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With over 50,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best ones. Best iPhone Apps guides the way, shining the light on over 200 gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. Author Josh Clark stress-tested thousands of titles from the App Store emporium to hand-pick apps that will make the biggest difference in every aspect of your life: at work, on the town, at play, at home, and on the road. Capitalize on your time with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with deliriously fun games. However you use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps shows you how to unlock its full potential and make the most of your glossy gadget. Apps to Help You:

  • Get stuff done

  • Connect with friends

  • Play games

  • Juggle documents

  • Explore what's nearby

  • Get in shape

  • Travel the world

  • Find new music

  • Dine out

  • Manage your money ...and much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. About the Author
  6. 1. At Work
    1. Best Apps at Work
    2. Getting Stuff Done
      1. Best App for To-Do Lists
        1. Things
      2. Other Apps for To-Do Lists
        1. Todo
      3. Remember the Milk
      4. Best App for Tracking Big Goals
        1. Goal Tender
      5. Best App for Remembering Stuff
        1. reQall
      6. Best App for Tracking Time
        1. Jobs
      7. Best App for Tracking Packages
        1. Delivery Status Touch
      8. Best App for Working the Web
        1. Google Mobile App
      9. Best App for Brainstorming
        1. iThoughts
      10. Outliner
      11. Best App for Shutting Out Noise
        1. SoundCurtain
      12. Ambiance
      13. Best App for Offbeat Inspiration
        1. Oblique Strategies
    3. Juggling Documents
      1. Best App for Editing Office Documents
        1. Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite
      2. Best App for Taking Notes
        1. Evernote
        2. WriteRoom
      3. Best App for Documents on the Go
        1. ReaddleDocs
      4. Best App for Swapping Contacts
        1. Mover
      5. Best App for Personal Databases
        1. Bento
      6. Best App for Making Recordings
        1. Voxie Pro Recorder
      7. Best App for Printing from iPhone
        1. Print n Share
    4. Making Calls
      1. Best App for Free and Cheap Calls
        1. Skype
      2. Best App for Reaching a Human Being
        1. Dial Zero
        2. Direct Line
      3. Best App for Voice Dialing
        1. Vlingo
    5. Advanced Geekery
      1. Best Remote Control
        1. Air Mouse Pro
      2. Keynote Remote
      3. Best App for Desktop Remote Access
        1. Jaadu VNC
      4. Best App for Personal Web Stats
        1. Ego
      5. Best App for Unit Conversions
        1. Convertbot
      6. Best App for Scientific Calculations
        1. PCalc RPN Calculator
  7. 2. On the Town
    1. Best Apps on the Town
    2. Wining and Dining
      1. Best App for Picking a Restaurant
        1. Urbanspoon
      2. Other Apps for Picking a Restaurant
        1. Zagat To Go ’09
        2. VegOut
      3. Best App for Reserving a Table
        1. OpenTable
      4. Best App for Selecting a Wine
        1. Wine Steward
      5. Other Apps for Selecting a Wine
        1. Cellar Rat
        2. Cor.kz Wine Info
      6. Best App for Mixing Cocktails
        1. Cocktails+
    3. What’s Happening Nearby?
      1. Best App for Local Recommendations
        1. Yelp
      2. Another App for Local Recommendations
        1. Goodrec
      3. Best App for Finding Your Friends
        1. Loopt
      4. Best App for Sharing Your Adventures
        1. Whrrl
      5. Best App for Finding Your Parked Car
        1. Park’n Find
      6. Best App for When You Can’t Hold It
        1. SitOrSquat
    4. The Silver Screen
      1. Best App for Movie Lovers
        1. Now Playing
      2. Another App for Movie Lovers
        1. Movies
      3. Best App for Buying Movie Tickets
        1. Moviefone
        2. Fandango
    5. Soaking up Culture
      1. Best App for Art Smarties
        1. Artnear Pro
      2. Best App for Finding Live Music
        1. Local Concerts
  8. 3. At Leisure
    1. Best Apps at Leisure
    2. Social Networking
      1. Best App for Facebook
        1. Facebook
        2. FriendSync
      2. Best App for Twitter
        1. Twitterrific
      3. Other Apps for Twitter
        1. Tweetie
        2. Birdhouse
      4. Best App for MySpace
        1. MySpace Mobile
      5. Best App for Instant Messaging
        1. BeejiveIM
        2. Palringo
    3. Books and Literature
      1. Best App for Reading Books
        1. Stanza
      2. Other Apps for Reading Books
        1. Kindle for iPhone
        2. Eucalyptus
      3. Best App for Keeping Reading Lists
        1. Next Read
      4. Best App for Finding Indie Bookstores
        1. IndieBound
      5. Best App for Literary Trivia
        1. Great First Lines
      6. Best App for Dictionary and Thesaurus
        1. Dictionary.com
      7. Best App for General News
        1. USA Today
        2. AP Mobile
        3. WSJ
      8. Best App for Sports Scores and News
        1. Sportacular
        2. MLB.com At Bat
      9. Best App for Stock and Market News
        1. Bloomberg
        2. DailyFinance
      10. Best App for Reading Comics
        1. ComicZeal
        2. Comic Envi
      11. Best App for Browsing Wikipedia
        1. Wikipanion Plus
      12. Best App for Reading Web Feeds
        1. Feeds
        2. NetNewsWire
    4. News and Media
      1. Best App for Reading It Later
        1. Instapaper
      2. Best App for Naming That Tune
        1. Shazam
      3. Best App for Personalized Radio
        1. Last.fm
      4. Other Apps for Personalized Radio
        1. Slacker Radio
        2. Pandora Radio
      5. Best App for Traditional Radio
        1. Wunder Radio
        2. NPR Addict
      6. Best App for Sharing Music
        1. Simplify Music 2
      7. Best App for Remembering Music Tips
        1. NoteWorthy
      8. Best App for a One-Man Band
        1. Band
        2. ZOOZbeat Classic
    5. Rockin’ Out
      1. Best App for Performing Live
        1. Leaf Trombone: World Stage
        2. Ocarina
      2. Best App for Robot Crooners
        1. Bebot
      3. Best App for Making Meditative Music
        1. Bloom
    6. Taking Photos
      1. Best App for Editing Photos
        1. Photogene
      2. Best App for Atmospheric Photos
        1. CameraBag
        2. QuadCamera
        3. Camera Zoom
      3. Best App for Panoramic Photos
        1. Pano
      4. Best App for Custom Postcards
        1. Postino
    7. Drawing and Design
      1. Best App for Sketching or Painting
        1. Brushes
        2. Sketches
      2. Best App for Font Fanatics
        1. WhatTheFont
        2. Type Drawing
    8. Watching the Tube
      1. Best App for Planning Your TV Schedule
        1. i.TV
      2. Best App for Watching TV Shows
        1. TV.com
        2. Joost
      3. Best App for a Media Remote Control
        1. Rowmote
      4. Best App for Mind-Expanding Videos
        1. TED
    9. For the Heck of It
      1. Best App for Achieving Zen-Like Calm
        1. Koi Pond
        2. iZen Garden
      2. Best App for Bond Villains
        1. Blofield
      3. Best App for Aspiring Jedis
        1. Lightsaber Unleashed
      4. Best App for Emotional Manipulation
        1. Ruben and Lullaby
      5. Best App for Elvis Sightings
        1. Elvis Mobile
  9. 4. At Play
    1. Best Apps at Play
    2. Arcade Games
      1. Best Arcade Adventure
        1. Rolando
        2. Toy Bot Diaries
      2. Best Wacky Save-the-Galaxy Game
        1. i Love Katamari
        2. Otto Matic: Alien Invasion!
      3. Best App for Innovative Gameplay
        1. Blue Defense!
        2. Eliss
      4. Best Tower-Defense Game
        1. Fieldrunners
      5. Best Music Game
        1. Guitar Rock Tour
        2. Saturday Night Fever: Dance!
        3. Tap Tap Revenge 2
      6. Best Retro Arcade Revival
        1. Galaga REMIX
      7. Best Pinball Game
        1. Monster Pinball
    3. Puzzles
      1. Best Action Puzzler
        1. Peggle
        2. StoneLoops! of Jurassica
      2. Best Tile-Matching Game
        1. Trism
      3. Best Stacking Game
        1. Topple 2
      4. Best Word Game
        1. WordJong
        2. Quordy
      5. Best App for Crossword Puzzles
        1. 2 Across
      6. Best App for Sudoku
        1. Sudoku Unlimited
      7. Best Maze Game
        1. Wooden Labyrinth 3D
      8. Best 3D Puzzle
        1. Zen Bound
    4. Gambling
      1. Best Poker Game
        1. Texas Hold ’Em
        2. MotionX Poker
    5. Strategy
      1. Best Game for a God Complex
        1. The Sims 3
        2. Pocket God
      2. Best App for Galactic Domination
        1. Galcon
      3. Best App for Urban Domination
        1. SimCity
      4. Best Chess Game
        1. Deep Green Chess
      5. Best Checkers Game
        1. American Checkers
    6. Sports
