Recommended iPhone Apps

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    Jul 09, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I just upgraded to an iPhone 4 after using the same no frills cell phone for the past 8 years. I am completely overwhelmed by all the options and apps that are available and have no idea where to start.

    Are there any "must have" apps that you guys can recommend? I know it will all vary based on personal interests, but I wanted to see what other guys are using.

    Thanks!
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    Apple Remote
    TuneIn Radio
    Various dictionaries
    Kindle
    Bluefire e-book reader
    Dropbox
    A bunch of games
    IMDb
    Facetime
    Skype
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    scorecenter (espn)

    mark the spot (records no service area and reports it when you get into one)

    ihandy level (carpenter tools, this is very handy)

    kbb.com (kelley blue book)

    MGoBlog (U Mich) icon_smile.gif

    stickies (this is a great note pad not tied to an email address) (the "notes" app is tied to an email address and you will lose all notes if you delete the email address)

    ONN (the onion)
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    hanging with friends

    add me ! "gibbygoop"
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    oh yeah and grindr duh
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    Jul 09, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    The game "osmos" is awesome
  • shred_thegnar

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    Jul 09, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    Shazam - trying to figure out what a song is called that is playing on the radio, will tell you

    Body Fitness - great for learning different exercises as well as planning

    Angry Birds - of course
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    Jul 09, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Words with Friends

    Heytell

    Facebook

    Dictionary.com Dictionary

    Angry Birds

    Skype

    Checkplease Lite

    Nike+ GPS (if you run)

    EMD PTE (if you ever do science)
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    Jul 10, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    Advocate
    Flashlight
    Scruff
    Y! Messenger
    Skype
    Facebook
    Kindle (if you like to read)
    ScoreCenter
    Movies (keeps track of your DVD's. You can enter each movie just by scanning the bar code.)
    Scrabble (You can play against the phone or with others online or with friends)
    Words (about the same as Scrabble)
    Sudoku
    Crossword
    iFitness (for Bowflex users)
    Bodybuilding (from bodybuilding.com)
    Livestrong
    GaydarRadio
    Pandora
    PS Express (Free Photo Shop)
    GasBuddy (shows the price of all the nearest gas stations. I use it everytime I have to fill up)
    RedLaser (a barcode scanner)
    ATTScanner
    PDFReader
    Emojicons (adds emoticons (smileys) to your keyboard in texting and emails)
    TWC Max (The Weather Channel)
    AccuWeather
    MyDiary (I use it to keep track of the livestock and any events, breeding, calving, moving pastures, etc)
    Office (Same as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice. Has a lot of functionality to its spreadsheets, etc. You can also keep it synchronized with your computer and Google Docs.
    mSecure (keeps records of all my usernames and passwords)
    ShoppingList

    Whew.. I didn't realize how many I had and that's not all of them. There is no end to the number of apps and variety as long as your phone doesn't run out of memory.

    If anyone you know has an iPhone 4, you can also Facetime with them rather than Skype or any other type webcam. It should already be installed on your iPhone 4. When you bring up a contact in the contacts list, you have options of texting, calling, or FaceTime.

    If you open your texting, at the top of each conversation window, you also have the option of calling, texting, FaceTime. If you touch "Contact", it brings up their contact file and you can call, email, etc....

    If you have any questions just ask. Did you also notice that with the iPhone 4, you can have more than one app running at a time? If your phone starts to crash on apps, it means you have too many open. Double click the home button and it will show the most recently used icons across the bottom. Touch and hold on one until you see a red minus. Then touch that and it will close each app that is still running.

    Good luck. Have fun... you'll enjoy it.

    P.S. One other pointer. The way the iPhones are programmed... no matter where you are the phone will always search firstfor an AT&T wifi (if you're with AT&T). If it doesn't find one, it next searches for any other wifi within reach and will display them asking if you want to connect. If it doesn't find a wifi, then it searches for 3G. You could say that is the heirarchy of its design. If you're with Verizon, I don't know how it works. This comes in handy if you don't have unlimited data on your plan. With AT&T anytime you access the internet through wifi, it doesn't come off your data plan.
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    Jul 10, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    flex89 saidThe game "osmos" is awesome

    Second that one

    And I like Sudoku2Pro

    FlightTrack is great if you travel or regularly deal with flights

    Facebook obviously

    Twitter (although I use qTweeter for posting tweets, it's a jailbroken app)

    IMDb

    Touch LCD it's a pretty clock

    Grindr ;)

    Convertbot

    Diptic it's for photos, it's pretty cool.

