Mossberg Picks iPhone Apps

Add more cowbell or find nearby restaurants
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 2:22 PM CDT
Apple CEO Steve Jobs gestures as he talks about new software applications for the iPhone during a news conference at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Thursday, March 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Impressed with Apple's spread of iPhone apps, Wall Street Journal tech gurus Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret list their favorites.

  • AOL Radio: The best Internet radio player for the iPhone
  • Evernote: A good port of the elegant note-taking program
  • Instapaper: Instantly download Web pages for offline reading.
  • Travelocity TravelTools: Allows you to check flight schedules, gate assignments, and security wait times.

  • More Cowbell! Inspired by the Christopher Walken SNL sketch, you can play cowbell with your favorite songs.
  • iWant: Uses the iPhone's GPS sensor to alert you to the closest restaurants, bars, movie theaters, hotels, banks, drugstores, etc.
  • Air Hockey: Reproduces the classic table game.
  • Truphone: The first VOIP program for the iPhone, so you can make calls at sometimes lower rates than the cell phone.