Apple gadgets (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPads) first became popular because of their ability to be reliable music players. Now, these Apple gadgets have been redesigned to have more features to suit the general users’ needs and preference. Better news: with the dawn of the iPod Touch apps and the App Store, the iPhone and iPod Touch users can get more than the basic features their iPod Touch designed to perform.
This article selected 50 free apps for the iPod Touch an average Joe and Jane might want to have in his/her gadget. And yes, no jailbreaking required.
The Audiophile’s Top iPod Touch Apps
Below are 5 music applications for iPhone & iPod Touch which give a new twist to sound-tripping. With the apps below, you will find new ways of enjoying your music.
1. Pandora Radio
A free online radio, Pandora lets you create and manage your own music albums. Its features include streaming and listening to music without having to go through iTunes conversion. As long as you have access to the internet, you can get the songs you have stored on your online account anytime you want! It has a special feature which “deduces” the type of music you like based on your initial search. From the search you have made, it will suggest songs that you may like. In short, with this app, you can access any song you like, discover new songs that you might like, and listen to your online music albums wherever you are whenever you have internet.
Jamendo is also a music service networking website in which listeners can stream and listen to their favorite music online. Aside from its free music streaming, it also has free music downloading. With its long list of songs, it is unlikely that you won’t find your favorite songs there.
3. Free Music Download Pro
While the 2 iPod Touch apps mentioned above allow you to stream your music so you could listen to them directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch without downloading them, this app lets you download your songs directly to your gadgets. It does not feature any streaming functions. But downloading songs will be easier as you do not have to turn your computer on, download songs, and transfer them to your gadget through the iTunes.
4. Glee Karaoke
Audiophiles-who-are-also-Glee-fans, rejoice! You can now convert your favorite gadgets into karaoke machines and sing to your favorite tunes! If you are not a Glee fan, you still have a reason to get excited. With the rich music library this free iPod Touch app has, you can surely find songs to sing here. Download this free app now and add a new twist to the music functionalities of your iPod Touch and iPhone.
TuneWiki will be the application that should be partnered with all of your music playing apps. Set properly, TuneWiki will provide you with the lyrics of the songs you play. Remember the time when you sang to your favorite tune, realizing later on that you were blurting out the wrong words? Say goodbye to moments like that from now on.
Daily Tools You Must Have On Your iPhone
These tools will surely come in handy for the average Joe and Jane. These apps will be of much help in any situation, but most especially in the office setting.
Words are our means of conversation and it is very important that we are well-equipped with the right words for the right occasions. A colloquial word used in a report, for instance, will not get you anywhere near that promotion you have ever dreamed of.
Yes, there are words for use only at the office, at the bar with your new acquaintance, or at the gym with your guy friends. They may all be synonyms, but you have to choose the right one for the situation. This iPod application will help you do that anytime.
This functions similarly to an encyclopedia, only it is in your gadget in your pocket and you have no need for an internet access to check for word-definitions.
Medscape is an app widely used by medical practitioners. But it does not mean that you have no use for them. It has a brief definition of medical terminologies and disease entities which you can use to help you with your medical concerns if you have no time to see a doctor. Of course, seeking medical attention is always important. But sometimes, you just don’t have the time yet.
Fileapp is a multi-purpose everyday iPod Touch application for your work. It has much functionality, including its ability to store and play files of different formats. With it, you can use your gadget as a storage device. Moreover, you can use this app to view and read your files of any format in your iPod Touch or iPhone.
Gone are the days when all your plans are put into a piece of paper. Weave is your digital planner that lets you instantly mark dates for appointments, add tasks in your to-do list and organize your schedule. It is a more sophisticated, organized and detailed version of the calendar application, making it more reliable for bigger, long-term projects and planning. Trust us on this.
11. QuickVoice Recorder
Capture your boss’s meeting pointers or record your thoughts quickly with this app. It lets you record live audio from your voice or your surroundings, making note-taking easier and more convenient. This is suitable for for your professional and personal use.
12. Image to Text –OCR
This app takes pictures of texts, recognizes the texts and converts them into editable data. This way, you can edit your document and send it as an editable file to your Email or to your colleagues’.
iPod Touch Apps For Your Health And Fitness
With the busy world we have today, people use lack of time as a reason to skip gym sessions. Luckily, you have these iPod and iPhone apps which can take the place of your gym instructor to keep you healthy and fit.
13. Men’s Health Workouts Lite
If resistance training is your exercise of choice, then we have this app for you. Men’s health may be the biggest men’s magazine responsible for keeping millions of men healthy, but it does not mean you cannot put it in your iPod Touch or iPhone. This application has a list of different exercises that you can do with only basic workout equipment to keep you fit always. It also features body-weight exercises so you can exercise even when you travel. And yes, even female users can do the workouts here.
