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iPhones: 10 important applications

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Wed July 11, 2007

The top 10 iPhone apps

We've rounded up 10 of the best iPhone applications, many of which were developed at the iPhone Developer Camp in San Francisco this past weekend. App Marks web desktop/application launcher for the iPhone that organizes your favorite web applications, widgets, and sites. Simply tap an appmark to launch it or use the toolbar to rearrange, add, or remove appmarks. To add your own favorites, tap the "+" button and enter the title and URL. To remove appmarks, tap the "Edit" button and tap the red "-" marks. Tilt is a motion controlled game for the iPhone. To play simply rotate the phone to feed Flip who likes to eat falling leaves and butterflies. Uses the iPhone's accelerometer to change gameplay.

iSleuth iPhone Javascript Client/Server application which allows use of a MacBook or iSight enabled Mac for surveillance purposes. Transmits images live to the iPhone. Auto-scales JPEG image on rotation, has a motion detection indicator, and a phone Number link dials destination in an emergency.

gOffice Basic word processor for the iPhone. Can save files and exports items in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. You can email results to your iPhone or others and use a pre-built library of common letters to reduce typing. You can also send docs by US postal mail, worldwide.

Telekinesis Actually a Mac OS X application, allows you to remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone. Allows screen capture with mouse click and basic typing support, simple iTunes Remote control, ability to browse your files and Sight image capture Lets you to find the cheapest gas prices in your area. Offers Google Maps integration for driving directions and also lets you view diesel prices.

JiveTalk IM client for the iPhone that closely resembles iChat, allows for multiple conversations and shows away/status messages. Currently available to the public as an open alpha, and free to use. Allows you to search for movies in your zip code and provides basic movie information, including length and rating. Also integrates with the Google Maps application to get directions to the theater, provides a link to buy tickets, and also includes links to trailers for the movies. Search engine for iPhone related applications. Contains almost 250 apps, and has the capability of allowing the user to perform powerful searches using boolean expressions (mySQL fulltext style) and add its own links to the engine.

TadaList Organizer and task management built by 37signals and now optimized for the iPhone. Allows you to share your lists with friends, family, spouses, collaborators, co-workers, or keep them to yourself. Also works in the most popular web browsers (IE 6/7, Firefox 2, and Safari 2) on the Mac and PC. [corrected]

by MacNN Staff





  1. lemuel777

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone apps suck

    Why? because if you don't have internet access to your phone, you know phone signal you can't launch that app that you have become so dependant on. Until apps are stored locally as an option, the phone is going to suck.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Do you own an iPhone?

    I thought not...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: do you own?

    So, based on your question, does that mean that these apps will store locally, like in cache, and are runnable without the internet connection?

  1. rjpotts

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You don't need a phone signal. You can use them via WiFi if you can't get a signal.

  1. LtCarter47

    Joined: Dec 1969


    TaDa List

    I used TaDa List yesterday for my grocery shopping, and it was great! I plan on continuing to use it for groceries among other things.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    another WTF?

    DAMN !

    The phone has only been out for 2 weeks_ Don't bother me with this stupid s*** until this time next year when the system is "open" and stable and there are 10,000 Apps for it_

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    IM for iPhone

    A lot of important application mentioned in this article,I would however suggest that the fact that Applce chose not to include iChat in the iPhone will make IM apps an extra important gengre. I like heysan! (which has been mentioned a lot since the dev camp last weekend). Works very well in the iPhone and supports the important networks. Go to to check it out

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