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12/24/2009 09:00:29 AM · #1
Now that I've become an iPhonian, I'm surveying friends to find the apps that are indispensable. I think I have all of the good ones, but would love to hear from you guys.

So, what are the apps you just can't live without; use every day; love so much; entertain yourselves with when you're waiting for late clients; etc.?


12/24/2009 10:12:24 AM · #2
Apps

iVideoCamera - Because my 3G phone didn't have video
Lose It! - Awesome app for keeping track of what you eat and your exercise
Shazam - For finding the names of songs on the radio I don't know

Games

Airport Mania - Just awesome
Flight Control - Addictive
Paper Toss - Very Fun

My Apps

Piggeez, Qubes, Xmas Qubes (all have lite versions so you can try them for free)
12/24/2009 10:21:59 AM · #3
zynga facebook poker ... can't live without it!!
Sunrise and sunset pro ... tels you when and where the sun will rise and set
iplayer .. uk only, I can plug the iphone into the tv and I have access to the last 7 days bbc tv :)
google app .. to access google docs
F1 2009 (i'm hoping it will carry on in 2010!) .. live f1 timing, f1 news and stats
star walk .. night sky star maps, like stellarium
thetrainline .. uk train times, cool as you say "get me home" and it tells you when and what trains are available to get you home from your current gps location
flickr
DOF Master
strobox .. just found this to create lighting diagrams
remote .. control itunes on your pc via wifi if you are playing music from your pc
icurrency .. currency convertor
just got tomtom and very impressed so far with it

Mostly free or a couple of pounds tops (except tomtom!)
01/03/2010 09:37:12 AM · #4
anymore suggestions of stuff you can't live without ?

Anyone tried any of their outdoor apps ?
01/03/2010 11:15:32 AM · #5
Geocaching (I guess only useful if you're into geocaching)
Gowalla - like virtual geocaching
Pandora Box/AppSniper - for finding free/reduced price apps
Hottest App - interesting to see what others are downloading, have found some decent apps with it
Waze - maps (including a pacman like game where you drive around new roads eating up dots), gps, speaks directions as you go (still lots of issues with maps though) and live traffic updates (though only as good as those who are using the app currently). For a free app, it has lots of potential, but not quite there yet.
Sky Voyager - great star program (I picked it up for free... there is a smaller version called SkyGazer that is cheaper)
PS Mobile - handy for simple photo editing
Grocery Gadget
For fun - Charadium (like pictionary), Scramble2 (like Boggle)
01/03/2010 11:24:13 AM · #6
Originally posted by kteach:


Sky Voyager - great star program (I picked it up for free... there is a smaller version called SkyGazer that is cheaper)


Cheaper than free!??

Shazaam - hear a piece of music in a shop, or on the radio and dont know what it is - just record about 20 secs of it and it will tell you - 99% hit rate.

Co-Pilot Live - Satnav proggy, incredibly good and only £25 - with Live traffic.

Lots of various Spanish teaching apps.

Message edited by author 2010-01-03 11:27:01.
01/03/2010 11:33:43 AM · #7
Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by kteach:


Sky Voyager - great star program (I picked it up for free... there is a smaller version called SkyGazer that is cheaper)


Cheaper than free!??


The Sky Voyager is 14.99 I think but I picked it up for free. So the SkyGazer is cheaper than that :)

Message edited by author 2010-01-03 11:35:31.
01/03/2010 11:48:57 AM · #8
Bejweled :)
Strobox - wouldnt go so far as cant live without but will be handy when I get the hang of studio lighting!! lol
Epicurious - u never know when you will need a good recipe.

Rest have been mentioned
01/03/2010 11:57:50 AM · #9
I use PS Mobile (photoshop) & Sketchbook, & Rhapsody.
01/03/2010 12:02:23 PM · #10
jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob
01/03/2010 12:14:00 PM · #11
One of the coolest that I heard of over the holidays (I don't own an iPhone or iPod Touch myself) is one called "Run P" (or "Run Pee"). It tells you the best spots in a movie to go pee (and how long you can stay gone) and not miss anything important to the plot :)
01/03/2010 12:26:03 PM · #12
XCWeather - for wind speeds
Amazon UK - take a picture of a book or object and Amazon will identify it and take you to the appropriate page where you can check the price and put it in your basket.
Doodle Jump - great game
Finger Physics - fun puzzles
Fling - another good game
Google Earth - obviously
British Gas - for sending your meter reading
Moron Test - bit of lateral thinking
Red Laser - barcode scanner for price comparisons
Shazam - identify that tune
SketchBook - great Autodesk product
The trainline - find the next train home
Wikipedia - always useful
Theodolite - check inclines and altitudes
Weatherpro - for the best radar
RadioBOX - easy to use radio
01/03/2010 12:35:37 PM · #13
Lose It! has been great for me. It helped me lose 15 lbs, and keep it off.
iTreadmill (pedometer) goes well with Lose It! to know how many calories you have burned by walking.
TWC (The Weather Channel). I use it all the time. Here in Florida, it's important to keep an eye on the radar, because the rain is so spotty. I plan my outdoor activities accordingly.
PandoraBox to keep track of what apps are on sale. I get a lot for free by checking PandoraBox regularly.
Tap Sudoku is my favorite game. The interface is very nice.
Photogene is good for iPhone photos. It lets you make adjustments (exposure, sharpen, color balance, etc.) on your phone.

