We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

The 10 most stupid iPhone apps

Pointless programs and dodgy downloads

The Apple iTunes app store offers a host of programs that can do everything from turning your iPhone into a gaming console and a TV remote to software that helps your scout out the best restaurants.

But for every useful app, there's also a fairly pointless one. I hate to be a party pooper, but let's face it: dodgy apps are becoming commonplace on the iPhone.

So which are the worst of the worst? Narrowing them down was tough, but we've dug up 15 of the most painfully pointless and just plain dumb programs the App Store has to offer. We're counting only apps that are currently available - selections that have been banned are another story altogether.

1. FatBurner2k

If you're too lazy to eat right and work out, FatBurner2K is just the app for you - provided, that is, that you're also incredibly gullible.

FatBurner 2K claims to "turn your iPhone into the gym that works on your terms". (Those terms, we assume, are watching Jeremy Kyle while stuffing your face.)

FatBurner's secret: The app makes your iPhone vibrate. Apparently, that tiny vibration, placed upon your massive belly, will magically transform you from Mr Jiggles to Mr McConaughey.

On the plus side, that's 59p you won't be spending on a bar of Dairy Milk.

2. Hair Clinic for Man and Woman

Your iPhone holds the power to keeping your hair looking good. Hair Clinic For Man and Woman claims to be the "world's first mobile hair clinic system". Its makers say the app generates inaudible frequencies that "promote blood circulation around hair root.." All you have to do is move the handset around your scalp while the app sends the frequencies.

If you actually pay £2.39 for this thing, you deserve all the strange looks you'll get for rubbing your shiny phone on your shiny (and, sorry, still balding) head.

Mobile phone buying advice

See all mobile phone reviews

NEXT PAGE: Kiss Me and Passion

  1. The apps that are a waste of time
  2. Kiss Me and Passion
  3. Learn the alphabet the fun way
  4. Rate your farts
  5. Drunk Sniper and Beer Opener
  6. Five runners up

IDG UK Sites

LG G4 Note UK release date and specification rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer could be the LG 3......

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 off Retina iMac with new model