The new apps for the iPhone, released as part of the 2.0 update, have further embedded the device into nearly every minute of our waking lives. So, far we’ve grabbed five free apps we’re finding pretty damn valuable.
AIM – 20 texts per month as part of the standard AT&T plan isn’t much. Having instant messenger is saving us from that worry. People are complaining about its functionality, but we haven’t had any issues.
Shazam – Allows you to hold your phone up to any song you hear playing, tells you the name and artiest, then tags it for you to purchase later if desired.
Pandora – If you’ve ever used it online, this works the same way. Enter the name of an artist or song and Pandora creates a custom radio station that plays their music and more like it.
Remote – Turns your iPhone into a remote control, letting you control the music on your computer. Great if your computer doubles as your home stereo.
Urbanspoon – Enter where you are, the type of food you want to eat and your price range and Urbanspoon will pick a restaurant for you. If nothing else, the mock slot machine functionality is good for picking up chicks.
What have you downloaded that’s worthwhile?