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Best iPhone Apps: 18 iPhone Applications that will make you buy an iPhone

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iPhone is about to launch in India (22nd Aug), I thought it would be a good time to write about some of the known and very popular applications. These applications can help you decide if you want to buy an iPhone if you are in two minds about it.

After viewing more than 200 in different categories I put this list together which I consider as the best based on their functionality and popularity.

Here goes the list..

Update: Check out the Best iPhone Apps of 2010 here.

Teleport for iPhoneTeleport

It is one of the best applications which keeps you connected with your computer no matter where you are in the world.
This is a no nonsense VNC application for iPhone which supports up to 2x zoom and up to 3200×1200 resolution.
Features:

  • Supports MAC and Windows
  • Supports password based VNC applications
  • Supports Ctrl+Alt+Del and other keystroke combination

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a2z Converter for iPhonea2z Convert
a2z convert is one of the best conversation tool available for iPhone. It converts 90+ units in 11 categories; new units are being added with every new version.

a2z convert can convert utilities under following categories:

  • Angle
  • Area
  • Distance
  • Energy
  • Length
  • Pressure
  • Speed
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Volume
  • Weight

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Pedometer for iPhonePedometer
This application will keep a track of distance covered whether you are walking, jogging or running.  It also calculates the number of calories burnt and allows you to set targets. It also offers an intuitive interface to monitor and achieve your goals.

This is a good application for people how want to keep a track of how much have they walked and how many calories did they burn and keep a track of their fitness activities.

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Tipper for iPhoneTipper
Tipper is one of the applications you should have if you are not good at calculating tips. Tipper calculates the tip amount based on the bill amount, number of people attended the gathering and the kind of service that was provided i.e. Bad, Good or Excellent.

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iDecode
Did you see an ad in the paper or a magazine and want to visit the site instantly Or want to know the price of your favorite shoe But can’t do so because of the 2D Code or the Data Matrix?

iDecode is a free application which can read the 2D codes or Data matrix for you. Just point and shoot using your iPhone and it will show you what’s inside the code and it will take you to the website if there is a URL hidden in the code.

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Currency Converter for iPhoneCurrency
Application converts over 90 currencies from 70+ countries and has the latest conversation rates for each of the currencies and serving the nature of the application it is available in 15+ different languages.

If the currency you are looking for is not available on the list just send an e-mail to the developer of the application and you will see it added in the next version.

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Red Green for iPhoneRed:Green
This application will help you get noticed in the audience and get the speakers attention for that one million dollar question you have. This application puts a plain green or red screen on you iPhone which you can hold up to get speakers attention.

“These cards are a clear, yet unobtrusive, way to bring the audience into a conversation without having to disrupt the flow of a thought and without having to deal with voting clicker boxes or microphones. They’re a wonderfully elegant way for an audience to give respectful feedback in real time.

red:green is the iPhone implementation of this idea, and has the advantage that it can be used in the dark. Just hold up your iPhone while in the audience to display either a red or a green screen. Click on the screen to switch the color. It’s that simple!” – apps.iphonedevcamp.org

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Restaurant NutritionRestaurant Nutrition

This application lets you keep tabs on your calorie intake at your favorite restaurant. “Restaurant Nutrition” checks for nutrition information at thePHRnetwork.com for any given restaurant so that you can have a balanced diet. Features as listed on the application site:

  • The Restaurant Nutrition user can turn on diets to track calorie carbohydrates, protein, and fat to help track and quantify their dieting progress
  • The program can check for updated menu information on thePHRNetwork.com and download updated data as it is available
  • Each time a restaurant name appears in the program the map button near it can be touched to open the Maps application showing all of that restaurant’s nearby locations
  • Multiple people can track what they eat in this application at the same time by utilizing the concept of profiles
  • The application can either be setup to connect to the internet, or run as a standalone application saving data entries only to the iPhone.
  • Registered users of thePHRNetwork.com will enter their username and password which will tie their username in Restaurant Nutrition to their account on that site
  • Anytime a meal is entered on the iPhone, it can be transmitted and uploaded to the website and recorded there

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TwitterVisionTwitterVision

If I don’t say that I am absolutely addicted to it and this is THE best twitter based application then I am not saying enough about it. This application was featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, now you can imagine how creative this application is!

Application show random tweets as they are being posted on twitter from around the world. It uses Googles maps API to show the origin of the Tweet in the most innovative fashion.

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reQall for iPhonereQall

This is one of the best applications to maintain your To-Do list. This applications works in more than one way, you never have to type in your notes (thought that’s an option), just voice your notes into the phone and it will remind you via text message, Instant Message, Calendar alert, Voice, Email, etc..

