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    Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 05:11
I've had my iPhone now for almost a year, it's a 3G version.  Before that I had a Sony Erickson with what seemed about 15 or so features which just seemed to much of an obstacle to use.  So I only ever used it for phoning and texting.  And because of this I was very skeptical of the iPhone, I used to maintain that all I want a phone to do is what it's meant to; enable tele-conversations.  So my atitude was very much, "get lost Apple, you money grabbing pimps"!

My brother in law however, very much views Apple as his suga daddy: and he is a self professed Apple fanatic. Sad, I know.  Over a period of over a year i eventually got one after I gradually coming around to the idea because of all the seemingly fun and useful apps that seemed to be available for free and for a premium.  I haven't looked back since.

The 3GS was released last summer I believe, and it has advanced camera features, but works on the same OS as the 3G.  Apparently the next version will be out this summer (hopefully a bit later since my contract will be up in Sept/Oct).  The new one promises to have mind-blowig 'augmented reality' functionality.  (Not quite sure what that is, but from what I have heard it's something about mixing the apps with real life, something enabled by new hardware such as an in-built digital compass.)

So, I was wondering who else has an iPhone and what apps they use and find useful; here's my list of apps, with a brief review where necessary:

In built apps:

iPod - You can buy songs from iTunes on the go as well as use it as a traditional iPod.

Google Maps - All I need now is a post code to smoothly get to where I want to, can be a bit annoying though with a lack of immediately knowing NSEW.

Youtube Viewer

Calendar/Alarm/Notes/etc

Weather

Voice Memo -
Dictaphone.

Useful:
National Rail - In the South east of England, rail is the most efficient form of travel and this app can help you plan your journey from A -> B and beyond in seconds.  It also has a list of every train station in the country and a live train timetable for each and every one.  It cost about £5 but as far as I am concerned it was money very well spent.

Tube Deluxe
- Same spiel as above but covering the underground and overground rail system in London.  I don't use it as often but, it saves you having to refer to any hard copy schedules or maps. A couple of quid.

LinkedIn - Don't really log into it from the iPhone so much.  It may come in handy one day. Free.

iXpenseIt - Brilliant little app for recording and categorising all of your incoming and outgoing monies.  You first have to overcome the fear of knowing how much money you squander before you start using it regularly.  You can record all outgoing down to chocolate bars and run reports from it.  However, it takes a special kind of person to do that and stick to it. Cost about 3 quid.

WhatsApp - It cost about 60p, it is like the iPhone equivalent of Blackberry messenger.  Useful for free live IMing with other pals who use the iPhone.

Google - Like a dashboard for all of your google accounts from docs, to mail to wave etc.. Free, but I haven't used it much.

The Independent - Free and very well architected app giving me newsfeeds from the Independent,

FT Mobile - Limited free service as above from the Financial Times.

iPT - Umm. the periodic table, for which I have absolutely no use unless I get into an argument about the chemical codes for various things, and it's cool.

Dictionary.com - Self explanatory.
Wikipedia - Self explanatory
MyO2 - Keeping track of your O2 account, the carrier network my iPhone runs off.

Entertainment:
Facebook - a cool and functional client for easy mobile use of facebook. Free

Tweetie/Tweetdeck - clients for using my Twitter acount. One was free the other not.

Shazam - If you turn this one on while music's playing, it should be able to tell you what song it is. Free.

Google Earth
- the world at my fingertips. Free.

Arsenal
- News/Updates/Videos highlights etc from Arsenal FC, the team I support. Cost 3 quid.

iFitness - over 230 exercise moves to choose from with video demo's an instructions; workout  management system and fitness programmes. brilliant for when you need fresh inspiration for moves at the gym and can't be arsed with the hassle of personal trainers (a lot cheaper too). £1.

Royal Navy Challenge
- simulation game to test your aptitude as a RN engineer. Free. Will be getting rid of after I use it and complete it. Free

Shakespeare
- This is a good one.  It has all of Shakespeare's literature in dramatised format. FREE.

iDaft
- Sill music game centred around that song which goes like: work it, move it, shake it, stronger, harder... Free IIRC.

Geared - Puzzle game involving cogs.  Good to pass the time.  I have completed it, but it was worth the money.

Scramble2 - Best word puzzle game I have ever played. You can play online and it syncs with your facebook account. £2?

FntsyFoot09 - to manage my fantasy football team when I am away from the computer.  £2. Worth it.

