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iPhone 2.0 and Applications (again)

July 24, 2008 ·

After using several applications for a while and spending more time in the AppStore, I figured I'd do another quick blog post covering the apps I've tried...
  • AIM - I'm not using this as much as I expected but it definitely is useful occasionally (when I'm away from my laptop and need to ask someone a quick question).
  • WeatherBug - This has dropped down my list and I may delete it fairly soon.
  • AirMe - As suspected, I am taking more photos and using Flickr because of this app!
  • Evernote - This has become core to the way I organize my life and work, as has the desktop version!
  • People - An occasional app but still useful.
  • Dobot Todos - Unused after a week so it was deleted.
And here are the new apps I've added recently:
  • Units - A useful little conversion calculator. It was 99c - cheap enough that it doesn't much matter if I end up not using it.
  • Urbanspoon - A free, fun restaurant picker. It uses the accelerometer built into the iPhone to operate a "slot machine" style UI which is a great novelty but the restaurant reviews are actually useful. Recommended if you travel and you like food!
  • Shazam - Recommended by lots of people and it will hopefully solve a recurring problem I have of hearing music I like and not knowing what it is! More on this when I've actually used it a few times.
  • Sudoku Unlimited - $2.99 - The first app I actually paid for. I'm a sucker for Sudoku and this is a really nice looking app that plays pretty well. Great for keeping boredom at bay in the unlikely event I actually get some free time...

Tags: iphone

6 responses

  • 1 Roger Benningfield // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    I seem to be playing with Trism, Exposure, and Twitterrific more than anything else
  • 2 Dan G. Switzer, II // Jul 25, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    Probably 95% of what I use my Windows Mobile phone for is playing Sudoku. I find a quick game of Sudoku when I'm stuck on a problem can often get me in the mindset where I solve the problem. Sudoku's seems to really be a great way to get my brain into "problem solving mode."
  • 3 Joe Rinehart // Jul 29, 2008 at 6:23 AM

    I just tried out AirMe, and it really does rock!

    I also got into Labyrinth LE (the old tilt-the-table-move-the-marble maze game), which was really fun until I beat all of the levels in the free version.
  • 4 Rick O // Jul 29, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    (Honest question -- not a troll.)

    Did they fix MMS yet? Or do you know if there's a third-party app that does it? All I get when I search for "iphone mms" is a bunch of blog posts lamenting its absence.
  • 5 dave // Aug 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    just picked up a new app that is very cool..
    called ftp on the go ($9.99)

    lets u ftp obviously and has a built-in editor for quick fixes. Works pretty nicely, gunna be a real life saver someday.
  • 6 Dave // Aug 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    For a Todo that integrates with Evernote, try Egretlist (trust me, I've tried tham all!)