09/25/2012 03:17 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

The Best Free iPhone Apps: 19 Of Our Favorite iTunes Freebies For Your iPhone 5

If you have purchased a new iPhone, and you've set it up just the way we told you to, then you're probably ready to load that baby up with apps. And while there are over 500,000 apps available in the store, we don't recommend downloading all of them.

Instead, try out these 19 free apps for size: They are what we consider the essentials, the staples of the iPhone app universe, the ones we don't like to imagine our iPhones without. (Sorry, no games here, but, uh, while your boss isn't looking you should take a peek at Angry Birds, Bag It! and The Creeps).

And now: Back to work. Check our our 19 favorite free apps for the iPhone below, then tell us what we missed and what apps you can't live without. Leave your thoughts in the comments, tweet them at us (@HuffPostTech) or email us (

The 19 Best Free iPhone Apps