Time releases Top 10 iPhone Apps of 2009

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  1. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    As part of the yearly top 10 of everything, Time magazine has issued a top 10 iPhone apps list:

    Top 10 iPhone Apps

    The list wouldn't be my top ten, but then the only app that I have in it is Photoshop.
     
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    I have 3 of them (Tweetie, Yelp and Photoshop) and I want to eventually get SlingPlayer when I get a Slingbox. I specially agree about Tweetie in the 1st place.
     
  4. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    I'd choose last.fm over Slacker radio any day. :D
     
  5. ejeezy87 macrumors newbie

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    i love the tweetie up but when the new update came out and they changed the way you retweet, it just kind of did a low blow to me.. so i went towards simplytweet. & especially with the push notification feature, simplytweet is simply-sweet! :p
     
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    i have tweetie ... there should be a upgrade price for tweetie 2. ok ok, i'll spend the 2.99 for the list. Just no big mac for lunch today.
     
  7. DazBrowne macrumors member

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    I dont agree with flight tracker ... how often would you use that ??
     
  8. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any of those apps and I have plenty of iPhone apps.

    On the other hand, did you read the rest of the so-called top 10 lists. Top tech Gadgets - Droid, the Nook and the Dyson Air Multiplier?

    I never have had much respect for Time magazine.
     
  9. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    The only one I have is photoshop.com app.

    The ones I recommend are :

    Pandora
    icam source
    messi.im
    backgrounder (JB only)
    3G unrestrictor (JB only)
    glympse
    midomi
    uStream broadcaster (just released today)
    skype
    bargain bin
     
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    I have three of the apps (Yelp, Flight Track [though not the pro version], and slacker). Flight track is good if you fly a lot. I like checking it prior to leaving for airport to know if the flight is going to be delayed or not.
     
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    Tweetie 2 definitely deserved the top of the list.
     
  13. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I have four of them but I don't ever use them.
     
  14. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Ah that's a shame folks. Slingplayer is one of the best looking best designed apps for the iphone. And when you get past the graphics you can watch your cablebox and what's saved on your DVR. Sling on the Iphone is why I switched providers.
     
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    I love how the actual article content only takes up about 10% of the entire page. And, of course, each item in the list of ten has its own page. :mad:
     
  16. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I have none of those and maybe only use about 2 apps daily...guess I'm not much interested in the app store anymore (since 95% of it is junk).
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    Most sales/profit ≠ best products.

    Mac OS X > Windows

    Maybe your thinking that is what makes you have no interest in the App Store. If it weren't for the App Store, I'd have switched to Android long ago.
     
  18. Mischka07 macrumors regular

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    Wow, I gotta check out Locavore. I have Yelp, but that's the only one I have on the list. Doesn't work that well either, it only shows 2 out of about 15 restaurants within a 5 mile radius of my house.
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This.

    In case anyone else finds scrolling through the Times article irritating... here is their list.

    1) Tweetie
    2) Yelp
    3) Slacker
    4) Flighttrack Pro
    5) Mint
    6) SlingPlayer Mobile
    7) The Small Chair / McSweeney's
    8) RunKeeper
    9) Photoshop.com Mobile
    10) Locavore

    I guess their distribution of topics is pretty much in keeping with what's hot in apps this year. The only app on this list I've ever had is Yelp, and I deleted it because I used UrbanSpoon much more often. I might try Tweetie yet. SlingPlayer would be cool if I still had a DVR, but the DVR is long been boxed up. McSweeney's is an odd choice -- if one wanted to recognize paid literary content on the iPhone, the fact that Amazon put Kindle on it is much more significant.

    Meanwhile, I continue to think Time Magazine socioculturally irrelevant, although they do have good photographers, and Pico Iyer has some interesting things to say (which are better read in his books anyways).
     
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