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It’s free. It has a self-timer. You can tap anywhere on the screen to take the shot. It has time-lapse. It has anti-shake. It has a bubble level and grid. It has burst mode.
It’s a pay app. It supposedly wakes you up when you’re going to be “fresh” and not in the middle of your deep sleep cycle so you won’t be groggy. I’m not sure that it does. I’ve been using it now for 45 days and I do find that I no longer wake up in the middle of a dream. It uses the phone’s accelerometer to determine when you’re in deep sleep and REM sleep.
It’s fast but does not always render pages very well. I like the start page with all my favorite sites. It’s supposedly not so secure since all the pages you're accessing go through their servers first.
Mouse and keyboard functions on your phone for your desktop/HTPC through wifi. It works very well but I’m not a fan of the phone going to sleep and the phone having to reconnect to the host PC.
Wireless streaming and on-the-fly conversion for videos stored on your computer. You must have a fast enough processor for this to work well. If you’re going to use it through 3G, the internet connection on your desktop should be pretty fast.
Streaming radio w/ your preference in music.
Like Pandora but also takes your ipod listening habits into consideration.
Streams your itunes music library through wifi and 3G
Clean interface for you folks w/ flickr accounts.
Jailbreak app that enables tethering. It works very, very well and it’s very easy to use.
Stores your passwords. I’m sure there are better alternatives but it’s all I’ve needed so far.
Jailbreak app that allows you to assign a PIN to lock your chosen apps. I can now comfortably hand my phone over to family/friends to browse or play a game and not worry about them looking @ pictures of the GF in compromised positions (not that I have any).
Allows me keep track of my MPG and it’s simple to use so it’s not a chore to keep it up.
Jailbreak app that allows the 2G and 3G to record video.
App for gilt.com. terrible for folks like me that impulse buy.
Allows me to comparison shop when I redlaser.app doesn’t pick up a barcode
Comparison shopping made simple w/ a barcode scanner
Easy search engine
for all the major IM services.
Wikipedia on your phone
For all you restaurant frequenters
Words with friends
Scrabble w/ all your iphone buddies
Jailbreak app for quick toggles and services.
That’s all for now.
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Modified by bora.the.explora at 11:33 AM 4-28-2010
THE OBVIOUS ONES
There is no better app for iPhone. If you find a web page that's not formatted nicely for the iPhone screen, or if you just don't have time to read a long article, send it to Instapaper. Then, you can read it anytime, in a much easier-to-read format. Tons of apps integrate nicely with Instapaper.
free version without fancy features, but you'll want the $4.99 Pro version. iPad Universal.
There simply isn't a better Twitter client out there. This will soon be released for free, and re-branded as the official Twitter client (they've been acquired). If you don't have it, wait.
Words With Friends
Here's another vote for this one. Scrabble with up to 20 opponents at a time. The rules are a little different from actual Scrabble®, but it's still awesome. Automated notifications whenever it's your turn. Anyone on here using this? Game me. Same screen name.
free (ad supported) or $2.99
THE NOT-SO-OBVIOUS ONES
I was using NetNewsWire from day one of the AppStore, and I always had gripes with it. I tried every other RSS reader with any good reviews, and I always came up wanting…until Reeder. Reeder has one of the most intuitive interfaces I've ever seen on iPhone (swipe any article in a list, and you'll see). I absolutely hate using pixel-doubled iPhone apps on iPad, but I am using Reeder on it. Because there's simply nothing as good that's native for iPad. Should be updated by early May.
$2.99 and worth every penny
It seemed hell-nigh impossible to get me exercising regularly. RunKeeper did the trick. Far, far more reliable and accurate than Nike+, and no fear of battery wearing out.
free and ad-supported, or $9.99 Pro version (which I recommend)
Another beautiful app from TapBots. Allows you to copy/paste to and from your computer from iPhone. It may not sound amazing, but it honestly feels like The Future to me.
Yeah, it was worth getting an app specifically for the purpose. Just the fact that hundreds of items are already typed into the database is worth the price tag, but the design is great and the UI makes organizing shopping lists really easy.
Formerly known as Jaadu VNC. Perfect for remote control of any computer anywhere. Universal for iPhone and iPad.
$24.99, iPad Universal
The best media center remote that I've seen for iPhone, but my criteria are specific:
1. non-cluttered, simple interface
2. flexible and complex feature set, but without compromising #1
3. built-in presets for specific apps like Plex, Boxee, etc.
