Apps That Are Worth Purchasing?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Green™, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Green™ macrumors member

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    So it seems that I've downloaded 100 or so free apps and am about to start buying them.

    Unfortunately, for every good app, there are 10 copy cat apps that try and sell the same for more.

    I want to stream video over 3G and wifi so I've heard that Air Video is the way to go. Then I heard that Plex is better. There are many more too.

    How do I know which app to purchase??? Also, does anyone have a list of apps that you use everyday? Thanks.
     
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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Angry Birds, Flight Control, Texas Hold Em are all worth the money
     
  4. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Run!, Awesome Solitaire (FREE FOR THE WEEKEND!), Things
     
  5. Green™ thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Will look into all of those.

    As for streaming video from my mac, which of the following apps do I want?

    -Air Video
    -Plex
    -Zumcast
    -streamstone(? title had something to do with stone...)
    -Other
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Angry Birds $.99
    DoodleJump $.99
    Osmos $2.99
    Fruit Ninja $.99
    DarkNebula 2 $.99
    Pinball HD $.99 (Sale)
    Plants vs Zombies $2.99
    Flight Control $.99
    Star Walk $2.99

    For Streaming, I use ZumoCast
     
  7. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I play guitar, and I love Guitar Toolkit, and Tab Toolkit.

    Ultimate Tabs isn't bad either, and has it's uses.

    I paid for all of them, and would do it again in a heartbeat.
     
  8. tesilential macrumors regular

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    $2 for AirMouse turns your iPhone into the magic mouse and the magic trackpad, as well as a gyro controlled pointing device!
     
  9. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    It's such a subjective question. It really depends upon how you use your phone.
    For me, several photo apps are used all the time. Tilt shift Generator, Color Splash and Photo Utility among them.
    Always use Weather Bug. Love Paperless for notes and to do's. Print n share is great for printing to a wifi enabled printer.
    Star Walk is cool and fun to use.
    Can't live wo Dictionary because my spelling is awful these days!
    And I use Motion X GPS Drive for directions. VERY useful!
    Plenty more for fun- ESPN has several apps worthy of use if you are a sports fan and I really like Public Radio if you enjoy some of the shows on, well, public radio!
    Drync Wine if you are a wine drinker...
    LA Times and World News (BBC) both are good, though the LA Times one is a great app even though the paper itself sucks.
    Beejive is good if you are into that.
    There are more, but that should give you a few to think about.
     
  10. Roo Zilla macrumors regular

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    If you use Google Voice to save on minutes by using the fab five thing, GV Mobile+ is excellent. I prefer it over GV Connect because it has it's own favorites screen.

    If you like tabbed browsing, Atomic Web is also very useful. It also features an ad blocker that could save you on data usage if you have a limited plan and browse a lot.
     
  11. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Apps-
    Hipstamatic
    Shazam
    Star Walk
    Flashlight+
    TomTom

    Games-
    Plants vs Zombies
    Real Racing
    Flight Control
    Monopoly
    Doodle Jump
    Fruit Ninja

    Just recently did a pretty big clean up of apps.

    When are all the new great apps supposed to come out?
     
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    Another vote for Angry Birds, even if you only use it once a week or so, its 59p and has vast content.
     
  15. rk1991 macrumors regular

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    I personally feel that VegSumurai is much better than fruit ninja and its free.
    +1 on Angry birds just make sure you always restore from backup if you get pretty far in the game.

    Also
    Backbreaker
    Ninjump (free)
     
  16. phillipsteak macrumors member

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    Zumocast is awesome for streaming video and it's free :D
     
  17. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    To the OP's question, Plex all the way. I've been using their Mac software for years and was delighted to reward them with an app purchase. It works great for control and streaming as long as you disable bluetooth. Hopefully they'll fix that in an upcoming release.

    I only have one must-own app.

    Plants Vs. Zombies. NOW. SERIOUSLY.

    Other games that are worth your money:

    Cannabalt
    Flight Control
    Tilt To Live
    Warblade
    Osmos
    Angry Birds
     
  18. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

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    Just a heads up. GV Mobile+ will be free tonight from 8:30pm to midnight EST.
     
  19. kimtyson macrumors member

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    Evernote
    If Found
    AroundMe
    Pandora
    Find Iphone
    HandyLevel
    iMapMyRide
     

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