Best app selection by Macrumours users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JetBlack7, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    Hi all, I would like to ask everyone in this forum for the best apps out there, so that I can see if I already have them or get others that will come in handy.

    So if any of you know some of the best apps (games, entertainment, utilities, weather and music) out there, I'd appreciate it If you could share them with me and others!

    Thank you in advance :)
  2. YaBoiD macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2011
    Pulse News, Tweetlogix, TapaTalk, Atomic Web Browser, Skyfire, Instapaper, Instacast, Capture, Words With Friends, Wordfeud, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Netflix, HBO GO, Navigon, Pageonce, Springpad, LogMeIn, Camera+, IMO, Dead Space, SoundHound, and GasBuddy are a few good ones.
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Navigon - GPS turn by turn app no data needed

    Opera mini - Fastest browser when in a slow Att edge area

    Goodreader - Great for reading pdf books

    Netflix, Hulu+, Crackle - Entertainment on the go

    Soundhound - Song identifier

    Ambiance -Soothing sounds

    Seize the day - To do list

    Jailbreak required:

    snes4iPhone - Super Nintendo emulator

    iFile - File manager

    Fullscreen for safari - Fullscreen + swiping gestures for safari
  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  5. ESPN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    Thank You

    Subscribed to this thread because of this response. :)

    I'm looking forward to hearing additional very good /useful apps :D
  6. FX4568 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Find my iPhone - In case I loose it (hasnt happened yet thank God)

    Remote - Control my mac that is connected to the speakers at night and change the songs I want. Also make my itouch compatible with my brother's comp so I can mess around with him :p hehehe

    1Password - Password generator and PW keeper. Awesome encryption I heard

    Scatter Brain - a better notes app.

    Groupon - Pretty self explanatory

    All other apps I use are pretty common throughout
  7. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    My favorite non-jailbreak applications include Facebook, eBay, Kijiji, my banking app, Ms. Pacman, and the free Flashlight. :D

    My favorite jailbreak apps are BiteSMS (I LOVE THIS), SBSettings, Activator, Lockinfo (though I don't use it anymore) and maybe some of the gaming emulators for the older consoles.
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Moxier Wallet - Keeps all my passwords/info/etc safe
    Splashtop - really handy VNC app (obviously needs a computer)
    Dropbox - great for storing stuff to access anywhere
    ShopShop - Shopping lists suck, but i always have my phone with me at the shop :)
    SoundHound/Shazaam - With both, it's hard to find a song that can't be identified
  9. Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    Productivity: 2Do: Tasks Done In Style

    The best GTD, task manager app in the App Store. I tried practically all of them, from Things to OmniFocus to ToDo, etc.
    It syncs with Toodledo and has MobileMe/iCloud calendar syncing, you can't go wrong.

    Productivity: Wunderlist (Free)

    Cloud Syncs with practically every popular platform. But very basic.
  10. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    No particular order:
    Handy Light ;)
    Road Trip
    Rush Limbaugh
    Grocery iQ
    Fahrenheit (or Celsius)
    Gas Buddy
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Lol, subtly advertising your app?
  13. Lycanthroat macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2011

    Opera Mini - Seriously, it's really, really good.

    Instagram - I'm not a massive photo person, but I like the effects and sharing.

    Dropbox - Use it all the time, excellent app.

    Photobucket - Same, very easy way to get photos/pics to PC without going through iTunes. Super fast uploading.

    Amazon (UK), eBay - Impressive apps, have used them whilst out to buy things (from my phone!).

    Skype - Obviously. I need it in my line of work, works very well on i4.

    Unofficial GameFAQs app - Seriously, with multitasking on i4 and THOSE PUZZLES in Chaos Rings, I have no fear.


    WinterBoard - See all those cool themes about? Impossible without this (unless you use the alternative, DreamBoard).

    SBSettings - Task Manager and more for iOS. As useful as it sounds. Themeable.

    biteSMS - YES. Worth the £5 I paid for it and more. Most used app on my i4.

