Finding good iPhone apps amongst all the not-so-great apps out there can be time consuming. Here’s some of the apps on my iPhone:
NoteMaster – used as a replacement to the built-in Notes app
- Syncs with Google docs. You can easily backup your notes. You can type the longer notes on your desktop.
- Supports landscape mode – far quicker to type in that mode.
- Supports limited formatting and images. Since it doesn’t support the full formatting on Google docs, it’s not that useful.
HanDBase – relational database, useful for storing a lot of structured information, like website logins, itineraries etc.
- Databases can be encrypted so you can store sensitive information.
- You can sync with your desktop if you buy an extra desktop application.
- Available on other platforms like Windows Mobile.
- Has some minor bugs.
Task Pro – hierarchial lists, I use it for to do lists, shopping lists etc. Lists can be hierarchial so it can handle a certain amount of complexity – for example – you might want to plan a project with it.
National Rail – national rail journey planner
- Can save routes for quick access.
- Live departures including platform numbers for most stations.
Zuti – offline tube planner. It could be better but it does the job – would be better to show route stages in one go, and you have to click on a drop-down to bring up the estimated time for the route.
London Bus – kind of like TFL’s journey planner, useful for non-tube journey planning
- Can lookup an address from your current position.
- Doesn’t always find routes.
iSilo – for reading websites offline. You can download a free desktop application, which you can setup to spider whole websites to read offline. For example I have it setup to spider the Sunday Times every week and then I can read it in the tube.
Byline – for reading RSS feeds offline. Caches the webpage content so you can read it offline though it’s very slow to render pages so if I have internet access I use Google Reader in Safari instead.
Good Reader – A very good PDF reader.
Stanza – ePub reader, I prefer PDFs because of the better formatting.
Kindle – it’s finally arrived in the UK.
Social & Communication
Twitterific – simple twitter client.
Triallian – IM client, supports AIM, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo and Google Talk but not Facebook. Has desktop version too.
PdaNet – For teathering your iPhone. (only available for Jailbroken iPhones on Cydia).
BT Keyboard – can use a bluetooth keyboard with the iPhone. (only available for Jailbroken iPhone on Cydia).
WiFiTrak – for quickly finding out about available open wifi networks, even trys to connect to a web page to check if there is web login required.
Mindjet – mind mapping software. You can share files with the very good Tablet PC version.
TouchTerm – SSH client.
VNC Lite – VNC client.
iDesktop – windows remote desktop client.