My iPhone app config — August 2009

Rich discusses the apps he likes. Some good ideas here, and I’ve made a few changes as well since I last talked about apps. Here is what I am using right now:

* Bottom Row: Mail, Messages, Calendar, Safari. Mail, Messages, Safari get heavy heavy use. Calendar less so but still need it at hand all the time.
* First Page:
** Weather, Stocks, Maps, Camera, Calculator, Settings, Clock, Phone from Apple. Stocks sees the least use, I wonder if I should kick it down a page. Or maybe I should replace it with a better portfolio report app. Calculator doesn’t see much use in summer here but will earn its spot this fall. Settings is only there for me to turn airplane mode on/off and wifi on/off — is there something simpler to do this?
** Twitterfon and Facebook. Recently replaced Tweetie with Twitterfon, just looks a little fresher. Tweetdeck seems like overkill on the iPhone.
** Tripit. Love Tripit. May even kick up to the paid pro version.
** 2 Across for my NYT crossword fix.
** WordPress for blogging.
** Appigo Todo for todo lists, integrated with RTM on the backend.
** Shazam for identifying music. I am doing this less and less tho (still listening to music a ton), so it may get pushed off.
** ESPN Scorecenter. This one has not earned its spot yet but I am thinking it will during NCAA Football season and I have it configured and ready to go. If it gets score updates as quickly as the website it will be a winner.
* 2nd page or later apps that still see some use:
** Amazon.com of course. Though it doesn’t seem as easy to find kindle items in the app as it is on the website
** Flight Update for checking on inbound family members.
** Kayak.
** MiGhtyDocs for accessing google docs.
** Urbanspoon.
** Air Sharing and Air Contacts. Not used that often but lifesavers every once in a while.
** WeFiFoFum. Not essential but a nicer way to see wifi nets around you.
** Smugshot for dealing with smugmug
** Starmap because every once in while I haul the telescope out, mostly to look at planets
* Stuff I am trialing:
** Pogoplug. Don’t know yet if It will stick
** CardStar. Trying based on Rich’s reco
* And finally, casual games:
** DoodleJump. Stupidly entertaining
** ParaPanic. Ditto
** Robot Master. Annoying, how do people get those high scores?