Having a hard time picking apps

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by SixtyK, May 13, 2015.

  1. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Has anybody else had trouble finding apps to add to their watch? I obviously have all of the defaults and have tried a few others, but so far the only third party apps I have kept on my watch are ESPN and Soundhound. The majority of others I've tried I really felt like I'd much rather just pull out my phone to use.

    Most of the "must have" lists I've seen have been of little use to me.

    I'm not sure where I'm going with this. If you can find a topic, go for it. :D
     
  2. MacNerd1239 macrumors member

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    I like my :apple:Watch but I honestly don't know what to do with it. Having the same issues with the apps, nothing that I really find that pertains to me?

    I'm excited for what might come down the pipe, I have no idea what to install.
     
  3. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    The Apps that are useful are bonus, I'd much rather dev spent time enhancing their interactive notifications. Those are far more useful on the watch than any App I've tried.
     
  4. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    There's not many useful apps. I use tizicalc, 2 step (Google authenticator tokens), Smarthings and Hue for home automation and Score Alerts for sports scores. All of these apps provide a quicker way to do quick things or provide quick info faster than pulling out my phone. Most apps are pointless and I remove them.
     
  5. angle macrumors regular

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    This is why I love the forums! Had never heard of 2step (actually called "2STP"). I immediately downloaded it! Good find!
     
  6. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    No problem. It's especially handy when you need a token number for your phone and you are under the gun to enter it because it's about to change. Before you would have to minimize the app on your phone and open google authenticator app and toggle between the two and sometimes in that process, you'd receive a new passcode and have to do it all over again.

    Also, having a calculator on your watch is huge when needing to do math from data on your phone.

    These are the apps where the watch shines!
     
  7. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Many devs are releasing Watch apps just to join the hype. Apps that require more than a glance or whose main purpose is to display pictures or extensive text are better on the iPhone or iPad.

    So far, the killer app for me has been Things. Having my To Do's on my wrist has been the most used function of the Apple Watch in my case.
     
  8. geoffm33 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I'm waiting for Todoist to release an app for the Watch.
     
  9. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    I think that different people will have an "aha moment" with different apps. For me it was Things. For athletes perhaps the fitness functions will do it. For couples, Digital Touch might make the Apple Watch essential.

    Like the iPhone, Apple Watch will develop into a use case or set of use cases that eventually become so essential that we didn't know how we got by without it.

    I think that Apple Watch will settle into becoming a Siri device. I believe that interacting on the small screen is going to fade away into the background as soon as Siri gets good enough that you can just talk to your watch for almost anything. Look for the next generation of Beats powered BT Apple EarPods to become the essential Apple Watch accessory.
     
  10. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I'd agree with that to an extent and I'm totally biased here, but I'm actually loving My Recipes on the watch. Yeah I makke it, but I've also always been a user as well.

    It's so handy having shopping lists on my wrist, saves me having to keep pulling out my phone when I'm doing the shop and I totally love that I can add things with dictation.

    It's the same with timers, a quick glance at my wrist and I can see how things are progressing.

    The wife loved the shopping list stuff so much she made me make a dedicated todo app that works the same way lol.

    I know that probably seems like an advert, but it's not, I can be subjective and My Recipes only exists because I use it as a consumer.

    I've been a Things user for years as well and I love the app, even if I'm using it slightly less since I was forced into making a todo app lol. I'll still use things, but I like the simplicity and Apple Watch functions of my app (Easily, not My Recipes) so I use it as well now.
     
  11. SixtyK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've started using Wunderlist for grocery lists and such but the interface leaves a little to be desired and checking off completed items seems to take a few tries. Is there another program that might do better?
     
  12. kingc0bra macrumors regular

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    From what I read, most devs didn't have access to the Apple Watch when they released their apps hence why most are not intuitive

    In due time, we'll get more useful apps
     
  13. jayiosdev macrumors newbie

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    Agree!

    I agree. The simulator have lots of limitations for dev to test, as many developers had submitted their apps without testing on real watch.

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    Best CardGame Apple Watch: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id574318849
     
  14. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    I started using "Easily" - I find this app extremely useful. Thanks Stu.
     
  15. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Glad you like it, just don't end up like me. I'm a list making junkie now :D
     
  16. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I'll add that to my list
     

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