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16 July 2009 @ 01:05 pm
I have a new iPhone!

What apps do I need?
I'm feeling: cheerfulcheerful
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on July 16th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Runkeeper, loopt, iEmoji, night camera, fandango. Yaaaay!
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funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on July 16th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Loopt is not intrinsically awesome. It's just something that I want all my friends who I make last-minute plans with in unfamiliar surroundings to have, and she totally qualifies. Also it speeds up and improves the "holy crap I am lost and late" notification process with actual map coordinates.
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on July 16th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I dunno about "need", but here are some I have that you might like... LiveJournal, Cocktails+, SnapTell, NYTimes, UrbanSpoon, Yelp, TweetDeck, The Weather Channel, StepTrak Lite (free pedometer), Midomi, Flickit, Whole Foods, Public Radio.

Welcome to the cult. :-)
Concreteconcrete on July 16th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
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evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on July 16th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, this is me
Oh, the Google app is totally worth having. Seconded!
catcatya on July 16th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, this is me
third. on my main screen: wikipanion, the remember the milk client, all weather (the native weather app sucks), google app. I also like the amazon app, and on the silly side, the ocarina, bejeweled, word warp.
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on July 16th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, this is me
Pandora! Also Shazam.
shiny object detectorpenk on July 16th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, this is me

If we're keeping up with audio apps...

RadioParadise client and the Public Radio selector are great.
born from jets!!!catness on July 17th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Well, this is me
Shazam FTW.

It doesn't have everything I want to know about, but it's got a surprising amount of stuff, and will only get better over time.
veek on July 16th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)

WeatherBug Elite, Grocery IQ, TweetDeck, Kindle, Camp Fire,* NightCamera, Yelp,* Simplify, iEmoji,* GoodGuide,* Shadows Never Sleep,* Instapaper.

*I think you'd particularly enjoy these.
veek on July 16th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh! And if you're into envelope budgeting, then Spend. It's amazing.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on July 16th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)

iLaid -- The first and only iPhone application that automatically sends a hunky, horny guy to your door for some wall-rattling sex.

Best part -- it's free! Just ask me for my phone number!

"It rings right to MY PANTS!"
Purple Vengeance Versiondr_memory on July 16th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
FourSquare, because pub-crawling should be a competitive sport!




- 1password
- Yelp
- Fandango
- Twitterific
- Facebook
- NY Times

Also worth noting: the mobile version of gmail, google reader and gchat will all install as "apps" on an iphone -- just browse to them with safari, and then save them as a bookmark on the homescreen.

Edited at 2009-07-16 05:46 pm (UTC)
A Hog and A Frog Cavort on a Blogjennylisa on July 16th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
This is what I have on my phone!!


Some of it depends on if you want to pay or not... By the by, you can get Emoji icons free, don't pay for the app, all it does is tell you how!

My favorites, the ones I DEFINITELY use every day are The Weather Chanel, Facebook, Twitterfon, and Epic Pet Wars (Or whatever stupid game I am playing) Flickit is awesome for bulk uploading to Flickr, MotherTED is great for watching TED talks by category,
shiny object detector: loudspeakerpenk on July 16th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Alas, I really do have far too many games. But i LIKE games...

So, useful apps:

Google reader
Rooms (IRC client)
Classics (about 25 'classic' books - i consider this one of the best apps I have. Means I always have a book with me)
The Weather Channel app
iBlogger (for posting to the blog)
FlickIt (for uploading pictures to Flickr)


JellyCar (If only for the sounds. Kids love this game)
FlightControl (I suspect you'd like this a lot)
Word Warp
I Dig It
Pocket God (stupid fun)
Dark Nova

Welcome to the tribe!
TWPyouvebeenpixied on July 16th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
All of these are free!
Twitterific - I tried several and I like this one the best

Kindle - awesome, plus $10 books! I am currently reading "The End of Overeating

iMapMyRun - can also be used for biking or walking

Whole Foods Recipes - has a search feature that lets you tell it what you have in the house and what you can make from it, also has a ton of recipes that are searchable by course or diet restriction

Pandora - free music, how is that bad?

Remote - control your computer iTunes

Flashlight - because sometimes you need one

Lightsaber - you never know when you will be faced with the forces of the dark side and their tasty, tasty cookies

I just dled the Google app, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, so I'm not certain of the extent of it's coolness.
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on July 16th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: All of these are free!
The Google app is simply a way to Google that's a little easier to manage than firing up Safari. I was surprised how much of a difference that makes, though.
Ellenkeyne on July 17th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I think people have mentioned most of my favorites (Flight Control is probably the best $0.99 I've ever spent...), but the ones I use most regularly are (besides Maps, Messages and Phone):


Oh, you should check out Pocket Universe. And AllRecipes, BigOven and Epicurious.
born from jets!!!: catVcatness on July 17th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Apps I hit the most include:

Useful Things:

Shazam (hey, what's this song??)
Flashlight (years of bumping around dark ambulance bases made cell phones useful in this regard)
Nightstand (I use this for timing sets on stage)
The Weather Channel
CardStar (omg awesome, and really works)
Flight Track

Substitutes For The Real Thing:

AIM (gets a little "push"y + steals focus from other running clients)

Fun & Games:

Zippo Lighter (what a hoot)
Tiny Violin (for pir)

Solebon Solitaire
Flight Control (yeah, baby)
LightBike (Tron fights for the users!!!)
WildWest (a pinball game)

And the one that nobody else seems to have listed:

MLB At Bat 2009 (baseball fans will go NUTTY on this - I spent about $10 on it but SO worth it)