View Full Version : S60 5.0 favorite apps list - Add yours!


alphamusic
07-07-2009, 03:01 PM
I would like to propose a thread and hopefully sticky in the future for peoples' favorite apps that are designed around S60 5.0. I know I am joining a large group of people who have moved up from S60 3.0 devices and are looking for apps designed around touch. Obviously Ovi store is a starting point, but I've found it woefully unorganized. Please post your top app picks here

ironass
07-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Nokia Photo Browser. FREE. Great for just flicking through your images.

http://betalabs.nokia.com/betas/view/nokia-photo-browser

Fring. What can I say. In the abscence of VOIP this does a lot. FREE.

http://www.fring.com/download/

Google Maps. FREE. An excellent alternative to Nokia Maps.

http://www.google.com/mobile/products/maps.html#p=nokia_smart

Mippen NewsBuzz widget (and others) for the home screen. Better than the built-in ones and configurable. FREE.

http://blog.mippin.com/2009/07/nokia-homescreen-widgets-for-n97-now.html

zxon
07-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Paint Pad. It's a great little drawing program, much better than the one that comes with the phone. It's about as advanced as Paint on Windows machines but still good fun.

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/downloads/s60freeware/PaintPad_v1_0_0.sis

In true Blue Peter stylee, here's one I made earlier...

lightbulb
07-07-2009, 07:49 PM
Always a sucker for new and innovative apps that help me get a bit more out of a device, so looking forward to what this thread brings.

I like mobbler (http://code.google.com/p/mobbler/), works well on the N97.

Also just read that Dr Jukka has released an app so you can have a clock on the standby screen but it requires the backlight. Used to have cclock on the N95 as the tiny clock was unreadable on that in standby. Can't seem to get Dr Jukkas app working on my handset though. [late edit] I was mistaken in thinking the app would provide a contantly on clock. Instead the clock appears when a key is pressed.
http://drjukka.com/KeyLockClock.html

ironass
08-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Thanks lightbulb, you reminded me about a "must have" application...

Y-Browser by Dr Jukka. FREE. Much better than the built in File mgr.

http://www.drjukka.com/YBrowser.html

kontraband
08-07-2009, 10:37 AM
Oh... I was just talking to @davecozens about making a sticky thread of good apps...

I'll have a quick check thru the forum... is this a good thread for making sticky guys?

seki
08-07-2009, 10:47 AM
http://www.djone.us/ap/best_screensnap_s60_5_v_1_00.sisx Free works well on N97.

SIC!FTP http://www.sic-software.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=58 Free FTP client .. 3rd Ed but installs and works fine on N97

rdcinhou
08-07-2009, 10:55 AM
A little on the Techie side...:icon14:

JIProlog - a J2ME implementation of the Prolog Language (PROgramming in LOGic). Those of us who are into artificial intelligence applications and problem-solving like to have the best tools on-hand.

http://www.ugosweb.com/jiprolog/download.aspx

If you don't pay the registration fee you get a pop-up every time you run it.

It works better on the N97 than it did on my Nokia 9300--the screen input area is wider and even is rotation-compliant.

Not a problem with the program, but a problem with the N97 is that the Prolog language uses a lot of symbols that are not easily entered on the N97 keyboard. So....I recommend developing your program on a desktop and "blipping" them via Bluetooth to your N97 where you can copy and paste into the entry dialog box. One of the instructions allows you to load content from files...either on the device or off of the web.

davecozens
08-07-2009, 10:56 AM
Oh... I was just talking to @davecozens about making a sticky thread of good apps...

I'll have a quick check thru the forum... is this a good thread for making sticky guys?

Seems like as good a place as any, although I liked the old N95 list that was maintained by someone with thread edit abilities (happy to volunteer ;)) - meaning we had a maintinaed list (with summary info) at the top of the thread which got added to, thus avoiding the need to scroll...

Also, where possible, if folks could post legitimate download or homepage links that'd safe hunting the googleverse...

D

peterhorner
08-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Great idea for a thread.

