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5 iPhone Apps You Need To Check Out

Updated on September 28, 2012

Today smart phones, such as the iPhone are something that most people use everyday. Your iPhone lets you not only make calls, but check your e-mail, surf the web, check the weather, set an alarm or catch up with friends. I have already written my suggestions for the top five apps, but here are another five apps that you may not have know about, but I can't live without. Some of the apps are free, others cost money, but no matter what, you will get a lot of use out of these apps. So sign into iTunes, or break out your iPhone and go to the app store. You will want to download some of these apps the next chance you get. Let me know what apps you would add to your own personal top five list.

AT&T iPhone app, great for paying your phone bill from your phone.
AT&T iPhone app, great for paying your phone bill from your phone.

my ATT App

The unfortunate reality of owning a smart phone is that you have to pay for your minutes and data plan. Though you can't get away from the need to make payments, you can make them easier. The AT&T app is a free download. It lets you access your account information while you are on the go. You can check your minute and data balance, keep track of your text messages and pay your monthly bill.

The app will also alert you when your statement is ready to view. This app will help keep you up to date with your iPhone usage and payments. You can even track multiple phone lines on the same account.

IMDb App

If you haven't heard of IMDb, you haven't learned anything about entertainment. IMDb, or the Internet Movie Database, has information on pretty much anything you can think of related to movies and television. My wife and I frequently use IMDb when watching movies. How many times have you been watching a movie and notice that one guy, but can't quite remember what his name is? With the IMDb app you can look up the movie, check the list of actors and find his name. Then you can see all of the movies he has been in.

IMDb also has trivia about your movies. You can learn little tidbits about the production of the movie. There are also goofs for many movies, it will point out mistakes and slips in the movie that you may have missed. IMDb is of course a free download. App is a free resource that allows you to search definitions, check parts of speech and see similar words. Another free app, it is almost essential for those of you that write, either in school or on the internet.

Use it to check spelling on some of those hard to spell words that you are using in that new article. Check the definition of a new word that is in your textbook, or find a word for your scrabble game.

Geocaching app for your iPhone
Geocaching app for your iPhone

Geocaching App

If you've read some of my other Hubs, or if you've checked out my blog, you will know that I enjoy Geocaching. Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunting game that you can participate in all over the world. Typically you load coordinates into a GPS receiver from your home computer, then head out to search for your geocache. With the Geocaching iPhone app you can search for nearby caches wherever you are and navigate directly to them.

The geocaching app the most expensive app that I have downloaded, $9.99. It took me a while to decide if I should dowload it or not, but after deciding it would be worth while I haven't regretted it once. The app has not only led to many geocache finds, but has given hours of entertainment to my kids, searching local parks for that next hidden treasure. Check out more on geocaching with a smart phones.

Hubpages App

This one is a little newer to me, but ever since I have started writing for Hubpages, the Hubpage app has seen a lot of use. The Hubpage app lets you check the stats of your Hubs, including seeing how many views you have received in a day, week, month or all time. You can even view a graph of your views and publishes.

You can also check comments that you need to approve, hop hubs, check your feed, ask a question or post to the forums. You can't start a new hub, but you can keep up to date with what is going on when you are away from a computer. If you're like me, you will check the Hubpage app frequently to keep track of the views and sources you've been getting. And it's free!

Let me know what your favorite apps are below. There are thousands out there and I'm sure that you will have your own favorites.


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    • Adventure Colorad profile image

      Adventure Colorad 5 years ago from Denver,CO

      I have heard that complaint before, hubber-2009. My guess is that they choose to leave the ability to write and publish hubs off of the App, because they were probably afraid too many people would publish short, poorly written Hubs when they use a phone instead of a computer. But that is only my guess.

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      hubber-2009 5 years ago from India

      I am not happy with Hubpages app, that's not so much easy..only I can view and post comments or ask questions , but not edit or publish from it.

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      Adventure Colorad 6 years ago from Denver,CO

      Using a GPS for geocaching is more acurate, but the app is great because when you have a little extra time you can search and find caches nearby, if you haven't already, check out my link above to geocaching with a smart phone.

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I use the HubPages app a lot. I find it very useful when I'm not near the computer. I didn't realize that Geocaching had an app. I've done a lot of it with my GPS. Your hub was very informative. I voted up.