You got your Verizon iPhone. It’s time to know about the Best Apps available for the device. We’re here to help you do that. This list is made up of some of our past favorites, compiled–for your convenience–into one massive posts to help your find the best applications for the Verizon iPhone.
Hit the jump for the full list:
Best News Apps for Verizon iPhone
1) Fluent News (free)
This is probably the best news App for your iPhone. It takes news from various sources and puts them on a single page. The only downside is that you will probably see some repeats as it tends to gather news from all the top publications.
2) NYTimes (free)
This is a free App that streamlines the news into one page for easy viewing on your iPhone. Simply touch a headline to view the full story. Push notifications can alert you when breaking news happens.
Best Entertainment Apps for Verizon iPhone
1) Netflix (free)
This is the ultimate entertainment App on iOS. If you have a Netflix account and an iOS device, you need Netflix. If you have an iOS device, but no Netflix account…you need to consider jumping on board. If anything, for the streaming service alone.
2) Flixster (free)
In case you do decide to make it a movie night at the theatre, you can check out this App. It shows you what’s in your area and when. You can check out Rotten Tomatoes reviews, see what’s being released on DVD or what’s going to be in theaters in the near future. For instance (and this is a bit embarrassing…I think) we just opened the App and realized that there is a third Narnia movie. Not that we plan on watching it, but hey, we can check out show times and a trailer all from one simple App.
3) Pandora (free)
Pandora is a sweet free App for streaming audio and music. It’s become truly useful with the multitasking, which makes it possible to run the App in the background while you do other things. This is the way it was meant to be used. If you like music, you should definitely check this App out.
Best Productivity Apps For Your Verizon iPhone
1) Evernote (free)
Evernote is a dream to work with. We have it on the iPad, iPhone and the laptop. You can use it to jot down or record ideas or even to snap photos and store them on a server for access from any of your devices. This is great for anybody who is on the move and wants to ensure that they don’t lose or forget their ideas. The service is free, but ad-supported. You can pay a fee if you want to get rid of advertisements and increase bandwidth.
2) iMovie ($4.99)
It’s a primitive movie editor when compared to something you would find on a desktop computer, but the fact that this is on a smartphone is rather impressive. With an iPhone 4, you can literally record, edit and upload a film for viewing on YouTube thanks to this cool little App. Adding simple little effects, or transitioning between scenes on a trip to Disney is all possible on this little App. Imagine how impressed the in-laws will be when you send them a highlight video of your latest family trip…all from the comfort of your hotel room bed.
Best Utility Apps for Verizon iPhone
Find my iPhone (Free)
If you have a Verizon iPhone you need Finy my iPhone. The Find My iPhone service is free to those who have an iPhone 4, and there are workarounds for users who don’t (We posted it here). So long as you have an iPad, you can activate another device through this App. It’s extremely useful, and has actually helped people find their phones. In a worst-case scenario, you can completely wipe your device. Still better than someone else having access to your data.
Top Ten Paid iPhone Apps for Your Verizon iPhone
1) Doodle Jump – 99 cents
The App description even makes sure to remind us that it’s the all-time top paid iPhone App in the US App Store. We are sure they are pretty happy about that (We’d be just as thrilled). It’s a simple little game in which you play that little doodle guy that bounces up some platforms moving higher and higher. You control his movements by tilting.
2) Tap Tap Revenge 3 – 99 cents
Tap Tap Revenge 3 is a music/rhythm game similar to Guitar Hero or Rock Band in the sense that you must hit various colored markers to the beat of the music. It’s very popular, and continues to sell even with similar games showing up to compete in the genre. Could be because the 99-cent price point is very welcoming.
3) Pocket God – 99 cents
In Pocket God you get to watch over a small island and its inhabitants. You can make their lives miserable by throwing them in water for the sharks, tossing them in volcanos, turning them into zombies or vampires and various other forms of sadistic torture. It’s okay though. The violence is cartoony and is more humorous than upsetting.
4) Angry Birds – 99 cents
You’ve heard of this one. A bunch of little piggies steal the birds’ eggs. The Angry Birds then come back to attack the pigs by launching themselves at their little fortresses with a slingshot. It’s been asked why the birds don’t just fly over and take their eggs back, and no one will ever know the real answer. Still, it’s good fun.
