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Top 30 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

In terms of sheer volume, the Google Play Store has been doing a great job of playing catch-up with the iOS App Store. However with respect to app quality, there is no doubt that the App Store still holds the upper hand. As of this writing, there are currently 760,000+ apps available in the App Store. With that kind of number, it is understandable if one finds it difficult to find the best iPhone apps. Well fortunately for you, we are once again inclined to provide a helping hand. We are going to take the best iPhone apps that you should consider getting this year. This the Top 30 Best iPhone Apps of 2013.

Best iPhone Apps of 2013

Best Business iPhone Apps

CamCard ($6.99)

CamCard Best iPhone Apps 2013

CamCard is a professional business card reader and business card scanner. What sets this app apart is the fact that it offers load of features that professionals will surely love. Simply take a picture of a business card, CamCard recognizes the business card and saves contact information in Card Holder or iPhone Address Book.

GoPayment (FREE)

GoPayment Best iPhone Apps 2013

With this app, you will be able to accept credit card payments on your smartphone, so you don't have to miss a sale whenever you are out in the world and not in your office. The app has been completely redesigned and has been optimized for the iPhone 5.

TurboScan ($1.99)

TurboScan Best iPhone Apps 2013

TurboScan is an app that transforms your iPhone into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text.. With this neat app, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files. This is like having a portable copier right in your pocket.

Best Fitness iPhone Apps

Zombies, Run! ($3.99 - discounted)

Zombies Run Best iPhone Apps 2013

There are hundreds of running apps in the App Store but nothing can quite compare to the innovation presented by Zombies, Run! This app is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure. With this app on your iPhone, you will really have to run for your life or else you're zombie meal.

Lose It! (FREE)

Lose It! Best iPhone Apps 2013

Those who are serious about losing should certainly give Lose It! a shot. It is a very simple app but it can be very fun to use and of course, it works (granted that you do your part of the bargain). As far as weight-loss apps go, this is one of the finest out there.

Gorilla Workout : Fitness Aerobic and Strength Trainer on a Budget ($0.99)

Gorilla Workout Best iPhone Apps 2013

Can't afford to hire a personal instructor or trainer? Then Gorilla Workout is definitely the app for you. With this app, you don't need to have equipment and space, you can do all the workouts right at the comforts of your own home.

Best Music iPhone Apps

Sing! Karaoke (FREE)

Sing! Karaoke Best iPhone Apps 2013

In this highly innovative music app by Smule, you can choose from among thousands of songs and sing along with some other users. Sing! Karaoke is basically a karaoke app with some really neat social media aspects. The sound quality itself is very good as well.


MOG Best iPhone Apps 2013

Much like with many music streaming services, MOG boasts a large collection of on-demand music with as many as 15 million songs. The highlight of this app is the Mog Radio feature which is pretty much your personal radio and music discovery feature. Top-notch sound quality is also never a bad thing when in comes to apps like this.

djay for iPhone ($0.99)

Djay Best iPhone Apps 2013

When it comes to DJ-mixing apps, there is no doubt that djay is definitely the best in its class. You get access to features like hyper-realistic low-latency turntable interface, high-quality scratching, direct access to music library, Automix mode, Audio FX, automatic beat and tempo matching (BPM sync) and many others.

Best Weather iPhone Apps

Weather HD (FREE)

Weather HD Best iPhone Apps 2013

If you are someone who just want the most basic weather information, then Weather HD should do just fine. It foregoes all the bits of details in favor of a beautiful and easy to use interface. It even includes a video loop for the weather in some cities. This is certainly one of the most beautiful weather iPhone apps out there.

Intellicast (FREE)

Intellicast Best iPhone Apps 2013

This weather app is all about the details. This app is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy balance feature, function, and usability. Yes, pretty much everything you need to know about the weather can be found here. The only downside is that it has ads which is expected of a free app.

AccuWeather for iPhone (FREE)

Accuweather Best iPhone Apps 2013

If you prefer something of a dark-themed weather app, then AccuWeather should be right down your alley. Features included are severe weather notices, iCloud Support, Calendar Integration, Social Sharing, Contact Location Viewing, and more.

Best Productivity iPhone Apps

Fantastical ($4.99)

Fantastical Best iPhone Apps 2013

Fantastical is one of the newer calendar apps that has been released as of late. This app is said to be the fastest and easiest calendar app available. Standout features include the DayTicker and Natural Language Processing. Fantastical blows the stock iOS Calendar app into the water.

PDF Expert ($9.99)

PDF Expert Best iPhone Apps 2013

Should you opt for only one PDF reader on your iPhone, PDF Expert comes highly recommended. PDF Expert allows you to read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. The price can be a bit steep though.

