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The 10 best iPhone apps for IT professionals

Satisfy your geek-needs with iPhone apps for techies

Apple's iTunes App store offers not only fun apps for the iPhone, its also offers tools aimed at IT professionals. So if you want to use your iPhone or iPod touch to monitor and control other systems or to satisfy other geek needs, check out our round-up of the 10 best techie iPhone apps.

Pandora Radio

The marriage of Pandora and the iPhone should be on the cover of Hello magazine. Assuming that the government doesn't kowtow to the corrupt recording industry and inexplicably shut down streaming radio, this app will provide you with all the music you could ever want for a very low price, and its free through the App Store, although available only in the US - for now at least.

Mobile AIM

This one's a bit obvious, but the capability to IM from wherever and not incur SMS charges can really come in handy. Imagine essentially the same functionality as SMS, yet it's free when most carriers are charging as much as 10p per text message. Despite using more bandwidth than SMS, it allows messaging to anyone logged into AIM and is free through the App Store.

Twitterific

If you Twitter and carry an iPhone, you need Twitterific. Sporting a sleek look and feel, Twitterific beats using Twitter's web interface, and it enables location tweets using the iPhone's GPS or triangulation features. Free through the App Store, with a £5.99 premium option.

NetNewsWire

If you subscribe to RSS feeds, NetNewsWire is an absolute must-have for gathering all your RSS feeds in one place, easily accessible, readable, and searchable. The links to NewsGator keep everything together whether you're on your desktop or your phone. What's not to love? Free through the App Store.

Evernote

Evernote's iPhone app provides a very simple interface to record voice, text, or picture notes, linked with Evernote.com. Record something on your phone, sync it with your Evernote account, and access it from anywhere. It's perfect for remembering to grab milk on the way home or save and share photos, or you can set a reminder to reboot the mail server on Friday night. Free through the App Store.

Drinks

No techie list would be complete without a bit of booze. Drinks is a slick little app that contains everything you ever wanted to know about making drinks, complete with 4,500 drinks already in the database. It searches for drinks by ingredient, lets you save and note specific drinks, add your own recipes, and even select a random drink. Of course it might be overkill for those of us who prefer our Scotch neat, but it's invaluable for entertaining. £2.39 through the App Store.

  1. Satisfy you geek-needs with these techie iPhone apps
  2. Pandora Radio AND Mobile AIM

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