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Best iPhone Apps, 2nd Edition

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With over 250,000 apps to choose from, you can make your iPhone or iPod Touch do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. But how do you know which apps rise above the rest? The second edition of Best iPhone Apps guides the way, with an updated collection of gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. Author J.D. Biersdorfer stress-tested thousands of titles from the App Store emporium to handpick the ones that will make the biggest difference in every aspect of your life.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. Foreword
    1. About the Author
  3. 1. Best Apps For Work
    1. Get Things Done
      1. Best App for Quick To-Do Lists
        1. TaskPaper
      2. Best App for Tracking Goals
        1. Touch Goal
      3. Best App for Sketching Out Ideas
        1. iNapkin
      4. Best App for Sharing Big Files
        1. Dropbox
        2. MobileMe iDisk
      5. Best App for Tracking Packages
        1. Delivery Status Touch
        2. TrackThis
      6. Best App for Online Productivity
        1. Google Mobile
      7. Best App for Digitizing Receipts
        1. TurboScan
      8. Best App for Applying to College
        1. CollegeMapp
      9. Best App for Visual Thinking
        1. iBlueSky
        2. MindNode
    2. Work on the Go
      1. Best App for Working on MS Office Files
        1. Documents to Go
        2. Quickoffice Mobile Suite
      2. Best App for Taking Unique Notes
        1. Evernote
      3. Best App for Reading Documents
        1. ReaddleDocs
        2. GoodReader
      4. Best App for Scanning Business Cards
        1. ScanBizCards
      5. Best App for E-Business Cards
        1. SnapDat
      6. Best App for Speaking Your Mind
        1. Dragon Dictation
      7. Best App for Printing
        1. PrintCentral
    3. Make Phone Calls
      1. Best App for Saving Money on Calls
        1. Skype
        2. Line2
      2. Best App for Finding Business Numbers
        1. Business Phone Numbers
      3. Best App for Hands-Free Calling
        1. Vlingo
    4. Geek Out
      1. Best App for Finding More Apps
        1. AppMiner
        2. Appsaurus
      2. Best App for Desktop Remote Control
        1. Jump Desktop
      3. Best App for Password Storage
        1. 1 Password
      4. Best App for Monitoring Battery Time
        1. Battery Magic
      5. Best App for Updating Your Biz Blog
        1. BlogBooster
  4. 2. Best Apps On the Town
    1. Wine and Dine
      1. Best App for Previewing Menus
        1. MenuPages
      2. Best App for Finding Local Restaurants
        1. LocalEats
      3. Best App for Pairing Wine and Food
        1. Pair It!
        2. iPairings
      4. Best App for Choosing a Cheese
        1. Fromage
      5. Best App for Figuring Out the Tip
        1. CheckPlease Lite
        2. Propina
      6. Best App for Mixing Cocktails
        1. Mixologist
        2. Pocket Cocktails
    2. What’s Happening Nearby
      1. Best App for Sharing Discoveries
        1. Gowalla
      2. Best App for Finding Your Friends
        1. Foursquare
      3. Best App for Nightlife on the Go
        1. NileGuide What’s Next?
      4. Best App for Avoiding Parking Tickets
        1. Parking Mate
      5. Best Apps for Life’s Little Necessities
        1. ATM Locator
        2. CoffeeSpot Pro
        3. SitOrSquat
    3. The Silver Screen
      1. Best App for Movie Mavens
        1. Movies
      2. Best App for Movies on the Go
        1. Netflix
      3. Best App for Going at the Movies
        1. RunPee Mobile
    4. Culture Connoisseurs
      1. Best App for Locating Museums
        1. Mused
      2. Best App for Finding Local Events
        1. Goby
  5. 3. Best Apps For Leisure
    1. Social Networks
      1. Best App for Updating Your Profile
        1. Facebook
        2. MySpace Mobile
      2. Best App for Twitter
        1. HootSuite
        2. Twitterific for Twitter
      3. Best App for Instant Messaging
        1. Palringo
      4. Best App for Emoting in Text
        1. Emoji+
      5. Best App for Exchanging Contact Info
        1. Bump
    2. Books and Literature
      1. Best App for Reading Books
        1. Kindle for iPhone
        2. iBooks
      2. Best App for Finding Nearby Books
        1. Book Bazaar
      3. Best App for Perusing the Classics
        1. 3D Bookshelf Classic Literature
      4. Best App for Following Superheroes
        1. DC Comics
        2. Marvel Comics
      5. Best App for Word Reference
        1. Appzilla Reference
    3. News, Sports, and Media
      1. Best App for International News
        1. BBC News
      2. Best App for National News
        1. NPR News
