21 apps Apple doesn't want on your 3.0 iPhone

Not every worthwhile iPhone app can be found at the App Store

Jailbreak iPhone apps

The past year of Apple updates has certainly altered the pre-3.0 iPhone jailbreaking landscape. Yet ongoing developer and user frustration with Apple's enigmatic app acceptability rules, as well as Apple’s deliberate hobbling of many application capabilities, make for a jailbreaking community that is as vibrant as ever. The following 21 apps today run only on jailbroken iPhones. Some may even prove precursors to features released in future Apple iPhone firmware updates.

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: Multifl0w

Aaron Ash
Multifl0w
Multifl0w helps users keep track of multitasking applications, providing a switcher that harkens back to Andy Herzfeld’s legendary Mac Switcher utility from 1984. $4.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: My3G

Intelliborn
My3G
My3G fools apps into thinking they're on Wi-Fi rather than 3G, so you can use 3G-prohibited features, such as HD YouTube over cellular wireless.  $2.79

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: Longitude

Technivations
Longitude
Longitude updates your Google Latitude GSP location in the background. $1.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: QuickReply for SMS

Gaurav Khanna
QuickReply for SMS
QuickReply for SMS lets you respond to MMS messages without dropping out of your current application or unlocking your phone. $2.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: MyWi

Intelliborn
MyWi
MyWi turns your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. $9.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: IntelliScreen

Intelliborn
IntelliScreen
IntelliScreen pops up a Dashboard-like summary of messages, emails, events and news. $9.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: OverBoard

Ryan Petrich
OverBoard
OverBoard lets you organize springboard app icons “en masse” without going through iTunes. $1.99

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: SBSettings

Big Boss
SBSettings
SBSettings gives you instant access to settings that disable and enable services like Wi-Fi and GPS. Free

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: Firewall iP

Ruediger Rill
Firewall iP
Firewall iP lets you monitor outgoing network connections to alert you to apps that are “phoning home.” $2.49

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: Safari Downloader

Dustin Howett
Safari Downloader
Safari Downloader extends Apple’s Safari Web browser to let you download and store files directly to your iPhone file system. $2

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Jailbreak iPhone apps: Cyntact

Jay Freeman
Cyntact
Add pictures to Apple's contact list. The iPhone's built-in contact directory lets you store pictures that pop up when someone calls. Cyntact displays those pictures in the scrolling listing itself, allowing you to find contacts rapidly by facial recognition. $1

Jailbreak iPhone apps: Voicemail Forwarder

Okori Group
Voicemail Forwarder
Send voice mail messages to an e-mail destination. The iPhone's visual voice mail is a captive portal for audio messages. Voicemail Forwarder lets you forward individual messages to any e-mail address for archival purposes or just to pass around someone's silly comments. $2.99

Jailbreak iPhone apps: Categories

BigBoss
Categories
Organize springboard apps into folders. The iPhone supports up to nine pages of apps. Power users want more, and they want to organize them for easy access. To this end, Categories lets you group applications into an arbitrary number of springboard folders. Folder contents scroll horizontally to show multiple screenfuls of apps. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: Cycorder

Jay Freeman
Cycorder
Most digital cameras today can record video as well as still images. Now the iPhone can, too. Cycorder captures video at up to 15 frames per second in bright lighting at 384-by-288 resolution, yielding QuickTime movies. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: PDANet

June Fabrics
PDANet
Tether iPhone to computer for EDGE or 3G Internet sharing. AT&T prohibits tethering, but jailbroken phones can bypass this restriction using PDANet, sharing Internet via a Wi-Fi connection to the phone or via USB cable to Windows PCs. Be sure you have an unlimited data plan if your iPhone is unlocked for another cellular provider. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: MiVTones

iFonetec
MiVTones
Video ringtones. For that special someone, play the video of your choice along with audio. MiVTones provides a video sharing community as well. $9.99

Jailbreak iPhone apps: MxTube

mxweas
MxTube
Download and save YouTube videos. For those times when you can't be online, MxTube lets you salt away a few cool YouTube videos for offline viewing. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: TV-Out

Lance Fetters
TV-Out
Display any iPhone content on your TV. As shipped, the iPhone can output to a TV output via an AV accessory cable, but only for playing YouTube and iPod videos or displaying still photos. TV-Out enables general-purpose TV viewing of any iPhone content, including live video from the camera, Mobile Safari, map navigation, and other applications. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: Veency

Jay Freeman
Veency

VNC server for iPhone. Switching between your computer desktop and the small iPhone screen can be tedious, especially for entering textual information. Veency lets you remotely control your iPhone from your computer desktop using a VNC client application like Chicken of the VNC. You can view the screen, touch controls, and activate physical controls such as the lock and menu buttons. Free

Jailbreak iPhone apps: MCleaner

MCleaner.com
MCleaner
Caller ID blacklist screener. We all have those nuisance callers and SMSers we'd just as soon ignore. MCleaner lets you automate the ignoring process by blacklisting Mr. or Ms. Annoying. You can set up multiple profiles to selectively screen groups of people at times of your choosing. $11.99

Jailbreak iPhone apps: StatusNotifier

StatusNotifier
Summarize status icons. When you want to see at a glance that you have new SMS, e-mail, or IM messages, Apple's text-only status messages make you squint. StatusNotifier presents clear message and other status icons on the sleep screen and status bar. Free

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