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A list of useful mobile apps that bring excellent features to your phone. Enjoy!

1 UnwiredBuyer – Receive last minute eBay notifications and place bids directly from your mobile. Definitely a must-have for every eBay junkie. (US and Canada).

2. [NO LONGER WORKS] Soonr – Need to access your PC directly from the handset? Enter Soonr, a free mobile client that brings remote PC access to your phone: search files, view documents, check emails, run programs and more. US only.

3. Mosio – How old is Yoda? What was Einstein’s IQ? … and for all other questions simply send SMS to Mosio and get a quick reply shortly after. US only.

4. Plusmo – Super-fast mobile feedreader with lots of cool features. Another similar app is Viigo.

5. Fring – Really cool mobile app that lets you place free calls or chat with anyone from your Skype, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN, Twitter, or SIP contacts. Video Demo. You can also get same stuff with Nimbuzz.

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6. [NO LONGER WORKS] Mobical – Over-the-air mobile data backup and restore service. Store and backup your contacts, synchronize data between multiple handsets and more.

7. Jajah – Dirt-cheap international call from your handset. Video Demo.

8. AllFreeCalls – Not just dirt-cheap but totally free international calls to over 50 countries. Available in US, UK, and Ireland.

9. Emoze – This one lets you push emails to your mobile. Works both with web-based emails (Gmail) and desktop clients (Outlook). I have covered a bunch of email to mobile apps 4 Easy (and different) Ways to Forward Emails to your Mobile 4 Easy (and different) Ways to Forward Emails to your Mobile Read More here.

10. Directory Services – These services offer everything from the nearest Dominos and Movie theater schedules to the driving directions and maps to any address of your choice. There are plenty of good ones: Free411, Goog411, TellMe, and DialDirections. Although i have to warn you in advance, all of them are for the US only. European? See below.

11. Google SMS – Via SMS directory service with lots of extra features: dictionary lookup, currency converter, translations, flight schedules, stock quotes, etc. . Europeans can try Google SMS.

12. Foonz – Handy service to make group calls and send group SMS messages for free.

13. [NO LONGER WORKS] Nutsie – This ingenious app brings your iTunes music library to your mobile. Video Demo. Also check out MunduRadio to access hundreds of digital internet radio stations from any web-enabled mobile phone. Video Demo.

14. Podlinez – Any podcast any time from your handset. Completely FREE. Sorry folks, again US Only.

15. [NO LONGER WORKS] mShopper – Lookup prices and deals for any product right from phone. Quite handy for price lookups while window shopping. US only.

16. [NO LONGER WORKS] Trumpia – Send message to friends and get it delivered to their email, instant messenger, and mobile phone. Recipients can send replies from email, IM program or as a text message.

17. SoLow – Addictive auction service where the winning bidder is the one who has the lowest unique bid. Today’s auctioned items: 250$ cash, Vail Ski Holiday, and Necklace by Laura Shape. US only.

18. BooksInMyPhone – The best mobile book service out there. Comes with an excellent book reader app that makes mobile reading quite convenient. Also see DialyLit.

19. [NO LONGER WORKS] Jott – Voice-to-text transcriber with a bunch of cool features. Dial toll-free number and “Jott” yourself memo notes, Or “Jott” messages to a group of friends. Jott will transcribe your messages and send it to indicated emails.Video Demo. US only.

20. Qipit – Use phone camera to capture documents and convert them to well-formatted PDFs. Forward ready PDFs to your email or even send fax it anywhere you want.

  1. shahid
    July 16, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Two good apps worth trying out are

    Twitter Mobile - Provides all the functionality you would want to make the most of Twitter, the social networking service via your phone. twittermobile.co.uk

    Tricast Mail- A feature-rich, intuitive and “powerfully-easy” mobile messaging solution for any J2ME phones. It supports a rich set of mail protocols and webmail systems (POP3, IMAP, Yahoo!, Google Mail, Hotmail), tricastmedia.com/tricastmail/

  2. Michael
    December 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for recommendations. Nice round-up. I am not sure what's up with Soonr but I couldn't find anywhere to download and test it. I use http://www.sugarsync.com for accessing files across my various devices (PC, MAC, & Mobile). It works very well.

    Other mobile apps that I would recommend:

    1. http://www.hahlo.com (a mobile client for the Twitter enthusiast)
    2. http://www.aroundme.com (an iPhone app that helps quickly locate relevant resources based on your current location)
    3. http://www.Shozu.com - mobile social
    4. http://www.hellotxt.com - a central portal which allows you to push out messages to all your social networks (LI, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    5. http://www.evernote.com - great way to capture and "bookmark" life around you.

  3. seo pune
    June 3, 2008 at 3:51 am

    hey, thanks much for this post.

    Finally managed to activate GPRS on my phone and have been downloading these awesome apps all night :)

    Im back to being connected 24/7

    Facebook mobile is pretty awesome.. so is the gmail downloadable app.. It makes it much faster.

    I haven't yet been addicted to twitter.. are you guys finding it nice?

    • iphone app reviews
      October 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm

      I love the facebook mobile app as well. Definitely a lot faster and easier then just loading the facebook page from the browser.

  4. JHO
    May 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    have you ever tried EQO for free mobile IM? it's similar to fring, supports all the major IM services, and also offers mobile VoIP and cheap/free texts - check it out - they give you some free minutes and texts to give it a try...

    EQO.com

  5. Rajeev
    November 13, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Soonr is available only in the US.You havent mentioned it and I downloaded & installed to find that it doesnt work for my country.

    • Aibek
      November 13, 2007 at 4:22 am

      Sorry Rajeev

      I missed that.

  6. Brainiac
    November 3, 2007 at 9:04 am

    My favorite ones are Fring and Nutsie. If you an unlimited data plan make sure to give them a try.

  7. Oren
    November 3, 2007 at 3:40 am

    Emoze is a fantastic free mobile email app! Kiss your Blackberry's goodbye!

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