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Top 5 Best iPhone Apps You Need to Know About

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Here’s a list of the top 5 best new free iPhone apps on the App Store that you need to know about.


1.LinkedIn Job Search

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you’ll want to check out the new LinkedIn Job Search iPhone app. The app provides job seekers a way to find gigs, research, and apply for jobs all while on the go. An advanced search filter lets users search by title, location, company, industry, or seniority level. Users will receive relevant job opportunities based on saved searches and jobs they’ve viewed. The new LinkedIn Job Search app can be found in the App Store and is currently only available in the US.

Download it here.


Pros:

  • According to LinkedIn, “Everything a user does within the app will be completely private and not shared with their network.”
  • The app provides job recommendations based on saved searches and jobs viewed

  • Cons:

  • The LinkedIn Job Search app for iPhone is only available in the US
  • Currently not as many jobs posted as other online job boards

  • 2. Whyd

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    Whyd, the music streaming social network, released its first iOS app. It was back in 2012 when the company launched its streaming service. The Whyd app lets users pull songs from other streaming services like SoundCloud, Vimeo, Spotify and YouTube without leaving the app. Users can search for playlists, stream songs, or create their own playlists. The Whyd iPhone app is a great way to discover new music from various genres including hip hop, punk, pop, hardcore and metal.

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Great way to discover new music
  • App pulls songs from music streaming services like SoundCloud, Vimeo and Spotify
  • Tracks load quickly

  • Cons:

  • Whyd isn’t available for Android or Windows users
  • Some tracks don’t play on the iPhone app
  • Certain tracks can take a while to stream

  • 3.TwoDots

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    If you’re addicted to the popular game Dots, then you’ll want to play TwoDots, the sequel to the fun puzzle game. In TwoDots, the goal is to complete 85 challenging levels. Just like the original game, players will connect dots along with fun new characters.

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Beautiful design with fun music
  • Players can enjoy new characters while adventuring through 110 levels
  • Connect to Facebook and challenge your friends

  • Cons:

  • Creating bombs can be difficult
  • If players lose five lives, they will need to wait until they get more lives. Players will receive push notifications when new lives arrive
  • While the game is simple, some players might find it challenging to progress

  • 4. Hitch Dating

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    When it comes to online dating, there are always new dating apps on the horizon. The latest to join the crowd of dating apps is Hitch, an app that lets you set up, or “hitch” two friends so they can start chatting. To use the new dating app, you will need to login in with your Facebook account and pair up to friends who you think would make a great match. Once paired, they will receive an invitation to chat, and your job is done.

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Hitch lets you be a matchmaker
  • You earn rewards for successful matches 

  • Cons:

  • Most dating sites allow you to create a dating profile. However, Hitch doesn’t have that option. You just login with your Facebook account, and simply “hitch” two friends. 
  • Hitch doesn’t offer you potential matches like other dating apps

  • 5. ABC’s Rising Star app

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    In ABC’s latest singing competition, Rising Star, at home viewers can use ABC’s Rising Star app to vote for their favorite singer, and help them rise to the top. Rising Star separates itself from other singing competitions by letting viewers at home vote in real-time through the ABC’s Rising Star app. Singers will need to receive a 70% approval from viewers and 7% of the vote from celebrity judges Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley. Once a singer gets approval rating of 70% of real-time votes from at home viewers, a 70 ft curved wall will raise.

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • High quality graphics
  • Users have the option to give the app permission to use Facebook photo on the ’Rising Star’ wall

  • Cons:

  • According to some user reviews on the App Store, the app has a few glitches
  • Users must have Facebook or Twitter account in order to register and become a judge on ABC’s Rising Star
  • If users check in before the show starts, they won’t be able to vote for their favorite singer

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