I asked the following question on Twitter

What is the iPhone app that you use most each day?

After receiving numerous responds to my question, I decided to create this post to help others who may be interested in knowing about popular iPhone applications So far the list I have collected the following

Rank iPhone Application At App Store
1 Tweetie Tweetie
2 TwitterFon TwitterFon
2 Palringo Instant Messenger Palringo Instant Messenger
2 Bloomberg Bloomberg
2 The Weather Channel® The Weather Channel®
6 Evernote Evernote
7 Mafia Wars by Zynga Mafia Wars by Zynga
8 MLB.com At Bat 2009 MLB.com At Bat 2009
9 Twittelator Pro Twittelator Pro
10 SportsTap SportsTap
10 DianHua Dictionary DianHua Dictionary
10 Pingle Pingle
10 NetNewsWire NetNewsWire

I am still receiving tweets from people for the iPhone App they cannot live without.

My list is similar to the ones above:

  • TwitterFon TwitterFon
  • NetNewsWire NetNewsWire
  • Pingle Pingle
  • Darkroom Premium Darkroom Premium (formerly Steadycam Premium)

Would love to hear yours, why not add it to the list as comments to this post. In a week or so I will update the list from other tweets and comments I receive.


Now that the iPhone has been officially released for over four months, in four different countries. What is the most desired native application you wish someone, other than Apple, will release? By "native" I mean application that runs on the iPhone without Safari (MobileSafari).

Before anyone say it, I do know about the vast number of 3rd party applications alresdy out there. I have used many of them, but what I am talking about here are the sanctioned 3rd party applications released by developers utilizing Apple's official iPhone SDK.

My most desired is something that will be the IM (instant messenger) consolidator, like Adium on the Macintosh and Trillian on Windows. Currently there are MobileChat and Apollo from 3rd party developers, but neither works consistently nor do they allow simultaneous logins to multiple IM services at the same time.

The other thing that I really really wish the iPhone has is copy-and-paste. Apple being the first to made popular the concept of copy-and-paste in its Macintosh OS 24+ years ago, did not release a subset of Mac OS X for the iPhone with copy-and-paste, is very surprising. Now with 6 revisions of the iPhone firmware, we still have yet to see this feature on the iPhone. I wonder if a 3rd party using the official Apple SDK will be able to bring us this feature prevalent across every user interface and applications in the iPhone.

Another cool app will be something to do with the built-in camera on the iPhone. A simple application like MobilePhotoBooth or a more complexed application which will assist with uploading taken photos to the various photo sharing sites: Flickr, Smugmug, etc.. I know there are currently iFlickr and Pushr, but both are flaky and unstable.