The 11 best Symbian apps

8. TRAPSTER (Free)

Trapster takes advantage of the GPS radio in modern smartphones to provide free speed camera alerts, and display them on a special version of Google Maps. The database is user-generated, so as well as alerts, the app provides the facility to report unmarked speed cameras – just tap a button onscreen to mark the spot. The phalanx of user-spotted cameras means Trapster is updated more often than satnav systems, and it marks mobile speed camera sites as well as static ones.

9. SKYPE (Free)

There are a number of third-party apps out there for accessing VoIP services such as Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Google Talk, but for ease of use, Skype’s own client wins. While we had trouble persuading rival Fring to connect using our fussy office Wi-Fi network, Skype did so without issues, and allowed us to use our existing Skype account along with the pre-paid credit. Sound quality wasn’t great, but it’s a cheap way to phone key contacts when you’re abroad.


WorldCard takes advantage of the camera on your smartphone to snap a business card and automatically extract the text directly into your contacts list. The app recognises and parses the text to create the contact record, and the phone’s normal sync software then copies the data to your PC.

35. DOCUMENTS TO GO (£5.99)

Documents To Go has been a smartphone staple for a decade. The software allows you to view and edit Office documents on the move, as well as read Adobe PDFs. While only a sadist would perform serious document edits, it’s an effective way to take key documents with you.

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