The 50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2012
I owned my iPhone for more than a year before I bought my first app. That doesn’t mean I didn’t download them. I did, a whole stampede of them, but I didn’t pay for a single one.
Don’t get me wrong. Not everything in life is free. But when you can find good software for free, take it.
Apple’s App Store for iPhone is a veritable bazaar of freebies. Plenty are quite good, but a whole lot of them are duds. We at PCMag sort through hundreds if not thousands of apps a year looking for those elusive and as-yet undiscovered gems, the apps that work well or accomplish some feat you didn’t even know you needed done, and can be downloaded at no charge.
The 50 free iPhone apps that made the cut for this list are the ones that have shown outstanding performance, have been well received by a variety of technology users, and are truly “free.” No gimmicks, no “membership required.” Free. Period.