10 iPhone Apps to Fill Up Your ‘Fun’ Folder

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With the power of iPhones, we can do incredible things on the go. We can manage bank accounts without speaking to a teller; water the lawn at home while on vacation; monitor and track our heart rate.

Then there are apps that have absolutely no use, aside from curing boredom.

These are the ones you probably hide in a folder to avoid explaining yourself to nosy friends. Well, it’s your phone, and you can have a virtual boyfriend if you want to!

If you need to pass the time or keep yourself entertained, consider these 10 apps for your “fun” folder.

1. Cat Piano

Do you love cats? Do you love music? (Do you have a pulse?)

This app combines your love for both, so that you can channel your inner Keyboard Cat. It has various cat noises, drum beats and a cute smiling kitty interface.

2. Action Movie FX

Ever had one of those days when you wish your boss would be snatched up by aliens? (Totally hypothetical question.)

This special effects app turns amateurs into the next Spielberg. You can smash a car, shoot lasers, drop a concrete ball on someone’s head…

3. iSwap Faces

This app is well worth the $1.99 download. There are free versions with the same concept, but this one allows you to control where exactly the face is located. Then you can adjust size, placement and skin tone to make the face swap look more natural.

4. Jersey Shore Grenade Whistle

This might possibly be the most obnoxious app in the App Store. Choose from Jersey-native sounds, like “Smushing Call” or Snooki’s high-pitched wail. There’s even a broken horn.

When you need to interrupt someone in the middle of an unwanted conversation, simply whip out your phone and blow, then watch the person stare at you in silent bewilderment.

5. Dress Up! Drake Edition

Started from the bottom, now he’s in your iPhone as a personal dress-up doll. Choose various outfits, accessories and settings for Drake — all while listening to karaoke versions of his songs. Also available for iPad.

6. Brace Face

Ever reminisced about your teen years? Perhaps you forgot they were filled with hormonal angst, pimples and metal mouth-wear. Or maybe you were fortunate enough to never wear braces. In any case, this $0.99 app will remind you how good you look with a tin smile.

7. Bieber Me

Most of us can only imagine what it’d be like to hang out with Justin Bieber, sans a million screaming tweens. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

Surprise all of your friends by putting a different side of the Bieb in every photo. There are enough stickers to last you a year’s worth of profile pics — maybe two years, if you purchase the $4.99 expansion packs. Unfortunately, the photo loses its quality as soon as you save, so it looks blurry off of a mobile device.

8. iFunFace

Cards are boring, plus most never have what you really want to say. But for $1.99, you can spice things up with an animated head that records your voice with various terrifying effects.

Once you’ve made a video, the app let’s you easily share it with friends and family, by email, Facebook, YouTube, or save it on your camera roll.

9. My Virtual Boyfriend

Prepare to cuddle in a coffee shop with your iPhone, which holds the virtual love of your life. Who needs a real man when you can pre-determine destiny with a series of code? This guy gets you, and understands the things that really matter, like Rihanna’s new hair.

10. Dragon Detector

Fun fact: There are fire-breathing dragons flying around the air right now, even above your head as you read this. Or there will be, after you download this incredibly important augmented reality app. Watch in sheer terrified amazement as dozens of dragons appear out of thin air through your phone.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to channel your inner Daenerys. In that case, there’s also a virtual pet dragon feature that allows you to throw fire on your mortal enemies.

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