Best iPhone Apps
The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2009
Pages: 240

With over 50,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best ones.

Best iPhone Apps guides the way, shining the light on over 200 gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. Author Josh Clark stress-tested thousands of titles from the App Store emporium to hand-pick apps that will make the biggest difference in every aspect of your life: at work, on the town, at play, at home, and on the road.

Capitalize on your time with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with deliriously fun games. However you use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps shows you how to unlock its full potential and make the most of your glossy gadget.

Apps to Help You:

  • Get stuff done
  • Connect with friends
  • Play games
  • Juggle documents
  • Explore what's nearby
  • Get in shape
  • Travel the world
  • Find new music
  • Dine out
  • Manage your money ...and much more!
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    What about new app?

    By jaycjay31

    from LA

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Best iPhone Apps:

        I did not find the top new app "SignTouch"

        With SignTouch, take a photo and ask somebody (friend or celebrity) to sign your screen or to leave a message. Resize your message and/or your signature, change the colour of the writing and position it where you want on the photo you have just taken.

        Go on http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/signtouch/id468446191?l=en

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great "How To" for the Beginner

        By Carole the Novice

        from Stratford, NJ

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Best iPhone Apps:

          As a new iPod Touch owner with absolutely zero experience or knowledge of "Apps", I found the manual very informative. The examples of only a sample of Apps available, many that can be used on the TOUCH, was mind-boggling. As a retired Graphic Artist, I was impressed with the graphics and how well written I found the information. I would have liked to see the addition of a "TOUCH" icon where applicable.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
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          Great Suggestions to Enhance the iPhone

          By Cheryl

          from Riverside, CA

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            Comments about O'Reilly Media Best iPhone Apps:

            This book saves you all sorts of time because he has done the dirty work for you. The author checks out many popular programs for the iPhone-both free and with a minimal charge-and rates them. He also tells you a little background about the apps so you can make an informed decision prior to downloading the app. I found some really cool apps courtesy of this book and I wouldn't have found them without his assistance. The book also offers great pictures for ease of use. It is a quick read and a great resource for when you are looking for a certain type of application. I would put it on the top of my Christmas list for the person who has everything.

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            This is silly

            By Monster

            from nashville, tn

            Comments about O'Reilly Media Best iPhone Apps:

            A print book about an ever changing environment of new and more refined apps? Seriously?
            This book is for suckers that will buy anything.
            Just do FREE research online and save your dollars.

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The ONE iPhone book to buy!

            By Eben Visher

            from Sacramento, California

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              Comments about O'Reilly Media Best iPhone Apps:

              Highly recommended. If you own one iPhone book, let it be this!

              This is a wonderful book. I own a copy and have given copies to iPhone-using friends and colleagues. Just browsing through the table of contents gave me ideas about entire categories of apps that I had not even considered. I then went and downloaded apps in several areas.

              I have tested 200-300 apps myself and I keep track of the best apps in many categories. I also consistently read what reviewers say. One thing I particularly like about this book is that the author's choice generally agrees very closely with mine. That is, the book's number one choice in a category is generally either my #1 or #2 choice. That fact gives me high confidence in the book, so I can use it to acquire excellent apps in areas where I have not done much research.

              Rush out and buy this book.

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