Mossberg: 10 third-party iPhone, iPod touch apps to check out

“I’ve spent part of the weekend downloading and trying out dozens of the more than 800 new third-party iPhone applications that launched with the debut of Apple’s “App store.” The store is part of the new iPhone 2.0 operating system, which not only comes with the new iPhone 3G, but is also a free upgrade on older iPhones and a $10 upgrade on the iPod touch,” Walt Mossberg blogs on AllThingsD.

“These first applications range from serious programs for doctors and pilots to silly parlor tricks that take advantage of the iPhone’s motion sensors. One, called PhoneSaber, merely displays an image of a Star Wars-like light saber and makes varying light saber noises as you wave the phone in the air,” Mobberg writes.

Mossberg’s Ten iPhone Programs to Check Out

Direct link to video here.

Here are ten apps Uncle Walt thinks you might enjoy checking out, in no particular order:
• AIM
• MotionX-Poker
• TruPhone
• FileMagnet
• SpeechCloud Voice Dialer
• Movies
• Remote
• Where
• Pandora
• MLB.com At Bat

Read what Mossbrg has to say about each of the 10 apps he’s highlighted here.

We’ve found that Shazam and/or Midomi (both free apps) are real head-turners when showing off our new iPhone 3Gs. Both are music discovery programs that “listen” to music and determine the artsits and name of the song. Midomi also lets you sing or hum a song to find out what it is (it’d clean up on Name That Tune) along with other options.

27 Comments

  1. So, there are 800 apps now?
    If apple just released iPhone in 20 countries and the servers went down, what will happen in a few moths that they are going to release it on 58 more countries? and with more than thousand apps?

  2. I read somewhere that AIM uses an SMS message for each comment. Is that true? That could cost a fortune if one does not have unlimited SMS. I can’t remember where I read it but it is keeping me from trying AIM.

  3. Oh look… yet ANOTHER article on MDN repeating some unimportant schmuck’s idea of what the top 10/25 3rd-party apps for the iPhone are. Someone wake me up when MDN has some actual news to report/comment on.

  4. >If apple just released iPhone in 20 countries and the servers went down, what will happen in a few moths that they are going to release it on 58 more countries? and with more than thousand apps?

    Those countries won’t be launching simultaneously so there shouldn’t be any problems with the servers.

    >I read somewhere that AIM uses an SMS message for each comment. Is that true?

    That is definitely not true. Perhaps you misunderstood that AIM can also send SMS messages directly to cell phones in addition to sending IMs to other AIM clients.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.