Undoubtedly one of S60 5th Edition’s saving graces, this app:
- seamlessly integrates all of twitters features giving you an overall functionality not yet possible with other twitter apps for maemo.
- Making tweets, sending replies and direct messages is so simple, especially since you can be notified of DM/replies with sound alerts.
- I love how simple it is to tweet pictures too (and from several picture services), draft saving as well as the being able to make twitter searches.
- You can even browse update and comment on facebook statuses and to top it off, a really decent google reader.
2. Ultimate Voice Recorder
This isn’t a highly publicized app, but I’ve loved it ever since it was on my older S60 devices. What’s great about this voice recorder is that:
- you can quickly activate it in the background. You don’t have to open up the app and press record, you just tap a certain preset key (red key on N97) three times.
- it runs in the background. Most voice recorder apps, if you switch windows they stop recording.
- you can activate it even if the phone is locked
- makes it easy to take down notes in a call/lecture
- You can even set it to auto record all calls
- Calls that are recorded get saved as that caller’s name with the time and duration of call
- This app can be set to autostart. You’ll get a tape recorder icon to show its live, but otherwise you won’t see it in multitasker.
3. BBC iPlayer
BBC’s famous catch up service for your missed TV/Radio programmes.
- Stream content (at great frame rate, Over WiFi and selected networks)
- download (for later watching offline)
- even watch programmes live as they’re being broadcast to your TV.
- Easy mobile friendly navigation
- It’s Free
4. Midomi Music Identifier
Like Shazam but much better . Heard a track you just can’t figure the name to? Maybe you know how it goes and can sing or hum it?
- Midomi can recognize the actual track, you singing or even just humming.
- It’ll let you know the song, give you a sample of the real track (and even other people singing) and show you the album it belongs to.
- It’ll show you lyrics as well as music videos of that track
- It’s Free (At the moment)
- Perfect Mobile Chat client. There’s “Pidgin Messenger” for Maemo but
- I find Nimbuzz much better, especially since I can just import my nimbuzz account and have all my chat contacts from services I’ve previously integrated.
- You can make skype calls on it too.
- You can make/join chat rooms
- Nimbuzz is free
- [Note: N900 does have integrated IM with its messaging App]
-The N900 lacks voice commands of any sort. Not even standard S60 style contact dialling/app.
- Vlingo lets users create messages via voice
- search web via voice
- call contacts via voice
- Create written notes via voice
- Open apps via voice
- even make facebook updates via voice.
- Oddly the web browser is nicer over vlingo because you can quickly hide the hideous S60 web toolbar and go fullscreen.
- Vlingo is free, (upgradeable if you want to send more than a few messages/emails via voice)
7. Sports Tracker
- Want to keep track of how many miles you’re jogging/cycling around your town, as well as the actual tracked route that you’re taking with stats such as speed/height/steps?
- Sports tracker stores all your “workouts” so you can keep check on your progress.
- It’s also a cool app to use if you go to unfamiliar places.
- Sports tracker will mark down positions you go to and you can check that later with an overlayed map on Google earth.
- Sports tracker is free
What Symbian apps would you like to see porting over to Maemo?