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10 Best iPhone Apps of 2017

Looking for the most entertaining apps for iPhone or the best game apps for iPhone? These are the must-have iPhone apps for 2017. These may even be our top iPhone apps of all time.

Apps in this Guide

Apple's App Store is brimming with apps, stocked with roughly 2.2 million to choose from. Frommore

Apple's App Store is brimming with apps, stocked with roughly 2.2 million to choose from. From entertainment to health apps, social media to productivity apps, and game apps to security, it can be challenging to separate the best from the busts. So we've done it for you: Here are the Download editors' picks for must-have iPhone apps (including the best game app) for 2017 and beyond. These may even be our top iPhone apps of all time.

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Entertainment

Spotify

Spotify

Spotify is the perfect app for every day of the week. Mondays start off with the Discover Weekly playlist. Thursdays go better with #Throwbacks to some much-needed nostalgia, and Fridays I'm in love with new music from New Music Fridays and Release Radar. Not to mention the Your Daily Mixes and original podcasts. Spotify is also slashing prices for the holidays, offering an entire year for $100! That, according to my colleague Tom McNamara, means "you get two months free."

Netflix

Netflix

Netflix may have raised its prices, but the service is worth its weight in Emmy-winning programming. What better way to kill time on a commute or at the gym than by binge-watching a Netflix original, such as "House of Cards," "Stranger Things 2," and "Mindhunter;" a Chelsea Handler or Dave Chappelle comedy special; or a Barbra Streisand or Lady Gaga documentary? Of course, you can also download a lot of Netflix's titles for offline viewing later, when you're out of reception, or just Netflix and chill and save Netflix watching for another day.

Social Media

Instagram

Instagram

Instagram is an addiction. Whether by photo, video, or Instagram Story, we turn to it every day to escape our humdrum existences by keeping up with the Kardashians, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, and Beyonce, whose iconic pregnancy photo is the most approved of photo on Instagram this year, with 11.1 million likes.

Productivity

Gmail

Gmail

Gmail's multiple account support, efficient message handling, search, and integration with calendar and contacts make it the best email app on Android and iPhone today.

Driving

Uber

Uber

Uber faced too many controversies in 2017 -- from underpaying drivers and Trump ties to a Google lawsuit and claims of sexual harassment, which forced Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take an indefinite leave of absence. But we still couldn't get enough of the service, which always seems to work better than Lyft.

Food

Uber Eats

Uber Eats

With all the overeating we did in 2017, to deal with this "new abnormal," it was comforting to know we didn't have to stray far to get to our favorite comfort foods. We just tapped out orders on Uber Eats and got our meals delivered within minutes.

Shopping

Amazon

Amazon

The Amazon app enables you to shop for millions of items from stores around the world. Search for what you want, read reviews, price match by scanning an item or even photographing it, and save your info to check out quickly and securely.

Health

Fitbit

Fitbit

What's the point of walking so much and making sure you get enough Zs, if you can't gloat about it to your friends? The Fitbit app (along with a Fitbit device) lets you share stats with them, and if you feel up to it, challenge them to some friendly competitions. Jokes aside, it's also helpful for you to set and manage fitness, nutrition, hydration, relaxation, and sleep goals.

Security

Ring

Ring

After testing the Ring - Always Home app in tandem with the Ring Video Doorbell 2, we found that it exceeded expectations with its advanced motion detection, multi-device compatibility, and expansive high-definition video. Anyone who's concerned about their home security should purchase a Ring doorbell and download the app today.

Games

HQ Live Trivia

HQ Live Trivia

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Here on the West Coast we used to look forward to noon because it was lunchtime and six o'clock, because it's dinnertime. But now because it's trivia time. If you harbor tons of useless information, there's no better way to benefit from it than HQ Live Trivia. Unlike other trivia apps, HQ Live Trivia is actually live -- twice a day -- and is presented gameshow style by an engaging, often-humorous human host. It doesn't hurt that the questions are multiple choice and that the winnings have been as high as 8 thousand dollars.