Utilities Apps

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.

Buy Mover+ on the App Store

Mover+ Makes it Simple to Share Photos Over Wi-Fi for Free

Someone infinitely more wise and insightful than myself once said that “the best things in life are free.” That maxim didn’t resonate with me until I became an adult as I realized I found the most pleasure in simple joys and pleasures.

Buy VoiceCalc on the App Store

VoiceCalc Says What it Means

Talking calculators, like what you get with  VoiceCalc, aren’t new—I remember owning one in the mid-80s—but this is the first voice calculator app that I’ve looked at for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Mortgage Calculators to Help You Buy Low and Sell High

Mortgage Calculators to Help You Buy Low and Sell High

Mortgage and loan calculators – A real estate agent told me recently that she’s seen a small uptick in house sales in my little town. Along with most Americans who own, or plan to buy, homes, my wife and I are always worrying how the current economy will affect us.

Buy Wifi Directory  (Wireless Hotspots Finder) on the App Store

WiFi Directory is a Cool Way to Find Hotspots

WiFi Directory — You can never have too much Wi-Fi, which is what makes WiFi Directory (Wireless Hotspots Finder) as appealing to me as a medium-rare steak is to my dog Henry, who will eat anything other than dog food.

Control Your Computer with Mouse / Trackpad apps for iPhone or iPod touch

Control Your Computer with Mouse / Trackpad apps for iPhone or iPod touch

Remote Mice and Trackpads – The last time I went to my local coffee shop to slurp a large Sumatra, with a splash of free Wi-Fi, I realized I had forgotten my wireless mouse. I’m not fond of using trackpads, especially the one on my Dell, so I broke out my iPhone and went to work with that instead.

Fast Web Free Gets Rid of the Frills and Speeds Browsing Action

Think of Fast Web Free as a no-frills Web browser that gets the essential info you want in a way that’s optimized for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Buy SoftLayer Mobile on the App Store

CloudLayer Storage Needs a Shinier Silver Lining

CloudLayer Storage, an app from SoftLayer Technologies, is free and includes 1GB of free storage. Everyone could use a little extra free online space, so, you figure there might be a catch.

Buy myAT&T on the App Store

AT&T myWireless Mobile is Great for Slow Times

In functionality, AT&T myWireless Mobile, is a nearly identical version of the company’s Web site. AT&T customers (and almost all of us are) can use this app to view and pay bills, view voice minutes and data usage, and add or remove features from their accounts.

FoneSentinel Keeps Close Watch Over Your iPhones

It’s late, do you know where your iPhone is? FoneSentinel, from Extreme Networks enables you to keep track of your iPhone (or more likely someone else’s iPhone). The $4.99 app is not only able to approximate the phone’s position using cell towers, but also pin it down to the exact location if it’s an iPhone 3G.

Simulate a Shuttle Launch with VoiceCount

VoiceCount by Solnet Solutions Ltd. is a countdown timer for your iPhone or iPod touch (2nd generation only). There’s not a lot to say in regards to an explanation of what VoiceCount does.

Undercover Discovers Your Lost or Stolen iPhone

iPhone gone missing? Time to go Undercover from Orbicule BVBA to locate it. Here’s how Undercover works: Using either cell tower triangulation or GPS, you can figure out where your device is in the event that it’s lost of stolen.

Buy Wi-Fi File Sharing on the App Store

Wi-Fi File Sharing Works, but Its Face is Glum

Count Wi-Fi File Sharing 2.0 from Impact Financials, among the now dozen or so apps to reside on the App Store’s shelves. Like many of those apps., Wi-Fi File Sharing 2.0, transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless hard drive, which can then be accessed over the same Wi-Fi network using a Web browser so that you can transfer files between your PC or Mac.

Buy Mobile Mouse (Remote & Mouse) on the App Store

Air Mouse Pro Pops, Locks and Loads

I haven’t been as enthused about an app as I am with Air Mouse Pro, from R.P.A. Tech, in a long time. Air Mouse Pro transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless air mouse, trackpad and remote control for iTunes and other apps.

Buy Rowmote: Remote Control for Mac on the App Store

Rowmote Will Make You Hug Your Macs

Rowmote - Most advertising and marketing messages I encounter registers as background noise somewhat akin to what you’d hear in a crowded mall around the holiday season. You see messages everywhere on your television, favorite websites, mobile phone, billboards, airline tray-backs, and even urinals.

Buy Talk Mail Pro on the App Store

Talk Mail Pro Talks, and You Listen, to Your Emails.

Whenever I think I've seen it all for the iPhone or iPod touch, along comes an app such as Talk Mail Pro from Apps that Rocks. Talk Mail Pro reads emails received via Google, MobileMe, AOL Mail — any IMAP-enabled email account — out loud.