NOTE'd ($0.99)

NOTE'd Best iPhone Apps 2013

There is no shortage of note-taking apps in the App Store and there are popular ones like Evernote and Awesome Note. However, if I am going to choose from the newer releases I'd go with NOTE'd for its beautiful interface and its simplicity is certainly welcome. With more updates, this can turn into a classic app.

Best File Manager iPhone Apps

Dropbox (FREE)

Dropbox Best iPhone Apps 2013

Dropbox is pretty much a staple for most users nowadays, especially if you are using multiple devices and computers. As far as file manager iPhone apps go, this one is a no-brainer.

Google Drive (FREE)

Google Drive Best iPhone Apps 2013

If you have a Drive account, then surely you would want to download the official app. With 5GB storage from starters, Google Drive is definitely a good way to go when it comes to keeping your files in one place. Not really feature rich but it should meet most people's requirements.

SugarSync (FREE)

SugarSync Best iPhone Apps 2013

If for some reason you don't like Dropbox, then SugarSync is certainly a worthy alternative. It is one of the simplest way to sync and share your files online. If you sign-up, you will get 5GB of online storage for free, much higher than Dropbox's 2GB offering.

Best iPhone Photography Apps

Camera Awesome (FREE)

Camera Awesome Best iPhone Apps 2013

Upon taking Camera Awesome for a spin, I can't help but wonder why Apple hasn't put a little more effort into their iOS Camera app. If you are looking for a replacement for the decidedly mediocre stock camera app, then Camera Awesome should be a perfect candidate.

Fuzel Pro - Collage Made Awesome ($1.99)

Fuzel Best iPhone Apps 2013+1

Fuzel is basically an app that will enable you to combine photos and make it into an awesome collage. Like many of the photography apps these days, you may also add more panache into your photo through the use of filters.

Facebook Camera (FREE)

Facebook Camera Best iPhone Apps 2013+1

Last year, Facebook released their own app that will let you quickly edit and upload photos to your account. You can also add filters to your photos. It's a pretty basic app but its highly recommended if you’re a heavy photo uploader in Facebook.

Best Social Media Apps

Tweetbot for Twitter ($2.99)

Tweetbot Best iPhone Apps 2013

Tweetbot has always been a solid Twitter client and it doesn't look like it is slowing down anytime soon. With features like Multiple Timelines, Smart Gestures, Customizable Navigation, Native Push Notifications, and more, it is easy to see why it is simply among the best.

imo messenger (FREE)

imo messenger Best iPhone Apps 2013

As long as they have imo messenger, this app will let you message and call your friends and family for free. This instant messaging app supports various platforms like Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Jabber, Hyves, VKontakte and Steam. This app will work anywhere as long as you have network or data access.

Google+ (FREE)

Google+ Best iPhone Apps 2013

While not as massive as Facebook, Google+ has certainly acquired a strong userbase. And for Google+ users, this is the app that you should download. Fortunately unlike Facebook, the official Google+ app is actually pretty good.

Best Map iPhone Apps

MotionX GPS Drive ($0.99)

MotionX GPS Drive Best iPhone Apps 2013

By subscribing to MotionX GPS Drive, you get updated maps, turn-by-turn feature with multiple voice options, live traffic update, auto re-routing, public transportation and walk directions, and finally a parking spot marker. One of the most useful map apps out there.

Bing (FREE)

Bing Best iPhone Apps 2013+1

With Bing's map, you will also have access to all of Bing’s services like the ability to conduct web searches, search for movie times, read news, and of course access the maps. For a free app, this certainly should meet most people's needs.

Google Maps (FREE)

Google Maps Best iPhone Apps 2013

After briefly missing in action when iOS 6 was introduced, Google Maps has finally made its comeback and its set to provide an entirely new maps experience. If you find Apple's iOS 6 Maps lacking, then you should definitely go for this app.

Best iPhone Games

Joe Danger ($2.99)

Joe Danger Best iPhone Apps 2013

Joe Danger is pretty much one of the most fun games that hit the App Store as of late. Originally released in the PlayStation Network as an exclusive, it has now found its way into Apple's gaming platform. Just a very fun game that you won't mind losing many hours to.


Final Fantasy 4 Best iPhone Apps 2013+1

While the asking price can be quite steep for most folks, you are looking at a game that could easily take 20 to 40 hours before completion. It also doesn't hurt that Final Fantasy 4 is simply one of the finest RPG titles available.

Temple Run 2 (FREE)

Temple Run 2 Best iPhone Apps 2013+1

Seemingly out of nowhere, this certified iOS classic has finally returned and better than ever. If you love the first Temple Run, then there is no reason for you not to pick-up Temple Run 2. Certainly one of the best iPhone apps of 2013.

Whew, that was quite a handful, wasn't it? Here are the best iPhone apps that you should get this 2013. How about you? What's your very best iPhone apps of 2013?

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