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Ten apps every iPhone 5s and 5c user should own

Macworld Staff | Sept. 26, 2013
Whether you've just picked up a new iPhone or you're eagerly awaiting its delivery, here are the ten apps you should download for your device.

Honorable mentions

Given that there are over 900,000 apps in the App Store, it's hard to narrow that list down to just ten. So here are a few honorable mentions for app categories we haven't mentioned above:

CALCULATOR: PCALC ($10)PCalc has long been a great calculator for the Mac, and an equally great one for iOS. For math nerds and anyone else who needs a bit more than the stock Calculator app offers.

CALENDAR: FANTASTICAL ($5) iOS's first calendar with natural-language processing, Fantastical is a great tool for quickly adding events and viewing your calendar if you want something a little more powerful than Apple's included Calendar app.

DOCUMENTS: GOODREADER ($5) Need to download a .zip archive, PDF, or other odd file to your iPhone? Chances are, GoodReader can handle it. The app supports full PDF notation, downloads from FTP, and more.

WEB: CHROME (FREE) Safari is a fantastic Web browsing tool, but Google's Chrome can be a good alternative if you use the company's browser on your computer. Besides, you never know when you might need a different Web browser.

NOTES: SIMPLENOTE (FREE) If you're looking for a few more features than the included Notes app offers, Simplenote is your app. It offers simplicity, sleek design, automatic iOS and Mac sync, collaboration features, and more.

RADIO: PANDORA (FREE) If iTunes Radio isn't quite doing it for you, Pandora offers a different spin on curated radio, using its Music Genome Project to create stations from artists and songs.

TWITTER CLIENT: TWITTERRIFIC 5 ($3)Twitterrific is an elegantly designed, fun-to-use Twitter client that takes iOS 7's design cues to the next level.

SOCIAL: FACEBOOK (FREE) If you're a Facebook fan, the company's app doesn't get much better. It's been redesigned for iOS 7 and supports almost every feature available on the Web.

FOOD: YELP (FREE) Hungry? Yelp can help you find delicious food in your neighborhood based on recommendations from local users.

VNC: SCREENS ($20) Your iPhone can do a lot, but sometimes it's just not the tool you need for the job. Screens lets you view your home computer's display--no matter where you are--and work remotely with ease.


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