    Pano for panographic photos

    iMovie for editing movies.

    Cut the Rope is a cool game

    beejiveIM is the better chat app I've found

    iFitness for gym

    mmm they are the good ones

    if your curious about jailbreaking check out jailbreakme.com
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    Jul 10, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    I also forgot about RoadTrip. It is a great app if you need to keep track of vehicle expenses including fuel, insurance, maintenance, etc. I use it to keep track of all the expenses for each of the farm trucks and my car.
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Nobody's adding WhatsApp? You don't have WhatsApp in the States?
    It's an app much like bbm where you can send texts over internet so for free. WhatsApp works on iOS, BlackBerry, Android and also Symbian. So you can message most of your friends. You can also send pics and video or just a sound memo. Awesome especially if you have friends abroad. No extra charge, just free icon_smile.gif

    I also use some specific European apps. Really handy, just not for Americans xD
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    Jul 12, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    I have, of course, heard of the ubiquitous 'Angry Birds', but have resisted looking into it further, because it sounds like one of those simple, but addictive and soul-sapping computer games. Am I wrong?

    My own favourites:

    Monopoly (I know, hypocrite)
    BBC iPlayer
    Google Earth
    National Geographic World Atlas
    London2Go
    WeatherProHD (we Brits must have our weather!)
    iBooks
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    • Urban Spoon
    • Flixster
    • iTazer (It will make someone back the fuck up in a pinch!)
    • Crazy Lighter (Great for concerts)
    • iFart (Indispensable in a fine dining setting)
    • Free Drum Pad (A must have for those long super mart lines. You can entertain yourself and shorten the line too!)
    • Smack Talk (Whatever you say it will repeat in a very high pitched voice)

    Okay, so there's a 5 year old living in my body icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Cover Orange
    Fragger
    BunnyShooter
    Relax Melodies Premium
  • jonniejarko

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    Jul 13, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    Shazam
    Pandora
    Yelp
    OpenTable
    E!Online
    Google
    IMDB
    Wikipedia
    Style.com
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    Jul 15, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    My top five most used on my phone:

    Facebook
    My personal banks app
    Rat on a skateboard
    A jewel/bubble pop/tetris type game
    Convert units
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    Jul 31, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    Yelp

    Alarm Clock

    Hootsuite (if you're into FB/Twitter)

    Starbucks card

    OpenTable

    PageOnce Triptracker (pulls flight itineraries from your FF#....AWESOME)

    MyVerizon/Whatever ATT has

    SiriusXM

    Groupon

    SigAlert (great traffic app)

    ScoreCenter
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    Aug 03, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    I started using "Sleep Cycle" about a week ago and love it. It uses the sensitive accelerometer in the iPhone to monitor your movement to determine which state you are in and wakes you up in your lightest sleep state. I have felt more rested since using it. Not groggy at all like with my regular alarm clock waking me.

    GyroSynth is really cool too.

    Dilbert for all the Dilbert fans. You can see the current comic strip every day or go back in history all the way to the first Dilbert strip that was drawn. Love it!

    Peterson Feeder Birds - Love it on the iPhone but even better on the iPad!

    Star Walk - It's ok on the iphone but unbelievable on the iPad.

    CardStar - for keeping up with all those little key-chain discount store or membership numbers. You can scan them and then remove them from your key-chain. Most store scanners will scan the barcode from the retina display.

    QR Code City, search for "Scan". It scans the QR Codes. Really cool!

    TonePad Pro - fun little tone generating app. The tones can be saved as ringtones for your phone too.
  • LanceInMN

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    Sep 09, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    Check out That Black Book, which has just been released today for the iPhone. Manage your contacts made from gay social networking sites, such as RealJock. Get more info at www.thatblackbook.com, or find it in the iTunes Store with the link below:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/that-black-book/id460545931?ls=1&mt=8
  • swimbikerun

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    Sep 09, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    Loseit! Loseit! Loseit!
  • danisnotstr8

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    Sep 09, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    I have the Evo so of course I'm on the Android platform. But my favorite app, which is also available for iPhone, is

    VIBER. It's a FREE international calling and texting app and it works very well-- at least here in Chicago. This is how I stay in touch with my friends in Prague and London. I cannot recommend a more useful smartphone app. Just like Skype, it uses your internet data plan to connect, so there are no charges.