My 10 Geekiest iPhone AppsApple, Application, iPhone, iPod October 3rd, 2008
These are no particular order and 2 of them aren’t able to be purchased anymore.
- Air Sharing ($6.99) – Air Sharing is one of the applications on this list that I actually haven’t had much use for. I originally downloaded it when it was first released to the App Store because it was available for free then and I figured I should download it. The app is very interesting, it allows you to share files with your iPhone over the network so essentially it turns your iPhone into a wireless network drive with the ability to view those files on the device itself. I haven’t had much use for it though becasue I surprisingly don’t spend a lot of time with documents. Most of my work is done in the browser and the rare occasions when I use any type of document it doesn’t really make much sense to really take that on the go with me. But, you can’t deny that it isn’t geeky.
- Byline ($9.99) – Byline is an RSS reader that syncs with Google Reader. The greatest thing about being a geek is always knowing what’s going on in the particluar space you are a geek for (like tech) I spend hours reading about the latest and greatest and Byline helps me do that wherever I am.
- NetShare (Unavailable) – NetShare might be the ultimate in geeky iPhone apps, especially since it is no longer available in the App Store. NetShare let’s you share your iPhones internet connection (EDGE, or 3G) over Wifi with other computers. It’s a little difficult to get it set up with all the applications that you may use but once it is working it is almost magical.
- Pandora Radio (Free) – All the geeks I know love music and one of their primary ways of discovering new music is through Pandora. Just put in the name of a song or band you like and Pandora will make a custom internet radio station with songs similar to your input.
- Podcaster (Unavailable) – Podcaster was actually one of those apps that was rejected from the App Store but if you were lucky enough to purchase it before Apple took the developers ability to distribute away you are probably one happy camper. The app let’s you take iTunes out of the equation in regards to podcast aggregation, downloading the podcasts directly to the device rather than to your computer then syncing with your device. It makes podcast consumption just that much easier.
- Remote (Free) – An Apple developed application it lets you control your iTunes library over the network, almost mimicing the iPod app on the iPhone except the content is played through the computer iTunes is installed on. Combining this with a couple of Airport speakers makes whole home audio a breeze.
- Simplify Media (Free) – Simplify Media was one of those cool apps on the desktop that let’s you share your iTunes library with your friends over the internet, but with the iPhone app you can view those shared libraries on your iPhone. Listen to music on your home computer over the internet or listen to a friends iTunes library instead.
- Spore Origins ($9.99) – All of us geeks seem to love Spore (that is unless they are hardcore gamers, in that case they criticize the game for being 5 poorly made games slapped together into one box) but Spore Origins is the mini sized version of that game (only allowing you to do, in my opinion, the second most fun part of the full game). Spore Origins lets you do the entire cell section of the game, with beautiful graphics and great sound it’s the go to demo for the geek who wants to show off their cool gadget (and we all know we like showing off our cool new gadgets).
- Star Wars The Force Unleashed ($9.99) – It’s a Star Wars game, on the iPhone, do I have to explain why this is geeky?
- Summizer ($2.99) – Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, all day long, but what if you not only want to see what your friends are saying but want to know what everyone is saying about a specific topic, that’s where Summizer comes in. It let’s you search Twitter from your iPhone and save those searches that you perform regularly. Want to know what people are saying about Sarah Palin? That’s exactly what Summizer is for.