      3. Best App for Local News
        1. Local News, Weather, and More
      4. Best App for Sports News and Scores
        1. ESPN ScoreCenter
        2. Sportacular
      5. Best App for Business News
        1. Thomson Reuters News Pro
        2. Bloomberg
      6. Best App for Reading Web News
        1. Reeder
        2. Info Junkie
      7. Best App for Reading Web Pages Offline
        1. Instapaper
      8. Best App for Public Service Channels
        1. 5-0 Radio Police Scanner
    4. Rock Out
      1. Best App for Internet Radio
        1. Pandora Radio
        2. Last.fm
      2. Best App for Traditional Radio
        1. Radio
      3. Best App for Streaming Your Music
        1. Z-Subsonic
      4. Best App for Belting Out a Tune
        1. Glee Karaoke
      5. Best App for Learning Chords
        1. GuitarToolkit
      6. Best App for Getting Your Groove On
        1. MegaSynth
      7. Best App for Requesting an Encore
        1. Sonic Lighter
        2. iHandy Flashlight
    5. Make Art
      1. Best App for Drawing and Painting
        1. ArtStudio
        2. Brushes
      2. Best App for Virtual Sculpting
        1. Phyzios Sculptor
      3. Best App for Temporary Brushwork
        1. Zen Board
    6. Enhance Pictures
      1. Best App for Improving Your Photos
        1. Adobe Photoshop Express
        2. PhotoForge
      2. Best App for Retro Photography
        1. SwankoLab
        2. Hipstamatic
      3. Best App for Taking Better Photos
        1. Camera One
      4. Best App for Underexposed Shots
        1. Night Shot Deluxe
      5. Best App for Wide-Angle Shots
        1. AutoStitch Panorama
      6. Best App for Sharing Photos Online
        1. Flickr Master
    7. Make Movies
      1. Best App for Making iPhone Movies
        1. ReelDirector
        2. iMovie
      2. Best App for Creating Cartoons
        1. Animation Creator
      3. Best App for Video on Older iPhones
        1. iCamcorder
      4. Best App for Streaming Video
        1. Ustream Live Broadcaster
    8. Watch the Tube
      1. Best App for Planning Your TV Time
        1. TV Guide Mobile
      2. Best App for Watching Vintage TV
        1. Hulu Plus
      3. Best App for Watching Live TV
        1. MobiTV
      4. Best App for Watching Live Baseball
        1. MLB.com at Bat
    9. Expand Your Mind
      1. Best App for a Meditative Mood
        1. Zen Master Bundle
      2. Best App for Future Astronauts
        1. NASA
      3. Best App for Busting Your Brain
        1. The Moron Test
      4. Best App for the Power of the Pen
        1. The Elements of Style
        2. Persuasive Writing Tips
      5. Best App for Thinking Outside the Box
        1. Creative Whack Pack
  6. 4. Best Apps For Play
    1. Arcade Games
      1. Best App for a Space Invaders Remix
        1. Space Invaders Infinity Gene
      2. Best Pizza Parlor Classic Game
        1. Wild West Pinball
        2. Glow Hockey 2
      3. Best Death Star Attack Game
        1. Star Wars: Trench Run
      4. Best Retro 3D Game
        1. Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum
      5. Best Vengeful Avian Game
        1. Angry Birds
      6. Best Mythical Creature Action Game
        1. Robot Unicorn Attack
      7. Best Facebook Crossover Game
        1. FarmVille
      8. Best Undead Attack Game
        1. Plants vs. Zombies
      9. Best Digital Dirigible Game
        1. Blimp: The Flying Adventures
      10. Best Mindless Time-Killer
        1. Paper Toss: World Tour
    2. Puzzles
      1. Best Ax-Wielding Puzzle Game
        1. Alio the Woodcutter
      2. Best Word Game
        1. Words with Friends
      3. Best Crossword Puzzle Game
        1. 2 Across
        2. Crossword Puzzle Pro
      4. Best Sudoku Game
        1. The New York Times Sudoku Daily
        2. Enjoy Sudoku
      5. Best Maze Game
        1. Dark Nebula
      6. Best Third-Dimension Game
        1. 3D Puzzle
    3. Gambling
      1. Best Online Poker Game
        1. World Series of Poker: Hold ’Em Legend
        2. Live Poker 7K Free
    4. Strategy Games
      1. Best Real-Time Strategy Game
        1. Land Air Sea Warfare
      2. Best Sliding-Puzzle Strategy Game
        1. Warship: Flight Deck Jam
      3. Best Tower Defense Game
        1. Sentinel 2: Earth Defense
        2. GeoDefense Swarm
      4. Best Chess Game
        1. Fritz Chess
      5. Best Checkers Game
        1. Checkers!
    5. Sports
      1. Best Soccer Game
        1. FIFA 10
      2. Best Basketball Game
        1. Crazy Basketball
      3. Best Golf Game
        1. Anytime Golf: Magic Touch
      4. Best Football Game
        1. Backbreaker Football
      5. Best Car-Racing Game
        1. Real Racing
      6. Best App for Fantasy Teams
        1. Fantasy Monster
    6. Combat Games