Not only To-Do lists, but you can create appointment reminders, shopping lists and visual reminders too. reQall identifies keywords in the reminders and accordingly categorizes them into categories such as shopping, meetings, etc..

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Twitterrific for iPhoneTwitterrific

Twitterrific is simply one of the best and award winning applications for Twitter addicts. It lets you post, read and reply to the tweets on Twitter. It also includes a mini browser for showing links and offers easy access to user profiles.

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Local PicksLocal Picks

Looking for the better place to dine in an unknown neighborhood? Running out of options for restaurants? Let TripAdvisor help you with their iPhone app, Local Picks.

This application identifies your location and shows you information about nearby restaurants along with users reviews. The latest version is integrated with Google Maps and also lets you call the restaurant you are planning to visit.

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Compass for iPhoneCompass  Free

It’s a simple measuring utility which indicates the cardinal points under the sunlight. It’s a free application available in two languages, English and Japanese.

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Last.fm for iPhoneLast.fm
This is a must-install application for all music lovers around the world. It redefines the meaning of “Music on-the-move”. This application, just like its online version comes loaded with features that will let you listen to your favorite music no matter where you are.
Last.fm is currently available in the following countries; however, the team is working to make this application available worldwide.

  • Canada
  • Deutschland
  • España
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Shazam for iPhoneShazam

This piece of technology is exciting this is one of the application I would buy an iPhone for. Yet again, a must have application for all music lovers.

This application helps you dig up information for any tune and also buy it by simply holding your iPhone to the music for a few seconds.  Schazm’s database holds information of up to 5 million music tracks which means you will find what you are looking for every time a search is triggered.

Here are few of the features offered by Shazam:

  • Tag music: identify music anywhere – whether it’s on the radio, TV, in a movie or in a store.
  • Build your own soundtrack: see the list grow every time music is tagged.
  • Get the music: go straight to iTunes to preview and buy.
  • Music Videos: see related videos of the track on YouTube.
  • Capture the moment: personalise the tag by taking a photo and adding it to ‘My Tags’.
  • Share the moment: send track details to friends via email.

This application is available in the following countries
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand.

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Near Pics for iPhoneNearPics

Now never miss a picture perfect location on your trips around the world. This application lives on iPhones location based service to identify where you are and shows you pictures taken at the exact same location. Pictures are shown using Panoramio.com. This is an ideal application for people who like to travel and take lots and lots of pictures.

Now that’s a smart way of putting technology to use isn’t it?

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CW39 Traffic Cam for iPhoneCw39 Traffic Cam

This application helps you monitor traffic in Houston area for absolutely. Using this application you can access hundreds of live traffic cameras at any given point of time and plan your route.

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WordPress for iPhoneWordPress

The list would have been incomplete without a mention of this iPhone app, WordPress! This application is so easy to use which keep you connected to your blog at all times.

Watch this video to see how the application works:

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Which ones did you like? Did I miss your favorite on the list? Leave a comment let us know.

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34 Comments on This Article

  1. By: david  on December 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Hi there!

    we are a small garage studio based in freeeeezing Turin, Italy, who has put out a simple and funny Xmas App

    We had an unexpectedly good pick-up in Italy recently, so... we thought we'd set off and conquer the whole world now!!!! J

    hey, no jokes, we thought about showing this app to you and maybe get mentioned on your site!!! ;-)

    we called it AppyChristmas: it's free, and it allows you to take pics and edit them against funny Xmas themed backgrounds. Plus, it has a sharing option to send the pic to your Facebook, or via email

    nothing for tech freaks or geeks really... just cheezy fun for kids, family, work colleagues, or anyone to play around with!

    here's a link to the app: http://www.appymob.com/appychristmas/

    you can find a description of it on that page!

    we hope you find it funny and write us a small mention!

    ciao
    David

  2. By: cybernet  on December 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Twitter iPhone app

    Twit Pro is full-featured, super-fast Twitter client for iPhone & iPod-Touch with powerful functionality for directly posting messages, photos, videos from iPhone, handling multiple twitter accounts, aggregating the hottest stories on twitter, offline-mode, uploading videos/photos to facebook and much more..
    Click here to download from iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=3197 26473&mt=8

  3. By: Glen  on April 13, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I came across this new app and love it:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chat-up-lines/id426357799?mt=8&ls=1

    Haha "A lot of people say I'm like Charlie Sheen but size wise I'm more two and a half men."

    Also can't live without the dictionary.com or flycast app.