Got your IPhone recently and want a quick overview of what innovative librarians , library or library vendors have done with IPhone apps?
I was in this situation about 2 months ago and did quite a bit of research, so to save you all time, I offer the following list plus commentary .This is not meant to be a complete guide on what are the best general interest Iphone apps (typically this involves picking a Twitter client, IM Client, RSS feed reader, online storage service like dropbox etc). Such lists already exist , but rather this is list of apps that are of interest to librarians, or have being used by Librarians in library settings.
I've decided not to link directly to the App store, mainly because the link has to be country specific?, and this blog serves an international audience so there is no one best link. To find the app, just do a search in the appstore with the app name. Do note that in some rare cases (e.g. WorldCat), the app might not be available depending on your location.
These are search apps offered by specific database vendors that make searching such databases on Iphones easier. Most of this was found via Mobile libraries blog
iResearch (American Institute of Physics iResearch)
I find myself using this a lot on the go.
I haven't yet blogged on QRCodes, but among many other posts on this you can have a look at Jo Alcock's post.(See comments as well)
These are apps that have being created by libraries or universities (with a library related mod), worth taking a look at if you are tasked with creating one. I covered this here
HK libraries (searches consortium of HongKong Libraries
Library Navigator (Tokyo) (similar to above but for Tokyo Libraries including National Diet Library)
Dukemobile (Part of University IPhone app)
iUsask (Part of University IPhone app)
Northwestern (Part of University IPhone app)
NC State "Wolf Walk"
Kindle for iphone
These class of apps can be used to convert your Iphone into a slide controller. Use your Iphone to move slides forward and backwards with one flick! Some apps will allow you to see the next slides and/or your notes, either in split screen or full screen mode.
Personally I think it's between Mypoint or i-Clickr, but the free version of Mypoint is pretty functional, while the free version of i-Clickr is limited to only 15 slides.
Mighty Meeting - This is very interesting app, that allows you to control web presentations using your Iphone.
BlackBoard learn - Use this to keep in touch with assignments posted on the popular courseware BlackBoard!
Local books - App that can locate closest bookstores and libraries that have an entry on LibraryThing
Prowl - Use this for roving librarians who are equipped with Iphones/Itouches, users can summon librarians for help. See here
Tungle - Use this for scheduling appointments - covered here
Foursquare and other location apps - Libraries are using this to offer prizes to "mayors", Covered here and here
GoodReader - Tom Boone suggests using this to make it easy to download PDF of articles and to email them.
Hope this list has being helpful.
Library Success wiki , also has an excellent section on mobile libraries that goes beyond just Iphone. apps. Anything else I missed?