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Calling all Nokia fans: Help me out with your app suggestions?

So despite administering a much-needed kicking to Nokia on a semi-regular basis, I only do this out of frustration.

Frustration that I think I — and we (that is, you dear, reader) — could do a better job of it.

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to do this and recently I got very near to sticking 100k into a pot and developing our own MIR handset.

But I decided not to. I decided to try and make-do with what we’ve collectively ‘got’.

I turned to my N95 8GB just last week. Dusted it off. Unlocked it. Stuck in my Vodafone SIM. And I’m thoroughly enjoying being *connected* with a telephone that sort-of does internet. And I’m really enjoying using ShoZu and Buddycloud regularly as well.

Which brings me to my cry for help.

Could you tell me what applications you LOVE and use almost every day on your Nokia?

I’d like to download’em.

And further, I’ll go this far to say that if you suggest an application, instead of just smiling at you, I’ll go and download it. Or buy it and download it. And tell you what I think.

I’d be much obliged.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

27 replies on “Calling all Nokia fans: Help me out with your app suggestions?”

Not on my disqus as I'm not logged on at this PC…

Opera Mini – gives a FANTASTIC browsing experience.
Panoman – A SUPERB bit of software that creates Panoramic photos in realtime on your phone – very similar to the technology shown on one of the MIR Shows. Very underated and unheard of.
Twibble – Simple little Twitter Client

Some recommendations from me:
fring – for IM (and skype calls)
handy taskman (not free)
handy calendar (not free)
handy safe (not free)
sportstracker
projekt (not free)
Nokia Email (!)
I second Mobbler.

Two nokia beta labs apps: Nokia Chat and Nokia friendview… they are not bad, but form IM I prefer fring and I don’t care too much about the location based apps.

Here is my quick list.

Opera Mini
SkyFire
Garmin Mobile XT ver. 5
Google Maps
CorePlayer
Yahoo! Go
Handy Taskman
Nokia Internet Radio
SymTorrent
Nokia Sports Tracker

Hope that helps, and profimail also. I haven't tried it yet but I've heard good things about it.

Um ok. I'm late to the party it seems. Never mind, here goes.

Absolutely needed(!): Psiloc Connect (prioritizes access points, WiFi first, if no WiFi available, then automatically uses 3G) – http://connect.psiloc.com

Taskman: JBak Taskman (free, easier to use and more features than Handy Taskman-the absolute first thing I install on a new phone) – http://www.jbak.ru/jbaktaskman_en.php

Calendar: Handy Calendar (easier to use and faster than the built-in one) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Browser: Opera mini (free)(nothing beats its speed, fullstop) – go to mini.opera.com on your phone and follow the instructions

Audio player: LCG Jukebox (because it is the only player that can play folders, not playlists. I organize music in folders, not playlists. Therefore the only option really, but it is a good player nonetheless) – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=lcgjukebox

IM: Nimbuzz or Slick (because I can't decide)(both free) – http://www.nimbuzz.com or http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=slick (Actually, I find Slick to be a little faster in operation, although Nimbuzz supports more protocols and looks better)

Calculator (because I can't stand the default one): Handy Calculator – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Converter: Handy Converter (this is absolutely genius imho, if only it had auto-updates it would be perfect) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Screen Saver: cClock (free) – http://home.pacific.net.sg/~welic/cClock.html

Full screen caller image: Skyecaller – http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sc3_mai

Internet Radio: Nokia Internet Radio (free)- http://europe.nokia.com/A41121127

Timer (because there is no default one!): Best Timer – http://www.smartphoneware.com/timer-for-s60-3rd

To remote control apps on my computer such as Winamp, iTunes, VLC player, BS player, MPC, and so on: Salling Clicker – http://www.salling.com/clicker/windows or http://www.salling.com/clicker/mac

File manager: Active File (free)(because it has panels, like Total commander, or for those who can remember, Norton Commander) – http://alietan.com/ (and sometimes I also use Xplore – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=xplore)

To turn the phone into a WiFi hotspot (this is priceless for me): JoikuSpot Premium – http://www.joikushop.com/

I've previously mentioned SkyeQuiKey (http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sqk3_ma…), which is the second thing I install on any new phone.

A few notes: any app on this list that isn't free (all of those are marked) has a trial version.