iBird Explorer is my favorite reference. It is an awesome North American bird field guide. It includes all the range, habitat, identification info that you would find in a paper book, but has lots more. The bird songs are something you can't get in a book, and the search engine makes bird identification lots easier than a book. There are also lots of photos which help with identification, because they show variations for maturity, seasonal changes, gender differences, etc. It is expensive for an iPhone app -- about what you would expect to pay for a book, but worth it if you like bird watching or bird photography. It has been featured on two iPhone TV commercials and is currently a nominee for Best App Ever in the category of "Outdoor Use".

To see the Best App Ever nominees for 2009 go HERE.
01/03/2010 12:40:12 PM · #14
Originally posted by bob_bobski:

jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob

It's by FitNow, Inc. I think the App Store category is Fitness or Health. And I think I got it for free. You should be able to find it just by entering 'Lose It!' in the search window.

Message edited by author 2010-01-03 12:40:31.
01/03/2010 12:51:25 PM · #15
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Originally posted by bob_bobski:

jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob

It's by FitNow, Inc. I think the App Store category is Fitness or Health. And I think I got it for free. You should be able to find it just by entering 'Lose It!' in the search window.


Damn, i found a link to download it but when it fired iTune it says that it isn't available in the UK.
01/03/2010 12:55:38 PM · #16
Originally posted by bob_bobski:

Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Originally posted by bob_bobski:

jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob

It's by FitNow, Inc. I think the App Store category is Fitness or Health. And I think I got it for free. You should be able to find it just by entering 'Lose It!' in the search window.


Damn, i found a link to download it but when it fired iTune it says that it isn't available in the UK.

"Weight Commander" (search on Google) used to be my favorite weight loss aid. It has similar function to Lose It, but it is not for the iPhone. There is an online version. Maybe that will help you.
01/03/2010 01:38:18 PM · #17
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Originally posted by bob_bobski:

Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Originally posted by bob_bobski:

jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob

It's by FitNow, Inc. I think the App Store category is Fitness or Health. And I think I got it for free. You should be able to find it just by entering 'Lose It!' in the search window.


Damn, i found a link to download it but when it fired iTune it says that it isn't available in the UK.

"Weight Commander" (search on Google) used to be my favorite weight loss aid. It has similar function to Lose It, but it is not for the iPhone. There is an online version. Maybe that will help you.


Julianne, thanks, i'll look into that :-)
01/03/2010 06:37:33 PM · #18
Zen bound. Awesome graphics and great audio. Cool Game!
01/03/2010 07:15:57 PM · #19
Originally posted by bob_bobski:

Originally posted by JuliBoc:

Originally posted by bob_bobski:

jeger, i am on my standard New Year health kick, i've had a look for the Lose It! app you talk about and can't seem to find it. Who is it by???

Thanks,

Bob

It's by FitNow, Inc. I think the App Store category is Fitness or Health. And I think I got it for free. You should be able to find it just by entering 'Lose It!' in the search window.


Damn, i found a link to download it but when it fired iTune it says that it isn't available in the UK.


That's too bad. Hopefully you can find an alternative.
01/03/2010 09:45:57 PM · #20
RoadMate - awesome GPS app for the iphone

Shazam - just an awesome app, tells you the name of a song

DoodleJump - freaking addicting game that I cant put down

Facebook

GPush - awesome app that gives a push feature to your email, basically a pop on your phone showing you a preview of your email

Redlaser - awesome barcode scanning app which gives you prices

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And if you ever get into jailbreaking your iphone

Cydia - gives you the ability to install apps that are not sold by apple

Intelliscreen - awesome app that shows you the weather, email or calendar appointments on your lockscreen

Blacklist - gives you the ability to block calls

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