FFM - what I thought was the same as above for fantasy football, but it is just a news aggregator. £3, waste of money.
 
Sky Football Score Centre - Brilliant app for live scores delivered to the palm of your hand when you're on the move. Free.

iFooty World - Same as above, but the vanilla version which I have is not as dynamic as Sky but it's for back-up in case Sky fails.

CM 2010 - Championship Manager, get's a bit predictable. £4 (?).

The Settlers - iPhone adaptation of the game.  Great for wasting time on a flight or on the train. About £3.  Can get laggy when unit numbers get into the thousands (inc. comp units)

C&C Red Alert - Not so impressed, the controls get frustrating and it can't handle large battles well without lagging. About £3.

Word Warp - Word puzzle game, used to play it a lot before I got Scramble 2, but hardly at all now. (60p IIRC).

Biggest Brain -
Puzzle game, quite good but I don't play it that much. £2?

Flixster - I like this app, great for getting Cinema and Film info and ratings etc. Free.

Battleships - Great game, play vs computer, pass and play or play via bluetooth. £3?


"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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I use BlackBerry. However, I do love GoogleMaps, with walking directions, public transportation, and driving directions. Great tool when visiting downtown Chicago on business and time counts.
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Oh I don't know how I had missed this one, but hear I am another iPhone addict who can't live without it Smile.
I have my set Jailbroken so there might be some Apps that won't be available on AppStore I will just (JB) it.
 
1-Facebook: most used app on the my set
2-Sportacular: a must have for any Football fan keeping you upto date in real time with all European football.
3-Categories (JB): a very handy app which lets you categorize your apps or in other words lets you make folders and then put your apps in it, just so you don't have to keep flipping your finger to find an app.
4-AppBxo Pro: another very handy app which has got all in one, Currency converter, Flashlight, Holiday schedule, Loan Calculator, Date Calculator, Unit Coversion, System Info, a wonderful Translator and so many more.
5-iWorkout: same like iFitness.
6-iEmoji (JB): lots of emo icons a legal copy is also available at AppStore but I didn't wanted to waste a 5$ for some emo icons.
7-Winterboard (JB): all what you need when it comes to shapping up the way your screen looks in other words it's your theme and all other tweaking manager.
8-The World Factbook 2009: comes in very handy when I require some quick tips about stats of countries (this is one app that I have used ever since I got my SE K700 some 5 years back).
9-iQuran: complete Quran-e-Sharief with recitation.
10-iHadith Pro: containing Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawud, Malik's Muwatta and Hadith Qudsi, you never know when you require it in order to shut the mouth of an fundamentalist.
11-Fring: the life saver for my international calls which costs way too high in UAE.
12-BCal: a Birthday reminder that you could sync with your Facebook contacts too, very good one.
13-iFarsi: an ofline English>Farsi dictionary.
14:Sygic GCC: the life saver for me in GCC a wonderul turn by turn guided navigator which is way better than Gmap.
 
Then comes all my games:
Fifa10
Mafia Wars
Cricket T20
Live Poker
Governor of Poker
Midnight Bowling
FS5 Hockey: caution very very addicting :)
Conquest: Risk for iPhone
And a long list of other games that are rarely played, and now I guess I shall be freeing up some space.
Oh and by the way here is how my main screen looks (I am a bit found of good looking themes both on my PC and iPhone Smile).
 
The Vista Theme for iPhone:
 


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My work based and other useful apps for my iPod Touch:

The Collins Spanish/English dictionary with verb conjugator - cost me about $20, far cheaper than a comparable paper version, and it fits in my pocket. I use this on a daily basis.

The Weather Channel Free App - Far better than the default one.

Units - A free unit conversion application.

Dictionary.com and Wikipanion - self-explanatory.

Sport.es and Marca.com - iPod adapted versions of my preferred soccer websites.

Games and Entertainment:

Muddled - A anagram/unscramble the word game that I like to keep my mind sharp when I'm bored.

Hero of Sparta - A hack and slash style game - good for those times when I want to disconnect.

Geared - A puzzle and spatial relations game.

There are some others that I don't use so much, and as such, don't merit mentioning.
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iSimples and Fonejacker apps.

I have had so much fun with these.  I have phoned my friends and family with the fonejacker app characters, hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fonejacker&search_type=&aq=f

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Try Safe 2.0, it allows you to store and organize your sensitive data (images, contacts, notes, bookmarks etc) with super secure 256-bit encryption.
A very good little app in case you want to keep things private.


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