5.) PSP Write: PSP Write is an application dedicated to text editing developed by Zx-81. This application makes use of an innovative digital keyboard with input functions exceeding Sony’s official digital pads. It may take a little getting used to at first, but it undoubtedly is the best option for ‘typing’ on the PSP if you don’t have an IR Keyboard handy. PSP Write allows users to edit font size, text color, tab size, the PSP’s CPU clock-speed along with many other options.
4.) PSP Comic v1.0: By using PSP Comic, custom firmware users can read their favorite comic books and manga right on their PSP. It’s been around far longer than Sony’s official Digital Comics application and comes with an array of features and customization options. PSP Comic users can abruptly stop reading a comic, set a bookmark and start from whence they left off at any moment. You can also change PSP Comic’s theme, use the zoom function if need be and make use of all the available options in the settings menu.
3.) Gotube: This is one of the homebrew community’s most popular PSP applications. Gotube makes use of the PSP’s web browser and let’s users access YouTube (and many other similar websites). Gotube furthers the PSP’s video playback capabilities by allowing players to view .avi and .flv videos offline without having to convert them to the PSP compatible .mp4 format.
2.) Bookr Mod: Forget wasting money on an expensive ebook reader. Bookr is a free ebook reading application exclusively for owners of custom firmware enabled PSPs. Supported file formats include .txt, .pdf, and .djvu, though image intensive files may experience some lag. As a .txt reader, Bookr is an amazing piece of software that allows you access to the same basic features available on retail ebook readers. You can also alter Bookr’s color schemes, add bookmarks, zoom in and out, and adjust the display size among other things.
1.) IR Shell 5.2: IR Shell 5.2 is the latest in this indispensable PSP application. It is top of the line homebrew designed to replace your PSP’s default XMB. Through IR Shell, users can listen to music, load homebrew and emulators, view pictures, access USB mode, launch PSP and PSX games and a multitude of other things. An earlier revision of IR Shell introduced to PSP slim users the ability to ‘multi-task’. By multi-tasking, users can load up to two applications at once. For example, you can play a game and view a game-guide using Bookr without exiting out of the game. Another nifty feature (also available to phat users) is the ability to listen to mp3 music while playing games or using other applications. If you’re not too keen on IR Shell’s default theme, there are great selections of custom skins to choose from online. If you own a PSP 1000, IR Shell allows you to turn your handheld into a universal remote control using the built-in IR port. You can also set an alarm clock, and enable a ‘low battery warning’ that activates when your PSP battery is running low and requires a charge. The IR Shell configurator gives you a long list of customization options. Overall, this is a homebrew application that no custom firmware user should be without.