Top I-phone apps.. what is it for you?

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    May 28, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    i just switched to iphone and still looking for some good applications, anybody can recommend any?
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    May 28, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    New York Times- its free.
  • swimbikerun

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    May 28, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    Lose It! Luv it

    Oh Plants versus Zombies is crazy fun
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    May 28, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    I just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.



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    May 28, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    DjDorchester saidI just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.





    Dude cool app! Just got it! lolzzzz
    http://hipstamaticapp.com
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    May 28, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    DjDorchester saidI just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.





    Dude cool app! Just got it! lolzzzz
    http://hipstamaticapp.com


    I know. You kind of have to buy the 99-cent add-ons too, but there are only a few of them. So you have more film and lens types. It's hard to take bad photos with that app. Here's one I took just for RJ.

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  • swimbikerun

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    May 28, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    RowBuddy saidha. Um. Grindr!
    They pulled my profile!
    "Kissing in public is hot" was all I said.

    Oh I saw a guy very close by this morning and actually drove around the neighborhood to see how well the geolocation works. Purely out of professional software development curiosity I assure you!
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    May 28, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    Just a few of mine:

    - WeatherBug Elite: elite means its not the free version, has more features. I use it every day
    - Grocery IQ: great for guiding my shopping, can even scan bar codes with the camera and enter a new item on your shopping list for you. I've entered the aisle locations for our regular store, then the "buy" list sorts the items in aisle order.
    - yelp: find all kinds of nearby stores, eateries, services, etc, with directions & maps, according to your present GPS location.
    - assorted solitaire card games: how I kill time in waiting rooms
    - ManLight: turns your screen into a soft flashlight, either with bright photos of hunky shirtless guys (no nudity), or shake the phone and get a plain white screen.
    - Convert: conversions for length, weight, volume, area, temperature, money, and more.
    - Bank of America: free app for online banking, more direct than using Safari browser and optimized for mobile use
    - Hurricane: tracks tropical storms with predicted paths and stats, fortunately only use this one a few critical months a year here in Florida.
    - Movie Guide by Leonard Maltin: nearly 30,000 movie reviews, cast member & director listings from silent movie era to present, just because I love old movies.
    - Trip Tracker Pro: gives airplane departure & arrival updates, shows real-time plane location against map. Useful because we pick-up friends & family at the airport several times a month. Only weakness is some airlines are slow to provide flight updates, so "real-time" can actually be late & erroneous.
    - Bump: turn on the app, then tap your iPhone with another iPhone also using Bump. Both your personal address cards are automatically sent to each other. Easier than manually entering names, phone numbers & addresses. (I believe it works by using GPS to locate any 2 iPhones with identical coordinates that are sending out a "Bump" signal at the exact same instant their motion sensors are activated, the address card info then being sent over the Internet to those registered users)
    - The Best Deal: compares up to 3 items of dissimilar price & quantity/volume to select the best deal. Although most supermarket items display the quantity price, specials & sale prices often don't give that info. Generally faster than manually using the iPhone calculator, especially if comparing dissimilar multi-packs (ie, comparing a 6-pack against a 12-pack with different sized containers)
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    May 28, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    Grindr
    The Weather Channel
    CNN
    BBC
    Scrabble
    Shakespeare Pro
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    May 28, 2010 7:44 PM GMT

    Fluent News

    Flight Controller

    Pandora
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    May 28, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    DjDorchester said
    swimbikerun said
    DjDorchester saidI just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.





    Dude cool app! Just got it! lolzzzz
    http://hipstamaticapp.com


    I know. You kind of have to buy the 99-cent add-ons too, but there are only a few of them. So you have more film and lens types. It's hard to take bad photos with that app. Here's one I took just for RJ.

    weightsw.jpg


    Is it correct that the default collection already contains 112 possible combinations already?!?

    3 types of film, 2 types of flashes, 3 types of lenses:
    8! / 3!5! = 8 * 7 * 6 / 3 * 2 * 1 = 56 * 2 (flash on or off)

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    May 28, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    DjDorchester saidI just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.

    Does it have unique visual effects I can't do in the computer with software? I download and edit all the pics I take with my iPhone anyway. I'd consider it if I understood better what it does so differently from other approaches.

    BTW, their web site says photos will look like "plastic toy cameras from the past" but the icon above their name is a 35mm Leica rangefinder, one of the finest & most expensive professional cameras in the world! LOL!
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    May 28, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
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    DjDorchester saidI just discovered Hipstamatic. It's a camera app and it's very cool! Not free, but I use my iPhone camera much more now than I used to (which was practically never). Used it for my current profile pic.

    Does it have unique visual effects I can't do in the computer with software? I download and edit all the pics I take with my iPhone anyway. I'd consider it if I understood better what it does so differently from other approaches.

    BTW, their web site says photos will look like "plastic toy cameras from the past" but the icon above their name is a 35mm Leica rangefinder, one of the finest & most expensive professional cameras in the world! LOL!



    Don't take it so seriously. It's just a silly promotional website.

    The difference is that the manipulation to make it look like old-style film cameras is done for you when you take the pic, rather than downloading every photo, opening them in an application like Photoshop, and applying all the filters, tricks, and artistic manipulations that would be required to make the photos look authentically old. In other words, it's EASIER, and more fun!

    Couldn't be much more different than your method. I'm not marketing their product, just mentioning an app I discovered that I thought was cool.

    Check out the cool things people are doing with this. Point-and-shoot, no technical abilities needed.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/hipstamatic/pool/
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 28, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    uhh...would have to say my favorite app is Installous.

