If you "live" out of your iPhone, what are your must-have apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Savage, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Savage macrumors 6502

    Savage

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    I want to start utilizing my iPhone on a greater level than I have been. Sure, I use it all the time for basic things like: phone calls, texting, internet browsing, tracking my bicycle rides, checking the weather, listing to music, creating reminders and to-do lists, and checking my bank account, but I still feel like I'm missing out.

    I know there are some amazing apps out there. (There's an app for everything, right?) But, to be honest, I don't entirely love browsing the app store with the current way it categorizes and sorts apps. There's just too much junk and confusing ratings for me.

    So, if you use your iPhone for everything from brushing your teeth to changing the oil in your car, what are some of your most recommend apps for day-to-day life?
     
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I use my iPhone now pretty much as a substitute for MOST of the things I previously did with my laptop.
    Everyone's needs are different, of course, but here are a few Apps I use extensively:
    Print n SHare
    Paperless
    File App Pro
    JotNot
    ProCamscanner Free
    Dropbox
    Camera+
    Motion X GPS Drive
    Gas Cubby
    Trapster
    Traffic
    Filechute
    Weather Bug Free
    Photo Utility
    ColorSplash
    PS Express
    Koredoko
    Tanso D/L +
    Dictionary Free
    Searchit
    Beejive IM
    ESPN Score Center
    SoundHound
    Shazam
    VLC
    Tuneinradio
    Starwalk
    HiCard
    Postage
     
  3. blevins321, Apr 11, 2011
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    blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Mint (and it's corresponding free finance service online)
    Netflix
    AroundMe (local business locator)
    Bing (Microsoft did something right :eek: )
    iFiles (Dropbox functionality..but with MyWi, local connections with no LAN)
    MyWi (Mostly for iFiles use for moving items to computer without LAN/wifi network)
    Flickster (Movie Reviews/Showtimes - rotten tomatoes integrated)
    Park'n Find (Find your car at the mall)
    SoundHound (What's that song on the radio again? Oh wait, I'll hum it)
    nook (Barnes and Noble's Kindle App - I have a 'real' Nook so the synchronization is nice)
    HippoRemote (VNC control of computer, with very nice optimized mouse/keyboard actions)
    MotionX GPS Drive (speaks for itself)
    myAT&T (usage monitor and mobile bill payments)
    TrackThis (multi-company package tracker. Free - just paste in a tracking number)
    TFLN (Texts from Last Night - Don't read these while eating/drinking)
    TWC (The Weather Channel)
    WootWatch (Woot.com Daily Sales - Mobile Viewer)
     
  4. themadrussian macrumors regular

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    Reeder, BeejiveIM, Soundhound, Remote, Facebook, Kik, Light, ESPN ScoreCenter, Angry Birds, Tiny Wings, Trainyard, Squareball, Wolfram Alpha, Instagram, and eBay Mobile.
     
  5. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Savage

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    Thanks for the lists so far. I'm going to search each app I haven't heard of and see what it's all about. The Gas Cubby one I didn't know about and love already.

    Also, does anyone know of a way or place to find alternatives to a certain app. For example, is there an easy way to find another app like Gas Cubby? Or do I just need to find it manually?
     
  6. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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  7. entropi macrumors 6502

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    omnifocus are the most important app I got.
     
  8. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    In order of usage:

    BiteSMS (req Jailbreak) (Apple needs to get with the program on SMS)
    Words With Friends (time killer... fun scrabble like game)
    Todo (by Apigo - awesome app for 2do.. syncs with toodledo)
    News Feed (1 click access to almost all the major news sites)
    Evernote (Anyone who doesn't use this is in the stone ages)
    Facebook (duh)
    Google Mobile (love being able to talk what i'm searching)
    Tunein Radio (best radio for iphone.. ever... recording.. scheduling, etc)
    Napster ($10 bucks a month.. unlimited access to almost the entire music catalog from all the major labels... nuff said!!!)
    Engadget (Don't really need this but like 1 click access)
    PictureSafe (for securing my photo libraries.. ahem!)
    SoundHound (much better then Shazam IMO)
    Apple Remote (control your itunes - nice when roaming around the house)
    Movies: Netflix (duh), IMDB, Redbox, Fandango, Flixster
    Kindle (book reader - syncs with my amazon books)
    Mint.com
    TWC (The Weather Channel)
    Dragon Dictate
    Yelp, Aroundme
    Epicurious Eating (recipe app)
    Mobile Mouse (control computer from iphone - good if you hook up your laptop to your tv)
    XBMC Remote (for those of us with Jailbroken Apple TV's)
    DJ Rivals (another time killer game)
    Vevo - Music video app
     
  9. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    1password
    air video
    line2
    evernote
    mlb.com
    goodreader
    kindle
    tunein radio
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Awesome thread, haha.
    I pretty much just use FB/Twitter. Will look into some of these.
     
