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TIME magazine lists top 10 iPhone apps

updated 01:00 pm EST, Wed December 31, 2008

Time top 10 iPhone apps

TIME has published a list of its ten favorite App Store downloads. Pandora Radio ranked highest and was considered "the all-time best free app for music lovers." The streaming music service also scored the top position in Apple's overall comparison of free apps. Users can enter an artist, song, album or genre, and Pandora then creates a station that provides similar music from a wide range of content.

Next in line was AroundMe, another free app for travelers that provides location-based information such as banks, cafes, restaurants, entertainment and more. Users can obtain directions to any entry or save the relevant contact information onto their mobile device.

AP Mobile News Network rounded out the top three, delivering categorized news, images, video and even local content. Users can save stories for later reading or e-mail tips to the news network.

Ocarina ($1), a virtual-instrument app, is another entry that shared a high ranking with Time as well as the iTunes list of most-downloaded music apps. Wikipanion was claimed to be the best Wikipedia tool for the iPhone, while Adrenaline Pool Lite made the list because of its physics engine and multiplayer support.

Instapaper was considered worthy because of its ability to take web pages that are tagged while working on a desktop computer and upload the content onto the iPhone for later viewing. The list finished with the RSS-reader NetNewsWire, the iTalk recording app, and Fake Call ($1).

by MacNN Staff





  1. marklrtaggart

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Why does the link for Ocarina and Fake Call take you to TigerDirect?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    My Favorites

    I've been singing the praises of Beer Hero since it helps me find great brews. Other useful apps are OpenTable (to make reservations at local restaurants on the go) and CrashBandicott Racing (to keep the kids busy in a pinch :)

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    time for TIME to go

    what's surprising about this "top ten" list is how little we need TIME to tell us about it. Funny they didn't mention Apple's incredible Remote, TIME competitor Bloomberg News, teh wonderful free Dice, and the free works of Shakespeare, any one of which is better than anything we already knew about before TIME got around to it.

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