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#1 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 18:21

I am looking to see what top applications you guys on neowin can not live without on your iPhone (2.x firmware only). This can be apps from the AppStore, Cydia, or Installer.

You can give me your top 1, top 3, or top 10, whatever you feel like. For extra credit, tell me why you can't live without your top applications.

Edited by lylesback2, 28 November 2008 - 18:38.



#2 Green_Eye

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 18:32

Tetris on the app store (Y)

There was an app called Wallpaper app that used to generate user submitted walls that you could grab but I don't see that app on 2.0 :(

Other then that its pretty standard stuff :yes:

#3 OP vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 18:38

Tetris on the app store (Y)

There was an app called Wallpaper app that used to generate user submitted walls that you could grab but I don't see that app on 2.0 :(

Other then that its pretty standard stuff :yes:

They have that app, I just forgot the name, it might be called "wallpaper". I had it once on 2.0.

thanks for your submission

#4 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 18:54

ScummVM :D

Oh and also Palringo :)

Although this is on the Touch, although no real difference.

#5 Brian M.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 18:55

Winterboard, and (as it's still an app), Cydia.

#6 LTD

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 19:15

Fun, fun!!

Top 20 (in no particular order.)

Jaadu THIS IS AMAZING!
Control my computer (Mac or PC) from anywhere, view/edit anything, as if I was sitting right in front of it. The interface is sublime. Works over WiFi and 3G.

SayWho Dialer
Voice-activated dialer. Very accurate. Works like a charm when driving.

Google Mobile App
Voice-activated searches, Maps integration. Accuracy is fairly impressive. Great for finding locations near you. Ask it anything, from unit conversions to math calculations.

Maps
GPS functionality. Hasn't let me down so far

AroundMe
GPS integration, Wiki integration - search for anything in your area, from hospitals to bars, etc. Find places of interest. Can specify distance.

Movies by Flixster
Awesome interface - Maps/GPS inegration. Online ticket ordering, movie reviews via rottentomatoes, etc. Showtimes and theatres shown based on your location. Lovely interface.

Feeds
RSS goodness. Add your own feeds or have the app pick them up automatically. Option to open them in Safari.

Air Sharing
Document viewing/transfer over WiFi. Excellent interface. Drag and Drop functionality.

Calendar
Mobile iCal. Full MobileMe integration. Day/week/month view. Wrosk very well, just like iCal.

OmniFocus
Excellent GTD app - there are many, but this one is very robust. Manage To-Do lists, projects, appointments, using a clean interface.

MobileFiles
View/download all of your iDisk files via a clean interface. Works over 3G.

FlyCast Mobile Broadcast Network
Satellite radio on your iPhone. Pause live, song skipping, lots of functionality with top live radio streams.

iPedia
Mobile Wikipedia. One of the cleanest interfaces for this type of app - doesn't cut anything out. Unique collapsible fields to save space and speed up scrolling.

Tetris
It's Tetris. Plus some cool levels and modes of play.

OpenTable
Find restaurants near you, based on name, available seating, time, etc. Then reserve tables through the app.

Stickies
Use big notes as wallpaper. Very handy, as it's the first thing you see before you unlock your iPhone.

iMergency
Dial emergency contacts/services easily and quickly. Two taps is all it takes. Resides on my iPhone dock.

Traffic CA
Shows road/weather conditions nearly anywhere in Canada. Ties in to traffic cameras. Very useful for the ride to work and home.

Night Camera
Take sharp photos at night or in low light. Uses the accelorometer to trigger the shutter (optional.) Auto shutter delay, etc. Really improves on the iPhone camera software. No more blurry images due to shaky hands.

Audio Notes
Fast voice recording. Tap the app, then tap "New." Save it and add notes and categorize. Clean interface.

There are so many more good ones. It was tough to narrow it down to just 20, but there you have it.

#7 Jacky L.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 19:19

Remote, Facebook...

Weightbot and Flip Clock are fun ones.

#8 Steve

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 19:29

Remote - so I can manage iTunes on my MacBook Pro, which is outputted to Apple TV. It's like Magic!

FaceBook - Any FaceBooker needs this app.

1337pwn - Check out if some of my Xbox Live buddies are online...

Twinkle - Love my tweet action, and it also updates my FaceBook status, too, so much love for Twitter.

Movies - For when me and my girlfriend decide to, on impulse, goto watch a movie, it couldn't be simpler to find a theatre and see what's on, and when...

Byline - A native Google Reader client - My internet, in byte sized chunks (RSS).

I have 6 pages worth of applications, but these are the only ones (outside of those that ship) that I would _REALLY_ miss, if I couldn't have them anymore...

#9 saxondale.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 19:34

Jaadu So i can control my Mac from anywhere
AirSharing Lets me view and transfer documents
Remote Lets me control my iTunes library
Palringo IM app, very handy
Simplify Awesome app. Lets me listen to my iTunes library anywhere!
Trains Tells me train times
TV Guide
iTalk Free voice recorder
Tris Tetris
TapTap
Scoops
RunKeeper A must have for runners, bikers etc that like to see detailed information about their performance
Facebook
AroundMe

Flixster Movie guide. It gives me information about the cinemas around me too
Tube Status For the London tubes
Shazam It's magic!

Edited by saxondale., 28 November 2008 - 19:40.


#10 LTD

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 19:36

Can we make this a sticky?

Kind of like the "Essential OS X Apps" thread, but leave this one in the PDA section for all to see.

Yes? No?

#11 vetNicholas-c

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 21:47

I love Night Stand :)

#12 mail

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 21:51

Tris Ftw and Facebook is handy, but I can't live without Things, so useful.

#13 duritz

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:38

tris is amazing. i am lucky i got it before it was taken down.

What's On? - .99 app that is like your own personal tv guide. I cannot live without this because I do not have digital cable at school.

Remote

Google mobile app

simplify

pandora radio

#14 DigitalE

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:46

WinterBoard.

#15 joeblogg

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:34

i don't have an iphone but myspace would be my favorite app.