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    What are your favorite iPhone apps?

    I don't have a lot but so far I have:

    SFGate
    NYT
    amazon
    Sephora (of course!)
    SoundHound
    Shazam
    Places
    Mirror
    Evite
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    I don't have an iPhone, but I would still recommend one of these: http://maketecheasier.com/useful-iph...pps/2011/04/25

    I would also recommend checking out some of these security apps: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/10...ackers-492794/

    The more stuff you have on your phone, the more you need to be able to track it down, lock it up or wipe your data remotely should you lose your phone or have it stolen. It's also good to have everything backed up.

    I have the Android versions of some of the apps on this list and find them very useful: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/the-20...-of-2011/57556

    A lot depends on what you use your phone for, but for me, Evernote, Dropbox, and a to-do list app that syncs with lists on other devices (I use Remember the Milk, which I think isn't fully available for iPhone) are essential. TripIt is sometimes useful. A barcode scanner like ShopSavvy can be useful; a lot of stores now use their own barcodes so you can't do price comparisons (I am looking at YOU, Best Buy), but it's nice when it does work.

    TIME Magazine has a list of what it considers the top 50 iPhone apps: http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...043594,00.html

    I have quite a few of those. Some of the ones I use most: Pandora, Pulse, Nook, Kindle, Facebook, Yelp, Weather Channel, Epicurious, erm, probably some others. I don't see it listed there, but I like HelloVino for help selecting wine.

    I also have quite a few apps I don't use but just had to have .
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    I have over 200 apps, most of them I use for work (on my iPad). The ones I use the most, aside from the ones I use in sessions, are Pages (that synchs on iCloud), Air Video, Evernote, Sugarsync, ShopShop, Facebook, Beijing Subway, Dictionary, Chinese<->English Dictionary, Instagram, Hipstamatic, What's App, Flipboard, auspost, Target Weight, P Tracker lite, Calculator, CashTrails, Kindle and XE Currency Exchange.

    In my Newsstand I have fitness magazine, National Geographic for Kids, Self, Parents, Gourmet Traveller, GoodFood, NYT, Good Housekeeping, Disney Family Fun, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and The Australian Women's Weekly - all free stuff only!

    I actually hardly use any on my phone now that I have an iPad. I use my phone only to quickly scan stuff like emails and FB, not to reply. I use it to check things quickly only.

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    Whatsapp (to text friends abroad for free, wheeee !)
    Heytell
    Skype
    Weather Forecast
    Scanner
    Facebook + Facebook Messenger
    Music ID
    Units Conversion
    Google Earth
    AccuTerra (On Demand map and GPS tracker)
    NavFree GPS Arizona
    Phoenix Local News
    Scottsdale Life
    US fires
    KFC Finder
    McDonald's Finder
    Word Ref (translation)
    Merriam Webster Dictionary
    Littré Dictionary (French)
    BLED (French Grammar & Orthograph)
    Bescherelle (French Conjugation)
    World Press (website editor)
    Yellow Pages US
    Yellow Pages France
    Yellow Pages Switzerland
    Amazon.com
    Amazon.fr
    REI
    Nespresso
    Aquarelle (online flower shop)
    Carrefour (superstore discount card)
    Skyscanner
    Lyon Airport (France)
    Geneva Airport (Switzerland)
    SNCF (French Railways)
    Accorhotels
    Expedia
    OHM (Local mountaineering information)
    Snow report
    North Face snow report
    Defibrillator Locator
    3D Brain
    Netter's Neuroscience Flash Cards
    Vidal 2011 (French Drugs book)
    AZCentral
    98 KUPD
    112 (Europe 911)
    11 cookbooks (iChef, Marmiton, etc)

    News stand : the NY Times, CNN, Time Mobile, Eurosport, Tele Loisirs (French TV guide), 20 mn.fr, Le Monde, TDG (Tribune de Genève), l'Express.

