The most popular iPhone apps mentioned below have undoubtedly left some of the others behind to find a place in this roster. The fruity giant itself has agreed that these applications have managed to woo droves of iPhone users over the years. And if you happen to own an Apple smartphone, we can bet on the fact that you have some of these installed too. Scroll down to find out exactly which apps score brownie points for their popularity quotient, according to us.
1 – Whatsapp:
Even though a number of instant messaging services are flooding the Apple App Store, WhatsApp continues to be one of the favorites in this category. While others are limited to certain platforms, the application in question connects you with most of your friends as it is available for the majority of operating systems including Symbian and BlackBerry.
Need we mention that you can even have group chats and share multimedia content like images, videos and more through this service?
2 – Instagram:
50 million downloads on iTunes from the time Instagram was released justifies its inclusion in our queue. And no, you are not required to be an exceptional photographer to use this application.
It knows exactly how to breathe new life into your images with its filtered effects, tilt-shift blur, custom borders and more. Instagram’s instant social sharing features may also be a reason as to why it has managed to strike a chord with most of us.
3 – Pandora Radio:
The music streaming service’s iPhone version is definitely worth a try, considering that it creates a special station that plays music you would prefer hearing. As it is completely integrated with the web version, you can get started almost instantly if you already have an account.
And it doesn’t matter if you do not. The tool only requires you to punch in details like your favorite artists, songs or genres and you’re good to go.
4 – Netflix:
Netflix is to movies what Pandora is to music. In order to use this application you need to have a Netflix membership. And once you are done signing up for it, you will never wonder about what happened to that character from your favorite sitcom.
The tool brings most TV shows and movies right to your iPhone so you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.
5 – Words With Friends Free:
The word game’s addition to the lineup hardly comes as a surprise. A game like scrabble is bound to attract a lot of players and Zynga has peppered it with features like in-game chat to make it even better.
It allows you to keep in touch with friends and even make new ones while you are competing against random opponents.
6 – Angry Birds Free:
Yes, we know the newer versions of this game are better in terms of gameplay and graphics. But the first edition marking the debut of these adorable birds continues to be well loved.
Angry Birds Free comes with 24 levels that do not form part of the full version and the game even lets you enjoy 8 mini episodes. Besides leaderboards and achievements, it boasts of Game Center support which lets you show off your high scores.
7 – Shazam:
Apparently, the ninth most downloaded app of all time, Shazam is a must-have for all you music buffs out there. It lets you discover not only new music, but also TV shows and brands. It keeps you in the loop about new tracks by recognizing them for you and even facilitates downloading them directly via iTunes.
And if that’s not enough, this app brings music videos, concerts, lyrics and more right to your iPhone’s screen. You can share your favorite music with friends through social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter right from this app.
8 – Camera+:
No, there’s nothing wrong with your native camera application. But it won’t hurt to have its enhanced version installed in your phone. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned photographer or not, Camera+ promises to reproduce improved pictures for you.
Some of the many attributes include stabilizer, touch exposure and focus as well as photo flashlight that utilizes the iPhone’s LED flash amongst others. Add to that its capability of editing pictures and it deserves a mention on any catalog.
9 – FatBooth:
One of the funniest applications available in iTunes, FatBooth is a great way to fiddle with pictures. It lets you indulge in harmless fun that includes editing images to see how your friends may look if they happen to put on a few extra pounds.
And just to let them know how they’d end up looking, the tool comes with sharing features that can be used for uploading these images to Facebook and Twitter.
10 – Google Earth:
The desktop version of Google Earth has kept a lot of us hooked onto our computer screens, staring at satellite images of places across the globe we have never been to. This iPhone app brings the experience and a lot more to the palm of your hand and lets you navigate with a swipe on the Retina display.
You can even view geo-located images and Wikipedia articles through this software.
There you have it; that rounds up our compilation of the 10 most popular iPhone apps. Although similar tools have been released for the iPhone, it has not deterred users from selecting these over the current crop of imitators. Are there any other apps worthy of top honors that you feel failed to make an impact on the community? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us.