20 Cool Apps for iPhone That You May Not Use

Brian Fisher updated on 2021-09-16 14:54:56

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Can I Drive Yet?

$0.99

Ever had a few beers and aren’t sure when you’re safe to drive? Can I Drive Yet is an app that helps stop people making a mistake and driving before the alcohol has left their system. It’s not 100% effective but it’s certainly helpful.

Pros: Is nicely designed and an interesting concept
Cons: Isn’t accurate enough to be a real guarantee of safety

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Bargain Bin

Free

BargainBin allows users to stay up to date about special details in the App Store. If you’ve always wanted a certain app but think it’s a bit pricey then BargainBin will help you keep tabs on it and alert you if it drops in price so you can nab it while it’s on offer and don’t need to worry about missing out.

Pros: The list of App Store promotions is constantly updated
Cons: Some features can be difficult to find

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Shazam

Free

Shazam helps you identify music that’s playing around you. If you’re at a party or watching TV and you hear a song come on that you don’t know the name of, all you have to do is hold it up to Shazam and it will identify the track and artist.

Pros: A great database so it’s easy to find the information you need
Cons: You only get five IDs a month with the free version

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Mortgage Payment Calculator

Free

Have you ever wondered if you can afford the mortgage on that perfect house you keep seeing that’s for sale? Well, this app will help you work out how much the mortgage repayments would be per month, and provides a glance at the current mortgage rates available to you. Not the most exciting, but definitely helpful.

Pros: Easy and convenient to use on the go
Cons: Could do with an ‘annual taxes’ option

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Band Name Generator

$0.99

Started a band but can’t decide what to call it? Let the Band Name Generator choose it for you! You’ll never make it as a rockstar if you don’t have a catchy name, which is why you need the expertise of this fun app.

Pros: A huge library of over 700 million names means you’re sure to find something you’re after
Cons: Would be better if you could customise the number of words in the name

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xRay

Free

It’s just a joke, obviously, but it’s sure fun to scare friends when you brandish your ‘x-ray camera’ in their faces! Different filters means you can play around to find just the effect you’re after.

Pros: Lots of filters to choose from is a nice element
Cons: The contrast on some photos can ruin the effect

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Stripr Lite

Free

The ideal app for any comic book fan, Stripr allows you to access all of your favourite comics in one convenient place. Even better, you can view them offline to read whenever you want.

Pros: Easy to read your favourites on the go
Cons: Not a huge selection of comics at the moment

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SpeedType

Free

SpeedType allows you to use your iPhone to test your typing speed. Simply type the text on the screen to get an accurate result that shows you your accuracy and typing speed.

Pros: Great to help you improve your typing skills on your iPhone
Cons: There’s only one test passage, so it can get monotonous quickly

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ConnectFun

Free

Enjoy the classic game of four in a row on your iPhone! Play with a friend or against the computer to test your skills and try to beat your record.

Pros: Great for all ages and levels of experience
Cons: The ads can be quite intrusive

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iDrink

$5.99

Billed as ‘the ultimate drink recipe and bar tender guide’, iDrink means you’ll always have a cocktail book in your pocket. If you’re not sure what to order at the bar, let iDrink do the work and choose your perfect cocktail.

Pros: Contains thousands of recipes, so you’ll never run out of ideas
Cons: Is pretty expensive for what it is

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iDoodle

$1.99

iDoodle is a drawing app perfect for creative people of all ages. All you have to do it touch the screen and drag your finger to draw whatever you dream up. If you’ve made a mistake and want to start again, just shake your phone!

Pros: It’s so easy to use and create beautiful pictures
Cons: Does come with quite a limited colour palette

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How to Text a Girl

$0.99

Are you looking for love? This app will help you create compelling, interesting messages to send to your love interest. It will give you real insight into what girls really like to talk about, so is a great tool for anybody hoping to meet the one.

Pros: Gives you tips from real girls, rather than just an algorithm
Cons: The advice can be a bit hit or miss

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Background Checks

Free

Ever found yourself wondering about a new person in your life? Background Checks users public records to bring back any information about them that can help you get to know them a little better.

Pros: Does bring back accurate data
Cons: You only get three searches per week

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Drum Kit

Free

Drum Kit allows you to play on a full drum kit and record your own beats and tracks, even if you haven’t had a single drum lesson in your life!

Pros: Features a full six piece kit
Cons: It’s easy to hit the ads accidentally when you’re playing

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Urbanspoon

Free

Featured in tens of magazines and newspapers all over the world, Urbanspoon allows users to find restaurants in their local area, view their menus and read reviews from real diners.

Pros: Easy to use and a great way to discover new places to eat
Cons: Not great for smaller cities

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Tip Calculator Master

Free

Ever come to the end of a meal and been unsure how much you’re supposed to tip? Tip Calculator Master shows you how much you should tip, as well as helping you accurately split the bill with friends.

Pros: Has an option for you to share to text message or email
Cons: None - all of the reviews of this relatively new app are positive

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WorldView

Free

WorldView puts the world into your pocket by allowing you to watch over 20,000 webcams from all over the world. Search by place, by nearby webcams, or take a look at popular webcams in your region or worldwide.

Pros: A great way to see all different parts of the world
Cons: The bookmarks are difficult to organise

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The Illusionist

$0.99

Enjoy tonnes of optical illusions on your phone, provides hours of fun for you and friends as you enjoy moving illusions, real life illusions and hidden pictures.

Pros: Bookmark your favourites to enjoy them again and again
Cons: Only one update per week

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iSudoku Light

Free

Perfect for Sudoku fans, this app features four different Sudoku types including Sudoku Plus with two overlapping puzzles and another mode that consists of five overlapping Sudokus. Additionally, you can also enter your favourite puzzle to play on your phone.

Pros: A great sudoku interface that makes the puzzles easy to use
Cons: Newspaper mode doesn’t support the overlapping feature

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Stitcher Radio for Podcasts

Free

Stitcher Radio lets you listen to your favourite comedy, sports, news and talk radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone. Listen to radio on your schedule, not theirs!

Pros: Great to be able to listen to podcasts without having to download them
Cons: No ability for background play

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