Your iPhone comes with its own apps. The Apple support team believes these are enough to live with, but I beg to differ. Yes, you can get by with Safari, Mail, and Apple Maps, but why use less-than-superior products if you can upgrade.
Here are the better apps to use than the iPhone-supplied ones:
- Use Google Maps instead of Apple Maps. Google allows a subway overlay which really improves upon the map app. It’s quick and shows you accurately where you’re headed.
- Use Chrome instead of Safari. You can easily sync your Bookmarks and preferences from your desktop and iPhone.
- Gmail instead of Mail. No reason why not to get all your gmail and in one place, and easily hop to your contacts when needed.
- Fantastical instead of Calendar. More vibrant with colors and easy to manage your appointments.
- Camera+ instead of Camera. Easily edit and scale photos.
- Clear instead of Reminders. Customize when they appear and how to look.
- Evernote instead of Notes. Easily integrates with your email.
- Addappt instead of Contacts. More social integration and tools.
The Apple service team better come up with better native apps or else their apps will be trumped forever.