August 11, 2007

Part II: Top Apps for the N73

Here's an extensive list of some of my favourite apps for the N73. The best part is that these essentials are free, so you definitely need to get them.

I've also included a concise description of their functions along with some screenshots and links for free download, so that you can get the specific version that's made for your phone.

1. AutoLock: Autolock is a simple, easy-to-use automatic key lock for S60 3rd edition devices that starts up automatically whenever you switch on your phone. I'd recommend you to install it to phone memory. A great utility!

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2. cCalc: cCalc is an intuitive, function-rich scientific calculator. The reason why I prefer it over any other app -- such as Calcium, for instance -- is simply because with cCalc, you can make your own conversion tables as well as perform advanced calculations. Install it to phone memory.

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3. HourPower: HourPower is quite a simplistic app that can read the current system time aloud upon the press of a key. You can, for instance, have it as one of the softkeys on your phone for easy access.

4. MobiReader: If you're into ebooks or enews, you must get MobiReader for your phone! I love this app as it gives me the flexibility to convert ebooks, comics, articles etc using its Creator Publisher software on the PC and later, to read them on my phone in landscape mode. You can even use the Web Companion on the PC to schedule enews downloads and read the latest news or weather on the go! MobiReader also supports dictionaries -- but they must be purchased separately.

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5. ActiveFile: This is an excellent file manager that you can use on your phone to browse or sort your files. It uses two panes instead of one so that you can easily copy and move stuff around. It's also faster than other file managers -- like the commercial Xplore from LCG and doesn't have any expiration date -- like the popular FExplorer that's currently in beta testing. Plus, ActiveFile also features a nifty landscape mode, a decent task manager as well as a memory monitor all bundled into one! A must have that deserves a place in your phone memory.

P.S Make sure you get the signed version if you're unsure about the signing process for S60 3rd edition devices!

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6. RotateMe: Another great app to have. RotateMe lets you use your phone in landscape mode. What's the advantage, you ask? Well, for starters, some apps that do not include a landscape mode switch can easily run in landscape using this and besides, it looks amazing! So far there's just an unsigned version out, so you'll have to sign it by yourself.

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3 comments:

Jonayat said...

i used all the apps you wrote about but i could not get rotate me signed because simbian signed doesn't allow public webmails to be registered.Any other ideas?

T M said...

Thanks for writing in, Jonayat! I'm well aware of that issue. Have you tried registering with a non-public email address?

Jonayat said...

dont have one. i gave up the hope of using it. i will have to wait till someone comes up with a cracked or signed version.