Dailymotion, a European competitor to YouTube, has come up with an excellent app that finally brings video content to the iPhone all via the Safari browser (YouTube videos can only be accessed via the onboard YouTube application). The iPhone-friendly portal page looks a lot like the YouTube app, and when a video is selected, a small information page pops up with the video thumbnail on the upper-left corner. There's a tiny Play icon on the thumbnail, and when that's tapped, the video blows up to full size and looks almost exactly like a video from the iPod video … Read more
If you do a lot of driving for your job, you probably have some system for recording miles that involves writing down your mileage regularly. The only problem is, those little papers and notepads get lost and nobody likes frantically searching through their glove box when it comes time to report their travel expenses. This little app for iPhone lets you record your mileage easily with touch controls that let you list the job, the distance, the date, and more. You'll need to register to use this free app.
iPhone link: http://iphonemiles.com
Got a question? This app for iPhone lets you put your question to the masses at the Fluther.com Web site. Whether you want third-party advice on where to buy children's clothing or the best recipes for chicken cacciatore, someone out there probably has the answers you need. You'll need to register at Fluther.com to start asking and reading the latest questions.
iPhone link: http://iphone.fluther.com
Web site link: http://fluther.com
One of the largest classified ad spaces on the Web is now available on your iPhone. Whether you're looking for a used car, a job, real estate, or other items, EPage offers easy navigation and photos of items for sale. The interface for browsing classified listings is excellent and a search feature makes it easy to find what you want quickly.
iPhone link: http://epage.com/js/iphone/index.jsp
Web site link: http://epage.com
If you have ever wondered just how much to tip your server after a restaurant meal, this iPhone app is for you. Simply enter the total cost, use a five-star rating system to rate your service, then select the number of people (if you're splitting the cost). We like this app, but question whether people will pony up $1.95 for a 3-month subscription to use it. Register with Kudit to get a 15-minute free trial.
iPhone Link: http://www.kudit.com/applications/tipcalculator/
Web site link http://www.kudit.com/
Probably one of our favorites for chat programs on the iPhone, Heysan lets you sign in on three different popular networks. You'll be able to log in to MSN, AIM, and ICQ for instant access to your buddy lists and regular chat commands. Yahoo and GTalk are coming soon, according to the developer's Web site.
iPhone link: http://m.heysan.com/
Web site link: http://heysan.com/
Have you ever been on a road trip trying to find a good radio station only to sift through tons of static before finding anything? With Griffin iTrip StationFinder for iPhone, random radio scanning is a thing of the past. To find the music to fit your mood on the FM dial, just touch the state you're in followed by the city to get a list of FM stations right on your iPhone. We would have liked a small description of each station along with the genre to get a feel for what we're choosing, but knowing which … Read more
If you have a taste for adventure and exploring the places you visit, check out this iPhone app that helps you find cool stuff in your area. Though the front page asks for a registration, you can click the "Try it now!" link to get a feel for Earthcomber. Simply enter your ZIP code or any city and Earthcomber finds all the cool stuff in that area, like parks, bars, live events, museums, restaurants, and tons of other stuff. With this app on your iPhone, you'll never say "there's nothing to do" ever again. … Read more
Want to get the best price for a particular book? Simply enter the ISBN number in this simple iPhone app to get a list of the lowest available prices from several sites around the Web. Though the interface for Booksearch.app is nothing to write home about, the functionality (and saved money) might help you overlook the...look.
iPhone link: http://iphone.campusbooks4less.com/
Web site link: http://campusbooks4less.com/