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Your Favorite or Recommended iPhone Applications (Vanity)
Vanity | August 13, 2009 | Scoutmaster

Posted on 08/13/2009 7:26:30 AM PDT by Scoutmaster

As the new owner of an iPhone, I'm overwhelmed by the number of applications available for it.

I'm certain many of you must have discovered some gems. What do you consider your top five useful applications? Your top two or three "just plain fun" applications? Your "you gotta see this to believe it" application?

I love the phone except the battery life is outrageously short and it required switching to AT&T from Verizon. I live in Atlanta and am stunned and how many dead zones and dropped calls I suffer here with AT&T. Verizon was like a tightly woven blanket.

TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: iphone; technology

1 posted on 08/13/2009 7:26:31 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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2 posted on 08/13/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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My co-workers have become far more accomodating since I installed the Tantalus Field Ap.

3 posted on 08/13/2009 7:29:53 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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My favorite paid apps are Trivial Pursuit, IBird but get the big one the backyard one isn’t worth the money and this app does use up the battery, and my granddaughter and I love Are you Smarter than a 5th grader (she is, I’m not). She also loves Eat Bunny Eat. Freebies include iFart (no wait, I actually spent money on that), Paper Toss, Yelp, and the Weather Channel. I’m probably the only person in the world who has several bible apps, two versions of the rosary and ifart on my phone. I have a very complex brain.

4 posted on 08/13/2009 7:31:58 AM PDT by Mercat (Scary middle aged people take to the street)
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My favorite apps are: WeatherBug Elite, Amazon Kindle (for Bible reading), Byline (RSS reader), What’s On (TV schedule)and WhiteNoise (let’s me listen to crickets chirping as I fall asleep). For games, I really like Stone Loops of Jurassica.

5 posted on 08/13/2009 7:33:08 AM PDT by piperpilot
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Parallel Universe LLOLL.

6 posted on 08/13/2009 7:36:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Urbanspoon - Find restaurants anywhere
Voyeur - Random Flicker Photos
Sportacular - Follow your teams including play by play
Scrabble - Addictive
Bejeweled2 - Most addictive - Eats battery

WhitePages - Phone numbers
YPMobile - Yellow Pages
WootOn! -! What could be more important?
Handy Level - Surprisingly accurate
Epicurious - Millions of recipes

7 posted on 08/13/2009 7:37:45 AM PDT by Poser (Typed on my Woot-off $169 Asus Web Book (Linux of course))
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Congrats on your Iphone. It never leaves my side: Top five apps that I paid for: Alarm Clock: Use it all the time when travelling
Flickster: Movie info, trailers, local theater information
Newsstand and Newsaddict - obvious
Photogene - It's like photoshop for your Iphone...It's fantastic!
Constitution: Yes, the US Constitution at your fingertips
US History: EVERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT such as The Magna Carta, the Federalist Papers, Gettysburg Address, Important Inaugural addresses, State of the Union Speeches, Songs, And Important Supreme Court opinions. It's an incredible application that you can actually search for what you want.

For fun:
SCRABBLE: I play with my friends via FACEBOOK and also it is great while I'm waiting around as you can play against the computer.
It's Trivia - Ben Stein trivia game. There's so much more...have fun finding out!

8 posted on 08/13/2009 7:41:54 AM PDT by Hildy
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Most of my favorite apps are free or low cost.

Whitenoise-lots of sounds. good to fall asleep to block out noise and grandkids like it.

Google and Google Earth-you probably know what these will do.

GPS Lite-fun program to use when hiking, etc.

Yellow pages/white pages-great for finding business or people

Emergency Radio-Listen to police/fire calls all of the country. Also includes Nasa-cool during launches and landings

Offender Locator-I have light version. Shows 10 closest sex offenders in your area. You might be surprised who your neighbor is.

10 posted on 08/13/2009 7:43:15 AM PDT by skyman
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I like apps that sync to the web or with a desktop client so I don’t have to use the small keyboard to enter all data.

NoteSpark is an app for notes that syncs with a web portal, so you can login and have your phone notes on any computer.

Grocery Gadget is a great app that manages shopping lists, both on the phone or on any computer with a browser.

Remember The Milk has an app that syncs with their web portal, which is fantastic for todo lists.

Evernote has an app that allows you full access to your Evernote account, so you can keep track of anything you want. IMHO, Evernote is indispensable.

Other apps:

AroundMe is a great free app where you can search for things that are around you (restaurants, the nearest Wal-Mart, etc) based on GPS coordinates.

UrbanSpoon is good (and free) for finding restaurants and has reviews along with the ability to search restaurants by their proximity to you.

