Homebrew games and applications that were written for DS and DSi can run on the Nintendo 3DS in the DS mode, but in order to be able to run 3DS Homebrew Apps in native 3DS mode You have to have the 3DS hacked and unlocked. Nintendo has implemented new authentication systems to lock out developers who have not paid their licensing fees... This is mainly done so that the pirates can not play 3DS rom backups on the console, but it also hurts legit low budget programmers who want to make Free software for themselves and share it with other 3DS owners like me and you.
So Nintendo 3DS has to have a ModChip / R4 3DS Flash Card or a SoftMod solution to enable it to run unsigned code and enable as to enjoy programs:
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Best 3DS Homebrew Apps
MoonShell 3DSMoonShell 3DS -- best home-made media player. MoonShell 3DS has great compatibility with music files, can play all of your MP3s, view photos, read text files and play Video. Best of all as most of homebrew it is completely free!
3DSOrganizeDS Organize turns your 3DS into a PDA. This makes it much more functional. The little machine is impressive with built in Calendar, To-Do list, Calculator and Notes. It even has has built in IRC chat client that worked without changing a single setting ! (WiFi connection was already set via 3DS MarioKart) and a Web browser that can read RSS feeds and view websites in text view very well. I can read my blog very easily. No photos, but the content is there.
3DSMail-- POP3 and IMAP mail client. Has SSL support for secure connection and encoding.
Free Games for R4 N3DS
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- AceKard 3 first true Nintendo 3DS flash card from the team Ace that brougt You the original NDS Ace Kard and all time favorites like AK2i and AK2.1 EZ-Flash 3DS great EZ flash card at an affordable price from EZflash team that has a history of designing good cards for GBA, SP, DS and DSi. Cyclo3DS best backup device that money can buy comes at a price bigger than others. Delivers on all of its promises. Good support and exelent build quality. SC3DS new SuperCard 3 DS for 3D games. Successor to the DSONE and DSTWO DSi flash cards and iPlayer movie card for the DS.