Last help needed: Utilities recommendations!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MACoconut, May 21, 2009.

  1. MACoconut macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008

    I've Airshare Pro (for my PDF, Documents need)
    Any others to recommend?

    I'm considering expense management apps but that's not really important.

    Are there any more that you guys recommend greatly?

    PS: Not looking for music utilities. for my iPod Touch, so no GPS/Camera Stuff as well. :)
  2. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Do you use a Mac as well? If so, how about ShoveBox on both your mac and ipod. I've been using them for the past week or so, and have found them invaluable as a central repository of everything I'm working on. You can "shove" PDFs, bookmarks, webarchives, photos, images, notes etc, and sync them seamlessly between your Mac & iPhone/iPod.

    Other utilities I find very useful are Byline for RSS syncing with Google Reader, Amazon Kindle for my eBooks and Remember The Milk for my task management. And I'm looking forward to the imminent release of Documents to Go by Dataviz (they submitted it on Tuesday, so hopefully we'll see it soon).
  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Stanza's a great ebook reader - but I'm a little worried about what Amazon will do the app now that they bought it out (make book formats other than Amazon's inaccessible? I've got a library of books from other ebook sellers).

    System Activity Moniter is the best memory cleaner I've tried, great before playing a memory intensive game.

    I also like Instapaper Pro.
  4. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    up for more recommendations.

    i have air sharing pro, have no need for any server to iPod app already, which includes pdf reader. any more good ones?
  5. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    myVideos - YouTube and other movies downloaded to HD.

    Measures - I'd guess the most comprehensive conversion too OR
    ConvertBot for something less comprehensive but cooler.

    Bodybook if you want a good workout log app without thousands if exercises you'll never do or already know how to do.

    Running out of recommendations....
  6. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008

    not really a body builder.

    as for the instapaper you've recommended above.

    i don't really read offline content. hah.

    i'm looking for an app that have practical uses.

    EDIT: beejive looks good but it's 15 bucks. which is way too much. i would rather use free apps for IM like fring.
  7. gekkota macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    There are so many apps and utilities that are useful. Can you be a little more specific about what you are looking for--you might get better suggestions that way.

    Need a dictionary?
    Wanna identify birds??
    Convert units of measurement???

    If you let us know what you want to be able to do, we can suggest the best apps for that. :)
  8. MACoconut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    i have no idea either.

    i'm using a free dictionary from which works pretty well.

    I'm not a bird-person either.

    Hmm. I would like to know what utilities apps that you guys might have used before and thought that those were great. I'll just buy apps randomly that works well.

    Maybe some apps in the education part? or finance maybe. I've received quite a few recommendations for task and expense management. I need some others if there are any. :p
  9. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    (admittedly biased <3) track your bills w/ BillMinder? :D
  10. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    If you've got the money and you don't mind spending for quality apps, I'd then recommend the Oxford Deluxe (dictionary&thesaurus app, the best dictionary app out there now). I've got that app and find it immensely useful.

    Let me see...

    Encyclopedia puts most of wikipedia on your device (minus pics and references). It takes up 2GBs, but having wikipedia as a reference is great when you don't have connection to the Internet.

    Wikipanion displays wikipedia with all pics and refernces well. It's queue function and ability to download individual articles with pics and references makes it useful.

    Groups organizes your contacts, and the interface is nice.

    Quickoffice is decent, but I'd wait to see how Docs To Go compares when it comes out.

    Games: Stone Loops and Shift are both fun games that just cost .99 cents.

    One more, HT Professional Recorder. It was $10 but has recently gone down in price. The clearest playback recording app I've tried, and I've tried about five or six out. Great for lectures or just catching your son at age nine talking about girls he likes with his cousin (very funny convo!). The app features emailing recordings, fast or slow playback, bookmarks, and the interface is nice.
  11. tjhilder macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2009
    Kent, UK
    get it while it's on sale, it's worth it, although I don't think i've seen many updates for it.

    not played around with IM+ but I believe a new version has just been released.

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