The iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 firmware have been out in the wild for over four days now. Since the App Store has opened up its doors, there are over 550 applications available for download.
At the center of the iPhone OS 2.0 is the App Store. This is a guide of some of the best free Applications currently available on the App Store, which you can access through iTunes 7.7 or iPhone/ iPod Touch running the 2.0 firmware. Here are 5 free applications that if you should consider:
Developed by Apple Inc, Remote allows you to remotely control your iTunes library on your computer or Apple TV. The interface is almost identical to the standard iPod interface found on the iPhone or iPod Touch however, Remote is controlling another library over Wi-Fi. The application is simple and the execution is great- it proves to be a very handy utility for DJ’ing or for being in control of whatever your home setup may be. A highly recommended download.
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Developed by Melodis, Midomi is a music search and discovery program. Simply launch Midomi, hum, sing or place your iPhone near a song you would like to identify and let the application take care of the rest. Once it is finished analyzing, Midomi will present you with a list of songs that match your entry, and you can preview them to make sure you’ve found the right one. This application, like many other Music Identification software sometimes works very well and other times doesn’t come close. Either way, this is the best iPhone application for it and costs $0.00!
Twittelator, developed by Stone Design Corp, offers a great free alternative to Twitterific. While Twitterific is the most popular Twitter client, the free version is unfortunately ad based. While the UI isn’t quite as nice as Twitterific, Twittelator gets the job done nicely with no advertisements. If you don’t mind the ad’s, download the free version of Twitterific or pay $4.99 for the premium version. If you are on Twitter, make sure you get one of these Apps!
AOL Instant Messenger is a great service for getting in touch with people instantly. Developed by AOL themselves, AIM for iPhone is a great application for instant messaging on your iPhone. The interface is clean and you can even change your Buddy Icon, set an Away Message or go Invisible. The only downside of the App is that the SDK doesn’t allow for Applications always running (for performance reasons), so once you quit AIM, you go offline. Expect an update before September, when Apple updates the SDK to allow for notifications (to applications not running) through their own servers- a topic discussed at WWDC.
Google Mobile App:
Developed by (you guessed it) Google, the Google Mobile Application is nothing but a dedicated search App. At first, you may think this is pointless, but once you start using it you will find otherwise. The application will help suggest all kinds of search results that are more relevant to you, where you are and what is on your phone. Totally free!
More details on the other updates found in iPhone 2.0 coming soon. If you have found an application you would like to tell us about, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below!