Good app. Dead simple. Ties in to the map app.
This app is a good supplement for those that are learning to read, write and speak Spanish. It does not have audio or tell you how to pronounce the words, but if you are not an absolute beginner, you should manage just fine.
I love this app. There are literally thousands of books available for free through The Gutenberg Project or you could opt to pay for the latest best seller. There's a bit of a learning curve involved, but the app is fairly intuitive. Now if I could only find time to read all of these books.
This free app gives you 10 different sound files to choose from. Nine of them don't really work for me, but that rain sure does the trick.Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
I'm a big fan of Wikipedia, especially for writing papers. (What? It's totally legit. Just don't tell my professors.)
This app has all the content of the main site, and is easy to search. It doesn't have the "Random Article" function or the daily feature, but it's still a quick and easy way to find some facts!
Confession: I lack spatial problem solving skills. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get the hang of this game, but it was all worth it.
It's definitely a good app for when you're waiting in the doctor's office or stuck on a train -- keeps your brain focused!
Solitaire has to be my favorite card game EVER. Not that I've ever played it with real cards, but when my family bought a Mac back in 2002, we were all a little sad to see our beloved Solitaire go.
I went through a lot of Solitaire apps before I found this one. The user interface is clean and easy to use and it only has pop-up ads occasionally.
I like this one the best because it allows you to tap on cards to move them, rather than dragging them. It seems trivial, but it makes such a difference.
This app allows you to play 1-card or 3-card draw solitaire, and it also has games like Baker's Game, Demon, and Spiderette.
(Side note: if anyone knows how to play those games, good for you. I can't seem to figure them out for the life of me.)
BeejiveIM was the first app I bought when I got my iPhone. As a former Blackberry addict, I was used to having Gchat in my hand at all times and I went through withdrawal when I switched to the iPhone.
I was hesitant about the cost, but it supports push notifications and runs in the background of the iPhone, which the Google gchat app doesn't do. It was good for a while, but I started to get fed up with the delay and bugs the app experienced and switched to Meebo.
The nice thing is that BeejiveIM allows you to link multiple chat applications, from gchat to AIM to ICQ and more. If you're one of those on multiple accounts, this is super convenient.
I must admit, I'm not much of a Yelper. And when I do feel the urge to check out reviews, it's rarely when I'm on the go and don't have a computer handy.
That said, I use the Yelp app all the time to help me find the address of places I'm going. As someone who relies on public transportation all the time, it's helpful when the venues list what T stop they're near, and I can then use my Maps app to get walking directions.
Probably not the point of the app, but helpful nonetheless :)
The TripIt service is so easy -- get a flight confirmation e-mail, forward it to TripIt, TripIt creates an itinerary for you.
The app is especially helpful for those of us who travel multiple airlines and can't remember a flight time or confirmation number for the life of me.
I've found this app the most useful when I need to remember which airline I'm flying, and then especially when I'm checking in on the machine at the airport and need my confirmation number to find my reservation. Because really? WHO REMEMBERS THESE THINGS?
So thank you TripIt app, for being my travel buddy and keeping me from getting lost. You rock.
Mint.com is a great personal finance tracker, but the app still lacks some of the best features.
It shows you your accounts and recent spending, but lacks the ability to categorize the purchase. If this is your thing, you'll still need to go back into the full site to do this.
It's a great quick reference though to make sure your spending is on track and to keep up-to-date with your finances.
OH! It also supports push notifications for bank fees and credit card payments that are due, which is a really nice reminder feature!
Kayak.com is my go-to site when I need to book a flight. If you're not familiar, it's a website that aggregates the cost of flights across airlines. It pulls all the information and allows you to specify dates, times you'd like to take off or arrive, and shows you a monthly matrix of fares.
Though I've never purchased a flight directly from the app, it's definitely my first step when I'm thinking about travel. It doesn't have every option available on the website, but it has a lot of the functions I use and it gives me a great sense of the best times to travel. Plus, it's free!
I'm a huge fan of Zipcar, so I was excited when I noticed they had a free app. This app is easy to navigate and allows you to book a vehicle right from your phone.
When my internet at home was acting up, I downloaded the app instead of fighting my wireless to get to the website. Now I use this instead of the site because it's so much easier, especially if you know which car you'll be booking every time.
This app is awesome -- it lets you turn your color photo to black and white, and then allows you to draw color back onto parts you want to highlight.
The zoom feature and the ability to change brush size ensures an accurate coloring, and you'll definitely stay inside the lines :)
I love using this app to highlight bright colors, like shirts or hair or trees. Anything that can pop!
Photoshop.com Mobile makes it easy to edit your iPhone photos to look super awesome. There are a few preset filters, but the nice thing about this app is you can adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of the photo. And since the iPhone miraculously still lacks a flash, this is a nice feature. It also lets you crop images and upload them to the web, all in one easy to use app!
It's always a bit awkward asking someone for their phone number, but let's make it even more awkward with this app and ask them instead if they'd like to bump with you.
It's as simple as that -- open the app, physically bump your phones together, and all of your information is exchanged and stored on the other person's phone (and vice versa).
Don't ask me how it works, because I don't know. All I know is that I hope this bump technology catches on because it's hilarious and convenient.