The instant I got my first iPhone, I had users and non-users alike approaching me eagerly asking if I had any cool apps. But I didn’t even know where to begin. I started by just installing the basics, like Facebook and Bank of America, but I didn’t quite know where to go from there.

So I started exploring around the app store on my phone, and listening to friends’ suggestions about various apps they liked. And I realized: iPhone apps are not only awesome but they can totally simplify your life – and even make it a little more fun.