iPhone : Free Apps

All the best iPhone apps and latest iPod apps, rated, reviewed and ready for download.

1
The Lost City

The Lost City

Not the most demanding puzzles in the world, but this is a gently engaging adventure, with neatly designed problems and lovely looks.

4
2

FREE

2
bitly

bitly

We want much more analytics power, but it’s free and may prove useful for those who use bitly a lot.

3
2

FREE

3
Echoer

Echoer

Sadly, there are too few Echoes to be useful, and those that do exist read like marketing blurb.

2
2

FREE

4
Omegapixel

Omegapixel

Retro arcade space action that gets a little complicated and a bit silly at times, but it’s a cracking blast once you’ve a feel for it.

4
2

FREE

5
Golf Putt Pro

Golf Putt Pro

Golfers will enjoy showing it off at the clubhouse, but it’s not a proper game.

3
2

FREE

6
Human Defense

Human Defense

Initially looks tasty, but not really enough to make our stomachs gurgle in delight, and the overly fussy approach and uneven difficulty curve gave us minor heartache.

3
2

FREE

7
Geospike

Geospike

The visual splendor is somewhat spoilt by the dark tones, and levels are too slow-paced and repetitive to really grip you.

3
2

FREE

8
Garage Marketplace

Garage Marketplace

Putting photos front and centre in a buying and selling app is a perfectly good idea, but there are other flaws here.

2
2

FREE

9
Munch 5-A-Day

Munch 5-A-Day

Cute and fun fruit-and-veg aggregator for health-conscious eaters.

4
3

FREE

10
Music Unlimited

Music Unlimited

As a streaming service, it’s great, and has some handy features. But as an overall music service, its lack of offline playback holds it back.

3
2

FREE

11
ForestXplorer

ForestXplorer

Some good ideas, but it’s got some problems we want to see nixed soon.

3
2

FREE

12
Commuter

Commuter

A first-class app, and one that’s nicely flexible. The lack of ticket purchasing means it can’t be the only app you use, though.

4
3

FREE

13
Chore Monster

Chore Monster

A good idea. Sign up procedure could be easier, but it all works once you’re in.

4
2

FREE

14
Catapult King

Catapult King

A well-crafted little projectile firing game, but the fling soon wears off.

3
2

FREE

15
Camera Awesome

Camera Awesome

Slightly grabby with the IAP, but otherwise an excellent free photography app up there with the best of them.

4
2

FREE

16
Bitsteam

Bitsteam

Pretty and – in the context of iOS gaming – fairly innovative, but extremely short-lived. A missed opportunity.

2
3

FREE

17
Prospectus Library

Prospectus Library

This will be a four-star-plus app once more prospectuses are available. A brilliant idea.

4
3

FREE

18
Project 83113

Project 83113

Definitely not a scientific abomination, but this isn’t quite the superior specimen you might hope for, considering its genes.

3
2

FREE

19
Google Chrome

Google Chrome

It’s hobbled in a couple of important ways compared to Safari, but Chrome offers enough new features to win some people over – especially if you use the desktop version.

4
2

FREE

20
Gifture

Gifture

Gifture could be (albeit very limited, short-term) fun. But as it stands, it doesn’t work, so it’s no fun at all.

1
3

FREE

21
Facebook Camera

Facebook Camera

There are niggles, and it won’t be for everyone, but it’s a good app and quietens Facebook’s noise.

4
2

FREE

22
Columbia’s GPS PAL

Columbia’s GPS PAL

Make beautiful walks even more memorable by creating and sharing these journals – just make sure you’ve got a full battery before you do so.

4
2

FREE

23
30/30

30/30

It can’t quite replace a regular to-do list, but 30/30 can really help you manage your time each day.

4
2

FREE

24
Any.DO

Any.DO

Free, beautifully designed, well thought-out and often ingenious. It’s not quite perfect, but it’s not far off.

4
2

FREE

25
Shazam Player

Shazam Player

When it works it’s okay, but it’s too hit and miss and at times; the interface is confusing.