The Gmail app is totally useless imho. Can't handle html. The built-in mail client, unlike people used to constantly say, does handle html. All you have to do is click on Attachment.html. That's all. How it took people months to figure that out is beyond me. Anyway, mail-wise, I think the best idea is to configure the built-in client. Or take a look at Profimail, the only decent alternative if you ask me (http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=profimail).

Google maps may be great in the UK (although I guess you already have that installed), however in this forgotten part of the world it's totally useless. No maps, no use.

I also suggest trying out Panoman. Looks impressive. http://www.panoman.net/get-panoman.

If you're into watching video on the device, then yes, by all means, get CorePlayer (http://www.coreplayer.com). Nothing beats it at the moment. However, if you only rarely watch any video, it's rather expensive, and no trial version (that's plain idiotic). There's DivX player mobile (http://mobile.divx.com/divx/ -go here on your computer, not phone!) if you're into that, or just the standard Real player will do for h.264/aac videos.

Apologies if this post is annoyingly long.

I've been trying to post this via firefox for over half an hour. Total fail. Chrome it is then.
So anyway, without further ado…

Absolutely needed(!): Psiloc Connect (prioritizes access points, WiFi first, if no WiFi is available, then automatically uses 3G) – http://connect.psiloc.com

Taskman: JBak Taskman (free, easier to use and more features than Handy Taskman-the absolute first thing I install on a new phone) – http://www.jbak.ru/jbaktaskman_en.php

Calendar: Handy Calendar (easier to use and faster than the built-in one) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Browser: Opera mini (free)(nothing beats its speed, fullstop) – go to mini.opera.com on your phone and follow the instructions

Audio player: LCG Jukebox (because it is the only player that can play folders, not playlists. I organize music in folders, not playlists. Therefore the only option really, but it is a good player nonetheless) – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=lcgjukebox

IM: Nimbuzz or Slick (because I can't decide)(both free) – http://www.nimbuzz.com or http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=slick (Actually, I find Slick to be a little faster in operation, although Nimbuzz supports more protocols and looks better)

Calculator (because I can't stand the default one): Handy Calculator – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Converter: Handy Converter (this is absolutely genius imho, if only it had auto-updates it would be perfect) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Hand

Screen Saver: cClock (free) – http://home.pacific.net.sg/~welic/cClock.html

Full screen caller image: Skyecaller – http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sc3_mai

Internet Radio: Nokia Internet Radio (free)- http://europe.nokia.com/A41121127

Timer (because there is no default one!): Best Timer – http://www.smartphoneware.com/timer-for-s60-3rd

To remote control apps on your computer such as Winamp, iTunes, VLC player, BS player, MPC, and so on: Salling Clicker – http://www.salling.com/clicker/windows or http://www.salling.com/clicker/mac

File manager: Active File (free)(because it has panels, like Total commander, or for those who can remember, Norton Commander) – http://alietan.com/ (and sometimes I also use Xplore – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=xplore)

To turn the phone into a WiFi hotspot (this is priceless for me): JoikuSpot Premium – http://www.joikushop.com/

I've previously mentioned SkyeQuiKey (http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sqk3_ma…), which is the second thing I install on any new phone.

A few notes: any app on this list that isn't free (all of those are marked) has a trial version.

The Gmail app is totally useless imho. Can't handle html. The built-in mail client, unlike people used to constantly say, does handle html. All you have to do is click on Attachment.html. That's all. How it took people months to figure that out is beyond me. Anyway, mail-wise, I think the best idea is to configure the built-in client. Or take a look at Profimail, the only decent alternative if you ask me (http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=profimail).

Google maps may be great in the UK (although I guess you already have that installed), however in this forgotten part of the world it's totally useless. No maps, no use.

I also suggest trying out Panoman. Looks impressive. http://www.panoman.net/get-panoman.

If you're into watching video on the device, then yes, by all means, get CorePlayer (http://www.coreplayer.com). Nothing beats it at the moment. However, if you only rarely watch any video, it's rather expensive, and there's no trial. There's DivX player mobile (http://mobile.divx.com/divx/ -go here on your computer, not phone!) if you're into that, or just the standard Real player will do for h.264/aac videos.

Apologies if this post is annoyingly long.

The gmail Java app, Google Maps, cCalc, Xplore, Handy Weather, Salling Clicker, Best Profiles, Windows Live Messenger, GspaceMobi, WordMobi, mConnection, Shozu, Friend View, Nokia viNe, MetrO, and as a favorite game Top Hits Solitaire.

