What are some good apps to start with?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Icarus73, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Icarus73 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    So this will be my first iPhone and I'm wondering if you have some recommendations for apps. Preferably free, but cheap paid apps are ok too. :) I'm cheap. I'm not much into games, but not opposed to suggestions either. I'm a musician so good music apps are appreciated.

    I already downloaded Pandora, SoundHound, AT&T myWireless, Bump, Mint.com, USA Today, and Wells Fargo Mobile
  2. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I am T-Pain. If you're talented and into the art of music, you will love that app.

    Just kidding btw...
  3. Icarus73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    haha, someone told me about that. sounds funny.
  4. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    It is funny and mildly entertaining for a little while, but I think it's overpriced and I would think real musicians would take offense to the app just as they take offense to calling T-Pain a real singer.
  5. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
    Weather channel, free or paid
    I like Night Stand when traveling
    Splash Money
    Around Me
  6. Fenir macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Some of my favorite:

    Facebook (I use the most)
    Sportstap for sports scores
    Runkeeper Free or Pro
    Espgaluda II

    Im also currently usingh the ESPN Fifa World cup app. The i am T-pain app is lots of fun, but can get old quick.
  7. Wegmans macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Also if you have a mac, you may want to consider getting the Apple Remote application, if you listen to music on your computer. If that is your thing, you could get a remote desktop app called iTeleport which is really cool and over wifi is almost real-time. If you set it up, it means over 3G you can access your computer which can be helpful if you use bittorrent or other things.

    Pandora is a must... for camera apps check out CameraBag (especially since the camera on this will be great) Lastly, WeatherChannel is great and better than the built in app.

    Good luck, I'm sure you'll have a great time exploring the well-established app store!
  8. alakazzam macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Facebook/twitter/myspace if you have a favorite there's one for you

    imdb/fandago/flixster if you like movies

    DoodleJump if you want a fun addicting game for 0.99

    Enjoy your phone! :)
  9. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    -Any Apple remote app (free)
    -TV Guide (they recently updated it. 1000x better) (free)
    -Logitech TouchMouse (free)
    -Comcast or DirecTV app for controlling your DVR (free)
    -redlaser (.99 or 1.99) for scanning barcodes.
  10. mbarringtons macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    A few of my favorites:

    The Weather Channel :)eek:ly yes)
    Words Free
  11. viademarco macrumors newbie


    May 25, 2010
    AOL Radio is pretty good for streaming music.

    Plus you can usually find an app for your favorite radio station.
  12. PlaneCrazy macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    - Stanza is a great reader, but we'll see iBooks on the new phones.
    - What's On for TV listings (use this daily)
    - Add to the chorus for Weather Channel (I use free and don't miss anything)
    - IMDB movie guide as I like old movies
    - Angry Birds is one of the simplest, hardest, most addicting, frustrating, fun games out there.
    - ListenListen is an interesting Match-it game using musical tones. Might be fun for you or a kid in your life, should you have one

    That should get you started. :)
  13. bahooki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    If you're like me and hate ATT's moronic 20 dollar unlimited texting fee, download Beejive (free texting, IM etc). If Beejive is too much for ya, IM+ will do the same thing minus connecting you to MSN, Yahoo, Facebook etc, but will still allow you to text via AIM.

    As for simple games, I enjoy Homerun Battle, Angry Birds, Word Flick, Canabalt, and Fruit Ninja.
  14. Centient macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2009
    Second. Angry Birds is the best dollar I've spent on a game since I spent a buck learning Scorpion's finishing move on MK in the arcade back in the day.

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