Apps I’m using this week, July 18

Activity Monitor Touch Free (Free, universal)

The free version of Activity Monitor Touch offers a nice overview of your iPhone’s  or iPad’s stats. While not jam-packed with information, it’s pretty handy. You can view general information like name and model, UDID (it would be nice to be able to copy it to the clipboard from the app), memory (free and total available), battery percentage and Wi-Fi information, plus MAC address and cellular address.

You’ll also find battery-specific stats, like percentage of charge remaining and how much time you can expect to get out of talking, Wi-Fi, 3G, listening to audio, watching video, reading a book, playing games, FaceTime and standby. Finally, a single setting option lets you toggle sound on or off.

Again, not super informative but handy and and straight forward.

Should you bother? Sure, why not? It’s useful and free.

Trello (Free)

The iOS companion to the Trello web service is very nice. Trello is a project collaboration tool for teams, which lets you keep things organized with “boards” and “cards.” Trello for iPhone syncs automatically with changes made in a browser and offers a fast, responsive and great-looking representation of your open projects, discussions, links and related information. You can see who’s working on what, monitor or join conversations, even get an overview of all completed and outstanding actions, as well as who’s responsible.

Trello’s mobile app is so good you might question the need for an app, but it looks so good and is so fast, I have to recommend it.

Should I bother? If you’re using Trello with a team — especially remotely — the answer is an emphatic yes.