      1. Best Fantasy Combat Game
        1. Predators
      2. Best Historical Combat Game
        1. Great Tank War
        2. Battle of WWII
    7. Flights of Fantasy
      1. Best Flight Simulator
        1. X-Plane Extreme
      2. Best Space Combat Simulator
        1. Space Wars 3D Star Combat Simulator
  7. 5. Best Apps At Home
    1. Cooking
      1. Best App for Healthy Recipes
        1. Healthy Recipes
        2. The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook
      2. Best App for Pocket Cooking Lessons
        1. 20 Minute Meals
      3. Best App for Nutritional Information
        1. Nutrition Menu
    2. Shopping and Errands
      1. Best App for Mall Shopping
        1. ShopStyle Mobile
        2. Mall Maps Mobile
      2. Best App for Rocking Craigslist
        1. CraigsPro
      3. Best App for Online Deals
        1. PriceGrabber
        2. WootWatch
      4. Best App for Car Maintenance
        1. Car Minder Plus
    3. Manage Your Money
      1. Best App for Tracking Your Finances
        1. Pageonce Personal Finance
        2. Mint.com
      2. Best App for Mobile Banking
        1. USAA Mobile
      3. Best App for Sticking to Your Budget
        1. Ace Budget
      4. Best App for Trading Stocks
        1. E*Trade Mobile Pro
        2. iStockManager
      5. Best App for Home-Loan Calculations
        1. Mortgage Calc Pro
        2. CalcsPro Mortgage Calculator
    4. Distract the Kids
      1. Best App for Entertaining Toddlers
        1. Hippo Hooray Colors
      2. Best App for Being “The Cat in the Hat”
        1. Dr. Seuss Camera
      3. Best App for Early Education
        1. Teach Me: Kindergarten
      4. Best App for Digital Picture Books
        1. iReading Animation Stories
      5. Best App for Drawing Little Pictures
        1. Doodle Buddy
      6. Best App for Young Zoologists
        1. Baby Animals Encyclopedia Game
      7. Best App for Learning the Numbers
        1. KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun
    5. Home Work
      1. Best App for DIY To-Do Lists
        1. DIY List
      2. Best App for Buying Materials
        1. DIY Calculator
      3. Best App for Virtual Toolbelts
        1. iHandy Carpenter
      4. Best App for Handyman Jargon
        1. Handyman Glossary
      5. Best App for Decorating Ideas
        1. Dream Home
      6. Best App for Household Management
        1. HomeRoutines
  8. 6. Best Apps On the Road
    1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
      1. Best App for Booking Cheap Trips
        1. Kayak
      2. Best App for Organizing Your Itinerary
        1. TripDeck
      3. Best App for Stuffing Your Suitcase
        1. Packing Pro
      4. Best App for Tracking Flights
        1. Flight Update Pro
        2. FlightTrack Pro
      5. Best App for Stops off the Interstate
        1. iExit
        2. AroundMe
      6. Best App for Hailing a Cab
        1. Rocket Taxi
      7. Best App for Navigating Mass Transit
        1. HopStop
    2. See the Sights
      1. Best App for Visiting Big Cities
        1. MyCityWay Guides
      2. Best App for Admiring Architecture
        1. Modern Architecture Guide
      3. Best App for Oddball Americana
        1. Roadside America
      4. Best App for Maps
        1. Google Earth
        2. Offline City Maps
    3. Explore the World
      1. Best App for Globe-Trotting
        1. Fizz Traveller
      2. Best App for Speaking in Tongues
        1. Lingopal 44
      3. Best App for Blending In
        1. World Customs and Cultures
        2. World Factbook
      4. Best App for Sharing Adventures
        1. My Vacation
  9. 7. Best Apps For Your Health
    1. Medical Matters
      1. Best App for Healthcare Records
        1. My Medical
        2. WebMD Mobile
      2. Best App for Prescription Reference
        1. iPharmacy
    2. Fitness
      1. Best App for Dieting and Weight Loss
        1. Tap & Track
      2. Best App for Personal Training
        1. GymGoal
      3. Best App for Striking a Blissful Pose
        1. Authentic Yoga
    3. The Sporting Life
      1. Best App for Running
        1. RunKeeper
      2. Best App for Cycling
        1. Cyclemeter GPS
      3. Best App for Golfing
        1. ViewTi Golf 2010
        2. Golf Like a Tour Pro
    4. The Great Outdoors
      1. Best App for Hiking
        1. MotionX GPS
      2. Best App for Extreme Camping
        1. SAS Survival Guide
      3. Best App for Bird-Watching
        1. BirdsEye
      4. Best App for Sky-Watching
        1. Star Walk
      5. Best App for Gardening
        1. GardenPilot
      6. Best App for Weather Forecasts
        1. WeatherBug
        2. Hurricane
  10. A. Free Apps
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Special Upgrade Offer
  14. Copyright