There is an ocean of apps out there just waiting to be discovered. These ten apps have made the cut for this list as they have shown outstanding performance. And “free” means free. No gimmicks, no “membership required.” Free. Period.
1. Adobe Photoshop Express
Digital photography editing has, until recently, been a task best suited for desktop and laptop computers, but Adobe proved that it could be done in the mobile space with Photoshop Express. Photoshop Express is a powerhouse of a mobile app and can even handle noise reduction. All in all, Adobe Photoshop Express is a solid tool for making light photo edits on your iPhone.
List-making and task-management app Any.do has a unique feature called the Any.do moment, which encourages making a habit of reviewing your daily tasks. This sophisticated app includes time and date reminders, as well as geolocation reminders, which work surprisingly well.
If you use the powerful and collaborative task-management platform Asana, you’ll definitely want to install the free Asana iPhone app. It’s an essential piece of the Asana puzzle, and it’s also a great little to-do app, if that’s all you want to use it for. Free Asana members can collaborate with up to 30 people.
The BillGuard app connects you to your online credit card statements and flags merchants who frequently charge consumers for products or services they’ve either forgotten about or they didn’t know they were requesting. BillGuard is the one personal finance app to keep by your side.
Recent newcomer to the cloud syncing and storage wars, Bitcasa, works beautifully on iPhones. You can get 20GB of space for free, which is a whole heaping lot. Because of the ample space, it’s extremely useful for mobile video backup. The interface is great, too.
The Brewster iPhone app may be one of the most visually appealing contact managers you’ll find, tapping into multiple social networks for images of people you know. It insists on having access to your iPhone Contacts and either Twitter or Facebook to work, though.
The iPhone app Cloze collects tweets, emails, Facebook posts, and other bits of communication from your contacts and prioritises them based on people who are most relevant to you. In other words, if my colleague tweets three times, posts on Facebook twice, and shares an article on LinkedIn all in a single day, I can see all that activity in one shot in Cloze. It’s a wonderful tool for getting relevant information about people in your network.
8. Converter Plus
This all-in-one calculation app delivers numbers on nearly everything, from currency conversions to loan-interest figures. It converts metric to imperial measurements for temperature, cooking volumes, length, and more.
Dashlane is an elegant and secure app that acts as a digital wallet backup, password manager, and more. It can automatically save information from when you make purchases online, so you don’t have to keep track of them via email confirmations. The data that Dashlane stores remains encrypted until you unlock the app. A free account lets you use Dashlane on only one device, however.
If your files live all over the place – your office computer, home desktop, laptop – having a dependable syncing program is a must. The service and productivity tool lets you store your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere you have a signal. Dropbox has a simple interface, easy uploading, and swift syncing across all accounts. Watch the tutorial beneath to learn how to use Dropbox on your iPhone.