There's a .99¢ version but don't waste the money. The $4.99 version is worlds better, and it's iPad Universal.
FOR THE IPAD PEOPLE
I don't cook. I destroy the kitchen when I try. But this app led me to make my first effing spectacular meal of my life. Very, very good app, and it's iPhone/iPad Universal.
I bought this for iPhone, and I wasn't terribly happy that I had to pay again for the iPad version…but it's really excellent. And it's also excellent to think that a dude with an iPhone and Brushes made several covers for The New Yorker magazine. There are cheaper apps with tons more features, but this one's written by one dude who was super-nervous when he presented at Apple's event
Modified by punkassjim at 12:22 PM 4-28-2010
Ah! Also, GuitarToolkit. Excellent for tuning, metronome, learning chords, etc. $9.99
TabToolkit also looks excellent, and it IS iPad Universal, but I don't own it, so I can't vouch for it. $9.99
Words with Friends has wasted a lot of my time! Love it!
Gotta say, I love PandoraBox. It lets you search for apps that have gone on sale or on special. I've gotten a few apps for free because I caught them while on sale through PandoraBox.
Paper toss is a good poop time game
Bump - exchanging contact info
Stachetastic - put a variety of mustaches on photos. I made my cat look like Wilford Brimley.
coming soon from a company I used to work for - Poly Tune iPhone app: http://www.tcelectronic.com/Po...ester/
Modified by leitmotif at 11:35 AM 4-28-2010
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i posted this in the iPhone Thread but this is probably a better place for it
I have a number of apps that I use on a near daily basis...that I think are top notch
Netnewswire - RSS feeds syncs with google reader and there is an iPad version
Facebook - for obvious reasons
IMDb/Flixster - Movies and TV
Air Video - Streaming
Weather Eye - self explaitory
MobileMe (iDisk,Gallery) - access to mobile me
FTP on the Go - for my FTP Needs
LogWorks - to interact with my WiFi OBDII Port
1Password - stores all my passwords and syncs to my client on my mac
Converter - i convert everything but currecy with it
XE - for currency exchange
Paypal - the new version is pretty good
Shazam - gotta has this...
iStat - Remote Status check of your Remote machines
iTeleport (former JaaduVNC <-better name IMHO) - for VNC
Delivery Status Touch - Track packages from any company in one place
Shoutcast - its the only place i can get 181fm radio
as for games these are my favourite
Scrabble - Facebook Integration (the ipad version is totally amazing)
Scramble 2 - Facebook Integration
Papi (any of the games that start with papi are a good time killer)
Zynga Poker - Facebook Integration
Super Monkeyball 1 & 2
and for the really young kids
Koi Pond - my kids both like splashing the water and making the fish swim away
and I have one Web App that I use for my Torrents
if your a mac user you should already be using Transmission for your torrent needs the transmission web app is top notch
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TabToolkit also looks excellent, and it IS iPad Universal, but I don't own it, so I can't vouch for it. $9.99
I can certify that Tab Toolkit is an AMAZING app. And they continue to make improvements. It's pretty much a portable Guitar Pro. Well worth the money.
Speaking of developers that continue to improve their apps, iFitness ($1.99) gets updated very frequently with actual improvements. It's a great way to log your workouts and keep track of your progress.
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Quote, originally posted by RENOG » Hey duke is the 1password a free app or no?
watch for sales..... it usually isnt but it was when i picked it up
also if you follow apple deals an stuff 1password usually comes up as part of some set of discounts
Ive had my Iphone for 9 months now and obviously are not using it to its full potential seeing all these Cool Apps.
I am addicted to POOL PRO 3 ONLINE - costs $4.95
Funny i just googled it to find a pic and it was available for FREE today ( april 28th ) so technically yesterday.
anyways its addicting - you play others online for " Scratch " awesome way to kill time while waiting for your wife , your kids or in the bathroom doing yo thing...
I have the same name on their - add me as a friend if you sign up..
Off topic - So i thinking about Ipad - to use it 3g i still have to pay an additional $30 a month for service on it as well as my Iphone? Or is there some price break for having both?
Quote, originally posted by vwsnaps » Off topic - So i thinking about Ipad - to use it 3g i still have to pay an additional $30 a month for service on it as well as my Iphone? Or is there some price break for having both?
