Hacked! My favorite iPhone Applications

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I’ve got to say, living in an iPhone world is great. I have an awesome phone, an even better iPod, and web browsing in Safari is the best on any mobile phone. Everything I mentioned is the default on all iPhone’s. These services are great, but I really want a phone that can do it all, and do it well. There is so much power packed into this tiny device, and I want to use all of it to its full extent. Jailbreak, is the answer to unlocking this power.

I really don’t want to talk to much about the process of Jail-breaking your iPhone. There are so many different ways of unlocking your iPhone its really just a matter of which option to choose. However for those of you who are missing out, one word, “ziPhone“.

Now that we got the housekeeping out of the way, lets talk about all of the great applications you can get from jailbreaking your iPhone. This list is in no particular order, nor is it a definitive list. This is simply a list of the applications I have fell in love with and keep using on a daily basis. I test drive a lot of applications. To be quite honest, most of the applications are stinkers. However, every now and then you will find an application that works perfectly, and makes you wonder it if was build by a developer working for Apple. These apps listed below are those types of applications. They are, the cream of the crop. So lets get down to business, shall we? Oh, and one last thing, everything here is FREE!

MobileScrobbler

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Even though these are not in a particular order I must say that Mobile Scrobbler is probably my favorite application. If you are a heavy LastFM user (like me) and can’t stand that your tracks do not get recorded on the go, then this app is for you. You can also use it to discover new music based on the music you listen to. Basically you can stream recommended high quality music from LastFM. This is great if you are starting to get board with your current music collection.

Mobile Chat

mobile chat for iphone
Mobile Chat supports several IM services. I use it for AIM and MSN Messenger. If you want to quickly jump online and see what your buddies are up to, then MobileChat is the answer. If you want a more advanced version, better bust out the laptop.

Mobile Twitter & Twinkle

If you follow me on Twitter and Pownce you will notice that I use Pownce way more frequently. However the amount of people on Twitter and with these great iPhone applications, Twitter is starting to bring me back. First off, Mobile Twitter is an awesome native version of Twitter. Basically it works just as if you were twittering on the website. If you are a heavy Twitter user, Mobile Twitter will bring your addiction to a new level. Twinkle is also very good. If you are looking to find other Twitter friends in your area, Twinkle with help you out. It allows you to find Twitter friends in your area, and does much more.

Wallpaper

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Board with those wallpapers that came with your iPhone. Refresh your phone with new wallpaper daily. Wallpaper is basically a community of iPhone users who share their wallpapers. Once launched, a new wallpaper will display every 15 seconds or so. If you like what you see add it as your wallpaper or add it to your gallery to browse and add later. Isn’t shareing fun!

iFlix

iFlix for iphone

iFlix is almost more fun than actually visiting Netflix.com. This application feels natural, like it was made by Steve himself. I just wish there was a way to view all of those watch it now movies on my iPhone. I also wish you could rate your movies on iFlix. Maybe we will see more features when iPhone 2.0 firmware is released.

iSolitare

iSolitare for iPhone
I have a whole application screen dedicated to my games. Solitaire is a beautiful looking game and functions as you would think. It uses touch very well and is a good waiting room game.

Tris

Tetris for iphone
Tetris is also another favorite of mine. I have loved Tetris ever since my GameBoy days. It is always a great mobile game and this version is beautiful. It uses the touch to move the pieces and tapping the screen rotates the pieces. Lots of fun.

iScores

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For the sports fans out there this is the app for you. Love getting sports scores and updates in real time? Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Hockey, Basketball, and Football are all available in iScores via ScoresPro.com. Once you are in the sport of your choice it will update every 30 minutes. Very cool. Go Mavs!

iCave

iCave for iPhone
Old Skool graphics and touch screen fun. This is a really fun game. How far can you get?

iZoo

iZoo for iphone
A great Bejeweled clone. This game have several different themes that completely change the way you will look at this classic puzzle game.

NoIZ2SA

NoIZ2SA for iphone
Long live the side scroll shooter. This one reminds me of Tron mixed with with a little Rez. This is a very addictive side scroll shooter. A must have.

TTR

TTR for iphone
Much like Dance Dance Revolution or even Guitar Hero but without all that dancing and guitar picking. The cool part is you can use your own songs from your iTunes library. Let the revolution begin.

Pushr

Pusher for iphone

Flickr + iPhone = Lots of embarrassing photos of me. iFlickr also uploads yoru photos to Flickr, but uploads every image you take. However, I don’t want to upload every picture I take to Flickr. Pushr lets me choose which images I want to upload. Very simple and work great.

iPhysics & iPinball

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First off download iPhysics and play the games that come bundled with iPhysics. Crayon Physics is awesome, but the killer iPhysics app for me is iPinball. iPinball lets me re-live the days when arcades were boss. I used to dropped endless quarters on those awesome pinball games.

Pool

Pool for iPhone
What else can I say. Its lots of fun but has a stiff learning curve. It’s very sensitive, so practice make perfect.

