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Both the free and pro versions of this multi-protocol IM app work pretty well, though not right out of the box. But if you're willing to tweak a few settings, eBuddy performs quite capably.
What this mobile project management app does well, it does very, very well. Unfortunately, project management aficionados may be more frustrated by the features Projects lacks than the ones it actually has.
This beautifully designed, tactile pleasure brings the power of a clipboard manager to your iPhone or iPod touch.
This app lets you exchange contact information photos simply by bumping your iPhone or iPod touch with another user's. Bump is the kind of app that reminds you of what's great about the iPhone platform.
A pair of job search apps for the iPhone and iPod touch offer mobile listings but little else that will interest mobile users on the lookout for work.
This time-saving utility is already a useful typing aide for the iPhone and iPod touch. And if more iPhone apps integrate TextExpander, it will become even more useful.
This clean-looking, easy-to-use app is superior to the iPhone's built-in Notes offering. Simplenote makes it easy to jot down notes on the go and then get that information onto your computer.
This standalone iPhone and iPod touch app offers many useful features for tracking the time you spend on projects. And the free lite version is a solid offering as well.
In our round-up of mobile bill tracking apps, both BillMinder and BillTracker are very good options with features that some users may find more appealing than others. But in Ben Boychuk's estimation, BillMinder enjoys an edge over the competition.
MarketWatch has the kind of features you'd expect from a financial news app. But it stands out thanks to its Cruise Control feature, which lets readers click on headlines to hear complete stories read by a voice that's almost lifelike
This app -- which lets you access your backed-up files on the go, and share them with friends -- delivers on its core features, but it's missing some obvious ones, like the ability to view Pages documents and Quicktime videos.
In our round-up of time trackers, Ben Boychuk finds that pro users should give On The Clock a look, while anyone who needs a simple, user-friendly task timer would do well to check out ClockedIn. The similarly named ClockIn has a few too many quirks, thought it might find favor with independent contractors who have a fairly small pool of clients and jobs with a consistent rate scale.
This handy, well designed to-do list manager lets you speak or type reminders into your iPhone; the app then organizes those notes, sends you reminders, and syncs events with with iCal, Google Calendar, and Outlook.
This mobile style reference for journalists and writers is fast but incomplete.
This app aims to help you improve your iPhone typing speed. But Lex Friedman finds that it does so in a way that's antithetical both to how he uses his phone and how he writes.