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.
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.
Spell Check is a Dictionary in Reverse
How's your spelling? That bad, huh? Download Achoom's Spell Check and you'll be okay.
There are several dictionaries in the App Store and those virtual dictionaries are exactly like the physical dictionaries, give or take a few extras that exploit the iPhone and iPod touch's unique capabilities.
Votara to traduki Angla en Esperanto Aplikajo
Sofweb's Esperanto is a votara to traduki Angla en Esperanto. (Softweb's Esperanto is a dictionary to translate English into Esperanto.)
You already knew that, I'll bet. That's what Esperanto is all about: It's a universal second language that is supposed to be easy to learn and understood by everyone.
Moneypedia: an Encyclopedia of Foreign Currencies
Moneypedia is a new world currency encyclopedia created by Bokan Technologies that features in-depth information on a variety of currencies from five continents. Now you can discover the historical significance of what is pictured on a whole host of different foreign currencies right from the convenience of your iPhone or iPod touch.
When It's Time for the Perfect Rhyme, Keep this App Nearby
Are you a dietician but aspire to be a musican? When you rap do people tell you it's crap?
Then it's time for Perfect Rhyme.
AliMusic's Perfect Rhyme is a dictionary for musicans, poets and people like Muhammed Ali, who need to rhyme from time to time without making it a crime.
Refference any Medical Abbreviation with Medical Abbreviations by QD Ideas
Designed for working medical professionals, the Medical Abbreviations iphone app by QD Ideas is a quick and easy way to access over 1600 different medical abbreviations right from your iPhone or iPod touch.
All the Important U.S. Historical Documents in Your Pocket
You don't have to be a history buff or scholar to appreciate the wealth of information contained in U.S. Historical Documents, from Standard Works.
U.S. Historical Documents contains more than 100 of the most influential documents in U.S.
WordBook Gets Right to the Point of Dictionaries
Wordbook English Dictionary & Thesaurus- As someone who writes for a living, I'm totally biased about dictionaries, thesauruses, synonym finders and the like. These are the reference tools of my trade and I'm as picky about which one to use as a soon-to-be bride in a bridal shop.
World Wiki Has All the Facts and Anthems Too
All geography students, fact lovers, travelers, or state department employees will love World Wiki Plus, the fact app that provides detailed demographic information on almost 250 countries around the world. Like the recently reviewed World Countries, World Wiki Plus's source for information is the CIA's world factbook as well as Wikipedia and a very clean and well-arranged interface make this app a pleasure to use.
Google Mobile App Lets Users Speak to Search
Google's Mobile App is freakin' awesome.
You can search Google's index using only your voice (no buttons to push and no keys to type). It's also location aware so that you can search for places that are in proximity to wherever you happen to be.
Cooliris Adds Tilt and Touch to 3D Web Browsing App
Cooliris, may change the way you check out media and information on your iPhone. It’s a fresh and edgy application that allows users to search for news and photos on a 3D wall. It’s set up in two different tabs Discover and Search.
bContacts: Not Enough Extras to Merit a High Price Tag
bContacts is an application that is supposed to help users organize business contacts and personal contacts by sorting them into groups and subgroups. Unfortunately, what sounds like a good idea in theory, falls flat.
1st Response: Emergency Kit is the Perfect Survival App
What can go wrong will go wrong. So it’s a good idea to be prepared. The 1st Response: Emergency Kit is a must-have for those who like to be prepared. It puts as much practical information as possible into your hands for unexpected situations.