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Top ten iPhone apps

Here's 10 great apps that you should download for your iPhone

Want to download a bunch of great apps to your iPhone? Look no further. Here are 10 top apps that your iPhone needs to have.

The single fact that the iPhone has had more than10 billion app downloads since it launched in mid-2007. On average, there are 500,000 apps on the App Store and roughly 2,000,000 apps are downloaded on to iPhones around the world each day. See Best iPhone apps

So to whittle the 500,000 apps available for the smartphone down to just ten is a bit of an impossible task. So bear with us, and remember that these are just the apps that we recommend you should have on your iPhone - This is by no stretch of the imagination a definitive list. Any way, enough of the formalities.

Here's our top ten best iPhone apps:

Top ten iPhone Apps - Google TranslateInstagram - £ Free

Burbn's Instagram is a camera app that allows you to take photos, apply a variety of filters and easily share your work across many outlets.


Top ten iPhone Apps - FacebookFacebook  - £ Free

Despite a few hiccups, Facebook for iOS offers an experience at least as good as the company’s website for navigating the social network. If you use Facebook regularly, you're going to want to install this app!



Top ten iPhone Apps - TwitterTwitter - £ Free

The latest version of the Twitter app includes top-notch iOS 4 support. It handles fast app switching with aplomb, and also finishes posting new tweets even if you exit the app before the action completes.



Top ten iPhone Apps - WhatsApp-MessengerWhatsApp - £0.69

Imagine if you and your friends could all put £0.69 into a magic hat and then text each other on your smartphones for ever…Well that's exactly what WhatsApp's all about. It uses your 3G/Wi-Fi data connection and sends its messages that way. Genius. You can send photos and videos through it too. Get it now!



Top ten iPhone Apps - Sky GoSky Go - £ Free

There is nothing bad you can really say about this app. It coasts nothing and if you have a Sky subscription then you get another way of watching your favourite TV. It works very well too. A fine effort from BSkyB.


Top ten iPhone Apps - ibooksiBooks - £ Free

If you've got an iPhone then downloading the free iBooks app is something of a no-brainer, its fantastic, vast store makes it easy to browse and add books, plus there are more than 30,000 free books to chose from.


Top ten iPhone Apps - Draw SomethingDraw Something - £0.69

Like Angry Birds before it, Draw Something is a gaming phenomenon. Launched just a few weeks ago, the Pictionary-like game is already being played by just about everyone with an iPhone.


Top ten iPhone Apps - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 - £0.69

Okay, so this app might not be for everyone. But rarely does a game travel from a decocted gaming console to a smartphone so well. This game is superb and the armies of golfers (and non-golfers for that matter) will love it. It's dirt cheap for what you get too.


Top ten iPhone Apps - ESPN GoalsESPN Goals - £ Free

This app lets you see a video of every goal that's scored in the Premiership, minutes after it hits the back of the net (apart from 3pm kick off on Saturdays). As well as getting a video clip of every goal, you can also get live scores and stats, fixtures and results, weekend round-up clips and highlights.


Top ten iPhone Apps - Google TranslateGoogle Translate - £ Free

Google Translate for the iPhone is a magical little app with which you can communicate in 63 different languages… providing you have a web connection. Incredible!

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