An Abbreviated Guide to Free Mobile Phone Apps

12th August 2009

The following is a list of free mobile applications available with different phone types:


  • Shazam – Identifies music
  • Twitterific – Tweet from the mobile


  • Skyfire – Speedy web browser
  • Flip Silent – Turn the phone over and put it in silent mode
  • Qik – Share Live Videos
  • Talking Dictionary – Chinese/English dictionary with pronounciation
  • Touch Piano – turns the phone into a musical instrument that you can play with virtual keys
  • TVB Widget – browse the latest TV Entertainment and Drama information anywhere and anytime


  • reQall – Intelligent memory jogger
  • Viigo – RSS feed, News, Podcast aggregator
  • MSN/Yahoo Messenger – Free to clients of chat Instant Messaging
  • Time Tracker – Allows a user to tag all calls to projects and clients. Enables the user to get increased billable time. Also helps in recovering more of the user’s mobile costs.

Windows Mobile

  • Opera Mini – Fast full-featured web browser
  • Evernote – Capture anything you find, anyplace you scout it
  • MyMobileR – Remote control plus copy files between your PC and phone
  • GPS Today – An integrated GPS application which combines weather, navigation and search features.

Google Android

  • Twidroid – Tweet from the phone
  • Astrid Task – Task manager that offers geo-notification
  • MyTracks – Records your global position, orientation and altitude
  • Google Voice Search


  • Snaptu – Platform which supports a wide diversity of widgets and apps
  • showZu – Blog and Multimedia sharing platform
  • Nearest – finds the closest geographic location of cashpoints, taxis, restaurants etc, with a press of a button.
  • Wake On Lan – wakes up your PC through your mobile, turns the PC on while you’re still in bed. By the time coffee’s ready it’s booted up and ready to go.
  • Nimbuzz – Chat on the move on MSN, Facebook, Gtalk Yahoo, etc.
  • Nimbuzz is a free mobile chat application that supports all major brands. Chat while on the move on Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk etc
  • Map My Tracks – a complete activity tracking application lets the user share his sporting activity with anyone in real-time. It and makes it easy for a performance comparison with time to see the improvement in your fitness level. It can be downloaded free and used offline for an hour a month.
  • Molad 2 – a free Jewish year calendar with festivals, that works on mobile Java. The user can add latitude and longitude and obtain accurate dusk and dawn timings. Also, the user can record personal dates on the Jewish Calendar.
  • PhoneLocator – for Symbian phones. Identifies a phone location if it is stolen. It can also identify the location of friends.
  • Gustosoft – with Ringtone maker free creates great-sounding ring tones complete with tracks from your personal music library.
  • I-Net Solution – Conveys messages to targeted customers in the right method and at the right time.
  • Quickoffice Premier – Most popular office suite for mobiles