      1. Best Soccer Game
        1. Real Soccer 2009
      2. Best Basketball Game
        1. Streetball
      3. Best Golf Game
        1. Let’s Golf
      4. Best Handheld Football Revival
        1. LED Football 2
      5. Best Racing Game
        1. Ferrari GT: Evolution
        2. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
    7. Combat
      1. Best Fantasy Combat Game
        1. Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles
        2. Hero of Sparta
      2. Best WWII Combat Game
        1. Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes
        2. iBomber
    8. Taking Flight
      1. Best Flight Simulator
        1. X-Plane 9
        2. Glyder
  10. 5. At Home
    1. Best Apps at Home
    2. Cooking
      1. Best App for Finding Recipes
        1. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
        2. Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner
    3. Shopping and Errands
      1. Best App for Shopping Green
        1. Locavore
        2. GoodGuide
      2. Best App for Shopping Lists
        1. Shopper
      3. Best App for ID’ing That Thing To Buy
        1. Amazon Mobile
      4. Best App for Price Comparisons
        1. Save Benjis
      5. Best App for Finding a Bank Machine
        1. ATM Hunter
      6. Best App for Car Maintenance
        1. Gas Cubby
    4. Money and Accounts
      1. Best App for Checking Your Finances
        1. Mint.com
        2. Quicken Online Mobile
      2. Best App for Tracking Every Account
        1. A Personal Assistant
      3. Best App for Online Stock Trading
        1. E-Trade Mobile Pro
    5. Distracting the Kids
      1. Best App for Preschool Word Games
        1. I See Ewe
    6. Best App for Preschool Singalongs
      1. Wheels on the Bus
      2. Best App for Kids’ Jigsaw Puzzles
        1. Shape Builder
      3. Best App for Learning ABC’s
        1. ABC Animals
      4. Best App for Hidden Object Games
        1. Everest: Hidden Expedition
      5. Best App for a Virtual Doll
        1. iChalky
      6. Best App for Stealth History Lessons
        1. The Oregon Trail
      7. Best App for Young Entrepreneurs
        1. Lemonade Stand
    7. Playing House
      1. Best App for Home Improvements
        1. iHandy Carpenter
        2. Carpenter’s Helper Pro
        3. HandyMan Sidekick
      2. Best App for Picking Paint Colors
        1. ColorSnap
      3. Best App for Real Estate Envy
        1. Zillow
  11. 6. On the Road
    1. Best Apps on the Road
    2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
      1. Best App for Tracking Flights
        1. FlightTrack Pro
      2. Best App for Organizing Itineraries
        1. TripIt for iPhone
      3. Best App for Tracking Travel Expenses
        1. JetSet Expenses
      4. Best Apps for Subway Maps
        1. Berlin
        2. Madrid
        3. San Francisco
        4. Chicago
        5. New York
        6. Tokyo
        7. London
        8. Paris
        9. Washington, DC
      5. Best App for Commuter Railways
        1. iTransitBuddy
      6. Best App for Hailing a Taxi
        1. cab4me
        2. Taxi Magic
      7. Best App for Roadside Discounts
        1. AAA Discounts
    3. Travel Guides
      1. Best Apps for Traditional Guidebooks
        1. Lonely Planet City Guides
      2. Best App for Custom Guidebooks
        1. HearPlanet
    4. Languages
      1. Best Apps for How To Say It
        1. Talking: Phrasebooks
      2. Best Apps for Looking Up Foreign Words
        1. Ultralingua Dictionaries
    5. Exploring the World
      1. The Best App for Maps
        1. Google Earth
      2. Best App for Relief on the Road
        1. Rest Area
  12. 7. For Your Health
    1. Best Apps for Your Health
    2. General Fitness
      1. Best App for Dieting and Weight Loss
        1. Lose It!
        2. Weightbot
      2. Best App for Personal Training
        1. iFitness
      3. Best App for Sharing Fitness Feats
        1. Health Cubby
      4. Best App for Reducing Stress
        1. Breath Pacer
    3. Sports
      1. Best App for Running
        1. RunKeeper
        2. C25K
      2. Best App for a Virtual Treadmill
        1. iTreadmill
      3. Best App for Golfing
        1. GolfCard
        2. Golf by Zagat
      4. Best App for Cycling
        1. Cychosis
        2. Bike Your Drive
    4. The Great Outdoors
      1. Best App for Hiking
        1. Trails
      2. Best App for Bird Watching
        1. iBird Explorer Plus
      3. Best App for Weather Forecasts
        1. AccuWeather.com
  13. App Index