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iPhone Apps Review

posted Aug 18, 2012, 12:25 AM by Daryl du Plessis   [ updated Aug 18, 2012, 12:28 AM ]

CSBP Finder is an app pitched at WA farmers. Once you have installed the app you are asked to select your shire. It will then provide weather details (including a handy chance of rain indicator) with a 7 day forecast. The core feature of the app is the global prices and trends on fertiliser products. If you need more info you can also call your CSBP area manager from the app. Best of all the app is free.


If you are looking for a cheaper way to send SMS messages, then whatsapp messenger could be for you. You can send text as well as  pictures or videos for free to other people using whatsapp. Be aware that there may be data charges depending on your data plan. The app costs $0.99 and can be installed on any smartphone, not just iPhones. 

Evernote is a powerful editor. I am writing this review on the iPad using evernote. At it's simplest, it is a text editor but it can do some much more. The power of evernote is in the ability to include audio clips, videos, photos as well as text in the notes. It is also possible to synchronise your notes across multiple devices as evernote will run on Windows, Mac and most smartphones. You can automatically synchronise notes, which makes it easy to share with other people if you want to collaborate. The app is free, but you can upgrade to premium which will allow for greater storage and a few other bells and whistles, but the free version has a lot to offer on it's own.

If you have ever worried about losing your iPad or iPhone then you should consider using the  "Find iPhone" app. This is an official Apple app and can be used to locate your iOS devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad etc). The app will show you where the device is on a map (so long as it can get a 3g data connection), as well as play a sound or remotely wipe the device if you don't want the information stored on it to be accessible to the new illegitimate owner. In order for this app to work you will need to setup an iCloud account (generally best to use the account that is setup for iTunes on your phone). You will also need to have your iOS device enabled for iCloud and have the Find My iPhone option enabled under the iCloud settings on your device. This is a free app.

Ever wondered what that songs is that's playing on the radio. Well Shazam can figure it  out for you. Shazam will take a 15 second grab of  the song and work out the artist, song name as well as possible links to any other kind of information you could need, such as lyrics, tour dates, discography and so on. It is quite magical to see it in action. This is also a free app so there no reason not to get it.