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# 37543 14-Jul-2009 23:45
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Iv come across some great apps in the last few days, and i thought id share my thoughts on them. There has been forums on this in the past but they are a bit outdated. Prices in USD.

Shazam (free) - Hold ur iphone up to the radio or other music source, and this app will tell you what song is playing! Samples the audio for about 10 seconds, then shows artist, title, album. Links the song on youTube. Works amazingly well, i tried with a buch of obscure songs and it found them all. Requires internet.

AroundMe (free) - Shows bars, petrol stations, movie theatres etc near your location. It can show them on a map. Works suprisingly well, comprehensive database for NZ locations. I tried it out in my area, and it found all the places i could think of + more. Impressive.

Guitar Toolkit ($13.99) - Full tuner, fretboard, comprehensive chords database and interactive metronome. Lovely interface. Tuner works very well, better than my chromatic tuner.

Graphing Calculator ($1.29) - Scientific calculator with full set of functions. Can graph equasions ( y(x)).

Units (free) - Can convert between units. Includes imperial and metric. Covers distance, flows, temperatures, weights, energy plus many more.

Google calendar/contacts Sync (not an app) - This has been really handy for me, syncs ur google calendar with ur phone calendar. Also gave me a way to consilidate all of my contacts into one medium free database.

I would love to hear everyone elses favourite apps. Personally im not interested in games (would rather play on the PC), but feel free to post any that interest you. Most of these apps are things i would not think to search for, but im very glad i stumbled across them. Im sure theres many more that would be usefull to.

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  # 235484 15-Jul-2009 09:33
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i just downloaded airmouse and i am well impressed. Was $1.29 and i think it on special but it works very well, you just download it to your phone then download it to your server (Computer you want to use it on).

i also hot nzweather from the met service which gives you detailed info off met service and the tides etc. Which was also $1.29

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  # 235489 15-Jul-2009 09:48
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WeatherNZ ($2.59) - NZ based weather app.

Gas Cubby ($6.49) - Mileage and service tracking for multiple vehicles

BookSelf ($13.99) - eBook Reader that connects to

Starmap ($15.99) - Very nice night sky app, lots of settings and easy to use for people who know nothing about the astronomy (like me).

9 Toolbox (Free at the moment) - Conversion app that does currency, date/calendar calculations, unit conversion etc

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  # 235491 15-Jul-2009 09:49
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Stanza - great ebook reader, and free

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  # 235493 15-Jul-2009 09:52
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Well Ive had an Iphone for 12 months and have about 8 pages of apps.

Ill just list my most used and fav ones in this forum.

Geocaching App from Obviously fort the hobby of geocaching. $14

Twitterfon - Free Twitter client

WeatherNZ $2.59

TV Guide $1,29

Palringo- Multiple IM Client Free although there is a pro version

Colloquy IRC Client $2.59

Skype Free

Evernote Free Notes and cloud memos etc

Shazam Music recogniser

Zenbu Very good NZ POI finder

Facebook Free

Mobilcast ESPN Sports tracker-- Mostly cricket cricinfo Free

Quiockoffice doc and spreedsheet maker $17 excellent Most ive paid for in an app

Translator Language translater Free

Google Earth Free

Fring another multiple IM client Free

gpstwit Twitter client that sends location Free

Bubble wrap addictive gasme free NZ developed

Google Free

Netnewswire rss reader free
Mobilefiles   syncs files with idisk
reqall   reminder app  free
Vegas lite   free pool app   free
taptodo    to do list     free

These are but a few.

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