Visual preview of top 10 free iPhone applications

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Apple's highly anticipated iPhone App Store launched earlier this morning, spawning a user-generated list of the most popular applications available at no cost. This article previews the top 10 with links, descriptions, and screenshots.



Apple iTunes Remote



With Apple's new iTunes Remote app, you can control the music on your computer or Apple TV from your iPod touch or iPhone. Play, pause, skip, shuffle. See your songs, playlists and album art on your iPod touch or iPhone as if you were right in front of your computer.



Remote works with your Wi-Fi network, so you can control playback from anywhere in and around your home.



Features include:

- Control the music on iTunes or Apple lV

- See the album artwork on your Remote

- Search your whole iTunes library

- Control your AirTunes speakers







AIM



Mobile AIM lets you stay in touch with your friends and family right from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The app lets you communicate whenever you want, wherever you are, in whatever way that suits you best. Connect with friends and family and keep track track of status and presence updates in real time.



Features include:

-Send and receive messages over WiF, EDGE, or 3G networks.

-Connect to anyone on the AIM network worldwide, whether they're on AOL. AIM, ICQ, .Mac or MobileMe.

-Manage your Buddy List feature, choose Favorites, or add a new buddy anytime.

-Your changes are automatically synced with iChat and or Windows or Mac.

-View expressions and update status

-See who's available before you contact them

-Send IMs and SMS text messages -- even from an iPod Touch

-Take pictures with the built-in camera to use as your buddy icon



You can get started by signing in using your existing AOL, AIM, .Mac or MobileMe name, or register for a free screen name right from your device.







Facebook



Facebook for iPhooe makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Face book Chat, check your friends' latest photo, and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.



Facebook promises even more features will be updated in the weeks and months ahead.







Google Mobile App



Google Mobile App for the iPhone or iPod Touch aims to make it fast and easy to search the Web.



Find web pages, business listings, phone contacts and more with Iess typing than ever before via Google's intelligent query completion and handy search shortcuts which appear as you type. You'll get suggestions to help you complete your query, and can see the results on a map in a single click.







eBay Mobile



With the new eBay application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, eBay members can search, bid, and check their activity on the go. Buyers can sneak in that last-minute bid on a hard-to-find item, sellers can check on their sales, and everyone can act on timesensitive information on the spot without a computer. "eBay is now open for business anytime, anywhere on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch."







Weather Bug



WeatherBug puts live, local weather conditions from over 45,000 locations in the world on your iPhone or iPod Touch.



Features include:

-Severe Weather Alerts

-Weather Cameras

-Detailed Forecast

-Current Radar

-Satellite Maps







Twitterrific



Twitterrific is described as a fun application that lets you read and and publish posts (call "tweets") on tho Twitter social network. Stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers through tho exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?



Twitterrific's interface is clean, concise and designed to take full advantage of your iPhone or iPod touch. Please note, however, that the free version will periodically show advertisements.



Features include:



-Displays posts, replies and direct messages

-Post messages, photos and location updates

-Mini-browser for showing links

-Easy access to user profiles







The New York Times



This app lets you browse The New York Times from your iPhone or iPod touch wherever you are.



Features include:

- Access the latest news articles and photos

- Customize your news category display

- Read articles even when you are offiine







MySpace Mobile



If you spend large chunks of your life hanging out on MySpace, you're "going to love Myspace Mobile for iPhone" and the iPod touch.



Features include:



- Send and receive messages

- Browse your network of friends and see their current status

- Upload and share photos from your iPhone

- Post comments on friends' profiles and photos

- Stay up-to-date with bulletins

- Search to find new friends







AOL Radio



AOL Radio powered by CBS Radio features over 200 stations that span more than 25 genres plus 150+ CBS Radio status from across the United States. iPhone and iPod touch users will also be able to access an extensive collection of popular terrestrial news/sports/talk programming including CBS Radio's WFAN-AM and 1010 WINS in New York, KLSZ and KROQ in Los Angeles, WXRT in Chicago, WVEE in Atlanta and more.







