Apps I would like to see on the Nokia N900

Apps I would like to see on the Nokia N900I’ve been focusing on the hardware and included software on the Nokia N900 and understand it is still early in the developmental process for Maemo 5 apps. However, I wanted to provide a list of software that I would love to see come to the Nokia N900 to make it a more usable device for me. The media capabilities are pretty well covered, but their are social networking apps, streaming music apps, ebook and Bible reading apps, Office document creators, and more that I want. Here is my list at this time:

  • Twitter application like Gravity
  • Full Office editor and creator (Documents To Go does have a viewer available)
  • Consolidated search application (like Bing that gives you movie times, restaurants, etc.)
  • Facebook application
  • Bible reading/study application (like Olive Tree Bible Reader)
  • Pandora/ streaming music application
  • Sports score and status application
  • Google Voice application or native GV support
  • Full Evernote application

As you can see I am not really seeking thousands and thousands of new applications, just a few key ones that matter most to me. I think the N900 has some great native apps and a few good ones out of the box (Qik, Documents To Go viewer, WordPy) and am pretty sure some of the ones I listed above will be provided when the Ovi Store launches on the N900.

What applications do you want to see on the Nokia N900?


40 Comments to Apps I would like to see on the Nokia N900

October 20, 2009

Office: For Office Editing of Word and Excel documents there are few applications, I think the best one (which is free, because Documents to go can be purchased for editing capabilities) is KOffice (based on KDE which is based on QT).

October 20, 2009

Geocache Navigator.
That would rock on the N900

October 20, 2009

For “Pandora/ streaming music application” why not just use a browser window and a bookmark? Does the browser work with these services?

Also, is there a way to subscribe to comments?

Matthew Miller
October 20, 2009

Good idea, with this powerful browser this may just work. Will try it out soon.

Sorry, there is now way to subscribe to comments that I know of here on Nokia Experts.

Henrik Hedberg
October 20, 2009

Mauku is the micro-blogging client for Maemo devices. See

October 20, 2009

Thx for the List.
Gravity automatic scroll and updates ?


October 20, 2009

Not a typical app, but…

Some of the coverage I’ve seen about this watch mentions compatibility with 3 platforms: BlackBerry, Android, and “Nokia”–with it unclear whether that means just Symbian or also Maemo. Here’s hoping for Maemo (and that the watch is below $400 and as small as the rendering makes it look, physically speaking).

October 20, 2009

do any of the instant messenging applications work here?

Matthew Miller
October 20, 2009

I am working on a post that will cover email, messaging, and IM clients that will appear tomorrow.

Brad Barbaza
October 20, 2009

I really wish the n900 supported AT&T 3G.

  1. Geocache Navigator would be great!
    2, app like Vagelume that I have on my Nokia 770 internet tablet. The browser will stream, but won’t Scrobble.
  2. Podcasting
  3. Google Maps W. Latitude
    5, A music player that will retrieve cover art.
  4. An mp3 downloader.

Matt, I’m closely following your views here. I share your love with the E71 and think you appreciate many of the same traits in a device.

October 20, 2009
  • Twitter application like Gravity – In testing
    • Full Office editor and creator (Documents To Go does have a viewer available)- In testing
    • Consolidated search application (like Bing that gives you movie times, restaurants, etc.)
    • Facebook application – Available
    • Bible reading/study application (like Olive Tree Bible Reader) ??
    • Pandora/ streaming music application – In testing
    • Sports score and status application ??
    • Google Voice application or native GV support – Available
    • Full Evernote application – In testing
October 20, 2009

Dans, isn’t that Facebook app just a home screen widget though? Then if you tap on it you go to the Facebook mobile web page? I would like to see a full Facebook app.

