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mattesse's avatar

What is a good free iPhone app?

Asked by mattesse (54 points ) July 30th, 2009

I like to use the utilities on the iPhone and I enjoy the free ones, which ones are the best?

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Kiev749's avatar

depends on what you want it to do. i really enjoy Last Call,whiteboard, USA today (if you dont get the paper), White Pages, Darts, Dictionary, and 9-toolbox. and for fun, Paper toss is kinda addictive.

jrpowell's avatar

The most handy one I have is “Remote”. I have a Airport express hooked up to the stereo upstairs. I can use my iPod Touch to change what my iMac is playing. So I can play anything without going downstairs.

I’m helping my neighbor build a fence right now. iHandy Level is actually really helping.

And I am a big fan of Flashlight. It kicks ass when the porch light is off and I need to put the right key in the lock.

Hambayuti's avatar

Fluther (Some days I tend to be biased) =]

Kiev749's avatar

ohmigosh! i completely forgot remote! i 1000000% agree with johnpowell. remote is so amazing. I prolly forgot it because as i was strolling through my ipod touch, i didnt see it as i moved it to the hot bar. soooooooo handy.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I love midomi. I just sing a little song into the phone and midomi tells me who sang it for real. I can carry a tune, so it’s usually right. I’ve sung off-key just to see what it would come up with, though, and that’s good for a laugh.

row4food's avatar

Shazam is amazing. If you hear a song on the radio and don’t know who/what it is, it can tell you 98% of the time. I use it when I’m driving so I can remember it for later and go check them out. (kind of like midomi, but a little different – you don’t have to sing, especially if you’re like me and can’t carry a tune)

ESV's avatar

KJV Audio/Text Bible, it can be downloaded freely full or just network option where you have to have internet to hear the audio while you read. I preffer the full version downloaded since there are areas with low receptions sometimes throughout my areas of travel. The download is a 30 minute long one but its worth it to have .

MrItty's avatar

Agreed with @row4food Shazam is by far the most incredible free app I’ve downloaded.

Others I have installed include:
* Amazon Kindle – buy anything from the Kindle Store, and read it on your iPhone. No Kindle device needed!
* Bank of America and Chase mobile apps, to pay bills, check balances, transfer money, etc
* MLB At-Bat Lite – live updates of scores and standings for Major League Baseball games
* Social networking apps like TweetDeck, Facebook, Linked In, and AIM
* Shoutcast – listen to internet radio (like Live365) on your iPhone

geeky_mama's avatar

My favorite free apps are:

- Facebook
– UrbanSpoon (to help pick places to eat – also hooks into a map)
– The Weather Channel
– AroundMe (I travel a bit for work & this app helps me find coffee shops or particular stores – big help)

And for free games..
-reMovem (dot game, fun)
-SolFree (free Solitaire)
-Labyrinth LE (Free edition of labyrinth marble/maze game)

MrItty's avatar

@aprilsimnel Am I missing something? In the AppStore on my iPhone, Midomi is $4.99. Was it free when it first came out or something?

aprilsimnel's avatar

Oh, wow. I went on a spree when I got my iPhone. I could be mistaken!

Well, then, my favorite free app is Lose It! It really helps me keep track of my calories going in and out.

Elle's avatar

WSJ and NYT apps. Keeps you up to date with anything you need to know about the world. Good fuel for starting conversation at work.

Stanza is good b/c you can read booooks on your phone! I’m reading 1984 now, and nothing as silly as Amazon will snap that away from me.

SnapTell is also a fun parlor trick. Take a picture of a book, and BAM, links to Amazon etc. etc. Sort of like Shazam but for books / dvd covers etc. Good for price comparisons.

Amazon’s native app also has a similar function last I checked. It’s disturbing. Took a picture of a generic looking salt and pepper shaker, and the next day got a link to the corresponding entities on Amazon. I hear they’re crowd-sourcing this feature.

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