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  • Reply 1 of 54
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    nice article, i would love to see top 10 games review as well...
  • Reply 2 of 54
    eduardoeduardo Posts: 181member
    Nice preview write up. I too, look forward a "top ten" list of all the different applications available.



    Does anyone know if NPR radio will also be available to hear on the iPhone/iTouch?
  • Reply 3 of 54
    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    You forgot to link to your own story.
  • Reply 4 of 54
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    I would assume that the iTunes Remote has a 'Cover Flow' view right? Please say yes!!
  • Reply 5 of 54
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,513member
    Nice to see these apps finally available... really looking hard at that iPod touch now....
  • Reply 6 of 54
    kasperkasper Posts: 941member, administrator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shanmugam View Post


    nice article, i would love to see top 10 games review as well...



    I'm working on this right now...If i can keep my eyes open



    K
  • Reply 7 of 54
    shanmugamshanmugam Posts: 1,200member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kasper View Post


    I'm working on this right now...If i can keep my eyes open



    K



    Thank You!
  • Reply 8 of 54
    I installed the remote and it keeps saying it cannot find my library? Any suggestions?
  • Reply 9 of 54
    stukdogstukdog Posts: 53member
    I hope there are more apps that are good just on their own.



    By this I mean, doesn't rely on an online service. Nearly all of these are just interfaces for online companies (NYT, Ebay, Facebook, Myspace, etc)
  • Reply 10 of 54
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    MySpace? Really? Okay?



    So does anyone find it weird that Facebook and Google have standalone apps when they have such great web apps? I guess dropping the overhead for display data will make things snappier.
  • Reply 11 of 54
    The NYTimes app looks fantastic. Does the app require you to have a login to view the whole article like their web site? Any noticeable or heavy use of advertisements?
  • Reply 12 of 54
    ivladivlad Posts: 740member
    AMAZING. Thank you!!!
  • Reply 13 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ringo View Post


    MySpace? Really? Okay?



    So does anyone find it weird that Facebook and Google have standalone apps when they have such great web apps? I guess dropping the overhead for display data will make things snappier.



    the google app strikes me as VERY odd, but the facebook one i can see use for, and praise the lord there is a myspace one, as myspace on mobile safari SUCKS! (unless there is a web app for that i didnt know about)
  • Reply 14 of 54
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Nice to see these apps finally available... really looking hard at that iPod touch now....



    Same here. 2ND Generation should be in 2 months- no? You think they'll do a white one as well?
  • Reply 15 of 54
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,158member
    Apps sizes are not as large as I expected! That's good, I guess 8GB will do just fine for now
  • Reply 16 of 54
    Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."
  • Reply 17 of 54
    Heaven help me, a version of Myspace that actually makes it usable? Scary.



    Quote:

    The NYTimes app looks fantastic. Does the app require you to have a login to view the whole article like their web site? Any noticeable or heavy use of advertisements?



    No login that I've seen. There is a banner ad across the bottom of the individual article pages, fixed position, above the category selection bar, roughly 60 pixels high.



    Quote:

    Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."



    Assuming the library you're trying to find is running iTunes 7.7, you're probably running into a firewall issue. If you have one enabled, either allow mDNS or disable it temporarily — others have said that once the connection is established and PIN exchanged, Bonjour is no longer needed. Not positive about that, but worth a shot.
  • Reply 18 of 54
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,158member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pyrofighting View Post


    Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."



    I guess you have to make sure you have iTunes 7.7 and make sure to enable look for remotes in iTunes preferences.
  • Reply 19 of 54
    Im running 7.7 and I have no firewalls. Thanks for the quick replies, any more sugestions? I have also tried renaming and that didnt work.
  • Reply 20 of 54
    cosmic68cosmic68 Posts: 13member
    Half those apps don't appear in UK iTunes store....





    bollox.



    AOL looked good. As did Ebay...



    Pants!!!
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