Posts Tagged ‘Apps’



Today I will show you how to protect your phone, it includes:

  • Locate
  • Backup
  • Remote Control

First of all you need to download and install  “Lookout Security” on your Android Device.
Now when you downloaded and installed Lookout Security from Google Play, you need to create account and Activate Account.
Now your android phone is protected, lets login to Control Panel of Lookout and take control of Android phone.
If you think your phone is hijacked, you can simply login to Lookout Security web panel and Lock, Scream, Locate, Wipe or  your Android.

  • Lock – Premium feature! Lock your device to keep prying eyes out of your personal data while you find your device.
  • Scream – Sound a loud alarm to find a lost device nearby.
  • Wipe – Premium Feature! Wipe your device clean and erase all your personal data from your lost device.
  • Locate – Locate your Device on map using GPS.

Apple ruled the smartphone market this year . iPhone has been the largest selling smartphone in 2010 . Apple’s rich apps store with over 300,000  apps  is the greatest contributer in the tremendous success of iPhone sales . Apple’s App store offers both free and payed apps for iPhone . Here are the top 10 free iPhone apps of 2010

1. Facebook for iPhone

Facebook for iPhone beat out every other free iPhone application in the market . This app has been downloaded largest number of times . You can download Facebook for iPhone from both Apple store and from

2. Angry Birds Lite

With over 50 million downloads Angry Birds has been the 2nd most popular iPhone app .Angry Birds is a puzzle video game . This is also the most downloaded iphone/ipad game of 2010 . Angry birds lite is a free version of Angry birds .

3. Words With Friends Free

Words With Friends Free is an another game which gets position in the top 10 list . This is a crossword game designed specifically for multi-player, Words With Friends provides the most streamlined and enjoyable way to play crossword games with friends on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

4. Skype

Skype of iPhone app lets you make and receive calls and Instant message anyone else on Skype, wherever they are in the world. You can also save on international calls and text messages to phones.

5. Tap Tap Revenge 3

Tap Tap Revenge is a popular music game with over 15 million downloads .Tap Tap Revenge 3 is also the most fun social game on the App Store, offering awesome new online gaming with bombs and weapons to distrupt competitors, integrated chat rooms and profile browsing, avatars, achievements and levels.

6. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel takes your weather experience to the next level with full screen maps, extended forecasts, severe weather alerts, and more.

7. Paper Toss

Have you ever been bored at work, crumpled up a piece of paper and counted how many times you can make it in a small trash can .This game will free your boredom and improve your paper throwing skills

8. Bing

The Bing search app helps you make decisions and get the answers you need. See beautiful photography with daily trivia on your home screen. Tell Bing what you are looking for with voice activated search – even works with addresses. It also lets you Discover what’s relevant  near you.


ROCK BAND FREE is an another music/rhythm game

10. Talking Tom Cat

Talking Tom Cat is a funny iphone app . Tom is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice

If you’re running a business, then one of the highest costs you may be faced with is equipping your IT systems with the relevant software.

Below are 101 free alternatives to paid software.

Operating Systems

Ubuntu (as an alternative to Windows)
Based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, Ubuntu is an open source operating system named after the South African principle that means “humanity towards users”. The OS has received heavy praise for its ease of installation and usage.

Fedora (as an alternative to Windows)
Like Ubuntu, Fedora is a Linux based operating system that is built around an open source community.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (as an alternative to Windows)
Another Linux based operating system, Red Hat is an open source operating system that gives users unprecedented levels of operational flexibility.

Haiku (as an alternative to Windows)
Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System, Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels.


Thunderbird (as an alternative to Outlook Express)
A cross-platform email system that allows users to bring together all their electronic correspondence as well as any news feeds.

Google Mail (as an alternative to Outlook Express)
An easy-to-use email system that has rapidly grown over the past few years to become as popular as MSN’s Hotmail. The system can also be used with Google’s other accounts.

XChat (as an alternative to MIRC)
XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

Project Management / Organisation Tools

Mindmeister (as an alternative to Microsoft Visio)
An online mind mapping application, Mindmeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions to be conducted all over the world with users able to share ideas and thoughts instantly. (as an alternative to Project Place)
In order for staff to collaborate in real-time on any potential project, allows for multiple people to edit text with efficiency.

