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10 Must-Have iPhone Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

By on December 28, 2012

In today’s fast paced world, many people are looking for ways to save time and make their lives easier. With the use of iPhones skyrocketing, many apps are fast becoming a vital tool that can be used to simplify your day to day activities. Whether its paying your bills, cooking dinner for your family or scheduling a business lunch, the following are 10 must-have iPhone apps that can add time and energy back into your life.

10 Must-Have iPhone Apps

1. Grocery iQ


This app is perfect for those who have a difficult time shopping. It works by giving its users access to grocery stores around the country and enabling them to create a shopping list quickly and efficiently. With a database of over 130,000 items, users can build lists and organize items fast. There are tons of unique features that make this shopping application stand out from the rest. Consider this app as your personal assistant, as it takes the guesswork out of buying groceries.

2. Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals

jamie oliver 20 minute meals

The wildly popular chef Jamie Oliver has put together a catalog of delicious quick and easy meals that your family will love. There are hundreds of options with each recipe giving you step by step directions that will have you eating in minutes.

3. Occasions: Birthdays & More

occasions app

If remembering important events and dates is not your forte, then this app is for you. It’s designed to remind you of important dates and events with an alarm that goes off on the day before as well as on the exact date. In addition, the capability to customize your contact list with pictures and labels is as easy as 1-2-3. You will never forget an anniversary or birthday again.

4. OmniFocus

omnifocus iphone

This productivity app was a winner of the Apple Design Award for Productivity. It works by keeping track of all your tasks. It is very simple to use and beautifully organizes your tasks by project, location, contact, or date. With tons of features, OmniFocus is sure to help get your life back on track.

5. Dragon Dictation – Nuance Communications

dragon dictation iphone app

This handy recognition application allows you to use your voice to text your emails or blog entries and everything in between. All you have to do is speak and watch your words instantly appear. This app is perfect for times when typing just won’t do.

6. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

epicurious app for iphone

Epicurious app or Epi for short, provides complete access to the current trends in cuisine, easy recipes and interactive shopping lists. Whether you are in the mood for Japanese or Italian food, this one app is for master chefs and novice cooks alike.

7. AroundMe

around me iphone app

A very useful tool, this app helps you find the location of many basic necessities based on your current position. For example, if you are in need of a bank, gas station, movie theater or a cup of Joe, this app has you covered.

8. Catch Notes

catch iphone app

This app allows the user to jot down their most important thoughts online or offline. You can create and share checklists with others. You can also collaborate on major projects, in addition to adding pictures and customizing text.

9. Where To Eat? – Find restaurants using GPS.

where to eat iphone app

This lifestyle app is sure to make finding the best place to eat a breeze. Not only does this application find your favorite restaurant, but it also shows you customer reviews, gives recommendations and turn by turn driving directions. Choose your favorite cuisine and let Find a Restaurant do the rest.

10. Droplr


One of the easiest ways to share documents and images, Droplr allows you to share pictures, files and more. You can then have them instantly uploaded and posted to all of your social media files like Facebook and Twitter. This app will keep all of your friends and family abreast of what is going on in your life.

The use of an iPhone in our daily lives has become quite the necessity. With day to day activities like grocery shopping and banking taking up more and more of our time, it’s nice to have a little help every now and then. The above must-have iPhone apps help lessen the burden of many errands that we have to do. They help us get motivated, organized and assist in getting us back to basics – like spending quality time with our family and friends.

About Simple Dad

Steve is the founding editor of The Simple Dad. He has 3 crazy kids: 12 and 9 year old daughters and a 14 year old son. Married to his beautiful wife of 17 years, Alexandra.