Discussion in 'iPhone Apps' started by AVWizard505, Dec 28, 2009.
Okay, seems to work better than the www version then.
Although it did just crash as soon as I posted.
EDIT: Didn't crash that time, will play about with it.
While I'm here and before I get told to get back on topic, 3 best apps this week
Sky mobile TV
Laughed my head off with that one!
Just edited to add my three favs
TuneIn radio has been the biggest surprise.
Finally internet radio makes more sense than FM and DAB.
At home you can have a choice FM/DAB/Internet.
On the move, FM via mobile phones normally requires the headphone lead to be plugged in.
This can be a PITA, plus the choice and signal quality can be hit and miss.
DAB is getting better when mobile, and does offer more stations than FM.
But as far as i know, isn't on mobile phones and still suffers from signal strength problems.
Internet radio started off poor, but has gone from strength to strength.
TuneIn gives you everything you can ask for.
Easy to use, and makes finding you stations a breeze.
And what a big list of stations that is!
I now use my iPhone as my little portable radio.
It is loud and clear enough when i'm working.
Up to now, i've never suffered buffering or break ups.
It does eat the battery though.
I had it on for about four hours today and it used about 40%. (Ie i started with 100% and had 60% on returning home)
I still think the Sonos App is unbelievable. Free, and turns your phone into a £300 remote.
I understand only Sonos users get the benefit, but it could make starting a Sonos music network that little bit cheaper/easier!
No need to explain why the eBay App is so handy.
It is clear and fast. Keeping up with my eBay activities has never easier.
The SKY record App nearly made my top three, but i don't use it that often.
But when i do need to use it, it is a godsend...
Boxed In (although I've finished 1 and 2 so don't play it any more )
Haven't got an iphone, but just got an ipod touch. Can't believe I originally bought a Classic over this thing when they first came out.
Top 3 Useful Apps:
Sky Record - the menus are clearer than on my HD box & the fact you can set something to record, wirelessly, over the net & it's there on your plasma screen before you can even look up is quite simply amazing! (I used to talk about inventing an SMS system that would set your Sky box 10-11 years ago, I should've done something about it).
ebay - I don't do a lot of ebaying, but the few times I have recently make this so easy. Instantly see your buying, selling, watching items & it sends an instant notification to the touch when you've been outbid. So much easier than logging on & going through all those screens.
Keeper - just incredibly handy to have somewhere secure to keep all those passwords & user names. I must have 30-40 websites listed with all my usernames & passwords securely stored so I never forget or get them wrong again. You don't realise how many you have until you start to keep them somewhere. User names already taken & changes to security over the years meant I had hundreds of variants to keep track of.
Paper Toss - it's the ultimate personal challenge!!
Tap Out - like Traffic Rush but with boats & easier to view. I did all 100 levels in 1 sitting
Harbour Master Lite - sooooo addictive, I've done nothing else all morning! Manage ships coming in & going out again.
My top three apps at the mo are:
1. IM+ All in one messenger- This has to be the best app especially as it syncs your msn, fb, skype and other instant messaging accounts into one place and uses push notifications to alert you of anyone contacting you.
2. mBox Mail- Finally an email app which lets you see junk emails. This is the best email app for those of you who are on hotmail. It syncs your inbox, junk mail and addressbook which makes life easier especially as you can refer to your addressbook to email someone.
3. biteSMS- This app beats the standard text messaging client on the iphone by a clear distance. With this app you can see previews of an incoming text message while your phone is locked!
Probably all apps which everyone is aware of.
1. RSS Player (solves the baffling issue of not being able to subscribe to podcasts directly on the device)
2. Ebay (The best executed app I've used so far. Robust, intuitive and so much better than the desktop version)
3. Guardian (The content is free on their website but the apps well thought out UI makes for a pleasant experience. Worth the money if you like their journalism.)
Other than these, everyone should have tapatalk, it's brilliant for reading this forum. Also regularly use, Thetrainline, LoveFilm, Sky Sports Centre, Spotify and Tioti TV.
