As soon as I purchase a new iDevice, there are a list of apps that I must download first (before I change the Settings or update the Home screen). These are a list of the apps I must have on my new iDevice:
Facebook is the best social network since sliced bread. It has over one billion active users worldwide and it integrates our virtual online lives into the real world. It allows us to communicate to virtually anyone within seconds, living anywhere in the world. So this is definitely my first app that I must download because I like to connect with my friends.
2. The Weather Channel
This app is self-explanatory, but it gives the weather. Although not as beautifully designed as other weather apps, this has always been my weather app since I got my first iPhone (May 2009).
MacHash allows me to stay up to date on all the Apple rumors, news, etc. so I can post weekly on here to inform others. I love this app and I love checking up on Apple daily.
I love listening to music on the radio and Shazam is the app that not only tells me what I’m listening to, but all gives me other helpful information: find the song on Spotify, buy the song on iTunes, find out artist information, etc.
5. Hulu Plus
One of my all time favorite apps, this app is downloaded for free but requires the user to have a subscription to Hulu Plus ($7.99/month). All my favorite shows can be watched on here with very limited commercials: Saturday Night Live, Glee, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Bones, etc. If you sign up for Hulu Plus, you get a free monthly trial. If you sign up here, I get 2 weeks free and you still get a free trial. So everybody wins.
All these apps are great and my favorites, but whenever I get a new iDevice, these 5 apps are the first apps I download. Then I change my Settings, download some more and update my Home screen.