Lifehacker Pack For iPhone 2013: Our List Of The Best iPhone Apps

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Lifehacker Pack For iPhone 2013: Our List Of The Best iPhone Apps


The iPhone has the largest selection of apps in the mobile sphere, but that means it’s also the most frustrating platform when it comes to making worthwhile choices. For our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for iPhone, we’re highlighting the apps that help you stay productive, connected, informed and entertained.

The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favourite, must-have applications for each major computing and mobile platform. If you’re curious to see how things have changed this year, here’s last years Lifehacker pack for iPhone.


Productivity

Mailbox and Sparrow


Sparrow is our favourite email client for the iPhoneour pick goes to Mailbox

Download page for Mailbox and Sparrow


Fantastical


our favourite

Download page


Drafts


adore DraftsSimplenote

Download page


Orchestra


a stack of great features

Download page


If This Then That


If This Then ThatiPhone app is just as powerful

Download page


Instapaper, Pocket or Readability


its own set of benefits and downsides

Download page for Instapaper, Pocket,or Readability


Reeder


Reeder for iPhone is still our favourite RSS readerFeedly

Download page


Internet/Communication

Chrome


have a few other good options

Download page


Google Hangouts or Skype


Download page for Google Hangouts and Skype


Imo Instant Messenger


Download page


Facebook


Download page


Tweetbot


our favourite Twitter client on the iPhone

Download page


Location-Aware

Google Maps


Download page


Checkmark


Reminders should have been

Download page


Find My iPhone


Download page


Utilities

Cydia


it’s lacking in awesome tweaks and downloadsin all sorts of ways

Jailbreak your phone


Dropbox


Download page


Music, Photos, Video

Downcast


We’re big fans of Downcast

Download page


Pandora or Spotify


native music streaming in iOS 7

Download Pandora or Spotify


Panamp or Track 8


Download Panamp or Track 8


Plex


desktop app

Download page


PlayerXtreme HD


still manages to be our favorite

Download page


Kindle or iBooks


Download iBooks or Kindle


Camera+


Download page


Food and Entertainment

IMDb


Download page


Yelp

If you eat out often then the Yelp app is very useful. As well as reviews, it’s a good source up-to-date information about opening hours, specials and BYO options.

Download page

Comments

  • Chrome: Third-party browsers on the iPhone get a bad rap because Apple restricts them from being as fast as Safari,

    Since you’ve mentioned Cydia, I’ll pipe up and mention there’s a Cydia App called Nitrous, which opens up Apple’s Javascript engine to all apps. I believe it is paid, however. Using this, the newly uninhibited Chrome is still not as fast as Safari on all fronts, but this certainly helps.

    While I’m at in, I’ll suggest an alternative to Plex: Air Video. I had issues setting up the Plex server-side host on some systems, but AirVideo worked nicely. Playback is smooth and fairly straightforward. Again, it’s not paid (however this is just a normal app on the Apple App Store), but it’s worth the $3 (?) for me. There’s a free trial that just limits the number of items in each folder that you can see to 3. In other words, it makes it impractical for normal use, but more than enough to test that it suits your needs.

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