If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the chances are that you frequently connect to the internet using a 3G connection. The same is true for some iPad users, although there are more wifi-only Apple tablets in circulation. Whether you are working with a device that only offer wifi connectivity, you are out of range of a 3G signal or you just need faster internet access, there are numerous reasons you might want to find a wireless internet connection when you are out and about, and this is something that Wi-Fi Finder can help with.
The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android, and native versions have been released for each type of device. If you do have a 3G connection, you can use the app online and check in the area for the availability of wireless networks. The database of hotspots includes both free and paid for networks and you can use filtering to track down particular types of establishment offering wifi – you might want to avoid hotels for instance.
A map and contact details is provided to help you get within range of the network and with a database covering over 140 countries, Wi-Fi Finder is great for use at home and abroad – it is certainly worth installing before you head off on holiday or on a business trip.
This in itself is useful enough, but the app can also be used in offline mode. It makes sense that at least some of the times you are trying to find a wireless internet connection, you may well be without an internet connection of any sort. If you find yourself in this predicament, the offline database can be used to search for available networks – this can also be useful if you are planning a trip and want to check where you will be able to get online on your journey.
Even if you only use it a couple of times, this is an app that deserves your attention. Find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone/iPad and Wi-Fi Finder for Android review pages.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk