Some of the best apps are free
Along with the pay-to-use iPhone apps are a lot of spectacularly useful and completely free apps, including the following 10 finds, which now we can't live without.
Every day hundreds of apps reduce their price to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement. AppsGoneFree evaluates the offerings, handpicks the best choices, and sends you the details, a synopsis of the app, and downloading access.
This free traffic and navigation app not only tells you the best way to drive from one place to another, but also tells you where to go so you don't have to read directions while driving! Also, since it's social, it allows community members to identify and share traffic information, including where to expect highway patrol may be fishing for speeders, accidents, speed cams, and more.
3. My Fitness Pal
Your personal calorie counter, My Fitness Pal lets you set a daily calorie goal, then record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track. If you have a (free) MyFitnessPal.com account, the app will synchronize with it so you'll always be up to date whether or not you are meeting your weight-loss goals. Other great free fitness/weight loss apps include Fitocracy and Lose It.
4. Hotel Tonight
If you suddenly find yourself in need of a place to sleep tonight, get this app, which offers same-day hotel rooms for up to 70% off.
5. Stitcher Radio
Described as "the Pandora of everything but music" by TechCrunch, Stitcher streams personalized news and entertainment to your iPhone. After you save favorites and rate shows, Stitcher finds other shows you'll like and "stitches" together a station for you. You can get the latest from CNN, FOX, NPR, AP, BBC, Wall Street, Reuters, Bloomberg and more-all for free.
This location-based service application lets you to share your real-time location safely and keep track of your friends and family easily and simply by GPS anywhere, even on vacation. When you want to share your location with someone, Glympse sends a link with your ongoing location via Email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. And the recipient doesn't need any special software to be able to see your location. They get a link that shows your real-time position, and optionally your speed, a message, a destination, and your ETA! Want to let someone know where you are? Just send a Glympse!
Handy for travelers, this app organizes, stores, and shares (if desired) your travel plans! TripIt "automagically" takes all your trip details (forwarded by you by email) and creates one truly helpful itinerary that's there when and where you need it-on your iPhone or iPad, sync'd with your calendar, and online at tripit.com.
An oldie but goodie with longtime iPhone users, Shazam helps you identify any song you hear, anytime. Just hold your phone up to the music or TV and within seconds you'll get more information like the name of the track and artist, streaming lyrics, videos, special offers, exclusive content and more - straight to your smartphone.
9. TuneIn Radio
You can listen to live local and global radio from wherever you are with this supercool app that offers access to 50,000 stations and 120,000 shows. Bonus: You can also pause and rewind any station as you're listening, create presets to your favorites and get suggested new stations based on preferences!
10. Converter Plus
This all-in-one calculation app converts everything you can think of, from cooking volumes to currency to loan interest figures to metric and imperial measurements.
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