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2669 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2009 4:45 PM by Scratch.Golfer
Are there any apps that you would recomend to get immediately?
Folks tastes vary...
Using the Apps Store Featured and Top 25 feature is a good way to see what's 'hot'.933mhz G4 Quicksilver with 10.3.9 - 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.11., Mac OS X (10.4.11), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
It really depends what kind of person you are and what kind of life style you live. I'd start looking at the top twenty. If that doesn't suit you, look by category, you'll find your favorites soon enough.iMac 20" 2.66GHz (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod Touch 2nd Gen (Firmware 2.2.1)
I like apps that I could use day to day. Already in it, like weather and mail, are great ones. Also, I would like a couple of games on it, and I would like some things to do with photography/web design. I have a limited budjet, most $50 on apps.Dell Inspiron 1525, Windows Vista, Home Premium
Thanks everybody for the reccomendations. Scratch.Golfer, which version of the scriptures would you reccomend? The free one looks like it might do fine, but I like the paid ones for all the bells and whistles. Thanks for the reccomendation for "Things". That one has been a helper for the 1 day that I've had it.
Thank you everybody.Dell Inspiron 1525, Windows Vista, Home Premium
If you use Google Reader to read news, try "Byline"--it syncs with that and lets you read articles (with pictures!) offline. I've tried tons of them and this is the best--I rely on it every day.
"Orb Live" is great for streaming music AND movies from your pc to your iPod--streaming video is not perfect, but very close and fine for watching on the ipod.
"Splash ID" is great for keeping track of all your passwords, login info
"Kindle for iPhone" - AWESOME. Not perfect yet, but getting there.
"iPass" - provides global wifi access at Borders, Starbucks, airports, etc for one monthly fee. This is invaluable if you have a Touch. If you pay for 1 year, it works out to be $6.95 a month. If you pay month-to-month, it's $9.95. Well worth it.
"Virtual Villagers 2" - like "The Sims", but more simple and a lot of fun. Very long-lasting game that can be played over the course of months. LOVE IT.
"Tris" - great, simple game and the best one I've found for "Tetris-like" games (including the one by the 'big guys').
Hope this helps!Dell, Windows XP
It's really easy to get started. Try by category then go into detail. You'll eventually get all nine pages on your ipod touch filled.iMac 20" 2.66GHz (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod Touch 2nd Gen (Firmware 2.2.1)
The number and kinds of apps are daunting. The fact that most are free or $0.99 makes it even more bewildering - "kid in a candy store comes to mind". It may be a good idea to first develop a strategy for reviewing/buying apps. Mine:
The "Staff Favorites" window is useful; I assume generally that staff are knowledgeable and make informed choices. The "What's Hot" window I'm less likely to trust since there is, in most cases, no track record for the app.
I'm more inlcined to trust the "100 Top Paid-For Apps" (or whatever it's called) more than the "Most Popular" apps; people who are forking over money (albeit only $0.99 in some cases) are probably evaluating, on some level, what they're buying; apps that are popular may be so in part because they're free.
The app reviews are useful. There's an important distinction between overall reviews and reviews of the latest version of an app; what might have previously been a woofer may have been fixed and transformed into a swan. It also tells you something about the relative responsibility and responsiveness of the publisher.
The page views of the app are also telling. Generally I avoid something that is too chock-a-block with stuff both for the aesthetics and because a lot of extraneous information won't be used, will take longer to load, be more likely to crash, take up vaulable space. Is it elegant, does it do what I need it to do? A well designed dictionary for $25 is infinitely a better buy for me than dozens of free apps that are only marginally useful and bloat the iTouch.
In spite of this, I've picked a some losers that I've quickly dumped - better to keep the space free for the gems out there, and there are some real great apps. Besides, getting rid of a $0.99 app is minimally painful and hurts only for a little while. Some gems:
Tipulator - easy and quick to use; flexible calculations
WifiTrak - a wifi hot spot locater
Shopper - straightforward, easy to look at, can use with one hand (while holding a shopping basket in the other); simple to edit
Listomni - steep learning curve, but the payoff is a thorough, flexible database for lists of all sorts
Oxford College Dictionary and Thesaurus
au - a map of the solar system; low on functionality, but just beautiful to look at
Massage - a quick guide to Shiatsu
Sorry to be so long winded. Hope this helps.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
I got both the Paid and free version of Scriptures. The paid version is a lot, but I like it MUCH better than the free version. It has the hymns on it, you can tap on a word and it will give you the defintion and take you to related scriptures, and you can also highlight verses as well.
Hope this helpsiMac, Mac OS X (10.5.5)