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James 25-11-2008 08:15 AM

IPhone/IPod Touch Application Recommendations
 
This thread is for Application recommendations.

Applications have been discussed on the other IPhone thread, but tend to get buried amidst all the other discussion - so this thread is exclusively for Application discussions.

Here is my top ten list:

My IPhone Application recommendations:

Essential

1. Airsharing

Allows you to connect your IPhone to your computer and view/modify contents of folders. Requires a WiFi connection.

2. Fring

Skype on the IPhone. Skype chat works anywhere (i.e. Edge or 3g), but Skype calls only work with WiFi. Nevertheless it's a must have application if you frequesntly use Skype (which I do with relatives abroad). Oh yes - it also enables msn chat etc.

3. WunderRadio

This turns your IPhone into a portable, fully functional, WiFi radio. OK, it doesn't work with 'Listen again' and it crashes occasionally, but this is one brilliant application. Most importantly, it works with all the BBC stations.

Would hate to be without ...

1. Labyrinth.

An absolutely amazing game - now featured on the IPhone adverts. Try the free 'lite' edition to see what I mean.

2. TV Plus.

If you have Sky, then you will appreciate this. You can look at the TV Listings for up to a week ahead - and send a remote record request to your Sky + box. Works perfectly.

3. iFooty

Set Crystal Palace as your Team, and you can receive live (and pretty immediate) text commentary on Palace games from the BBC - as well as latest news etc.

4. Facebook

If you have a Facebook account (and who doesn't these days) this is a very good application. You can do almost everything that you are able to do when logged in via your PC.

5. Trace

A free game (but for how much longer?) Very clever and highly challenging. Makes the best use of the 'touch' facility. Great fun.

6. Voice Notes

Use your IPhone as a voice recorder.

7. Hanoi

I love this application. It's the old game 'towers of Hanoi'. A free application that will keep you entertained for ages.

8. Stitcher

Personalised Audio - delivered. Choose from a long list of podcasts and listen to them when you are out and about.

9. Midomi

This will find tracks for you, if you are able to sing (or even hum) a few bars of the song you are looking for. Alternatively, you can type in words from the song. It seems to work very well - and when it finds the track you can order it from ITunes, or find it in YouTube (with a direct link)

10. WordWrap

A great (free) game. You have to find as many words as you can - including the hidden six letter word - from the six jumbled letters provided. You move on to the next round provided you have located the six letter word. This is supported by Adverts, but these are not too intrusive.

Gladys Allover 25-11-2008 08:16 AM

Recommend an iphone application!
 
Following on from the iphone user thread, perhaps we could put people's favourite applications here. I have already taken James's advice on the Wunderradio, good times!

James 25-11-2008 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gladys Allover
Following on from the iphone user thread, perhaps we could put people's favourite applications here. I have already taken James's advice on the Wunderradio, good times!

WunderRadio has just been updated (yesterday) - so it no longer occasionally drops the signal when the IPhone goes into 'sleep' mode.

Slough Eagle 25-11-2008 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gladys Allover
I have already taken James's advice on the Wunderradio, good times!

This app sounds great, how much is it?

James 25-11-2008 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Slough Eagle
This app sounds great, how much is it?

3.49 from HERE.

Slough Eagle 25-11-2008 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
3.49 from HERE.

Cheers James.
Also whay has this novice done wrong as the price comes up as 43.00Kr:clown:
Also I know it simple but love playing connect four on the train in the mornings, the app is free and called "FourFree"

wickham_eagle 25-11-2008 08:50 AM

Myrail Lite

another must have application which is free and especially if you do a lot of commuting on the trains is gives you live departure boards for all stations in the uk and can also add stations to favourites and updates if trains delayed as well and even tells you what platform handy for london stations especially if your in a hurry to catch the train

Around Me

another handy allocation uses the location service mapping and basically gives you local information for everything you might need bars, restaurants etc etc

Movies

uses your currant location and lists whats on at your local cinema etc etc and can also save cinemas to a favourites folder

James 25-11-2008 08:52 AM

You might also try Dots Free - this is the old game I used to play as a boy, where you take turns in joining dots in order to 'win' boxes.

No idea why the price is coming up in another currency - if you have you settings right it should always display in sterling.

Slough Eagle 25-11-2008 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by James
You might also try Dots Free - this is the old game I used to play as a boy, where you take turns in joining dots in order to 'win' boxes.

No idea why the price is coming up in another currency - if you have you settings right it should always display in sterling.

Yep, look at that game and will download later :p
I use my laptop at work for charging it up (which also has itunes on it, but I don't sync with it), so maybe something to do with it.

Neil 25-11-2008 09:03 AM

Good idea for a thread James. Any chance you could maintain the first post (category-specific) so people don't have to read through hundreds of pages if they want recommendations?

Dave 25-11-2008 09:07 AM

The problem is that what James thinks is essential others might think lame.

It would also be best to distinguish between paid and free.

I have to confess I only use two non bundled apps daily, live poker and last.fm

Spanish Dan 25-11-2008 09:11 AM

That sounds like a great selection of apps James, I'm going to have to buy a few of those I think. Up until now I've been installing free apps from the slightly murkier world of the jailbroken phone, however I think most of them are now available via the App Store, so I recommend:

iSolitaire (now called Top 3 I think) - a great game for when you're on the train or the toilet. Looks and plays really nicely.

Touchpad - a must-have for anyone with a media-PC attached to their TV. This app allows you to use your iphone as a remote control for your PC so you can browse and play your videos, music etc.

James 25-11-2008 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
The problem is that what James thinks is essential others might think lame.

It would also be best to distinguish between paid and free.

I have to confess I only use two non bundled apps daily, live poker and last.fm

I agree. I don't think a list at the beginning would help. You need to know why people have made a particular recommendation. Some will be right for you, others will be of no interest.

If we had an initial list, even split into categories, it would be no more helpful that going to the ITunes site and looking at the list there.

PalaceMonkey 25-11-2008 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave
The problem is that what James thinks is essential others might think lame.

</p>Indeed, I have no interest in his first two essential apps, and the radio one seems ok at best.

Neil 25-11-2008 09:24 AM

Just thinking of time. Not everyone studies these threads meticulously.

Fair enough though. Whatever you think is best.

Baloo 25-11-2008 01:08 PM

In addition to those mentioned, I like:

PocketGuitar - turns your phone into an electric guitar. Fairly difficult to squeeze the fingers between the frets when needing to press two adjacent strings on the same fret, hit-and-miss with bar chords and I haven't worked out how to move up the frets quickly, but otherwise excellent fun and great to show off; and

Concert Vault - huge collection of live music footage.

wickham_eagle 25-11-2008 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baloo
In addition to those mentioned, I like:

PocketGuitar - turns your phone into an electric guitar. Fairly difficult to squeeze the fingers between the frets when needing to press two adjacent strings on the same fret, hit-and-miss with bar chords and I haven't worked out how to move up the frets quickly, but otherwise excellent fun and great to show off; and


try Tap Tap Revenge (free) a lot easier to play and you can download additional songs

budgie 25-11-2008 01:20 PM

Touch Hockey is another free one which is fun

James 25-11-2008 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by budgie
Touch Hockey is another free one which is fun

It's OK - but it loses it's appeal after a couple of games.

wickham_eagle 25-11-2008 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
It's OK - but it loses it's appeal after a couple of games.


same as the Bowling game not to mention the amount of times its nearly slipped out my hand as you slide the phone forward to bowl :D


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