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Old 09-22-2008, 07:15 PM
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What are the "gotta have" Apps from the AppStore?

I just got my iPhone 3G and have been looking through the AppStore. There seems to be so much stuff there it's hard to keep track of. What are some of the Apps that are "gotta have"? Thanks for any help!

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Remote - lets you control your itunes library in your wifi network. Awesome app from Apple themselves. Definite must have

Yelp - connects to the yelp database for finding user rated businesses in your area. Great if you are looking for the nearest great secret restaurants and more. I keep this right next to google maps.

ToDo - to do list... something that should have been included with the iPhone. It's free, and there are many versions out there. I like this one.

Galcon - completely addicting RTS game that makes perfect use of the touch features of the iPhone. You can play against the computer, over the internet, or friends on your wifi network. This game is SICK and totally worth it. $5

Pandora Radio - creates playlists for you based on a song you tell it that it thinks you will like based on tone, bpm, instrumentation etc... streams the music to your iphone. Really great for finding new music.

Labrynth - There is a free "Lite" aka "Free" version with a few levels. Probably the best example of how accurate the accelerator is on the iphone. Bizzaringly realistic. The paid version comes with lots of levels.

AirShare - turns your iphone into a wifi hard drive. Perfect for storing word, excel, audio etc files and documents on your iphone for reference etc... Right now its a tad buggy, but it's free. There is a reason its one of the top downloads in the app store right now.




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Old 09-22-2008, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the list JMG. In searching for Yelp (which I grabbed) I found iWant. It seems to work pretty good.

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Enigmo is such an addictive game - wonderful graphics and easily worth the price

Evernote allows you to keep notes, pictures, voice memos on your iPhone as well as synced between multiple PCs (Win or Mac) and it's free!

Tap Tap Revenge is another excellent freebie and it's colourful, musical and entertaining - what more can you want

Instapaper Free is a really useful app for saving webpages to view later on

hopefully that should get you started!

also agree with Remote, AirShare, To-Do and Labyrinth Lite

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:11 PM
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Some of the apps I've tried so far and like are:

-Diabetes Log - daily recording of information & good app for diabetics.

-Close Call - Allows you to put an emergency number on your phone for contact.

-Aurora Feint - it's a free game.

-Shanghai Mahjong - has a variety of choices for tile layout, tileset art & backgrounds.

-Simplify Media - allows you to play you music files from you library.

-Pandora - is an internet radio that is really good.

-Bejeweled2 - one of my favorite games. Had to have this on my iPhone.

-Weather Bug - I like this one because it also gives me air quality alerts.

-Labyrinth LE (free version) - fun game.

Just found an app for people with Asthma for peak flow & medication recording called "e-Agent". Haven't purchased it yet but will try it out.

NapkinStudio.com "What's On" is an app that gives you TV listings for over-the-air, cable & satelllite stations for the US & Canada (in the 1.0.2 update coming when Apple releases it). The app is $1.99 so I'll try this one as well.

If you like any or all of these games then this is a good buy. It's Freeverse, Inc's. "Big Bang Board Games". It's several games in one for one price $7.99:
-Chess
-Checkers
-Backgammon
-Mancala
-Reversi
-4-In-A-Row
-Tic Tac Toe


iPhone Gems articles. These are detailed articles on different iTunes Store applications including pictures.
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Photoswap is officially my new favorite iPhone app. You take a picture, and it gets sent to some random person somewhere. When you do so, you receive a recent picture from someone else. You can reply to that person's photo with a photo of your own, or you can send another photo to another random person and get a new random photo in return. Totally addictive! Be sure to check out the Flickr Group, too!

Prior to that, my fave apps were Shazaam! and iLightr (never fails to get a laugh!).



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Old 09-25-2008, 02:35 AM
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My personal favorites

Air Sharing - Amazing amazing amazing app

WeatherBug - Just a simple free weather app with current conditions, forecast, non-moving radar, and webcam pics of surrounding areas

iProcrastinate Mobile - I like using this to keep track of all my upcoming assignments for my classes. Helps me keep track with my online classes.

Palringo - It's the only decent free IM app I've used that you can use MSN on

AP Mobile News - I prefer to read news articles through this than in safari or Google Reader

Remote - Just as stated above

Myspace/Facebook - I think they're pretty good apps if you use those sites... Myspace is certainly better viewed through the app than in safari because of all the ads it tries to load.

Google - Only reason I use this app is because it basically auto-completes and typing on the iPhone/iPod touch isn't very efficient

Sportacular - I use MLB.com At Bat to follow baseball, but I think Sportacular is the best all around sports app for following any sports

Solebon Solitaire - I can spend hourrs on this one... Just 99 cents for 30(?) different variations of solitaire. Try the free version first though, Sol Free

iWik - Good wiki viewing app... Not really necessary though IMO
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:40 PM
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Here are my top apps:

Trulia - Helps with the Real Estate Career
Loopt - I'm an LBS junkie
WHERE - Love the Starbucks Finder and Gas Buddy widgets
Pandora - It reads my musical mind
Facebook & MySpace - Must Haves
Twitterific for Twitter
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my top app is by far

Melbourne Metro; it tells you the departure time for trains, busses and trams from every station in Melbourne - very handy and updated constantly. you can probably get the same thing for each major city.
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My favorite app for music

I like 4 tracks from LittleCodeShop, it is very simple to use and as a vocalist I find it's a must have on my iphone.
It includes a metronome and allows for recording 4 tracks of audio.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:21 AM
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Just wanted to add my 2 cents.

non game apps:
- Shazam (auto detects music playing using the iphone microphone)
- Pandora (free radio! woot)
- Air Sharing (nice little way to view e-books pics, and documents)
- Air Mouse (I use this to drive my laptop when I plug it into my TV. It rocks!)

Games:
- Topple (Really innovative physics/sticking game)
- Shooz (Hilarious horseshoe game. can't stop playing it)
- zen pinball (iphone needs more pinball games. This is the best so far)
- crash nitro racing (I have a soft spot for bandicoots)
- cannon challenge (I played this all the time on the web. This is a free iphone port)

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:04 PM
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Cycorder allows you to record movies with the iPhone camera.
Mxtube let's you download YouTube movies.
BiteMMS let's you get MMS on your iPhone.
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Cycorder allows you to record movies with the iPhone camera.
Mxtube let's you download YouTube movies.
BiteMMS let's you get MMS on your iPhone.
These apps are not in the iTunes app store.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:47 PM
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These apps are not in the iTunes app store.
Ah ok, well they are the most useful. Sad when jailbroken apps are more useful than the thousands of "legit" apps (do we really need 20 different flashlite apps?).

So for non-jailbroken apps....

1. Jaadu - AWESOME VNC client. Works great!
2. Beejive - best Trillian multi-instant messenger out there.
3. Ewallet - stores encrypted info, I put all of my credit cards, house info, serial numbers and anything else that I don't want known if I lose my iPhone.
4. AirSharing - use your iPhone as a regular USB-type fob for moving files back and forth between different machines.

Note that these apps are $10 to $25 each --- well they act like expensive apps. They actually do something useful!

4. eBay - better than using mobile Safari to surf ebay.
5. Trapster - nice to have if you are in a new town and want to know where all of the stationary speed traps are (Phoenix AZ has TONS of them on the freeways)

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DoucheMeter for sure

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