    Games : Scrabble, ElementZ, Wordle, Reflekt, MahJong, Solitaire CityTanzen, TriZen
    "I missed the view and viewed the mist..." ©

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    My useful Apps:
    - Wikipedia
    - Weather Channel
    - HopStop (this was especially appreciated when I was on vacation in San Francisco this fall; I didn't even need to get one of SF's elusive bus maps)
    - Netflix
    - Pandora
    - Shazam
    - Amazon
    - NFL (for live game updates and other articles)

    Games:
    - Bouncy Seed! I absolutely love this.
    - Minesweeper

    Random Amusement:
    - Talking Tom: There's two free versions, and Talking Tom 2 is the better one.
    - Talking Santa
    "Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode

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    I don't have tons of apps, but the ones I use most often are:

    Angry Birds (all 3 versions)
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Tumblr
    Spotify
    Foursquare
    eBay
    Starbucks mobile card
    Accuweather
    Mint.com
    Bookworm
    Xfinity TV (I can change the channel with my phone!)
    aSleep (I love sleep apps in general)

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    I love WhatsApp, because I can talk to my friends in Colombia that way. Otherwise, I have stupid games that I can't stop playing: Unblock Me, Words With Friends, Word Search, 7 Little Words, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja.....
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    My train & plane list of iPhone games:
    Carcassonne
    Ticket to Ride
    Catan
    Monopoly
    Zooloretto
    SET
    Unblock Me
    Flood-It


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    Local Time and weather
    International Time and weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    My train & plane list of iPhone games:
    Carcassonne
    Ticket to Ride
    Catan
    I did NOT need to know that there are apps for these games.
    You should check out the app for Smallworld. I love all those board games, and Smallworld would be a forth for me on that list, and I see that there is an app for it too.

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    I don't have many games on mine. I love the practical apps, like Yellow Pages, Bas Buddy, Blood Alcohol Calculator. Oh, and turning the phone into a level is quite nifty.

    And Redshift! I am something of an amateur astronomer.

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    The two most used apps on my iphone are Tweetlist (THE best Twitter client!) and my most favorite--Around Me. It quickly uses GPS to locate anything near you. It's searchable, then maps out what you find, THEN gives you routes to get there. All free!

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    Thanks, guys! As a result of reading your posts I've added:

    Yelp
    Lookout
    OpenTable
    ShopSavvy
    Camera Plus
    NHL GameCenter

    Wanted to download the app that finds a defibrillator but that seems to be only available in France.

    Am kinda tempted to download Fruit Ninja--love making fruit salad.

    Thanks again.
    Quote Originally Posted by missflick View Post
    Oh, and turning the phone into a level is quite nifty.

    And Redshift! I am something of an amateur astronomer.
    Oh I would definitely want these. What's the level one called?
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    OREGON TRAIL WOO!!!!!

    Oh and I love Heytell. I only have one friend at this point that also has it but I'm trying to spread the word.

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    Also Instagram, another free camera app in which you can have fun altering your photos to look vintage.

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    I also added AroundMe, thanks Spinner! It looks easier to use than Places.

    Interesting article about smartphone theft and theft prevention: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...BAHO1M7J9U.DTL
    Last edited by IceAlisa; 12-03-2011 at 08:07 PM.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    SitorSquat- locates the nearest public restroom to your location
    Inrix - traffic locator tells you if the road is slow, bumper to bumper, where accidents are etc.
    Flashlight - turns your camera flash into a flashlight
    Gas buddy - lowest gas prices near your location
    Amazon - for scanning barcode to see if an item in a store is cheaper on Amazon
    Tidegraph and Windfinder - for boaters
    Wine notes - can take a picture of a wine label and store it
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Have to add Gas Buddy!
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    A bit o/t but...I find it rather silly to seek out gas stations with lower prices. If you actually do the math: you found a station that's 5 cents cheaper for example. A 10 gallon fill-up saved you 50 cents. Unless you know one is significantly cheaper (say, 20+ cents), then it's just not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    My train & plane list of iPhone games:
    Carcassonne
    Ticket to Ride
    Catan
    Monopoly
    Zooloretto
    SET
    Unblock Me
    Flood-It

    You have good taste in games. Add Catan and that's pretty much my list
    "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett

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