  11. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    BeejiveIM
    Pandora
    AroundMe
    Chase/Bank of America App.
    Due
    Paperless
    NYTimes
    SoundHound
    eBay Mobile
    Tom Tom US/Canada
     
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I'm going w/:
    -WhatsApp
    -Skype
    -Facebook
    -Skyfire
    -TomTom US-Canada
    -Youtube (webpage)
    -Flashlight (from Cydia)
    -DropBox
    -TuneIn Radio
    -VLC
    -Nike+GPS
    -Translate (Google App)
     
  13. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    -mlb 11
    -facebook
    -twitter (i use it only for sports)
    -angry birds.
     
  14. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    -espn sport center



    Whoa why did it quote it? Meant to push edit. My bad.
     
  15. Fresh1 macrumors regular

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    MLB At Bat 11
    Words with Friends
    Discover and Bank of America
    FOX Sports
    IMDb
    The Dan Patrick Show
    Wolfram
    Google
     
  16. fizz7283 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the directv app a lot to record shows when I'm not home.

    Jumi mouse+ is a really good remote access app to use your computer over 3G and wifi. You can even stream music from your computer to your phone.

    Obvious ones like netflix, shazam, yelp and pandora.

    Wolphram algebra is helpful sometimes.

    I use art studio to edit some PNGs for themes. It's nice not having to use Photoshop for everything.

    Ringtone maker pro, extremely easy to make ringtones from any song on your phone.

    Atomic web browser. WAY better than safari.

    There are a lot of useful apps in the app store, but I agree that it's a complete mess and so difficult to find all of the good ones.
     
  17. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Tapatalk Forum App for MR.

    Air Video for lounging around at night.

    Combined together? The absolute best $6 I've ever spent.
     
  18. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    All esstential atm:

    - Netflix
    - Skype
    - Pulse News
    - Navigon
    - Kindle
    - Fullscreen for Safari
    - Infinifolders
    - SBSettings
    - Camera+
     
  19. NEvolution, Apr 12, 2011
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    NEvolution macrumors regular

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    A selection off the top of my head:
    • WhatsApp
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Camera+
    • CameraSync
    • DropBox
    • Pandora
    • IHeartRadio
    • TuneIn Radio
    • AudioGalaxy
    • Reeder
    • BiteSMS
    • Skyfire
    • Google (Mobile App, Maps, Places, Translate)
    • LogMeIn
    • VPN Express
    • Talkatone
    • Viber
    • Skype
     
  20. legacy fan macrumors newbie

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    BiteSMS - with it's quick reply feature essentially removes the sms notification annoyance. A must-have. (requires JB'ing)
    GolfShot GPS
    ProHDR
    8mm video
    TapaTalk
    Osfoora

    Except for BiteSMS, these are apps I didn't see listed.
     
  21. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    • Dropbpx
    • DataVault
    • TWC
    • aNote
    • Air Sharing
    • Scanner Pro
    • Camera+
    • Twitter
    • Scanner
    • GPS Motion X
    • Translate
    • FlightTrack
    • Pandora
    • Skype
    • Yellow Pages
    • Kindle
    • TuneIn Radio
     
  22. RebeccaL, Apr 12, 2011
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    RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my list:


    • Some of the build in apps (Calendar, contacts, youtube, notes, maps, camera and albums)
    • Evernote (advanced synced notes)
    • Dropbox (cloud drive)
    • RememberTheMilk (also testing Wunderlist as an alternative)
    • Timer + (great for cooking)
    • Flashlight 123
    • Most google mobile services
    • Google docs (untill now it has been enough, maybe latter I will get Quickoffice)
    • Appshopper (to keep up to date on price drops)
    • Instapaper (also testing Read it Later)
    • Photoshop Lite (Good for quick touch ups and coping)
    • Lastpass (password manager)
    • RedLaser (barcode scanner)
    • Kindle (ebook reader)
    • Free 42 (RPN Scientific Calculator)
    • Twitter
    • Meebo (Multy IM client)
    • VLC (Good while it lasted)
    • Skype (for video calls)

    All the mentioned apps are free with the exeption of Quickoffice and Lastpass (altought the bookmarklet version is free).
     
  23. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    i am a manager in a bus company so i am on the road all the time for numerous reasons my iphone is my lifesaver.

    my must have apps are:
    quickoffice
    print n share
    cnn
    the weather channel
    yp mobile
    balance
    bank of america
    Notes*but thats built in lol*
    dropbox

    for my sanity:
    netflix
    engadget
    revision 3
    and G4 app
     
  24. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I for a year and a half didn't have a computer of my own, and needed access to the net, mail, and music. iPhone was the answer.

    Some of the app must have apps for myself at the time wouldn't have been must have for people with desktop computers and decent internet connection, so I'll just list the best that would do or what I would've done best what I needed them to do at that time.

    Groups
    Fluent News
    Instapaper
    TIME mobile
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Sportacular
    Due
    Todo (by Appigo)
    mBox Mail
    MomoNote
    Outliner
    SmartCalendar
    1Password Pro
    Bluefire Reader
    Stanza
    Beejive IM
    Downloads

    Some games I love, but those apps did or would've been the best had they been out at the time for the things I needed apps to do.
     

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