2
2

FREE

26
Blast Ball

Blast Ball

Not as fulfilling as Super Crate Box and Muffin Knight, but akin to a massive sugary treat that will leave you dazed, but happy.

3
2

FREE

27
Cupple

Cupple

A bit of a solution in search of a problem, but it’s done nicely enough, and it’s free. Give it a whirl and see if it suits!

3
2

FREE

28
Chuck’s Challenge

Chuck’s Challenge

With bite-sized levels that perfectly suit the iOS format, this is highly recommended for nostalgics and puzzle fans alike.

4
2

FREE

29
Songkick

Songkick

The perfect app for live music lovers to keep on top what’s going on.

5
3

FREE

30
MatchPint

MatchPint

Helping you watch televised sport in the perfect pub or bar surroundings

5
2

FREE

31
Pro-Direct Soccer Zone, powered by Nike

Pro-Direct Soccer Zone, powered by Nike

Love Nike? Like football? You might just be interested in this…

4
2

FREE

32
Cinemagram

Cinemagram

A superb way of capturing a moment, with an easy-to-use process – even if the app needs a little polish.

4
2

FREE

33
Evernote Hello

Evernote Hello

It could be useful, no doubt, but we’re not sure how many people will use it properly.

2
2

FREE

34
Deezer

Deezer

Deezer knows what you want from a music streaming app – and this is a market-leading service.

5
2

FREE

35
Animoto Video Slideshows

Animoto Video Slideshows

You can create an unlimited number of beautiful 30-second slideshows for free. What’s not to like?

4
2

FREE

36
CaskFinder

CaskFinder

Could find you a nice beer in a pinch, but it’s not comprehensive enough for our tastes.

2
2

FREE

37
Buffer

Buffer

Buffer is a handy, well-featured compliment to its online service.

4
3

FREE

38
Live Score Addicts

Live Score Addicts

One of the slickest ways to find out the latest football scores and watch highlights as the goals fly in

5
2

FREE

39
Zapd

Zapd

Easy websites for everyone at light speed. It’s limited , but what it does, it does with aplomb

4
2

FREE

40
Disposable Hipstamatic

Disposable Hipstamatic

Great for sharing fun moments with friends, but it feels like the app isn’t quite finished yet

3
3

FREE

41
iBBQ

iBBQ

All you need to have a great summertime barbecue, packaged up in a thoughtful interface

4
3

FREE

42
Fishing Kings

Fishing Kings

There’s plenty of fishing fun to be had in this great little virtual angler

4
2

FREE

43
AA Speed Camera

AA Speed Camera

This offers solid performance in locating speed cameras, but its ugly interface lets it down

3
2

FREE

44
DocuSign Ink

DocuSign Ink

Not enough of a time-saver to really be worth the effort

2
2

FREE

45
Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride

An absurdly addictive runner that stops just short of soaring its way to perfection

4
2

FREE

46
Yearly

Yearly

A brilliant way to keep track of birthdays, with a level of polish to match Apple’s own apps

5
2

FREE

47
ZumoCast

ZumoCast

It’s so easy to set up and use; you’ll never be without a song or video again.

4
2

FREE

48
Adobe Carousel

Adobe Carousel

If you’re a pro out in the field hooking up your DSLR to your iPad, it’s worth a look, but iPhone-only users will be left disappointed

3
2

FREE

49
Dropbox for iPhone

Dropbox for iPhone

The free 2GB account may sound poky, but use it wisely and you may never have to pay to upgrade

4
3

FREE

50
Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

An app with some useful features, but doesn’t make quite enough of a case for using yet another messaging app.

3
2

FREE

51
NHS Quit Smoking

NHS Quit Smoking

New Year is rapidly approaching, and hidden behind the warm, booze-addled facade of Christmas hides the dour, po-faced business of making resolutions and giving up all the stuff that makes the end of the year so much fun in the first place.
But at least the NHS is on hand to make cutting down on smoking [...]