14. Daily Workouts
This cool free app for iPod Touch is for the health buff that does not have the luxury of going to the gym. This contains basic exercises which you can do even without the equipments provided by the gym. All you need is your body (if you a little luckier, some basic workout equipment) and you are set to go. Ranging from 10-30 minutes in duration, all the workouts featured here are all designed by professional gym instructors. As such, simple as they may be, they are all 100% effective.
15. Daily Yoga
Do yoga as a post-workout stretch, as an “active recovery” on non-workout days, or as a stand-alone workout. Yoga helps you improve your muscle endurance, in addition to your flexibility and health in general. As this app could be your substitute Yogi, this app is put in the list along with the other workout apps.
Aside from body-weight resistance exercises, running may be the best exercise to keep you fit. This is why running is slowly becoming the world’s favorite exercise nowadays. And this is why we included this in our list of apps for health and fitness. RunKeeper tracks the run of the user, logging in the distance he/she has traveled and showing the calories the runner has burned.
17. Weight Watchers
The first secret to being healthy and fit is by watching the food you eat. Exercises are of less importance. Weight Watcher is your key to healthier eating. This app features all the healthiest food and recipes for you. It will also update you with the latest news on health and fitness. With this app, wherever you go, you can always make a sound decision on how to stay healthy.
Best Free iPod Touch Games
Gaming has been one of the favorite pastimes of people all around the world. iTunes knows this, and that is why it has different game apps available for the iPod and iPhone user.
18. Angry Birds Free
Angry Birds has taken the gaming industry by storm in 2011. Basically this iPod game requires you to kill pigs using birds as your ammunition. Of course, it is actually more exciting that it sounds. That is why many people are hooked in, many sequels to the original version have already been made, android already has its version of it and it is still in our list of top 6 games. Try it and surely you will instantly get hooked right in!
19. Temple Run
This app may be the biggest gaming app in early 2012. You play as a man running away from wild monster-monkeys, collecting coins and other bonuses along the way. The farther you go without getting caught, the faster the game speed is, and the harder the trails become. This is probably the most exciting iPod Touch game of early 2012.
20. Fruit Ninja
The objective of this iPod Touch game is for you to cut to pieces the fruits tossed up in the air without cutting the bombs thrown with them. Touching the bombs results to game-over. Although you can play this as a single-player game, it is more exciting and fun on a multi-player mode. Beat your opponent’s score or see his reaction as he accidentally cuts the bomb thrown.
Solitaire is a mainstay digital game for almost all gadgets created: from the PC, to the MAC, and now, to your iPod or iPhone. It is simple and easy to understand, making it one of the most popular games ever made.
DrawSomething is one of the popular multi-player games that let users who are physically apart interact. In this game, a user draws something and lets someone guess what the drawing is. Remember when, as a kid, you loved to draw and share your drawing with your parents, teachers or friends? Well, it is time to let that creative juice of yours flow again.
23. Bejeweled Blitz
This puzzle game challenges your strategizing capacity as you are given a minute to blow up enough gems and jewels. With more advanced levels and outstanding performance, you get multipliers to help you get higher scores.
Bejeweled Blitz is a modern-day Tetris-plus-Bingo game, making it an exciting and fun game to play.
24. Car Racing Free (Street Racer)
Car games have always been a main-stay in the gaming world. Why not? Racing iPod Touch games somewhat simulate real-life racing excitement without the associated risk of injury upon crash. This iGadget app lets you experience the thrill and the adrenaline rush you’ve always felt with racing on your gaming consoles. Have fun driving in your favorite sports car!
Hangman is a classic when it comes to wholesome games. This game is just like the typical Hangman but with a new twist. It is a real-time updated free game which lets you guess words related to current events, making it more fun and challenging.
26. Biblicious Bible Trivia Free
This app provides an avenue to combine fun and education in a creative way. This game application will test your Bible knowledge with its challenging questions.
27. Poker Free By Candywriter
Poker has always been a fun and enjoyable iPod Touch game to play –be it real-life or digital. Poker Free adds a new twist to the traditional poker game: you are given the chance to play with known personalities such as Abraham Lincoln, Little Red Riding Hood, Mona Lisa, and many more. Don’t let them deceive you with their poker faces, alright?
iTouch Apps To Keep you Updated
Do you want to know all the latest news and current events? Then we have the free iPod Touch apps for you. There is no need for you to buy newspapers every morning or log on to the internet news websites in the middle of the day to check for news updates. All the news you want will be brought to you through the gadget in your pocket.
CNN is arguably the world’s most popular and most trusted news channel. Imagine all the local and international news and updates brought to you in your iPod, through text document or video, by nothing less than CNN. Enough said.
29. BBC News
Aside from CNN, BBC news is also a reliable source of news. This app features international news which is easy to view. The list of news in this application includes business, politics, entertainment and sports, among others.
30. USA Today
This app features all the news in the daily USA Today newspaper. What is more, this version of their mobile medium updates 24/7, giving you all the current updates throughout the day. Stay in the know with this News app!
