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10 Most Useful Free Apps for iPhone 3g in Apple Store.

Updated on July 25, 2014
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10 Most useful Apps for iPhone 3g
10 Most useful Apps for iPhone 3g

Apps for iPhone 3g at no cost - your best pick

As you may be aware there are scores of useful Apps for iPhone 3g in Apple store to download for your original iPhone. But it can be rather frustrating to pick the right ones for you from these numerous offering by Apple. Moreover, many of you may not be interested to spend your hard earned money for acquiring these great apps. I have, therefore, compiled a list of top 10 of my favorite free Apps for iPhone 3g, which, I am sure, you will find most useful, efficient and awesome to keep you on top of the edge every time you use your iPhone.

All of these cool applications work with iPhone 3g i.e. your older device (original iPhone). You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the apps. The downloads may not be available in some countries.

iBooks- one of the popular e-book reading apps for iPhone 3g
iBooks- one of the popular e-book reading apps for iPhone 3g

1. iBooks

If you are an avid reader of books and want to read e-books on your iPhone then you should thank App Store for this great free app which will satisfy your craving for books. iBooks is Apple's free ebook and PDF reading app for iPhone. Download your favorite classics or the latest bestselling books from the included iBookstore. Sort your books on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, author, or category and organize your books into personal collections. Swipe left or right to jump between collections. Easily adjust the screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment and personalize the font size. Tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Twitterrific is perhaps one of the best free Twitter apps for your iphone 3g.
Twitterrific is perhaps one of the best free Twitter apps for your iphone 3g.

2. Twitterrific

‘Twitterrific’ is an award winning iPhone app and perhaps the best free Twitter client out there. ‘Twitterrific’ is easy-to-use and full of elegant features and yet the app is kept clean and simple with cool graphics. It’s interface is nice and intuitive and it supports all of your basic Twitter functions. You can effortlessly read and compose tweets, check your Twitter feed, search Twitter.com, see the latest tweets on Twitter globally, and follow the latest trends. All its features are accessible easily from the main interface.

Facebook client: One of the most downloaded apps for iPhone 3g
Facebook client: One of the most downloaded apps for iPhone 3g

3. Facebook

Facebook for iPhone is one of the best and most downloaded apps for iPhone 3g from the App Store. If you are a frequent user of this social networking site then this app is for you. The application allows you to access your Facebook account quickly and easily from your iPhone. Facebook for iPhone lets you stay connected and share with friends on the go. The app provides a simple way to send messages, add status updates, upload photos, and check into places and much more including chat with Facebook chat. You can also play games and access your favorite apps on the go.

Nimbuzz messenger apps for iPhone 3g
Nimbuzz messenger apps for iPhone 3g

4. Nimbuzz Messenger

Nimbuzz Messenger combines the power of internet and smart phone messenger into one. It allows you to make free video calls, voice calls, chat online and exchange instant messages, share files, on any mobile device across popular messengers. You can make unlimited international calls to mobile phones or fixed lines no matter where you are practically free of cost. The user interface of Nimbuzz messenger pulls all your contacts together in one place, so you can exchange messages with all your friends on networks such as MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, Facebook, or MySpace and you can see who is online at any time. Everything is presented in a very neat and clear way.

Evernote -one of the most popular free apps for iPhone 3g
Evernote -one of the most popular free apps for iPhone 3g

5. Evernote

Evernote is found to be one of the most popular free apps for iPhone 3g. It is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Instead of writing stuff down on random pieces of paper, use Evernote. It will synchronize your information across your iPhone, Mac or PC. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. With this great app you can also share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter.

apps for iPhone 3g offering all the eBay functionality
apps for iPhone 3g offering all the eBay functionality

6. eBay

This nice app offers all the eBay functionality you love using a streamlined and elegant interface. You can use eBay app to buy and sell items, compare prices, access powerful search tools and so much more all from the palm of your hand. You don’t need to be tied to your computer anymore to buy, sell, search or bid for your favorite items. Sign in to your eBay account to see your dashboard showing the number of items you are watching, selling, winning, sold, won, unsold, outbid, and scheduled all on one page.

Yelp - an awesome location finder apps for iPhone 3g
Yelp - an awesome location finder apps for iPhone 3g

7. Yelp

If you are searching for a nearby restaurant to eat, best coffee and tea shops, bars, hotels, banks, gas stations, drugstores etc. then this great app is going to help you find the perfect places using iPhone's built-in location finder. Just tap the quick links and the Yelp for iPhone will provide you with a map or a list of exactly what you're looking for. Each location is also filled with reviews by users who have been to that place before. Best of all, this awesome app is absolutely free.

One of the most downloaded news apps for iPhone 3g
One of the most downloaded news apps for iPhone 3g

8. NYTimes

This is one of the best free news apps for iPhone 3g in Apple store. The NYTimes iPhone application allows you to enjoy the high-quality journalism of The New York Times on your phone, wherever you are. The app is specifically designed for iPhone for easy navigation and to utilize all the features. You get on your phone breaking news alerts to be the first to read about events as soon as they occur.You can download and syncs the latest news directly to your device. You can share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. Some of the great features of the app are, it lets you access The Times' sections and articles to read both online and offline, view pictures and articles quickly and send them to friends, browse the news in pictures and jump to related articles and select your favourite sections of The Times for one-touch access.

Remote- one of the most popular apps for iPhone 3g
Remote- one of the most popular apps for iPhone 3g

9. Remote

Have you ever thought of remote control your music on Apple TV or in iTunes on your computer right from your iPhone over your local Wi-Fi network? The free Remote app for iPhone lets you do just that so you can control playback and shuffle tracks from any room in your home. This free app lets you remotely browse or search your iTunes library or Apple TV contents and choose songs, TV shows, or movies to listen to or watch. This is one of the most popular apps for iPhone 3g.

‘theScore’- one of the most popular free sports apps for iPhone in the world.
‘theScore’- one of the most popular free sports apps for iPhone in the world.

10. theScore (ScoreMobile iPhone)

'theScore' is one of Apple's amazing sports apps for iPhone 3g optimized for iPhone 5 and iPad. theScore is designed to deliver the ultimate mobile sports experience with comprehensive and fully customizable scores, stats, news, alerts & much more for the iPhone and iPad. This awesome app offers real time coverage for a wide range of sports. Besides the basics (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football, and NCAA Basketball) the app offers coverage for the CFL, MMA, NASCAR and Formula 1. In addition, you can add coverage for multiple soccer leagues (MLS, Champions, EPL, Series A), Tennis (ATP and WTA), Golf (PGA, EPGA, LPGA), NCAA Women’s Basketball and even ICC Cricket. The news section of any league provides the latest stories, tweets, GIFs and videos personally delivered by theScore’s in-house content team. The Top News section of the app gives you an at-a-glance view of the stories making headlines. 'theScore' is one of the most popular free sports apps in the world and used by more than three million people each month.

Conclusion

As you may be aware iPhone 3G was withdraw by Apple about 3 years ago. Nevertheless, iPhone 3G owners need not discard their phones since they can now download legacy versions of apps for iPhone 3g that no longer support their device. Apple has now given option to the owners of original iPhone to install the "last compatible version" of an app in their device. So in case you are stuck at iOS 4.2.1, but the application you want to install requires iOS 4.3 to work, you can now download the 4.2.1 version of that app. Therefore, people with original iPhone can now retain their older device even longer than before. However, this does not mean you will have access to every app in the App Store. It will only work with apps that originally supported your current version of iOS.

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