[ad]Apple has done it again with the new iPhone 3GS. Only this time, they’ve done it even better. With an enhanced CPU, an impressive new internal compass, a 3-megapixel autofocus camera, and greater storage, the new iPhone 3GS is guaranteed to be the gift on everyone’s wish list. But what is equally as impressive as the phone itself is the range of fun, helpful and exciting applications. Some old favorites even return bigger and better on the iPhone 3GS. Here are but a few of the great applications.
Make daily life simpler!
You won’t ever forget your grocery shopping list at home again. Grocery iQ makes creating your shopping list easy with a database of 130,000 items and a predictive search. Building new lists is a snap with your Favorites list and shopping history. With Grocery iQ, shopping isn’t just mom’s duty anymore. Email the list of items to a family member or friend and let them shop for you.
Twitterrific is the easy way to follow Twitter from your iPhone 3GS. At home, a party, or just on the road, update your personal twitter page wherever and whenever you want. You can check your Twitter feed or browse the latest trending topics. It even supports multiple accounts, and it has a free version.
If you’re willing to pay a small amount for your iPhone twitter client, you might also want to look into Tweetdeck, Tweetie 2, or Hootsuite. All three of these also have an desktop/webapp version, and have their own special features. Hootsuite for instance provides tweet scheduling and Tweetie provides local scans for tweeple near you.
Get your news when you want it!
Get the latest CNN news updates directly to your iPhone 3GS. With live streaming video of breaking news, weather information, alerts when stories have been updated, the best way to keep in-the-know is by walking with CNN mobile on your iPhone 3GS. You can even share the stories via email and save videos. Although the ads can prove to be a nuisance in this paid application, the great interface and important news updates on- the-go seem well worth it.
Conduct business wherever you are!
If you’re an eBay member, you can search, bid, and check your activity on eBay wherever you are with eBay Mobile. Forget those days of worrying about your responses from potential buyers or the progress of auctions because you were away from the computer. Conduct your eBay business wherever you are. Search for anything and refine results by category, sort, auction type, price range, distance, or even country. With eBay Mobile, reading and writing messages directly to your eBay account is also a breeze.
Celebrity and Social news!
PEOPLE Celebrity News Tracker
You’ll hear it on your iPhone first! With the PEOPLE Celebrity News Tracker app, getting the hottest celebrity gossip, news and updates is faster than ever. With the ability to browse profiles and photo scrapbooks of over two hundred stars, and receive breaking news when it happens, probably the best slogan for this PEOPLE.com app should be, “You know when we know!”
Explore musical possibilities!
You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t that the wind instrument from the game Zelda: Ocarina of Time”? But that’s what precisely has helped make this application a beloved one. With Smule’s “Ocarina”, your iPhone 3GS transforms into your very own soothing Ocarina instrument. If you want to be like the hero Link, if you’re an Ocarina lover, or just a fan of a great musical app for the iPhone 3GS, it’s fun for any age. Sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, you blow air into your mic to create the music. Don’t for a second think that you’re the only one who’ll be enjoying this app. It hasn’t been in Apple’s Top 20 Downloaded Apps of All Time list for nothing. You can even keep in contact with the Ocarina fan community worldwide and join them in posting hundreds of fun, easy-to-read musical scores of popular songs.
Find that song!
Do you know that feeling when you hear a song on the radio that you really like, and you just don’t know which song it is? Or you hear that one song again that you remember from your childhood, but you never really knew the performer or the title? Well, fear no more, because Shazaam is coming to the rescue! Just start up Shazaam, let it listen to the song, and wait for it to come back with the performer of the song, the title, the album, and even a link to iTunes where you can buy the song!
Of course, this is only a very small, limited list of applications for the iPhone. Please, do share with us in the comments what your favourite and most used apps are.