4
3

FREE

52
Philips BatterySense

Philips BatterySense

A piece of brilliant interface design, but the figures are not something to be relied upon

2
2

FREE

53
AirBoard

AirBoard

No more fights over who gets to stand at the whiteboard in meetings. Use AirBoard instead.

4
3

FREE

54
X Comics

X Comics

The Superman of comic-book apps.

4
3

FREE

55
Songify

Songify

Oh, we don’t know. Works fine. Looks okay. Fills us with hate. Get it if you want. We can’t stop you.

2
2

FREE

56
Find My Friends

Find My Friends

Apple’s personable take on Google Latitude impresses by keeping things simple.

4
2

FREE

57
Gimme Music!

Gimme Music!

A neat, simple method of randomly exploring new music.

4
2

FREE

58
How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works

Great portal to the renowned website that covers just about everything.

4
2

FREE

59
PingMe Messenger

PingMe Messenger

Looking for a free cross-platform texting app that ‘just works’? Try the reliable PingMe Messenger.

3
3

FREE

60
AA Days Out Guide 2011

AA Days Out Guide 2011

AA takes a no-frills approach to location-based discovery of UK attractions.

4
2

FREE

61
AA Time Machine

AA Time Machine

A useful geographical tool for historians and the curious alike.

4
2

FREE

62
Met Office: Weather Application

Met Office: Weather Application

It’s a bit of a dog at times, but the data’s good, and the app’s free.

4
3

FREE

63
Keybox

Keybox

A simple and secure way of storing passwords, personal details and even images.

5
2

FREE

64
Napster

Napster

A brilliant app that beats the Spotify equivalent at the same price and happens to be a great tool for discovering new music

4
2

FREE

65
Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

This guides you every step of the way, from sowing seeds to harvest time. Fantastic.

5
3

FREE

66
ESPN Goals

ESPN Goals

If you love football, you’re going to love this app. Get it, use it and wonder how you ever did without.

5
2

FREE

67
NavFree GPS UK & ROI

NavFree GPS UK & ROI

A free TomTom alternative, but satellite coverage is patchy

3
3

FREE

68
Bug Heroes

Bug Heroes

An innovative, cute and moderately enjoyable game, but it’s not quite the finished article.

3
2

FREE

69
Gorillacam Pro

Gorillacam Pro

It’s not all-singing and dancing, but it is free.

4
2

FREE

70
Monochromia – Black & White Photography

Monochromia – Black & White Photography

Simple, great value photo app for moody, thoughtful images.

4
2

FREE

71
ForestXplorer

ForestXplorer

Some good ideas, but it’s got some problems we want to see nixed soon.

3
2

FREE

72
Gibsons Learn & Master Guitar

Gibsons Learn & Master Guitar

Partly an advert, but the tuner is quite useful.

3
2

FREE

73
GroupMe

GroupMe

A useful group messaging app that’ll surely become a serious force worldwide when it launches outside the USA.

3
2

FREE

74
Foodspotting

Foodspotting

Tastily presented social app that presses the right buttons for food aesthetes.

4
2

FREE

75
Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

A nice mobile version of Dragon, but speech recognition’s clunky edge is hard to ignore.

3
2

FREE

76
myStarbucks UK

myStarbucks UK

A beautiful, well-engineered app that should be a gold standard for iPhone apps.

4
2

FREE

77
Axe in Face

Axe in Face

Silly, simple and fun. Not quite an App Store classic, but definitely earns a recommendation.

4
3

FREE

78
eScrap App

eScrap App

You’re very own iPhone scrap book

3
2

FREE

79
Instagram

Instagram

Get great effects for your photos then have fun sharing them with friends.

