Which iPhone app is your stick of gum?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Aug 13, 2007.

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Which iPhone app is your stick of gum?

  1. [b]SMS.[/b] Texting is so late 2005.

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. [b]Calendar.[/b] I prefer tying string to my fingers.

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. [b]Camera/Photos.[/b] I already have a 100MP Ninon 5000D Mark XIV 3DIII

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. [b]YouTube.[/b] If someone asks me to show them Evolution of Dance one more time...

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  5. [b]Stocks.[/b] Do you think I'd be reading an phone discussion forum if I owned stocks?

    20 vote(s)
    28.2%
  6. [b]Maps.[/b] I'm perfectly capable of getting lost without Google, thank you.

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. [b]Weather.[/b] I have a window.

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. [b]Clock/Alarm/Stopwatch/Timer.[/b] Two words. Casio G-Shock.

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  9. [b]Calculator.[/b] I heart my HP 12c.

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. [b]Notes.[/b] I prefer a small pad of lined yellow paper.

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  11. [b]The Phone.[/b] There's a phone?

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  12. [b]Mail.[/b] If I could sync with my 9 POP accts via IMAP thru my VPN while CC'ing to Twitter :(

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  13. [b]Safari.[/b] Puhleeze. Netfront WAP on my Sony Clie N710c blows away Safari.

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  14. [b]iPod.[/b] I really only bought the iPhone for YouTube.

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    #1
    Like the Apple ear buds, the set of built in iPhone apps are a good fit for many people, but certainly not all of us. I personally have yet to use stocks even once.

    Even more useless than stocks is, IMO, YouTube (especially on EDGE). It's like that stale stick of gum that came in a pack of trading cards. I didn't ask for the gum. I don't need the gum. It's not why I bought the cards, and it pretty much loses its flavor within minutes.

    So, what iPhone app is your stick of gum?
     
  2. earthsick macrumors regular

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    #2
    they all serve their purpose at times...but I wouldn't miss the camera if it wasn't there, even though its the best phone camera I have used
     
  3. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    watermelon and grape

    i never use the ipod (except to show off the phone) and i never use the calander. i wish the iphone apps had the same integration with each other that ilife does.
    A
    It does not leave rom for real awnsers. very pointed, err. directed.
     
  4. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    at this point in my life i dont need the stock app and i cant see myself ever using it. But i can see how the stock app can be someone elses favorite. I find the rest of the apps to be pretty useful.
     
  5. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I use everything on the list. Youtube is one of my faves.
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    #6
    I voted for stocks, although YouTube could leave, too, and I wouldn't lose any sleep. When there are more than 20 apps, and a way to manage them, those will be the first to go.
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    #7
    i'll even check stocks on the rarest of occasions. clocks, however, is completely useless to me. :eek:
     
  8. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    If someone needs to get a hold of me they call or text. If they send an email it can wait til I get home.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    #9
    Definitely the calendar app for me. I think I started it up once just to check it out when I first got my iPhone. All the other things, I've genuinely used at least a few times. I just don't see the point of a calendar. I can remember the things I'm supposed to do just fine, and if I don't remember it, it wasn't important enough to worry about in the first place. Besides, for a calendar to work, you have to remember to check it often, which I wouldn't do.
     
  10. carman63 macrumors regular

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    #10
    YouTube doesn't warrant a spot on the screen's real estate. At least the stocks screen changes every time I look at it, vs constantly seeing the 'invisible water' and 'evolution of dance' videos day after day after day.

    At least 'chocolate rain' hasn't appeared on my iPhone yet. Thank God.
     
  11. thisonechance macrumors regular

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    #11
    I think my least used app would have to be youtube. I don't really know why, but it doesn't appeal to me at all.

    Maybe it will once more videos make the switch.
     
  12. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Do a video search. There are A LOT more videos available these days.

    BTW, you continually see 'Evolution of Dance' likely because you are on the 'Most Viewed' screen. With 50+ million views, you'll be seeing it on that screen for a long time.
     
  13. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    'Stocks' is only there to court the ego-important financial people who need to invest in Apple stocks and make analyses of Apple's next moves to cause Apple's stock to rise. And old people.
     
  14. thisonechance macrumors regular

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    #15
    I have done a few searches lately and it is most certainly getting better, but it is not quite there yet.

    Perhaps my fascination with youtube is fading.
     
  15. stillwater macrumors regular

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    #16
    I love the Stocks widget. I find Notes to be pretty useless.
     
  16. spydr macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Stocks is the biggest waste.
    Just type in "AAPL" or "YHOO" in your iPhone's safari and you are good to go - just a couple extra "touches"

    Instead I want a Todo list
     
  17. beate macrumors regular

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    #18
    I use Notes for my To-Do list. If I had the real thing, Notes would be my stick.

    Love(d) Stocks. It was probably my most used app after Phone & Safari.
    Yes, one can look up each stock but it's cool to have a list with everything on it, doing the finger flick thing. It was so much fun for a while...

    ...not so much lately. A lot of red going on... Every single freakin' thing on MY list anyway.
     
  18. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    #19
    im surprised that so many people dont like the youtube app. Im not a real heavy youtuber but i still think its cool to have...
     
  19. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    #20
    Owning stocks is one of the reasons I have time to read a phone discussion forum. :)

    I also use Notes every time I go grocery shopping.
     
  20. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    #21
    I think the YouTube app is cool, but it seems like it's kind of out of place there on the home screen with other more "useful" apps.
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    #22
    YouTube would be more fun / useful if you could also take a movie and easily upload it from the phone... and then send a link to a friend.
     
  22. esco macrumors 6502

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  23. kellen macrumors 68020

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    #24
    Same here. Stocks I do use, but as of late with the market I have chosen to avoid.
     
  24. slffl macrumors 65816

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