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Best iPhone 5 Apps of 2013

Updated on August 14, 2013

Without having iPhone apps you cannot explore the true power of iPhone 5. In fact the reason of popularity behind the successes of iPhone is its tremendously versatile apps store. With apps you can equipped you iPhone for any themes. By themes I mean that if you love entertainment, then you can download educational apps to make your phone help you to your educational pursuit. The following are the list of categories of iPhone 5 apps that you can have on your mobile.

  • Business
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Family and kids
  • Finance food and drink
  • Games
  • Health and fitness
  • Life style
  • Music
  • News
  • Photo and video
  • Productivity
  • Social networking
  • Sports
  • Travel

In this hub you will be introduced with a list of top 10 iPhone apps from the various categories of apps, which will turn your iPhone a power house of entertainment.


In the early days of pre- iOS 6, YouTube used to be a built in app with iPhone. But now, you have to download it in your iPhone 5 to enjoy the YouTube videos. To download this app you need to go to the “iPhone/from-the-app-store/” in the apple’s site and then type “youtube” in the search box. Remember that’s this app is also compatible with iPhone3GS, 4, and 4S.

iPhone 5 Apps
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Battery HD

It’s a wonderful utility to iPhone users who really care about how much of their phone’s batter power is left and how many hours they can enjoy music or browse Internet with that much power. You can get this app for free from the app store.


As a powerful and effective social media the appeal of twitter is growing among the iPhone user. The updated version of twitter app 5.0.1 for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 5 and IOS version 6. To get this app you need to go to the app store and then click on social media section. In the popular app categories of social media you will get the link for this app.


To get this amazing app you need to spend $1.99, sometimes even less due to discount offers. It works fine with iOS6 and helps you to customize your images or photos. This app has the capacity to do almost anything you can do with an image.

Google Earth

Without Google Earth app, your inventory of app will remain incomplete. Google Earth is considered one of the most complete map navigation systems, with street view facilities, of the current time. Since the latest iPhone 5 does not come with Google maps app. And it will take some time for Google to develop an app for Google Map; it is an even better to have install Google Earth app in your latest phone.



This is one of the must have app for music lovers. Can you remember that how many times in your life you have listened to a new song and wondering about the name of the singer? This innovative app can use your phone’s mic as an input to listen to music and can find the information about the singer along with a download link for that track. You can have this app for free.

How to cook everything?

No matter where you live or what you do, everybody need to use recipe at some point in time. What about iPhone give you all the recipe you need. This app is based on the bestselling book named “how to cook everything by Mark Bittman. The contents of this app include over 2,000 recipes and a few hundred illustrations on cooking and many more. This is not a free app; you need to spend $9.99 to get this app.

Temple Run

This iPhone games has a record 100 million download recorded and is ready for use with iOS 6. This app is basically a treasure hunting adventure game where you have to move through a maze of traps to find out treasure. You can have it for free.


If you love to write down your daily to-do work, then Evernote is the app for you. It helps you to take notes, write to-do list and make voice reminders. All your task list will be searchable with Evernote. This is another great free app.


For those who love to listen to the greatest minds of the world must download this great app. It help you to listen some of most inspiring talks in Internet at free of cost with you iPhone 5.

So far only a few of the popular apps have update to run on iOS 6. In this hub, I presented my personal top 10 iPhone 5 apps which have excellent ratings from millions of users around the world. If you know about any great apps then please share the name of that app in the comment box.


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      Emmy 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the read! I personally love Temple Run, Shazam, Camera+ and YouTube as well, so those were some of the first I downloaded on my iPhone 5. I got one a few weeks ago and am still looking for new apps, so I’ll definitely have to check out the others you mentioned. I do travel a lot for my job at DISH, so out of all the app categories available my favorite is entertainment. Saying that I thought I’d mention my favorite app DISH Remote Access. I have a Sling Adapter at home, so I’m able to use the app to watch all of my favorite shows from home, live or from off my DVR, everywhere I go in the world. It’s especially nice for entertainment, but I have also found it to come in quite handy when I’m half way across the country on business and want to enjoy my shows from home. :)

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      syras mamun 5 years ago

      @Lady_E:I hope you wish comes true.I also love inspiring apps.Thank you so much.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      This is amazing. I would love to have an IPhone 5 for Christmas.

      Thanks for sharing this useful and very interesting info. I think the Inspiring Talks will be my favourite.