The Best Chargeless iPod Blow Apps
Nearly bristles years aback Apple's aboriginal iPod blow hit the market, its amount mission charcoal intact: iPhone after the phone. It's absolute if you don't demand the aerial annual costs of a cellular articulation and abstracts plan, but still demand a best pocket-size music and cine machine—that has the adeptness to run about a half-million third-party apps. It turns out that's boss acute for your wallet. Compared with the same-price ($199) iPhone 4S, you don't lose all that abundant by activity with a current-generation iPod touch. The iPhone 4S has a bigger camera, GPS, sends and receives SMS argument and MMS annual messages, and makes calls. That's appealing abundant it. The iPod blow runs about all of the above 500,000+ apps in the App Store, plays music, videos, games, annal high-definition video, and handles Web browsing, email, and added Internet-based tasks with aggressiveness aback affiliated to a Wi-Fi network.
So what are the best apps to get appropriate away? Here's a assembly of 15 great, chargeless programs that we accede must-haves. In this roundup, we'll pay authentic absorption to things an iPod blow buyer ability be absorbed in, such as Wi-Fi calling apps, added music and video options, and apps with affluence of offline functionality for those moments aback you're boilerplate abreast a wireless hotspot.
A few caveats: The iPod blow is a analgesic adaptable gaming machine, but amateur costs money. Best of the best titles aren't absolutely free, although abounding of them are accessible in no-cost "lite" versions that either action aloof a few levels of bold play, or are authentic by advertisements. We didn't accommodate amateur here, but there are tens of bags of them in Apple's App Store. Finally, to accumulate this annual as advantageous as possible, we additionally larboard out some absolutely accessible apps that you apparently already have, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Apple's iBooks.
Perhaps the ideal iPod blow app for synchronizing your abstracts and examination them offline, Dropbox lets you admission book versions that are consistently up to date. You get 2GB of chargeless online storage, which is affluence for aloof about any contempo set of projects abbreviate of music and video editing. View, play, or allotment any of your files with a distinct button tap, alike if you're boilerplate abreast your desktop or laptop PC.
There are abounding compound apps accessible for iOS, but Epicurious is the abandoned absolutely acceptable one that's additionally free. For burning advice in the kitchen, it offers admission to over 30,000 recipes from such awful admired sources as Bon Appetit, Self, and Gourmet, amid others. We accept agitation aloof browsing through this app after anon absent to run to the kitchen and try something, as the photos abandoned are abundant to set our stomachs rumbling.
Evernote has congenital up absolutely a following, acknowledgment to its all-in admittance of text, audio, photos, and added notes. Anything you anticipate of or acquisition on the Web, you can "jot it down" by abacus it to Evernote. The app additionally lets you configure which notebooks are accessible offline, aloft which they're downloaded appropriate assimilate your iPod touch. Once you reconnect to the Web, the app will accompany any changes you fabricated on the iPod blow aback to the online version.
RSS clairvoyant admirers can be actual particular, but if you aloof charge a fast one that syncs calmly with Google Reader, Feeddler is a abundant choice. It offers able-bodied offline support, which agency it's absolute for iPod blow users; artlessly ability it up, and you'll see all of your annual accessible for offline reading. From there, you can save, share, or brilliant articles, aloft which aggregate is synced the moment you acknowledge the Internet.
Sign up for a chargeless Google Articulation account, and you can accelerate argument letters to U.S. phones, and accomplish VoIP calls with your distinctively assigned (and, often, breadth code-relevant) Google Articulation number—all for free. You can additionally admission voicemail, including Google Voice's badly advantageous (and oftentimes not absolutely accurate) argument transcriptions. It's not consistently the best reliable app, and there's apparent cessation during audio calls, but its pros far outweigh its cons.—Next: 6-10 >