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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:38pm on 22/04/2010 under ,
I spend a lot of time in front of my iPhone. It is the primary way I access my personal email, use Twitter, and read RSS news feeds, and I use Safari quite a lot. With some games on my phone, I haven't used my Nintendo DS in ages. So I thought it might be interesting to list the third-party apps that I use most. Do let me know if I'm missing out on some fantastic apps that you can't live without.

Tweetie is, to my taste, the best Twitter client for the iPhone. It has good features, and is very usable. Its method of refreshing the feed by dragging off the top of the list is excellent, and deserves to be copied by other apps.

Byline is my RSS/Atom newsreader of choice. Having tried various others, both apps and web-based solutions, Byline wins through with its useful link caching, its integration with Google Reader, and its ease of use.

I use Skype a fair bit for work communications, and occasionally for international phone calls. It'll be even handier when the upcoming OS update allows it to run in the background.

National Rail is very useful for checking train times, and for monitoring live departure and arrival times. Takes a lot of pressure out of travelling by train.

I spend a lot of time listening to music through Spotify. This is another app that would really benefit from being able to run as a background process. Roll on iPhone OS 4!

Games-wise, I've had fun with Monkey Ball, Doom Resurrection, and Wild West Guns. I've got Dragon's Lair and Space Ace on the phone, but inevitably haven't played them much (unplayable non-games that they are). Rock Band is excellent, Scrabble works well, and I've enjoyed playing through The Secret of Monkey Island, Beneath a Steel Sky, and Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars. Oh, and Shotgun Pro, Dice, and MiniPiano are worth having installed for the toy value.

I also have a load of other apps installed, but use them infrequently: AIM, Yammer, Navigon (British Isles), London Tube, Foursquare, Last.fm, Darkslide, Dropbox, IGN, Shazam, WhatTheFont, RedLaser, LinkedIn, eBay, EyeTV, LiveJournal, Journaler, ScotTraffic, Amazon UK, Layar, Stanza, Tumblr, Sudoku Grab, Tesco Clubcard, and Wolfram Alpha. They can't be that bad though, or else I'd delete them.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 12:38pm on 22/04/2010 under ,
I spend a lot of time in front of my iPhone. It is the primary way I access my personal email, use Twitter, and read RSS news feeds, and I use Safari quite a lot. With some games on my phone, I haven't used my Nintendo DS in ages. So I thought it might be interesting to list the third-party apps that I use most. Do let me know if I'm missing out on some fantastic apps that you can't live without.

Tweetie is, to my taste, the best Twitter client for the iPhone. It has good features, and is very usable. Its method of refreshing the feed by dragging off the top of the list is excellent, and deserves to be copied by other apps.

Byline is my RSS/Atom newsreader of choice. Having tried various others, both apps and web-based solutions, Byline wins through with its useful link caching, its integration with Google Reader, and its ease of use.

I use Skype a fair bit for work communications, and occasionally for international phone calls. It'll be even handier when the upcoming OS update allows it to run in the background.

National Rail is very useful for checking train times, and for monitoring live departure and arrival times. Takes a lot of pressure out of travelling by train.

I spend a lot of time listening to music through Spotify. This is another app that would really benefit from being able to run as a background process. Roll on iPhone OS 4!

Games-wise, I've had fun with Monkey Ball, Doom Resurrection, and Wild West Guns. I've got Dragon's Lair and Space Ace on the phone, but inevitably haven't played them much (unplayable non-games that they are). Rock Band is excellent, Scrabble works well, and I've enjoyed playing through The Secret of Monkey Island, Beneath a Steel Sky, and Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars. Oh, and Shotgun Pro, Dice, and MiniPiano are worth having installed for the toy value.

I also have a load of other apps installed, but use them infrequently: AIM, Yammer, Navigon (British Isles), London Tube, Foursquare, Last.fm, Darkslide, Dropbox, IGN, Shazam, WhatTheFont, RedLaser, LinkedIn, eBay, EyeTV, LiveJournal, Journaler, ScotTraffic, Amazon UK, Layar, Stanza, Tumblr, Sudoku Grab, Tesco Clubcard, and Wolfram Alpha. They can't be that bad though, or else I'd delete them.
location: KY16 8JY

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