Habib Q
October 21, 2009

a good use of the accelerometer, like a Light saber app.
google maps,
an msn type of client that allows usage of the forward facing camera,
games besides bounce,
google maps for google latitude,
gmail, cause no matter how good the inbuilt messaging system is, threaded email is the best
open office,
an app that will make the n900 a keyboard and mouse for my desktop via bluetooth,
a youtube app, yes the main site works smoothly, but a stand-alone app would be the best
a HDR taker, take 2 pics instantly with diff exposures, stitch them together to make them an HDR pic,
Nokia sports tracker, but combined with ovi maps. I use the app when I go cycling, and its amazing.
a BBM style application please =D

Habib Q
October 21, 2009

^sorry for the above, it somehow didn’t write it in a standard point form

sorry again for the eyesore

Henrik Hedberg
October 21, 2009

There is a Twitter application already: Mauku. It is in testing currently, but will be available soon in Extras. Actually, Mauku is not only Twitter application, but will support also other micro-blogging services, like Facebook. See

October 21, 2009

doesn’t facebook work via the webbrowser?

October 21, 2009

let me see.

-Ares Galaxy + Gnutella + Soulseek + OpenFT client (giFT anyone?)
-eMule client
-IRC client (X-Chat?)
-Bittorrent client
-Full Google services sync
-Graphic Calculator (a nice one, finger touch)
-Grocery List
-Opera Mobile (not mini) + G Chrome
-some sort of MP3 splitter and MP3 to ARM converter (so that i can make ringtones to my friends outdated phones)
-Document editor with support for M$ Office 2007 files.
-full, ande i mean FULL! support for MSN.
-Garmin GPS (please garmin i need u!!)
-Better looking music player, with more settings.
-Offline dict (spa-eng, eng only, spa only)
-phone blocker + recorder + the option to put background noise so that i can lie about where i am.(don’t ask 😉 )
-FM radio + recorder + integration with shazam, gracenote, midomi, etc
-an app to save private info. (like pass, emails, etc…)
-autolock (don’t know if its already built-in)

thats almost all i will ever need for my future N900!
hope someone can grab this i make it real.

October 21, 2009

nice site btw.

Amir B
October 22, 2009

I think an Evernote native application is a must!
Also, a Facebook application (not a link to the website)would be quite nice.
Some 3d games could come in handy.

Ganesh N
October 22, 2009

I found a Bible reading app in, but not sure if it works as I dont have a N900 to check.

Also check out the various other apps in that site.

Matthew Miller
October 22, 2009

Thanks Ganesh, that is the one I use on my N810. However, I don’t think it works yet on the N900.

October 23, 2009

Just to say that there is a Bible app in development for n900. You can folow progress here:

October 24, 2009

A couple more desiderata:
– a secure wallet (for passwords, etc.)
– GEDCOM files: at least a reader (e.g. like GedStar); pref an editor. GenealogyJ is in the territory – but that’s a Java app, so perhaps I am asking for Java support.

October 25, 2009

Is there any kind password manager -program for N900?

November 15, 2009

I would like to see a c++ emulator for the maemo platform

November 20, 2009

Geocache Navigator would be nice but also the GPXVIEW application available on the N810 is great, although you need to manually download geocaches.

December 6, 2009

1 – Gravity
2 – Shazan ID
3 – Google Maps + Latitude

That’s it.

jeff moe
December 23, 2009

Rapier is a bible program that uses sword. It is in extras-testing or maybe -devel.

Matthew Miller
December 23, 2009

Thanks Jeff. I just found this a couple of days ago and used to use it on my Nokia N810. It runs pretty well on the N900 too.

January 10, 2010

Comprehensive voice control, please! This is especially useful on a device like the N900 where the phone is a secondary feature, more importantly, it also helps out people who are visually impaired.

Simon Davies
January 29, 2010

Nokia Sports Tracker —- A must for the N900 for all those who have upgraded to the N900 from Symbian and have used the Sports Tracker Service.

February 22, 2010

Has there been any development of a native Google Voice app? Does GV work in the browser instead?

March 20, 2010

A aplicattion were you can connect with blackberry messenger users.

April 4, 2010

maybe a iam Tpain app like on the iphone that would be hardcore peace

May 21, 2010

A bbm-like app that allows you to bbm with either BlackBerrys and nokias, for Nokias only, or BBs only.

Rodolfo Tianco
June 19, 2010

I am now looking for Bible application to be loaded to my N900

July 13, 2010

A BBM app for the N900 would be awesome!!

November 3, 2010

Is there any app similar to bbm for the Nokia 5230?

November 12, 2010

I Want BBM (Blackberry Messenger)..!
Taht would be awesome guys..!

December 10, 2010

how can i send music via bluetooth what can i do???

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