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  • MMi's Staff Picks: Our Most Used Apps List


    Today is a special little feature. I've gathered some of the best and most used app recommendations from the MMi Staff, and here is what we consider to be worthy of almost always being installed on our iDevices, dubbed as our "Most Used Apps".

    Here is how I will do this. After asking each of the staff members their top picks, I will list the apps from the most common first, and then I'll show each staff member's top picks.

    Here are the top 5 Apps that are installed on at least 3/5 of all of MMi Staff's devices. Don't foget to let us know what apps YOU use most, and share your experiences.

    1. MyWi 4.0
    Jailbroken iDevice Required


    Hand's down the most common app found on the staff's iDevices, is MyWi 4.0. From the developers of Rock, comes the one of the most fascinating apps available for a jailbroken iDevice. MyWi is more than just a tethering enabler. MyWi creates a WiFi HotSpot with a press of a finger! Wherever you are - you can connect your laptop or other mobile device to your iPhone's Data via WiFi. MyWi has tethering support to iOS 4, and works with all jailbroken iPhones (including 2G/3G/3GS/4) and the iPad on 3.1.2 or later.

    Available in Rock for $19.99.

    If your looking for data tethering but don't need the WiFi hotspot features and just need basic usb cable tethering, check out TetherMe for only $1.99, but keep in mind it doesn't have nearly the power that MyWi gives you.



    2. InfiniFolders
    Jailbroken iDevice Required


    Since the release of iOS 4, this is probably one of the best tweaks you could ask for with the addition of folders. Normally you are limited to how many apps you can put inside a folder on iOS 4, but with the help of @Chpwn, InfiniFolders lets you put as many apps as you wish, inside of a folder, thus giving it the name inifnifolders.

    This tweak is available via Cydia for $1.99.



    3. WiFi Sync
    Jailbroken iDevice Required


    Coming in at third place, for the most common app found on the MMi Staff's iDevices, is WiFi Sync. Wi-Fi Sync enables wireless syncing with iTunes at the tap of a button. No USB Cable required. Sync from the anywhere within your WiFi range. You will be required to install 3rd party software on your PC/Mac but it's really simple.

    Available from the Cydia Store for $9.99. More Info On WiFi Sync



    4. Air Sharing & Air Display
    Available in the App Store (link)


    Another app that trended across our iDevices was Air Sharing and Air Display. Air Display lets you use your iPad as a secondary monitor. Simply position your iPad next to your computer, launch the apps, and just like that you've got another monitor. Air Display is $9.99 on iTunes.

    Air Sharing allows you to manage documents on the go. With Air Sharing, you can easily mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a Wi-Fi drive on your Mac/PC/Linux system or simply connect from any computer's web browser. Your also able to actually view and email documents as email attachments. This is great for anyone collaborating or using a central place to store frequently used documents. Air Sharing HD is available for iPad as well. Air Sharing is available on iTunes for $2.99 for iPhone and $9.99 for iPad.


    5. Tlert
    Jailbroken iDevice Required


    Tlert is an integrated MMS/SMS Texting add-on. It does not replace your Messages app, but rather enhances it while keeping everything extremely tidy and non intrusive. Tlert, like other quick reply applications, allows you to reply and compose from any app.

    Do yourself a favor and check out Tlert on Rock for $6.99.



    There you have it folks. Here is the top most used apps that each of the staff members listed. I'll try and do more features like this in the future.

    Cody Overcash aka cash7c3
    • InfiniFolders
    • Wi-Fi sync
    • urbanspoon
    • Air Sharing (HD) & Air Display
    • TWC Max+ & TWC
    • Hulu Plus
    • iBooks
    • MyWi 4.0

    Kyle Matthews
    • MyWi 4
    • Infinifolders
    • Tlert
    • iSSH
    • Words With Friends
    • Angry Birds
    • iFile
    • Pro HDR
    • Camera+
    • Twittelator

    Michael Essany
    • InfiniFolders
    • Wi-Fi sync
    • Air Sharing (HD) & Air Display
    • iBooks
    • MyWi 4.0
    • Dropbox
    • Dragon Dictation
    • Windows Live Messenger
    • Traffic View 2010
    • Todo

    Nick Hesson
    • InfiniFolders
    • MyWi 4.0
    • Tlert
    • Air Sharing
    • WiFi Sync
    • Winterboard
    • Veency
    • LockInfo
    • FourSquare
    • SimplyTweet
    • 5 Icon Dock

    Paul Acciavatti
    • N/A
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MMi's Staff Picks: Our Most Used Apps List started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 93 Comments
    1. Sherm23's Avatar
      Sherm23 -
      mywi saves my bacon daily. I use it for faster response via my police cruiser's computer as do many others in my department. Well worth the 20 bucks. Heck for the way i use it I would have given $100.

      I expected to see sbsettings tho. I believe it is top five material.
    1. krazy4me2bme's Avatar
      krazy4me2bme -
      sbsettings, UAFaker, RemoveBG, winterboard, and mywi 4 are the main ones i use
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      What no facebook or twitter?
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Infinidock? No one? Wow.
      Infinidock rocks. It's one of my faves. I also love Make It Mine, HTC clock widget, Cingular carrier logo, Categories, iBlank, Shrink, My3G, Smiley Wifi, endless choices of themes and colored batteries.
    1. dstein's Avatar
      dstein -
      ..
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Go figure, the mighty iphone most used apps are jailbroken apps. Imagine if there was no jailbreaking on the iphone and you had to deal with only what apple gives you. <3 droidx.
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      2 apps that I USED to use everyday... Notifier/Reminder and AutoSilent, both are history apparently. I can't live without LockInfo, Infinidock or iRealSMS. So those would be my top 5!

