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Recommend iPhone apps

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm such a novice when it comes to mobile technology. I have an iPhone, but had an epihany this morning when I had to scan and email something, and battled my phone scanner for an hour before saying, "I bet I can download a scanner app on this iPhone." Voila. My document was on its way in five minutes.

    So tell me some more great apps for the iPhone. Beyond Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail, I pretty much have nothing.
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I haven't really seen or used any of the latest iPhones, so I don't know if they work this way, but on my Samsung I love the apps that also feature widgets. The widgets are basically little boxes that let the app function without opening it. I can scroll through the New York Times headlines or the latest posts on Twitter or Facebook without opening those apps.

    As for apps I use, if you are a DirecTV customer get that one. Yelp is good. I have one called Swiss Army Knife that has a calculator, stop watch, compass, level, unit converter, flashlight and other stuff all in one spot. Redbox if you are out and want to know if a certain movie is at a box nearby, GoogleDrive, Yahoo Sportactular (also a good widget you can set so the scores of the teams you care about are handy), TuneIn Radio, Flipboard, Kindle.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    For iPad, I have the Kindle and Nook apps.
    I use Amplitube, VocaLive, Garage Band and Music Studio for recording. There's a cool app called Audiobus that let's you integrate recoding apps, but I have a gen1, so I can't use it.

    I use the weather app. Occasionally the alarm app.
    Yelp, Flavortown and Around Me.
    Fandango is useful, and Flashlight.

    I have many more, but those are the ones I use a lot.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Wow, awesome. Did not know I could link my Kindle content to my iPhone.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Netflix and Hbo Go are great, but I don't use them a lot. Come in handy if you're killing time at airport.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Whatever app your city uses for downtown parking (ParkMobile for me)
    TuneIn Radio
    ESPN ScoreCenter
    The Weather Channel
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The fact that this little pocket device can do all of these things, as I've said before, is why I'm constantly baffled when I see iPhones frequently demonized as the modern-day welfare queen extravagance.

    You've seen it before. Someone on Facebook posts something like: "Saw a 400-pound woman on food stamps today at the grocery store. Talking on her iPhone!111"
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    The Atlantic's app is pretty great and I wear Pandora out for music.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but she was probably using the StubHub app to try to secure $1,300 Prince concert tickets from someone. :D
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Spotify - music
    Dropbox and Google drive - file management and storage
    Gilt - shopping (vintage Rolexes at 50% off yesterday)
    Valetmag and Gear Patrol and Uncrate - browsing cool gadgets and clothes
    Strava - cycling maps
    Convertbot - mph to kph, acres to square miles, feet to meters, pounds to stones
  11. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    -- Fandango
    -- ESPN ScoreCenter, but be sure to configure it with your favorite teams. You can get updates pretty frequently, too much if you set it up with a lot of teams.
    -- Fahernheit weather app: I like it because it shows the temp on my homescreen. Other probably do too, but this was the one I found first that I liked.
    -- Kindle
    -- IMDB just because I like to be able to find out lots of movie stuff quickly
    -- Google Chrome because I hate the Safari browser, and if you synch Chrome at home with your Google account, you can access your bookmarks on your phone.
    -- SkyView is cool for checking out stars
    -- Goodreads if you're into that
    -- Whatever pharmacy you use, check to see if they have an app (if it's a local one, you may have to ask at the store). For a lot of them now, you can scan a bar code on your bottle and get refills through the app.
    -- Redbox
    -- Google Maps -- far superior to Apple
    -- Shutterfly if you take lots of pics. Set up and account and you can upload the photos to the web easily and don't have them clogging up your phone.
    -- If you play fantasy sports on Yahoo, there's likely an app you can use to keep track of your team. Same with ESPN.
    -- Yelp
    -- Urbanspoon
    -- AP Mobile
    -- CNN
    -- Your bank probably has an app, and a lot by now offer the feature where you can deposit checks through the app just by taking a photo of the front and back of it.
    -- Shazam for when you can't remember or don't know the name of that damn song you keep hearing
    -- Netflix (esp. for iPad since the screen is bigger)
    -- Ditto with HBO Go if you subscribe to HBO
    -- Open Table for making reservations
    -- The Tulsa World, for the best news in Oklahoma (not that I'm biased because I work here or anything)

    And there are a bunch of games that are fun wastes of time.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I have AP and ESPN Score Center, but I don't use them much.
    I have eBay and Craig's List, but don't use them much. Sometimes I like to check out prices for used guitars, pianos, etc., but most of the time I do that one the computer.
    I have IHeartRadio but have never used it.

    For fantasy sports, I have Fantasy Monster, but I really don't use it.

    I have Bovada, but I haven't been betting much the last few years. On those few occassions when I do, I'm more likely to use my computer.
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