There are a seemingly endless variety of applications for mobile phones, and many that don’t need you to buy the latest smartphone or newest handset. In fact, there are applications that will work well enough on your old phones so that you don’t need to upgrade to the power of the iPhone or Storm. So whether you dropped big dollars on the newest technology, or are trying to cut a few corners by doing more with your existing phone, there are always apps worth checking out.
While I’ve touched on a few apps in past columns, beginning this week and every Friday going forward I’ll try to compile the latest, coolest, most innovative and just plain interesting mobile phone apps. And if you find something interesting, drop me a note so I can check it out.
AP Mobile News App – Early this month at the Consumer Electronics Show the Associated Press showed off its AP Mobile News App, which is now running on the BlackBerry Storm. So if you’re a news junkie looking for your fix there is really no substitute for getting the news directly from the AP. Point your mobile device to: http://m.ap.mwap.at
Snatch – Mac users take note. This iPhone app turns the handset’s large touchpad into a control station for your Mac/PC desktop or laptop. While it might be easier to just go use the computer to use the mouse and keyboard, this lets you sit back and surf, type and even resize windows and zoom all via the touchpad. It can work over a wireless network, and connects to the server automatically using Bonjour, so no need for IP-addresses or network configuration. This app is available now from the iTunes store for $7.99.
App URL: hoofien.com/snatch.html
iJobs – This handy dandy app is one that might just get you a new job. It delivers job listings directly to your iPhone (also available for the iPod Touch), and it allows you to search thousands of sources from around the Web. Search via location including zip code, and filter by key categories (company, title, industry, employee type) and it even saves your last searches. Available from the iTunes store for $0.99.
Check back next Friday for news on the latest mobile apps