Best FREE iPhone Apps 2010

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Got the latest iPhone 4? Or still the favorite iPhone 3G? Regardless, there are loads of apps you may need to have. I started with a few when had the first Gen iPhone, now two years and 250,000 apps later, this same list needs to be a bit more comprehensive. Here are some Australia's favourite free apps, plus one that costs less than a gold coin.

Watch the video, then click through the pages of the gallery below to find my "must haves" and the best for food, movies, travel, web content, communication, the fun stuff, and more.


Must haves

eBay — search and buy or manage your eBay profile (Vote 'Yes' for my review if you agree! lol :)
Amazon Kindle — read your Kindle book purchases without a Kindle.
Facebook — an app that needs no introduction.
ABC — one of the richest and most attractive news apps available.
Skype — tap out text or call using Skype-to-Skype calling.
Shazam — music recognition and one of the coolest party tricks on the App Store.
Remote — control your desktop iTunes using your iPhone.
Tweetdeck — our pick for the best free Twitter app on iPhone.
Telstra Scan Code — a simple QR code reader from Telstra.
TED — stream inspiring and mindboggling videos from the TED forums.
Stanza — like Kindle but with links to free book stores.
Pocket Weather AU Lite — for people who need more detail than the iPhone weather app offers.

Food

Allrecipes AU — a huge collection of fantastic recipes.
Domino's — a truly great app for the world-famous pizza parlour.
Home Delivery and Takeaway (Menulog) — order in from the couch.
UrbanSpoon — find local restaurants with flick of your wrist.
Cocktail recipes — got the booze? We've got the recipes, thousands of them.
Food Advisor — where not to eat: use Google Maps to find the worst restaurants in Australia.

Movies
Run Pee — (not free) find out when your movie drags so you can run and pee.
Trailers International — links to the latest movie trailers.
Joost — like YouTube, but different.
IMDB — a must-have for the budding movie buff.
PocketCinema — Greater Union's app for buying movie tickets quickly.
Rotten Tomatoes — read the reviews before you cough up your cash.

Web
Mobile Foxtel — watch Fox using Telstra's subscription streaming service.
Google Earth — feel like a God with the world in your hands.
Taptu — visit only mobile websites and save on your data costs.
Google Mobile App — hot-links to the best Google has to offer.
Layar — use the iPhone's camera to point you in the direction of points of interest.
Cooliris — turn a Google image search into a 3D wall of awesome.

 

Location and travel services
Mocal — a wealth of location-aware services packed into one handy app.
Metlink Melbourne — transport times for Melbournites.
AroundMe — identify points of interest around you on Google Maps.
Public Trans: Brisbane — transport times for Briswegians.
TripView lite — the same again, for Sydneysiders.
FourSquare — location-aware social networking. Are you the mayor of Burger King?

Communication
IM+ — our favourite multi-client instant messenger.
eBuddy — a close second to IM+ for the IM crown.
LinkedIn — link into the largest social network for business professionals.
Ping! Lite — free iPhone-to-iPhone messenger.
Awesome Emoji — make messages fun again.
Fake Call — on a terrible date? Fake Call to the rescue!

For lolz
Philosoraptor — there's something in this for everybody.
Flood It — a strange, yet compelling, game to while away the hours.
More Cowbell — no song is complete without Cowbell.
Terminate Me — turn your pics into a grisly image of the future.
ZenBound Lite — the preview version of one of our favourite games.
Fart for free — say no more.

Tools
Gorillacam — upgrade the iPhone's camera with this handy tool.
Mocha VNC Lite — control your Desktop remotely.
iFirst Aid — a handy app to have for the unexpected.
Foxtel Guide — search the TV guide and set up Foxtel IQ records remotely.
2Do Lite — our favourite list maker.
Evernote — more like a scrapbooking app than a list maker.

Let me know via eBay message if you reckon there are missing ones, and I'll try to update this list as often as I can!

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