You just got a new iPhone, and now you need some great apps! The App Store can be a daunting environment to get used to, so we thought we’d take the time to point you in the right direction.

Here are some of the best apps available in the App Store for any new iPhone. We’ve got apps from multiple categories, so there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Social

Facebook

Facebook for iPhone lets you stay connected and share with friends on the go. Start a chat, keep up with friends’ photos and status updates, look up a phone number, upload photos to Facebook and more—right from your iPhone.

Tweetbot

Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Twitterrific

Now a universal app for both iPad & iPhone, Twitterrific is the friendly, award-winning Twitter client that’s beautiful to look at easy to use and full of elegant features. Effortlessly read and compose tweets, search Twitter.com, filter message types and much more.

Skype

Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch. Plus call and text your Contacts (or any other number) at Skype’s low rates. It’s great value with Skype Credit. Skype for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is free to download and works over 3G* or Wi-Fi.

Camera/Photography

Instagram

Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family. Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.

LED Light for iPhone

The fastest and most elegant iPhone 4 light app, featuring instant-on startup, a beautiful easy-to-use interface, and powerful advanced features.

Camera+

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos. Everybody has a creative side… Camera+ will help bring that creativity out in you, all with a fun, innovative, and beautiful design.

Entertainment

Spotify

Get free access to Spotify Premium now! With Premium you’ll get access to 15 million tracks from thousands of albums and artists on your iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad. If you haven’t tried Premium before, you can try it on your mobile for 48-hours, completely free. You don’t even have to enter credit card details. Simply download this app

iTunes Movie Trailers

iTunes Movie Trailers puts the newest and most exclusive movie previews in HD in your hands. Browse trailers, clips, and featurettes for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and independent cinema; view stunning HD photos; explore a year-long calendar of movie releases; find showtimes near you and get ticket into directly from your iPad or iPhone.

Netflix

Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix.

Shazam

Hear a song you don’t know? Shazam identifies it instantly – the 4th most downloaded App of all time.

Reading/Web

Reeder

Google Reader Client.

Flipboard

Fill Flipboard with the things you like to read, from the smallest blogs to publications like Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair, and use Instapaper or Read It Later to save articles to read later. Connect Flipboard to all your social networks, and you’ll have a single place to enjoy, browse, comment on and share all the news, photos and updates that matter to you.

Instapaper

Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch’s screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines! Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don’t have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you’re commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.

Amazon Mobile

The Amazon Mobile App allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon using a simple, yet elegant, interface. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon Mobile App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to scan a barcode, snap a photo, or type a search, to quickly compare prices and check availability.

Games

Angry Birds

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill and force to solve.

Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!

Infinity Blade II

The God King has been defeated, an unlikely hero has emerged and now you must discover the truth behind the secrets of the Infinity Blade. The continuing journey of young Siris unfolds as you delve deeper into the world of the Deathless tyrants and their legion of Titans. Can you unlock all the mysteries and successfully wield the power of the Infinity Blade in this timeless swordplay adventure of champions and villains?

Temple Run

From the makers of the award-winning best-seller Harbor Master® comes the most exhilarating running game on the App Store. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, and see how far you can run!

Whale Trail

Fly Willow the Whale high through the sky in the magical world of Rainbow Land. Watch out for the angry sea monster Baron Von Barry who is ever close on Willow’s tail. Collect Blubbles, loop the loop, smash the grumpy Thunder Bros enemies and meet friends along the way.

Jetpack Joyride

Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure! From the creators of the worldwide phenomenon Fruit Ninja comes the action-packed Jetpack Joyride, Halfbrick’s most anticipated iPhone game ever!

SHADOWGUN

SHADOWGUN puts you into the role of John Slade, the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. Your mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, maniacal genius and leader of his own mutant army. Infiltrate Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fight his personal guard of cyborgs, battle droids, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant—SHADOWGUN combines intense tactical combat with 3rd person action.

Utilities

Find My iPhone

If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map. You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.

Remote

Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over your Wi-Fi network. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were right in front of your computer or Apple TV. From anywhere in your home change a song, pick a playlist or browse through your entire library.  With a flick of your finger, you can even control every aspect of the Apple TV user interface.  Use your device’s QWERTY keyboard to quickly tap out the title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen. Then keep tapping to play, fast forward, rewind, and pause to your finger’s content. Remote has been fully optimized to take advantage of the large screen real estate of the iPad as well as the spectacular Retina display in the iPhone 4, and new iPod touch.

Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test

Use Speedtest.net for easy, one-tap connection testing in under 30 seconds—accurate anywhere thanks to our global network.

TouchPad

Transform your iPhone, iPad or iPod to remotely control your computer through WiFi. Extended keyboard, Multi-Touch Trackpad and Apple Remote.

1Password

1Password is an award-winning password and identity manager with more than 1 million users worldwide. This is a special edition of 1Password *just* for iPhone and iPod touch. If you own an iPad, check out 1Password Pro—our universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

Productivity

Wunderlist

The Wunderlist mobile app for iPhone and iPod Touch will boost your productivity. Organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with your free Wunderlist account. View and modify your tasks on Windows, Mac, Linux,iPad, Android and the Web. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Wunderlist everyday. Wunderlist – your tasks anywhere, anytime.

Pages

Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Use dictation in iOS 5 on your iPhone 4S to easily create and edit documents. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date across all your iOS devices — automatically.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

You can check out Apple’s own “App Store Essentials: Hall of Fame” list in the App Store. Have fun with your iPhone!

  • You should change SHADOWGUN to Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation.

  • Kok Hean

    You forgot an application which isn’t from the App Store. The application is Cydia.

    • this article is for the newest iphone (4s) , one which is not able to be jailbroken (publicly) hence no cydia 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I would add Evernote, Photogene2, Pandora, Cut The Rope, Real Racing 2, and MotionX GPS Drive to this list. Then you have a good list.

  • you should change temple run to snoopy’s fair

  • 2do is way better than Wunderlist.

  • Great apps!
    Did u see? Bigboss repo made a notification center theme for idownloadblog!

  • I’d add Filterstorm, Snapseed and WaterMyPhoto to the photography section.

  • Anonymous

    SBSettings will be on this list in due time.

  • Does anyone know how to get spotify premium for free? Jw!

    • Anonymous

      LOL