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The iPhone and me

April 21st, 2011 . by Noah

I can’t recall how long ago it was but I think I said I might do a blog post about what apps I love on my iPhone for Jess. So here it is, better late than never right?

Google Mobile:
I have started using the Google Mobile app a lot more these days. It used to have no background support, so if you went to some other app or your home screen and went back, it would reset back to the search field, instead of keeping the website you clicked on up.They have since fixed that and I think it is a pretty useful app. Free App.
iTunes Link

Evernote:
For those who don’t know, Evernote allows you to capture information and store it in the cloud. You can do audio, picture and text notes and it has a browser plugin that will allow you clip websites. I use it to capture all sorts of info like recipes, product information and I even uploaded pictures for my home owner’s insurance. I rarely ever make notes via the iPhone app but I do look up stuff quite regularly. Another similar service is called Springpad, it can do things like look up move times and product info for things that you clip or enter. It seems very cool but since I already have so much data in Evernote, that I have trouble switching. Free app but you can pay to get more storage for your notes.
iTunes Link

1Password:
This is a paid app for your computer but I use it all the time. It basically is a password manager but it makes it easier to use more secure passwords, instead of passwords I can recall. Since all you really need to remember is your master password. Another feature I love is that you can store your password database within Dropbox. So if I make a change on my iPhone or on my home computer, it will synch to both. iPhone App is paid and the computer software costs as well.
iTunes Link
Website

Runkeeper:
Those who have friended me on Facebook and haven’t blocked my Runkeeper updates, know how much I use this app. At this point I would work out either way but I am nerdy and I like seeing the data and my improvements over time. For those that don’t know this app can track your exercise via GPS and give you stats and you can manually enter work outs as well, such as a stationary bike or treadmill. They also have a website interface. Free App.
iTunes Link

Loseit:

This app tracks your calories/nutrition and can tell you how many calories you can have if you want to lose weight. I don’t use this app as much anymore but I feel it really helped me lose a lot of my weight. Before I had no idea how many calories I was eating every day, so it was a bit of an eye opener. That being said it can get tedious tracking all your calories but I would say use it for a few months, to at least have a better idea of how many calories are in the foods you eat. Has a website interface. Free App.
iTunes Link

Appshopper:
This is an iPhone app tracking app. It can tell you which apps have changed price, gone free, have an update. I mostly use it to notify me of price drops on apps I want but don’t want to pay the original price for. Free App.
iTunes Link

Yelp:
I love this app, I know it can track all sorts of businesses but I mostly use it to find new food places to try. I like using it when trying to find a new place to try nearby. Free App.
iTunes Link

That is just a small sampling of the apps I used. I have quite a few game apps loaded but they are mostly the game apps you have heard about like Words with Friends, Bejeweled 2, Death Rally, World of Goo and Angry Birds.

I have a lot of other apps I find useful for me but sure they are for everyone such as Week Calendar, Delivery Status, Flixster and TV Forecast.

Feel free to email me if you want to know about any of the other apps I use.
Noah

2 Responses to “The iPhone and me”

  1. Jess (TANcast's crankiest fan) Says:

    Thanks Noah! Sorry I didn’t notice it sooner

  2. Andrew S - TANCast's $44 Australian fan Says:

    I’m sure Noah would be very interested to know that I agree with many of his app faves and also add the following:

    * Sleep Cycle
    * Instapaper
    * Dropbox
    * GoodReader
    * PlainText
    * WeightBot (I am fat)

    This one (free) looks amazing if it’s true: MagicPlan is the only application that MEASURES, DRAWS and PUBLISHES an INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN on the web, just by taking pictures with your iPhone…

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