ClientSpot (as an alternative to Project Place)
Allows users to share and tracks tasks as well as other project files. Ideal for virtual professionals and small businesses.

37signals Basecamp (as an alternative to Project Place)
Tackling project management from a different angle, Basecamp allows people from around the world to come together to share ideas and discuss projects online. It is arguably the most popular project collaboration tool on the web today.

24SevenOffice (as an alternative to Project Place)
An ajax-based ERP/CRM-solution that includes a project management module.

DeskAway (as an alternative to Project Place)
Project and task software ideal for small creative firms, looking to allow its staff to create, manage and track projects from one source.

Free Mind (as an alternative to Mind Jet)
FreeMind gives you the flexibility to organize thoughts on a page as they connect to each other and to the larger picture.

Dia (as an alternative to Microsoft Visio)
Dia is inspired by the commercial Windows program ‘Visio’, though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It allows you to sketch your favorite structured diagrams.

Office Programs

Google Docs (as an alternative to Microsoft Office)
Google Docs has most of the programs that Microsoft Office has, such as word processing, spreadsheets and calendars, and not only is it free, but it can be accessed anywhere thanks to cloud computing. (as an alternative to Microsoft Office) is a Facebook and Microsoft collaboration, which allows users to create and share documents across Facebook.

OpenOffice (as an alternative to Microsoft Office)
As an open source office suite, Open Office allows for the utilisation of the best office programs online such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases. User contributions can be made to the project, which means that it is constantly growing and evolving.

Think Free (as an alternative to Microsoft Office)
ThinkFree Office includes a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program. ThinkFree is compatible with Microsoft’s Office formats and has a low learning curve for users of Microsoft’s products who want to switch over.

To Do/Task Management Software

Evernote (as an alternative to Orbisoft)
Working on computers, phones and other handheld devices, Evernote allows for quick and easy memos/notes, and updates all your devices accordingly.

WikiPad 1.8 (as an alternative to Orbisoft)
Part of Wiki’s ever-growing range of applications, WikiPad is a fast way to cross link information using WikiWords, a standalone notepad application. Any ideas or memos you need to remember can be added for easy access and management.

Remember the Milk (as an alternative to Orbisoft)
A useful task manager, Remember the Milk sends you reminders, connects with your Google Calendar, receives email and SMS, and is also accessible from your phone.

Toodledo (as an alternative to Hub List)
A useful task manager, Toodledo has grown so popular it is now even available on iPhone’s,  which means that users can quickly and easily add ‘to do’ tasks on the go.

Google Calendar (as an alternative to Outlook Express)
Part of Google’s cloud service, Google Calendar allows you to easily keep track of your appointments and meetings wherever you are.


Avast! (as an alternative to Norton Antivirus)
This free anti-virus and anti-spyware software is constantly updating itself with new protocols to ensure your computer is safe from the latest threats.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition (as an alternative to Norton Antivirus)
A popular download, AVG Free enables users to download a basic form of anti-virus and antis-pyware protection on their computers, including a LinkScanner for online malware.

TOR (as an alternative to Norton Antivirus)
If you are wary of network threats, then TOR is for you. A free software program that defends computer against hacks after confidential and private details.

Spybot Search and Destroy (as an alternative to Norton Antivirus)
If you think your system has spyware on it, instead of buying expensive software, Spybot searches the whole of your computer, or just a specific section, to identify, quarantine and delete it.

Microsoft Security Essentials (as an alternative to Norton Antivirus)
Provided free by Microsoft, Security Essentials gives your computer real-time protection against malicious software such as viruses and spyware.

Lastpass (as an alternative to Password Manager)
LastPass is an online password manager that protects your system from malware as well as securing data on your computer.

KeePass (as an alternative to Password Manager)
An open source password manager that allows you to keep track of your assorted passwords in a secure database, which is locked with a master key or key file.

