If you're only going to buy one game from the App Store, this is the one to buy. It's an online classic and now it's available on the iPhone. We loved testing Bejeweled 2 ($7.99), since it's now enhanced with cool backgrounds and video effects. It feels tremendously responsive and is even more fun than on a computer. Choose from three modes: Classic, Action (timed), and Endless. The settings let you either hear the game's own tense music while playing or hear your own songs. Check out Bejeweled 2 here at the iTunes App Store.
Pandora RadioYour iPhone doesn't have a built-in FM radio, but with Pandora (free) it's got something better. Pandora is your own free personalized radio station. Just start with the name of your favorite artist, songs, or composers and Pandora creates a station that plays their music and more just like it. We've been using Pandora for years, and it's great to finally have it on a mobile device. It's the perfect mix of familiar songs and new songs you're almost guaranteed to enjoy. Check it out here at the iTunes App Store.
Have a little fun with your photos. Face Melter ($1.99) is the ultimate application to generate funny expressions out of pictures of your family and friends. Find out more here at the iTunes App Store.
Cookie Bonus SolitaireIf you need one good solitaire game on your iPhone, then this is the one to get. Why this one? Because it lets you cheat. The free version has occasional ads, but they're never a nuisance. Find out for yourself at the iTunes App Store here.
SpeakEasy Voice RecorderiPhone apps work best when they provide tools the iPhone should have, but doesn't. SpeakEasy ($1.99), which is intuitive and fun to use, is one of these titles. The app enables you to record and playback notes, reminders, or just about anything from your iPhone's built-in microphone. Check out SpeakEasy here at the iTunes App Store.
With gas prices soaring, every driver should have this app. GasBag is a user-driven application that provides the fastest way to find the cheapest gas near you. GasBag allows you to search for any type of gas, and also jump to any location within the U.S. To download GasBag for free, see here at the iTunes App Store.
Find your zen with this updated version of the classic tangram puzzle game TanZan ($0.99). Tangrams have been challenging minds for centuries, wit the deceptively simple goal of combining seven geometric pieces into a shape. This version has over 200 puzzles. Learn more about TanZan at the iTunes App Store here.
Use Where to find hot restaurants, Zipcar locations, or to name the constellations overhead. Or, you can use the free app like we do: to find a nearby Starbucks. There's got to be one around here somewhere. Where tells you where. Check it out at the iTunes App Store here.
Your iPhone or iPod touch isn't just good for playing music: now it can help you relax with sound. Ambiance ($0.99) is an environment enhancer geared towards helping you create the perfect ambient environment so you focus or relax. Select from one of the many looping noises, such as rain, waves, white noise, and more. Learn more about Ambiance at the iTunes App Store here.
Some apps are fun and some are productive, and some manage to be both. Meet Bubble puts a bubble level with personality onto your iPhone or iPod Touch, so that you always know your pictures are straight. It's a free gift for your inner Monk. See here to head over to the iTunes App Store, so you can download and give Meet Bubble a try and learn more about the application.
This article was first published on SmartPhoneToday.com.