New iPhone – Need Help Choosing Apps!

I just ordered the new iPhone last night! Well, technically, Scott ordered it for me. He’s had one for over a year and never leaves home without it – seriously. I used to make fun of him (well, I still do) because he’s always on the iPhone. But, I am very happy to say that I have jumped on the iPhone bandwagon. I’m so geeked about it for many reasons, one being that I will officially be a part of the elite iPhone club at my work. All the VP’s have them, so of course, I want one too!

Now comes the hard part…figuring out what apps to get. Ahh, decisions, decisions. This is where I need your help! I would love to get your input on your top 2 or 3 favorite iPhone apps for:

  • Running and yoga
  • Health and fitness
  • Nutrition and food
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Music
  • Travel

I’d prefer them to be free, but I’m not opposed to paying a few dollars here and there. Please, please, PLEASE, help me! There are so many iPhone apps out there and I don’t know how to break through clutter.

Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions!


  1. I have no advice right now! I ordered an iPad and it should arrive next week…so I’m going to need help then!

  2. Hi Julie – Ooooh – so jealous that you are getting an iPad! Will you bring it to HLS? I hope I’m not the only one at HLS who doesn’t have one!

  3. Courtenay says

    Twitteriffic for Twitter
    Amazon Kindle App
    Food journal: Nutrition Menu by Shroomies
    MotionX GPS (not as good as Garmin, but saved my day when my Garmin was out of batteries)
    Weather Channel

    • Hi Courtenay! You have so many great suggestions! I’ve never heard of Twitteriffic but I’m going to check it out. The Weather Channel is a MUST for me!

  4. I use Runmeter – it has a GPS in it so I can easily measure new runs. It costs a few bucks, but not as much as many others I’ve looked at that don’t do as much.

    Heartwise for monitoring my blood pressure and weight, but there are probably better apps if you don’t have b/p issues.

    Words With Friends, Facebook, yelp, iFitness, epicurious, are others I use

    Have fun! I’ve had mine for about a year and don’t know how I ever lived without it!

  5. must get hipstamatic for iPhone. I think it’s 1.99 but is an AWESOME photo edit tool to get special photo effects!

  6. I don’t have an iPhone but do have an Ipod Touch and love the following free apps

    Lose It
    Pilates For Beginners
    Healing Affirm-A-Vision by iGrassphopper
    Women’s Health lite workouts
    Virtual Trainer
    Vitality by iGrasshopper
    Simply Organic Recipes
    Smoothie Selector

    lol I have nearly 200 apps on my Ipod.