11 Top Free Apps for your iPod Touch

by Bakari Chavanu Jul 22, 2008

I'm not going to be in line as planned for the new iPhone because at this point I don't think it's worth paying an extra 100 bucks for the early upgrade on my existing AT&T account. Screw them. I'll wait it out, and other existing AT&T customers should too.

In the meantime, I headed over to the Apple Store in iTunes (which requires the 7.7 iTunes update to access) to see what is available for free for the iPod Touch. There are a handful of apps that I might like to get later, ranging from $1.99 to $14.99. The sad part is that it doesn't appear as if you can trial run iPhone and iPod touch applications. So checking out upcoming reviews will helpful in this regard.

I'm not much into game applications, so I skipped those, but I am more into utility and information type apps. So here's my top 11 list.

AIM: I don't use AIM an awful lot, but it does come in handy when I need it.

Remote: Will probably be downloaded by everyone and his momma. This nifty little application enables you to control music on your computer or Apple TV from your Touch or iPhone. Sweet.

Google Mobile App: If you Google--and who doesn't--, you gotta have this app. It should come pre-installed in every Touch and iPhone.

PayPal: You can send money to existing Paypal account users and also check your balance. 

SmugShots: this application is mainly for uploading photos shot from your iPhone to your SmugMug account, but I figure it will be useful for Touch users if you simply want to view your existing photos on your SmugMug account.

Ebay Mobile: No explanation needed. If you buy and sell on Ebay, you know what it's for.

Evernote: Just another way to add and sync notes, todo lists, etc. to your Touch.

New York Times: Useful, but I personally prefer journalistic style blogs and talk radio for my news. Not sure if anyone would actually pay for this application.

eReader: Until I can get Amazon's Kindle, this will have to do.

Eventful: finds events in your local area. 

Twitterific: doesn't look that much different from the one I already have installed on my Touch, but I downloaded it anyway.

What about you, any favorite free Apps that you are using?


  • Pity that at least two of the list are only available in the US (Google, eBay).

    Parky had this to say on Jul 22, 2008 Posts: 51
  • Maybe the best of all: Bloomberg app, for total mobile portfolio monitoring

    diogenis had this to say on Jul 23, 2008 Posts: 5
  • If you like the NYTimes app, you’ll love the mobile.nytimes.com website even better. More up to date, provides access to more content (including Times blogs), and the ability to email articles.

    Also, the Bookshelf app is far superior to eReader, which will apparently not allow you to upload your own content, only that which you purchase from them.

    AdamB had this to say on Jul 24, 2008 Posts: 4
  • Actually eReader does allow you to install your own content by either giong to the website that has the docs and then download them or upload them onto your eReader account and download them there.

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