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July 10, 2009

Best iPhone Apps--New from O'Reilly: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders

Sebastopol, CA—With over 50,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine--and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best ones.

Fortunately, Best iPhone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders (O'Reilly Media, $19.99 USD) guides the way, shining the light on over 200 gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. Author Josh Clark stress-tested thousands of titles from the App Store emporium to select apps that will make the biggest difference in every aspect of your life: at work, on the town, at play, at home, and on the road.

"I wrote this book to help you stay current," notes Clark. "Try as many of them as you can, play a little, and discover what your magical device can do. Informal testing here in the O'Reilly laboratories indicates that flipping through the book tends to triggers bouts of deliriously eager downloading."

Best iPhone Apps covers apps that help you:

  • Get stuff done
  • Connect with friends
  • Play games
  • Juggle documents
  • Explore what's nearby
  • Get in shape
  • Travel the world
  • Find new music
  • Dine out
  • Manage your money and much more!

Capitalize on your time with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with wildly fun games. However you use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps shows you how to unlock its full potential and make the most of your glossy gadget.

Read Josh Clark's tips for organizing your iPhone:

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information. The Ebook is available for sale now and the print book will be available July 17.

Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people get clear of technical hassle to share their ideas with the world. When he's not writing about clever design and humane software, he's building it. Josh is the creator of Big Medium, friendly software that actually makes it fun to manage a Web site. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife Ellen. You can find him on the web at

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Best iPhone Apps
Josh Clark
ISBN: 9780596804275, 239 pages,
Book Price: $19.99 USD, £14.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $15.99 USD

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