TrueCrypt (as an alternative to Symantec)
An easy to use security protocol that encrypts any software you may use on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

Website and Application Building

WordPress (as an alternative to Expression Engine)
Why use an expensive CMS or website builder when WordPress allows for the creation of stylish, easy to use sites? WordPress has grown to become one of the most popular website builders on the Internet.

Bloodshed Dev C++ (as an alternative to SlickEdit)
A fully integrated development environment for the C/C++ programming language, utilising Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as its compiler.

Anjuta (as an alternative to SlickEdit)
Another integrated development environment for or C and C++ on GNU/Linux with a number of advanced programming facilities including project management.

Notepad++ (as an alternative to DreamWeaver)
This free source code editor runs on Windows, and claims to reduce emissions due to optimizing many routines in its program.

Eclipse PHP (as an alternative to Zend Studio)
The PDT project provides a PHP Development Tools framework for the Eclipse platform. This project encompasses all development components necessary to develop PHP and facilitate extensibility.

Quanta Plus (as an alternative to DreamWeaver)
A web integrated development environment for or HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, XML and any other XML-based language.

Aptana (as an alternative to DreamWeaver)
A complete web development environment, Aptana Studio combines authoring tools with a series of online hosting services.

NetBeans (as an alternative to DreamWeaver)
An open source integrated development environment for software engineers that allows for the creation of professional desktop, web and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby.

Graphics/Photo Editing

Pixlr Editor (as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop)
Pixlr Editor is a free online photo editor with a professional touch. Fix, adjust and filter your images. Manage your images in your browser.

Photoscape (as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop)
Rather than spend a lot of money on Photoshop and other Adobe products, Photoscape is a free alternative that allows you to easily edit photos or images.

GIMP (as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop)
Also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GIMP allows for easy image composition, retouching and photo authoring. It also works on all operating systems.

Mockingbird (as an alternative to Omnigraffle)
Like Omnigraffle, Mockingbird allows you to create and share mock-ups of a website or an application for colleagues and clients. (as an alternative to Adobe Photoshop)
Although it only runs on Windows, is a solid piece of software for free image and photo editing.

Inkscape (as an alternative to Adobe Illustrator)
An open source graphics editor that is similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw. The program allows for the creation of standard Scalable Vector Graphics.

Google Sketchup
(as an alternative to 3DMax)
Something different from the usual photo-editing software, Google Sketchup is a 3D modeling software that allows for the creation of online 3D designs for free.

Blender (as an alternative to 3DMax)
An open source 3D content creation suite that works on all major operating systems, Blender can be utilized for modeling, texturing and UV unwrapping.

Media Programs

Boxee (Alternative to Cable TV)
Boxee is the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV. You can navigate Boxee from your couch, you can use an Apple Remote or one of several PC-remotes available (or even your iPhone).

YouTube Movies (Alternative to Netflix)
An internet phenomen that has grown to incorporate videos of every type, be they home videos, TV shows or full length movies. Ideal for saving money on movie rentals.

Reddit Documentaries (Alternative to Netflix)
Another money-saving tip if you want to watch online documentaries, Reddit’s Documentary subreddit is the place to go for crowd sourced recommendations and links to interesting online videos.

BBC iPlayer (Alternative to UK TV Licence)
If you wish to watch the best of BBC programming on TV, you will need a licence unless you want to incur a hefty fine. However, iPlayer allows you to stream the latest shows online for a week after their release, giving you seven days of the latest must-see TV programmes (and even movies).

Audio and Video

VLC (as an alternative to Quicktime Pro)
A player that is capable of playing almost every file and media codec, the VLC player means that you don’t have to open and close different programs to run DVDs, VCDs, CDs, web streams and other forms of media.

The KMPlayer (as an alternative to Quicktime Pro)
A media player that plays most types of media formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MOV, WMV and RealMedia.

Winamp (as an alternative to Quicktime Pro)
A well-established media player, Winamp is beloved by many for its ability to play all sorts of video files and its compact size.

CinePaint (as an alternatve to Adobe Premier Pro)
First created as part of the GIMP project, CinePaint has grown to become an application used by the movie-making community. The application allows for professional graphical editing with support for up to 32-bit colours.

