New iPhone Apps: Replace The iPhone's Contacts App, Get In Shape And More

It's Monday and you want to get stuck into the working week once more... but a tiny part of you wants some worthy distractions. Here are the best iOS apps of the week to keep your mind busy.


Buzz Contacts: Buzz Contacts puts the traditional iOS contacts system on its head, making it infinitely more useful and faster. Its focus is getting you to contacting your contacts as fast and elegantly as possible, through whichever medium you decide to use: phone, SMS, email or FaceTime. The app lets you choose how to interact with your contacts, the traditional list view and the much mo' better "grid view", which gives you big honking tiles to quickly select who and how you want to contact. $0.99


Fitness Buddy: 1700 different workout exercises. 1000 workout videos. 4000 exercise photos. And sweat-searing instructions for all of them. Fitness Buddy is an absolutely amazing tool to track your workouts, learn new workouts, build a workout routine and see your body's progress. For the smartphone inclined but weightlifting deficient, the preset workouts of Fitness Buddy can be adjusted to what equipment you have at your disposal. $0.99


Artist Growth: Artist Growth is an app service that handles the business side of being a music artist. So, you know, you can handle the music side of being a music artist. The idea is solid: you can manage and organise your band's finances, gigs, contacts, inventory and more, all in one app. Free.


Fairway Solitaire: Kotaku says it's a card game mixed with a golf game. It's mostly the former and requires you to try to clear out a batch of cards by flipping them and stringing them up or down in little straights. Each playthrough of a deck of cards should be considered a hole in one of Fairway Solitaire's golf course. Your goal is to play through that deck with as few cards remaining as possible. You're playing each "hole" for par, or hopefully getting under it, meaning you're leaving even fewer cards on the table... maybe none. If you're even or under par for the whole course, you unlock a new one. Free.