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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by coolfrost, Jul 12, 2008.
Has anyone downloaded the news apps from the AppStore?
AIM and NetNewsWire are the main non-games I've played with. I've been busy with other things so haven't had a great chance.
AIM is great. The background notification will be very useful when it comes later this year.
NetNewsWire (RSS Reader)... I'm not sure if it's better than their mobile version.
Will post more as I get a chance to play
For the most part, I'm still getting used to the iPhone since I held out and didn't get V1. So I have spent most of my app store time on free apps, just to get a feel for some of them.
But I have my eye on a few
Starmap is one. Waiting to see if someone develops one that will show when the ISS goes over and the like.
Weather ones, but waiting until Sept time frame when push comes to the apps, then alerts can be pushed out.
More and more apps are showing up everyday.
Best Game App that I have found. Aurora Feint. And its free. it should be at least $9.99
apps a plenty
ny times, weatherbug, mobile news ap, aim, pandora, remote, box office, ymobile, shazam, jirbobreak, light, vSnax, bible
Epocrates and Graffitio are the two non-game programs I've installed. ePocrates is as its palm counterpart, though I think it has more features than my palm version (I don't have my iPhone on me to check). For example, it shows pics of all the pills which is excellent. I can imagine showing a patient the picture to verify that they're taking that pill (of course generics complicate matters).
Graffitio is a social program. Creates virtual walls based on location for you to write anonymous comments (like... graffiti). Requires enough people using it to make it interesting, of course. I'll give it a try, though the triangulation of the original iPhones makes locations vague. I doubt it'll work on its own, though Facebook or another popular networking site should incorporate the idea into their own program.
Anyone used a movie listing or concert listing program that works WELL and is free or cheap?
Tap Tap Revenge
Scrabble: I love scrabble/ wifi multi in future update
Texas Hold'em: 9 player wifi!
Twinkle: location based chat + Twitter
Enigmo - amazing strategy puzzle game that gets a lil complex
band - Fun lil app, a lil disappointing as it got old fast
Aol Radio - Enjoyable GLobal Radio Station (CBS own'd ones that is)
Trism - Fun, Time killing Enjoyment
Aqua Forest - Amazing Elements game
Chopper - Love the controls, feel of the game
Cube Runner - a nice lil time killing accelrometer game
TapTap - like GH, but more tapish
Airpra Feint - for a free game, its fun and worth it
Motion X Poker - I wanted a Yahtzee game, but this one is addictive and great for small bursts of time
Sketches - a nice sketch program, has lots of features
Apple's Texas hold em - its a different AI than the 5th gen Ipod Texas Holdem Game, still fun
More Cowbell - speaks for itself
Bubble Wrap - i thought this would be an app i would delete, but sometimes you need to pop some bubblewrap after a stressful day
Remote - took awhile to figure out, got it working on my laptop itunes and it is amazing
and a few more
Tap Tap Revenge
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
This site rocks and has introduced me to a lot of awesome apps. Keep up the good work
I've downloaded a ton of Apps. The following are keepers for me. So far, anyway.
1. Pandora Radio: this is a must. period. one of the very best.
2. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D: hard for me, but i am getting better at
3. Super Monkey Ball: i am better at this than Crash Bandicoot. i love them
both for different reasons.
4. Aurora Feint: awesome free game. really well executed and they should charge for it. it's that good.
5. Remote: downloaded it, but haven't tried it yet, but i hear great things about it.
6. Recordifier: great voice recorder and note taker.
7. Omnifocus: serious organizer. extremely well done.
8. Spend: very nice basic budget assistant.
9. Tomatoes: great for checking out movie reviews, theatres, etc.
10. Currency: basic utility.
11. Light: simple utility. very useful.
12. Shazam: a must. pure magic. hold it up to the radio and it will tell
you what song is playing, artist, etc. fantastic. right up there with my very favorite Apps.
13. ZIPcodes: another handy dandy utility
14. Tipper: easy and fast tip
15. Solitaire Top 3: love this version of solitaire.
16. eBay: very useful.
I've spent about 70 bucks on trying out a lot of Apps so far. It's been worth it, even though I eliminate a lot of them as I go. The Apps, MAKE the iPhone. Well, they don't MAKE it, but they do add a whole new level of brilliance to it.
One of my favorite apps has been Mocha VNC lite (i'll buy the full version soon). It allows me to control my Mac from the iPod Touch over WiFi.
Super Monkey Ball
Tap Tap Revenge
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
net news wire
I've dabbled a little bit in pay and free games, and also a few utilities (proving my old-schoolness I've been shopping around audio recorders) things I've liked so far:
- Tap Tap Revenge: enough said
- Bridges Puzzle: I got this to play on the subway, but I've become strangely addicted...
- AIM: One of those things I didn't realize I was missing until I had it.
- Speed Dial: Blah blah, I could use my favorites.. but why would I when I can use pictures?
Better than staring into space:
- Zen Garden: Same people as those who made Bridges (peerium inc) ... also looks innocent enough, but is hard to put down
Monkey Ball - bought it but hated the controls
Radius - great release by a non corp! REALLY addictive
Aurora Feint - Amazing game and it's free!
