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8 Apps For iPhone That Are Better Than The Apple Ones

Last updated: Tuesday January 29th 2013
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8 Apps For Your iPhone That Are Better Than The Ones Apple Made

1. Mailbox instead of Mail

Mailbox is one of the most anticipated apps of 2013. The email client uses gestures to quickly get your inbox to zero.

2. Google Maps instead of Apple Maps

Everyone knows Google Maps is superior to Apple Maps. Google Maps for iPhone is fast, functional, beautifully designed, and most importantly, won’t get you lost.

3. Use Fetchnotes instead of Notes

Apple’s stock notes app isn’t that great. Fetchnotes improves on note taking and productivity in general. The app makes taking notes as simple as writing a tweet and has an excellent system of tagging using hashtags.

4. Check the Weather instead of the regular weather app

Check the Weather supercharges your mobile weather experience. We love the app because it integrates Dark Sky, an app that tells you down to the minute when it will rain.

5. Spotify gives you access to a massive library of streaming tunes while freeing up space.

Spotify is a streaming music service that lets you stream millions of songs from all the major record labels for £9.99 per month. Songs aren’t stored directly on your device, which frees up a ton of space.

6. Use Chrome or Dolphin instead of Safari

We wish Apple would let users set Chrome as the default browser. Chrome is fast, doesn’t use a lot of memory, and syncs with your Google account. If you use Chrome on the desktop, you’ll want to use it on the iPhone and iPad too.

7. Use Camera+ instead of the regular camera app

Camera+ has a ton of features that help it to stand out from the iPhone’s stock camera. Camera+ allows users to zoom in up to six times, touch focus on a certain area, adjust your phone’s flash, and enhance photos with a special clarity filter.

8. Use Flayvr instead of the Photos app

Your iPhone’s built-in Photos app is just a hodgepodge of random photos and videos.  Flayvr fixes that problem by organizing everything into easily digestible events. You don’t have to stress yourself out trying to sort your photos and videos into albums.

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