This afternoon I walked into a room where three techs were hard at work repairing iPhones, iPads, and other smartphones. I asked them a pretty simple question – what are your favorite apps?
I didn’t really give them time to think, though they did keep coming at me with responses minutes later. We narrowed it down to Apple-only apps, and I will list their favorites below. I was surprised that not all of the apps were games. When I asked about productivity apps, however, they did kind of laugh at me. Oh well.
TiKL – A Touch to Talk app, TiKL allows you to communicate with your friends via its walkie-talkie function. One of the techs said they used it at a camping trip a few weeks ago and it was great for that.
Pulse – This is one that I personally love, and was not surprised that the guys mentioned it. An RSS/News reader, Pulse loads all your content into a mosaic, lets you save articles for reading later through Instapaper, and lets you share your favorite posts with Twitter and Facebook.
Flud – The guys also recommended this reader. A lot like Pulse, but some people will find they prefer one over another. It also syncs with Instapaper, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can save and share your favorite content.
Craigslist (Pro): The guys were kind of split on whether to go Pro or not, but Pro does offer a few more features. Plus, it’s only $0.99, so the spare change is worth the upgrade. They liked that they could save searches, have full-screen photos, and reply to posters directly from the app. Better than having to run and find your computer or try and copy and paste the address into your email.
Spotfiy: This is relatively new in the States, as the program itself just came from across the Pond. It does require a $10/month subscription, but we all love Spotify’s interface and the ability to choose the songs. Pandora should learn from that.
Battery Doctor Pro: An app that tracks your battery’s usage and lets you know how to use it more effectively. It also tells you when to charge your iPhone, so you won’t run into the overcharging problem that many of us have.
So, what are your favorite apps? Yes, games included. Comment below.