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Believe it or not, there are now over half a million iPhone apps out there and fortunately a ton of them are free. Sorting out the wheat from the chaff can be time consuming, so to skip this monotonous task, let’s simply tap into the stats which demonstrate what the most popular free apps are and what they can do for you.
Photosynth Price: Free Enabling you to capture a full spherical image by adjoining one section to the next, you must have seen some people on facebook already using this app to illustrate their photos using these techniques. From the latest shots of events, to family parties to nights out, piecing together one long image whether left to right or up or down is a pretty neat, plus you get to see how your image is panning out as you take the photo. Supported by Bing, checkout the Best of Bing Maps to get an idea of how these illustrations look where you can also submit your own panoramic shot. There are other features as well which are particularly neat that involve stitching an image but you need to really visit the apps site to get an idea as to how these techniques look and work.
Runkeeper Price: Free Developed by Nike, this app used to be available as a free app or one you paid for with all the bits and bobs you really wanted the free version to have. Well, being a multi-billion dollar manufacturer, this app is now completely free with no up-sells or add-ons to report. Runkeeper is a straightforward app which accurately tracks how far you ran, what pace you kept, how many calories you burned, where exactly you traveled using your GPS, and how long it took. That’s about it, but that’s pretty much all you need to know when it comes to running. If you are attempting to lose weight then all you need is an app to calculate how many calories you consume each day to sustain a healthy weight and then subtract what you’ve burned from Runkeepers results.
Pulse Price: Free Pulse is essentially a way of bringing together all your RSS feeds into a lively display screen. From anywhere on the web from news sites to FB to sports headlines to movies to whatever, you get to pick and choose what stories you want to integrate into your pulse page and pulse does the rest for you. Looks real sweet on the iPad.
DropBox Price: Free OK, so dropbox is so 2009, but believe it or not, nothing has sprung up since which really rivals its simplicity to keep and share files either publicly and privately. It's also great if you’re running websites where you want to store thousands of images for free publicly. Dropbox is perfect as well when saving documents wherever you are so whether your computer freezes or crashes you will never lose any data – touch wood that is the Dropbox cloud doesn’t disappear overnight!
Skype Price: Free Skype has to be one of the best ever software inventions of the past decade and now it’s available in the form of an app but accessible across all operating systems. The fact that you can speak to someone for free using excellent video streaming – halfway around the globe – is quite literally fantastic. OK, so you have to pay a small price if you want to dial a landline and a fraction more to mobile numbers, but it’s still a fraction of the cost you would pay using either of these devices. The latest app however does get some pretty bad reviews so you may wish to upload an older version or just wait till a few bugs have been fixed, as it appears there are still a few hiccups with this latest upgrade.