as far as the former two options are concerned. Through this software, you’ll be able to access newsfeeds plucked right out from websites and blogs. You can also share links, articles, images and text selections with friends and family.
5 – Evernote:
We all know that Evernote is one helpful assistant when you need to remember anything and everything under the sun. It even lets you sync all your notes and pictures across various gadgets. But what alterations has it undergone in order to attract iOS enthusiasts? Well, it now exploits the larger display, allowing you to see more notes on a single screen. Native Facebook sharing is also added for iOS 6.
6 – Facebook:
Want to boast about your new device? Why not proclaim the news to all your friends and family scattered across the globe through Facebook? You’ll be able to share photos of your new gadget and display updates about other engaging scenarios as well as chat and be part of group conversations, all through your handset. You can also play games like FarmVille and Hidden Chronicles, and get notifications when pals comment or like your posts.
7 – Pinterest:
Organize your thoughts, plan out your next vacation, or jot down all your favorite recipes, all with the help of Pinterest. You can further ‘pin’ your ideas and notes to online pinboards so that you can easily acquire them at a later date. You’ll also be able to espy different categories like travel, food, drink and design among others. These topics are great, especially when you need a spark of inspiration while on the go. What’s more, you can even fashion new pins with the 8MP iSight camera and follow boards that pique your interest.
8 – Camera Awesome:
Talking about the spectacular camera that’s fitted into the latest iOS handset, we’ve included in our roster just the thing that will take your photography experience to a whole new level. Camera Awesome invites you to ‘awesomize your memories’ by exploiting the various features that are packed into this neat package. There’s 1-Tap and 0-Tap Sharing via Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, SmugMug and Photobucket as well as loads of special effects, some of which can be acquired by shelling out a few bucks. Obtain the perfect picture by simply hitting the 1-Tap Awesomize button.
9 – Comics by comiXology:
Are you a comic book fan? Well, then you definitely have to get your hands on Comics by comiXology. Here, you’ll be able to flick through the virtual pages of comics from the houses of DC, Marvel and many others. Some of the names associated with this software include Image Comics, Red 5, Zenescope, Boom Studios, TokyoPop and Dynamite Entertainment. The extensive store and library are further infused with Guided View technology. What’s more, you don’t always have to dig deep into your pockets in order to acquire some great gems. According to the developer, there are over 500 free comics you can avail of right here.
10 – BBC News:
Want to stay abreast of the latest buzz from across the globe? Well, there’s no better way to get breaking news than by tuning into BBC. If you’re away from your television set, all you’ve got to do is turn to the channel’s official utility directly through your portable gadget. The stories featured here are categorized into different sections namely, technology, sports, business and entertainment. You can even view news bits from a particular geographical region. There are also one-minute news summaries to avail of while on the go. And if English isn’t your native tongue, you’ll be glad to know that the software forays into the scene in other languages like Russian, Spanish and Arabic.
11 – YouTube:
The string of apps continues with the mention of YouTube. This Google service has introduced us to a host of hilarious videos and most recently, to the likes of Psy’s song, Gangnam Style. Now, you can view all these clips, your favorite YouTube channels and more, directly through your handset. Take advantage of attributes like query autocomplete and voice search whenever you want to zero in on your desired videos. You can also read comments, enable subtitles and share clips across email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
12 – Dark Sky:
You might be thinking, ‘why download another weather indicator especially when the new iDevice is already fitted with a similar program?’ Well, Dark Sky is an advanced and accurate tool that provides hyperlocal forecasts, weather radar and storm alerts. According to the maker, the software will inform you up to an hour before it rains or snows, so that you aren’t caught ‘under the weather,’ quite literally. It takes complete advantage of the large touchscreen by proffering beautiful weather and radar animations.
13 – Battery HD+:
Never again will you be caught unawares especially when it comes down to knowing exactly how much juice is still remaining in your handset. Blessed with an elegant design, Battery HD+ has the ability to let you know the precise amount of time left for carrying out various activities. This includes talking on the phone, playing 2D and 3D games, internet browsing, listening to music, conducting video chats, reading books and watching video, among others. You can even tweak your battery’s health levels to get the most out of the accurate estimates.
If you’re a proud owner of the new iOS handset, then you might have already taken a peek at our games list that included exciting titles like FIFA 13, Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies, Temple Run, Asphalt 7 Heat and Infinity Blade II. Well, after covering the gaming goodies for the smartphone in question, we’ve laid out the best iPhone 5 apps that are currently ruling the tech roost. So apart from these aforementioned apps, are you planning on acquiring a few others from the iTunes Store? Well, if you find any more noteworthy ones, do give them a mention below.