Saturday, June 19, 2010

Apple's Most Ingenius iPhone App Yet

OK, the iPhone is amazing and there are lots of great applications.

Who can argue with News Fuse (which offers dozens of newspapers in one app, although I still prefer just getting my news through Google Reader on the Safari app), FourTrack (for my big-studio recording sessions any time my mind comes up with a song-snippet idea), and BlogWriter (which allows me to post photos and stories on my blog from anywhere in the world)?

But I've discovered the most ingenious app of all. Created by Apple, Remote is a remote control on your iPhone for your iTunes library from anywhere within wireless range of the computer where your library resides.

Unlike some apps, this one works flawlessly and takes about 30 seconds to set up. No more constant opening of your laptop or running back to your computer desk to change tunes. I was sitting on my front porch the other day and flipping from song to song as the music flowed out the front door.

Remote also creates great mixes from you library and allows you to rate songs from your iPhone. The information on the app is completely synched with you iTunes homebase.

Just another reason I will probably always remain a Mac man.