4 Apps for the iPhone That Perform Better Than Apple’s Apps

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There are over a million apps available for Apple iTunes store. If Apple added only one a day, it would take 2,700 years. That’s a lot of apps.   It’s common to wonder how to navigate through apps with 100,000,000 downloads compared to a few high school kids making an app for their 4-H club? (We’re not being critical here – we love to see these kinds of apps, they demonstrate the flexibility of technology) There are hundreds of different functions, each to serve a specific market.

While a computer can handle downloading a considerable amount on its hard drive, the storage space on an iPhone isn’t quite as expansive. Coupled with the mobility of a cell phone and the manner in which we use mobile devices, even the same app is used slightly differently between a Macbook and iPhone.  In light of this, here are 4 apps that work better on the iPhone than on a Mac.

Jelly is an app that allows users to submit questions using photos or images. Jelly has only been out for a few months now but has quickly amassed a large gathering due to its innovate ideas and ability for users to answer questions by either using the same image or simply text. This works in a forum similar to Yahoo! Answers, but the added ability to upload and edit pictures taken right from your camera before sending is a very unique and helpful feature.

Pocket is a great way to save articles videos, and other content for later or offline view. This allows you to take info directly from an app, website, news feed or other sources and downloads them, so that you can download them via Wi-Fi to avoid data usage, view them when there’s no signal, or simply just save a little battery. This is also helpful when you come across an article you want to read later, but don’t have time to delve into at that moment.

Speaking of data charges, Onavo Extend is an incredibly helpful way to cut the amount of data you use – without actually using less. This app compresses the incoming and outgoing data, and then decompresses the data to make it available for your phone. This way you can continue with your browsing and usage habits without drastically altering them or selling your car to pay your monthly bill.

Flipboard is a great app for news, social media, blogs, websites, and virtually anything else you would read or explore on a daily basis. It takes all of your most frequently used content and puts it in one place for you to flip through. It provides an aggregation of everything you read. It’s also very intuitive and learns your preferences for certain subjects, sources, and discussions based on what you already read.

It’s fair to say that “better” is a relative term, and we will begrudgingly agree – however, iPhones certainly have their advantages as well. In keeping with this logic, it also stands to reason of its own accord that there are a plethora of great apps for both the Mac and iPhone – a great many more than mentioned here. Whatever the case, we expect that these four will serve you well regardless of how you use your Mac or iPhone.

Comment below and let us know what your favorite apps are. What app do you think should be next on this list?