Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Favorite iPhone Apps

I purchased an iPhone about a year and a half ago and never looked back. I convinced my husband I needed one for my birthday because he was always on his Blackberry. This phone has cured my boredom whenever I needed something to distract me. Plus I had my email, directions to places and the Internet at my finger tips!

I think I was so consumed by the features already on the phone that I never really downloaded a ton of apps until the more recent months. It has become a whole new phone to me again. Since I've gotten a lot of suggestions for apps, I thought I would share some of my favorites. If you have one and want to share with me what your favs are just leave me a comment. I love finding out about fun new ones.

(In now particular order.)

Around Me: Allows you to quickly find things that are around you. This is a pretty new app for me but I've used it a lot! You can search for banks, gas stations, movie theatres, restaurants, and much, much more. It provides an address, phone number and even directions how to get there.

AppBox: This is also a relatively new app for me and it's so fun. It has apps within it's apps! There's a currency app, translator, tip calc, holiday calendar, track special days, count downs, sale price and a ton of other things. I haven't had a chance to check out everything on this but it's chalk full of goodness.

Amazon: Everyone needs this one. I myself am a huge Amazon shopper and this app made it easy to check things out when I'm away from my computer. There's a wish list feature that lets me add things I want and come back to it.

Bump: My friend over the holidays made me download this free app so that we could literally just bump our phones together and have all our contact information transfer to one other. Gone are the days where I will have to type in new contact info (if they have iPhones). You can also bump phones for photos and files too.

Camera Bag: This app is just a fun photo enhancer. What I like about it, is that it's a simple and easy way to make your pictures pop. There aren't a million different options to chose from so it's not overwhelming.

Epicurious: Great app to find recipes for dinners, desserts, healthy lunches, snacks and even dinner party ideas. You could be on the go or at the grocery store and completely forget to bring a recipe with you, but have no fear! You can search for the recipe and get all the ingredients you need right then and there.

FAC: Now this just made me laugh. This apps sole purpose is to fake a phone call. If you know you are going to be in a situation that you might get caught in for too long, just fake a call to get out of it! Ha! You can set it up so it looks like your husband, mom or even the President is calling you.

Fandango: I use this all the time to look up movie times and what's playing at theatres around me. You can even purchase your tickets through this app. It can use your current location or you can type in a zip code to find theatres.

Gas Bag: Helps you find the cheapest gas around you. So you aren't stuck driving around trying to figure out what gas station has the lowest gas price.

Pandora: Ryan's little sister got me hooked on this with my personal computer. So when I found out there was an app for it, I flipped! It's great for listening to music from your favorite artists and some new folks in the same genre. I've found some really good songs from here.

Redbox: You can probably tell by now that I love watching movies. Ryan & I have been huge fans of the .99 cent Redbox movies and this app makes it even easier to find them around us. It even tells you what movies they currently have in the box.

Restaurants: Not sure if you really would want this app, but I found it interesting. Ryan & I eat out a lot and this app shows me what the calories are in foods at some main fast food joints. It helps me to try and chose healthier choices.

Shazam: I can go a little crazy with this one. All you do is click the tag button on this app and it listens to whatever music you're listening to and then tells you the name of the song, artist and album title. This is very beneficial to me since I can never remember the names of singers or the song titles. It even links up to itunes if you want to download the song.

P.S. My favorite iPhone case is the Incipio Feather. I've had problems in the past with bulky covers and these are super thin and sheek. I have it in the purple color (not shown below).

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  1. i feel left out not having an iphone!! this thing sounds amazing!!
    the FAC app is too funny! ha!

  2. I feel the same way about my iphone!! I can leave the house with now clue how to get where I'm going and depend on my iphone to get me there. I agree with some of your apps and need to try some of your favs. I will share my favorite app by far is the Google App. I probably use it at least 5 times a day. You can do traditional searches for whatever you need, but you can also speak into and it will pull up what you're looking for. You can ask direct questions, locations of stores, etc. If you don't have it, you have it to get it! And my brother has the "fart" app which is hilarious. It just makes different farting sounds and you can set fart timers and freak people out. Gross....but hilarious!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Man-now I'm going to have to get an Iphone. WAaaaay cooler than what I have now... which, I'm not even going to talk about because it's ridiculous...

  4. I got an I-Touch for Christmas and I have found tons of apps that I love. I use Pandora some. My favorties are Run Mate, Facebook (of course), and Flixter which is a movie app.

  5. I am so clueless on these things! I feel like I am missing out on not having an iphone!! Let's get together soon, I would love that!!!

  6. I don't have an I phone. I have T mobile so I'm stuch with the android services. I would love to get a hold of that Shazam (sp) program. I'm always finding songs I like and want to put them on my ipod.

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