The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

You’ve managed to get your hands on a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, and now you need cool things to do with it.

The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favourite off-the-beaten track apps that show off the power and potential of Apple’s superphone. 

This list includes both obvious choices you can find on the top charts, and lesser-known software that we use and love.

Let’s check them out:  

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Foursquare is the best app for finding new spots and reading reviews from people who have been there.


Foursquare is free to download in the App Store.

VSCO is an excellent photo editing tool and social network.


VSCO is free to download in the App Store.

Google Photos uploads all of your pictures to the cloud -- and it's free.

If you run out of space on your iPhone, one easy solution is to upload all your photos to Google and then delete them from your phone.

Google Photos is free from the App Store.

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Pushbullet lets all your devices work together.


Some BI staffers swear by Pushbullet, which allows users to send everything and anything from one device to another -- like text messages or links.

Pushbullet is a free download from the App Store.

Dark Sky is the best weather app by a long shot.

WLPPR has sweet, sweet backgrounds for your lock and home screen.


It's a free download from the App Store with in-app purchases starting at $US0.99.

Trip helps you find cool things to do in whatever city you are in.

Google Maps is a great alternative to Apple's built-in Maps app.

iPhones come with Apple Music preinstalled, but many people prefer Spotify, which lets you stream on shuffle without a subscription.


Spotify is a free download from the App Store but a subscription costs $US10 per month.

Pocket lets you save web content to read or watch later, even when you're offline.


Pocket is a free download in the App Store with in-app purchases starting at $US4.99.

Nuzzel aggregates all the news and stories your friends are sharing.


Dots is a super-fun time waster.


Dots is free on the App Store with in-app purchases starting at $US0.99.

Strava is a social network for fitness buffs.

Strava is a free download on the App Store and a premium subscription costs $US5.99 per month.

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Amazon Kindle puts books on your phone.

The IKEA Place app uses Apple's augmented reality software to give a peek at the future of apps and rearrange your living room.

IKEA Place is a free download from the App Store.

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But Pokémon Go is still the gold standard in augmented reality games.

An Uber alternative can help you get around town.

Kif Leswing

Given Uber's tumultuous year, many consumers are starting to look at its competitors. Turns out, there are a lot of great ride-hailing apps that work just as well as Uber.

Lyft, Gett, Via and Juno all work great and are available from the iOS App Store.

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