5) Tap Tap Revenge 2.6 – 99 cents
This is another version of Tap Tap Revenge. What can we say other than it’s a similar game with different songs?
6) Bejeweled 2 + Blitz – 99 cents
Warning. This game is addictive. In fact, anything that PopCap makes is very addictive. In a sense it’s two games in one. Yes, they are variations of the same game. But Blitz is a fun little title that lets you take on your Facebook friends and feels faster-paced than the original.
7) Traffic Rush – 99 cents
Traffic Rush is a simple to learn, but difficult to master game in which you manage cars crossing an intersection. Apparently, the drivers are driving with their eyes closed and these people haven’t learned about stoplights. Still, it makes for an interesting gaming experience.
8) Tap Tap Revenge Classic – $1.99
Well lookie here. Another Tap Tap Revenge game. Those folks at Tapulous can’t be doing bad if three of their Apps are in the top ten paid apps of all time. Still, this is the game that started it all for Tap Tap Revenge.
9) AppBox Pro – 99 cents
At 99 cents, this App is a must-have. It’s a small download (less than 20MB at v1.7.1) and offers plenty of essential tools to the iPhone user. It’s actually several useful applications in one.
10) Flight Control – 99 cents
Guide planes to a landing strip and help some of them take off safely. It starts out easy, but soon becomes very hectic. The good news is that it’s also very fun, and is probably one of our favorite of the list.
Top Ten Free Apps for Your New Verizon iPhone
Facebook is the most popular social networking site in‚Ä¶well, probably ever. Heck, they even made a movie about the drama surrounding its founder. The Facebook App for iPhone and iPod Touch brings many of the features of the website to iOS.
We don‚Äôt know that this is the best of the streaming radio services, but it‚Äôs definitely the most popular. It definitely does what you need it to do. Still, if you are interested in Pandora, check out some of the other Apps that do similar things and may be just as cool.
Google Mobile is like several Apps in one. It gives you some of the functions you would find on an Android phone, but within an App. Tools such as the awesome voice input search, which works very well, and Google Goggles, the application that lets you identify objects such as books and landmarks by snapping a photo.
This App does some pretty crazy things. When you hear some music you like, you can hold your iPhone up to the speaker (or the source of the music) and it will identify the song and artist you are listening to. It can even link you to the iTunes listing of the song if you decide you like it enough to purchase it.
This is a great App for movie lovers. Check movie showtimes, releases, buy tickets, see what‚Äôs coming and more. It even offers Rotten Tomatoes ratings. It‚Äôs definitely worth picking up if you want to know what‚Äôs on.
Just what you‚Äôd expect. It‚Äôs the weather. Of course there is more to it than just the daily and weekly forecasts. You can check out the map, videos, severe weather warnings and even share things on Facebook. You know, just in case you feel like telling your friends that you are sitting in the middle of hurricane-force winds.
7) Google Earth
‚ÄúHold the world in the palm of your hand‚Äù the description reads. We love cheesy little marketing blurbs like that. Still, the App is pretty cool in that it lets you check out various parts of the world that you may never get to visit. Sure, it‚Äôs not as awesome as being there, but it‚Äôs free, so it costs a lot less than traveling, right?
Bump is a rad little piece of software that lets you share information with other iPhone users on the same wireless network. For example, if you want to exchange numbers, email and contact photos with a friend you simply launch Bump and bump your phones together.
Skype is great, especially now with the addition of video conferencing on the iPhone (which works over both wifi and 3G). As we‚Äôve mentioned in the past, one of the best things about Skype is how popular it is. Many users have it, so it‚Äôs less likely that you have to convince someone you know to download the software and create a username.
10) Paper Toss
Who ever would have thought that a simple game about flicking a piece of crumpled paper into a wastebasket would be this much of a success? Yeah, it‚Äôs free, so people will naturally download it for kicks. Still, it‚Äôs become a very popular game and will only continue to receive downloads.
How are you enjoying your Verizon iPhone?
Now that it’s finally in your hands, you may have a lot of questions about the handset. We have a chatroom set up where you can discuss and have questions answered. Just so you know, we’re not afiliated with Apple, we’re just people who really like mobile technology and the iPhone.
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