Filtering 25,000-plus apps into one list? Impossible. Instead, hot apps to suit your style and phone.

Integrated with geo-located Wikipedia entries and photos from Panoramia, Google Earth ties viewing perspective to the phone's tilt.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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Security wait times, gates and baggage areas, and flight delays updated in real time? We're there.

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Turn the phone sideways for an immediate, detailed stock chart. Monitor leading and lagging firms or a hypercustomized portfolio.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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A top app despite the hefty price tag, BeeJive merges all major chat platforms and lets you send email, images, voice clips, and PDFs, all directly from chat.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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Store your bank and credit-card info without fear of losing your phone, thanks to 256-bit encryption.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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A modern spin on a handheld classic. Tilt the iPhone to navigate a silver ball through a maze--without letting it fall into any holes.

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Employing the iPhone's accelerometer and GPS, this restaurant finder generates listings with a flick of the wrist. Also available on BlackBerry.

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Navigate the NYC subway with a GPS-enabled station finder, maps, and real-time service updates. In San Francisco, try Routesy.

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A smooth stream over EDGE and 3G, it smartly introduces users to new music by crafting custom radio stations based on their favorite artists.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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Makes social networking 3-D by tracking your friends' physical location through GPS.
Also available on BlackBerry.

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Take Craigslist to the streets with the Stuff Nearby feature, which filters personals and for-sale items that are within walking distance.

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This unofficial app lets you skip piecemeal podcasts and stream local NPR stations.

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Blow into the microphone and tap against virtual flute valves to turn your iPhone into a player--and then eavesdrop on melodies by more than 700,000 users.

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Superclean interface facilitates drive-by Twittering, while deep-dive functionality lets you search, juggle multiple accounts, and track trends.

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Up your oenophile cred with this reference of 800,000 reviews of 585,000 wines.

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A slick image editor that supplements basics (crop, level) with amusing perks like thought bubbles and heat-map shading.

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Based on the multiplatform game by Sims creator Will Wright, this app for "evolving" organisms has spawned several fan sites.

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Generate gift ideas--and a list of nearby Target stores that have the items in stock--with this slot-machine-like app.

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Store ideas--text, geo-tagged photos, or voice memos--as they happen and easily search them later with cloud-based syncing.

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An Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference winner, Enigmo is a 3-D puzzle that challenges players to direct a stream of water using drums, wedges, sponges, and trampolines.

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Hold the phone's mic near an audio source (even if it's your humming mouth) and Midomi will identify the song and artist. Update: This app now sells for $2.99.

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Rarely is a brand able to serve ads and charge for an app, but Kraft's 7,000 recipes and instructional videos make it the fifth most-popular lifestyle app.

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Effortlessly enter new tasks. Click-to-call (or email or surf) directly from app. Share tasks. Sync to desktop managers. Done, done, done, and done.

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Price check! Punch in a product name or bar code and get the lowest price from hundreds of e-tailers, including Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart.

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Track your cash flow with this to-go version of the popular money-management service. Lose your phone? Mint.com offers a kill switch to keep out prying eyes.

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25 Must-Have iPhone Apps

Filtering 25,000-plus apps into one list? Impossible. Instead, hot apps to suit your style and phone.

Filtering 25,000-plus apps into one list? Impossible. Instead, hot apps to suit your style and phone.

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