*starts counting fingers, hangs head and leaves*
New to iphone, so changes every day. But today:
iPeng iPeng, the Ultimate Squeezebox iPhone Remote
Stanza Stanza: a Revolution in Reading | Lexcycle
iTeleport/Jaadu iTeleport: Jaadu VNC
You can't count on it
Same here, only had mine 10 days and I'm loving it, especially all these cool apps.
There's so many, I keep finding new ones to play with all the time.
Currently messing about with the Tesco app, basically tells you where all the Tesco stores are, "so what?" I hear you cry....Not only that, but once you tell it which store you want, you can actually type in the product you want and it tells you exactly where it is in the store, aisle number, how many sections along the aisle and which number shelf up from the bottom it's on!! How cool is that?
Well, probably not very in the great scheme of things, but it's keeping me amused
Not sure how I managed without cool apps like that before I got my iPhone.
Couple of others I like, to make today's top 3.
iSamJackson (explicit) basically you just touch the screen and Samuel L Jackson says various phrases and Livescore to keep in touch with all the latest sports scores, ideal for when you just have to know the current score in the Golden State Warriors v Portland Trailblazers at 4am, not to mention all the hockey, tennis, football scores etc...
This sounds good, but did a quick search and can't find it?
It's from Cydia so only on jailbroken iPhones.
Radio Box (talksport )
Football sky sports
Apps I use every day are...
1. biteSMS - As already said, a replacement to the standard messaging app. IT has so many great features it knocks the standard one out of the water.
2. GymBuddy - Keeps track of all my weights routines down the gym. Can add your own exercises alongside the standard ones already listed. Set up your routine and keep a track of your weights as you go. It's a lot better than taking a pen and paper with you like a lot of the guys do.
3. Budget - Keeps a track of spending. I put all my monthly direct debits on and then add transactions as I go. You can also email transactions to other people so the GF and I can keep each other up to date as to what we've spent. Helps keep our bank account under control....just
Is that exactly what it is called mate? have had a search, only glanced at it. Is there a frree version to try for this or something similar?
Yep, it's called Budget by Deskescape. Sky blue background with a white $ sign and grey and red stripes in background. It's 59p, don't think there is a free version.
Out of interest, their site is saying you have to buy credits to send SMS which works out at 7p/message. Are you PAYG? Can't see it being anywhere near cost-effective if you're on a contract?
I'm on PAYG but I don't buy their credits at all. I just bought a one-off lifetime license.
The free one stops after just 20 entries so it's pointless starting with that one like I did, just splash out on the 59p version. It's a great little app, but you become a little obsessive recording absolutely every penny spent
1. WhatsApp - means I can contact girlfriend for free even with her on Blackberry, its like a cross platform Blackberry Messanger
2. Mystery Mania - great game, mysterys can be solved in sit down toilet time.
3. Photoshop Mobile - free and does everything a lot of 'paid for' apps do.
There's an option to use their credits or your own network, your not forced to use theirs. I paid a one off fee and it's worth every penny. It's a fantastic app to own if your phone is jailbroken.
Taptu - This app finds touch-friendly sites/apps which are optimized for your iphone. Best of all its free.
Taptu. The gateway to mobile touch media
ProHDR - has transformed the use of my camera (3GS only). Quality improvement is brilliant, for static scenes at least.
Push Gmail (the ilegendsoft one) - works flawlessly and best interface of any of the email push apps I've tried.
Faces Lite - quick-access shortcuts to email/SMS/call contacts.
Honourable mentions to: Awesome Note, 2Do, iLogger, Canabalt, Orbital, Reeder, Instapaper, Ultimate Notifier.
Its on Cydia mate
My current top 3 are:
Cheers, figured that out now. For future reference though it'd be useful if people could specify if Apps are on Cydia so as not to confuse us simple un-jailbroken folks..
Separate names with a comma.