23 Useful & Amazing iPhone apps help you with shopping, chatting, reading & even refilling gas & more!

iPhone needs no introduction.Apple’s iPhone has passed Motorola’s Razr to become the top consumer phone in USA.

Today I am going to tell you not 5, not 10 but 23 exciting and useful iPhone apps to help you with shopping, chatting, reading and even refilling gas and much more.

1. List Your Shopping Items with One Trip Shopping List

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Do you forget about shopping items and come home missing two or three of them just to curse and go back again? Isn’t it pretty annoying to list things in a paper and take it out inside a sophisticated shopping mall?

This One Trip Shopping List bring you a simple and ingenious interface for quickly organizing and building a shopping list. It’s simple, and any iPhone user should find it incredibly useful.

2. Chat with Your Buddies through Piblictivity iPhone Chat

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Are you a crazy chatter? The iPhoneChat web application lets you log into AIM, view your contacts, and handle tabbed chats. Go to the site using the link above and click on the See It In Action link – then click on the “Chat” folder on the page that opens to see the demo video.

Again if you need to log into different web messengers, you can try meebo.

3. Read your e-books through Google Reader with iPhone Feeds App

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Are you a keen bookworm? And find your laptop too big an application to roam around with and read at leisure? Then iPhone app Feeds is just the right gadget for you as google has officially released beta version for iPhone google reader. Note: Click on the google Reader link above, you must have a google sign on name and password to login and use Google Reader.

This new version is designed to offer many of the same features as the desktop, while making it quick and easy to act on items.

4. Read and Edit Your Office Documents through iZoho

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Do you want to edit a Microsoft document from iPhone? or say have some last minute inputs in Excel sheet. You can now do it from iZoho.

iiZoho bring in Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, and Zoho Show. The iPhone can display PDFs, Word docs, and Excel spreadsheets, but with Zoho’s tools you can actually edit some of them.

To which, an iPhone lover had to say,

“SWEET. i don’t know why i’d ever need to make a spreadsheet or write a doc on my iPhone, but i love knowing that i CAN.”

cute and true, lol.

5. Find and Refill Gas from Gas.app

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Are you in need of Gas and can not find a station? And even if you do from the maps, you can not locate where exactly?

Give iPhone Gas.app your zip code. Not only do you get a quick overview of the offerings, but you can also click the station to get a Google Map view. It integrates with Google Maps too well. Nice app.

6. Read All the Headlines of Today’s News from iActu

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Do you leave early for office? Possibility is you miss out on morning news. What if your iPhone supplies that and from the newspaper you wanna read?

iActu provides a really cool newsstand interface for popular news outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Not only is the homepage cool, but browsing headlines is also resized for optimal viewing.

7. Dig Your News up through iDigg

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Those who are familiar with digg, don’t need any reason to dig for.Get all the latest news, views and buzz through the really nice iPhone app for digg. It works pretty well.

8. Click and Flick your Photos through iFlickr

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Do you love clicking and sharing your photos? Is it too uncool to go to a tour with office laptop. So how will you put your snaps on internet? iFlickr does it with ease.

I wonder why didn’t Flickr think of any iPhone optimized app yet, but anyway, you can do it through an efficient app named iFlickr.

9. Know Movie Show Times through goMovies

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Wanna go for a movie with your date and don’t know which movie to go to? Don’t run around for telephone directory or call up your friends. To save you from embarrassment, goMovies is here.

goMovies provides a nice interface for looking up movie showtimes from movie site Fandango by zip code. Though, more such optimized and new apps are created in this segment.

10. Cook Your Ways to Reach the Hearts through Cookbooks

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Wanna surprise your spouse or children with new recipes but can not find one? Well, cooking books are as obsolete as yahoo search engines. So what do you do?

Cooking web site 101 Cookbooks has created an iPhone interface for searching for recipes on the go with your iPhone. Find it here

11. Read Anything and Everything through Reader

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If you buy e-books and are an avid reader, then ereader is for you. Very simple application. To read a book you simply tap on the title in your Bookshelf and then flick across the page from right to left to turn the page or the other way to turn it back. Those fond of ereaders should try this on iPhone as well.

12. Capture Everything for Ever through Evernote

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Evernote is an incredible application that lets you capture text, photo, and audio notes on the iPhone that are synced to the server.

The real power is in the recognition engine they use that can even find text in photos you capture so you will never forget anything again (thus the elephant icon). A free account will let you upload 40MB of data a month while a premium account (US$45/year or US$5/month) will let you upload 500MB/month. They provide a stronger security via SSL and you also get priority image recognition.

13. Keep Track of Your Bank Account through SplashMoney

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Need to do a transaction while you are on the way with no internet or bank at sight? If it is very important, then you are saved, thank SplashMonkey.

This new iPhone application has all functionalities that a modern day e-banking software have, with an even easier interface. Use it to monitor your checking and credit card account and also enter transactions on the go.

14. Tune Yourself with Music through Pandora

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Do you love listening to music? Online music is on its way to future. and Pandora (internet raidio) is just another feature to it.

