Essential iPhone Apps 11 February 2009

Today I decided that having over 60 apps installed on my iPhone was a bit much, so I did some pruning. This made me think about which ones I couldn’t live without and there now follows a list of the top 5…

Things

Things

I’ve been using the desktop version of Things for ages now and have come to rely on it for keeping my life organised. The iPhone version complements it perfectly and allows me to keep track of tasks and add new ones when I’m away from the computer.

Download Things at the iTunes store

Fieldrunners

Fieldrunners

Ever since Kev introduced me to PixelJunk Monsters on his PS3, I’ve had a serious weakness for tower defence games. I’ve tried a few on the iPhone, including Mote Massacre and The Creeps, but Fieldrunners is the one I keep going back to. It saves your progress automatically after each wave so it’s perfect for a quick game on the bus (or while waiting for your wife to come out of a changing room when clothes shopping).

Download Fieldrunners at the iTunes store

Helipad

Helipad

Helipad is an online notebook which is ideal for scribbling down lists and making quick notes. The iPhone app allows you to keep all your notes synchronised and accessible from anywhere - ideal for shopping lists, train spotting (probably) and keeping handy reference notes.

Download Helipad at the iTunes store

iSSH

iSSH

iSSH is a near perfect SSH client for the iPhone. It even supports the use of an RSA or DSA key for passwordless logins and you can have it run a command after it connects as well. I mostly use it with screen and Irssi for chatting on IRC while I’m out and about or too lazy to get off the sofa but it’s also come in handy a few times when I’ve had to connect to a server and restart something in a hurry.

Download iSSH at the iTunes store

TwitterFon

TwitterFon

This is my current favourite iPhone Twitter client. Not much else to say apart from it handles links nicely, has a search interface and doesn’t cost a penny.

Download TwitterFon at the iTunes store

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