Avidemux (as an alternative to Adobe Premier Pro)
A free video editor that allows for simple cutting of footage and its encoding. The program supports multiple file types including AVI, DVD and MPEG files.

Cinelerra 4.0 (as an alternative to Adobe Premier Pro)
An advanced piece of technology that allows for in-depth video editing including compositing. Compatible with most forms of graphic cards, Cinelerra is one of the most professional open source video editing applications available.

Audacity (as an alternative to Code It Wave Editor)
Audacity allows for easy recording and editing of sound files, as well as the conversion of tapes and other media formats.

Pencil (as an alternative to Pixar Renderman)
If you’re a budding animator, this application is for you. Allowing for the easy creation of four types of layers including graphics, bitmap, camera and sound. Each can be manipulated and removed easily to make silky smooth animations.

Camstudio (as an alternative to AllCapture)
Able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer, CamStudio is an excellent tool to create video files in order to show program or application demonstrations.

Plex (as an alternative to Xbox Media Centre)
If you wish to play your media content on your home theater system as opposed to your Mac, Plex allows you to do so immediately, playing audio, video and photo formats.


Spotify (as an alternative to iTunes)
Rapidly becoming one of the world’s most popular music services, Spotify allows you to access millions of songs for free, but at the price of the occasional advert. (as an alternative to iTunes)
Dubbed “the world’s largest online music catalogue’, Last.FM provides music videos, radio stations and anything else you could possibly want to listen to.

Grooveshark (as an alternative to iTunes)
Available all over the world, Grooveshark is a free music streaming service that allows users to create playlists and search through millions of songs.

MuseScore 0.9.5 (as an alternative to Sibelius 6)
A fully integrated music scorewriter and editor for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac that boasts an unlimited number of staves, up to four voices per staff and easy note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI.

Online Storage

Dropbox (as an alternative to Nirvanix)
An easy and efficient way to store, share and sync your files, Dropbox is a cloud service that allows users to access their files anywhere in the world.

37signals Backpack (as an alternative to Nirvanix)
Designed by 37signals, Backpack is a simple business intranet that allows for teams to easily store and retrieve any files or documents they may need. It was declared ‘Editor’s and Reader’s Choice’ by BusinessWeek.

SpiderOak (as an alternative to Norton Online Backup)
An easy and secure free online backup system that allows instant access, sharing and syncing.

CloneZilla (as an alternative to Norton Backup)
An open source solution to backing up your computer should it be corrupted by a virus or other forms of malware. CloneZilla can be used on a single or multiple computers to make sure all your information is backed up securely.

Flickr (as an alternative to PhotoShelter)
Used by companies all over the world to showcase their infographics and images, Flickr is also used my amateur photographers to display their work. Can also be used to source imagery, provided that the author gives the relevant permissions.

Picassa (as an alternative to Photoshelter)
Google’s photo sharing application, Picassa allows users to easily share photos with family and friends.

Microsoft Skydrive (as an alternative to Nirvanix)
SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud computing system that allows users to upload files to their profiles and access them anywhere over the internet.


Foxit Reader (as an alternative to Nitro PDF)
Foxit is a free PDF document reader that is an alternative to more expensive PDF readers. Easy to use and fast, Foxit is an essential Windows file reader.

FileZilla (as an alternative to CuteFTP)
This free FTP solution – which consists of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server – is available on Windows, Linux and the Mac OS X.

Sumatra PDF (as an alternative to Nitro PDF)
A simplistic and easy to use open-source PDF viewer, Sumatra is small, fast and designed for portable use.

Defraggler (as an alternative to Windows System Tools)
Like Window’s Defragging Tool, Defraggler allows you to compress your hard-drive, however it also allows you to defrag the files you want, as opposed to your whole drive.

Brasero (as an alternative to Nero)
For the Gnome Desktop, Brasero allows users to burn CDs and DVDs easily.

Imgburn (as an alternative to Nero)
An application that allows users to burn information to any CD/DVD/Blu Ray and HD DVD easily and efficiently. Not only does it burn  information, it reads and verifies it as well.