    BytaFont - For themers. Changes the stock font of the iPhone.

    ColorKeyboard - For themers. Changes the stock keyboard.

    - Speeds up the animation speed of the UI. Incredible, in a word.
  14. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    What I find useful, fun or interesting. YMMV. :D
  15. JetBlack7, Jul 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    Most popular according to the appstore and users.

    So far, so good. Excellent list although many I have tried :) keep em coming people!
  16. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Why not go to the app store and sort by most downloaded?
  17. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    - Audiogalaxy

    - Air Video

    - eBuddy Pro

    - Quick Office

    - AVPlayer

    - Flixster

    - Jtv ( viewer)

    - FIFA 11

    - Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus

    - Backstab
  18. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Meebo - unified messenger service
    Pandora Radio
    Words With Friends
    BlogPress - Best Tumblr integration for iPhone/iPad
    Flashlight. - Great if you have an iPhone 4. That LED Flash is bright!
    Live Nation - Awesome if you are like me and go to a lot of concerts regularly

    MobileNotifier - Now baked into iOS 5.
    LockInfo - great for Lockscreen interaction plus StatusBar Notifications
    iOverclock - Winterboard Theme that removes underclocking script. Awesome for iPhone 3GS. Toggle-able
    BiteSMS - Single best thing for your iPhone. QuickReply is easily the most used feature.
    SBSettings - Already explained. Very very useful. Activate-able from LockScreen.
    PerPageHTML+ - Onscreen widgets. Use caution with this one, as they can seriously affect your overall battery life and phone performance.
  19. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Just running through my phone and picking the apps I use the most:

    -Dragon Dictation
    -Alien Blue (if you're a redditor)
    -ESPN ScoreCenter

    My favorite games are: Angry Birds, Battleheart, Fruit Ninja, FIFA, Peggle, Plants v Zombies
  20. JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    Already did it, but I may have missed some good ones.
  21. jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    Reeder. Outstanding Google Reader application.
  22. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    So would you say that that is better than the simple up-coming To Do list app by Apple in iOS 5? I am still exploring my "organization game" and was imagining I will be using that.

    Does 2Do do something a basic to do app doesnt?

    I ask because I used to rely on the idea that the notes app would be enough for my thoughts and to dos but it always gets unruly and uselessly out of control, trying to keep the habit of organizing them constantly after I imput something whilst I am busy.

    I could see some to-do apps being too simple.

    I would want something that categorizes between macro and micro goals. Or long term vs short term. i dont want "pick up milk at the store" to be grouped in with "start an online business." One would take me one or two days, the other, months to complete and check off the list.

    It would be mandatory for it to sync via iCloud so I am surprised to discover other 3rd party apps can primary sync without having some other app to worry about synching with. I thought it was confusing to do so but...

    So you think something like 2do is that much more useful? How so? Im curious since you have explored many of these apps...
  23. jonrando macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2011
    2Do has a plethora of options and does everything you'd expect it to do. The only thing it doesn't have is location based reminders, which the iOS 5 reminders will have have.

    I think 2Do would be good for you, based on what you say you want. You can have separate calendars for certain subjects in 2Do. So say I wanted a Work calendar and a calendar for my favorite sports team. They'd be completely separate from each other UNLESS you are viewing the "All" calendar which aggreegates all your calendars into one view.
  24. Lioncrazz macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2009
    I love posts like this one because it forces me to check out apps I may not have used or heard of. I have 180 apps on my iPhone but I am always looking for the best possible app to perform a specific function.

    Apps I did not see mentioned (or missed):

    -Scrabble - worlds ahead of words in my opinion.
    -Today To-Do - I have tried a lot of todo apps but none are as simple or as useful as Today.
    -Red Laser - awesome when you are shopping and wanna compare prices.
    -Page Once - the best finance app for keeping up on and paying bills.
    -Waze - my favorite GPS app
    -Stumble Upon - insanely awesome for finding great stuff on the web.

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