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Tom's Guide: 40 Best Free iPhone Apps

By , Marcus Yam - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

We go through the best iPhone apps that won't cost you a cent.

Earlier this week at the Apple iPhone 5 event, Tim Cook said that the average user has downloaded over 100 apps. While there are premium apps that demand you to pay to play, there is also a huge selection of apps are that absolutely free. Finding the best ones isn't always easy, so that's why we've put together a extensive list of the Top 40 Best Free iPhone Apps.

With more than 700,000 apps available for download through iTunes, it's a challenge determining which ones are worth your time and money. For every killer app there are several useless ones, from an entertainment and utilitarian point of view. That's true even if many apps are available for free. Even if you're not paying, you still spend time downloading and trying out new software.

So, here's our list of recommendations—a selection of 40 free apps that are worth the time you'll spend downloading them.


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    bombebomb , September 14, 2012 3:55 PM
    Awesome, hope Waze made it on.

    It appears Waze never made it on, a real bummer considering how amazing it is.
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    aftcomet , September 14, 2012 5:06 PM
    no android no care
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    teh_chem , September 14, 2012 6:50 PM
    Sad that even in the top 40 apps, there's still crap in there.
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    xanagu , September 14, 2012 8:23 PM
    wtf is this zhit>!>?
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    monsta , September 15, 2012 8:14 AM
    Tom's Apple hardware?
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2012 2:52 PM
    Really? The 40 best? If anyone wishes to pass oneself off as a journalist, one should use correct English and stop perpetuating linguistic ignorance, You just can't have 40 best things, but you can have the best 40. Please help this lost 'txt' generation with a decent grasp of what you put in front of them.
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    Anonymous , November 8, 2012 10:51 AM
    Great information!I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now.It will be really useful for all the work. Thanks!
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    Anonymous , November 19, 2012 9:19 PM
    Great List of apps. I would also like to add Bibo to the list. The worlds first location based drink search and rating app. Use Bibo to see what drinks are available around you or rate a drink you just tried by simply taking a picture of it and rating it based on presentation taste and strength. http://www.Biboapp.com
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    bigtom_40 , November 20, 2012 3:57 AM
    This game has been awesome. it is like doodle jump, but harder, with a tap-jump. its tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, it is super addictive! http://itunes.com/apps/spacejumps