The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there’s a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. Unfortunately you can’t delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives that will free you from their boring grips. Phone – Google Voice: Do all your calling through your Google account, with added benefits like free text messaging and voicemail transcription. (Free) Messages – GroupMe: This is hands down one of the best ways to text, especially amongst different groups of friends or colleagues. The best part is it’s totally free, on any platform you can think of, and compatible with SMS. (Free) Mail – Mailbox: Mailbox totally rethinks your relationship with email, teaching you better habits through its unique interface.
Just Get an iPhone? These Are the Best Alternatives to Its Pre-Loaded Apps
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).