Most Popular Free iPhone Apps (And Posts) Of 2009

Most Popular Free iPhone Apps (And Posts) Of 2009

The iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in the US, and with good reason. Despite occasionally awful choices by Apple, it still has the most — and best — applications around. Here are the most popular free iPhone apps (and posts) of 2009.

As with our most popular Windows downloads and Mac downloads of 2009, this collection of applications is based solely on the popularity of the associated post here on Lifehacker. We always prefer free applications that offer a little productivity boosting, so this is by no means a complete look at the most popular apps of the 80 billion in the App Store.

First, the downloads

RunKeeper is Like Nike+ for Your iPhone-Only Better


Email ‘n Walk Lets You Multitask Without Getting Hit By a Car

seriouslyEmail n’ Walk

Dropbox Comes to the iPhone and iPod touch

Dropboxour favourite file syncing toolDropbox for iPhone

Skype for iPhone Brings Reliable VoIP to Your Pocket

Skype for iPhone

Put Google Calendar and Notes on Your iPhone Wallpaper

By default, the iPhone lock screen shows you the time, date and possibly a pretty picture. With gCalWall Lite, your home screen also displays your upcoming Google calendar appointments. Handy.

And now, the popular iPhone-specific posts/how-tos:

Set Up “Push” Alerts for Anything from Your Computer to Your Phone


Got a favourite iPhone app we covered (or didn’t) in 2009 that you love? Let’s hear more about it in the comments.

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