Thursday, May 27, 2010

25 Most Useful Nokia N900 Mobile Apps

Nokia N900 powered by Maemo 5 has great useful mobile applications.

1. Pidgin protocols plugin for Conversations and Contacts

AIM, Facebook, GaduGadu, Groupwise, ICQ, MSN, QQ, Sametime & Yahoo

A plugin for configuring accounts supported by libpurple, the same library Pidgin uses. The plugin adds support for the following protocols: AIM, Facebook Chat, GaduGadu, ICQ, MSN, QQ, Sametime, and Yahoo.
Warning: Do NOT use the Facebook Chat feature. Use Pidgin with XMPP or use the new built-in Facebook chat feature of N900 firmware version PR 1.2.

2. Conboy

Conboy is a note taking application.

It is designed to be easy to use - yet powerful. Conboy can read and write the Tomboy file format to be compatible with Tomboy on Linux, Mac and Windows.

 3. MaStory

Blogging from your hands. MaStory allows you to blog from your Maemo device. Right now it supports Wordpress, Blogger, Livejournal and Drupal. You can write posts in offline mode and edit posts already published. It interacts with photo services like Flickr and Picasa. And more features for blogging from your hands. URL:

4. Pidgin

Dedicated chat application for Nokia N900.

5. gPodder Podcast Downloader

Subscribe and download audio podcasts.

6. Hermes

Update your contacts with their Facebook profile photos.

7. DocsToGo Viewer Edition

View Office files (trial version).

8. Mauku

Update your status on microblogging sites like Twitter. witter (below) has more functionality for Twitter.

9. Pixelpipe Media Gateway for Nokia Share

Upload photos and media files to Facebook and other social networks and publishing services.

10. witter

Best Twitter client for N900.

11. TuneWiki Lyrics Widget

Show lyrics on desktop while playing music.

12. TuneWiki SMP for Maemo

Play music while showing lyrics, and other features.

13. Xournal

A better app to draw notes than Sketch, but for notes I still prefer Conboy.

14. Countdown Home Widget

Track deadlines.

15. Call Blocker for Maemo 5

Block unwanted calls.

See also Call Blocker for Maemo 5 article.

Call Blocker thread.

Alternative: PyCallBlocker, which requires rootsh and maemo-python-device-env.

16. zip

Compress files with ZIP using Command Line Interface (CLI).

17. Unzip Plugin for File Manager

Extract ZIP files from File Manager.

18. PyGTKEditor

Edit and run Python scripts.

19. fbreader

Read mobile books and CHMs.

20. kchmviewer

Read CHM format books, a good alternative to fbreader.

21. Flashlight

Use the bright N900 camera LED as flashlight in the dark.

To use: Slide open the camera cover, then turn on Flashlight applet from the status area.

22. grr

Read your Google Reader RSS feeds using a fast and user friendly Maemo UI.

23. fMMS

Send and receive MMS messages.

24. Extra Decoders

Enable N900 to play all sorts of movie and video formats.

25. icedtea6 JDK

Run Java Standard Edition (Java SE) applications.

Let me know your favorite N900 / Maemo 5 apps!