InfraRecorder (as an alternative to Nero)
A free CD/DVD burning tool for Windows, that is easy to use and is able to be integrated with Windows Explorer.

CDBurnerXP (as an alternative to Nero)
A free application that allows you to burn any CDs or DVDs you wish, as well as the creation of ISOs.

Recuva (as an alternative to
Ever deleted a file by accident? If so then Recuva could be the solution to your problem. The program is designed to ‘undelete’ and ‘unerase’ any file that might have been accidently removed.

OpenVPN (as an alternative to Barracuda SSL VPN)
An open source piece of software that implements virtual private network (VPN) solutions in point-to-point connections.

7-zip (as an alternative to WinZip)
Like WinZip, 7-zip allows for the compressing of files, but unlike WinZip 7-zip can unpack 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR files.

WinRAR (as an alternative to WinZip)
A powerful compressing tool that allows for easy backup and file storage.

CCleaner (as an alternative to Windows Cleanup)
Like ScanDisc on Windows, CCleaner is a system optimization and cleaning program that removes unused files on a system, clearing up hard disk space. It can also erase your Internet browsing history.


Invoice Bubble (as an alternative to Kashflow)
Instead of having numerous invoice documents on your computer, Invoice Bubble allows you to create and store web based invoices, and send them immediately to clients.

Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2009 (as an alternative to Kashflow)
Surprisingly free considering it’s from Microsoft, the Account Express allows small businesses to easily manage their finances by creating invoices and keeping track of sales and refunds.

Paymo (as an alternative to Kashflow)
A free and effective way to keep track of how time is allocated to clients and projects. Also allows for the creation of invoices.

PostBooks (as an alternative to Kashflow)
This open source piece of software allows businesses to fully integrate their accounting at a lower cost. PostBooks features an accounting model with a powerful real-time general ledger, that can be defined with an unlimited number of accounting periods within the fiscal year. (as an alternative to Xero)
By creating an account on, you can easily manage all of your personal financial transactions, be it loans, credit cards, savings or investments.


Khan Academy (as an alternative to University)
Khan University is a not-for-profit website that provides education to anyone who needs it wherever they may be. An open source project, the Khan Acadmey, created by Salman Khan, is leading the way for other free classrooms around the world.

iTunes U (as an alternative to University)
Not everyone goes to go to university, but iTunes U allows users to sample some of the best lectures from around the world, including global institutes such as MIT and Standford. The system allows people to download lectures and lessons straight to their iPod or iPhone, so they can listen to them whenever they wish.

Moodle 1.9 (as an alternative to Blackboard Learning System)
An easy-to-use application that lets people create online learning communities, allowing a teacher to potentially reach thousands of students. Moodle also customises online learning by allowing teachers to create modules for pupils all over the world.

Octave 3.0 (as an alternative to MathWorks MATLAB 7.6)
An easy-to-use software that allows students to do numerical computation easily and efficiently. Used worldwide in commercial and traching applications, Octave allows users to do arithmetic using complex interger-valued matrices.

Sakai 2.5 (as an alternative to Blackboard Learning System)
Like Blackboard, Sakai is an open source learning system that allows for collaboration and learning within education communities. However what makes Sakai different from most free education applications, is that many academic institutions have aided in its development.

Sage Math (as an alternative to MathWorks MATLAB 7.6)
Open source mathematics software for advanced theory such as cryptography, algebra and advanced algebra. Sage provides access to other free software applications, such as Octave, for optimum efficiency. The program can be run from a web browser on any operating system.


Flight Gear (as an alternative to Microsoft Flight Similutor)
Gaming is a big part of the digital world, but if many games are out of your price range, then there are a few cheaper options. Flight Gear, for example, is a free open source flight simulator project that can be played on any major operating system.

0 A.D (as an alternative to Age of Empires)
A historical real-time strategy open source project, published by Wildfire Games, that allows the user to build and manage their own ancient world and see it, potentially, grow into an empire.

OpenTTD (as an alternative to Transport Tycoon Deluxe)
OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, a popular game originally made by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible whilst also extending it with new features.

