There are a lot of softwares out there for Symbian platform and they get more and more everyday. I’ve started to test some of the best ones on my own Nokia N95 8GB phone and the ones that qualify, are listed in these series of posts. There’s been 2 parts previously and I should tell you that some of those softwares and applications have become obsolete and either their functionalities are included in new Firmware release or There’s been no update of the said applications till date. Before we start with the third part, let me recall the previous lists:
1- Landscape Pro – Functionality included in new Firmware
2- RotateMe v2.0 – Functionality included in new Firmware
3- Handy Taskman 2.0 – Still Good!
4- Office Suite 4.5 – Still Good
5- Agile Messenger – Obsolete (Recieved minor bugs and application crashes reports)
6- Salling Clicker – Still Good
7- ALON MP3 Dictaphone – Updated version available
8- Nokia Maps 2 (Beta version) – Final Release included in Firmware or available to download from your phone.
9- Y-Browser (from Yucca Tools) – Still Good
10- NiiMee – Updated Version Available
And here goes the third list:
11- Python : This is a programming language, but even if you don’t know what that means, to run some applications you would need this, so you may want to install it anyway.
12- MobiTubia : With MobiTubia you can get YouTube.com on your mobile phone. Great menu, easy to navigate, you can save clips you like and you can even open FLV files directly if you know the URL. MobiTubia allows you to search on YouTube and also shows you updated lists of featured videos. It is free to download and install, here’s the link: http://www.mobitubia.com/
13- TomTom : There’s been a long time waiting until people discovered how to run TOMTOM on Symbian S6ç, specially with N95 internal GPS! Well the way is that you install an application which creates a virtual bluetooth gps and sends your GPS data on it, and then, you have to set TOMTOM to recieve data from the virtual GPS!
More info on this will be available in the next post on this topic. For now, you can find almost everything you need by Googling around.
14- Yahoo GO : It’s one of the most used of my applications. It allows you to check your Yahoo emails very easily and quickly, and allows to send, reply and forward emails too! You get access to a lot of other Yahoo Services from your phone and you can add user made widgets like Facebook Widget and so on…
Go here to get more informaion http://mobile.yahoo.com/go
15- Google Maps : You can get many of the Google Maps functionallity on your phone with this wonderful application. It helps you localize yourself on the map and know your location even if you don’t have a GPS!!
Here it is: www.google.com/gmm/
Installing the latest applications stated above, and runnig them, will require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be careful to know about the connection fees that may apply to you.
In the next post on this topic, I’ll try to provide you downloads of many of the stated applications.