Some fun new apps to help you get even more out of your iPhone

As an avid iPhone user for almost 5 years now, I've been through 100s of apps trying to find the ones that are the most enjoyable to use. Whether it's for social media, gaming, photography, or just for fun, the shear breadth of apps available is enough to confuse anyone looking for those true hidden gems.

After some review, I've put together this short list of apps that I use on a daily basis, and feel they use the mobile iOS platform to their fullest. 


1.) Path

Path is the most personal app anyone can have on their phone. It's a social network for building smaller, intimate connections with friends and family, and not trying to rack up as many friends and connections as possible. Share your life path with friends and family in this slick, super easy to use app to get one of the most personal experiences on any mobile device.

2.) Timehop

This app is a bit of fun. Timehop imports data from your Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare check-ins to give you a daily recap of what you did on this day in the past. That's right; Timehop is like a personal time capsule for you to relive all those great, or sometimes embarrassing, moments. 

3.) Hundreds

A new game to the iPhone, Hundreds is a puzzle game with a great use of the touch features. The object of the game is simple: touch and hold a dot until it adds up to 100. Sound easy enough? Throw in barriers, multi-touch functions, and tons of challenging setups and you'll be reminded of just how hard puzzle games are. But, in the end, it makes it all that more rewarding when you finally finish a level.

4.) Google+

While it isn't the biggest of the social networks, Google+ provides some really excellent conversation with very interesting people. It's a great place to connect with others who are passionate about the same things you are, and even meet people who may be in the same professional circle. I check Google+ daily to keep up with industry trends and really discover some of the best things on the web.

5.) Nike+

I know what you're thinking, running? Really? I was the same way! But the Nike+ Running app has actually gotten me out and running every day. It's system of achievements and tracking really make you want to get out again and rack up your score. It makes running feel like a game where your only goal is to top your high score!

6.) Evernote

The ever-increasingly useful Evernote has been even more so this year. I have a tendency to lose things from years past, and Evernote gives me a place to store it all. Create different notebooks for different items you'd like to remember. They even have a separate food app, just for storing those recipes you may only need once a year.

While this list certainly doesn't include the absolute best apps for the iPhone, it's a great start at seeing what people are making on these devices. From social media to gaming, there's something for everyone here, and hopefully some of these end up on your phone soon!