5
2

FREE

80
Zumocast

Zumocast

Access all of your audio over Wi-Fi

4
2

FREE

81
Orange Do Some Good

Orange Do Some Good

Bite-sized volunteering you can do on the bus

5
2

FREE

82
Vue

Vue

Simple movie booking app with bonus video content

4
2

FREE

83
IMDb

IMDb

World’s biggest movie database lands on the iPhone

4
2

FREE

84
PS Express

PS Express

Underpowered image editor sits uncomfortably on iPhone hardware

3
2

FREE

85
TED Mobile

TED Mobile

20-minute nuggets of wisdom from experts around the world

5
2

FREE

86
Bwin Poker

Bwin Poker

Giving you a fix of real money play on the bus

4
2

FREE

88
Endomondo

Endomondo

Comprehensive sports tracker at a literally unbeatable price

5
2

FREE

89
Skype

Skype

Dirt cheap VoIP calling across the world

4
3

FREE

90
Thief Lupin

Thief Lupin

A poor platformer that frustrates rather than entertains

1
2

FREE

91
Google Translate

Google Translate

Magical travel app disolves language barriers

5
2

FREE

92
Odeon

Odeon

The film fanatic’s best friend. Providing you’re an Odeon loyalist

4
2

FREE

93
Zombie Cafe

Zombie Cafe

Farmville meets Dawn of the Dead in this slow-paced management sim

3
2

FREE

94
Google Places

Google Places

A smart Google Maps-based app that’s actually made by Google

4
2

FREE

95
Evernote

Evernote

The top jotter app for iPhone and iPod touch

4
2

FREE

96
Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich

An app which proves it is possible to like Glenfiddich a little too much

3
3

FREE

97
MSN Messenger FREE

MSN Messenger FREE

The old school IM service comes to iPhone

5
3

FREE

98
Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Kindle comes to iPhone to oust iBooks

5
3

FREE

99
How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works

A nice addition for the curious iPhoner

4
2

FREE

100
Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Trim those Christmas pounds with your iPhone

3
2

FREE

101
Muybridgizer

Muybridgizer

If you fancy yourself as an arty photographer, the Muybridgizer will delight and entertain

4
2

FREE

102
Raileasy

Raileasy

Booking train tickets can be a real nightmare, but not if you get yourself RailEasy

4
2

FREE

103
Metro Cab Finder

Metro Cab Finder

The perfect app for when you are drunk and lost

3
2

FREE

104
Jamie’s Recipes

Jamie’s Recipes

The grinning Cockernee is back with yet another app for the iPhone

4
2

FREE

105
Moonpig

Moonpig

Moonpig has been around for almost a decade, with the card-personalisation service now getting a dedicated iPhone app

4
3

FREE

106
Total Football – Champions League

Total Football – Champions League

After a stirring World Cup stats success, Total Football tackles Europe’s elite cup competition

5
2

FREE

107
Zavvi

Zavvi

Zavvi is one of the best apps for buying music, movies and games online

4
2

FREE

108
Speedo TriathELITE

Speedo TriathELITE

A must-have app for the budding triathelite of fans of tight lycra pants

3
3

FREE

109
Debenhams

Debenhams

Incorporating a bar-code scanner and exclusive in-store discounts, Debenhams is leading the way in high-street shopping apps on iPhone

3
3

FREE

110
Firefox Home

Firefox Home

Not quite a mobile version of our favourite web browser, but it’ll do for now

4
2

FREE

111
BBC News

BBC News

One of the best general news apps on the iPhone, featuring video streams and the overall reliability of Aunty’s news hunter-gatherers

4
3

FREE

112
Waitrose

Waitrose

If you can afford to shop at Waitrose then it’s likely you can afford an iPhone

4
2

FREE

113
Skobbler UK/Ireland Lite

Skobbler UK/Ireland Lite

A free open-source satnav app that could well genuinely disrupt and improve the market for navigation apps on smartphones

4
2

FREE

114
FitCoach

FitCoach

Lucozade’s latest iPhone fitness app is a decent stab at providing a free personal trainer on your phone. Willpower not included.

3
2

FREE

115
AA Hotel Guide 2010

AA Hotel Guide 2010

If you’re looking for a decent, free guide to UK hotels then look no further

3
2

FREE

116
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

If you travel or holiday a lot, iPhone’s Trip Advisor app will definitely find you the best hotel or meal

3
2

FREE

117
Adidas miCoach

Adidas miCoach

Training just got a whole lot easier

5
2

FREE

118
Postcards

Postcards

An ideal app for the terminally lazy on holidays who want to send postcards, but don’t want to move from the sunbed.

