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Cool iPhone apps also for Android and Symbian phones + Alternatives!

If you currently don’t have an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch or never had any of these Apple products (like me) then you might also have been impressed by the collection of awesome apps that a lot of developers/companies offer for iOS and not much for the other smartphone OSs like Android, Symbian etc. It feels quite left out when you really require the use of any of those apps and much to your dismay, that are only available for the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

I believe that either Apple threatens these developers to not to develop apps for other platforms so that people have to buy the Apple products just to use the apps or the developers are too stupid enough to extend and enlarge their markets by supporting several platforms. Anyway, forget that.

The good news is that nowadays, the apps aren’t just limited to iOS but are fastly coming to Android OS and slowly for Symbian OS too. I have tried to make a list of apps which are officially and unofficially available for different platforms including iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows and Website.

1. Facebook

The most widely used social network is officially available for different smartphone and PC.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes (alternative: fMobi)

Web/PC: Yes

2. Skype

The most popular service for free international calls is also officially available.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: Yes

3. Whatsapp Messenger

A widely used official app for complete replacement to SMS feature on phones.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: No

4. WordPress

The best blogging service is also officially available on many devices.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: Yes

5. Evernote

The most popular note-taking product is also officially available.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Notekeeper)

Web/PC: Yes

6. Shazam

A popular song recognizing app.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: No (alternative: Tunatic)

7. Viber: Calls + Text

A great alternative to the Whatsapp messenger with the bonus feature of free Voip calls.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: No (alternative: Skype)

8. TuneIn Radio

One of the best online radio service.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Nokia Internet Radio)

Web/PC: Yes

9. Twitter

The most liked social networking and micro-blogging service.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: TwimGo or Gravity)

Web/PC: Yes

10. Opera Mini/Mobile

The best internet browser which is officially available for nearly every platform.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes (also Mobile)

Symbian: Yes (also Mobile)

Web/PC: Yes

11. WeatherBug

A weather forecasting app.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Yr.no)

Web/PC: Yes

12. Instagram

A popular Camera app for instant sharing of your pictures on Facebook and Twitter.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Molome)

Web/PC: No

13. Dropbox

One of the best file (multiple format) uploading and sharing tool available.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Dropian)

Web/PC: Yes

14. IMO Instant Messenger

A cool instant messaging service officially available on both mobile and PC.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: Yes

Web/PC: Yes

15. Blogger

Another great blogging service and a competent rival to WordPress.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Blob)

Web/PC: Yes

16. Expensify

One of the best expense/finance tracking service.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Expense Manager or Finance Tracker)

Web/PC: Yes

17. Talking Tom Cat and Talking Carl

Quite funny and entertaining apps which consists of an animated cat and a cute cartoon respectively which repeats whatever you say.

iOS/iPhone: Yes and Yes

Android: Yes and No

Symbian: No (alternative: Talking Cat) and No (alternative: Talking Jay)

Web/PC: No

18 SkyScanner

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Symbian: No (alternative: Flight Tracker)

Web/PC: Yes

19. Google Plus

A social network and a true competitor of Facebook.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Nokia: No (alternative: Go+)

Web/PC: Yes

20. QuickOffice

A great office suite optimized to the document-reading and -editing needs on Mobile devices.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Nokia: Yes

Web/PC: No (alternative: Libre Office or Microsoft Office)

21. Gmail

The best e-mail service by Google.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Nokia: Yes

Web/PC: Yes

22. 1Password

A useful app for storing your passwords, login details and other secret stuff.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Nokia: No (alternative: Handy Safe)

Web/PC: Yes

23. iPhone launcher

The official built-in Home launcher of iPhone/iPod touch.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: No (alternative: iLauncher)

Nokia: No (alternative: MyPhone)

Web/PC: No

24. Google Translate

The online language translating tool.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: Yes

Nokia: No (alternative: Voice Translate Pro)

Web/PC: Yes

25. Camera+

The Ultimate picture taking and editing app exclusive to iOS.

iOS/iPhone: Yes

Android: No (alternative: FxCamera or Camera Zoom FX)

Nokia: No (alternative: CameraPro)

Web/PC: No

 

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One comment on “Cool iPhone apps also for Android and Symbian phones + Alternatives!

  1. aunwaqas02
    October 8, 2012

    Reblogged this on emegaspot2.

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