      I have had Air Sharing since the day it was released (and it was free) and if any of my folders make it to 12 icons, i'll be buying InfiniFolders for sure!
    1. Wilbourn's Avatar
      Wilbourn -
      To help clarify things, that is not THE APP you are speaking of. Click on the picture and enlarge it, it is clearly not THAT APP. Do you honestly think that the Writers/Owners of this site would post a pic with the icon of THAT APP showing when talk and discussion is strictly prohibited along with all Warez/Pirated Apps? The answer is no. So enough already and move on and back to the topic.
    1. SkeleDork's Avatar
      SkeleDork -
      Quote Originally Posted by plcrules View Post
      yes it is the folder called jailbreaking at the lower left hand corner can u c it now?
      That's the icon for tlert.
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Quote Originally Posted by dstein View Post
      Regardless of what that icon is, the one above it, middle-left is the ********** icon in the iClassica3 theme. Why are people arguing about it? Does it really matter?
      Thats the icon for cydia......fail.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      sbsettings, facebook, removebg, words with friends, tlert are my top 5
    1. shawnmars's Avatar
      shawnmars -
      I have ipod touch so many apps dont apply to my device but i liked the idea of this list as it showed useful apps that improve the use of devices. Ive seen far to many must have lists with garbage like screen rotator and so on... I tend to look for apps that will provide improvements or features that are needed. 4.0 did a decent job of adding some of the things that i had while on 3.1.3 as I used inspell, proswitcher, action menu, spotlight search and quick scroll2. The app store is not dead and gone as i use filer, mbox mail, docs2go, wordbook and Blackboard(im in school so blackboard is a must have).
    1. Lem's Avatar
      Lem -
      How can you guys not have "biteSMS"! you guys are missing out BIG TIME!!
    1. PorthosPirate's Avatar
      PorthosPirate -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I love all of those, but My Wi and wifi sync are so darn expensive
      Yes, but when you consider that AT&T has announced tethering for $20 PER MONTH, and you have to accept a cap on your data at 2GB, AND you can't tether to your iPad...suddenly: Tethering to anything via WiFi Hotspot & Keep your unlimited data plan at $30 for a ONE TIME $20... doesn't sound so bad after all.

      I have to say that WiFi Hotspotting was the reason I was chomping at the bit and following @COMEX on twitter religiously until I heard that the jailbreak was released.

      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Go figure, the mighty iphone most used apps are jailbroken apps. Imagine if there was no jailbreaking on the iphone and you had to deal with only what apple gives you. <3 droidx.
      Yes imagine that. Imagine that a service provider decides that a truly open platform should be locked down; and have a chip added that will brick a jailbroken phone. Enjoy Droid II, until it bricks... I'll be enjoying my iPhone 4.
    1. julioa350's Avatar
      julioa350 -
      $20 for My Wi? I hope the free version appears soon...
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      My top apps (in no particular order):
      Infinifolders
      Locktopus
      Winterboard
      iFile
      iBooks
      Mitube
      Read it Later
      Flixter
      Facebook
      Doodlejump
      Angry Birds
      SBsettings
      MIM
      FlightControl
      Safari Download Manager
      OpenSSH
      RemoveBG
      gb4iphone
      gpSPhone
      genesis4iphone

      Quote Originally Posted by luigimaster24 View Post
      MyWi 4.0, **********, SbSettings, Winterboard and Cydelete.
      what's with the ********** ?
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      I <3 infinifolders lol
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joseph_Prophet View Post
      My top apps (in no

      what's with the ********** ?

      The ********* is a misnomer. It is protecting the innocent, or making them curious. basically everyone who is on this site knows that there are internet sites out there that offer apps for free, and some of the apps are pirated = the guy who made it isn't getting credit / cash for his work.
      As i first got into the apple scene, i was told of a plact to go and get free apps. I honestly did not know better untill i saw TOMTOM full europe edition, and the way to get it was download the app, and drag and drop into your apps in itunes, sort of like you do with an app you are beta testing. There is a still small voice in each one of us that DOES know if it feels right or not.
      you will reach a time in life where you have to decide to do right simply because it is right.
      JB, unlock, cydia, =right
      PIRACY = WRONG

      I am not trying to preach, just putting the facts out there on the table.
      unklbyl
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Quote Originally Posted by unklbyl View Post
      The ********* is a misnomer. It is protecting the innocent, or making them curious. basically everyone who is on this site knows that there are internet sites out there that offer apps for free, and some of the apps are pirated = the guy who made it isn't getting credit / cash for his work.
      As i first got into the apple scene, i was told of a plact to go and get free apps. I honestly did not know better untill i saw TOMTOM full europe edition, and the way to get it was download the app, and drag and drop into your apps in itunes, sort of like you do with an app you are beta testing. There is a still small voice in each one of us that DOES know if it feels right or not.
      you will reach a time in life where you have to decide to do right simply because it is right.
      JB, unlock, cydia, =right
      PIRACY = WRONG

      I am not trying to preach, just putting the facts out there on the table.
      unklbyl
      100% agree. Speaking of this - whats the deal with Chronus? I want to support the dev and buy the full version, but I get an error when I hit the "paypal" button. I don't like piracy... but I don't see any other way to get the full version.

      help?
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      Infinifolders sounds very interesting.