It's only $15 for the data plan if you don't need unlimited data. And there's no contract, so you don't have to pay anything at all if you won't need the 3G access most of the time. But I'd imagine someone will figure out how to tether an iPhone and iPad sometime soon. That's what I'm holding out for.
Some of my faves, in no particular order. I have more, but these are my stand-outs.
Police Radio scanner
Password database w/desktop client and MobileMe sync
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Good, simple-yet-rich "grocery" (really anything) list
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3D Solar System model, full of info
Tracking and other live info for flights
Think Blue (free)
The closest the US will ever get to a VW Polo
Eerily realistic Shuttle landing simulator
Modified by Farnsworth at 10:17 AM 4-29-2010
Apps no one has mentioned that I use daily:
Notify Me - SIMPLE reminder app that uses push and has never let me down.
Awesome Note - VERY COMPLEX note taking app that organizes all my lists, notes, to do's, etc.
My beloved JB apps:
Volume Media Settings - Allows use of volume rocker for ipod skip forward/back...awesome for using in car.
3G Unrestrictor - Tricks apps into thinking you're on wifi...better youtube videos and higher quality XM radio.
QuickReply for SMS - In-app texting as well as texting from lockscreen.
Quick Dismiss - Dismisses the text bubble by tapping home button.
Universal Search - Search the web from spotlight...very cool for searching amazon, ebay, images, etc.
SafariQuitter - Kills Safari every time you close the app to free up memory...apple's default is to let it run constantly in the background.
iPodPop - Double home button tap always brings up the overlay ipod controls.
UserAgent Faker - Tricks websites and gives the full web page, not a mobile version (SBS toggle)
Backgrounder - Multitasking
Bosspaper - Customizing without Winterboard
Rotation Inhibitor - stops the damn rotating madness. (SBS toggle)
20 Second Lock Screen
5 Icon Dock
I really try not to be an app h0re with a million apps as my iphone is only a 8g and I like my music more.
Anywho the following are all free ones, oh and I do use these:
Wikipanion - self explained
Wikihow - very interesting and very useful
Google Earth - self explained
Around Me - locates your current location and list everything around you. An awesome app if your out of town.
AAA Discounts - If you have AAA its nice app to have as it list all of the places you can get a AAA discount in your area
Converter+ - self explained
Dictionary - self explained, it does what I need it to do.
Flixter - No iphone should be with out it
Pandora - No iphone should be without it
Drinks - Nice to have, I wish it included wines to be truely a one stop shop.
Backgrounds - Good quality pics and plenty of content but I'm about finished with it.
Bump - a fun and convienent way to exchange contacts with fellow iphone buddies. I really like this app people are amazed when they see this.
Photobucket - an absolute must have if you have a photobucket account. Its waaayyy easier to upload pics on web sites with this.
Emoji - the best smilie app in the app store for your phone.
Planets - cool and interesting but the novelty whears off and you'll be deleting after a while.
Vtie - step by step how to tie ties, good to have if needed, but another temporary app.
Scribattle - fun time killer
Tictaktouch - good classic game to have
Fastlane - good entry level racecar game for my daughter with decent graphics
Paper Toss - fun time killer
Action Bowling - good classic game to have
Parking - one of the more difficult games and can be very boring (not recommended)
Angry Birds - app store top 25 free games, very fun.
what is a good spreadsheet or financial log application?
I usually use notepad to enter purchases or payments, and then manually total them at the end of the week. Something that pulls from actual statements like Mint is not what I am looking for.
Perhaps a simple spreadsheet tool like Excel where I can create simple formulas is probably the best description for what I am looking for...
For $14.99 to cover lost or stolen Iphones. I might want to look into this for your new I-phone. Heck when I CSR I had to tell people that Applecare plan didn't cover lost or stolenDescription
MobileProtect – the best way to insure your iPhone
It’s inevitable…accidents happen. When they do, we’ve got you covered. The MobileProtect App runs a few tests to ensure your phone is eligible for coverage. If your phone qualifies, then you can enroll in MobileProtect with Asurion. Please note you must have activated or upgraded your iPhone in the past 30 days to qualify.
