Best free iPhone apps

T3's pick of the best free apps for iPhone


T3's pick of the best free apps for iPhone.

A new Apple iPhone may be just a month or two away now (you know, probably), but there's still time to furnish your 4S with some top quality, free app delights. Each month T3's specialist iPhone team storm the App Store in search of the very best free iPhone apps available right now. Check out the list below to see what they've uncovered this month.

Best iPhone apps: April

Songkick
The perfect app for live music lovers to keep on top what’s going on.
Songkick full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best iPhone apps: March

Cinemagram
A superb way of capturing a moment, with an easy-to-use process – even if the app needs a little polish.
Cinemagram full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best iPhone apps: February

Deezer
Deezer knows what you want from a music streaming app – and this is a market-leading service.
Deezer full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Animoto Video Slideshow
You can create an unlimited number of beautiful 30-second slideshows for free. What’s not to like?
Animoto Video Slideshow full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Buffer
Buffer is a handy, well-featured compliment to its online service.
Buffer full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Live Score Addicts
One of the slickest ways to find out the latest football scores and watch highlights as the goals fly in.
Live Score Addicts full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Zapd
Easy websites for everyone at light speed. It’s limited , but what it does, it does with aplomb.
Zapd full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best iPhone apps: January

iBBQ
All you need to have a great summertime barbecue, packaged up in a thoughtful interface
iBBQ full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
Adobe Carousel
If you’re a pro out in the field hooking up your DSLR to your iPad, it’s worth a look, but iPhone-only users will be left disappointed
Adobe Carousel full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
Fishing Kings
There’s plenty of fishing fun to be had in this great little virtual angler
Fishing Kings full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
AA Speed Camera
This offers solid performance in locating speed cameras, but its ugly interface lets it down
AA Speed Camera full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
Yearly
A brilliant way to keep track of birthdays, with a level of polish to match Apple’s own apps
Yearly full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best iPhone apps: December

ZumoCast
It’s so easy to set up and use; you’ll never be without a song or video again.
ZumoCast full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
Dropbox
The free 2GB account may sound poky, but use it wisely and you may never have to pay to upgrade
Dropbox full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
X Comics
The Superman of comic-book apps.
X Comics full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
AirBoard
No more fights over who gets to stand at the whiteboard in meetings. Use AirBoard instead.
AirBoard full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps
Gimme Music!
A neat, simple method of randomly exploring new music.
Gimme Music! full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: November

Gimme Music
A neat, simple method of randomly exploring new music.
Gimme Music full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Find My Friends
Apple’s personable take on Google Latitude impresses by keeping things simple.
Find My Friends full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

PingMe Messenger
Looking for a free cross-platform texting app that ‘just works’? Try the reliable PingMe Messenger.
PingMe Messenger full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

HowStuffWorks
Great portal to the renowned website that covers just about everything.
HowStuffWorks full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

AA Time Machine
A useful geographical tool for historians and the curious alike.
AA Time Machine full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: October

Axe in Face
Silly, simple and fun. Not quite an App Store classic, but definitely earns a recommendation.
Axe in Face full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

FitCoach
Lucozade's latest iPhone fitness app is a decent stab at providing a free personal trainer on your phone. Willpower not included.
FitCoach full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

ForestXplorer
Some good ideas, but it's got some problems we want to see nixed soon.
ForestXplorer full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Keybox
A simple and secure way of storing passwords, personal details and even images.
Keybox full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

How Stuff Works
A nice addition for the curious iPhoner
How Stuff Works full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: September

ESPN Goals
If you love football, you’re going to love this app. Get it, use it and wonder how you ever did without.
ESPN Goals full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

GorillaCam
It’s not all-singing and dancing, but it is free.
GorillaCam full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Monochromia
Simple, great value photo app for moody, thoughtful images.
Monochromia full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

NavFree GPS
A free TomTom alternative, but satellite coverage is patchy.
NavFree full review GPS | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Raileasy
Booking train tickets can be a real nightmare, but not if you get yourself RailEasy.
Raileasy full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps


Best free iPhone apps: August

MyStarbucks
A beautiful, well-engineered app that should be a gold standard for iPhone apps.
MyStarbucks full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Foodspotting
Tastily presented social app that presses the right buttons for food aesthetes.
Foodspotting full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

eScrap
You’re very own iPhone scrap book.
eScrap full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Dragon Dictation
A nice mobile version of Dragon, but speech recognition’s clunky edge is hard to ignore.
Dragon Dictation full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Gibson Learn and Master Guitar
Partly an advert, but the tuner is quite useful.
Gibson Learn and Master Guitar full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: July

Jamie's Recipes
The grinning Cockernee is back with yet another app for the iPhone.
Jamie's Recipes full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

LinkedIn
LinkedIn on iPhone puts your entire professional network on the end of your index finger.
LinkedIn full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Google Mobile
The quickest and easiest way to search and access Google Apps on the iPhone.
Google Mobile full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

eBay
eBay for iPhone is superb for the casual buyer and seller, but no good for eBay Derrick Trotters.
eBay full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Endomondo
Comprehensive sports tracker at a literally unbeatable price.
Endomondo full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: June

Google Translate
Magical travel app disolves language barriers.
Google Translate full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Firefox Home
Not quite a mobile version of our favourite web browser, but it’ll do for now.
Firefox Home full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Evernote
The top jotter app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Evernote full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Debenhams
Incorporating a bar-code scanner and exclusive in-store discounts, Debenhams is leading the way in high-street shopping apps on iPhone.
Debenhams full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

AA Hotel Guide
If you’re looking for a decent, free guide to UK hotels then look no further.
AA Hotel Guide full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps


Best free iPhone apps: May 2011

TED Mobile
20-minute nuggets of wisdom from experts around the world.
TED Mobile full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Zumocast
Access all of your audio over Wi-Fi.
Zumocast review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Instagram
Get great effects for your photos then have fun sharing them with friends.
Instagram full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

IMDB
World’s biggest movie database lands on the iPhone.
IMDB full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Do Some Good
Bite-sized volunteering you can do on the bus.
Do Some Good full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Best free iPhone apps: April

BBC News
One of the best general news apps on the iPhone, featuring video streams and the overall reliability of Aunty’s news hunter-gatherers.
BBC News full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Amazon Mobile UK
Amazon’s iPhone app lets you take pictures of stuff you want and instantly find out if they are in stock.
Amazon Mobile UK full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Google Places
A smart Google Maps-based app that’s actually made by Google.
Google Places full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Amazon Kindle
Kindle comes to iPhone to oust iBooks.
Amazon Kindle full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Digg
Popular social news aggregator gets its own iPhone app for news and trivia junkies.
Digg full review | Best iPhone apps | Best apps

Cash to burn? Take a look at our pick of the best paid iPhone apps availble from the App Store this month.

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