Last Updated Dec 4, 2008 2:43 PM EST
- AroundMe AroundMe taps the iPhone's GPS to determine your location, then provides a categorical list of nearby businesses and services: banks, coffee shops, hospitals, and so on. You can see any listing on a map, add it to your contact list, dial the phone number, or even e-mail it to someone. Impossibly handy.
- Easy Wi-Fi iPhone users get all the AT&T Wi-Fi access they can eat -- but getting configured and connected once you're in a hotspot is a huge pain in the neck. Easy Wi-Fi makes the process easy indeed: Just enter your phone number and the app does the rest.
- Melodis Voice Dialer It's pretty ridiculous that a phone as powerful as the iPhone lacks voice dialing, but there it is. Of all the third-party apps to offer that capability, I like the new Melodis Voice Dialer best. For one thing, it's free. For another, it's incredibly easy to use: Just tap and hold a button and say a name, then choose the desired contact from the search results. Or, to auto-dial, say "call" and then the name.