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    Default What's on your iPhone?

    Since we have a good few of these "What's on your iPhone" articles up on iMore already, I figured it's time for you guys in the forums to finally share what's on your iPhone, how's it configured, how you have laid everything out on your home screens...It's just the way it goes, the cool kids are doing it and now it's our turn.

    Personally, I got a few constant things on my iPhone I need to have on there. I keep the front home screen stock, just because. But I just need to have one single other home screen page full of all the folders for all the apps. I keep the arrangements of these folders constant to get a regularity of usage when finding the essential apps I need to reach for much of the day. I group them in terms of obvious thematic categorisation too so it makes sense for me, eliminating all confusion and time wastage when using my device.

    Some apps I need on there:

    BBM - I once was a Blackberry user and I still have many friends I reach through this on a daily basis. Like all other IMs and social networks, I use every single one of them for the various groups of friends I keep in touch with.

    My IM apps - Whatsapp, Snapchat, Line, Wechat, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger.

    My Social Network apps - Google, Facebook, Twitter and Tweetbot for more specific Twitter needs.

    Instagram - The best photo sharing app for me, and it has the best filters to keep things vibrant for me on there.

    Vine - I use this because I love that Instagram-like sharing capabilities but for a six second video this time. It's a fresh concept, it forces me to apply some artistic effort for once, and I like how the tutorials in there are so intuitive for getting my video split up in important chunks, so it would also loop itself among other things.

    Audible - I have little time to read sometimes, and I just want the visual aspect of my content more. This app keeps things aural but fulfils my also important need for books and literature.

    Kindle, Kobo, iBooks - I need books, what can I say, and these apps are as polished as I can expect e-book readers these days. Certainly e-book reading has come a long way.

    Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Viz Manga etc. - I do have a love for reading the graphic novel side of things, so these are needed as well. E-Comic-book reading has come a long way too.

    Podcasts - I used iCatcher for awhile and I never thought there would come a day when Apple's very own podcast app has matured enough to replace iCatcher for my daily use. It is as intuitive as a podcast app can be, and I never could fault the flawless downloading speed on it. It makes me keep updated on iMore's podcast and things I have to have in my system every week.

    I use every single in-built app on there, for the record, and if something impresses me enough to make me use it, most likely it's there. iOS, to me, is the greatest gift that keeps on giving, as far as my iPhone is concerned. Search, Image editing, name it, and most likely I have used and liked the stock implementations of those things like they were old friends.

    Now it's over to you guys...Do share the things you absolutely must have to keep you and your iPhone ticking.
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    My must have apps on my iPhone are:

    Goodreader - A great .pdf reader/writer that syncs across my iPad and iPhone and with Dropbox and can also sync with my home PC too.
    Dicenomicon - A polyhedral dice random number generator. I'm a tabletop roleplayer and this means I don't have to bring dice with me to a game. Just the best app for doing this bar none, in my opinion!
    Tube Map - London subway/tube map, with journey planner and real time incident indicator too
    National Rail Enquiries - Overground train journey planner. Invaluable for me as I go into London quite a lot and need to know if there are incidents on the line.
    Gmail - I have my work email sent to the Gmail app and my personal email goes to the Apple Mail app. That way I won't get them confused and send a work email from my personal account and vice versa.
    Skype - I spend a lot of time in other countries away from my good lady so we chat via Skype every day when I am away.
    IMDb - For my profession it's invaluable
    Photobucket - I've had a PB account for years and this is a great app for me to see everything in my PB account right on my device without hassle
    Atomic Web Browser - I prefer this to Safari. I bought it a few years back and just love how customisable it is.
    LA Times - News app from my favourite town so I can keep up with what's going on whilst I am away.
    BBC News - News from my home country
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    Default What's on your iPhone?

    Tapatalk Pro
    Tunein Radio Pro
    Last edited by pr1nce; 07-06-2014 at 06:29 PM.
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    Tapatalk Pro
    The Weather Channel
    Google Maps
    My Banking App that I bank with

    Sent from my iPad Retina using Tapatalk Pro!
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    Default Re: What's on your iPhone?

    local news apps
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    Weather Underground
    eWeather HD
    Splash ID
    CNBC Alarm Clock
    Fidelity Investments
    Cigar Boss
    Google Play Music
    TV Guide
    Good Luck
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    Default Re: What's on your iPhone?

