How To Get The Best Features Of iOS 5 Right Now

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How To Get The Best Features Of iOS 5 Right Now

Apple announced the new features coming to iOS 5 today at its yearly developer conference, and it’s bringing lots of awesome new features to the popular mobile platform. The catch: It won’t be available until spring. If you don’t want to wait, here’s how to enjoy the best features it offers right now.

Some of these solutions require jailbreaking. If you’re up for going the jailbreak route, be sure to check out our guide to jailbreaking your iDevice for instructions. If you’re new to jailbreaking, you may also want to read about the disadvantages before you dive right in.

A Better Notification System

previously mentionedMobileNotifier

Wireless Sync

wonderfulWi-Fi SyncApple’s iCloud offering

Safari Reader

Instapaper

Tabbed Browsing

Atomic Web

A Better Camera

Camera+SnapTap

Reminders

It makes sense that Apple would add a to-do list app to iOS because it’s clearly popular in the iTunes App Store. There are so many third-party options that you can probably find one that’s tailored exactly to your needs, but here are a few suggestions: Wunderlist is simple, attractive, and syncs wirelessly to its desktop and web components; SmallTask is about as simple as it gets for reminders and syncs with Dropbox; And, of course, Remember the Milk is a frequent favourite for task management and reminders.[imgclear]

iMessages

Comments

  • I’ve got an iPhone and will probably end up with a Mac in years to come, so I’m not a hater but far from a fanboi.

    What does piss me off is Apple strongly opposing jailbreaking and the features it has always offered, and given idealogical arguments against it, eg “no one needs multitasking on the iPhone” then using the same double tap shortcut from the jailbreak community in iOS4. Hiring the MobileNotifier guy because people hated push notifications.

    When Apple does it they’re praised and labelled innovative and articles get written about them being the “best features”, but if same thing exists in the shadows Apple and the fanbois will mock it.

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