I suppose we could include iPad as well for the future. I'm new to the iPhone so I'm curious what others have picked up. So far I like Pandora, Directv Scheduler, Bump (to pass contacts back and forth), and a free periodic table I downloaded. From looking at the games, Oregon Trail and Dragon's Lair are probably in my future.
I'll echo the love for Pandora and Google Maps. I have an Android, and I absolutely love Gaming Buzz, PhoneFlix, Movies, the Wachovia Banking app, YellowBook, ShopSavvy, NubiNews, Astrid (the best to-do list app I've found), Sticky Memo, craigsphone, StreamFurious, Twidroid...
iMusic is great for downloading free music, and Zedge is great for ringtones and wallpaper.
If you have the extra money, Jetflicks! is ultra cool. The amount of TV you can watch on there is amazing. And for a couple bucks, Alkinator is some good entertainment.
For games, I like the simple ones. Fun Towers, Artful Bits aiMinesweeper, Droid Breakout, Target, Trap, PapiJump, Baseball Superstars.
And, since I'm a gaming nerd, 360 Live and PS3 Trophies & Friends are sweet.
The best alternative home app I've used is Panda Home, although I've deleted it because it slows down the phone a bit. The ability to make your own icons is awesome.
Been using Tap & Track a lot while dieting, very nice app. AllRecipes and Epicurious are great for cooks. RDP has been useful when I need to check on home or work PC's. Gaming wise I'm having fun with Final Fantasy and Megaman II.
Originally posted by Leroy There also this strange application that came with my iPhone in which I punch numbers into this keypad, and after 7 or 10 digits, someone stranger starts talking to me.
That cracked me up, unaccountably. I must be the only guy left who only uses his phone to call and be called and doesn't have a data plan
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
I just found a game on the Android marketplace that is so unbelievably awesome for anyone who feels nostalgia for the old 8-bit days of gaming. It's called GrandMasterPixel. You're given a grid with a pallette of colors, and you make your own 8-bit images. You then upload them to the server, and it "battles" other people's creations. Your image gets 10 Hit Points, and is subject to user votes. For every "battle" it loses, it loses a hit point, and once the hit points are gone it disappears off the voting arena. You level up by submitting new pictures and by defeating other people's images. Leveling up gives you new colors. It's freaking AMAZING.
I got an iPhone about two months or so ago. What I currently have: Words With Friends Scramble With Friends (a Boggle type of game) Scan (for the QR codes) Around Me (for finding businesses, gas stations etc that are "around me") Bejeweled Blitz
And my personal favorite, Pop Group (I've seen it called Bubbles elsewhere).
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (facebook.com)
Aside from being able to track specific flights, there's a "Nearby" function you can select that will map the air traffic over your area. Touch one of the planes on the map and flight information pops up, which links to detailed information that includes the carrier, flight number, and aircraft type.
Fascinating time waster.
I used it on a flight (with on-board wi-fi) last weekend to track the flight's progress.
Every Angry Birds Where's The Water You Don't Know Jack Simpsons Tapper Out (I gave up on the game three weeks in, but months later my wife still plays it every day) Ski Safari (super addictive) Jet Pack Joyride (also super addictive) Monsters Ate My Condo
The Big Bossman raised the briefcase.
Go Pack Go! Owner of one (1) share. (11-5, 1st NFC North) Let's Go Riders! Owner of one (1) share. (Wait til next year...)
Make magazine (can't recommend this one highly enough), Edmunds science catalog, Burpee seed catalog, National Geographic. I used to get SI and we pick up Discover, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and Scientific American from time to time.