One of the big advantages of Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch is the thousands of applications that you can install ? some free, others not.
Most of these applications won't necessarily blow your mind, but among the thousands there are a few that stand out.
Below is a collection of what I believe are the best free applications that we can use here in South Africa.
Backgrounds: get cool backgrounds.
Bloomberg: for all your stock market information needs.
eReader: ebook reader.
Facebook: access your Facebook account.
Files lite: sync files to your device, including pdf's, jpg's, Word and Excel files.
Flashlight: bright white background that can serve as a light in the dark.
Fring: connect to multiple instant messaging services all at once, including Skype.
Moxier World: get a five-day weather forecast.
Now Playing: everything you need to know about movies, including show times and reviews.
Remote: control your Apple computer or Apple TV.
RSS Runner: RSS feeds reader.
Stanza: another ebook reader.
Twinkle: connect to Twitter.
Units: convert measuring units.
VoiceNotes: take voice notes (iPhone only).
If you know of other very useful (and free!) applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, please share it with us by leaving a comment below.