There are plethora of applications for the iPhone in a wide range of categories – music, time and money management, news updates, travel and more! Since its launch, the app store has been proliferating with new and intriguing applications. Currently, its a hub for over 100,000 iPhone applications. Searching for some of the best of these applications might be tiresome, so to make it easier for you, we have composed some of the best iPhone apps in 2009 worth trying.
Evernote lets you organize anything and everything that happens around you. Evernote enables you to create text, photo and audio notes. You can auto-synchronize these notes onto your PC, Mac or Web. All notes made also include geo-information for easier searching and mapping. It’s a prolific application to take snapshots, notes and video recordings and organize them effectively.
Epicurious turns your iPhone into a cookbook. It enables you to search over 27,000 professionally-tested, easy to make and delicious recipes. You can create shopping lists, save and email your favorite recipes. Just turn on your iPhone and follow the step-by-step instructions to start making your favorite recipe.
Facebook for iPhone makes it easier for you to stay connected with your friends while you are on the move. You can check out your friends’ status updates, photo albums and have conversations with Facebook chat. Upload your mobile photos with Facebook and share information with ease.
A free personalized radio application to stream music on your iPhone. Just search for your favorite songs, artist or a composer and Pandora will create a station that plays their music and more music like it. It also provides with fine controls over the songs you hear.
Read it Later
When you come across an interesting article or a web page to read, but can’t at that moment, then just save it to your ‘Read it Later’ list. This application lets you save websites for later reading. Some of its key features include,
- Offline reading: To view complete websites even without internet access.
- Sync: You can use the same list between multiple computers and devices.
- Text only view: This is an easy to read mode, which, strips all the formatting and images on web pages.
- Quick Scrollbar: To quickly skim through lengthy web pages, blogs and articles.
Read it later also includes other (really) useful features like tagging, sorting, searching and saved positions.
Read it Later
Flight Tracker provides you with real-time status for flights from across the world. Other useful information like live weather radar updates, route maps are also made available.
Fring is an intriguing mobile application that lets you make free voice calls, video calls (one way) and IM chats right from your iPhone and iPod Touch. You can see your friends’ real-time status and share your own. Fring makes it easy for you to communicate with your friends on various social services like Skype, Google Talk, Twitter, AIM etc., all through a single profile.
With Google Earth for iPhone and iPod Touch, the world is in your hands. With just a swipe of your finger, you can explore the planet and aerial imagery for over half of the world’s population. Browse through millions of geo-located photos and wikipedia articles from around the world. You can also search for cities, places and local business with Google Local Search.
Kindle for iPhone enables you to read Kindle books in a simple and easy-to-use interface. It enables you to shop from the thousands of books available at Amazon and transfer them to your iPhone and iPod Touch. It lets you adjust the text size and add bookmarks. You can also select alternate colors and backgrounds for better readability.
This application enables you to listen to more than 5 millions music tracks for free. Last.fm lets you create personal radio stations based on your favorite artist and genre. You can check out artist bios and share your favorite tracks with your friends using the iPhone contact list.
TweetDeck for iPhone is a prolific application to stay in touch with the latest happenings and trends on Twitter. This application lets you tweet directly from your iPhone. You can manage multiple Twitter accounts and view notifications for new tweets in real-time. Easily re-tweet messages, share pictures, follow people and manage your favorite tweets with ease.
With Skype, you can make voice calls and instant messaging with your friends on Skype. You can also call landline, mobile and send SMS anywhere in the world at cheaper rates.
To get live weather updates from weather stations in US and many other locations around the world, check out this application.
Mint is a personal finance tool to track, manage and budget your money on the move. To get started with Mint, just sign up and add your online banking accounts to access your personal finance accounts from anywhere at anytime. You can see the monthly income vs expenses, budgets, balances of your checking, savings and credit card accounts.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has the largest collection of Movie, TV and celebrity information. With this application, you can browse over 1.5 million movie and TV titles. IMDb includes other useful information like top ranked movies, top ranked celebrities, top movies of all time and more! To get any movie or celebrity related information, IMDb is the right application to go with.
Beejive is an instant messaging client which enables you to stay connection with your friends on multiple IM networks. It can be used to send and receive files including pictures and voice notes. You can stay connected, even after closing the application. Get instant notificatiosn when you get new messages by Push Notifications. Beejive is a one-stop IM client to have conversations with your friends on Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ, AIM and more!
Run Keeper is an application pertaining to healthcare and fitness. It uses the GPS technology on your iPhone to track your fitness activity. You can enter your fitness activities manually, including your trademill runs. This application makes it easy for you to track details about regular fitness activities like how far you went, with that speed, how many calories have your burned etc.,
Dropbox makes it easier for you to synchronize your files across multiple computers and over the internet. You can download the files for offline viewing and share them with friends.
Waze is a free iPhone application for community GPS navigation, traffic and road reports. Waze enables users to build and use live maps and provides real-time traffic updates to improve their daily travel. Apart from providing detailed navigation instructions, it also gives drivers the ability to actively update one another on traffic, construction areas, speed cameras and more. This application also includes twitter integration and picture sharing from the roads.
Google Mobile App
With Google Mobile App, you can quickly search using your voice and your location. You can speak your queries in multiple languages and get search results in no time. Google mobile app also enables you to search for images, maps, shopping, phone’s contacts and News.
Though there are many other prolific iPhone applications for sporting, productivity, travel and other categories, we listed some of the best applications, we came across, in this article. What’s your favorite iPhone application? Do tell us in comments.