While consumers may have been disappointed with Apple’s decision to launch an iPhone 4 upgrade, the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5 this year, the smart phone still managed to enjoy the best-selling launch in history with over four million units sold on day one. While former Apple co-founder’s Steve Jobs’ passing may have contributed to the phenomenal success the iPhone 4S has enjoyed, there’s no doubting the device is a great piece of design and its upgraded features compliments that well. Due to the phone’s success, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 iPhone 4S applications.

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10. Instagram :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Instagram is one of the better photo taking and sharing applications available. With the iPhone 4S’ 8 mega-pixel camera, and the fact that its predecessor took a majority of Flickr’s sources of images, Instagram is the natural choice in the category with its reputation and features; some of which include:

  • 100% free custom designed filters and borders including XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lomo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977
  • Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field
  • Instant sharing feature for Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Posterous
  • Unlimited uploads feature

9. TweetDeck :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Of course with the iPhone, a Twitter-based application is always inevitable with the social site becoming a staple-hold in the social media market, which has, of course become an integral part of millions of lives. TweetDeck delivers all the features Twitter-related a user will ever need. Its features include:
  • Send updates and retweet favorites
  • Have access to mentions, as well as direct messages
  • Batch posting (posting to several Twitter accounts)
  • Notification integration (also in a form of a ping-based sound) such as Tweets from followers

8. Kindle :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Kindle has been a revolution for Amazon; thus, due to its success, it’s also been ported onto tablets, in addition to smart phones. The iPhone 4S’s crystal-clear screen is perfect for reading books, and with Kindle giving access to over a million books, the application has an addictive (in a good way) aspect about it. The application’s notable features are:
  • Over 610,000 of books available for $9.99 or less
  • Receive free book samples before you decided on buying the book
  • Background color and font size customizable
  • Portrait or landscape layout options
  • Simple navigation of pages within books
  • Users can customize their reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape form
  • Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions
  • Tap and hold a word to view the definitions

7. Dropbox :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Dropbox has been an Internet sensation ever since its inception. Apple even tried to buy the company for a reported $800 million. The application allows users to host their files on a cloud service and later download it onto their iPhone 4S. Its key features are:
  • Save email attachments straight to your Dropbox account
  • Always keep your files wherever you are
  • Add files to “Favorites” for a faster and more efficient way to view when offline
  • Save photos and videos to your Dropbox account

6. Google + :Best iPhone 4S Apps


With Facebook’s dominance in the social networking market, Google wanted a piece of the pie. Thus, we saw the inception of Google +, the company’s own social networking service. Google Plus has now made its way onto the iPhone’s app store, with key features being:
  • Circles let you share anything with friends
  • Visit the stream to get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things (such as services) nearby
  • Messenger is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles
  • Mobile Hangouts allows you to video chat with up to nine friends, even whilst you’re out and about

5. Vimeo :Best iPhone 4S Apps


With the iPhone 4S’ improved features – in particular its camera for recording footage – Vimeo is the perfect destination to upload such videos. The application is also great for viewing such videos, too. Its notable features include:
  • Save edited videos to your camera roll or upload directly to Vimeo
  • Simple video editor
  • Capture video with focus control and grid alignment
  • Combine, edit, and trim your videos
  • Add transitions, titles, and effects
  • Add music and recordings
  • Control volume levels

4. Free Wi-Fi Finder


If you’re outside your home accompanied with your iPhone 4S, and you don’t have a 3G connection, then Free WiFi Finder is the perfect application for you. Its features are some of the following:
  • Access to over 145,000 free locations worldwide
  • Filter by location type, such as Cafe and Library
  • Phone numbers and address information
  • Users can bookmark their favorite locations

3. Pages :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Pages is a new application which was introduced upon the iPhone 4S’ release. It’s a word processor which allows users to view, create and edit documents. Its notable features include:
  • Write and edit documents using the onscreen keyboard or a wireless keyboard (which is carried out via Bluetooth technology)
  • Easily add images to your document using the Media Browser
  • Use dynamic text wrapping to flow text around images
  • Browse through your document using the page navigator and see a thumbnail preview of each page
  • Create footnotes and end-notes and view improved word counts with character, paragraph, as well as page counts

2. Last.fm :Best iPhone 4S Apps


Last.fm is an application that lets users listen to their favorite artists, as well as share their songs with friends. The application’s key features are:
  • Share artists, tracks, and events to Twitter and Facebook
  • View recommended lineup and compatibility for events
  • View and zoom event posters
  • Add events to your calendar on any version

1. Siri :Best iPhone 4S Apps

Siri takes voice control to a whole new level. Apple has introduced a revolutionary service in the form of Siri which practically responds and adequately answers your questions. For example, if you wanted to know if it was cold in London tomorrow, you’d say just that and Siri will search for the weather statistics for the next day and will then reply back to you, as well as showcasing the results. Some of the notable features of the application include:
  • It understands what you say – “Tell my wife I’m running late.” “Set up a meeting at 2pm today” “Any good stores to buy a pizza from around here?” – Siri does what you say, finds the information based on that and then gives you a satisfactory answer
  • It knows what you mean
  • Siri helps you do things on a daily basis
  • Keeps you organised with ease