apps for your iPhone..what you got?

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    Jan 18, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    I recently killed my crackberry and got an iPhone. I am a PC computer programmer so it has been a hard switch.
    I am wondering what apps can you not live with out both pay and the free ones.
    I love Pandora, Shazam, Grinder, Flick Fishing (my first pay for app), unblock me, Urban spoon, yelp, flixter, xgps, weather channel, pdaNet what else do i need?
    what is it you have and why
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    Jan 18, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    I have a couple of those that you have, plus Flixster for movie showtimes, Facebook, the AAA app (if you're a member) automatically uploads your location to the auto club if you need a tow, and Backgrounds...it has a ton of awesome pics and stuff that you can download to change your iPhone background. Plus my bank has an app.
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    Jan 18, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    cclexington said...what is it you have and why

    It naturally depends upon what you do, but here are my iPhone apps. And BTW, I've used Apple computers since 1983, MS/DOS & Windows only reluctantly when I was compelled, and the iPhone seems happiest and most productive when synced with a Mac. So:

    - Grocery IQ: creates my grocery shopping lists, and uses the iPhone cam to read the bar code on products and enter them into my Favorites list without my having to type them.
    - yelp: finds merchants & services wherever I am, based on GPS, draws maps, gives directions and reviews of them.
    - Movie Guide, from Leonard Maltin: as a gay man I love movies, and I have nearly 30,000 reviews & cast lists from almost every US movie released since the silent days.
    - WeatherBug Elite: I always have the weather in an instant.
    - Solitaire card games, many available: I'm old fashioned, simply play card games when I'm killing time in doctors' waiting offices.
    - ManLight: turns my screen into a flashlight for when I'm trying to put a key into a lock, or whenever. Cycles between hunky shirtless guys, but a shake of the iPhone loses them, for a pure white and max-brightness screen.
    - Bump: tap your iPhone with another iPhone that has Bump, and your personal Address Cards from your Address Books are immediately exchanged.
    - Hurricane: (mostly of interest to Florida and the Gulf states): real-time updates on hurricanes with mapped storm tracking.
    - Banking software: most major banks have a free iPhone app, mine being Bank of America. More efficient with more features than doing a general Safari Internet access.
    -TripTracker: shows me real-time status of airline flights, including a map depiction (or satellite Earth view) of the planes's position in the sky. Helpful to me because I'm forever meeting incoming flights to South Florida of vacationing family & friends.

    Some other minor ones I use, but those are my favorites.
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    Jan 19, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    run pee...tells you when, in a movie, there is a boring part so u can go pee.

    flight control - totally addictive game

    planets - tells u what planet ur looking at in the night sky

    UFC - updates on UFC news

    Grindr - finds hot guys in ur area

    Surf Report - for spring/summers/fall when I'm in socal

    SHazam - ROCKS!

    ParaPanic...funny game

    Unblock - another game

    X Comics - free downloadable comic books...and some u can pay for

    Facebook

    and Sleepmaker - makes ocean sounds.

    oh and Koi Pond - cause I like to play with the Koi...and listen to the water.

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    Jan 19, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidrun pee...tells you when, in a movie, there is a boring part so u can go pee.
    Right, "pee". An app that tells you there's more fun to be had in the men's bathroom. Exactly how is this different than Grindr?
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    Aim, Word warp (text twist), Sudoku, Dictionary.com, Y!Messenger.
  • Southern_Draw...

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    Jan 19, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    I love Traffic.com here in Atlanta. Trapster is ok for letting you know where the police are checking for speeders. Take My Car helps you find your car in a huge parking lot. My favorite is Pandora for music.
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    really good suggestions Tommy Guns...and a man after my own heart with the koi and comics...great combo. thanks guys
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    Jan 19, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    here are a few; icon_lol.gif

    trapster

    PandoraBox

    ihandi-Level

    hopstop

    accuweather

    fluent news
  • MattTCU

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    A lot of apps have already been listed here, but I would like to mention my favorite app.

    It's called Dragon diction, and dictates your spoken word into text. It then gives you the option to send as an email, text or copy/paste.

    I find this app helpful when wanting to send a long message, or in a hurry. It works really well, and is easy to figure out.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 19, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAmazing!!! I read the post of tommyguns200 above, and reread mine preceding it, and thought: has there never been a better example of mature interests versus the immature, adult thinking versus the childish, practical versus the impractical, a man's world versus a boy's?

    No wonder some of our anti-gay critics accuse us of arrested development. Arrested? This 34-year-old guy is serving a life sentence in baby play pen! icon_razz.gif


    Lol. Oh please. You are using your iPhone as a utility, he is using his iPhone for fun. I got an iTouch for chrissmus so I am using it for fun and utilities. Some people also have time to kill throughout their day, either on the train, eating lunch alone, or waiting for the BF that is always late...so much of my interests are to kill that time.

    Dogood- My favorite app so far. It reminds you to do one (more) "act of kindness" a day.

    Battery Doctor- nuff said

    Reversi- My favorite board game.

    DoodleJump- Kinda fun, but don't believe the hype.

    Moron Test- Too funny, let your drunk friends play it.

    Fit Builder- My second favorite. Really Can't say enough about this one. It's like a PERSONAL TRAINER in your pocket.

    Jimmy The Bartender- Tells you how to mix drinks, gives you relationship advice, etc. Anything a bartender would know.

    Kindle- From Amazon- Download books just like Kindle. Lots of free books available at Amazon too....this one is a must for me.

    Facebook- Take the crew with you.

    Y! Messenger- chat ad nauseum.

    Lightsaber- It's free! Makes your iPhone a lightsaber!

    The Onion- Microfiche- Ugh.....the most horrible application to date....don't buy it!