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10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading

These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
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With an App Store of 1.5 million apps and growing, iOS users may find themselves paralyzed by the paradox of choice when it comes to choosing apps. It's overwhelming when you find yourself looking for, say, a financial management app and are suddenly faced with hundreds of options.

Within the massive App Store, there are iOS offerings to help you lead a healthier lifestyle, be more productive during the workday, or squander hours pursuing an elusive goal in a mindless but addicting game.

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There are also a few apps that cost more than your iPhone, but chances are you'll have little need for those -- unless you happen to be a veterinarian, or want to play with a $300 digital snow globe.

The popularity of iOS apps shows no sign of slowing. With the release of a new iPhone hovering on the horizon, there's a strong chance Apple could see even more downloads from its App Store.

What will people be downloading? It seems like every day there's a batch of new, more convenient apps for traveling, health, and productivity. While it's tough to keep track of them all, we rounded up a batch of apps to help with different aspects of your daily life.

The best part? These apps will cost only a few minutes of your time.

What are some of your favorite, convenient iPhone apps? We'd love to see a few recommendations in the comments section below.

Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio

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Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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8/31/2015 | 12:38:15 PM
Re: habit tracking
@kstaron just what I was thinking when I found it! I like to track where my $$ are going and am guilty of falling for the special offers stores use to try and get you to visit (looking at you, Starbucks). Hopefully this can help curb unnecessary spending.
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Kelly22,
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8/31/2015 | 12:34:03 PM
Re: CamScanner
@sachinEE haven't been using CamScanner long but it has been great for sending PDFs. I mostly use it for receipts, but will probably start using it for business cards as well.
kstaron
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kstaron,
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8/27/2015 | 2:35:11 PM
habit tracking
I like the idea of bill guard. If nothing else it can pinpoint which stores I tend to frequent too much so I can develop a plan to go less often or have a better list or spending limit to prevent 'ooh, that's nice, i want' moments.
2HourAppreneur
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2HourAppreneur,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/26/2015 | 11:47:16 AM
Re: CamScanner
Another good productivity apps is aMemoryJog (you can search Google for it). It is similar to Dashlane but it less expensive and provides a free web version when you purchase the iPhone edition.
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shamika,
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8/26/2015 | 3:13:26 AM
Re: CamScanner
I agree with you scahin. This is a very useful feature. Now I have second thoughts on whether to buy an iphone or Sony.
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shamika,
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8/26/2015 | 3:09:13 AM
Re: CamScanner
Dashlane seems to be an interesting app. I would love to change my password in one-touch than typing it several times. The best thing is it changes the password across accounts which will save time.
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SachinEE,
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8/25/2015 | 11:30:25 PM
Re: CamScanner
The DashLane looks pretty useful as well. Thanks Kelly. I would definitely buy these two apps. 
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SachinEE,
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8/25/2015 | 11:29:14 PM
CamScanner
Finally something useful. Long gone are the days where one would have to click a shaky picture of that emergency document that your colleague needs at that very moment.
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