Existing users looking to expand their apps collection or new user in need of good apps look no further. The best apps that are currently available at iTunes are compiled here into a concise list. The list includes apps ranging from day-to-day must haves to boredom breakers. Here is the list of top 20 iPhone apps of 2012:
1) Find My iPhone
This application is a must download app for any iPhone user. This app helps users by pinpointing the location of the iPhone on a map in case it has been misplaced. The app can also instruct the iPhone to let out a high volume sound in case necessary. And in case the phone gets stolen then the app can cause the personal data stored in the phone to get deleted.
This app comes very handy during shopping time. The app basically scans the bar code of a product and then informs the user if there is a better deal online or at any other nearby store. The app also lets user to type in the name of the product instead of scanning the bar code.
3) Dragon Go!
Dragon Go! is a free natural language app alternative to Siri. This app accurately recognizes what a user asks and will deliver the results to the asked question within seconds. It can accurately give out directions to an asked place or list of places related to the asked item.
4) Weather Underground
Weather Underground is a weather app but what differentiates it from other weather apps is that it not only tells the temperature of the user’s city but also of the local position of the user. The app screen shows everything from day’s weather to weekly forecast.
The app lets the user easily search airlines tickets and their best prices. It also has features to book hotels and rental cars and shows information like airline phone numbers and other fees.
GasBuddy app lets the user search nearby gas stations and continuously updates the current prices of fuel those gas stations. With this app the user can compare the prices imposed by every gas station in that area.
Heard a song on radio or in a bar and want to download it? Shazam can be the best app for the job. The app utilizes the phone’s mic to analyze the song’s waveform and matches it with the related artist and track information. The user then can download the song easily.
A popular app for live streaming, Netflix allows user to live stream any movies and TV shows correctly over 3G connections and also features Instant Queue for easy playback.
This app is for the ones who prefer to run outdoors. It utilizes phone’s GPS and Google Maps and plots the running route. It also shows current speed and along with option to take snapshot of the route maps.
This app brings cloud features to the iPhone. With this app any documents, photos and music can be uploaded to cloud storage. These can be later accessed from anywhere and at any time.
A music making app that sports custom –made interface for guitar, piano and drum. The app also features multitrack recording studio and Stomp box effects.
This app looks out for random interesting stuffs on the internet and provides them to the user. The app receives feedback via the thumbs up and down buttons and will remember the kind of stuffs the user likes.
Instapaper once installed on the phone’s browser, adjusts any lengthy article to an easy-read format.
14) Pandora Radio
This music app streams music to the phone when a name of any artist is provided to it. It also delivers songs by similar other artists
A photo sharing app that lets the user to add various cool filters to photos before uploading them to social sites. It also includes features to fix underexposed photos.
This app digitizes paper business cards with the help of the phone’s camera and then saves the contact information on the address book.
As the name suggest this app utilizes the iPhone’s camera flash to produce bright light that can be used as a flashlight. The brightness can also be adjusted.
Fardango lets user browse movies, watch their trailer and read the reviews. It also provides the location of the theatres and provides options to purchase tickets.
19) Atari’s Greatest Hits
When installed the app offers the game Missile Command for free. The user then has the option to buy more games in form of 4-game bundle or 99-game bundle.
20) Angry Birds Space
The most addictive mobile game is back with its new incarnation, Angry Birds Space. The game includes new levels, new birds, new superpowers and new tactics options.
These were the one of the best apps an iPhone user can download this year.