9 useful and free apps for your iPhone

Val Watson
Authored by Val Watson
Posted Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:36pm

iPhones are incredibly useful. With features for not only calling, texting and communicating with others, they can also be used to measure distances and as a spirit level as well as work as a camera, an e-reader, and a miniature computer when necessary.

If you’re thinking of getting a new iPhone, there are loads of great and cheap options at qwikfone.com, and there are tons of apps you can download once you get it to make it even more useful.

We’ve been taking a look at the most useful and free apps you can download for your iPhone, and we’ve listed them all here for you to browse!


Like the name suggests, this free app is great for mealtimes when you’re stuck and can’t think of anything to cook. You can input info, like your taste preferences and your diet goals, and the app will offer you a few different recipe options for your dinner!


Like your very own e-library, Libby works by linking your library card with the app where you’ll then have access to your local library’s store of e-books and audiobooks. It’s completely free to use and is fantastic if you’re travelling or can’t get to your library.

It also means you don’t need to return books as the app does it for you, so no late fees!

Insight Timer

This is a great, free app for a moment of mindfulness in this busy and chaotic world. With guided meditations and timed meditation sessions, Insight Timer helps you to learn and understand meditation.


If you haven’t already got Shazam downloaded onto your phone, then we don’t know where you have been for the past few years. This app is the answer to the question, ‘what song is this?’ Simply hold the phone to the speaker as the song in question plays and the app should be able to tell you what it is.

If you’re singing the song yourself, Shazam might not be able to work out what song it is, but in most cases the app guesses correctly.


Boy, do we all wish we had this app when were in school and still getting maths homework. This app works by taking a photograph of a mathematical sum and then giving you the answer to said sum!

It works by running it through some kind of algorithm and should make your maths homework easier – though maybe don’t tell your teachers that an app is doing the work!


For learning a language in a fun and easy way, look no further than Duolingo. With easy-to-use features and gamification that makes you keep coming back each day so as not to lose your streak, Duolingo is a great place to begin learning new languages on your phone.

It even sends you notifications to remind you to practice daily.

Skyview Lite

For all the stargazers out there, this app can offer you a real-time view of the constellations in the night sky. By holding the app up against the sky, this app can show you which of the constellations you’re looking at!

Too Good To Go

An incredible app helping to lower the amount of food wasted by restaurants and cafes, Too Good to Go allows eateries in your local area to list leftovers from the day that are still edible. You can then purchase and go and collect the food. This is a great way to try lots of different cuisines on a budget, as well as help to waste less food!


And finally, the perfect app for people who are really good at hitting snooze on their alarms in the morning. Alarmy works by having you pass ‘missions’ to turn off the noise of your alarm. It could mean solving a puzzle or taking a picture of a household item, either way, it should get you out of bed!

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