4
3

FREE

119
Photobox2go

Photobox2go

Photobox.com has shot to prominence as Europe’s number one online photo service in recent times, so it’s about time it got its own iPhone app.

3
2

FREE

120
Tate Trumps

Tate Trumps

Do you like stroking your chin in front of baffling paintings? If so, here is an app for you

3
2

FREE

121
Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

We are big fans of the mental French circus troupe and this app helps us track their gigs around the world

2
2

FREE

122
Wimbledon 2010

Wimbledon 2010

The perfect app to accompany a nice ice-cold jug of Pimms as you while away summer evenings in the garden

3
2

FREE

123
Seesmic

Seesmic

Seesmic is an essential time-saving app for social networking fiends

4
2

FREE

124
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The UK’s second best news app, but it’s free so still worth a download

3
2

FREE

125
NASA

NASA

If you are bored of normal world news, why not treat yourself to some news about what’s going on in outer space?

3
2

FREE

126
WorkSnug Pro

WorkSnug Pro

If you freelance or regularly work on the move, then WorkSnug Pro is pretty much an essential app to help you find a suitable workplace nearby

4
2

FREE

127
Opera Mini

Opera Mini

A nippy mobile web browser that’s faster than Apple’s own Safari on iPhone

4
2

FREE

128
National Trust

National Trust

A superb and comprehensive free guide to Britain’s heritage sites

4
2

FREE

129
Digg

Digg

Popular social news aggregator gets its own iPhone app for news and trivia junkies

3
2

FREE

130
NASA

NASA

If you are bored of normal world news, why not treat yourself to some news about what’s going on in outer space?

3
2

FREE

131
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The UK’s second best news app, but it’s free so still worth a download

3
2

FREE

132
Google Mobile

Google Mobile

The quickest and easiest way to search and access Google Apps on the iPhone

3
2

FREE

133
Spotify

Spotify

Spotify is the world’s greatest music streaming service and one of our favourite iPhone music apps.

5
2

FREE

134
toptable restaurant finder

toptable restaurant finder

If you already use toptable’s restaurant-booking website, then you will know what is in store with this useful food-finding app.

4
2

FREE

135
Concert Vault

Concert Vault

The greatest free live music archive known to mankind.

4
2

FREE

136
Photoshop.com Mobile

Photoshop.com Mobile

How to edit your iPhone snaps into better pictorial shape.

4
2

FREE

137
Ocado

Ocado

The Ocado app lets you do your weekly shop from the comfort of your couch via the iPhone.

4
2

FREE

138
Amazon Mobile UK

Amazon Mobile UK

Amazon’s iPhone app lets you take pictures of stuff you want and instantly find out if they are in stock.

4
2

FREE

139
Facebook

Facebook

The world’s biggest and most popular social networking website works fantastically on the iPhone.

4
2

FREE

140
PayPal

PayPal

Recent updates have added some cool new features and an improved look and feel to PayPal on iPhone.

3
3

FREE

141
Quiksilver

Quiksilver

If you are into surfing, snowboarding or extreme sports then know that Quiksilver has developed one of the best resources for your iPhone.

3
2

FREE

142
XE Currency

XE Currency

If you are in the habit of regularly exchanging currency or need to check the latest exchange rates, XE is a great finance app.

3
2

FREE

143
eBay

eBay

eBay for iPhone is superb for the casual buyer and seller, but no good for eBay Derrick Trotters.

3
2

FREE

144
ShopStyle mobile

ShopStyle mobile

A virtual shopping mall, which beats being dragged around Bluewater by the missus.

3
3

FREE

145
LinkedIn

LinkedIn

LinkedIn on iPhone puts your entire professional network on the end of your index finger.

3
1

FREE

146
Natwest

Natwest

The perfect iPhone app for those who like to micromanage their personal expenses.

2
2

FREE

147
Foursquare

Foursquare

Foursquare encourages you to get out and explore your city and meet your friends more.

2
2

FREE