Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Favorite Apps

By Jennifer



There are thousands of apps available for our cell phones and I’m beginning to believe that I can only discover new favorites through word-of-mouth. I’ll tell you my top ten and maybe you can share yours with me.

WeatherBug – Live, local weather at your fingertips. It even gives you instant tornado warnings. I love all things weather-related, so this app was a no brainer.
Moonlite Mahjong – A great game to play when you’re stuck at the DMV or the doctor’s office. Followed closely by #3.
Solitaire – I like the classic version. I’ve loved this game since I was little.
iTraffic – Tells you where the speed cameras are, warns you of accidents or detours, and is a handy app for road trips. Ties in nicely with #4.
Mobile Maps America – Most of the apps I have are free, but this one is not. However, if you buy this, you won’t need a separate GPS gadget.

iHandy Level – Call me a geek, but this free app has allowed me to straighten all the crooked paintings in my house.
Showtimes – Free app for movie listings. I use this frequently when we’ve left too late to make our show or the show has sold out.
iTalk Recorder – I’m getting more and more forgetful, but if I need to add something to my grocery list or a plot idea, I can instantly record it. This one’s free.
Lose it – Calorie counter and exercise tracker. I’m not using this free app as much as I should!

Step Track Lite – Free pedometer.
Find the Differences - Sweet Shop Edition – I love this free game! You have to spot the difference between two pictures. This is a good, fun brain development game – especially for those of us losing our memories!
How about you? How has your cell phone become a daily necessity?

9 comments:

signlady217 said...

I can't really give you any advice on this since I don't own a cell phone. But I think that GPS app has to come in handy!

Lover of Books said...

I don't have a cell phone that uses apps but I love hearing about the ones my hubby finds for his Droid. I never knew so many of them were out there. And for the most part, free.

The ones I want to get are Pull My Finger (you can guess what that is I am sure lol) and Tetris. I miss playing that game so much. But for now, I enjoy the phone I have and dream of the one my hubby has. lol

Krista

Dru said...

The only apps I have for my cell phone are facebook, twitter and a calorie counter. The others sound like fun.

Leann Sweeney said...

Must learn about Apps ... but AFTER I finish the manuscript. Man this iphone is addicting.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted this! I just did a post yesterday all about my new Droid! So far I love it, don't know how I lived without it!

My favorite app is Book Worm. You can scan books' barcodes and input them onto a "already read" list or a "tbr" list. I love it, I love it, I love it! (my second fave is the Buddy the Elf quotes!)

Vicki said...

I don't a phone with apps but the step track lite sounds cool.

jbstanley said...

I may have to remove the Lose It app after I counted the calories in my lunch!

Sarah said...

Wow! I didn't really how many cool apps are out there now! Unfortunately, I have too basic a phone for those.

Sarah

Heather Webber said...

I have a cell (what did we do without them) but no apps. Sigh--so behind the times.