Whether you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, there are some tasks that can be done more effectively over a Wifi connection than AT&T’s 3G network. A few years ago, there weren’t too many hot-spots available, so if you needed an Internet connection on the go, you had to struggle to find it. But these days, there are so many hot-spots around the world that one is never too far way. Thanks to Wifi finder apps for iPhone, you can actually stop guessing and go where the hot-spots are. Whether you want to find a hot-spot or just get directions to one, these 10 apps let you do it all:
Joe’s Network Utility: a complete network toolkit that lets you run a traceroute, find a Wifi hotspot, and do all kinds of things on your iPhone.
WifiTrak: a great way to find Wifi devices around you. This app monitors them all and test them to see which ones can be used.
Spots – The WiFi Hotspot Directory: contains over 410,000+ hotspots. The interface is wonderful, but more importantly, this app rocks.
WiFiFoFum: the name is impressive but the performance is even more so. This app shows you the WiFi networks all around you in addition to SSID, MAC, RSSI, AP Mode, and more.
Free WiFi: another app that finds hotspots all around you by using your phone’s GPS feature.
Free WiFi Cafe Spot: it shows you Cafe shops that you can go to get free Wifi. Can come in handy.
Wifi Directory: a cool app that uses your iPhone’s GPS to find hotspots around you and give you directions to them.
Wifi Checker: used to work great with iPhone 2 OS. If you are still on that version, this is a killer app to own. An update may be on the way.
Wifi Locator: another one of those apps that works well with iPhone 2 OS but needs an update to work with iPhone 3.0.
Canada Wifi: live in Canada? Use this app to find hotspots all around you. Not as extensive as the U.S. ones but still useful.
Your turn: did I miss any? What’s your favorite iPhone hotspot finder?