written by: S. R. Obbayi•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 1/10/2011
The Nokia N97 is a great phone and is even greater when running the right applications. Here is a an overview of five of the best free applications for Nokia N97 owners.
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Skype is probably one of the best free applications for the Nokia N97 when it comes to calls and instant messaging. Skype has already built a reputation in desktop environments and in that same spirit the team behind Skype has not disappointed on mobile. With Skype you can make free calls using the data network to other Skype users and to other landlines for a minimal fee. Skype for Nokia N97 gives you the ability to check your voice mails, make video calls and check voice mail for free. Even though most of the Skype services are free, you may incur some costs depending on who your cellphone network provider is. Besides that you can also use Skype services over Wi-Fi. Skype can be downloaded by pointing your Nokia N97 to skype.com and following the instructions provided.
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TuneWiki - Lyrics with Music
TuneWiki - Lyrics with Music is a free version of this multimedia application that is so fitting for the Nokia N97. This Nokia N97 application allows you to show subtitles of songs as you listen to them on your Nokia phone. This application is termed as a Social Media Player that also allows the user to not only listen to music and have the subtitles displayed but also to watch music videos and stream music from the Internet. TuneWiki - Lyrics with Music is available in several languages and provides the lyrics to over 2.5 million songs and counting. You can also track the music your friends are listening to and integrate with Twitter and Facebook. You can download TuneWiki - Lyrics with Music by going to the Ovi Store application and searching for TuneWiki there.
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F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile is another one of the best free applications for Nokia N97 owners as it can protect your private data on your Nokia N97. F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile allows you to lock your Nokia N97 remotely in the event that it is stolen or lost. Not only can you lock your phone but you can opt to completely delete everything to keep your messages, photos, contact and other private stuff from being accessed. Using the location services you can have F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile locate your Nokia N97. You can download F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile by pointing your Nokia N97 to the Ovi Store and searching for F-Secure.
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Snaptu makes the list of the best free applications for the Nokia N97 based on its multi-function abilities. Snaptu is a popular application for the Nokia N97 that aggregates several services and makes them available to the user in the most convenient manner. With Snaptu you can keep track of sports scores such as soccer and cricket, you can check out movie times and share your photos on Picassa. With Snaptu you can also check out information on weather or just use it leisurely to access your favorite social networking services including Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. Snaptu is available through the Nokia Ovi Store which can be accessed by launching the Ovi Store application on your Nokia N97 and searching for Snaptu.
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Last, but certainly not least, is this utility application, Free Translator. This again is one of the best free applications for the Nokia N97 in that it allows you to translate text and have it sent in your native language. Free Translator operates as a free Internet service with features that allow this free Nokia N97 app to translate text into several languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Hatian-Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. You can get Free Translator by launching the Ovi Store application on your Nokia N97 and searching for Free Translator.