    Top row:
    Settings, Clock, Calendars 5, Light
    2nd Row: Folders
    Productivity: Pages, Notes, Box, Sign Easy, SwiftKey, Printer Pro, Documents by Readdle, Folder Plus, bitly, Weebly
    Music/Tube: Stock iTunes, Radio Paradise, Tune-In Radio Pro, Spotify, YouTube, Jasmine, Vizzywig, Vine, Horizon, Downloads
    Weather: 48 Local, WeatherUnderground, Stock, Tornado, eWeather HD
    Games: Solitaire, Flood-It 2, Ball Hop, Words Pro, Tetris, Gutterball, Anodia, PAC-MAN, Temple Run, ArcherWC 2, 2048, Percepto, Escapology, iFishing lite, iFishing SE, Flappy Bird
    Row 3:
    Utilities: iHear, Speedtest.net, System, Screenshot, Reminders, CM Security, Calculator, voice memos, voice dictation
    News: Fox News, Heritage, Mental Floss, Yahoo, Pulse, Mashable, iMore
    Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tweetbot 3, Friendly+, OKDOTHIS, Tadaa 3D
    Forums: TapaTalk, iCafe, iPF.net, iMore, MacRumors
    Row 4:
    Biz: App Store, iTunes Store, BI Mobile (bank), Amazon, Pay Pal, Zee, QVC, My Verizon, Xfinity
    Reference: Convert Units, iThesaurus, ChordBank, Translate, Appsgonefree, White Pages, Wikipedia


    Puffin Free

    Row 5:
    Bill Pay: 4 sites (bookmarklets)


    Photoshop: Superimpose, Facetune, gradient blender pro, eraser, Gloomlogue, Rays, waterlogue, aremaC
    Framing: Frame Artist+, Frame Magic, imikimi lite, Mematic,

    Dock: Phone,
    Messages: stock/iMessage, FB Messenger, FaceTime
    Photography: Photos, iPhoto, Camera+, MyPhoto, stock camera, color manager, Bugshot, Gif Boom Pro, Cal Studio, image size, Phonto

    ProCamera 7

    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    News 360
    Google Wallet - For my Google Mastercard
    Steam - to buy and install PC games
    Slice - for tracking orders
    Check - Bill payments
    Beamly - for tracking TV shows and seeing what's on
    Burner - for "burnable" phone numbers
    BaconReader - for Reddit
    Skype - for work
    BBM - for old BlackBerry contacts
    OWA - Outlook Web app for work
    CloudMagic - for personal email
    Convertizo - unit converter
    Marvel Unlimted
    Stack Exchange for stackoverflow.com
    MS Remote Desktop
    and all the stock apps
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    Default Re: What's on your iPhone?

    Holy Bible
    Tapatalk Pro / iMore Forums
    Drafts (I'm using to create this list)
    iA Writer
    Weather Underground
    Hi-Def Radar
    Google Hangouts
    Bank of America
    pdf Expert
    Google Voice
    Apple Remote
    Writing Aid
    Touch Blur
    Scanner Pro
    TuneIn Radio Pro
    Guess The Emoji
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    --- Essentials:
    Week Cal - best calendar app with lot of customizations
    OneNote - best notes app with awesome sync and infinity possibilities
    Launch Center Pro - launch almost any action and app via this app
    OmniFocus - best task management system, especially in combination with Drafts and reminder import
    Drafts - universal app for notes and to use them in other apps, for actions etc.

