Reference Apps

When people say the iPhone puts the world in your pocket, they’re talking about Reference apps. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Reference for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of reference applications from the App Store.


Buy Landscaper's Companion - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide on the App Store

Landscaper's Companion Gets You Ready for Spring Planting

Spring is finally here and with it comes an app of great proportions for amateur gardeners and botanists. Landscaper’s Companion is a reference guide to more than a 1,000 plants in every category – perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, groundcover, ornamental grasses and more.

mPassport Paris Helps You Find Medical Assistance in the City of Lights

mPassport Paris – One of my biggest fears, beyond losing my wallet or passport, when traveling abroad is that I might be injured in an accident, come down with a serious bug or get some other illness.

Paris 3D Presents a New Way to Discover the City of Lights

Paris 3D is more than just an awesome map app, it's a practical guidebook for discovering Paris on foot, in a car, or from your living room.

Buy iAM on the App Store

iAm: Explore the Great I Am Through Quotes and Photos

iAm is an inspirational app designed to provide users with a guide for spiritual meditation and contemplation. The app uses stunning photography and more than 200 quotes from recognized authorities around the globe.

Buy MyNewPlace – Find Apartments & Houses For Rent on the App Store

MyNewPlace Helps Apartment Hunters Organize Their Search

MyNewPlace.com is a website that connects renters with apartments. The site claims to list 6 million apartments in 20 major metropolitan areas so far — including my home town Long Beach, CA.

Buy iBird West Guide to Birds on the App Store

iBird Explorer Western: A Beautiful View From Above

At some point in your life you hear the sweet or annoying sounds of a bird yet to be identified. If you love birds and the sounds they make, and live or travel in the Western Region of North America, iBird Explorer Western iPhone app by the Mitch Waite Group is a wonderful resource to have available.

Buy Bible Shaker on the App Store

Bible Shaker: Spiritual Guidence At Hand

Every day millions of people throughout the world tap into some form of daily inspiration. Many are searching for spiritual guidance. Some the surprise and randomness of inspiration acquired from sources like a daily horoscope. For many Christians that spiritual guidance is often found in the verses of the Bible.

Buy Toast 2 Toast on the App Store

Find The Right Words With Toast 2 Toast

Special occasions are all about the mood. Everyone wants to say just the right thing to make the even truly memorable. Some people quote Shakespeare others Einstein, Jefferson, or Franklin at special engagements or dinners. Well if you’re short on words or your memory is in a tongue twist Toast 2 Toast will help you find the right things to say.

Buy Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus on the App Store

Dictionary.com Speaks So You Can Understand

Dictionary apps are a a buck a dozen in the App Store. Dictionary.com—Dictionary & Thesaurus, from the Web site of the same name,  is not your usual dictionary. This one speaks — at least most of the time.

Laundry Pro Helps Sort Your Laundry

Laundry Pro Helps Sort Your Laundry

I’ll find any excuse not to do the laundry, so Laundry Pro isn’t going to live on my iPhone for very long. Whenever my wife calls me “Honey,” I run because it’s a sure sign there’s work to be done. Even so, Jamasan Software’s app will be useful to anyone who isn’t as lazy and careless as I am.

Buy WebMD – Trusted Health and Wellness Information on the App Store

WebMDmobile Medical Information On The Go

Sometime over the past 10 years just about everyone has sat down at their computer and visited the WebMD website seeking information for a remedy or relief from an injury or illness. With the WebMDmobile iPhone app from WebMD, LLC you can now access that same information conveniently on your iPhone.

Worlds of Words with WordDigest English Dictionary Thesaurus and Spell Checker

Worlds of Words with WordDigest English Dictionary Thesaurus and Spell Checker

You may not use words like penurious or avaricious on a daily basis but you might read them casually in a story like this. If context clues aren’t enough WordDigest English Dictionary, Thesaurus and Spell Checker could be the fastest way to find the definition.

Buy Yellow Pages on the App Store

Yellow Pages: Fingers, Walking. You Know the Drill

With the web-browsing abilities of the iPhone, it's generally pretty easy to find a phone number; a little Googling will usually get you what you need. That being said, Yellow Pages by Avantar conveniently makes it even easier to find whatever it is you're looking for.

Wundrbar Seeks to Unify Web Apps

Wundrbar seeks to simplify your web browsing experience by offering some of the top web sites and information all inside one app. It has promise as a way to deliver more iPhone-friendly content gathered across the web for easy access. With more customization features, Wundrbar could be an app to contend with and simplify the vast amount of information available on the iPhone.

Buy Yahoo Search on the App Store

Yahoo Search App is a Speedy Way to Comb the Web

Yahoo! Search for iPhone is a speedy mobile search app that enables you to get where you're going to on the Web —pronto.
Enter a term into the search bar and Yahoo! Search will start suggesting sites as you type.