10 Best iOS Apps Of 2013 - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Business
News
12/13/2013
09:06 AM
Jeff Bertolucci
Jeff Bertolucci
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
RELATED EVENTS
[Cybersecurity] Costs, Risks, & Benefits
Feb 28, 2017
How much should your organization spend on information security? What's the potential cost of a ma ...Read More>>

10 Best iOS Apps Of 2013

Get the most from your iPhone or iPad with these App Store gems.
2 of 11

Google Maps
What a long, strange trip it's been. The original Maps app in iOS was powered by Google Maps until Apple switched to its own homegrown mapping system in mid-2012. Google Maps returned to the iOS App Store a year ago, albeit as a third-party alternative to Apple's Maps app.  
So why did Google Maps make our Top 10 list? Because it delivers an excellent set of mapping tools for iPhone and iPad users. The latest version, in addition to being optimized for iOS 7, has plenty of cool tools, including voice-guided GPS navigation, 360-degree Street View tours, and public transit, biking, and walking directions. Alas, if only Apple would let iOS users choose their default mapping app. Ha! Dream on.

Google Maps
What a long, strange trip it's been. The original Maps app in iOS was powered by Google Maps until Apple switched to its own homegrown mapping system in mid-2012. Google Maps returned to the iOS App Store a year ago, albeit as a third-party alternative to Apple's Maps app.

So why did Google Maps make our Top 10 list? Because it delivers an excellent set of mapping tools for iPhone and iPad users. The latest version, in addition to being optimized for iOS 7, has plenty of cool tools, including voice-guided GPS navigation, 360-degree Street View tours, and public transit, biking, and walking directions. Alas, if only Apple would let iOS users choose their default mapping app. Ha! Dream on.

2 of 11
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
Thomas Claburn
50%
50%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
12/13/2013 | 10:32:04 PM
Re: Duolingo and Uber get my vote
I'll second Uber and Duolingo. Great apps.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
12/13/2013 | 5:06:00 PM
Duolingo and Uber get my vote
Out of all of these, I think I'll download Duolingo -- for Spanish and German translation -- and Uber, for hailing cabs and private drivers. Last time I was in San Francisco it started raining and the cab lines at hotels were out the door. Could have used a private driver to get to the airport ontime.
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
12/13/2013 | 4:43:20 PM
Re: What's your favorite iOS app?
I love the Pocket app -- great for those in-between moments like when you're at the doctor's office and want to catch up on articles you've saved for later.
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
12/13/2013 | 2:15:37 PM
What's your favorite iOS app?
Did we mention your favorite iOS app? If not, please share.
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Annual IT Salary Report 
Base pay for IT professionals has remained flat this year with a median annual salary of $88,000 for staff and $112,000 for management. However, 58% of staff and 62% of managers who responded to our survey say they're satisfied with their compensation. Download this report to find out which positions earn the highest compensation.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll