Some free iPhone apps that don’t feature advertising include Evernote, Dropbox and Google Maps. These powerful apps are well-reviewed, highly useful and ad-free as of 2015.
Evernote is one of the most popular and respected note-taking apps for iPhone. Organizing notes into different folders, the app allows users to store lists, text documents, audio recordings, photos and more, all of which can be synced to other devices or accessed on the Evernote website. Evernote offers a completely free version that is highly functional, and the only things resembling ads are occasional offers to upgrade to the premium version of the app.
Dropbox has become to go-to cloud storage app, allowing users to save and access files across a variety of devices. Whether on desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, Dropbox lets users store gigabytes of files in its free cloud service. The Dropbox app for iPhone features a clean, simple interface that lets users upload and access files without any obtrusive ads.
While there are many paid map apps available for the iPhone, the free Google Maps still ranks as one of the most popular. Google’s sophisticated mapping system calculates routes for cars, bikes, walking and public transportation, all with an interface that’s easy to navigate. The app is renowned for its satellite imaging and street views, and the entire package functions with zero ads.