How do you write a post about iPhone Apps that non iPhone user will also enjoy? I don’t know. So if you don’t have an iPhone, you may as well skip this. Sorry.
Worth the Money
Air Sharing: This handy app lets you store documents, pictures, music, or whatever on your empty drive space. It work over wifi and is a snap to set up even on a PC. It cost $6.99, but if you move data between work and home, it’s cheaper then most USB drives (and way cooler.)
Mobile Fotos: A must have for heavy flickr users. It uploads pictures from your Camera Roll at the full 1600×1200 size. Other pictures on your phone can uploaded, but they get the 640×480 email style treatment. The customer service with the company is also great. When I emailed them a concern (pre upload any photo) they responded about an hour later, on a Friday night, and it wasn’t a bot response. For that alone they deserve the $2.99.
Grocery IQ: Don’t wanna carry a paper and pencil into the grocery store? Why would you? You have an iPhone. On sale (as of 11/29/2008) for only $.99, this app work much better then Note Pad for shopping lists.
Hold ’em: Apple’s game app has great graphics and good longevity. I’m up $136,000 and it only cost me $4.99.
Marple: Another game that has sticking power. A little Sudoku, a little Bingo Plays, and a little Mine Sweeper, you use clues to solve puzzles. It can be a challenge to learn at first. But with 100,000 puzzles, you’ll be able to pick it up with plenty rounds left to go. The price, $1.99.
Koi Pond: At $.99 it’s pointless, fun, and attractive. But the holiday special reindeer fish look real creepy.
Rotary Dialer: This is a great answer to, “Those iPhones are so complex, I would never be able to figure it out.” Just launch this $.99 app, and your complex iPhone now has a rotary dial. Now it’s even simpler then a JitterBug.
Worth the Time
There are so many good apps for free. Here are a few of my fav’s.
LockBox: This one is a must. All my passwords safely hidden away on my phone it’s much more secure the Note Pad. There is also a paid version out there, but this ones just fine.
WordPress: Hey, I’m using it right now. A good place to start, then add links and style via the web.
Daisy Feed: Finding RSS feeds couldn’t be easier. Just type in a web address and this little app will find them and add them for you. I suggest trying it with lonnie247.com
fring: A good all-in-one IM app. It supports MSN, ICQ, Twitter, SIP, Google Talk, Yahoo, and AIM. It is also supposed to do Skype call. But I don’t know anyone else with a Skype account. If you have one give me a call at lonnie247.
i.TV: Great for TV listings as well as movies. I use it a lot when I’m at a friend’s house without a DVR. It has also replaced ShowTimes on my phone for movie info and trailers. NetFlix accounts are also supported.
Sportacular: With NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, MLS, NHL… You get the idea. Save all your favorite teams to one page and get the scores.
Not Worth Writing About
I have downloaded some real stinkers, but none for which I paid. I’ll skip the which-ones and why’s. I think this post has gone on long enough. But I did want to include my nifty trash can graphic.