Yeti 3d

Yeti 3D for iPhone
If you just can’t wait until Quake 3 is released to the public, then Yeti 3D will give you your 3D fix. This is more of a proof of concept for this 3D engine running on the iPhone.

Sketches

Sketches for iphone
Reminiscence over the good ol’ Etch A Sketch days. Draw by touching the screen. When you want to start over, just shake iPhone. The accelerometer does it magic and the screen is ready again for your next masterpiece.

Sumerboard

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This is usually the first app jail-breakers put on their iPhone’s. Summerboard lets you take control over your iPhone’s appearance. There are some beautiful themes out there, and more and more are added all the time. iSpazio is a good resource for some of the better looking themes.

Towers of Hanoi

Towers of Hanoi for iPhone
A very addictive game. Once you got it, well you got it. However I do find myself going back to it time after time if I have a few minutes to kill. This is a game that could use come graphic improvements, but what do you expect for free?

Snapture

Snapature for iphone
Snapture, gives you more control over your iPhone’s camera features. You can take multiple shots at once, take black and white photos, and even zoom. Snapture has a sleek user interface, and allows you to take photos by touching anywhere on the screen, or by using the volume button. Taking pictures this way really make sense when yo think about it. Why didn’t Apple think of this?

Capture

Capture for iphone
How else do you think I get these wonderful screen shots. Very simple and easy to use.

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  5. alex says:

    what is that summerboard theme

    • Sammeh says:

      It is no longer called Summerboard i have the new version of it on my iphone its called winterboard now its an excellent app and I highly recommend it.

  6. Jason Cypret says:

    It is called iWood Realize. You can get it at iSpazzio.

  7. AC says:

    How do you change your name in the top left?

  8. Jason Cypret says:

    There are so many different ways…from terminal hacks, to actual programs on your computer. It’s really just a matter of what you want to use. Try a very simple utility called MIM.

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  10. iPod Touch says:

    after taking pics using capture, and downloading the app like finder to view them on the touch, how do you move them to the computeR?

  11. iPod Touch says:

    i actually figured it out and e-mailed them within the finder, but i would still like to know how to delete them from the finder if you know…

  12. Your Website’s Nicely Designed dude.. N yep Your taste Of apps Matches Mine a lot.. ;)

  13. Jason Cypret says:

    Thanks, the design is still a work in progress. It is getting there though. Thanks for the compliment!

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  15. Michael says:

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  16. Jason Cypret says:

    Thanks, I appreciate it!

  17. Imran says:

    Hey, i wanted to know where can i get these games and apps from, is it the installer.app or the cidia app?

    Thanks In Advanced

  18. Imran says:

    thank u

  19. Rob says:

    Major props to your site, its awesomely designed, but I have the 2.2 Firmware and I cant find the “IPhysics” app on the installer or Cydia. Help!

  20. Crackeracci says:

    couldn’t find any of this on installer. Is there a certain source i need to add for it to find it?

  21. Clinton says:

    Hi, I have unlocked and jailbroke my Iphone 3G, but on the unlock it tells you to deactivate 3G?

    Now I can’t get quick internet?

    Is there a way around this?

    Please Help!

    Thanks

  22. Paul says:

    Capture is redundant, if you press and release home and power you take a snapshot in the default firmware. You don’t even have to jailbreak to get that.

  23. Bobby says:

    The easiest software to unlock your iPhone is http://softunlock.com

    It works and it is free.

    *thumbs up*

  24. trom says:

    very neat, man. i like it.

  25. mariah says:

    these apps arent on cydia or rock? how do u get them? my ipods jailbroken

  26. Jason Cypret says:

    This post was written awhile ago, back when there was only one app store for jailbroken iPhones. I’m sure you can still find them all, but most likely they are hosted on the developer sites.

    I’m going to make a new post soon over jailbroken apps. Stay tuned!

  27. dmitch says:

    Where do you download these?

  28. tony lowery says:

    What is the difference between jailbroken and unlocked? What website do you suggest I go to so that I can jailbreak my iphone? I have 3.1.2

    • Jason Cypret says:

      Jailbroken means you can install applications that are not found in the app store. Most of these apps have been rejected because apple doesn’t want certain functionality on the phone. But some of theses apps are very useful and extend the functionality on the phone to do unbelievable things.

      Unlock means you can use it on other carriers than AT&T. Nice but very risky. Can sometimes damage the phone if not careful.

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  30. JordanDev says:

    Great list. A little outdated though now, you should update it with more recent stuff. Still great though.

    I compile a list of my own favorite jailbreak tweaks and apps at: http://jordandev.info/?p=286

  31. puravida05 says:

    hi! how or where do i download mobilechat? i have a jailbroken iphone and need msn. thanks

    • Jason Cypret says:

      This post is really old so I dont think many of these programs are available anymore. Try out Meebo in the app store. Its really great because it keeps you signed in regardless if the program is running. It will send you push notifications if you have a new IM. I love it. I have MSN, AIM, Google talk, Facebook, and Yahoo all signed in at once.

  32. Paul Hadfield says:

    I have jail broken my phone,and I cannot get cydia can you help?

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