I am a bit late in posting this, but things have been a bit hectic around here. However, I have finally update my iPhone, now that TouchTerm is available from the iTunes store. I tried using the tool from modmyiphone but had terrible results with it. Thankfully I had a backup of my firmware (1.1.4) before trying it and immediately went back to using that. Now that I am on the 2.0 bandwagon, however, I have wasted no time in amassing a bunch of tools that I use daily.
Some of my favorites:
- TouchTerm, for ssh access to my servers. This was the big show-stopper prior to now. Worth it to me to pay for. (And cheap, too!)
- Bookmarks for quick acess to my del.icio.us bookmarks. Massive time saver, and the layout is useful if a bit stark and utlitarian.
- Palringo for chat. There have been some concerns voiced on the comments in the app store about security, and such. I’m not so worried about it. I have a password I use for chat and different ones for more important things like email and such. I don’t use chat (outside of the jabber at work, which is not in my Palringo account) for anything important.
- TouchCalc for its hex and binary modes. There is an octal mode as well, but I haven’t had need of it (yet).
- Stanza for reading books on my iPhone. I read a lot, and it is nice to have half-a-dozen books at hand. And with the desktop app I can convert just about anything I can get online into a readable book for the iPhone. Very nice.
- Twinkle for keeping up with twitter.
- Tankbuch for keeping track of mileage and gas usage. My Forrester gets an average of 23.2 MPG in the city, and 30.4 on the highway!
- Zenbe Lists for my shopping lists. It means that my wife can update the list from her PC while I am on my way to the store and I can sync when I get there and see everything I need to pick up. It also means that I can sync after checking everything off and I don’t have to relay the entire list of what I was able or unable to find when I get home.
- Lots of games. I like the free ones, partly because I am cheap, and partly because I don’t generally play a single game long enough to warrant paying for it. The exception is Sextuple Word Challenge – a word game very much like TextTwist. (I have a bit of an addiction to word games, and hey, it’s only a buck.)