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  1. #1
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    Best iPhone and iPod Touch Internet Applications

    1. Google Mobile App

    Search Google quickly using your voice and your location.

    Google Mobile App includes the following features:
    • Search by voice - speak your queries in American, British, Indian or Australian English accents, also supports Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Korean.
    • Just talk - simply hold your iPhone to your ear and say your query
    • My Location - avoid typing your current location when searching for nearby businesses (e.g. "pizza" or "starbucks")
    • Google Suggest - tap suggested web search queries and local businesses that appear as you type
    • Search history - quickly search again for queries you recently performed
    • Contact search - search your phone's contacts.
    • Vertical search - search Google Maps, Images, News, and Shopping

    Google Mobile App also links to Google's other applications so that you can easily navigate to them.

    2. Yellow Pages

    Yellow Pages has been reinvented. It auto locates where you are and gives you relevant search results based on your location. You’ll quickly realize why the OneTap search and usability optimization technology saves you valuable time and is easier to use. It also includes quick search shortcuts for most commonly used terms. This is hands-down a must-have 1st screen app for your mobile device.

    • Mobile device locates where you are and uses GPS to find your relevant local results
    • Interactive map with driving directions to each business
    • Modify your default location
    • Business results are displayed based on your current location
    • Find local businesses
    • Quick Searches: Shortcuts for most commonly used search terms like Pizza, Auto Services, Doctors, Restaurants, etc.
    • Tap on the plus sign to add business info to your Contact Book
    • Tap on the map for driving directions
    • Single tap-to-call option

    3. SkyGrid

    SkyGrid allows you to see and share the events, people, and topics spreading the fastest across the Web, right as they’re happening. SkyGrid is the best way to view current events right as they're happening.

    Most Popular Features
    • Featured Streams (the fastest spreading events, people, and topics across the Web)
    • Instant Categories (Sci & Tech, Travel, Business, Entertainment, and more...)
    • Make your own Favorites (save keywords you want to get updates on)
    • Make your own Favorites with Categories with just one tap
    • Sharing with Facebook, Twitter, and email
    • Live Streaming updates
    • Alert notifications
    • Instant viewing of the Web

    Key Highlights
    • SkyGrid "Featured Streams" show the fastest spreading events, people and topics, right as they're happening
    • SkyGrid streams information from all over the Web (mainstream news, social sites, blogs, etc)
    • The patented technology behind SkyGrid uses a unique algorithm that determines Information Velocity, or the events, people, and topics spreading the fastest across the Web
    • By determining what is spreading the fastest, SkyGrid connects you with only the most important events, people, and specific things you care about
    • Sharing with Facebook, Twitter, and email makes it easy to share the way you want

    4. Amazon Mobile

    The Amazon Mobile app allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to very quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on using a simple, yet elegant, interface. Amazon customers have full access to their existing cart, wish lists, payment and shipping options, order history, 1-Click (R) settings, and Prime membership benefits. All purchases made on Amazon Mobile are routed through Amazon’s secure servers just as they are on the web. All prices are in US Dollars.

    For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, the Amazon app also includes a new experimental feature called Amazon Remembers that allows you to use the camera on your iPhone to create a visual list of things you want to remember while out-and-about. The photos you take from the app are stored on both the Amazon Mobile app and Amazon’s website. If the item you want to remember is a product, Amazon Remembers will even try to find an product similar to your photo for sale on the web. If we do, we’ll send you an e-mail alert and post the result along with the photo.

    Amazon Mobile is great for:
    • Buying favorite new book while waiting for an appointment
    • Comparing prices from Amazon and thousands of other merchants to those in the retail store you are visiting
    • Shopping for the full selection of products available from
    • Purchasing and gift wrapping your holiday gifts while on the go
    • Browsing product images and reading customer reviews while on the bus or train
    • Tracking the status of a recently-placed order when you’re away from your computer
    • For the iPhone app, using Amazon Remembers to match and find a pair of shoes for sale like the one the person sitting next to you is wearing
    • For the iPad app, watching movie trailers and listening to music samples.

    5. iTeleport Jaadu VNC

    iTeleport gives you full control of your computer's mouse and keyboard while providing a rich visual display of your computer screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

    iTeleport connects to any device running a VNC server and is currently the only VNC client for iPhone that allows you to see all of your displays full-size, with no screen resolution limits.

    iTeleport provides:
    • A touchpad interface for mouse control and screen navigation
    • Remote and Modifier menus for access to arrow, function and special keys, as well as shortcuts to common actions
    • Easy setup instructions
    • A connection utility that automatically configures router and network settings
    • Support for Mac, Windows, Linux, and AMX Touchscreen Interfaces
    • Support for ultra-high resolutions -- we've successfully tested on two Apple 30-inch Cinema displays with a combined resolution of 5120 x 1600!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Re: Best iPhone and iPod Touch Internet Applications

    That's very nice list of all the internet tools that can work on iPhone. I hope these all work on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. However, if any one else is looking for some other applications that can work on iPhone or iPod touch then please visit this guide: Best iPhone and iPod Touch Application.

  3. #3
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    Re: Best iPhone and iPod Touch Internet Applications

    6. HippoRemote Pro

    HippoRemote Pro turns your iPhone/iPod touch into a universal remote for all your favorite Mac & PC apps. Pause iTunes. Fast forward commercials in Media Center. Advance PowerPoint/Keynote slides. Even control web apps like Pandora & Gmail! The built-in keyboard and multi-touch trackpad give you complete control of your computer in the palm of your hand. No more awkward, bulky devices. And the integrated web browser and Twitter client let you multitask and do other things without switching apps and interrupting what's playing. And because it works over Wi-Fi, you get superior range compared to traditional remotes without extra dongles or adapters.