Pandora is an app that not only lets you listen to music (which works wonderfully with iPhone 3G) but also you can bookmark it online to get more information on the song and also you can give a thumps up to add it to your preference. Moreover, you can skip through the current playlist to listen to your desired songs.All on feather touch. Thanks Apple.

15. Help Yourself with Google Mobile App

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When you get Google and Apple collaborating under one roof, that is the height of facilities.

The Google Mobile App gives you something like Silverlight on the iPhone with the ability to quickly find web pages, business listings, phone contacts, and more with a smart filter methodology that lists relevant search results as you enter text. Makes your browsing easier.

16. Get All the Information from Your Locale through Express

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Need a weather report before going for a long drive on a cloudy day? Did your favorite baseball team play today? Wanna know the score? Even if you are on street. express arranges it.

17. Increase Your Social Networking through Facebook and Twitter

Two of the most popular modern social networking sites let you hook to iPhone and understand the world.

Twitterific is a wonderful application for twitter

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Facebook has made an application of theirs esp for Apple iPhone.

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So all what you need, iPhone has it.

18. Connect Your Wi-Fi through Jiwire Wi-Fi Finder

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Connecting to the Internet using Wi-Fi almost always delivers dramatically better performance. On-the-go JiWire helps you locate wireless hotspots around the world. Simply type in a location or zip code, and you’ll get a list of free and/or paid networks nearby.

19. Chat with Anyone in Any Damn Messenger Through MUNDU

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DO you find iChat too restricted because it gives you only one option i.e. to chat in AIM? What if I offer you one that has not one or two but four prime messenger services in a very easy-to-use interface.

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Mundu allows users to chat using AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Google’s GTalk through a clean and intuitive tabbed interface (one tab for login/logout of each service, one for contacts, and one for chats).

20. List Any Job through Listingly

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Forgetful people are not selectively so. They don’t only forget shopping items. If One trip shopping list was too much for a single application then have many under one roof just like Mundu did for messengers.

Listingly is a great online list manager that now offers an iPhone web application. Listingly can be used to create to-do lists, grocery lists, wish lists, and freestyle lists.

Listingly can also group items into categories (in fact, Grocery lists are smart lists that group similar items together automatically).

21. Search and Organize your Apps through uPhoneHome

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The two biggest challenges to taking advantage of the various iPhone applications are finding them and organizing them. uPhoneHome helps you do both.

Using an interface similar to the iPhone’s home screen, it provides icons/links to a large selection of iPhone applications. You can sort the list by date and category to help you find specific types of applications or to find new applications that have recently been released.

When you launch an application from uPhoneHome, your favorites are displayed, along with a home icon to return to uPhoneHome in a frame at the top edge of Safari’s display for easy access.

So all you appz freak iPhone users, don’t worry from now on.

22. Whistle or Hum To Get the Song through Midomi SoundHound – the ultimate mobile music search experience:

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  • Just hold your iPhone up to a speaker, and SoundHound names the tune in as little as five seconds!
  • It even works if you sing or hum the melody, or if you do it while an iPod song plays – no more title or artist confusion for your iPod songs.
  • Instant lyrics and lyrics text search for most songs – whether you find the song with Midomi SoundHound or have it in your iPod.
  • The world’s first ever combined “My Music” and online search: when your SoundHound search results match a song in your iPod library, you’ll see an iPod icon right there to play your own version.
  • Charts of the hottest songs, just grabbed songs, and SoundHound’s much-anticipated “Underplayed” list.
  • Groundbreaking new design with instant access to previews, bios, top songs and YouTube videos.
  • Sharing on email, Facebook and Twitter.
With SoundHound’s search and music browsing, you and your friends will get in touch with music like never before.
  • “This is amazing.” The New York Times’ David Pogue
  • “…could save your sanity.” Don Lemon, CNN
  • Time magazine top 11 iPhone apps
  • *#1 in “Ten of the Best iPhone Apps.” -The Sunday Times (UK)
Download SoundHound, powered by Melodis’ own Sound2Sound Search Science.

23. Change Your iPhone to an Universal Remote with Red Eye

With the RedEye system you can use your iPhone or iPod touch to control your TV, stereo, cable box, DVD player, and many other devices that receive standard (infrared) signals. In other words, no more hunting through your sofa cushions for all those different remotes – all the control you need is right in your pocket.

  • Personal. Each person in your house can use her own iPhone or iPod touch as a controller, and more than one controller can interact with your gear simultaneously.
  • Simple. One touch launches any activity – watch TV, listen to music, play a video. And custom screen layouts for each activity mean you never have to hunt for the right button.
  • Smart. Multi-touch gestures for common functions, free software upgrades delivered through iTunes, the ability to control different rooms from anywhere in the house – all cheaper than other universal remotes.


There are plenty of other applications for iPhones. But I discussed some of the most important and useful ones. I hope you liked the idea. For any query or suggestion, write to me.

[Thanks to lifehacker, blogs.zdnet, informationIT and laptopmag ]

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