Apps Your iPhone Must Have

Tech guru Mossberg lists programs that justify gizmo's price tag
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2009 9:40 AM CDT
Text from an e-book is shown on an iPhone equipped with Amazon's Kindle for iPhone book reader.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The iPhone App Store has been a slam dunk as far as Walter Mossberg is concerned. “We’ve seen this before, on a smaller scale,” he writes in the Wall Street Journal. “But these new apps can be far more sophisticated, and they are appearing at a much faster rate.” He helpfully suggests his favorites:

  • Tweetie ($2.99): A great Twitter app that makes it easy to organize your tweets.
  • Kindle (free): The software version of the e-book reader synchronizes with its hardware counterpart, and works well on its own, too.
  • ICE (99¢): Stands for “In Case of Emergency,” and provides your name, emergency contacts, doctor’s name and other medical info.
  • ReaddleDocs ($9.99): E-mail an attachment to a special address, and Readdle sends it straight to your iPhone.
Click the link below for more of Mossberg's recommendations.