Recommended iOS Apps From Last Week


With more than 1 million apps available for download through iTunes, it can be a daunting to determine which ones are worth your time and money. For every killer app there are numerous pointless ones, from an entertainment and utilitarian point of view. That’s true even of the many free apps available for iPhone. Even if you’re not paying, you’ll still spend time downloading and trying out new software, endeavoring to find the best fit for you.

So, here’s my list of recommendations — a weekly selection of 5 free apps that are worth the time you’ll spend downloading them. Not satisfied with my list? Feel free to share suggestions through the comments below. I’ll update this list weekly as new and better—but still free!—apps grab my attention. Click on the featured image for link to App Store.

1. Gidilounge


Gidilounge is a simple, easy way to discover, listen, and share African music. Listen to all your favorite African music for free, online and on the go. Gidilounge gives you access to tons of artists, songs and more added every week, all on a music ecosystem. Fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter. Discover new artists: browse the Indie list, ready-made music lounges and friends’ playlists. Feeling lazy? Listen to 24 hour nonstop mobile radio, Gidilounge FM. Missed your favorite Gidilounge show? Listen to the podcasts directly on the app.

2. XE Currency

XE Currency

XE Currency handles all your currency conversion needs with ease, with live currency rates and charts for every world currency as well as precious metals. A perfect companion for frequent travelers and tourists as well as financial professionals, XE Currency’s free app can track up to 10 currencies simultaneously and updates its rates every minute (customizable), or when you shake your device. Additionally, XE Currency stores its last updated rates on your device, allowing you to view rates and do conversions even when away from a mobile or WiFi connection.

3. WebMD


The WebMD app is a free mobile app that provides users with wealth of medical information and utilities, ranging from a Symptom Checker (select a body part and symptom to learn about potential conditions), to a database of medicines and their contraindications, first aid essentials, and a map of local health listings, all automatically updated. The mobile app also includes a series of healthy living articles in a magazine style format.

4. Comics – Read Comic Books & Graphic Novels by comiXology


Comics by Comixology is a combined marketplace and comic reader application. Backed by the largest digital comics marketplace online, it features big name publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and IDW. Purchase the titles you want and then read within the app or online. A particularly neat feature is a panel-by-panel guided view system that helps guide you through a comic page on a small smartphone screen.

5. IMDb Movies & TV

IMDB Movies

The official IMDb Movies & TV app provides users with a comprehensive database of information on movies, TV series, actors and actresses, directors, production credits and more. Whether you’re a movie geek who needs to look up the details of an obscure film, or a casual movie-goer looking up screen times and trailers for the latest blockbuster, you’ll be able to get some serious mileage out of this app.The IMDb app can be a neat “second screen” app for when you’re watching a movie or TV series, and is a great app for film geeks and casual viewers alike.


Posted on September 30, 2014, in Apps, Phones & Tablets, Research, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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