Hey nice. I would say if ur on iphone ur only bet is the official tello app (free). On android heaps of people praise the tellofpv app (5 USD). I would suggest you fly it with prop guards on brightly lit indoors first to get the hang of it first. If you don't really like virtual stick then consider investing in a controller, check the compatible controller thread pinned at the top of the discussion sub-forum. A quick suggestion is, gamersir t1d, t1s (if you can get t1s get this it is better than t1d in terms of extra utility when not flying tello), gamevice (this requires you to remove ur phone case and glass protector or it won't fit unless you hack the screws), steele series nimbus or stratus (not sure I heard they work u better check), madcatz ctrl. Personally I do not mind virtual sticks unless I am in a stable course or tight space, I am more precise with real joy sticks.
Welcome to the community, you may also join the fb group called official tello owners, more people chatting there. Heaps of good info here to help you get more fun out of the tello!