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TIME names the 50 best iPhone apps in the world

Published Jun 5th, 2014 1:18PM EDT
Top 50 iPhone Apps

Where would we be without apps? Perhaps wandering around a desert aimlessly, swiping at a trackball or poking at a resistive touchscreen with a stylus. On-device app portals completely changed the way we use our smartphones, tablets and even computers. Limits are gone, and our smartphones constantly morph with each new piece of software we install. The challenge now, of course, is finding the right applications. And with 1.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store alone, it certainly isn’t easy.

Here at BGR, we do our best to help. Our series on gorgeous iPhone apps looks to highlight some of the best apps out there that you might not have heard of otherwise.

In our latest installment, we covered five fantastic apps including CalPal, Acompli and Harmony 2.

Other sites often publish compilations of apps as well, of course, and we try to point them out when they’re worthwhile. The latest such list comes from TIME Magazine.

Titled simply “50 Best iPhone Apps,” the list is a good one, especially for new iOS users looking to build a solid foundation. There are certainly some iffy picks on there and even a few apps that most would probably argue have no place on the list, but its a solid selection overall.

TIME’s list of the 50 best iPhone apps is linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.