We love free apps. Now, let me separate the men from the boys, serious minded womenfolk from tweeners and teenyboppers. Here’s my list of the craziest, funnest free iPhone apps you don’t have on your iPhone that are not games.
No Games, Still Fun
If it’s not a game can you still have fun? Of course, that’s what these five hand selected iPhone apps do. They’re fun to use. Or, just a little crazy. Or, useful and utilitarian but in a fun sort of way.
#5 – Snapchat: Is there no end to the social media craze? Not only do we have Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus, we can have our own private picture chat session with friends using Snapchat.
This might be the easiest way to blow your time on the iPhone that’s not a game. It’s real time chat, but with photos, and you set the timer to how long you want your friends to view your photo. Why? Because they can, and you shouldn’t expect much for free.
#4 – Ask.fm: Even adults can get in on the social action and without a Match.com account. Ask.fm puts your questions online for followers and others to answer. You ask. They answer.
First you ask. Then wait. When someone answers what you asked then you get a notification. You can also attach a photo to your question. For example, ‘Do I look good wearing only this?‘
#3 – Viggle. There’s wiggle. And jiggle. Now there’s Viggle, a new way to watch television. Viggle samples the audio from whatever is playing on your TV, then checks you into options to earn points by testing your TV knowledge, or chat with friends, or browse the Rewards catalog because nothing is less personally rewarding than the knowledge you’re doing nothing to advance mankind.
#2 – TuneIn Radio: Yes, there’s a radio life after the internet. In fact, radio is on the internet these days with TuneIn Radio, my personal favorite internet radio app. It’s integrated with TuneIn.com, so you can listen to 70,000 live internet radio stations, and listen to 2-million podcasts, though I recommend you don’t try them all at once.
#1 – Moves: This is one of my favorite apps that I set it and forget it. Moves is like a pedometer with GPS and records everywhere you walk or run or go, both in numbers of steps, total distance, and miles. It automatically does the tracking and routing on Maps, and unlike some pedometer GPS apps doesn’t seem to hog the battery.
Honorable Mention – Tango: You’ll like Tango but not because I say so, but because you’re young at heart. Tango’s another social networking app that does a mashup of video, phone calls, text, photo and video sharing, mixed in with a few games. I put in Honorable Mention because of the games aspect, and the fact that the in-app purchase options quickly take it out of the free category. Tango is a fun way to connect and share photos and videos with people, especially if you’re 15.
Do you have a free app on your iPhone that you love but nobody else does?