Freeciv (as an alternative to Civilization)
Freeciv is a multiplayer, turn-based strategy game for workstations and personal computers, inspired by the commercial proprietary Sid Meier’s Civilization series. The game’s default principles are closest to Civilization II, both in gameplay and graphics.

Got any more?

Now a day, Apple is one of the top brand in Technologies. It is a brand that design and markets Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and latest device iPad.

These apps help us designers and web-developers do our jobs from anywhere. Having the ability to manage a database or update your blog all from your phone can come in handy.

I hope these application will definitely make things easy, let us know if you have any other useful app for iPhone which you use and want to be featured in this list.

1) Photo Bucket

2) What The Font

3) Pixelpipe

4) Palettes

5) Typography

6) Ego

7) Nomina

8 ) Discover

9) Zeptopad

10) Font shuffle


11) Developers Tool Kit

12) CSS Cheat Sheet

13) Sketches

14) WordPress

15) Things

16) Colorexpert

17) Quickoffice

18) Tweetie

In today’s technology age, man’s best friend has a QWERTY key pad instead of four legs. For the academic, an iPhone can be a foe just as easily, with its various interesting but distracting capabilities. In order to use the iPhone to its fullest potential, learners should use it for work as well as play, and thanks to these application creators, that task is not only possible, it is fun as well. From reading worldwide news to creating budgets, from learning foreign languages to appreciating the arts, these applications contain everything you need to feed your superior intellect.


Know the market like the back of your hand…or the face of your phone! Keep up with today’s business news here:

  1. Reuters: Get the official Reuters mobile site on your iPhone or iPodTouch. Get news, sports, entertainment, business information and tons more.
  2. WashingtonPost Mobile: Read breaking news as soon as it’s released with WashingtonPost Mobile.
  3. Marketing Forecast: Marketing Forecast provides a continuous stream of forward-looking marketing and consumer insights from Ad-ology Research and other top research firms.
  4. iActu: iActu allows user to access the world information in only one touch. Discover more than 500 newspapers and pass from New York Times to Japan Times.
  5. One News Page: One News Page is a leading global news portal offering live news with more than 20,000 news headlines being added each day.
  6. NPR: This application gives you the option to hear audio podcasts like the NPR Hourly News and your local NPR Radio station news. Additionally you can browse all news stories by category including local news, most SMSed stories, story of the day, song of the day, politics, business, and science.
  7. CBS News Mobile: Read breaking news, and developing stories from CBS News.
  8. AP Mobile News: The Mobile News Network, powered by the Associated Press, helps you keep up-to-date with what’s happening anywhere, from your hometown to your favorite locale.
  9. ESPN iPhone: Get the most comprehensive sports coverage on your iPhone from ESPN Mobile Web for free, including breaking news and analysis, up to the minute scores, and more.
  10. NYTimes Mobile: The NYTimes application allows you to enjoy the professional journalism of The New York Times on your iPhone, wherever you are.


Don’t let anything go unnoticed when you leave town. To stay in-the-know, all you need is your phone and these applications.

  1. Speeek!: Contains over 1,500 useful phrases while traveling overseas. By simply talking into your iPhone in English, Speeek! will find the phrase and speak it in Chinese.
  2. Events Finder: Provides events from multiple event sources, such as Upcoming, Eventbrite, and TicketStumbler, all in one application.
  3. iSayHello: Speak German, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish or Polish. Choose your language course and off you go with the language travel guide. This easy-to-use talking travel dictionary with superb audio output is more of a vocabulary trainer and dictionary than a translation program.
  4. New York on Tap: New York on Tap was designed to help people find great bars in New York City. It’ll also help you locate the nearest subway and help you figure out where to go next.
  5. Payless Car Rental: Rent a Car using your iPhone. Travelers can view, modify, or cancel their reservation using the iPhone. “Call to Book” button connects the customer directly to Payless Car Rental’s call center.
  6. Bell Hop: Find photos, information, rates and more on this fast, easy-to-use lodging mobile search.
  7. London Travel Guide: Packed full of cool features our London Travel Guides are everything you that would expect from an electronic tour guide, only it’s free.
  8. Good Food: GoodFood by Goodrec is the best way to find great places to eat! See what other users love and hate.
  9. TripIt: Use your iPhone to access your TripIt itineraries whether you’re online, offline or in airplane mode. TripIt is the best way to organize and share your travel plans. Forward your travel confirmation emails to, and TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary for your trip, with detailed information about flights, hotels, rental cars and much more. It also includes maps, driving directions and local weather.
  10. SushiGuru: Take SushiGuru with you to sound like a pro when you order sushi. SushiGuru provides you with a searchable database of over 200 entries of Japanese and English names of sushi and sushi rolls.


