After moving into my new flat I had to wait three weeks for my isp to connect me. here is a list of my essential iphobe apps that kept me connected.

mail.app
this one is the most important. it let me read my mail.

safari.app
this one helped me search for utility suppliers for electricity / gas / isp and let me log in to my bank.

facebook
kept me in touch with my friends.

twitter
kept me up to date with happenings around the world

reader.app
helped me read some rss feeds. I still have a backlog because I have a wifi only ipad and I usually use reader on that.

wordpress
helped me write a few posts and reply to comments

maps
helped me find places

calendar
kept me informed when I have bills to pay :)

teamviewer
lets me log in to remote machines from my phone.

there are a lot of apps out there for a lot of different scenarios, but from now on these are on my list of essentials.

are there any others that you would recommend? im always on the look out for good apps :)