From alarm clocks to flashlights, utilities are some of the most useful apps in the App Store. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Utilities for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of utility applications from the App Store.
Intermedia Launches Mobile App to Securely Manage Cloud Services
Intermedia recently launched mobile HostPilot, a mobile app for securely provisioning and managing cloud services, including hosted Exchange, online backup and mobility. The company's award-winning HostPilot® Control Panel is now available as a mobile app on Android 2.1+ and iOS version 3.0+ devices -- including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Rule over your iPhone with an iron fist with System Status 3.0
Jiri Techet., an innovative independent mobile application developer, has today announced the recent release of an updated version of System Status for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Add Flair to Your Device With Pimp Your Screen
If you want fun and even outrageous images and backgrounds readily available to liven up your mobile iOS device, then Pimp Your Screen pretty much has it all. A rather nifty utility for sprucing up backgrounds, creating app shelves, and making home and lock screens with flair, Pimp Your Screen provides an easy way to customize your iPhone or iPad with various images and themes.
KipCall Connects to Your Facebook Contacts By Phone or Email
iPhone apps already access Facebook to sync profile pics and manage contact information. But KipCall offers more - the ability to make free calls to FB friends.
Speed Dial Images Helps Find Your Contacts Faster
One of the beautiful things about the iPhone is the endless utility apps that allow you to customize how you use your phone and improve ease of use. One such option specifically designed for people who actually use their phone to call people is Speed Dial Images.
Group Messaging with Top Utility SMS
If you’re convinced text messaging is the best way to communicate with friends, family, and even co-workers, then having a utility app that manages your messages may be useful. SMS management is the purpose behind Top Utility SMS for iPhone, a messaging app that incorporates groups, favorites, and GPS location into the iPhone’s messaging capabilities.
Access Your Computer Anywhere With Remote Desktop Apps for iPhone and iPad
This article has been updated for 2011 with even more of the best apps for turning your iOS device into a remote desktop client. Originally written with the idea of using the iPhone for remote access, most of the features in these applications apply equally to iPod touch and iPad devices.
RoomRuler! Gives a Little Room Re-Do Assistance
RoomRuler! is an app with a nifty concept that could come in handy when decorating a room. Basically, the app is designed to let users take photos and then it applies a built-in algorithm to calculate the approximate dimensions of a room.
Measure Faraway Objects with SpectaRuler
SpectaRuler is a very clever utility that allows the user to measure the distance, height, and elevation of objects. How is this possible without actually walking up to the object with a massive tape measure?
Get Basic Device Info with System Manager
System Manager for iPhone is an inexpensive app that provides information about your device’s use that you can’t get in any native application—specific information about memory use, disk space, battery life, and device identification.
Battery Boost Magic App is an Essential iPhone Maintenance Utility
Do you need Battery Boost Magic?
Stop reading this review if:
you don't care how much time you have left to talk on your iPhone, play videos or audios, or surf the Web;
you really don't mind if your iPhone or iPad battery doesn't get fully charged;
a smudgy screen doesn't bother you much; and
you don't think there's a point to preserving your battery life.
Ringtone Designer Pro: Create Unlimited Ringtones for Your iPhone
Ringtone Designer Pro — The ringtone on your iPhone says a lot about you. Choose the wrong ringtone and your otherwise hip iPhone will become a loud label announcing your inner geek. Unfortunately, sometimes, the only way to get the perfect snippet of sound is to create your own ringtone.
Alarm Clock Pro Works Like a Charm
Amongst my favorite apps for iPhone are the truly purposeful ones that render the iPhone a convenient multi-purpose device. Granted, a good many practical utilities come as default installations but the free and paid alternatives for some of them offer a few better features.
Control Your PC with Jumi Mouse
JumiMouse Plus enables near total control of your PC. For Windows machines a user can control the mouse, enter text, or take over other programs.
JumiMouse works well at working as a touch-mouse remote for a computer, which is an ideal way to control things such as media playback or simple scrolling.
Earthquake Preparedness With iPhone and Quake SOS
Though I’ve seen a pretty wide variety of iPhone apps in every category and admittedly don’t know all of them by a long shot, Quake SOS is the first app I’ve seen that is designed for use in a natural disaster emergency.