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The 25 Apps You Must Download First on Your Hot New iPhone

The 25 Apps You Must Download First on Your Hot New iPhone

So, some superstar family member or significant other gifted you an iPhone for the holidays, huh? Congrats!

Now it’s time to download some great new apps. Here are the ones recommended by Yahoo Tech:

1. Facebook: The social networking app for posts, pokes, and polemics is a great time-waster.

Facebook logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

2. Twitter: 140-character bursts of knowledge, humor, news, and more. “Never be bored again,” as Twitter once put it.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

3. Instagram: A photo-sharing app that’s all about filters. Filters and puppies. And coffee.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

4. Google Maps: Apple’s Maps, though improved a bit this year, is still — how do we say? — in development. Stick with Google’s trusty app instead.

Google Maps logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

5. Seamless/GrubHub: These apps take the “call-in” part out of getting great eats delivered to your home.

DOWNLOAD THEM HERE AND HERE.

6. Amazon Kindle: Bring your Kindle ebook collection to your iPhone by simply installing this app and signing in.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

7. YouTube: The most popular video site on the planet. Download this app to your iPhone and never miss out on the latest and greatest music video or cute animal clip.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

8. Vine: Addictive looping six-second videos. Funny, cute stuff.

Vine logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

9. Evernote: Create, save, and sync notes across all your mobile and desktop devices with the Evernote iPhone app.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

10. Venmo: A cool, easy, and social way to send money to online friends. Essential for splitting the bill.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

11. Gmail: These days, if you have a pulse, you have a Gmail account. And now, with the improvements Google has brought to its iOS Gmail app, iPhone owners can finally enjoy the full Google mail experience the same way Android phone people always have.

Gmail logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

12. Facebook Messenger: Facebook has made it necessary to download a second app for sending and reading private Facebook messages on your phone. So you might as well just download it.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

13. Hyperlapse: From the makers of Instagram, this app is probably the best mobile tool for easily creating professional-looking time-lapse videos.

Hyperlapse logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

14. Spotify: The iPhone app for the best streaming music service around is a must. Stream virtually any song you can think of (aside from anything in the Taylor Swift discography) while you’re on the move.

Spotify logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

15. Feedly: Use this gorgeous RSS reader app to catch up on all your news in one place.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

16. Heads Up! You may recognize this Password-like game from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but the iPhone/iPad app version topped the App Store’s 2014 “Top Paid Apps” list, too.

Heads Up game

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

17. Chrome: Google’s Web browser is preferred by some over the iPhone’s default, Safari. The mobile version will sync with all your Chrome desktop browsing history and bookmarks, too.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

18. Yelp: Read and post ratings on this wildly popular business-rating service while on the go.

Yelp logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

19. Foursquare/Swarm: These apps connect you to Foursquare’s popular social “check-in” service. Its new Swarm breakout makes it easier to see what your friends are up to.

DOWNLOAD THEM HERE AND HERE.

20. Google Hangouts: Google’s Hangouts lets iPhone owners text, send pictures, and video chat across other computer and mobile device platforms, and without a carrier texting plan.

Google Hangouts logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

21. WhatsApp: WhatsApp has more users around the world than any other mobile texting app. Join the largest instant messaging party on the planet!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

22. 2048: Drive yourself mad with this incredibly popular puzzle game. (We promise it’s a good time.)

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

23. Snapchat: The most popular way to send sneaky messages on iPhone, Snapchat is a staple. Get silly or get scandalous; just download this app.

Snapchat logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

24. CamScanner: Pack that bulky, power-wasting scanner away and import documents painlessly using just this app and your iPhone’s camera.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

25. RunKeeper: Strap your iPhone on and track all your walking, jogging or biking miles. Compare workouts with friends right from the app, too.

RunKeeper logo

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

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