I don't use a single App from the store...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bmstrong, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    With the constant always on 3G or WiFi I just go directly to the site, or the news, sports, weather, etc..

    I just don't get it. Who's App hungry? What am I missing?
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
  3. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I agree that you're missing a lot. I believe you cam optimize and organize quite a bit using apps. There are real decent ones out there.
  5. curly14 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    Yes your are like they say there's an app for anything well almost anything still can't find that app that makes my bed and packs my lunch:D

    Jessica the fair is in town how bout I toss one of those ping pong balls an win you a gold fish
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    There are so many good free ones that do things you can't do by just surfing (snaptell, shazam, etc.). You're missing the whole experience.
  7. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009
    Convenience? I like the way some apps, i.e news and sports are rendered via the app rather than the browser. There are utilities for just about anything, some are just awful but some are well done. You don't play games?
  8. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    Those who understand need no explantion, for those who do not understand there is no explanation!
  9. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Single purpose app for a single purpose use often gives you a better experience than going to the web page.

    Try Wall Street Journal, The New York Times. There a apps that combine multiple news sources. There are better weather apps. There's the ATT app, there are online banking apps from Chase, Bank Of America, etc. There are better utilities. There are password keepers, Dictionaries, Subway maps for around the world. The list goes on.
  10. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
    +1, exactly...

    Your really out of the loop as far as tech is concerned.... there are a lot of utilities that safari cannot provide. Wireless disk capabilities (air-share pro), wireless mouse/keyboard (iTap), photo editor (photogene), all-in-one utility (app-box pro), wireless photo syncing (photo-to-mac), pandora, and many others...not to mention a PLETHORA of games to suit ANY need. 75,000 apps and growing, and you're not tapping into them because of, what now? Seriously though, go browse the app store by category sometime soon ;)
  11. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008

    apps like sportacular, nowplaying, xFeed (rss), are infinitely more useful than just using safari.
  12. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Plus, you don't always have an Internet connection.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I'd rather have some apps on my phone versus having to access them on the internet just for this reason.
  14. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    When exactly does this happen?
  15. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    Vacations to foreign countries, concrete buildings, hospitals, underground, etc.
  16. SqB macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Northern Colorado
  17. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    City living my friend, city living, where people wear shoes:D
  18. Kguy macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    I thought it's just me. I once addicted to apps but got bored of them quick. I know there are good apps that make my life easier. Anyway it's a phone after all...
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    a few of my favorite apps:
    stanza (ebook reader)
    ixpenseit (budget manager)
    pace (running log)
    beejive (IM client)
    air sharing (file storage)
    hippo remote (control your mac)
    3D games

    Now please show me the websites that duplicate the functionality for those apps.
  20. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Good for you

    if you don't see the value in any Apps in the store well that's great. kind of like the people that post my Iphone gone naked there happy your happy, great! I am happy with my Apps and my Case that's what makes things great freedom. :D enjoy!
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    anytime I'm outside of wifi, the ipod touch is a HUGE segment of the appstore market
  22. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    I understand the distaste for the apps that are little more than repackaged frontends for stuff already available in Safari on the web. I have few, if any, of these (such as BOA App, mostly since it works slightly better than the mobile web app IMHO).
    So I stay away from these web repackages, especially since some actually try to charge for stuff that's free on the web via Safari.

    But there are apps that really don't have web equivalents. Those are still worth looking for and getting. It is a bit hard to sort through the 90% of crappy apps to find them, though.

    Games, of course. And things that keep everything local so can be used when there's no wireless connection (yes, these places do exist in the world :) ).
  23. hchavarria macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    Then you are obviously in no need of a "smart phone" I need my phone to keep me connected to my emails and work environment at all times through VPN and so forth. As far as apps certain must have apps for me are apps that provide RDP and VNC connectivity. There are many others that I use to make certain things easier but I mostly like the games that are available. To tell you the truth I actually prefer a Windows Mobile phone for business use but enjoy the games that are available for the iPhone so I have opted for sticking around with the iPhone since I have been able to mitigate some of the missing items from a real business phone through jailbreaking.
  24. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    You're basically missing the point of owning an iPhone. There is something for everybody. If you just want watered-down crappy Internet in your pocket, may I suggest a BlackBerry?

    Oh, and it's also got this awesome feature where the exclusive "scroll-ball" stops scrolling, making the phone about as useful as sneakers at the beach.

    C'mon man, browse the app store, I'm sure there's something for you - even if it's just a boring to-do app. Enjoy the greatest phone ever. Make it work for YOU.
  25. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    You don't know what you've got, till its gone. But you also don't know what your missing till it arrives!

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