24: A day in Apple iPhone apps
Want to know the best apps for your iPhone to help you get through your day in 2012? Here's T3 pick of 24 of the best paid and free iPhone apps to make that slog of a day a little bit easier
Life can be hard at the best of times, and - for the rest of it - sheer pandemonium. Thankfully, with gadget saviours like the Apple iPhone (and the app goodness therein), the day-to-day struggle can be be a hassle-free walk in the park.
Seeking perennial guidance from our beloved iPhone and its extravagant wealth of handy (and not so handy) applications, we picked out the best to help complete all our daily objectives with a Jack Bauer-like success rate.
Still want more apps? You can also find out about the latest iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows Phone 7 apps and more platforms all reviewed in the T3 App Chart.
7.00am: Toothbrush Timer
Helping out with one of the first tasks of the day, the toothbrush timer guides you through the 12 phases of brushing whilst reminding you how close you are to that next stint in the dentist's chair.
Buy this app now: Download Toothbrush Timer now
8.00 am: Twitter
It's early morning and time to read the tweets of the day, and guess what, for the first time, you're using a Twitter app, by Twitter. The company has finally caught up with the competition and released its best app yet offering quick and hassle-free tweeting.
Buy this app now: Download Twitter now
With no time to splurge at your local Starbucks, you can manifest a cafe-style Espresso with this create-a-cuppa app that makes the most out of your Espresso-making machine. Showing you - amongst other things - how to grind your own coffee beans and pour your latte, you'll soon be whipping up joe like you've been making it for years.
Buy this app now: Download Barista now
8.45am: National Rail Enquiries
As you watch your fellow commuters frantically running down the platform (with your travel app at hand) you'll be able to see when the next train is coming in and be alerted to any subsequent delays or cancellations. The 'Next Train Home' feature (which looks up the nearest station and tells you the time of the next train) should also come in handy on those unexpected drunken nights out.
Buy this app now: Download National Rail Enquiries now
8.55am: LogMeIn Ignition
Eager to get an early look into the day that lies ahead of you, LogMeIn Ignition gives you remote access to your computer at work simply by downloading the software to your PC or Mac and then downloading the app to your iPhone. Now you can get some of the more mundane duties out of the way while you're stationery inside a dank tunnel.
Buy this app now: Download LogMeIn Ignition now
With half an hours interrupted peace before you have to get into work you can finally settle down with the last few pages of the latest John Le Carre novel. With over 200,000 books and counting, iBooks is now the definitive location to find books for download. With customisable features which can help make sure those books use the retina display to its fullest.
Buy this app now: Download iBooks now
9.45am: Pageonce personal assistant
Unlike the boss, you don't have the luxury of someone running around for you, keeping your life in track. With this PA in your pocket, you can sort out your expenses, travel itineraries and any bills that've accumulated since you last dared to check.
Buy this app now: Download Pageonce personal assistant now
One look at the dreary skies outside your window and you are now wondering whether going for a run outside at lunchtime is actually worth the risk. With a quick glance at the AccuWeather app, you can see hourly forecasts of the conditions to come, and even get severe weather alerts - prefect for if monsoon-like conditions are approaching.
Buy this app now: Download Accuweather now
1.00pm: Nike + GPS
Using the iPhone's GPS this app frees you from needing anything but your iPhone and a route with which to run, and this app will even help you find that as well. You can upload your run times and best of all activate 'Power Songs' to spur you through those last few miles.
Buy this app now: Download Nike+ GPS now
With just enough time to grab a bite to eat, a swift shake of your iPhone and the decision on whether to grab a sarnie or something more substantial is decided for you. Filtering by neighbourhood, and with ratings available from fellow UrbanSpooners and newspaper-bound food critics, you'll not go hungry.
Buy this app now: Download UrbanSpoon now
5.45pm: Currency Convert
In preparation for your weekend away on the continent, a quick glance at your currency converter will tell you how little you'll be getting for your pound with 150 currencies and multitasking support.
Buy this app now: Download Currency Convert now
Having failed to somehow nab one of the free papers, load up your FindMeTV app and get all the listings. You can zip through the schedule filtering by channel, day, time and genre. Once you've found tonight's viewing, you'll also get recommendations for similar shows. Think a little bit like Genius on iTunes.
Buy this app now: Download FindMETV now