10 Better Alternatives to Your iPhone's Native Apps

Stephanie Buck

1. Weather

Many iOS users complain that Apple's weather app is lacking in accuracy. We like using for its forecast reliability. As the number-one weather app in 67 countries, Swackett even helps you choose an appropriate outfit for the day. (Bonus: If you have a pet, it will even suggest doggie sunglasses.) Price: FREE

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You just got a new . You're looking forward to a clean, untouched interface. But after powering-up, what's this? The dreaded pre-loaded app.

Just like new computers come standard with Internet Explorer or iPhoto, new iPhones and iPads include in-house apps like Voice Memos and Compass. Half of them we don't use; the other half we grudgingly accept as the norm.

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But know, dear citizens, that you are not chained to -developed apps. You deserve a colorful alarm clock and a friendlier weather app. After all, you work hard.


We've found 10 alternatives to the standard issue iOS apps. Take a peek in the gallery above -- we've placed the default iOS apps on the left and our suggestions on the right.

And really, thanks for thinking of us, , but sometimes we need the extra oomph.

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