Thursday, July 29, 2010
10 Must Have iPhone Apps According to Kai Dupé
Dropbox is a great cloud service that automatically syncs a folder of files between multiple computers (Windows, Mac, or Linux) as well as your iPad. I use it to store all of my research files for my writing.
The iPhone is a great device for note-taking, and Evernote is a great note-taking app. It is similar to Dropbox in that it saves data locally but syncs it across all your machines and devices. I used this app extensively to take notes while my wife and I were house hunting in Houston.
3. Amazon Kindle
I love my Kindle digital book reader, and I am an even bigger fan of the Kindle iPhone app. Since it was released I’ve read a lot more books simply because my iPhone is always with me and I can pull it and read a few pages anytime I’ve got a couple minutes free. This app is even better on the iPad.
I am big fan of Tripit. It is the best app I’ve come across for managing travel plans. You simply forward your confirmation emails for your flights, hotels, rental cars, and more to Tripit and it automatically organizes them into trips with all your details and confirmation numbers. Fantastic!
5. TED Mobile
TED is a fascinating event that features a meeting of the minds of some of society’s thought leaders. The folks at TED took the videos from their conference and made them freely available on the Web. This app provides a great way to access the videos.
Pandora is a streaming “radio station” for the web. You simply search by an artist or song and it will create a mix based on that one piece of information.
There are plenty of to-do apps to choose from but I prefer Toodledo because of the solid interface and the fact that it can sync with the online service Toodledo.
8. U-verse TV
U-verse TV allows me to access the guide on my home TV from wherever I am. I can see what is playing, what I have scheduled to record, or decide to schedule a recording. I just used this app yesterday when I found out President Obama was scheduled to appear on The View this Thursday.
Recorder is a digital voice recorder that it always with you. The great part about this app is that you can download your recordings from an email link that it generates using a wi-fi connection and for a little extra money this app will actually record phone calls. This is great for conducting interviews. Now you have no need to carry around a digital recorder and the sound quality is decent.
10. Sirius XM Online
I love this application. This app gives me access to my XM Radio subscription, no matter where I am, and without having to have another specialized device. I am already paying for an satellite radio account, and this application allows me to listen to XM in my office, while working out or in my wife's van which is not equipped with XM.