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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. BOYD's Avatar
      BOYD -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I love all of those, but My Wi and wifi sync are so darn expensive[/QUOTEy
      Not really 20 bucks for unlimited tethering. Have u notice most cell phone companies charge 20 bucks a month . Quit being cheap
      what happens with the next update? another $10, then the next update after? when will it stop?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post

      what happens with the next update? another $10, then the next update after? when will it stop?
      That's why I didn't pay for the update. It's DEV's like this that ruin it for the rest.
    1. Nielsenius's Avatar
      Nielsenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post

      what happens with the next update? another $10, then the next update after? when will it stop?
      Thank you. Cydia seriously needs a $5 price limit. There is no reason that any app/mod should be more than that.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      There are many reasons why some apps should be more than that.
    1. Hypertek99's Avatar
      Hypertek99 -
      So no one knows how I can update my mywi4? It keeps showing up as $20
    1. angel_92701's Avatar
      angel_92701 -
      Yeah, it cool..but can att charge you for tetheering using MIWI. even if you have unlimited data plan. or they don't know that you are using a tether app.How This works..????
    1. Hypertek99's Avatar
      Hypertek99 -
      If you don't have unlimited then you will get charged once you use over your plan. You won't get charged the tethering fee though which is $20 a month I believe?
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nielsenius View Post
      Thank you. Cydia seriously needs a $5 price limit. There is no reason that any app/mod should be more than that.
      I have to disagree with you on this! While I do disagree with how the dev handled MYWI, if you do any amount of tethering at all it is more than worth the $20. Is it expensive, yes when compared to other app, however, with the exception of TetherMe, nothing really comes close to giving you the same use and flexibility. These devs do some great work, and deserve to be paid for their efforts. Not everyone has the talent and willpower to create a great app, then maintain and support it, and keep up with updates and tweaks. I for one appreciate their efforts and don't mind paying for a service that I want. That being said, I hate it when a dev puts out an app that he gets paid for, and then does not support it! If I am being charged for a service/app, I expect it to work. If there is a problem, I expect a reasonable effort to be made by the dev to resolve it.

      With many of these "expensive" apps, it all boils down to how much you are willing to pay for any given service/app. For someone who tethers all the time, $20 is a frickin bargain 10 times over! For someone who tethers once in a blue moon, it may not be. The same can be said about any paid app out there. I love iRealSMS, and am glad to pay $16 (if I remember right)for it. To me, the features that it offers are well worth the money (and the support service I might add...one of the best IMAO) . For someone who rarely if ever texts, it is a total waste of money.
      Just my 2 cents.
    1. moneybanks14's Avatar
      moneybanks14 -
      when you use mywi does it use the data from your 3g allowance? never used it yet mainly as ive never needed to but could come in handy seeing as though im a dj.
    1. mereeves's Avatar
      mereeves -
      It uses data as if you are surfing on the phone. Never had a problem. I used mywi all day yesterday in meetings and in my car. I had to get a complicated email done en route (while someone else drove ) speed was super fast and worked perfectly. This app was the reason I jailbroke the phone in the first place. It's awesome.
    1. chokem's Avatar
      chokem -
      What are you guys using for password storage? Ive had this i4 about six weeks now, and am currently using LockBox, but I was interested in knowing what you used and why.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      1password is the best. There's simply no competition for it either. To add more to it: It's THE password application for Macs with a soon-to-be-released PC client as well (it's in open beta right now). It syncs between clients using Dropbox, making it super easy to keep everything organized.
    1. mereeves's Avatar
      mereeves -
      How did you get a refund on this? I bought it a couple of days ago and can't get it to complete a sync (says the phone disconnected at the end).