    --- Graphics:
    PS Express - quick and easy powerful photo manipulation and editing
    Groupshot - magically fuses group pictures to a perfect version of parts of the several ones

    --- Organization:
    Stocard - all cards from your pocket digitally
    Instashare - sends/receive files via wifi/Bluetooth to your iOS devices and Mac
    TextExpander - expends snippets in supported apps (e.g. OmniFocus, Drafts etc.)
    1Password - stores all passwords and data securely and have access from different devices and Mac
    dict.cc plus - best (offline) dictionary

    --- Media:
    SoundHound∞ - recognizes almost any sound and Music
    Recordium - awesome recorder app with nice look and easy to use
    MxTube - best YouTube client with a lot of cool features e.g. playing videos/music in background, loop etc.
    Instagram - social network for sharing picture with friends and follow people to see theirs :|
    Facebook - social network... I think I don't need to explain :|
    Tapatalk - best forum app for supported forums (e.g. this one) to see and write very easy with lots of awesome features
    Ziner - RSS client which shows your Feedly news in a compact and cool way with gesture etc.
    Pocket - best and also free Save-for-later service

    --- Locations:
    Google Maps - very good maps service from Google with a lot of good features in comparison to stock maps app
    AroundMe - show almost anything around you (or a chosen place), e.g. banks, restaurants, cafés etc.

    --- Communication: (basically all are chat app, some of them also with calling and other cool features)
    Messenger (Facebook)

    --- Productivity:
    30/30 - good time tracking and planing app
    iThoughts - best MindMapping software for iOS
    GeniusScan+ - very awesome and powerful app for digitalizing documents with lot of options
    Office mobile - open and edit Microsoft office documents and save to your onedrive
    TextGrabber - OCR (optical character recognition) your documents to get the text
    Anki - really really awesome flash card app to study almost anything with flash cards, also on web and all systems e.g. Mac
    Nebulous notes - good notes app which syncs everything with Dropbox, also have lot of customization options, themes etc.
    GoodReader - most powerful PDF reading and editing app
    Dropbox - very fast and widely used cloud service
    Google Drive - cloud service from Google
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    Gas Buddy
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    Here's my list of apps installed on my iPhone 5 -

    Clear - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clea...mUvbUpU2303455

    Intelli IM - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/inte...mUvbUpU2303455

    Facebook - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/face...mUvbUpU2303455

    Adobe Reader - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/adob...mUvbUpU2303455

    Amazon - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amaz...mUvbUpU2303455

    Book my show - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/book...mUvbUpU2303455

    CB Forums - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crac...mUvbUpU2303455

    Citibank - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/citi...mUvbUpU2303455

    Cleartrip - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/clea...mUvbUpU2303455

    ContactsSync - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/cont...mUvbUpU2303455

    Currency - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/xe-c...mUvbUpU2303455

    Dropbox - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/drop...mUvbUpU2303455

    eBay - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/ebay...mUvbUpU2303455

    Expedia - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/expe...mUvbUpU2303455

    Flipkart - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/flip...mUvbUpU2303455

    Flipkart eBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/flip...mUvbUpU2303455

    Google Maps - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/goog...mUvbUpU2303455

    HDFC Bank - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/hdfc...mUvbUpU2303455

    Heart Rate - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/inst...mUvbUpU2303455

    iCleaner - No more available on App Store

    iMore - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/imor...mUvbUpU2303455

    iMore Forums - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/imor...mUvbUpU2303455

    Instagram- https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/inst...mUvbUpU2303455

    My airtel - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/my-a...mUvbUpU2303455

    Pic Collage - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/pic-...mUvbUpU2303455

    Nike + Running - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/nike...mUvbUpU2303455

    Scanner Pro - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/scan...mUvbUpU2303455

    Speed Test - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/spee...mUvbUpU2303455

    Viber - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/vibe...mUvbUpU2303455

    Wallpapers - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/wall...mUvbUpU2303455

    Webex - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/cisc...mUvbUpU2303455

    Whatsapp - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/what...mUvbUpU2303455

    Wikipedia - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/wiki...mUvbUpU2303455

    Youtube - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/yout...mUvbUpU2303455

    Zomato - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/zoma...mUvbUpU2303455

    Launch Center Pro - https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/laun...mUvbUpU2303455
    Last edited by agarwal.apar; 08-05-2014 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Just purchased Launch Center Pro! :)
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    Default Re: What's on your iPhone?