● What’s Covered ●
✓ Loss ✓ Theft ✓ Cracked Screens ✓ Water Damage ✓ Other Damage ✓ Out of Warranty Failure (mechanical & electrical)
● What You Get ●
✓ Replacement iPhone without paying full retail
✓ Next day delivery (cut-offs as late as 9PM ET)
✓ Peace of mind that you're covered
✓ Easy online claims 24/7/365
● What You Don’t Get ●
✓ No huge upfront or replacement costs
✓ No appointments
✓ No leaving your phone to be worked on
I've been waiting for this for almost three years. I'll gladly pay $13.99 per month so I don't have to pay $600 the next time my iPhone gets stolen.
Just said "F*CK YEAH" to an empty room, upon seeing the latest update for Pandora on iPhone.
Anyone have any experience with a spy app for the iPhone? My boss purchased a couple 3GS phones for his kids and on top of disabling the internet and youtube, he wants to be able to monitor their calls and texts in addition to being able to track them. I'm researching it but figured I would ask here also for anyone that has hands on experience with these apps. TIA
Here are my favorite iApps
- Runkeeper is fabulous... I use it almost everyday. Now with multitasking it works even better.
- Pocket Informant http://pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant_iphone; the basic calendar and free todo managers suck. PI is expensive (got it at 50%, 6$ instead of 12$), but I love it. It allows to wake you up and nothing to touch. Now I can forget that Palm Treo (no kidding I was still using it to wake me up). Also I rarely saw a PDA company with such support and transparency on what's coming.
- Handbase http://www.ddhsoftware.com/handbase_iPhone.html. A very customizable wireless database that you can connect to an enterprise DB through ODBC; almost a dream come true. You can't use forms, yet it doesn't feel crude.
I am not a gamer, but wow Scramble is addictive.
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Only for those in ATL or NYC
It's awesome for those visiting or living in either of those 2 areas. There are TONS of 50-60% off coupons to several restraurants. You just show your server your phone w/ the coupon, they enter some stuff and make the coupon no longer valid. Your next visit will be only 10% off but they have special coupons for frequent customers.
A friend and I used it last week and our $90 tab was dropped to 55 (tip included). We used his phone but I downloaded the app and we can revisit and use my coupon next time It's a 'must have' app for those that like to go out to eat in either city...they also say they will expand to more cities.
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I'll admit i didn't read every single app mentioned in here, but i'll just add what i use the most.
-Siri: I feel this app is a great representation the capabilities of what we are able to do with mobile phones today. It's a personal assistant app that has many different functions. What i use the most is for buying movie tickets. I simple speak one sentence, and 2-4 clicks later i've purchase tickets for a movie later that evening. This app is PERFECT for those with sig. others/wives/husbands. Dinner recommendations/reservations, events, taxis downtown, etc.
-Camera+: I very recently bought this app (couple bucks on sale right now) but have been loving the features i get with it. The photo editing is fun to play around with (few more options than the Photoshop app, but not as detailed) but has a much nicer layout for saving/editing/deleting pics taken
-ESPN and Sportstacular: I like em both enough to keep em around. Sportstac for current games/schedules/standings and ESPN for news/alerts/top stories
Obvious apps to have are Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Google, Angry Birds, Flickr
Anyone have a list of cool (safe) jailbreak apps available? That list is too long and vague for me to tell what's good or not. Because I've done it and I'm thinking of reverting because there really is nothing I see that I need necessarily.
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The big ones for me are the ability to tether - PDANet and MyWi are popular ones - the latter turning your phone into a wifi hotspot for multiple devices. The other ones being SBsettings, which aggregates all of the settings you might want to quickly toggle into one place, and Backgrounder which does just what it sounds like (which is now much less necessary - although there are still plenty of apps that have not been updated). I know another popular one transforms SMS to allow you to reply quickly without leaving the program you are in - I just don't text enough to make this necessary.
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If you're not a fan of the iOS 4 implementation of "folders," I'd recommend Overboard. It's like Mac OS X's Exposé, but for your springboard app screens.
Thanks and thanks. Though I do like the folders. I'm still waiting for that on my iPad. It's run amok with applications and it's obnoxious.
What's the difference between winterboard, springboard, summer board, and the rest of the boards? Is Cydia the best/only place to grab apps?
Springboard is the actual Apple term for your home screen manager. When jailbreaking first started happening, one developer thought it was cute to call their modification "Summerboard." As time went on, Summerboard became obsolete because OS 2.0 introduced multiple pages, so they made a whole new one called Winterboard.
Another set of reasons to jailbreak: see here. I didn't know about one or two of the things he mentions, so that's pretty cool.