The market share of this operating system shows that it has a great future in mobile application development. These are some of the fantastic Symbian applications that are very practical. Some of the most useful applications are:

shazam app

This is an exclusive app especially for music lovers. This allows users to listen to a song somewhere, even if they don’t know the name of the song or the artist. Users can even download their favorite songs very easily without knowing the details of the song. Whenever they hear a sweet yet unknown song, they can automatically search all the song details online using the Shazam app from their devices. This application will provide the user with all the details and download the song in a few seconds.


This app is the only Twitter client worth considering for “power” users. It comes with brackets, drafts, favorites, image posting, RT, URL shortening, tweet removal, user search, scheduled tweets, basic geolocation, etc. It is also compatible with basic Facebook, Google Reader and Statusnet. With so many features, one would think that the app is malfunctioning. But, using it in a practical way, you will surely find that it is very fast and has an intuitive user interface.

Joiku point

Users can use this to turn their device into a wireless router. Users must have a Wi-Fi enabled Nokia smartphone to run the app and it will provide them with a wireless hotspot that connects them to the internet through their mobile internet connection. Both paid and free version of this app can be downloaded.

Instant messaging (IM) for Symbian phones

Instant Messenger has become essential for smartphones. Smartphones are known for their features like: providing connectivity on social media platforms. With this in mind, the Instant Messenger application for Nokia devices was developed, allowing users to connect with all their social friends through a common platform. The biggest downside to this is that it doesn’t provide connectivity to Facebook, the largest social networking site.

Resco Photo Viewer

Nokia’s or Symbian’s default Gallery app is possibly the worst photo viewing app ever made, on any platform. There are few gallery apps that are really useful. Resco, which is a Symbian-based photo viewer, is one such application. This app supports a large number of image formats and also has a built-in image editor to edit things like: color, contrast, adjustment, etc. The app is also fast browsing and very easy to use.

professional fast office

Quick office pro is the Microsoft Office of the Smartphone. This application allows users to read and edit any Microsoft document directly from their Nokia smartphone. As Microsoft Office is the lifeline of a desktop or laptop computer, the same goes for Quick Office which is the lifeline of smartphones. With Quick office pro, users can do almost everything with their document that can be done on their laptop. This is one of the highlights and is available at a price of US$2.5 in the Nokia store.


This can be used by users to listen to FM radio. Using it as a standalone application, one can listen to the latest. FM Radio or with the default music player to play songs from your playlist. This is very easy to use and supports local file playback, which automatically plays the local files on the memory card instead of streaming them online.