Today we’re going to take a look at 10 of the best free iPhone apps available on the App store. Many of these apps are available on Android smart phones also.
Google Earth is hands down one of the most amazing programs I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. It’s awesome, it’s free, and it’s constantly updated with new features. Google earth 6 was just released which has intergrated street view and 3D tree’s all over the world. Pretty unbelievable.
Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a nominal fee using a debit-based user account system. Since it was made legal in America to jail break your iPhone, it should soon be possible to make calls to phone numbers while connected to the WiFi.
Keeping songs on your iPhone can get out of hand, so for the radio lovers out there, Pandora is your dream come true. Listing to thousands of songs with access to Pandoras enormous database of music and online radio services.
You have to admit, the one guy at the party without a Facebook account nowadays is the elephant in the room. With such a massive user base, Facebook is not only one of the most heavily used apps for smart phones, but also one of the most requested websites on the internet. They are constantly tweaking and upgrading the app to make it more usable for everyone.
If you’re a bit of a blogger, the WordPress app lets you connect to your WordPress blog with a clean, usable interface. Being able to sign into your phone and leave a blog on your website where ever you are lets you be the first to report on an important even, and thus get traffic to your website. Also, for people who own websites with a large community base, it’s important to be able to answer comments to blog posts asap.
Dropbox is a free cloud based storage application. Download the app for your computer, then on your phone. Once you’ve got your account sign into both. Files that you add to your computer will appear on your phone, and files on your phone you add will appear on your computer. Anywhere in the world that you sign into drop box, be it on a phone or a computer, you can have access to the fies. One of the most useful applications I have.
Messenger services are a great way to talk to friends, and on smart phones using this service enables you to chat without sending text messages. Unfortunately because of the fragmentation of messenger services, you might have friends on AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, etc. Meebo rolls all of those into one neat package. You can actually sign in with multiple messenger accounts at once, so you can talk to all you friends from different services.
Trapster is an iPhone app that gives you frequently updated information on police Speed traps, check points, red light cameras, and more. Now I have to admit I haven’t personally tested this out myself, but I search on Google and apparently popularity is growing in Australia.
Ever hear a song on the radio, TV, internet or at a friends house and want to know what it is? Shazam lets you record a snip-it of the music with your phone, it then analyses the recording and compares it to it’s (insanely) massive database of music. The whole process takes about 30 seconds. You can even sing to it yourself to try get a result.