VisibleVote is you the option to vote on any legislation that your representatives are voting on and sends them an email telling them your opinion automatically. (I think it’s really funny that Obama’s approval rating has been ~30% on this app, which is amazing considering that iPhone users are considered liberal leaning.) — also free

Take Me To My Car is tell it where you are and it will direct you back to where you parked. You probably won’t need it much, but when you do, it’s useful.

For SSH, Pterm is the best one I’ve tried. For VNC, Jaadu is awesome, but very expensive. It’s the best one by a mile though.

The Weather Channel app is way better than the default weather app. Free too.

Fun apps are the NY Times crossword, WordWarp, and ParkingLot. Those are really the only games I play on it. Oh, and Tetris. Gotta have Tetris.

I also jailbreak, so I can have nagging alerts with Intelliscreen. I dare say that jailbreaking is worth it, if only because the jailbreak flashlight app is so much better and more usable than the ones in the app store. It cranks up the brightness to full, which makes the flashlight much brighter. Apple doesn’t let ‘legal’ app store apps mess with the brightness level.

11 posted on 08/13/2009 7:44:01 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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Gerneral purpose: What's On? (TV Listings), Kindle, WSJ (free Wall Street Journal articles), Weather Bug Elite

Games: iFighter, Stone Loops of Jurassica, iShoot

12 posted on 08/13/2009 7:44:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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I don’t have an iPhone... but Trapster, the application that allows motorists to warn each other of speed traps is the coolest thing in the history of cool.

13 posted on 08/13/2009 7:45:36 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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Pandora - Streams music to your iPhone. Makes the iPod function almost superfluous.

Flashlight - I actually use this every morning to find my shoes. My wife appreciates that I don’t turn the light on.

14 posted on 08/13/2009 7:53:25 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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Evernote - Free - I HIGHLY suggest people check out evernote. Brilliantly useful for remembering everything. Syncs with your desktop as well.

1Password - Used it to finally keep all my password stright and very secure. Seamlessly integrates with Safari on your desktop.

Bento - The app syncs seamlessly with your desktop version but you can also use it as a standalone since it allows you to make databses on the fly.

Cardstar - I use it to replace all those card tags on my keyring for discounts when shopping. Kroger Plus card, CVS pharmacy card, etc.
15 posted on 08/13/2009 7:53:50 AM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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Favorite Apps:

Sudoku (easier than trying to write on BART train)
iBART (times and schedules of trains)
Stanza (books and magazines)

16 posted on 08/13/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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My favs:

Cheap Gas!
Constitution for iPhone
iHandy level
Talk Radio
White Noise
Toobz - husband introduced me to it

17 posted on 08/13/2009 8:11:18 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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18 posted on 08/13/2009 8:19:19 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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I-Level- A real working level bubble

I-Boobs- Gotta see it to appreciate it.(not X-rated) ; )
19 posted on 08/13/2009 1:16:42 PM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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20 posted on 08/13/2009 3:03:30 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Anything Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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Welcome to the world of the pocket Mac.

I'm a n00b too. In fact, my first Mac ever. Had my 3Gs since about a week after they came out. The number of apps is overwhelming. Here's my list; I've mostly gone for the free ones so far, UOS.

Weather Channel (standard)
Google Earth - It's a trip playing with that one.
Flashlight - I used to use my Razr for such things, but being able to choose a color is great.
White Noise (I set mine for sea shore). It does help quiet the mind and help you get to sleep.
AOL Radio - I can pick up Rush on the go, you'll have to check his station listing against what's available through AOL streaming.
Bloomberg - This is an excellent stock and market app.
Wall Street Journal
pUniverse - this is one of the few I've paid for so far. It uses the compass and GPS position, to show the night sky. Want to know what star or planet you see in the sky at night, fire up the app and point towards the object and it will tell you what it is. Very cool!
myWirless - AT&T app, allows you to check your wireless bill, plan options and data usage. Can pay your bill. Usefull
GPSLite - Might end up buying the full version.
ESPN Sports Center
What's on? - TV listing app. Supports all providers (even OTA and Satellite) in all states. Cool app really. Blows comcast's app out of the water.
Book: Time Machine, Common Sense, Frankenstein, Shakespeare. - Most of those books are available through a reader provided by "BeamItDown". It's a unique reader for the iPhone that makes use of the built in accelerometers which scrolls the page based on the angle of the phone. You can speed up or slow down the scrolling just by tilting the phone. You can also set it to page by a tap. Lots of other books I haven't gotten yet.

21 posted on 08/13/2009 5:16:27 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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22 posted on 08/14/2009 12:41:51 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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