    Close second would be Cydia.


    For the legal apps, my 2 cents are as follows:

    Starmap 3D is pretty cool if you enjoy looking at the stars at night - you can set it up to use location services and it rotates as you rotate, showing the stars as you should see them for the current date/time of year.

    Now, as for games for the iPhone....

    Myst is an AMAZING port to iPhone - like, STELLAR, 'OMG feels like it was made for iPhone' kind of port - GJ guys, GJ

    Street Fighter 4 is fun AND multiplayer (via bluetooth) - easier to play than the one for xBox (figures, lol) but it's stripped down - only 8 fighters so far, no unlockables as far as I can tell. I played it through on Ken/Ryu and didn't unlock anyone - grrr

    COD Zombies has some cumbersome controls...not fun to play, hard to aim. A lot of FPS's on iPhone use autoaim which is alright but not when you like doing headshots - the controls in COD Zombies are too sensitive, you tend to move too far, it's annoying, and I don't recommend it.

    Iron Man 2 is kind of cool - looks neat, auto-aim, lots of speech...haven't really played it through all that much though.

    The Simpsons Arcade game KICKS ASS - it feels like TMNT 2 for NES, which was by far the best TMNT game ever created. I highly recommend.

    Battleship is multiplayer and totally fun - again, recommend.

    Finally though...Monopoly. Get it. Seriously. Even when you're sitting around chilling with your buddies, bust out 4 player pass-n-play monopoly and it'll be a blast. HIGHLY recommended.

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    May 28, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    I might get an iPhone this fall to store some music to play in my massage room on occasion, however, is there a way to play the iTunes music, but keep the phone from interrupting?!
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    May 28, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    Grindr, Facebook, Pocket Legends, Gamebox, PandoraBox, Sushipedia, Sentinel...
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    May 28, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    BiGymGuy saidI might get an iPhone this fall to store some music to play in my massage room on occasion, however, is there a way to play the iTunes music, but keep the phone from interrupting?!


    Yup... if you turn on "Airplane Mode," music will not be interrupted by phone, text messages, or anything else.

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    May 28, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    Stanza - free book reader

    HP15C - classic scientific calculator emulation

    Dragon Dictation - voice recognition note-taking

    iProRecorder - amazing little digital recording studio in your pocket

    MotionX GPS - amazingly full-featured navigation and chart plotter. Among other things, you can download nice track, speed, & altitude graphs of your bike rides, ski runs, sail races, etc. Allows you to pre-load maps before you drive out of cellular range.

    SketchBook - some people make amazing art with this little program. Wish I could...

    Papers - Your reference library (well, up to 1000 reprints, anyway) in your pocket.
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    May 28, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    GayCities -- just downloaded this FREE app, it seems pretty accurate & current for my part of south Florida. I would recommend it for trips down here. It can search for gay establishments several ways, but best for tourists would be the GPS feature to sort according to distance from present location. Also has filters to search for just gay bars, or restaurants, or lodging, or beaches, etc.

    Also displays maps, with the standard pinch function for resizing, can direct dial the place, has recent data for hours, links to web sites, star reviews, and more. It also shows who's there, sorta like Grindr, but only for those who establish an account, and you must activate that feature. Also, if you create a friends list, you can check if they're located at a gay place, let's say at Rosie's in Wilton Manors, and then phone them to see if they're up for company.

    I'm still exploring its features, but seems not bad for free, something even a local like me could use here, and even better when I'm the tourist, like in Key West. BTW, I just created an account, my name is Wiltonian. I like that better than Red_Vespa, may change this name, too, if allowed.
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    May 28, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    DjDorchester said
    BiGymGuy saidI might get an iPhone this fall to store some music to play in my massage room on occasion, however, is there a way to play the iTunes music, but keep the phone from interrupting?!


    Yup... if you turn on "Airplane Mode," music will not be interrupted by phone, text messages, or anything else.



    WooHoo! Thanks!icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    grindr, huffington post, bump, npr news, IM+ Lite (msn client), facebook, flixter, local concerts, skype, stanza, shazam, TED Mobile, Record Makers (find it, try it, it's free, then thank me), urban spoon.
  • neon4u

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    May 28, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    I love Sportacular: for sport scores, standings and updates.

    RunKeeper: if you like to keep track of your run, walk or bike ride using GPS and it's free.

    Accuweather
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    May 29, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I'll back DJDorchester on the hipstamatic. It's my favorite photo app at the moment and mimics toy cameras far better than any other app I've seen so far!

    Here are some shots I took with it.

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    May 29, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Blackra1n (Your key to freedom)
    Cydia (Your uncensored AppStore)
    SBSettings
    Backgrounder
    Bump
    Categories (Puts apps into folders)
    Cylay (Find your phone when lost...or brick it.)
    Dragon Dictation (Speech to text)
    Dropbox
    Evernote
    Firewall IP (Condom for the internet)
    Fit Builder (No more paper workout logs)
    Grindr (Guys near you...literally.)
    iBlacklist (When you don't want to get calls or sms from a number)
    iMapMyHike
    JotNot Pro (Scan to PDF and OCR...with your camera)
    Pandora
    PdaNet (Your laptop computer will never be without internet...unless you're without cell signal.)
    Proswitcher
    Shazam (Name that tune.)
    Trapster (Speed trap, construction zone, accident, road warning system)
    WinterBoard
  • EricLA

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    May 29, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    CameraBag
    Google Earth
    Soundhound
    Shazam
    Pandora
    MenuPages
    Grocery IQ
    Rolando and Rolando 2