Best free apps for smartphones

Summary:I subscribe to a couple of actual magazines and was just reading through Laptop this past weekend and found a very helpful article that I though readers here may enjoy. I am a major 3rd party application fan on my mobile devices and enjoyed reading the Best Free Smartphone Apps article in the magazine. You can view an online version of the article that also includes some recommend priced applications for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry platforms. I posted my own S60 best apps on Nokia Experts to complete the mobile platform roundup.

I subscribe to a couple of actual magazines and was just reading through Laptop this past weekend and found a very helpful article that I though readers here may enjoy. I am a major 3rd party application fan on my mobile devices and enjoyed reading the Best Free Smartphone Apps article in the magazine. You can view an online version of the article that also includes some recommend priced applications for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry platforms.

The free applications in the article are for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Google Android devices. I have many of these free applications on my devices, but also discovered a few that I have not yet tried so I downloaded and installed them as well. Keep in mind that a few of the applications, such as Evernote, can be used on multiple operating systems so search around for the application on other platforms if you see it on one in the article.

Even though the tagline of the article states, "Get more out of your jack-of-all-trades device with our top picks for every platform" that isn't quite true since Symbian and Palm were not covered. Palm is out now with WebOS coming online, but Symbian is still the world leader. Since the article did not cover S60 applications, I put together this article over at my Nokia Experts website.

Do you have any other applications that you highly recommend for readers to try out on your favorite mobile platform?

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Software, Wi-Fi

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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