Best Ipod Touch apps/ games for a newbie

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by johnnyhow, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    I'm getting an ipod touch (32) for Chrissy this year (can't wait), anyway, in preperation of entering the next generation ipod market, I went to the itunes store to check out potential apps I would like. The problem is, there are tens of thousands of apps in the store, and I'm not one who likes wasting money, so I have a couple of questions:

    1. What are the best games you would recommend (paid or free)?

    2. What are the best apps out there (again, don't mind paying if it's good)?

    3. Is it worth buying Quickoffice for ipod, seeing as it's only $12.99 (half price apparently), or should I wait for a better word processor to come out?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    Anything... anybody? Please? No one has an app they're a big fan of and would like to share it's name with me?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Inotia 2 - a wanderer of luone, Real Racing, H.A.W.X., and Jet Car Stunts.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Apps - Pocket Informant, Outliner (by Carbonfin), Awesome Note, Pastebot, Groups, Camera Genius, Instapaper Pro, Tweetie, Fluent News, Time Mobile, Readdledocs, Photogene, Photoforge, PhotoCanvas, ColorSplash, Instaviz, SketchBook, JotNot, World Map, Beejive IM, System Activity Monitor, BeatMaker, Xewton Music Studio, ooTunes, Sportacular, PushGmail, mBox, Dragon Dictation.

    If you need access to docs sent via email over 3G, then QuickOffice is the better choice for now. If not, most people seem to prefer Docs To Go.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    thanks for the suggestions, I've got a couple on my list now, unfortunately a few of those were iphone only, but that's ok, I figured I didnt really need a camera on the ipod touch, seeing as a stand alone camera provides better quality pics.
  6. macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2009
    Ventura County, California
    I just got my iPod Touch just over a month ago so I'm a newbie here too. ;) Here are some apps I have downloaded so far that I really like:

    Free: Skype, IMDb, Battery LED!, and the NASA app, which if you're a space buff like me you'll really love.

    Paid: The CIA 2010 World Facts Book ($0.99).

    I'm interested in the feedback you get on games because I still haven't got any yet. I was interested in getting BurgerTime because I loved the old arcade version but the reviews were not good. :(
  7. macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
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    If your into games you must buy NOVA. It's a new game just out this week from gameloft. It's like halo but it's on your iPhone/touch. It really is an amazing game. Also minigore keeps me entertained and doodle jump. I wasn't much of a gamer before the app store but now I love playing these games. !!!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    I'd recommend Documents to Go over QuickOffice. I've used both and ended up sticking with DTG.

    I'd also recommend Remember The Milk for task management - the app is free, but requires a $25/yr pro membership. If you don't want to pay this check out alternatives like 2do, or Todo.

    Beejive IM is the best for instant messaging IMO.

    And Mail Notifier is great for notification when I get a new gmail message.

    Other apps I use on a regular basis:

    Google Mobile App
    Amazon Kindle
    Athlete's Diary
    Sky Sports
    Sky Mobile TV
    Fantasy Football Manager
    The Guardian
    Rackspace Cloud
    Rackspace Cloud Notes
    Dragon Dictation

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