Top 10 Free iPhone Apps
iPhone apps are great. The thing is, sometimes people might not want to pay to get something new and nice. Thankfully, there are plenty of free apps on Apple’s App Store as well. When you download a free app you’ll generally have to expect them to be a bit underwhelming compared to some of the paid apps that are available. This is a pretty good rule for games. If you want to play the latest and best, for instance, in this particular case Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed or more (find a list of the top ten games for iPhone here) then you should be prepared to spend anywhere in between $0.99 and $5.
If you think about it $0.99 doesn’t sound like a lot for tens of hours of fun. Still there are plenty of quality free applications out there that you can download when you’re out of a budget and want to cut down on expenses or just because you like the idea of free stuff. We’ve chosen to make a top ten list of the free apps you can currently find for your smartphone. We’ll start with number 10.
Some people love classic arcade/action games. We’ve played lots of them while we were growing up and graphics weren’t exactly at the level of what games like Need for Speed : Hot Pursuit, Call of Duty and others offer today. In fact, I have some pretty fun memories of times when it was hard to tell what a group of pixels were meant to represent (whether a warrior, a troll and so on). Radiant brings you back to the old fashioned time of gaming by putting you against the alien horde. It’s a classic arcade/action space shooter that you can download for free.
As Hexage, the game creator mentions, players will get to cut through hundreds of creeps and face giant monsters in unique bossfights. They’ll also grab special weapons and power-ups and upgrade their ships. The game includes over 60 levels, 8 boss fights, 6 upgradeable weapons, 12 special power-ups, 3 difficulty options to suit your play style, global online high scores and signature sound created by Kubatko. Now, since it’s free, you can try it out and you’ll definitely won’t be disappointed. Find it on iTunes right here.
If you already enjoy Shazam, the amazing music discovery engine which will allow you to search through a huge number of artists, albums and tracks, then why not give it a try on your iPhone as well? After all, it’s free of charge. The new version of the application offers faster tagging experience and cool new features including 30 second previews. For people who aren’t familiar with Shazam, the app will enable you to discover and buy music on iTunes, indentify a track instantly (background listening and tagging on start up), learn more about music by reading track and album reviews, artist bios and discographies, see what songs and artists are hot at the time of browsing (through Tag Charts from 20 countries), experience music faster, share music momens and Tweet tags or post track details to the leading social networking site Facebook, search music and track your music journey.
The free iPhone app will allow you 5 tags per month. If you’re interested in unlimited tagging and several exclusive features you’ll have to go for the premium app called Encoure. The app will work on iOS 3.0 and later. More info can be found right here.
Some of the best games I played before people started buying smartphones (myself included) had something to do with building and managing restaurants, lemonade stands and other stuff like that. Naturally, I’d like the same experience on my iPhone. There may be more interesting things to play out there, but why not have something that offered guaranteed fun until this point in time? Tiny Chef is all about creating the five-star restaurant of your dreams.
You get to design the restaurant, cook food and then watch how waiters bring it to customers. Customers will walk around your restaurant, take their seats, eat food and then leave a tip. The more you work at your restaurant, the better it looks. It’ll become more popular as well and that will surely mean a revenue increase for you, the owner. As you level up you’ll be able to unlock better food and more complex recipes. Serving new recipes will earn you more coins. If you cook the same dish several times you’ll earn recipe stars. You can help your waiters by properly designing a restaurant’s layout and cleaning tables. What’s best is that you can earn coins even when you’re away from the game. Do keep in mind, however, that a network connection is required to play. This game is a lot of fun and can be downloaded for free. Find its official iTunes page here.
From restaurant running we’re heading on to trains. The two have nothing in common but that doesn’t really matter. What you do is control trains with the swipe of a finger, attempt to avoid collisions that could end quite badly for everyone involved.
The game’s features include: online plus leader boards where players can compare scores with their friends, 15 challenging achievements that can be collected, lovely looking hand-painted levels and lush environmental effects (Sydney Harbour Bridge, Flinders St Station and more), a wide variety of conditions and different weather patterns, miniature 3D steam trains and cars and the possibility of creating multiple profiles on the very same device. People seem to love this game and it’s now available for free download. Apparently it has gathered over 2 million downloads in just five days. Learn more about the game’s features here.
They’re small, they’re blue and some people find them quite funny. In this free game for the iPhone you’ll have to build a new village for the Smurfs to call home. The game might be free to play but apparently you’ll have to spend money if you want extra in-app content. Smurfs’ Village is based on a pretty simple story. Gargamel finds the village and scatters the smurfs far and wide. Your job, with the help of Papa Smurf, is to bring them back together in a new village. Players will start the game with one single mushroom house. They’ll have to make progress by building other houses, most of which are specialized, setting up gardens with colorful crops and more.
You’ll get to meet some of the well-known smurfs including Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Jokey Smurf, play mini games, connect with friends through Facebook and send gifts to their villages, play offline and manage your village whenever you want even though you don’t have web access and, assuming you want to spend some money on the game, purchase smurfberries through in-app purchase. More details and a download link right here.