The following apps range from learning about famous paintings by the masters to creating art through a variety of media.

  1. Art. Learn all about great artists and their works with this factbook app that also lets you quiz yourself to see how much you are learning.
  2. Art Gallery Premium. With over 7,500 works of art in their database, you can bring up your favorite famous work of art on your iPhone or browse to learn about artists you might not know.
  3. Art Envi Deluxe. Like having a giant museum in your phone, this app contains works by famous artists as well as specialized categories such as Japanese art.
  4. Kaleido. While not high on boosting knowledge, any art lover will appreciate taking photos and creating kaleidoscope effects with them.
  5. Photo Lab Daily. This free version allow you to take a photo with your iPhone and once a day you can use the Photo Lab tools to enhance your photos. There is a version available for a fee if you want to do more than one a day.
  6. MyPaint Free. Finger paint on a blank canvas or use one of your photos from your photo roll to find your artistic talent with this app.
  7. Pencil Pusher. This app allows you to draw as if with a pencil. Write, erase, choose from a variety of backgrounds, choose colors, and more.
  8. Bonsai. Learn the traditional art of bonsai care with this app that provides you the opportunity to adjust water, trim the tree, and monitor its overall health.


Whether you are a medical professional or just want to expand your personal knowledge, these apps are sure to provide plenty of knowledge.

  1. Taber’s Medical Dictionary. Touting 30% more medical terms than other medical dictionaries, this one offers definitions, photos, Patient Care Statements, and more.
  2. Registered Nurse. Any nurse studying for the NCLEX exam will love this app that provides a practice exam that tests you in over 20 different subjects.
  3. Normal Lab Values. Medical professionals or anyone interested in learning more about laboratory results will appreciate having normal values readily available.
  4. Medical Drugs. This app provides detailed information on hundreds of pharmaceutical medications.
  5. Diagnosaurus DDx. With over 1,000 diagnoses, anyone can perform differential diagnosis quickly and easily with this app.
  6. MedCards. This app replaces the laminated cards physicians carry around and also allows anyone interested in learning to have instant reference to such things as EKG values, Mental Status Exam guide, Snellen chart, and more.
  7. MedAbbreviations. Get over 13,000 medical abbreviations with definitions, explanations, a search feature, and more.
  8. Skyscape Medical Resources. Find all kinds of medical information such as drug information, evidence-based clinical information, medical calculator, and a med-alert based on a specialty of your choosing.
  9. Human Atlas. Geared for medical professionals, patients, and consumers, get a 3D explanation along with over 150 common medical treatments and conditions.
  10. Medical Exam. Whether you are studying for your medical exam or just want to have a profound knowledge of medicine, this app helps you learn from 14 different categories.


Don’t take life so seriously! Have a little fun with your phone here:

