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    Essential iPhone apps

    I finally ditched Blackberry after having used them for years and went with an iPhone. Gotta say the thing is pretty slick. I've already downloaded a ton of apps but are there any that are essential? I've looked through some lists on the intergoogles but wanted to see youse guys like.

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    Here is a simple one that I use often... Flashlight. It uses the flash of the camera and is very bright. It burns the battery up if left on but for those moments that you need a quick flashlight, it's great to have. The one I have is by iHandy and it was free. But there are others too.

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    Pulse - I use it for all of my favorite websites & news sources, all in once place.

    Evernote - use it for all my notes and random crap, and you can sync everything from your work, home and cell all in one place.

    Keyring - keep all of your discount cards scanned and on your phone.

    Waze - user generated traffic reporting app - a must have.


    Also Yelp, Flixster, ebay, PayPal, The Weather Channel.

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    Oh yeah, and Big L is fond of that 'new' Angry Birds game or something.
    Perhaps you've heard of it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Here is a simple one that I use often... Flashlight. It uses the flash of the camera and is very bright. It burns the battery up if left on but for those moments that you need a quick flashlight, it's great to have. The one I have is by iHandy and it was free. But there are others too.
    plus 1

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    WatchESPN is another. It's a free app and gives you the ability to watch any ESPN channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Oh yeah, and Big L is fond of that 'new' Angry Birds game or something.
    Perhaps you've heard of it.




    A must have!

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    Just a few that I use regularly...

    Tapatalk - for reading JI while taking a sh1t.
    IMDB
    SportsTap and ScoreMobile - pretty much every sport
    reddit
    Netflix
    HBO Go

    If you happen to have Verizon FiOS, get FiOS Remote. My wife still has no idea why the channel changes in the middle of any Real Housewives show.

    Oh, return the iPhone and get a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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    Though I rarely use it, this one comes in handy



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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Here is a simple one that I use often... Flashlight. It uses the flash of the camera and is very bright. It burns the battery up if left on but for those moments that you need a quick flashlight, it's great to have. The one I have is by iHandy and it was free. But there are others too.
    Ditto. I have a couple of other utilities like that, including a level, ruler and Units, which converts almost everything measurable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Pulse - I use it for all of my favorite websites & news sources, all in once place.

    Evernote - use it for all my notes and random crap, and you can sync everything from your work, home and cell all in one place.

    Keyring - keep all of your discount cards scanned and on your phone.

    Waze - user generated traffic reporting app - a must have.


    Also Yelp, Flixster, ebay, PayPal, The Weather Channel.
    Awesome, thanks for that one!

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    Dropbox for cloud storage across all your devices. Put an Excel file into your Dropbox folder on your desktop PC and voila! It's on your iPhone, iPad, etc.

    Netflix - their mobile app is really good IMO.

    Soundhound for identifying songs you hear on the radio.

    TripIt if you travel a lot. It organizes your itineraries, flight info, rental car, hotel, etc
    Last edited by jetstream23; 01-16-2013 at 11:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Keyring - keep all of your discount cards scanned and on your phone.
    Thanks for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    Though I rarely use it, this one comes in handy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    If you happen to have Verizon FiOS, get FiOS Remote. My wife still has no idea why the channel changes in the middle of any Real Housewives show.
    Optimum has an app that has a remote too - its a beautiful thing.

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    Cool, thanks for the suggestions. I had a bunch of these already but there were a few that I wasn't aware of.

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    Bump...

    For when those Samsung fanboy eejits tell you your iPhone can't share your wife's homemade pr0n through a taxi cab window...

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    What's an app?

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    These are the essentials:

    WiFi Photo - My fave, gets photos off the iPhone over wi-fi and onto your PC via any browser. No wires, no iTunes. Magic.

    Camera+ - Stop using the lame Apple camera app, use this one instead.

    CardStar - Scan all your loyalty cards here, never carry them on a keyring again.

    Good Reader - It's primary purpose is to store PDF's internally using iPhone storage; it's clandestine purpose is for you to store all your video pron under lock and key without anyone knowing it. Great built-in video player, easy to download and store xhamster and youpron streams. Travel buddy. Makes you want an iPad.

    Reeder - The best RSS app, push news specific to you, not generic articles.

    Google Local - Type a single word like "restaurant" to find anything near you.

    FiOS Remote - Or equivalent, control your DVR, set recordings, anywhere.

    Dropbox - Free app that lets you get files from your desktop to your iPhone.

    Red Laser - Scan any barcode in any store, find out if you're getting the best price. Bed Bath Beyond price matches; saves much money.

    CamScanner - Use the camera to take a photo of a document instead of a scanner. Edit, correct horizontal/vertical planes. White balance, send to camera roll, email, fax, etc. Critical app if you're at home and not at the office.

    OpenTable - Dining reservations without calling anyone, good reviews too.

    iTorch - Use the camera flash as a flashlight, this one is free and simple.

    Flixter - Essential movie times app. Buy tickets, reviews, trailers, etc.

    Convert Units - Inches to centimeters, liters into gallons, you get the idea.

    iMovie - Your iPhone is a 1080p video camera. This lets you turn clips into a continuous movie. Graphics, background music, editing, amazing. Get an Apple TV, you can record 10 minutes of clips at the ballet recital, convert it into an iMovie project while you're bored and still at the show, stream it wirelessly to your HDTV the moment you get home. Never fails to impress.

    Clear - Very simple and easy to-do list.

    BMW Parking Assistant - If you use parking meters, you want this free app. You put coins in the meter, you hit a button, it counts down the remaining time and remembers where you parked in case you forgot. If you tell it you're shopping or dining it calculates the time needed to get the check and walk back where you left the car.

    iCab Mobile - An alternate browser to Safari with tons of features including spoofing device ID's, forces websites to think you're using a PC instead of mobile.

    Siri - The most underused app on the iPhone, use your voice for everything, it really works. Especially in your car. "What's the score of the Jets game?"

    These are common sense, but many don't realize they are actual apps and not websites:

    YouTube
    Facebook
    PayPal
    LinkedIn
    Yelp
    Skype


    SAR I
    Last edited by SAR I; 01-17-2013 at 12:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post
    These are the essentials:



    Red Laser - Scan any barcode in any store, find out if you're getting the best price. Bed Bath Beyond price matches; saves much money.


    SAR I
    I have a similar one called shopsavy. Amazing .It has saved me probably close to $500 from stores like Best Buy and Toys R Us

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