Top 5 Essential Apps: Apps Starter Kit

You’ve just bought an iPhone 4S. You hit the App Store and don’t know where to begin due to the large number of apps. This week’s Top 5 Essential Apps will guide you in the right direction.

5. iBooks

iBooks is a great eBook and PDF reader. You get an amazing looking bookshelf where your downloaded books are stored. It also has its own store so you can easily find your favorite book. Your books look crisp on the iPhone 4S’ retina display. The best thing about iBooks is that it’s free.

iBooks (FREE)


Facebook for iOS has all major features of the desktop site, like photos, profiles, chat, and looks great on both iPhone and iPad. With the iPhone 4S’ extremely fast A5 processor, you can guarantee a lightning speed experience.

Facebook (FREE)

3. BBC News (UK Only)

With the BBC News app, you can get the latest news from a variety of categories including World News, Technology, Entertainment, Arts and more all from a beautifully designed user interface. Please note this App is only available in the United Kingdom App Store.


2. Twitter

The official Twitter app is the app you can’t live without if your a frequent Twitter user. The app includes all of the websites features, in a compact user interface. The Twitter app is a must have.

Twitter (FREE)

1. iMovie

One of the best features of the iPhone 4S is the upgraded camera. With 8 megapixels and 1080p video recording, the iMovie App by Apple is perfect. You can add themes with background music, animation, pictures and video, and export it in various qualities and even send it straight to YouTube. It may seem a little on the pricey side, but if you have an iPhone 4S, iMovie is a must have.

iMovie ($4.99/£2.99)