Um ok. I’m late to the party it seems. Never mind, here goes.

Absolutely needed(!): Psiloc Connect (prioritizes access points, WiFi first, if no WiFi, then automatically uses 3G)- http://connect.psiloc.com

Taskman: JBak Taskman (free, easier to use and more features than Handy Taskman-the absolute first thing I install on a new phone) – http://www.jbak.ru/jbaktaskman_en.php

Calendar: Handy Calendar (easier to use and faster than the built-in one) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Calendar.html

Browser: Opera mini (free)(nothing beats its speed, fullstop) – go to mini.opera.com on your phone and follow the instructions

Audio player: LCG Jukebox (because it is the only player that can play folders, not playlists. I organize music in folders, not playlists. Therefore the only option really, but it is a good player nonetheless) – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=lcgjukebox

IM: Nimbuzz or Slick (because I can’t decide)(both free) – http://www.nimbuzz.com or http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=slick (Actually, I find Slick to be a little faster in operation, although Nimbuzz supports more protocols and looks better)

Calculator (because I can’t stand the default one): Handy Calculator – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Calculator.html

Converter: Handy Converter (this is absolutely genius imho, if only it had auto-updates it would be perfect) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Converter.html

Screen Saver: cClock (free) – http://home.pacific.net.sg/~welic/cClock.html

Full screen caller image: Skyecaller – http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sc3_main.htm

Internet Radio: Nokia Internet Radio (free)- http://europe.nokia.com/A41121127

Timer (because there is no default one!): Best Timer – http://www.smartphoneware.com/timer-for-s60-3rd-edition-product.php

To remote control apps on my computer such as Winamp, iTunes, VLC player, BS player, MPC, and so on: Salling Clicker – http://www.salling.com/clicker/windows or http://www.salling.com/clicker/mac

File manager: Active File (free)(because it has panels, like Total commander, or for those who can remember, Norton Commander) – http://alietan.com/ (and sometimes I also use Xplore – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=xplore)

To turn the phone into a WiFi hotspot (this is priceless for me): JoikuSpot Premium – http://www.joikushop.com/

I’ve previously mentioned SkyeQuiKey (http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sqk3_main.htm), which is the second thing I install on any new phone.

A few notes: any app on this list that isn’t free (all of those are marked) has a trial version. Sure, some have only a one day trial, but at least they do. I would’ve included Rock’n’scroll, however they do not have a trial version. And such a model is completely stupid imho. So I have no clue if it was worth mentioning, despite having read good reviews. I can’t get a trial, I won’t buy. It’s as easy as that for me.

The Gmail app is totally useless imho. Can’t handle html. The built-in mail client, unlike people used to constantly say, does handle html. All you have to do is click on Attachment.html. That’s all. How it took people months to figure that out is beyond me. Anyway, mail-wise, I think the best idea is to configure the built-in client. Or take a look at Profimail, the only decent alternative if you ask me (http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=profimail).

Google maps may be great in the UK (although I guess you already have that installed), however in this forgotten part of the world it’s totally useless. No maps, no use.

I also suggest trying out Panoman. Looks impressive. http://www.panoman.net/get-panoman.

If you’re into watching video on the device, then yes, by all means, get CorePlayer (www.coreplayer.com). Nothing beats it at the moment. However, if you only rarely watch any video, it’s rather expensive, and, again, no trial. There’s DivX player mobile (http://mobile.divx.com/divx/ -go here on your computer, not phone!) if you’re into that, or just the standard Real player will do for h.264/aac videos.

Apologies if this post is annoyingly long.

Um ok. I’m late to the party it seems. Never mind, here goes.

Absolutely needed(!): Psiloc Connect (prioritizes access points, WiFi first, if no WiFi is available, then automatically uses 3G)- http://connect.psiloc.com

Taskman: JBak Taskman (free, easier to use and more features than Handy Taskman-the absolute first thing I install on a new phone) – http://www.jbak.ru/jbaktaskman_en.php

Calendar: Handy Calendar (easier to use and faster than the built-in one) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Calendar.html

Browser: Opera mini (free)(nothing beats its speed, fullstop) – go to mini.opera.com on your phone and follow the instructions

Audio player: LCG Jukebox (because it is the only player that can play folders, not playlists. I organize music in folders, not playlists. Therefore the only option really, but it is a good player nonetheless) – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=lcgjukebox

