There are so many great iPhone Apps these days. The following list is made up of five apps that I recommend downloading and information on each. Feel free to share your current favorite apps in the comments!
5. WTHR – $1
Most weather apps are clunky and very technical looking. Very few are minimally and beautifully designed like WTHR.
Stop wasting time staring at weather radars and atmospheric pressure readings, you’re not an airline pilot…WTHR™ lets you spend more time enjoying the weather…then watching it.
*Built on Dieter Rams’ 10 principles of design, WTHR™ is a weather utility app that will complement your life, not complicate it.
– Current Local Weather
– 7-Day Forecast
– Fahrenheit & Celsius options
– A Global Geo-location Weather API
– Intuitive Weather Interface
– A ‘carpe diem’ swag
Check out Numbers 4 thru 1 on the next part of the post.
4. Spotcycle – FREE
Spotcycle is a great app which tells you how many docks and bikes are available and locates the nearest bike station for Bixi bikes and other bike share systems.
Stay on track with Spotcycle! This handy bike share system companion app lets you locate nearby bike stations for bike and bike dock availabilities, view bike paths and helps you get to places you want to be – all at your fingertips!
3. Rocket Radar – $1.99
In a larger city it’s inevitable, you’re going to either have to drive or take public transit. This very simple and useful app called Rocket Radar eliminates waiting under the blazing sun or out in the cold snow by telling you how many minutes away your bus or streetcar is.
Real-Time GPS Tracking
Rocket Radar tells you when the next bus or streetcar will arrive with Toronto’s live GPS feed.
Only head outside when you know the next bus or streetcar is near.
Just One Touch
Just launch the app, and you’re done. Don’t bother with texts or slow, frustrating websites.
Automatically Finds Your Stop
Rocket Radar knows where you are and what stops are active at the right time.
2. Mint – FREE
Mint has literally saved my financial life. It tracks everything from investments, bank accounts to credit cards. You can manage your assets and debts all in one place making sense of money.
THE BEST FREE WAY TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY
Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It’s safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized.
MANAGE YOUR MONEY WHEREVER YOU ARE
• View all of your accounts including: checking, savings, credit cards, investments, and retirement.
• Mint automatically pulls in and categorizes your transactions. No need to enter your own transactions.
• Easy-to-understand graphs show you where your money is going so you get a clear picture of your spending and your net worth. (iPad only)
• Know how much you have left to spend. Mint creates a customized budget based on your actual spending.
• Add manual transactions at the time of purchase so you can track cash spending.
• Avoid late fees and monitor cash flow — get bill reminders, alerts and advice sent right to your device.
• View your data even without a wireless connection. (iPad only)
SAFE AND SECURE
Your app is passcode protected with a unique 4-digit PIN. If you lose your device, or even temporarily misplace it, simply deactivate mobile access from your Mint.com profile page. With one click, prevent unauthorized access to Mint on your iPad or iPhone.
SYNCS WITH MINT.COM ON WEB AND MOBILE
Always have access to your account from your iPad, iPhone and the Web. Your information automatically syncs across devices, so you have your latest information at your fingertips.
1. Starbucks – FREE
I’ve often forgotten to bring my Starbucks card and this app is a life saver! You can pay with it, manage your balance with it and even reload your card straight from the app. Amazing!
Starbucks at your fingertips, no matter where you are.
Not sure where your closest Starbucks is, or which beverage you want to drink?
Want to pay with your Starbucks Card – the fastest way to pay at Starbucks? Now you can do that and more with the Starbucks App!
With Starbucks for iPhone, you can manage your Starbucks Card balance, reload your Card, track your Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards program, view your rewards history and send a friend an eGift! And that’s not all.
Our easy-to-navigate store locator lets you search by amenities and get directions. Explore our whole bean coffees, find nutrition information and build your own perfect drinks. Want to Share? You can send you favorite drinks or share your location with Facebook and Twitter integrations to support your social life!