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15 iPhone Built-in Apps That can Replace Your Household Tools

Your smart phone is smarter than you think. Your smartphone can do a lot of things that usually do with your house hold tools. iPhone with its built-in apps and features capable to do pretty much anything in your daily life.


Your smartphone is so powerful than you think with a pack of tools that you can get all from one place without any additional investment. Let us go through most of them in this list here.

iPhone Compass

Even though you stuck in a place with no range for your phone or your mobile is network is out of range to check your online GPS (Check here for Off Line GPS Apps for your ) this compass apps is an alternative solution.

iphone compass1

The compass provides all of the features that offer by a regular compass device. The additional bonus provides this app is the geolocation services. This compass shows the current city, state, latitude, and longitude coordinates.

iPhone Level Meter

This iPhone Level Meter introduced in iOS7. You can access this app by a left swipe from compass screen. This tool offers a horizontal and vertical level, a simple powerful tool to display level information.

iphone level meter

Once you place the device on a flat surface, the overlapping circles appear with a degree of variation and if you success to keep it on a perfect flat surface more than one second, the screen change to green color. You can get the same green perfect level indication when you place your phone both in vertical or horizontal showing the flat level on both sides.

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iPhone Flash Light

Thanks to new iOS7 for bringing up this nice little tool to the front screen. This Flash Light can be accessed from the home screen by simply swipe on the screen from bottom to top.

iphone flashlight

The nice thing is that this control panel is available from the lock screen and that allows you to get the flash screen in case of emergency without entering any passcode.

iPhone As Mirror

iPhone’s front face camera is enough to substitute as a mirror that can access right from your lock screen. There are some dedicated apps available in iTunes store to convert your iPhone front camera to a mirror.

iphone mirror

Picture courtesy: HaruMirror

iPhone Calculator

The iPhone includes pretty basic and powerful calculator. When you hold your phone in the normal way you get a pretty basic calculator and just rotate into landscape mode to change into the powerful scientific calculator.

iphone sci calc

iPhone Calendar

Pretty much we are spending time on this apps most of the time to schedule our appointments and plan our business appointments.

iphone calendar

iPhone Voice Recorder

Replace the mic and dedicated voice recorder with this simple app. You can edit and save the recorded voice after saving into your iPhone.

iphone voice recorder

iPhone Radio

Apple introduced iTunes radio with it;s device. This is free streaming internet radio brings you the stations based on your music play and download. Yes, no more battery powered radio or station tuning.

itunes radio

iPhone Weather

My favorite application. You can plan your day based on one week forecast. The nice this that you can set the weather forecast anywhere in the world. A very nice app that you like if you are a traveling guy in out of your time.

iphone weather

iPhone Word Clock

Another nice tool that I like. A simple powerful but very useful app for a business or marketing professional if you are spending most of your office time on to travel around the world.

iphone world clock

iPhone MAP

There is a decay in the sales of the inbuilt GPS device after introducing the MAP application in smartphones. The nice thing is that you will get the map apps right from your smart phone, always updated version and most of the apps provide live traffic information that can save your time and gas.

iphone map

Please see here for Best 4 iOS Map Apps for your iPad or iPhone and all theses apps are coming free.

iPhone Stop Watch

This app is coming with your clock replaced the traditional stop watch. It saves each lap time and definitely a smart replace for your traditional stop watch

iphone stop watch

iPhone Alarm

There is no need to turn off your alarming weekends, use your iPhone to set the days in the week to turn on alarm per your choice. This simple in-built apps giving the power to setup multiple Alarms on your different schedule and these are highly flexible to set based on each day in a week.

iphone alarm

iPhone Camera

iPhone 5 launched with an 8MP powerful camera. Pretty much powerful to replace your point shoot camera to shoot your family sweet moments.

iphone camera

The uploading apps like Facebook, Picasa, Vine, Instagram, Youtube etc. support to upload directly from your smartphone make these apps as favorite apps that we can ever imagine.

iPhone Directory

A very convenient tool to keep your contact details as a soft copy than depending on the telephone book. Easy to search, edit and save online. It is very convenient to share with anybody, keep in cloud storage and make sure secure your data always.

iPhone address book

Please see this Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer, No Apps Required to back up and keep your contacts secure.

It’s mind blowing all these tools that your smartphones have replaced. The list is not ending here, you can see there are a lot of other tools that you can take advantage with your smart phone.

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