What apps do you recommend?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Rated, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Rated macrumors member

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    For a new iPhone user, what basic apps do you recommend?

    Or Apps that are a "must have"?


    So Far, I have ESPN Scorecenter, imdb, paypal, stubhub, fandango, soundhound
     
  2. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Documents to Go
    Tapatalk
    Soundhound
    Fring


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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  4. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    The beauty of the app store is that there are no "essential" apps - everyone has different needs and likes, so spend some time searching for apps that best fit your lifestyle.

    Scroll through the top apps in each category, and check out the "featured" section of the app store to get a feel for the most popular apps.

    Otherwise you'll get a thread of dozens of apps that may or may not be of interest to you.
     
  5. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Around Me, Remote, a flashlight app, Flickr, PS Express.
     
  6. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    Apps: The Weather Channel, SoundHound, FOX News (If you like Fox)
    Games: DoodleJump, Angry Birds, Scrabble
     
  7. iHeartapple2 macrumors 6502

    iHeartapple2

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    Skyfire, XSysinfo, Skype, Evernote, Alarm Clock, Angry Birds, Infinity Blade, NBA Jam, Words with Friends, Instagram, iMovie, FatBooth, ZombieBooth, ToonPAINT, Find iPhone, Where to? , Flixster, Netflix, IMDb, iheartradio, TuneIn Radio, Ambiance, Apple Store, RedLaser, SnapTell, FieldAgent, Groupon, Google Translate,

    Sorry I got a little carried away!:D
     
  8. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

    CosmoPilot

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    Pandora
    Shazam
    Apple Remote
    Flight Control
    Angry Birds
    Cut the Rope
    Plants vs Zombies
    Light (flashlight)
    Dictionary
    Find iPhone
    Bing
    Google Earth
    Google mobile App
    Fandango
    Facebook
    The Weather Channel
    Netflix
    iBooks
    Translate (Google's newest app)

    These are my most used apps out of the hundreds I have.
     
  9. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Facebook
    BeejiveIM
    Light
    AppShopper
    Navigon
    Ocarina
    Soundhound
    Vevo
    VLC
    Find iPhone
    Angry Birds
     
  10. runofthedill macrumors member

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  11. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    For me personally:

    Kindle (Amazon kindle ebook reader)
    Meebo (Multi IM)
    Evernote (Note taking including voice and video notes)
    Dropbox (syncs folders and files across pcs and iphone)
    RTM (todo manager)
    Remote (Apple remote)
    Flashlight
    Photoshop Lite (photo editor)
    IMDB (movie database)
    Google Mobile Searh
    Find iPhone
    Red Laser (barcode scanner, price comparison)

    Note all the mentioned non-game apps are free :D

    Games:

    I do most of my gaming on my DSi and Wii but here are some good ones I play on the iPhone:

    Angrybirds
    Plants VS Zombies
    The Sims 3 Ambitions
    Zenonia 2
    Across Age
    Street Fighter IV
    Mirror's Edge

    The games are paid, unfortunately I have not found good free games.
     
  12. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    - InstaPaper: for saving/reading articles later
    - Reeder: awesome feed reader
    - Week Calendar: my new favorite "ical on crack" calendar
    - ToDo by Appigo: for um, to do's
    - Beejive: for IM
    - SimpleNote: for simple cloud-synched notes
    - My-Cast: great weather app
    - 1Password: for storing logins & passwords securely
    - DropBox: iOS client for the fantastic DropBox service
    - Amazon Mobile: for price checking & ordering stuff
    - Skype: for skyping
    - Navigon: turn-by-turn navigation with traffic & speech
    - Podcaster: for downloading & listening to podcasts (with push notification)
     
  13. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    It really all depends on what you're into doing on your phone. Some app recommendations would be:

    Facebook
    Tweetlist
    Foursquare
    Pandora
    ooTunes
    BillMinder
    The Weather Channel
    MLB At-Bat
    TomTom U.S.A.
    Open Table
    Yelp
    Words With Friends

    I'm not a huge fan of gaming on my iPhone. But Angry Birds and Words With Friends are two addicting games that I make an exception for.
     
  14. Aneurin macrumors newbie

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    My favorite:

    Angry Birds - Games
    Ninjump - Games
    Google - Travel
    FlytoMap - Navigation

    will let more later...
     
  15. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Productivity
    1. Week Calendar
    2. Due
    3. Todo (by Appigo)
    4. Outliner
    5. MomoNote
    6. 1Password Pro
    7. Instapaper

    Games
    1. Battleheart
    2. Reckless Racing
    3. Secret of Mana
    4. UniWar
     
  16. harkal macrumors newbie

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    My top 10

    (in no particular order between them)

    1. Twitter
    2. Dropbox
    3. SoundHound
    4. Skype
    5. miCoach
    6. AutoSleep Music Timer
    7. LED Light
    8. AppShopper
    9. SleepCycle
    10. PayPal
     
  17. odelay macrumors 6502

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    My faves:

    Verbs - awesome google talk / AIM client.
    Remember The Milk - the best task management I've used.
    Adidas miCoach - the best running app I've used.
     
  18. johnadams macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend you to have "eWallet" and "Touch Notes" because both the app gives excellent result interms of Productivity.

    Touch Notes will give you the flexibilty in taking notes in three different modes. You can take Finger notes, Keyboard notes and audio notes. Taking audio notes will help a lot.

    eWallet helps me to store all my username and password information for pretty much everything. These are must have apps and certainly these apps will help.
     
  19. citizenerased85 macrumors member

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    photoforge2! it's like photoshop on your iphone :) even has layer supports
     
  20. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Outlook.

    Take iOS's default Mail.app, put in a folder. Then take that folder and bury it in another folder. If mail and appointments are part of your everyday life, you'll wonder why you put up with Apple's stock Mail.app for so long.

    Edit: Just realized how old this ahead is...HAHAHA
     
  21. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    I went with Outlook for about 6 months, just because of the ability to push gmail. I decided to go back to the stock iOS mail app when I got my Apple Watch, because to me it's a better interface.
     
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    Spark
    Calandars
    Alien Blue
    Flipboard
    Winderlist
    Omnicast
    Uber
    Stocard
    Whatsapp
    Cycles
    Pushbullet
    Goodreader
    Parcel
    Crystal
    Omnistat
     
  24. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    My recommendations.

    Essentials:

    Google Maps
    Spotify
    Shazam
    WhatsApp
    YouTube
    Pinterest
    Instagram
    Flipboard/Feedly
    Facebook and Messenger
    DropBox/Google Drive
    Banking app for your bank.


    Other:

    Pixelmator
    VSCO Cam
    Live GIF (for iPhone 6S)
    Darkroom
    Hyperlapse
    iMovie
    Office/iWork
    Garageband
    Genius Sign
    Scanner Pro

    Games:

    GTA:SA
    Transistor
    Monument Valley
    Entwined Challenge
    Alto's Adventure
    Fotonica
    Does not commute
    Leo's Fortune
    Badland
     

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