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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.
Smart Dialler Quickly Manages Phone Numbers For International Calls and Texting
Anyone who has ever traveled abroad knows what a pain it can be sometimes to make long-distance phone calls. Quick, is it +974 for Bahrain or is it +975? Is that the number I dial for Bahrain when I'm in the U.S.
FileMagnet Is a Most Attractive App for File Transfer
FileMagnet from Magnetism Studios is a simple, yet elegant, iPhone app. Its primary function is to make it easy to shuttle files back and forth between your desktop and iPhone and it does that very well.
EasyWriter Pro Gives You Most of What You Can Expect For Now
EasyWriter Pro - I was surprised that Apple did not add a landscape keyboard mode in its latest OS update. It's such an obvious omission I wonder just what they were thinking. I waited for the recent OS, hoping beyond hope for landscape typing, even though I had already heard rumors of the features the update would include.
To Call Vocalia a One-Trick Pony is an Insult to Ponies Everywhere
You might be tempted to refer to Vocalia, a voice-recognition app from Creaceed, as a one-trick pony, but why insult the poor little pony who has never done you any wrong?
The idea behind Vocalia is that with a modicum of training, you can pull up the contact info of anyone on your contact list by speaking his or her name.
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.
FileSync Your Docs With iPhone App
FileSync offers a solution to the dilemma of not being able to view your docs when you are away from your computer.
You have to set up an FTP connection in order to send files back and forth to your iPhone - a bit of technical knowledge you should make sure you can master before you decide to part with your $4.99.
Briefcase Lite Has Too Many Holes
Briefcase Lite seeks to turn your iPhone into a briefcase for your docs (not that anyone keeps large files in briefcases all that much anymore, but that is for another day). But you will need to wait for an update or the full version if you want to give this app a try.
Save Time With Typing Genius
Typing Genius - Having trouble typing on the iPhone and iPod touch is always the first complaint that I hear from someone using it for the first time. Learning to type fast on the iPhone is fairly difficult especially if you are used to clicking buttons on your phone.
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.
SmartTime Organizer Promises You the Time of Your Life
Think of Left Coast Logic’s SmartTime 1.3 as a more powerful and adaptable to-do organizer and scheduler than similar apps and that pretty much sums it up. Where SmartTime Organizer really differs from other pocket organizers is in its flexibility to easily organize items on your schedule, prioritize them, accommodate unexpected changes and integrate tasks by simply dragging them.
Idea Generator - Shake out a few ideas
Say it's early Monday morning, and everyone at the ad agency where you work expects you to come in with some great concepts for the afternoon meeting with a client. The problem is you spent the weekend drinking beer and watching nine football games on TV and you're stuck for ideas for the client's new campaign.
Remember the Milk is Task Management You Can Count On
iPhone users have been crying out for a decent task/calendar utility application on sites around the 'net for months. The wait might be over. The popular web-based task management program Remember the Milk is now available to iPhone and iPod Touch users.
It’s no surprise that New York based Marco Arment’s Instapaper is such a huge hit with commuters and travelers. Readers who ride the train, bus, or subways will likely find Instapaper an essential part of their daily commute or journey.
Grocery IQ - Manage and Share Your Grocery Shopping List
The best utility apps are those that have proven themselves to be extremely functional aka time saving. Grocery IQ falls into this category by simplifying the often tedious and cumbersome task of grocery shopping.