Step 4: Add Your Applications

The best way to smarten up your smartphone is to take advantage of the vast range of programs specifically designed to add sizzle to your mobile life. These are just a few of our favorites, but you can find thousands more at online stores such as handango.com and palmone.com, organized by category and platform. These tiny applications-typically around 90 kilobytes-can be purchased instantly and then downloaded and installed via your PC. A number of these apps are available for more than one operating system, but not all are compatible with every phone. Many offer trial versions, so you can see how useful they are before clicking "buy."

PALM

WorldMate 2005
This power tool for travelers includes itinerary management, real-time updated flight schedules for 800 airlines, global weather, dialing codes, currency converters, a tip calculator-even a packing adviser.
$70