This is an app about which I sometimes wonder why it wasn’t included out of the box. The Video Manual for iPhone by Train Simple is just that: a simple video manual. Open it up and it shows you a list of things you can do on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPhone 3G S. It’s as simple as tapping on what you want to do and the app runs through a video showing you exactly how to do it with video taken directly from the iPhone’s screen so it looks like it’s actually running through the actions. The actions are separated by category, you can select favorites in case you ever need to come back and learn again. It’s really just that simple.
The videos are high quality. There is a voice that brings you along the actions that is soothing and helpful. The only hiccup I found is that sometimes the video controls don’t move out of the way and you have to tap on the video to make them move. Other than that, it’s the easiest way to learn all you need to know about your iPhone.
This app is so easy, there’s really not much else I can say without sounding redundant! It’s fully worth the $1.99 for those who need to know more about their phone, and it’s perfect for someone who is just starting out.
The Video Manual for iPhone requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. A small fee was paid by the developer to expedite the publication of this review.