    • App Profiles: Pre-configured controls for your apps. Dozens of built-in profiles (including gesture-based profiles), and new ones are added all the time. You can even customize existing profiles or create your own!
    • Multi-touch Trackpad: Multi-touch gestures up to 4 fingers, including 2-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom. In widescreen mode it's a great replacement for your laptop trackpad.
    • Intelligent Keyboard: Remembers what you've typed so you don't ever have to repeat yourself. Access to arrow keys, modifier keys, and function keys. Widescreen mode supported.
    • Game Controller: Handles all your favorite PC games, including ones that require simultaneous keyboard and mouse input.
    • Circular Scrolling: Scroll through lists or web sites with the iPod-like scroll wheel.
    • Auto App Switching: Launch or switch between programs with a single tap.
    • Login Manager: One tap to auto-fill login information for your favorite web sites.
    • Macros: Automate tasks by recording your own keystrokes and shortcuts.
    • Pause on Call: Automatically pause what's playing when you receive a phone call.
    • Battery Saver: Turn off the screen to conserve battery.
    • Wake-on-LAN: Turn on your computer from your couch.
    • Integrated Web Browser: Surf the web, update Facebook, check sports scores, and more, without switching apps and without interrupting what's playing.
    • Native Twitter Client: Tweet, browse links and stay on top of what's happening inside the app.
    • Boxee Gesture Pad: Control Boxee with flicks, swipes and taps on a touchpad tailored specifically for Boxee.

    7. Google Earth

    Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.

    With Google Earth, you can:
    • Navigate the world with a swipe of your finger
    • Swipe with two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain
    • Show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world
    • View geo-located Wikipedia articles
    • Use the Location feature to fly to your current location
    • Search for cities, places, and business around the globe with Google Local Search

    8. Free Wi-Fi Finder

    Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline! JiWire's Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone's GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.

    • Over 100,000 Free locations worldwide
    • "Near me" search based on your current location
    • Search specific geographic regions
    • Filter by location type (Cafe, Library, etc..)
    • Phone numbers and address info
    • Bookmark your favorite locations

    9. is now available as a native iPhone application. It is completely free with no advertising! Use it to measure the network speed of your iPhone or iPod Touch.

    Ookla operates using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With millions of tests performed every month across hundreds of servers, is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.

    10. Waze

    Waze is a 100% free turn-by-turn GPS navigation application that provides real-time traffic updates, plus all kinds of cool social and geo-gaming elements with Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare integration, that actually make commuting fun. Wazers can actively update one another on traffic, police traps, construction, speedcams and more - and because it’s user-generated, the more people who use it, the better (and more addicting) it gets!

    • Turn-by turn directions
    • Real-time traffic updates
    • Constantly-updated road map
    • Automatic re-routing + personalized alternative routes
    • Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter integrations
    • Picture sharing from the road (to Twitter and Facebook as well)
    • Ping-a-wazer
    • User contribution scoreboard + fun geo-games

  4. #4
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    May 2008

    Re: Best iPhone and iPod Touch Internet Applications

    11. Wikipanion

    Accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking that not only bookmarks individual entries, but individual sections within an entry. Featuring intelligent features such as:
    • Table of contents browser that knows where you are in the page
    • Multiple search methods including Smart completion with entry preview, Google searching and a full text Wikipedia search
    • Dual language searching and language switching (hiding languages you don't care about)
    • Bookmark, including bookmarking individual sections of pages
    • History, grouped by last visit date
    • Full in-page searching
    • Wiktionary dictionary term looking without leaving the current page
    • Table based category browsing
    • Interactive font resizing
    • Image saving to the Photo library
    • Ogg vorbis audio playback for dictionary pronunciations and other audio content available on Wikipedia
    • Contextual knowledge for sending links to specific sections in a Wikipedia entry
    • Easily turn on automatic focusing of the search field on launch

    1. To scroll to the top of a Wikipedia entry, hit the title bar at the top of the iPhone's screen (this works in Safari too).
    2. Click into the search bar to cancel a page load request.

    12. Reeder

    Google Reader Client
    • Syncs with Google Reader
    • Browse by feed or folders
    • Manage starred items, notes
    • Support for shared items and friends' shared items
    • Mark as unread
    • Image caching
    • State saving
    • Slider control for list entries:
    • slide to right to toggle read/unread
    • slide to left to toggle starred/unstarred
    • Option to order by oldest first (for unread items)
    • Sync status bar: tap to minimize, tap the sync icon to maximize

    • Send to Instapaper or ReadItLater
    • Save to Delicious or Pinbard
    • Post to Twitter
    • In-app email for sharing articles
    • Instapaper and Google Mobilizer
    • Open with Safari
    • Copy Link

    13. wikiHow

    Bonus feature: The application includes the ‘wikiHow Survival Kit,’ a collection of articles to get you through life's most difficult situations. Includes articles on first aid such as CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, treating burns and bleeding. It also contains wilderness life-savers like how to build a fire or find North without a compass. And you never know when you might need some of the more "unexpected scenario" articles like how to escape from a bear, how to regain control of a spooked camel, or how to survive a riot. Because you never know when you will need this information , the wikiHow Survival Kit is always available - with or without a cellular connection or a Wi-Fi network

    With wikiHow for iPhone, you can also:
    • Read the "how to of day" in our featured articles.
    • Search for how-to articles on any of the over 75,000 topics on wikiHow
    • Bookmark articles for later reading (bookmarked articles are saved to your phone for offline reading)
    • Watch YouTube videos that accompany selected articles.

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