Best usefull apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by phas3, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    there's a billion apps to choose from on the appstore does anyone have recommendations for best day to day apps?
     
  2. zakfox1986 macrumors member

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    Mobilefiles. (view documents and other files remotely, using Mobile Me.)
    Mobilefiles Pro. (a bit more control over files than Mobile Files; edit/create Excel files.)
    Yellowpages. (phone number lookup.)
    Shazam. (song ID.)
    i.TV. (TV and Movie Listings.)
    Urbanspoon. (restaurant locator.)
    Pandora. (stream free, personalized radio.)
     
  3. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Agree with i.TV- Can get movie times from local theaters and purchase tickets right in app.

    Agree with Mobilefiles if you have Mobile Me- Easy syncing and accessing files mobile.

    Would add Remember The Milk to that- Very awesome To do app.

    I use all three daily. Any weather app (free) that shows weekly reports is awesome and useful as well.

    1 more vote for evernote as well.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  5. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    add Appigo's ToDo and accuweather to that list, their very useful to me

    Appigo's ToDo review here

    Zym
     
  6. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Excellent choices.

    For me, add iXspenseIt (budgetting app), The Weather Channel (until ads shrink a bit, they totally overhaul the radar, and add more hours to hourly weather), Google Mobile App, Melodis Dialer (voice dialing), mBoxMail (for those who have a hotmail account), iStorage (file editing/downloading/viewing/playing/emailing), and Tap Forms (great app for organizing all your personal information).
     
  8. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    how good is istorage, it looks nice?

    Zym
     
  9. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Air Sharing - so your iPhone could act as a USB storage on wifi
    Now Playing - for movies and to purchase tickets, it's more accurate too
    i.Tv - like they said, for channels
    Beejive - if you're used to IMs, this is the only one you want to get
    vLingo - so far this voice dialer is well accurate to my voice
    Pandora - best internet radio
    Fstream - another source for URL radio streams
    Remote & Mediamote - I use both to control my iTunes & Windows Media Center (yeah I know, no Mac here yet)
    ChessWithFriends - if you like Chess, you could check out this app. It's like playing Chess as if you're checking email :p
    USA Today - local news within the US
    iSports - best Sports app so far
    Shazam - to identify music
    WiFinder - if you're in a public place, this app will hook you up to some free unsecured wifi hot spots if there are within your area
     
  10. laserfox macrumors 6502

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    1. App Sniper (99c) - helps you get apps that go on sale. Pays for it self in the end!

    2. Remote free- control itunes remotely be your own dj have fun!

    3. Facebook-- free great way to keep in contact on the go. Really beautiful to use, upload photos on the go as well!

    4. Amazon --free --besides easy shopping, its a great way to research products on the go, finding reviews etc!

    5. AOL Radio or Pandora -I use them both, if you hear a song you can tag it and purchase it from itunes all on your iphone!

    There are some great games as well, Word Warp and Scramboni as well as scrabble are pretty great word games.
     
  11. weeman macrumors 6502

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    I have a bunch of apps and games that I have spent money on but the only ones I actually find myself using on a daily basis are:

    Things- an awesome to do application
    BeeJive- Instant messaging application
    Facebook- Social networking
     
  12. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    Favorater: one of the many apps that allow you to dial fave contacts with 2 touches ... large image-assigned icons for dialing

    Twittelator: my fave Twitter app

    TextLater: sends you (or others) text messages ... great for self-reminders

    Byline: RSS reader ... very stable and love the offline reading capability

    Evernote

    Air Sharing

    iFart (just kidding!!)
     
  13. kas23 macrumors 603

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    While I would much rather have all of it's functions come natively, it does a good job where Apple slacked off. It does what it claims to do, although I admit, I have no tried all it's functions yet. I was most attracted to it's ability to download files off the internet, which it can do. Getting files off of the program and onto your desktop is really easy. I don't think I have tried transferring files from desktop to iPhone yet. All in all, it seems like most of these files apps are one-trick ponies and I needed something a little more than just file storage.
     
  14. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip! I didn't realize i.TV did movie listings too! (I gotta update my apps!)

    With so many apps, I predict the next stage will be consolidation. Why have one app for weather, one for movies, one for TV, one for news, etc. Just one big app with all of the above, so you can put it on your home screen and save the other pages for games, etc.!
     
  15. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I'm a big fan of GroceryIQ - I use it weekly.
     
  16. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  17. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh okay now lets go to games i have

    fieldrunners - i got addicted last night
    sim city
    wurdle- good to pass time only like 15 minutes though then i got bored

    what else?
     
  18. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    he probably meant rss feeds

    Zym
     
  19. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    Your gunna get a lot of apps here =]

    X-Plane 9-flight Sim-Review here
    X-Plane Airliner-Airliner flight sim
    AirFight-dogfight sim-Video review here
    Flying Aces-another more arcade like dogfight sim(I like flying games =])
    Rolando(great app, just got it and it's awesome!)
    TBD series-Lasts you for a while, great for road trips-TBD1 review here, TBD2 review here, TBD3 Review here
    Trism-The great puzzle app that made 250 grand, great for wasting time
    Zone Out-Probably the most under rated app to me, its addicting and simple to play, but soo fun
    Low Grav Racer-Great graphics, lasts a while, overall a great sci-fi racing game
    Fastlane-the best racing app I've played-the best graphics
    Touchgrind-Addicting at times when you find out how to start getting more points
    Zen Table Tennis-great ping pong app
    +1 to fieldrunners-Tower defense game, a pretty cool app
    Superball 2-great to pass a little time
    Geomex-Another great puzzle app, if you like trism you'd like this-Review here
    Pathways-great for road trips, puzzle type game, pretty decent-Review here
    Vector Ball-3d ping-pong type game, it's pretty fun but hard
    vConqr-great risk sim
    TTR(it's free! =])
    Flick Fishing-Best fishing app out there
    Flick Bowling-Anice bowling app, I haven't tried any other
    Mouse About-great app to waste a little time also

    Wow that took a while to write =]

    Zym
     
  20. Mary1970 macrumors newbie

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    Best calculator and converter

    in fact it combines both: converting while entering math expression.
    less units than others, but well designed:

    CalcConv

    Anyway, my favorite app ever is Google Earth.
     
  21. FireEater macrumors member

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    I see someone posted WiFinder, I have seen about 3 or 4 other apps for WiFi in the store including the AT&T one.

    Which one works best for overall WiFi finding spots?

    FE
     
  22. CastrolSyntec macrumors newbie

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    Cooliris - Very good looking app
    Seismometer - fun
    Clinometer - good for DIY folk
    Carpenter - Ditto
    Remote - APPLE QUALITY
    Snatch - Fun, useful and incredibly good!
    X-Plane and touchphysics - SOOOOO GOOOD!!!:D
     
  23. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    USED Daily/Weekly:

    Evernote...Todo's, Clip's from webpages, Medical Info, College Notes/Study Guide...Consolidates upto 3 apps
    Pandora...Best radio app for my nightly walks
    Bill Minder...Haven't been late on a bill yet
    mSecure...Helps me remember the tons of passwords/usernames
    Byline...RSS Feeds
    iTV...Movies, Tickets and TV Channels...consolidates two apps
    Shazam...Keeps me sane when I can't remember that one song and then prevents it from playing over and over and over in my head...lol
    Grouper...once active the app stays in the background (last page) and sorts all of my contacts into groups

    I have others...some are beta tests, some are experiments to see how they work. Games but most are boring and I very seldom use the 12 I have on my game screen. Total of 60 apps to include the 19 that came with the iPhone
     

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