My favourite apps so far are: -

Gravity - Twitter client which works great with the touch screen and keyboard. Also makes it very easy to upload images online. Thanks to a app installed on facebook any twitter post ending in #fb also gets posted to facebook.
http://mobileways.de/products/gravity/gravity/

Handy Taskman - Makes a good app switcher/launcher and also can close programs which get launched automatically when the phone starts, helping save some memory.
http://nokia-n97-software.epocware.com/Handy_Taskman/articles/Download_area_for_Handy_Taskman.html

Profmail - I like the updated Nokia Messaging for my googlemail account but I don't want instant notifications on my work emails and I also find the built in messaging app unusable. Profmail works well with my work Groupwise account over imap.
http://www.lonelycatgames.com/?app=profimail

lightbulb
09-07-2009, 12:13 AM
Time Machine - simple count-up/down timer. Aesthetically, it looks like something you'd expect from the iphone app store's offerings than something for Symbian.
http://www.symbian-freak.com/downloads/freeware/cat_s60_5th/descriptions/timetools/time_machine_freeware_and_easy_to_handle_timer_app lication.htm

Berty
09-07-2009, 09:24 AM
Time Machine - simple count-up/down timer. Aesthetically, it looks like something you'd expect from the iphone app store's offerings than something for Symbian.
http://www.symbian-freak.com/downloads/freeware/cat_s60_5th/descriptions/timetools/time_machine_freeware_and_easy_to_handle_timer_app lication.htm

Like it!

ironass
09-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Seems like as good a place as any, although I liked the old N95 list that was maintained by someone with thread edit abilities (happy to volunteer ;)) - meaning we had a maintinaed list (with summary info) at the top of the thread which got added to, thus avoiding the need to scroll...

Also, where possible, if folks could post legitimate download or homepage links that'd safe hunting the googleverse...

D

I agree that a sticky similar to the N95 one would be a great idea with a little bit about the App's and whether they are FREE or not and with hompage links rather than direct downloads.

dorisall
09-07-2009, 12:14 PM
Have anyone tried those apps:

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/10051_Introducing_Network_Commander.php

and the company site:

http://www.symnc.com/Products/Products.aspx

A media centre solution for v5 put way high price.

Berty
09-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Snaptu is pretty cool: http://www.snaptu.com/ Works ok on the N97 with the on-screen pointer keys.

Nimbuzz is best for messengers in my book: http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/
Skype, Yahoo, MSN etc.

Fishtext works well if you need to send SMS overseas regularly, cheap as chips: http://www.fishtext.com/nonflash.html
My 5 of credit has lasted me month.

Vizimo is good too to see what 's on the telly tonight: http://beta.vizimo.com/index.jsp Snaptu has a similar on the TV thing too.

Just my 2p's worth.

BanziBarn
09-07-2009, 02:49 PM
Like it!

I wish all apps looked that good!

kontraband
09-07-2009, 03:56 PM
Seems like as good a place as any, although I liked the old N95 list that was maintained by someone with thread edit abilities (happy to volunteer ;)) - meaning we had a maintinaed list (with summary info) at the top of the thread which got added to, thus avoiding the need to scroll...

Also, where possible, if folks could post legitimate download or homepage links that'd safe hunting the googleverse...

D



Yeah, I maintained that N95 list... so I'll set a new one up and try it for N97. I see you have a page setup also so will cross link to that.

In the mean time, I'll unsticky this after Ive taken all the details out and put them into a tight thread.... :cool:




edit>> OK done... THREAD IS HERE (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85631)

cheers people.

zxon
09-07-2009, 05:07 PM
Time Machine - simple count-up/down timer. Aesthetically, it looks like something you'd expect from the iphone app store's offerings than something for Symbian.
http://www.symbian-freak.com/downloads/freeware/cat_s60_5th/descriptions/timetools/time_machine_freeware_and_easy_to_handle_timer_app lication.htm
I like time machine too, already installed it a few days ago... but it doesn't continue counting when it's in the background... at least for me it doesn't.

alphamusic
09-07-2009, 07:51 PM
Thanks for all the advice. It's good to see the sticky up already. It will be a good tool for people moving up to the N97.

ltomovski
10-07-2009, 08:21 AM
N97 Compass
http://thinkchange.cn/products/compass.php