Perhaps the biggest reason for the staggering success of the iPhone is its thousands of applications that are available. iPhone apps ranges from games, productivity tools, entertainment programs but there are also apps that can be a great addition to a web developer’s toolbox. If you have an iPhone, here are some apps that you’ll find useful. Please note that the URLs for the applications below will automatically load the Apple Store within iTune.
Developer Notes is an application built exclusively for software and web development community. It allows you to organize development tasks with ease. Each tasks can be assigned to a specific type like todo, fixme, idea with different tracking status like new, pending, on-hold or done. You can also prioritize tasks and set their due dates or move tasks between different versions. DeveloperNotes also comes with built-in email features that allows you to email tasks to yourself or your lead developer.
CheatSheets is for every seasoned developers that needs a quick refresher course. It is a free reference application that gives web developers quick reference to a variety of useful functions right at their finger tips. It has quick function and command references for most popular web technologies like ASP, PHP, HTML and also includes reference for topics like Mod Rewrite and Regular Expressions.
FTP on The Go
FTP on The Go is an FTP client for the iPhone with all features of a desktop FTP client. It allows you to fix your web site, and view files on your FTP server from anywhere. Other than the default FTP features like upload and download, it also support editing text file with its built-in editor. Its Find/Replace and Go To Line Number enables you to fix your codes faster. FTP on The Go can also store your files on your iPhone and you can view,edit or email any of the saved files.
DatabaseViewer is a commercial application with its price tagged at $19.99 – a little expensive for an iPhone application, in my opinion. It will allow you to view any database on your iPhone and you can synchronize data wirelessly. It support SQL select queries, filters and you can sort the fields. DatabaseViewer currently supports most of the popular databases like MS Access, SQL Server, MySQL, PostegreSQL and any other ODBC compliant database.
WorkTimer is a time management application that allows you to track how long you’ve spent on various project so that you can eventually bill your client accordingly. This is pretty useful for web developers that works both from office and home and need a convenient way to track their hours. At the end of each month, you can email yourself (or anyone else) a monthly report of all the hours worked in different projects.
Source Viewer is a handy application that enables you to view a web site’s HTML source code – just as you would with the ‘view source’ option in your web browser. The source code of the web site is presented in an easy to read format with code highlighting feature. The best thing about this application is that it also collects all images and links (CSS links, JS links) from the source code and these can then be viewed separately.