10 Must Have Phone Apps for Windows, Android & iPhone

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If you have a smartphone, you'll certainly have it loaded with apps, those little programs designed to make life just that much easier. There are literally thousands of apps available, so how do you choose the best ones around for your smartphone, whether it runs on the Windows or Android operating system, or the iPhone?

Here are 10 of the best apps around for each of these operating systems to help you choose. Of course, many of these are available across several platforms and may appear under more than one category.


Your Windows smartphone comes complete with lots of apps preloaded and, while these are fine and useful, check out these free must-have apps:

  • Whatsapp - the ultimate smartphone messenger
  • Facebook - your social networking made easy
  • Twitter - do your micro blogging on your Windows smartphone
  • Vine - the popular video sharing app
  • 6tag - a full featured Instagram app
  • Skype - turns your smartphone into a video phone
  • iROKOtv - a South African equivalent to Netflix
  • Yelp - one of the best travel apps
  • Spinlet - gives you a jukebox of South African music
  • WeatherSA - get storm warnings and forecasts for South African cities sent to your smartphone


Android is owned by Google, so it's no surprise that there are many apps from which to choose. Here are 10 of the best for your Android smartphone:

  • Google Keyboard - gives you an on-screen alternative to the Samsung keyboard
  • Google Drive - one of the best cloud storage apps
  • Firefox - the classic web browser
  • Avast! - a free security app for your Android smartphone
  • Snapseed - enhance your smartphone photos with this versatile photo editor
  • Kleek - get free local and international music on your smartphone
  • News24 - supplies breaking stories and more from South Africa's leading news provider.
  • Evernote - get yourself organised with notes, voice recordings and so much more
  • WeatherSA
  • LastPass - a password generator and storage app



  • Google Maps - navigate your world on your iPhone
  • Evernote
  • Documents - expand your office work to your iPhone
  • Skype for iPhone
  • Whatsapp
  • Ster-Kinekor Theatre - a must have for the movie fan
  • Twitter
  • Dropbox - access your documents, photos and videos from any device
  • YouTube - catch your favourite video clips
  • DStv guide - browse the DStv guide for the upcoming 7 days



And if those are not enough for you, don't forget that the official bidorbuy app is available for Windows, Android and iPhones for your convenience!


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