Getting a complete media experience from your iPod Touch can be done with a variety of free apps. With an expanded Touch screen and a high-definition camera, the newest generation iPod Touch expands where it’s predecessors fall short, allowing even free apps to become more capable. Compatible across most devices that use the iOS, these apps are sure to give you a good time no matter where you are.
Many of these apps aren’t just for fun and games either; many free apps available in the App store are also surprisingly useful and can range from scientific calculators to internet-enabled mapping devices, if you are ever lost. Communication can also be done, if you wished you had an iPhone instead of an iPod Touch, thanks to a variety of free-to-use communication apps also available. Fun and practical, your iPod Touch can do so much more than entertain you.
Fun & Games: Entertainment and More
With an HD camera, an improved Touch screen and faster processor speeds, the new iPod Touch has the free apps to utilize all of this horsepower. The primary reason why most people spend so much for an iPod Touch in the first place is for entertainment; these free apps have it in spades. From games to funny pictures, you will more than definitely get something to kill time with.
Here are quite a few free-to-play games you can download for quick fun, no matter where you are:
Assault Cube – Fans of old-school first-person shooters like Doom and Quake will get right into Cube. With advanced 3D graphics and an intuitive Touch-screen control scheme, players will be immersed when shooting bad guys on-screen, or other friends in the multiplayer mode.
Labyrinth – Utilizing the built-in gyroscope inside most iOS devices, Labyrinth is a modern take on a classic. Players must navigate a steel ball to a goal by tilting the wooden labyrinth. With ten levels, physics simulation, and tactile feedback response, you may be wondering why a game like this is free in the first place.
Other fun apps may even allow you to explore your creative side:
TonePad – This app allows users to compose digital tunes from a Touch-based grid interface. Compositions may be saved, edited, and even uploaded for other users to use, in case they desire an all-original ringtone.
I Can Haz Cheezburger – Users with a penchant for odd pictures of kittens with funny captions will get a kick out of this app. An app version of the popular website, anybody who enjoys good-natured humor will also appreciate this free and easy-to-use iPod Touch app.
Utilities & Useful Apps
With a powerful new operating system to go along with lightning-fast hardware, the iPod Touch can offer more than just cheap thrills. Devices utilizing the iOS can become nearly anything; from a guitar tuner to a scientific calculator.
If communication is what you desire, these apps may save you cash otherwise spent on an iPhone instead:
Line2 – While not technically free if you desire to make unlimited amounts of calls and texts to existing cellular networks, the free trail allows you to communicate with other Line2 users with a real telephone number. You are also permitted to make outbound calls to toll-free numbers, as well as receive texts and voice mail from other networks.
Skype – Now a household name in instant messaging and video chat, iPod Touch users are granted use to Skype in the form of a handy app. Again, you may only make calls to other networks if you pay up certain fees, but calling or instant messaging via Skype-to-Skype across any platform is free of charge.
Some may also be searching for apps that will make their iPod Touch more useful in certain situations:
PCalc Lite – While the iPod Touch may already have a built-in calculator, it does not have the ability to solve more complex equations otherwise possible on a scientific calculator. Users may even use plug-ins normally available for scientific calculator apps that cost money on the App Store.
iHandy Torch – If you can get past the ads that pop up every once in a while, you can turn your iPhone’s flash into a fully-functioning LED flashlight. With over 30 kinds of lights possible, you may end up using this app for more than just lighting your way through the darkness.
Cloud computing is especially prevalent in our day and age. While newer iDevices immediately grant users access to the iCloud service, other alternatives do exist if you prefer third-party apps:
Dropbox – As one of the leaders in cloud storage today, users are greeted with an intuitive interface that allows instant downloads of files left in your online storage account. 2 GB of storage is free when you download this app for your iPod Touch.
iCloud – With 5 GB of storage for a free account, users will never forget their important files or favorite music at home ever again. Additionally, content purchased from the Apple store like music, videos and audio books are not counted in the free 5 GB limit, making storage in your iCloud even more flexible for your iPod Touch.
Get the most out of your new iDevice with these free and intuitive programs. Since they are free of charge, you may feel a bit better after spending so much on an Apple-branded device in the first place!