If you don’t have the time to sift through the 300,000 apps in the iPhone app store, you’re in luck. The geeks at the New York Times did it for us – and here are the top five best iPhone apps. The best part is: They’re all FREE!
- #5: The Urban Spoon app. If you’re looking for someplace to eat, this app will list suggestions based on your exact location, or the type of food you’re hungry for. It’ll even give you restaurants reviews and exact directions. If you don’t know what you want to eat, just shake your phone and it’ll randomly pick a nearby restaurant for you.
- #4: Red Laser. You need this free app for holiday shopping! It uses your camera phone to scan product bar codes, then searches local and online stores for the best prices. You can even store a list of items, so you can follow your kid around the toy store and scan what they like. Voila! Instant gift list!
- #3: Ever Note. This is like a digital personal assistant. Anything you need to remember can be stored and sorted using this app – from recipes to your to-do list. You can snap pictures or use a voice memo. It remembers and organizes everything. You can take a picture of someone’s business card and the text on the card – even though it’s in a picture – is searchable. You’ll never forget anything again.
- #2: The SoundHound app. If you ever hear a song and want to know what it is, this is the app for you. Just hum the tune into your phone and Sound Hound will figure out what it is, find the lyrics and search YouTube for videos. You can also hold it up to the radio to find songs too.
- #1: Google. The Google app has an amazing voice search function. If you say George Washington, it brings up the president’s Wikipedia page. If you say Starbucks, it’ll use the phone’s GPS to find the nearest one and give you the phone number. You can even snap a photo and the app will search for information about what appears in the picture.