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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. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      People are so greedy when it comes to piracy...it's always the same thing...they talk about it,knowing it's against forum rules...then when staff says something they get all wet crying...why must we ignore forum rules because ur proud of not paying for apps? Having apps that promote piracy doesn't make you "the man"...people let's start following forum rules and not mention said apps...

      Back to topic , my staff app list is:

      Irealsms
      iFile
      Sbsettings
      MyWi 4.0
      3G unrestrictor
      Backgrounder
      Winterboard
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      "Coming in at second place, for the most common app found on the MMi Staff's iDevices, is WiFi Sync" once again, wording fail, this is actually 3rd in the list
    1. mastuul's Avatar
      mastuul -
      SBSettings, Reminder, qStatus (was qTweeter), iFile, PkgBackup
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      mywi is #1 for me,i use it more than any other app.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      MMi app once it gets out there is gonna be my #1 app
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Oh! Are we doing AppStore apps too?

      RDM+, Remote, Opera, Photobucket, Twitteriffic, Flixster, Fandango, Dictionary.com, Holy Bible, Pandora's Box, aNote, White Noise, gym boss, FaceBook, Shazam, 360Live, Slide to Play (gamefinder), Sleep Cycle,
      Funambol ---> in the process of switching to gmail sync

      games don't count. Play em, use chronus to save game, and delete! Eliminate Pro lasted a long time on my 3GS tho... I loved to hate that game! lol!
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      WiFi sync?DAMN the pay must be good @ MMI.How often do you guys/gals sync? I like the lists of the members mostly cause they use them everyday(who doesn't use Winterboard,SBSettings,BiteSMS,Backgrounder)every single day.So who pays $9.99 for WiFiSync when all you have to do is plug in and sync,it takes all of 10 secs.
    1. Marksmanbrett's Avatar
      Marksmanbrett -
      Infinidock pooped on it! haha.
    1. shoohorn0plenty's Avatar
      shoohorn0plenty -
      Tlert is ugly, IMHO.
      I prefer QuickReply.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      iRealsms FTW
    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      Wi-fi Sync Does Not Sync the Apps when you arrange them on the screen!!! Anybody else get this problem?
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I love all of those, but My Wi and wifi sync are so darn expensive
      A one time payment of $20 compared to a $20 a month payment to AT&T is cheap to me...
    1. Cav3O's Avatar
      Cav3O -
      Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
      This is very helpful, but are they all compatible with iPhone 4? Cuz I have wifi sync and for some reason iTunes wont detect my iPhone when plugged in via usb. When I uninstall wifi sync then it detects it no problem. I can still use wifisync wireless just can't normally plug my device. PS I PAID for the app. Also BiteSMS is by far the best app which should be on the list, or iRealSMS.
      BiteSMS works fine for for me with just texts...but are you able to send pictures in texts with BiteSMS? I've never been able to with any of the quick reply SMS apps and because of that have just gone with one...
    1. Nielsenius's Avatar
      Nielsenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by havoc0351 View Post
      A one time payment of $20 compared to a $20 a month payment to AT&T is cheap to me...
      A one time payment of $20 is cheap in comparison to the carrier's plan. If I cared about tethering I would gladly pay for the app. However, with a price tag of 10x that of the average app/modification it's just asking to be pirated. Companies (and developers) need to realize that they would make more money if they sold their software for less. Photoshop is an example. $650 is ridicules. No wonder it gets pirated so much.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Once again, paying 20 bucks one time to tether is great then paying a monthly...if you didn't care much for tethering then you wouldn't complain about it's price nor come up with theories of how things get pirated due to price...I payed my 20 for mywi and I'm enjoying typing this on my iPad , which I don't have to pay monthly for on neither device....
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      1. iRealSMS
      2. SBsettings
      3. Winterboard
      4. OpenSSH
      5. AFC2ADD
    1. Blufox's Avatar
      Blufox -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nielsenius View Post
      A one time payment of $20 is cheap in comparison to the carrier's plan. If I cared about tethering I would gladly pay for the app. However, with a price tag of 10x that of the average app/modification it's just asking to be pirated. Companies (and developers) need to realize that they would make more money if they sold their software for less. Photoshop is an example. $650 is ridicules. No wonder it gets pirated so much.
      This is where I have to say you are 100% wrong. Being in the software industry, and communities like this for a long time now, I have seen how it pans out. No matter what the price tag, if it is going to be pirated, it will be. You should never cut your price tag short because you feel it will be pirated. A person that gets cracked applications, games, movies, etc... will do just that no matter what. Look at the price on AppStore apps, mostly under $5, but we have more cracked apps out there than you could possibly count. Pirating illegal wares is a mentality. It's like putting a lock on a gate ... It is only going to keep an honest man out.
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Anyone still using iRealSMS, have you actually seen the new version of BiteSMS? It would blow your mind.
    1. junnyboy11's Avatar
      junnyboy11 -
      cydia has some great apps it is slowly turning into appstre bcause of the paid shizz