Best iPhone App for $5

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by scottness, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. scottness macrumors 65816

    scottness

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    Ok, I've just budgeted $5 for a worthy iPhone App. Mostly because I'm bored with the $1 renderings and I'm looking for a new addiction. Not into games much and I'd prefer something useful.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have movies on your computer (Non-iTunes purchased) that you would like to stream to your iPhone? If so then Air Video is pretty neat! It only costs $2.99 and works wonders! There is a free version you can try as well before you buy.
     
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Meter Maid and Red Laser are awesomely useful.
     
  4. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Mail Notifier
    push notifications of any email Live, Gmail aol and pop the nice thing is to it can help save battery life cause with this you get a push alert and there for do not need to have push email or fetch on you can just open your mail app when ever you get a notification

    ive been very happy with it.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Barely understood anything you said but Mail Notifier is a worthy mention. I have it and it works beautifully.
     
  6. scottness thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for your replies! I went for Red Laser, Meter Maid and Air Video. Mail Notifier looks good, but I've got push already. Thanks again!
     
  7. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I also like the trackmyshipments app. They just changed from a lite to a paid to a free + upgrades thing. I just tested out the new one and it seems to work fine, and I paid for the push messages (though I don't really think I needed to... it had email). I'm a sucker, I guess.

    Anyway, when you get an email from Amazon or ebay or any email that includes a tracking number for a package, you simply forward that email to the address they give you and it looks at your email account and reads for shipping info and loads that into its system. It automatically adds the shipment and updates you on the status. (Through the website you can adjust settings for what you want to be notified about: statues changes, deliveries, etc.)

    Inside the app was kind of ugly before, but they released-yesterday version has a tad more shine to it—but who cares, it works! I'd tried other apps that make you copy/paste shipping info and then tracks packages in a similar way, and some of those worked very well. I much prefer this method. It's just a simple email forward and forget about it!

    (full disclosure: I had a couple of instances where it didn't read tracking data from emails. This turned out to be, I think, shipper error. From memory, both cases had UPS tracking numbers separated by dashes or spaces rather than the whole number. A follow-up forward with a quick edit solved it. So their system isn't foolproof, it works most of the time.)

    I noticed a lot of negative reviews on iTunes and don't really get it. I think it works great. Hope that wasn't too long. So one vote for:

    TrackMyShipments +

    Also, it's now 7.99, but I really like 1Password Pro. If you don't use 1Password's desktop edition (Mac only) then I don't know if the price tag would be worth it—though it does rule, especially the bookmarklet that takes you to a specific entry in the app for a particular login when in Safari to copy info for logins—and if you're not using 1Password why aren't you!? :p

    Hope that's helpful, and understandable. It's really early.
     
  8. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Awesome! Enjoy them :)
     

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