Although the iPhone/iPod Touch may be a great bit of kit, it loses its shine somewhat if you can’t get a connection. Half your apps won’t work properly, you can’t check out your email – you end up with, well, a phone. And that’s no good is it? A phone’s the least of what the iPhone is. WifiTrak is here to try and make sure you’re never without a connection for too long. It’s essentially an expansion of the built-in Wi-Fi scanner. The main screen of the app displays any nearby Wi-Fi networks in list form, along with some information about each one. The app shows you the strength of the signal, the channel, the type of encryption the network uses and, of course, its name. Each one also has an icon that’ll quickly show you how accessible it is – basically whether it has any security on it or not. Please Register or Log in to view images From within the settings menu, you can tweak how the app works. Namely, you can change how often WifiTrak refreshes its network list and you can also make it connect to open networks automatically or just play one of six sound effects whenever one pops up. Please Register or Log in to view images You can also add networks to your ‘Known’ and ‘Forget’ lists, if you find yourself walking through the same old streets, forever looking for a Wi-Fi signal. However, does WifiTrak do much beyond the built-in Wi-Fi scanner? In truth not a great deal, but the app’s low price makes it a good download for those that find themselves heavily reliant on Wi-Fi connections. Please Register or Log in to view images We did find that the app picked up more networks than the built-in scanner, including hidden networks, but the chance of one actually being strong enough to browse the net on is pretty slim. Much as WifiTrak emphasises its ability to find you free Wi-Fi, it won’t be performing any magic tricks for you. You’ll still need to know WEP security passwords if the network is secured. Obviously. So, while WifiTrak isn’t redundant, anyone expecting to get more useful scan results than they do with the iPhone’s own scan software is likely to be disappointed. However, if you find yourself frequently in areas with lots of unsecured networks, simply wondering which one’s the best one to pilfer your bytes from, WifiTrak’s a winner.