Start July with the best iPhone apps this week

 

By Posted 2 Jul 2011, 16:59

Whether you are looking to download games, navigation, social networking sites, music-related or even photography-related apps for your iPhone, the Apple App Store will provide you with plenty of choices. However, although having a wider choice of apps can be a good thing, it can also be rather confusing. That is why we thought we’d provide our readers with a list of the best iPhone apps this week.

Many people are choosing to use their smartphones for directions these days, as opposed to buying a separate GPS navigation system. One of the best GPS apps on the Apple App Store this week according to Casey Chan over at gizmodo.com is the TapNav application. What possibly makes this one of the most impressive GPS apps is the fact that it uses Augmented Reality to show users which direction the road is going to take.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a good microblogging app, then you may want to consider downloading Tumblr 2.0. Not only has the Tumblr iPhone app been given a new interface that makes it easier to use, but it also has some great features such as the ability to find and follow people from your iPhone’s address book. Users can literally post anything onto their blog including text, audio, links and video.

If you get tired of people asking to use your iPhone all the time, then TapRadius’ Play Dead app might come in quite handy. Play Dead is an application that will make your iPhone’s display the exact same screen as when your phone is powering down. That way, the next time someone asks to borrow your phone, you can simply fire up the Play Dead app, show them the screen and say sorry, but my battery is dead.

There may well be plenty of weather apps available that will provide you with both an hourly and daily forecast, as well as what it will be like in the near future (1 or 2 weeks perhaps), but how would you like an application that will even tell you what the weather will be like in a year from now? With the wt360 Pro app, users can check out the forecast anywhere in the world up to a year ahead.

If you are familiar with Penguin Classics books, then you may like the Penguin Classics: A Complete Annotated Listing iPhone app. The app not only features the ability to search by author or title, it also features quizzes, descriptions of each book and Facebook integration. Another app worth downloading is iViglio Dashboard, which can be used for remote camera security plus more.

The final two apps mentioned are RadioSoulwax and TNR-i. The RadioSoulwax app is a radio station (sort of) that provides users with 24 hours worth of mixes with mind-warping visuals. TNR-I on the other hand is the iOS version of the TENORI-ON. What apps have you downloaded this week?