31. Daily News Mobile
This app will deliver right to your gadget all the hottest and latest news and gossips happening in the hottest city in the planet –New York city. If you are a New Yorker, you should definitely have this app. If you are not one, however, it doesn’t hurt to have an “empire state of mind,” does it?
Fahrenheit is quite different from the apps above. Yes, this keeps you updated, but about weather forecast. Have you ever had that time when you wanted to go out of your office and you do not know whether you should bring a coat or not, and then you end up coat-less in a cold afternoon? Fahrenheit will help you avoid moments like this and make you always appropriately dressed for the weather.
If you are into stock market, you can never go wrong with downloading this app. Get brilliant tips, read about detailed analysis and receive smart reports from this app which will help you make smart investments. More and more investors are using this free app. Join to see why!
Your Entertainment Apps
The apps listed below are the top 5 non-gaming entertainment websites of all time. Surely, you would want these in your iPod Touch or iPhone.
Facebook has a mobile version that makes the program more easily accessible and simpler to navigate. Of course, you can still access them through your gadget’s internet browser, but the mobile version is more handheld-gadget user-friendly.
Just like Facebook, Twitter is one of the most popular networking websites in the internet today. And it becomes even more popular because of its more accessibility with the program’s mobile version. See all your friends’ updates, follow new people and see all the trending topics from your mobile gadget.
There’s no need for you to log onto your computer. All you need is this iPhone Twitter application.
Are you bored and looking for a place to go to? Bing is the answer. Bing will help you locate places you are looking for, whether it is located locally or internationally. Even cooler, it has a voice-activated search program that is perfect if you need to be hands-free.
iDream is an app that has gotten positive reviews from lifestyle analysts in the US and UK. For those who are concerned about the possible meaning of their dreams, iDream is surely the app for you.
We now live in a place where people love capturing images of beautiful places, events and sceneries. If you are one of these people, then get Instagram for your iGadget. Capture magical and special moments, and share them online with your friends through this app. In turn, you can also see photo-updates by friends you are connected to in Instagram.
Travel Applications – My Travel Companions
There is one rule to live by when traveling: always travel prepared. Know beforehand what to do or which places to visit –unless you can afford to throw away money. We provide you with these iPod Touch apps to make you ready for your trip, be it an ordinary vacation, a backpacking trip or a business trip.
Kayak is the one of the most trusted and reliable digital travel guides available today. It has won numerous awards related to Traveling. Among other things, the app lets you manage your itinerary, compare flight and hotel prices, view car rental companies available at a specific destination.
40. Stuck on Earth
Stuck on Earth provides you with pictures and descriptions of the different spots all over the world that tourists and photographers would like to see. This and Kayak go hand-in-hand in providing the user with the perfect trip.
Yelp is your local travel buddy. It knows all the establishments nearby. Having it ensures that you will never run out of place to go to wherever you may be. Looking for a pub, a restaurant or a small coffee shop? Ask for Yelp.
In traveling, Skype will be useful as it will help you get connected to your loved ones left at home, to your boss back in the office, or to you colleagues who need to update you on the status of the work you left behind.
43. Google Translate
This app can comes in handy if you are traveling. With this app, you can now understand what the locals are talking about or you can impress them by talking to them in their native tongue. Google Translate is compatible with several languages, making it your ideal translator.
Lifestyle Improvement Apps
Have you ever experienced being late to work in the morning because of the long line in Starbucks? Now, this Starbucks iPhone app will help you solve this problem with its Mobile Pay feature. Provided that your iPhone has Starbucks credits, you can just scan the gadget screen and you’re all set to go. Furthermore, the app can locate the Starbucks nearest you. If you are a regular Starbucks customer, this one is for you.
As your daily cookbook, this app offers 30,000 recipes you can enjoy. Just be sure to check our apps for health and fitness to keep your calories in check.
LivingSocial has daily promos that give you big discounts on deals such as gym membership, spa treatments, dinner and other services. Enjoy a luxurious life for a cheap price.
47. 18,000 cool jokes free
If laughter is the best medicine, this app with 18,000 funny jokes is the best free pharmacy.
If you are one of those people who are into attending the biggest events, such as major conferences, conventions, expos, and trade shows, this is the perfect app for you. It lists all the events you might want to go to, complete with the location map and building floor plans of the places.
2 “Pimp my Gadget” iPod Touch Apps
Turn your high-tech device into a sleeker, cooler “bling” with these apps.
49. Dragon Go
Command your iPod Touch with your voice using this application. Dragon Go lets you listen to your music, check movie schedules, navigate the internet, and much much more! Aside from the app, all you need is your voice.
Do you want your list of app always updated and fresh? AppShopper will ensure just that. This app will notify you with the latest apps or updates available in the App Store. You can also change the setting so that you will only be notified on the most popular apps. Surely, with AppShopper, you can continue adding more and more functions to your iPod Touch, always making it fresh and new.
You have just been presented with 50 free iPod Touch apps that will keep your gadget always fresh and new. Choose the one which suits you perfectly or download all to have the best, most functional iPod gadget in town.
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