Chapter 16. Ten Appetizing Apps

In This Chapter

  • Shazam

  • Wolfgang's Concert Vault

  • Instapaper

  • reQall

  • IMDb

  • Pandora Radio

  • iBooks

  • Amazon Kindle

  • WhitePages Mobile

  • Skype

Killer app is familiar jargon to anyone who has spent any time around computers. The term refers to an app so sweet or so useful that just about everybody wants or must have it.

You could make the argument that the most compelling killer app on the iPhone is the very App Store we expound on in Chapter 14. This online emporium has an abundance of splendid programs — dare we say killer apps in their own right? — many of which are free. These apps cover everything from social networking tools to entertainment. Okay, so some rotten apples are in the bunch too. But we're here to accentuate the positive.

Ten Appetizing Apps

With that in mind, in this chapter we offer ten of our favorite free iPhone apps. In Chapter 17, you see ten iPhone apps that aren't free but are worth every penny.

We're showing you ours and we encourage you to show us yours. If you discover your own killer iPhone apps, by all means, let us know so we can check them out.


Ever heard a song on the radio or television, in a store, or at a club, and wondered what it was called or who was singing it? With the Shazam app, you may never wonder again. Just launch Shazam and point your iPhone's microphone at the source of the music. In a few seconds, the song title and artist's name magically appear ...

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