10 Paid iPhone Apps You Need

Gil ShalowitzFeb 15, 2013 08:02 AM EST

The App Store has quite a selection. Though Apple developers have offered some pretty incredible apps for free, a lot of times the good ones cost you. Here's a list of 10 great apps for a reasonable price.

iMovie ($4.99)
If your iPhone is going to have an HD video camera, investing in a fast and fun moviemaking app might not be a bad idea. You can have sophisticated home movies in minutes.

iTranslate Voice ($0.99)
Using voice-to-voice technology, this app can translate your voice into a different language. Just speak and it will reply in 36 languages.

Angry Birds: Star Wars Edition ($0.99)
Angry Birds. Star Wars Edition. Enough said.

Dictionary App ($2.99)
No, this isn't the sexiest app on the list but still important. Features over 2 million definitions, synonyms and antonyms. Great back-to-school app!

Camera+ ($0.99)
Don't waste you iPhone camera with a lame app. Camera+ offers touch exposure and focus for greater control, a stabilizer to prevent blurry shots. Camera+ also features a 6x digital zoom, and dozens of amazing effects and other features.

GarageBand ($4.99)
Turn any of your Apple devices into a recording studio full of Touch Instruments. Arrange, edit and mix your new song from anywhere on the go. You can even plug your electric guitar in and play through dozens of classic amp effects. Then you can share your project with friends.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs  ($2.99)
Trying to learn a fan request on the fly at one of your concerts? Now you can with Ultimate Guitar Tabs. Though it only mentions guitar in the title, this app can also provide you with thousands of piano and bass tabs for everybody's favorite songs.

Tweetbot ($2.99)
If you're an obsessive tweeter this is definitely the app for you. It features a very intuitive interface that allows you to switch between timelines quickly. Tweetbot allows you to sync automated tweets and messages. It has mute filters that let you block someone's messages without unfollowing them.

WhatsApp Messenger ($0.99)
It's essentially a message app that can be used on all smartphones. A one-time download fee allows you and your friends to message as much as you want with no additional cost. Send text, videos, images and even set up group chats. By enabling push notifications, now you can try to avoid expensive messaging plans.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock ($0.99)
Most of us need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. Turn your iPhone into an intelligent clock that analyzes your sleep (with extremely sensitive accelerometer) and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase. It's the natural way to wake up rested and relaxed.



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