Neowin's top 10 iPhone apps you can't live without

Over a year ago, Neowin asked the community what are the top iPhone applications they can't live without. The community responded with a list of their applications they either use on a daily or weekly basis, applications that make their total iPhone experience. The following list excludes standard applications that come pre-installed on the iPhone, including Safari, your SMS/MMS, calendar, etc. The list can also include jailbroken applications that are not available through Apple, but unofficial sources such as Cydia.

#10 BeejiveIM: Users can take their Windows Live Messenger experience anywhere on the go, with BeejiveIM with Push, so you can get messages instantly delivered to your phone from your contacts. This helpful application brings you the greatest mobile messenger experience for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. BeejiveIM allows you to connect a number of social networking services including AIM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, MySpace, Yahoo!, Facebook and more.
Price: $9.99
This app can be found on: iTunes

#9 Colloquy: Whether you are one of the regulars on Neowin IRC, or occasionally drop by, Colloquy is a great way to stay connected with online communities around the Internet. Colloquy has all the basic features of a desktop IRC client, which supports commands and multiple channels. This app supports the iPhone, iPod and fully supports the iPad.
Price: $1.99
This app can be found on: iTunes

#8 Deliveries: This handy little application lets you track your packages through all the major shipping companies. This application also includes a map locator, to see where your package was last checked in, based on the tracking number information. Deliveries tells you detailed information about the package, even alerting you when your package has been delivered at your door or mailbox. This app supports the iPhone, iPod and fully supports the iPad.
Price: $4.99
This app can be found on: iTunes

#7 Shazam: This application finished #3 two years ago on our list, but it hasn't lost it's usefulness. If you ever hear a song on the radio and can't figure out what that tune is, open up Shazam, put it to a speaker and after a few seconds, Shazam will tell you exactly what song is currently playing. This amazing little application can be found on just about any iPhone and definitely is a must have on your phone, because you never know when it might come in handy. Shazam is available for the iPhone and iPod touch, but requires a microphone.
Price: Free! - Shazam Encore and Shazam Red are also available on for $4.99 and support charities.
This app can be found on: iTunes

#6 Winterboard: If you're looking to tweak or cutomize the layout of your iPhone or iPod, then you might just be looking for Winterboard. Although this application is only available through Cydia, which requires you to jailbreak your device, you have thousands of ready-made themes to apply to your device, changing the look and even the functionality of your iPhone. The majority of themes found on Cydia are available for free, even giving you a preview of what the theme will look like once applied.
Price: Free!
This app can be found on: Cydia

#5 Reeder: This useful little application brings your Google Reader subscriptions on the go, so you can get instant RSS updates on your iPhone. Reeder syncs with Google Reader so you can manage your unread feeds and browse through the feeds you're following to get real-time updates.
Price: $2.99
This app can be found on: iTunes

#4 Dropbox: If you're a regular dropbox user, you will likely already have this application on your mobile iPhone, iPod or iPad. Dropbox lets you access your shared files from the cloud-based storage system from anywhere with Internet access. Users can access their shared photos, documents and much more with this application.
Price: Free!
This app can be found on: iTunes

#3 Cydia: This unofficial App Store comes in at our number three. Although this application requires you to jaibreak your device to install it, this useful application allows you to download and install unauthorized iPhone, iPod and iPad applications to your device. This is your one stop shop for themes, tweaks, ringtones and applications Apple won't allow on their App Store. This is a must have application.
Price: Free!
This app requires you to jailbreak for it to be installed.

#2 Facebook: If you don't already have this application installed, it's probably because you don't have a Facebook account. This very useful application, as voted by our community, came in as number one last year and brings all the features of the desktop Facebook experience to your iDevice. Keep in touch with friends and family, share photos and videos and even instantly chat with them all from your mobile device. This is a must have application.
Price: Free!
This app can be found on: iTunes

#1 Twitter: This application didn't even make the list last year, but according to the Neowin community, tweeting your thoughts in 140 characters is the must have application of the year. Follow friends, celebrities and people you've never heard of before all from your mobile phone. Twitter has its very own official application on the App Store now, but you can find dozens of third-party applications to share your thoughts with the world. Twitter for the iPhone, iPod and iPad has all the same features as the browser-based version, including follow, unfollow, block, tweet and upload photos. This is a must have application.
Price: Free!
This app can be found on: iTunes

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