Aim - terrible chat app, wish you didn't have to wait every time you sent a message.
I've spent quite a bit of money because this is what I was waiting for from Apple since the iPod Touch and iPhone came out
- Aurora Feint: Price - Free Great game overall...
- Chopper: Price - $7.99 I love the controls, loved this game on Mac.
- Enigmo: Price - $9.99 challenging, not exactly what I expected, Over-hyped
- Five Dice: Price - $3.99 a very good Yahtzee game, only thing lacking is multplayer (on one device or over WiFi
- Texas Hold'em (Apple): Price - $4.99 Pretty good Texas Hold'em game. Never tried the WiFi though.
- iDrops: Price - $0.99 Straight forward game, Same as Drops game that came out as a iPhone WebApps Sample.
- Imangi: Price - $3.99 Very cool word puzzle game.
- Moonlight Mahjong Lite: Price - Free Apparently its a demo however I think that it's full enough for me.
- Super Monkey Ball: Price - $9.99 Another Over hyped app. Bad controls.
- Scrabble: Price - $9.99 A very good scrabble game however no difficulty setting. The Computer uses words that humans would never use. I didn't even know half existed and I'm a college student who I'd say has a pretty vast vocabulary.
- Sudoku (EA): Price - $7.99 I had this app for iPod Video and I thought the Port was nicely done. No complaints especially at the lower price.
- Tap Tap Revenge: Price - Free Pretty Good, some pretty bad songs, I play without headphones.
- Tetris: Price - $9.99 I had the Tetris app for iPod Video as well and This version is WAY Better. I recommend getting this if you like tetris. Controls are perfect.
- Vay: Price -$4.99 A very good RPG for iPhone. I hope more RPGs come out soon!
- AIM: Price - Free Works fairly well, I havn't actually used it once though other than just to test it. Push Notifications would be good once that comes out. I'd perfer something like a Meebo Chat client for iPhone, that'd be far better since AIM is not my most used chat program.
- Facebook: Price - Free Works very well, a tad bit easier than the WebApp.
- Myspace: Price - Free About the same as facebook however it just doesn't flow as nicely.
- Pandora Radio: Price - Free Pretty nice music finding app. Plays music you like and some you may like.
- Stanza: Price - Free Probably the best Free eBook program. Has many of the stand-alone eBooks that are in the appstore available free for download. You can also add your own as long as you have a mac.
- Remote: Price - Free Use your iPhone/iPod Touch as a remote for your Computer's iTunes. Works very well.
- Tuner: Price - $5.99 This is probably the best Radio Program for iPhone on the appstore now. It allows you to add custom pls and m3u streams so you can add your favorite local radio stations too (if streams available) I got it to listen to BBC World Service over my local NPR station and hopefully once BBC figures out to allow m3u or pls streams from them then I'll be able to listen to 24/7 BBC World Service.
If anyone has any questions about any of these apps feel free to pm me or email me or whatever.
I love scrabble and play and I most definitely get my but handed to me on most occasions.
Instead of Quick Play try the Custom(I think that's what it is called
you can choose a difficulty in there (easy,normal,hard) I don't know if it carries over to the quick play but I haven't noticed the difference
Yea I just noticed that. It'd be nice if there was a menu on the quick play as well that asked what difficulty you'd want.
Remote, Monkey Ball, Cro-Mag rally, Comic Touch, BeatMaker.
<deep breath> Downloaded loads
1st page: (App name, cost, my rating, description)
Units, free, 5/5, best free conversion app i think
Bloomberg, free, 5/5, great replacement for Stocks
HK Weather, free, 5/5, All the info needed for HK's weather
Calc, free, 4/5, not the 1st party one - this has full history of calculations to review
YouNote, free, 4/5, multi-input note taking app
1Password, free, 4/5, password manager even better when sync'd to $40 desktop app
Smarttime, free for limited time, 4/5, very slick Calendar & ToDo app
EasyTaskManager, free, 4/5, GTD task organiser with free online sync/backup
PanoLab, free, 3/5, stitch multi photos into panoramic view
Wikipanion, free, 3/5, iPhone-formatted Wiki but online-only
Epocrates Rx, free, 3/5, medicine identifier
Facebook, free, 5/5, I seem to use this more than desktop facebook now
Google, free, 3/5, can search both web AND iPhone contents, but not used much
FastContacts, was free now $1.99, 3/5, easily filters for upcoming events, friends within vicinity, etc
iFooty, free, 3/5, English Premiership news updates
Stanza, free, 4/5, offline e-book reader
NetNewsWire, free,3/5, RSS reader
iKana, $7.99, 5/5, learning how to read, listen and write basic japanese characters
HiKaChan Hirigana, $2.99, 4/5, suggestions for easily remembering jap characters
