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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Knot Time Features Show-and-Tell Demonstrations
Knot Time, from Dustin Thomas, is a simple app consisting of video demonstrations of how to tie commonly used knots. The knots are organized into four categories (general, boating, mountaineering and fishing) comprising 28 knots.
Teach any Dog with Dog Tricks and Bark Machine
If Fido eats your shoes instead of fetches them, Dog Tricks & Bark Machine could be useful for teaching him a few new tricks. It's an app from Robert Mann and Deidra Jones, which features training tutorials in one part and a sound machine in the second part.
Stanza eReader Opens New Chapter for Reading on iPhone
Put a sign that says "Free" on anything from a broken Beta VCR to a basket of kittens, and I'll probably take it home. When I came across Lexcycle's e-Reader Stanza in the App Store, I grabbed it, even though I seldom read lengthy docs on my iPhone.