IM: Nimbuzz or Slick (because I can’t decide)(both free) – http://www.nimbuzz.com or http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=slick (Actually, I find Slick to be a little faster in operation, although Nimbuzz supports more protocols and looks better)

Calculator (because I can’t stand the default one): Handy Calculator – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Calculator.html

Converter: Handy Converter (this is absolutely genius imho, if only it had auto-updates it would be perfect) – http://nokia-n95-8gb-software.epocware.com/Handy_Converter.html

Screen Saver: cClock (free) – http://home.pacific.net.sg/~welic/cClock.html

Full screen caller image: Skyecaller – http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sc3_main.htm

Internet Radio: Nokia Internet Radio (free)- http://europe.nokia.com/A41121127

Timer (because there is no default one!): Best Timer – http://www.smartphoneware.com/timer-for-s60-3rd-edition-product.php

To remote control apps on your computer such as Winamp, iTunes, VLC player, BS player, MPC, and so on: Salling Clicker – http://www.salling.com/clicker/windows or http://www.salling.com/clicker/mac

File manager: Active File (free)(because it has panels, like Total commander, or for those who can remember, Norton Commander) – http://alietan.com/ (and sometimes I also use Xplore – http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=xplore)

To turn the phone into a WiFi hotspot (this is priceless for me): JoikuSpot Premium – http://www.joikushop.com/

I’ve previously mentioned SkyeQuiKey (http://www.skyestream.com/cart/shopcart_sqk3_main.htm), which is the second thing I install on any new phone.

A few notes: any app on this list that isn’t free (all of those are marked) has a trial version.

The Gmail app is totally useless imho. Can’t handle html. The built-in mail client, unlike people used to constantly say, does handle html. All you have to do is click on Attachment.html. That’s all. How it took people months to figure that out is beyond me. Anyway, mail-wise, I think the best idea is to configure the built-in client. Or take a look at Profimail, the only decent alternative if you ask me (http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=profimail).

I also suggest trying out Panoman. Looks impressive. http://www.panoman.net/get-panoman.

If you’re into watching video on the device, then yes, by all means, get CorePlayer (www.coreplayer.com). Nothing beats it at the moment. However, if you only rarely watch any video, it’s rather expensive, and there’s no trial version (dumb). There’s DivX player mobile (http://mobile.divx.com/divx/ -go here on your computer, not phone!) if you’re into that, or just the standard Real player will do for h.264/aac videos.

Apologies if this post is annoyingly long.

– Joikuspot: Makes the phone a wifi hotspot (great if you have an ipod touch like me)
– googlemaps: (assume you have this already)
– Qik: for streaming live on the internet. I have this mapped to a quick button in case I get a problem with a dodgy copper or something (hey, could happen!)
– T9Nav: my personal favorite, is in beta atm, but makes it so much easier to make calls quickly. If it wasn't for the fact that it slows down my phone somewhat I'd go as far to say that it should be inbuilt in every handset
– Handy Taskman: Better task manager

So it posted after all?! Jeez! I hope it (by it I mean Disqus, which
appeared to have failed me in trying to post it about 5 times that day)
didn't double or triple post or anything like that. If so, I'm very sorry.

It seems like Disqus has a problem with feedback to unregistered users. I'm running Disqus on my site as well. When anonymous users try to comment, they don't see that it's already posted. I get people double posting often as a result.

Best Taskman,Handy Blacklist,Coreplayer,Handy Weather,IM+,Yukka Browser,Ultimate Voice Recorder,Best Full Screen Caller,Quickoffice v.5,Adobe v.2.5.All except Yukka must pay it.For browsers i hope Opera do something in future and make long awaited Opera Mobile 9.

Another great one for Parties or Pervs 😉 is the james bond spy cam application..guess what it does ? 🙂 you just need an email address + an interesting and safe place to position your N95! etc

Its free but you need some James Bond skills to get it
http://www.sonyericsson.com/bond/

And as it's party season, you may also like these – real magic tricks with your Nokia, 3 different magic apps which are all free!

http://www.nokiaconnectors.com

It's very very Boar To Work with the Locked Mobile.I was used the Unlocking codes For My Nokia N95 8GB Unlocking.I was Unlocked it from the Vodafone Australia.I was Unlocked it the main reason the Network Not Provided the Good Service..So always Happy Is that to work with the Unlocking Mobile.

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