HiKiChan Katagana, $2.99, 4/5, Ditto
Lonely Planet Japanese, $9.99, 5/5, Travellers phrasebook with spoken words
Lonely Planet Mandarin, free, 5/5, Travellers phrasebook with spoken words
AirSharing, free now $6.99, 5/5, offline documents viewer, transfer via wifi
Exposure, free, 3/5, view your Flickr albums, and others Flickr photos of proximity
Remote, free, 5/5, control your iTunes via two-way remote
Simplify, free, 5/5, remotely access your iTunes music via wifi and EDGE anywhere in the world
Shazam, free, 5/5, song identifier by 'listening' to the music for 10secs
Midomi, free, 4/5, song identifier by 'listening' to the music, your humming or lyrics
FStream, free, 5/5, plays online radio very well, can input local HK stations
FlyCast, free, 3/5, Another web radio app (Can't use Pandora in HK) :'(
QuizTunes, free, 3/5, online quiz testing your knowledge of all kinds of music
Locly, free, 3/5, search for xyz locally around you
Star Wars Force Unleashed, $9.99, 5/5, short-lived but pretty good interactive story
Spore Origins, $9.99, 4/5, pretty good esp when 'evolving' with new features
SuperMonkeyBall, $9.99, 5/5, its Monkeyball! Super sensitive, but good fun
Brain Challenge, $9.99, 5/5, very polished NDS Brain Age competitor
Enigmo, $9.99 now $1.99, 5/5, amazing particle physics puzzler
Aqua Forest, free till Oct 12th, 4/5, another Physics-based puzzler with freestyle mode
Trism, $2.99, 5/5, really addictive and easy to play puzzler completely uses iPhone functionality
Moto Chaser, $0.99, 3/5, fast racer, but after a while seems abit limited
Texas Hold Em, $4.99, 5/5, excellent poker game, plays differently in portrait and landscape modes
Motion X Poker, $0.99, 5/5, enthralling dice motion and great game to boot
Koi Pond, $0.99, 5/5, Water and fish simulation thats actually calming and relaxing
Expando, $0.99, 5/5, fun and simple gameplay to expand balls to fill 70% of screen
Hanoi Plus, $0.99, 3/5, just bought it to prove I could finish off 10 layers of stones. And I did.
Virtual Conquest, $2.99, 4/5, Just to play RISK again, update has better AI
My football, $1.99, 5/5, displays live data on games on practically every league, fixtures, etc
The Classic - Human Bridge, free, 4/5, great nostalgia on the classic Game'n'Watch games
Galcon Lite, free, 5/5, great simple but fun RTS
Toy Bot Diaries, free, 5/5, latest update fixed sound problem and is pretty good physics-based platformer
Blue Skies Lite, free, 4/5, quite good fun scrolling shooter
Puzzloop free, free, 3/5, looks and plays like Zuma, but firing method is mostly obscured by the finger
Tap Tap Revolution, free, 5/5, DDR-like game, with good music elevates it to great status
DizzyBee Free, free, 4/5, gravity-based game rotating the gameboard to let the bee rescue and escape
Firedrop, free, 4/5, burn matching patterned boxes, to clear the gameboard. Excellent fun
Colourblind, free, 2/5, interesting to see how colour blind one is, but really its more hit n miss.
Fireworks, free, 3/5, fire off your own fireworks display
Cannon Challenge, free, 5/5, calculate trajectory of tank shells in parabolic arc over mountains
Othello, free, 4/5, challenging game thats simple to learn but really quite hard to win on hard
Cubes Lite, free, 3/5, imagine Rubiks Cube but having to match colours to remove them
EyePhone, free, 5/5, your own personal eye test, including colour blindness!
Space Monkey, free, N/A, not even tried yet!
iBowl, free, 4/5, Wii-like bowling
iGolf, free, 4/5, Wii-like golf swinging
6th page (still reading this???):
Ambiance, $0.99, 5/5, large selection of ambient noises to relax in, or fall asleep to. Actually effective.
Relax, free now $2.99, 4/5, not as many sounds as Ambience, but has high-res visuals
Earth3D, free, 3/5, relaxing to watch earth rotate around the sun and moon in 3D
Mocha VNC, free, 4/5, ability to remote desktop to Mac OSX
Mocha RDP, free, 4/5, ability to remote desktop to WinXP
A Personal Assistant, free, 2/5, permit app to login to online accounts like banks or air miles to instantly see details. Seems to only work for HK banks, but am concerned about personal data privacy.
Dual Level, free, 3/5, spirit level for spotting uneven surfaces
DecibelMeter, free, 4/5, probably not accurate but fun to see how loud your neighbours are!
CompassFree, free, 4/5, identify North correctly when the sun is out
SpeedTest, free, 3/5, basic network data transfer test over the air
Fring, free, N/A, not tried yet, but looking forward to setting up Skype over wifi
Lightsaber Unleashed, free, 2/5, unleash your inner geek but still looking rather foolish
Stone of Destiny, $0.99, 2/5, looks very pretty, but basically just "find the hidden item"
Still plenty more games and apps I wanna get, but have to budget myself!
That's 56 free apps and 20 paid apps! I've been keeping the HK App Store busy!