Best Free Apps Apps
Slydial Your Way Out of Awkward Conversation
I used to be queen of the perfectly timed phone calls. It's not easy. You have to find that perfect window of opportunity when you know the likelihood of getting a person's voicemail is greatest, but your attempt still appears earnest.
Amazon Mobile Remembers So You Don't Have To
Amazon.com is one of the first places I check whenever I'm intent on buying something (forget about the part that I often buy stuff I don't need).
I go to Amazon to research products, read personalized recommendations and the always-interesting customer reviews.
Step This Way, Your OpenTable is Ready
OpenTable claims to be the world's most popular instant restaurant reservation system, and with 8,500 participating restaurants and growing, it would be difficult to prove otherwise.
The company's Web site, which is free to register and use, enables diners to locate restaurants, find out whether the restaurant has seating available, book a table and manage their upcoming reservations.
Darts Game for iPhone Almost a Bulls-eye
Darts by Brian Hammond doesn’t quite hit the bulls-eye, but is still an entertaining free game for the iPhone or iPod touch. There are a lot of very nice aspects in Darts gameplay. It's just a few missing features that keep it from perfection.
MiniPiano app is just that
MiniPiano is the light-weight, free version of popular piano app Finger Piano, from developer JYProduct. Like its older, more mature brother, it's controlled by striking the keys on a virtual piano.
Joost Finally Picks Up the Pace
Joost.com jumped out of the gate so fast, not even the mighty Secretariat would have been able to keep up. But about the time Joost looked like a sure bet, it faltered.
Joost, which offers a wide range of free movies, TV shows and music channels, never really got going.
iTalk, It Listens, Voice Recorder from Griffin Technology
iTalk Recorder, according to Griffin Technology, the developer, is "WAY more than a voice recorder." That's partly true. Unfortunately, the "way more" part is still not enough to put it on par with many of the other voice recording apps in the App Store.
Easy Recipes Adds Spice To Your Life
Easy Recipes is a free application that gives you 50 new recipes right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Created by Robert Maran and Deidra Jones, Easy Recipes is incredibly user friendly and full of great ideas to make your next dinner party a huge success.
Vocab Lab Lite: Study for the GRE or SAT Anywhere
Kooapps, the maker of iLuvMozart, brings you Vocab Lab Lite, a small, free, vocabulary tutorial designed as an introduction to the larger Vocab Lab.
Now, there are a number of different applications out there that teach vocabulary, namely: SAT Word, WORDList, and Vocab Lab, each with their own Lite versions.
iSign Lite: An Introduction to American Sign Language
Created by Aaron Basil of iDev2 (makers of ABC Letters, ABC Sign, ABC Words, Animal Farm, Sound Box, and Tell Time), iSign Lite is a free, introductory version of the larger iSign. Direct descendants of ABC Sign, an application that teaches the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet to children, iSign and iSign Lite take a step further using 3D animated characters to demonstrate a full range of ASL signs.
TwitterFon is a Free, Clean Twitter Cient with Search
TwitterFon, by Japanese developer Kazuho Okui is, in the author's own words "a simple and fast Twitter client for your iPhone". Unlike other apps such as Twinkle, it has a plain, simple background, and really tries to stick to the basics - no geo social networking, no ability to "broadcast your location" - just a clean, simple Twitter interface.
SnapTell Explorer: You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover After All
La, la, la, you stroll into your favorite bookstore and you see a book that you'd like to buy. "Hmmm," you say to yourself, "Self, I wonder if this book is any good and better yet, can I find it cheaper somewhere else?"
So, you pull out your trusty iPhone and launch SnapTell Explorer, the free app you downloaded just the other day.
Files Lite: A Doc-Syncing Solution
Files Lite is an app that gives you the ability to sync docs directly to your iPhone. Along with the free download, you must create a connection between your iPhone and your computer for syncing files.
Memory App reQall Aims to Joggle Your Memory
There is no lack of memory-based services out there for the iPhone. Developers have jumped on the opportunity to use the iPhone as a tool to keep you up to date on your appointments and grocery shopping lists. One app that does this very well is reQall.
GoodGuide Fills Consumer Information Gap
GoodGuide is a new addition to the app store that marries truly useful information with its perfect match, the mobile platform. This is one of those apps that provides a solution many consumers have been waiting for — a comprehensive guide to the health, environmental and social impacts of everyday products like shampoo, cleaning products, sun screen, or medicine.