    In my list above, I left out 1Password and an old password app I'd had for 2 years. Before Christmas, my wife wanted to know what I wanted. I had just seen where 1Password had gone on sale for $9.99. So that's what she gave me for Christmas. But then I drug my feet and let it sit there unused. Until now. It's great! But it sure is time consuming entering all my info in. I don't know yet if I'll back it up to iCloud or Dropbox.
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    Oh gosh were do I start. Here we go::
    Facebook mess anger
    App advice
    Modern combat 5
    Infinite blade 3
    Sanandreas GTA
    Play station news
    Playstation app
    Monument valley
    Vlc player
    Movie box( jailbreak)
    Music lyric.
    Puffin browser
    Banking app
    Seek jobs
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    Social- Facebook, instagram, snapchat, Twitter, Messenger, Pinterest, KIk, Tapatalk, timehop
    Photography- camoji, camera!, picstitch, Flipagram, Instasize
    Fun stuff- Hashtags, tagsforlikes, daily quotes
    Other- BB&T BANKING, Pebble, meme factory, subway surf, fml, zedge, piano tiles, guess the emoji
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    Oh heck who knows....

    Banking apps, insurance apps, Instagram, FB, Twitter, American Red Cross Pet Emergency, transportation apps, Google apps, photo apps, news, Tapatalk....beeeellions and beeeeellions of apps......
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    Default Re: What's on your iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    Oh heck who knows....

    Banking apps, insurance apps, Instagram, FB, Twitter, American Red Cross Pet Emergency, transportation apps, Google apps, photo apps, news, Tapatalk....beeeellions and beeeeellions of apps......
    ......and this is why my next iPhone device will be a 64gb or more....SMILE
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    ......and this is why my next iPhone device will be a 64gb or more....SMILE
    YEAH BABY!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    ......and this is why my next iPhone device will be a 64gb or more....SMILE
    I'm also looking to add to my 9gb of music . I like all my stuff on my iPhone and not in the clouds
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    Right now I'm using a yellow 32GB iPhone 5C (another one to add to the Apple Collection), and the apps I use is:

    Alien Blue
    OnStar RemoteLink
    Asphalt 7
    Slingo Supreme
    Scanner Pro
    Capital One
    Cinfed Credit Union (for my bank)
    Google Drive
    Music app/iTunes Radio

    The list goes on......lol
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    VSCOcam !
    3D Camera !
    Plastic Bullet
    Alien Blue
    Pumped: BMX
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    My choice of 'must have' apps for me is a little sad. But i guess everyone has their own needs for their smartphones!

    National Rail: It tells me exactly where the trains are, wakes me up a stop before I arrive. What platform it will arrive on - quite simply a huge time saver when I am commuting!

    Natwest: Easy to transfer money to people, keep track of my funds, move money around and get cash out of a cash machine without the use of my card. I am very forgetful - so this is great! (Just can't forget my phone!)

    Whatsapp - The bane of my life for those that insist on using Whatsapp because they don't have an iPhone and can't bear to use SMS. But it is handy for sending and receiving photos for free.

    Mail - OK, OK I know this isn't an app we install, but WOW. I love the mail app.... That is all.

    Instagram - I like looking at arty farty photo's and have people look at mine, no more to be said

    Snapchat - (guilty pleasure) mainly my daily laugh from friends across the globe. Things people wouldn't normally send, but do over snap chat. I love it.

    Maps - again.... already included in iOS, but seriously, when I get sent on a diversion across London, and someone thought it would be funny to take down or move the Diversion signs, the Maps app really is a blessing in disguise!

    Linked In - a little dull, but its amazing for networking with other people in the same shoes as me, and keeping my work profile up to date for potential employers.

    After reading about my favourite apps, I can't help but think I am a little boring! ha ha
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    The apps I use are

    Trainline. Just for train info when travelling

    Omnifocus for task management


    TomTom because I've had from the start.

    Hotels.com app for bookings and passbook integration

    Tunein radio for radio stations

    Whats on Where for events and things to do

    Various banking and credit card apps for work and personal cards
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    Yo Right
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    I have several navigation apps that are huge for road trips and backpacking, lots of productivity apps for work, shopping apps for when I travel, health related apps, financial/banking apps, news apps, social media apps, kindle and ibooks, ringtone makers, and I created a folder to put all the apps I don't use but can't delete, it's called "useless crap".

    Sooooo thankful for 128 GB, hehehe...
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