The iPhone Apps Everyone Should Have (Updated)

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The end of the month is here, and that means it's time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. Who will be inducted? Who will unceremoniously get the boot?

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WordLens: WordLens is a taste of the future. Point it at a sign in Spanish and it'll overlay an English translation on the fly while approximating the size and typeface of the original text. It's not perfect but it works well enough to blow your mind into a thousand little pieces. $10.

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Infinity Blade: Angry Birds may be fun, but the graphics aren't going to blow your hair back. Infinity Blade, the first iOS game to run on the Unreal Engine, could easily be called Angry Knights. And it looks f-ing incredible. $6

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WolframAlpha: WolframAlpha—formerly $50, now just $2—is smart. Like, scary smart. It's part calculator, part search engine, but for any situation in which you need facts—population of Waco, TX; observable stars in the universe; unemployment rate in Boise—it's indispensable. $2

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DocumentsToGo: If you're a businessperson, you undoubtedly are adrift in a sea of documents, pretty much every day of your life. DocumentsToGo is the best way to deal with them on your iPhone. You don't have a lot of room to stretch out when you're editing, but you'll get the job done. $10.

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TuneIn Radio: A truly great radio app, TuneIn has a dizzying amount of stations both local and global, and it gives you the ability to pause, rewind, or record live radio on the fly. $1

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ReaddleDocs: It's still fine for reading docs from a bunch of different places, but DocumentsToGo gives you that sweet editing ability you know you're gonna want.

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DISCUSSION

Wolfram is awesome. I picked it up as soon as it dropped to $2. Recently I needed some info on local lake levels for work, and sure enough Wolfram had some numbers for me to start work without having to hit up a computer. Having sources cited is pretty awesome, too.

After using it for work, I was able to look at a chart of the local cloud cover on the day of my birth.

If you don't want to drop the $2 on it, I at least recommend using their mobile website.

**Edit** Also, steam tables and phase diagrams. Awesome for steam tables and phase diagrams. I wish this thing existed when I was in college.