We continue our guide to the best free apps for iPhone, covering news, photography, entertainment, work and social apps.

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Shopping apps


Amazon's iPhone app lets you do exactly what you'd expect: search for products, read user reviews, compare prices, track packages, view and cancel orders, and actually buy stuff.

Brilliantly, however, the app takes things further into the realm of future-shopping. You can scan barcodes using your iPhone, or take photos of things you like while out in other retail establishments, and Amazon will do its best to provide you with price comparisons of the same or similar products on its own books. Clever stuff.

FREE | Download Amazon for iPhone

Best free iPhone apps: Amazon


The first rule of online auctions is that you need to be constantly connected - if not, how will you be able to bid on the desired item last minute if you're away from your computer?

Thanks to eBay's iOS app, you don't have to worry about ever missing an auction. This fully-fledged app allows you to do just about anything eBay's full website does.

FREE | Download eBay for iPhone

Best free iPhone apps: eBay


If you're looking for an app that provides you with discounts and coupons to events, restaurants among other places, the Groupon app is a must-have on your iPhone. The beauty of this app is that it's free and can save you up to 70 percent off the retail price of a product or service - it's a win-win!

FREE | Download Groupon for iPhone

Best free iPhone apps: Groupon


Selling that present that you never wanted and the shirt that you haven't worn in a decade couldn't be easier with Gumtree. The local-shopping app is fantastic as it connects you with local sellers or buyers. With Gumtree's rebranding in early 2016, it has refreshed its complete look and made it even sleeker to look for used (or even new) goods. You'll need a Gumtree account to sell and buy gear - but can still browse the app without an account.

FREE | Download Gumtree for iPhone

Best free iPhone apps: Gumtree

Just Eat

Everyone is hungry at some point during the day, and often we're quite lazy about getting off the sofa and cooking a meal for ourselves in the kitchen. No matter the reason, Just Eat, as its name suggests, allows you to... well, EAT! This app gives you the power to order takeaway food from a choice of over 20,000 restaurants. The convenience of the app is its design based on location. It's nifty and if you're hungry whilst reading this, give the free app a go.

FREE | Download Just Eat

Best free iPhone apps: Just Eat


As the colleague who recommended this app points out, Moneybox is an odd choice for a free apps roundup, since by its very nature it requires you to spend money. But the app itself is free, and the purchases involved in its use are (or should be!) ones you were going to make anyway - and should end up saving you up a nice little nest egg.

The idea is that you connect the app to a bank account, whereupon your purchases start to appear in the app's listings. For each purchase you can swipe left to ignore it, or swipe right to round it up to the nearest round number, usually adding around 20p to the cost. This money - what would have been your change if you'd paid with cash - is then added to a growing Moneybox account, which you can then invest in a range of tracker funds.

Obviously, there are risks involved in stock dealing, so make sure you go in with your eyes open. But it strikes us as a good way of building up a pot of money without really noticing it.

FREE | Download Moneybox

Best free iPhone apps: Moneybox


We can't think of anyone that doesn't like a deal, especially if it's a restaurant and you're strapped for cash. The Tastecard app presents you with many 2-for-1 deals and 50% coupons at popular restaurants all over the UK. This includes fan favourites, such as Prezzo, Zizzi, Strada and even Pizza Express. This app is extremely useful for getting a cheaper meal on the go and better still not having to print out any vouchers - it's all done straight from the phone.

FREE | Download Tastecard for iPhone

Best free iPhone apps: Tastecard

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