6 of the Most Useful iPhone Apps That Everyone Can Use

Look at anyone walking down the street, riding the subway, sitting at home, or out eating dinner, and you will see that their phones are conveniently placed within their grasps at all times. In fact, for many of us, we’d rather lose a limb than lose our phones or connections to Wi-Fi. While some people think this isn’t right, iPhones have really made our lives better in so many ways.

If there is something that you don’t like to do or just don’t have the time to do, there is probably an app that can help you. iPhone owners are lucky that way – almost everyone makes apps that work with our phones first. However, there are some iPhone apps that stand out above the others because they can be used by so many people. Let’s take a look at 6 of them:


Evernote is kind of like your high school locker. You can pretty much keep whatever you want in there, and it will be as organized as you want it to be. You can make notes directly into the app, bookmark articles from online, upload images, track tasks, and even record audio files. Whatever you put into the app, unlike with your high school locker, can be found with a simple search.

Easy Syncing

If you are working on your laptop and you use the Evernote app, within seconds it will sync to your phone and tablet. Or if you are suffering a bout of insomnia and saving tons of vegan recipes for when you make that life change, you can easily find them on your computer when you wake up. (and deleting them is easy too!)

Stay Organized

From business cards and appointment reminders to medication schedules and your kid’s soccer schedule, there can be a lot of paperwork floating around your house. Use the scanning feature and you will have pictures of everything so there aren’t any transfer errors.

Stay on Top of Newsletters

You get your own Evernote email address, so you can simplify your other inboxes by having any newsletters sent right to Evernote. You can read them in real time, clip relevant sections, and move on quickly and efficiently – no more wasted time!

App Cost: FREE


You’re at the bar getting celebratory drinks with your coworkers and your boss calls asking for a copy of the presentation you just gave. You’re out for lunch with your friend when your daughter calls and says she forgot to print her report and needs you to send a copy to her teacher. You’re on your way to class for the final and you forgot to bring the outline to study.

In almost all of these cases, you have to stop what you are doing, go home to your computer, and then complete the task. SugarSync makes it so that you don’t have to do that. Instead, it stores all of your files on the cloud so that you can get them easily – and it doesn’t have to be for just work related files, you can store photos, music, and even video content.

Works with your Storage System

With SugarSync, you have complete control over which of your files are shared and which ones remain only on one device. You don’t have to put them in some centralized folder and you can easily take them away.

Business Accounts

If you need to, you can share SugarSync with up to three people through the business account. This is great for small businesses that want to collaborate without office space or the clumsiness of email.

User Friendly

With live support for certain accounts and awesome tutorials, this is by far one of the most user-friendly storage apps around. If you are in any way tech savvy, you probably won’t need their help anyway because the app does more of the work for you.

App Cost: FREE

The first 90 days are free and there are subscription plans after that.


Hailing a cab has to be one of the most humiliating things in a big city. If you aren’t any good, it can take forever and require you to do some pretty killer dance moves to get attention. If you are in a smaller city, a cab might not even be an option. Uber helps you to save some time and some dignity by directly connecting you to qualified drivers who will pick you up and take you wherever you need to go, whether it is a ride to the airport or a trip home from the bar.

Uber operates in most major cities and in small towns throughout the country.

While there are other ride-hailing services out there, this one is definitely the best.


Reviewed Drivers

You don’t have to worry about getting someone that doesn’t know how to drive or that is rude because there are easy to access reviews when you find a driver.

Up-to-date Information

You will know, pretty much to the minute, when your driver is going to show up at your house. You can track him when he’s driving too so that you know he isn’t going to take you for a runaround and waste your money.

Easy Payment

You pay right in the app so you don’t have to worry about fumbling for money or making change. Everything is easily connected through PayPal.

App Cost: FREE

Downloading and first ride are free, ride costs vary.


You should know by now that you need to have a different password for every app you use, every website you belong to, and even every social media account you have. However, it is nearly impossible to remember 2 or 3 passwords let alone 30 or 1Password’s mobile app sync with a desktop feature that keeps your accounts safe by creating and storing a complicated password that is unique for each and every service you use. All you have to do is remember one password and the app will do the rest of the work.

If you decided to change a password, 1Password changes it instantaneously as well without extra work from you.

Share Passwords

If you share a Netflix account or need your secretary to have access to your email, you can give someone instant access to your account without revealing your actual password. This person will have to download the app as well in order to make it work.

Family Sharing

The price tag of the app might keep some people away, but you can use it to keep everyone safe via iPhone’s family sharing option.

App Cost: FREE

Free to download, $9.99 for features


We can all stand to get in better shape, eat healthier, and generally focus on our well-being just a little bit more. With MyFitnessPal, a few simple steps each and every day can help you get there. Many people use MyFitnessPal as a calorie counter, but it is really so much more than that.

MyFitnessPal makes it easy for you to make smart choices on the go by plugging in your calories and instantly updating. You can even put in your own recipes to see the kind of damage that they do.

Supportive Community

From friends to people you’ve never met, MyFitnessPal has an active community of people who are willing to help you lose weight and get in shape. They can tell you where you are going wrong, suggest recipes for you, and provide moral support on your journey.


Track Macros

Many people who successfully lose weight do it through tracking macros. With an easy to read pie chart and nutritional list, you can easily tell what you need to do so that you meet your macros from the day. You can even plug foods in to see what will help you reach your goals.

Popular Restaurants Included

Whether you stop for fast food or you are going to a sit-down restaurant, MyFitnessPal pulls from restaurants’ menus in order to get the correct calorie count. There are generic counts for most foods as well and user input on many dishes.

App Cost: FREE

Free, some premium features

Big Oven

Whether you burn ramen noodles or you can create a six-course meal with ease, sometimes we all get stuck on something to make for dinner. Big Oven has over 250,000 recipes at your disposal for meals, drinks, and even edible Play-doh.

The app is organized with a search bar so that you can find exactly what you want. You can even refine within the recipes so that you can get a chicken noodle soup just like your grandma used to make.


Instant Grocery Lists

Select a recipe and you instantly get a list of all the ingredients you need to buy. You can edit that list for what you already have or use it to check your coupon list.

Share Recipes

You can instantly add recipes of your own or recipes from your friends so that they are all in one easy to access place. Love your friend’s pasta salad recipe? Upload it once and you’ll never have to ask for it again.



Want to make your recipe healthier? This app helps you with substitutions so that the blueberry cobbler you love doesn’t end up sitting on your hips forever.

App Cost: FREE

Free, some premium features

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