  1. Where to Golf: Gives golfers all the information about a golf course and how to get there. Whether on business, on vacation or in your home town, you’re only a touch away from finding the course you’re looking for.
  2. Tetris: Take Tetris for a spin on your iPhone and iPod Touch to experience new twists and enhanced graphics. Drag, Flick and Poke your way through 15 challenging levels.
  3. Sudoku: This application has more than 10,000 puzzles. So enjoy one of America’s favorite games, but try to get some work done, too.
  4. Crossword: This is a very thorough Crossword application with various levels of difficulty.
  5. Word Warp: Make words out of the six jumbled letters provided at each game’s start.
  6. Cube Runner: Think eSnakei for current generation telephones. Boatloads of fun, just don’t run your boat into the cubes.
  7. Topple: Topple is a quick, tower building game that is theoretically simple yet surprisingly addictive.
  8. Trism: A little bit like Bejeweled meets Tetris, Trism stands alone as a distinctive, fun and brain-taxing challenge.
  9. Wurdle: a Boggle-like word game available in the iTunes app store. The game is jammed-packed with features, challenging, and most of all, it’s fun.
  10. 400 Free iPhone Games: The perfect cure for boredom. This go-to site has 400 free games, from logic cames to old-school arcade games.


Keep these reference tools close so that you’re prepared to discuss constellations, the periodic table, or world facts.

  1. USA Factbook Free: This reference packet is great for anyone in a civics, history or political science course that covers the U.S. Access key documents, lists of the flags, state capitals and other stats.
  2. Stars: Anatomy students can use this tool as a resource when studying constellations.
  3. The Chemical Tough: Lite Edition: View the periodic table when you download this free app.
  4. Formulas Free: This app brings you free calculus formulas.
  5. iQuotations: Look up quotes to use in papers or just as general inspiration.
  6. Math Ref Free: Get free reference packs for geometry, algebra, trig, derivatives and more.
  7. AllTheCountries: Get facts about literacy rate, economy, population, area and more for every country.
  8. Your Rights: Use this app for political science courses or just as backup when you get into trouble at school.
  9. iTranslator: Study abroad students and panicked foreign language students can use this tool to connect to Google Translator, Babel Fish or Free Translation.
  10. Quickpedia Lite: This app makes it easier and faster to use Wikipedia.

Foreign Languages

Whether you are planning to travel or just love learning languages, these apps will help you learn to speak whatever language your heart desires.

  1. Jourist Visual PhraseBook English. Use this visual aid with 20 different languages to help you show the person what you mean. It also include the written phrase in both English and your target language.
  2. iTranslate Ultimate. Translate words between English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian, then have the words repeated back to you in the target language with this app.
  3. Translator with Voice. Get translations in 34 different languages with voice support on most of them.
  4. DragonDian. Use this dictionary to draw Chinese characters to quickly and easily find an English translation.
  5. WordPower Lite – Italian. This free app gives you one Italian word a day to practice and master by listening to audio, recording and playing back your own voice, and using flashcards.
  6. iSpeak Spanish. Translate between Spanish and English with this app that also allows you to hear words spoken in high quality English and Spanish voices.
  7. Gengo Flashcards – French. This app uses visual cues and the voices of native French speakers with flashcards to help you learn French. Take a picture of any object, then add the French and English words to it, and you have created your own flashcard to add to the stack.
  8. Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook. Whether traveling or learning Japanese, use this app to get over 600 written and spoken Japanese phrases.
  9. Byki German. Learn German in no time with this app that includes native speakers, quizzes, and a phrasebook.
  10. WordPower – Thai. Listen to 2000 Thai words for proper pronunciation and see the words and phrases in three versions–original Thai, Romanized, and English.


Let your iPhone guide you in general searches, job hunts and more.

  1. Inquisitor: This super fast search tool also makes suggestions for your searches.
  2. Search music, artists and more with for the iPhone.
  3. Repairpal: This app will help you find auto repair shop and support.
  4. Job Search:’s search application lets you find jobs by location and job description.
  5. SearchMe: SearchMe is a new way to search the web on your phone. Unlike all other search engines that return a bunch of links, SearchMe lets you see a “coverflow” of pages that match your search results.
  6. U.S. Historical Documents: U.S. Historical Documents contains over 100 of the most influential documents in U.S. history and they will be stored directly on your iPhone/iTouch. Quickly and easily find any text from any document with the fastest and most powerful search engine available on the iPhone.
  7. 3GPS OS 3.0: 3GPS OS 3.0 tells you how fast, high and where you are. Whether you’re climbing a hill, touring or running a marathon, with 3GPS OS 3.0 your iPhone shows your current altitude, speed and course.