I will confess- I have 6 pages of apps, most of which I never use. Here are the ones I use the most:
- Safari – and my most used site is Google Reader – all of my browsing stems from there
- Mail – while it has it’s shortcomings – I communicate mostly with the iPhone’s mail app. It’s great – except if you have more than 1 mailbox. Then it kinda sucks. A simple fix, but not one that has
- Phone – eh. Lot’s to like, hate the network though. NYC is fine, LI is hit or miss.
- Amazon Kindle – I read a lot. First I used Stanza, but their purchasing process was tough, though the app itself was nicer (more options, etc.). Amazon is going to sell a boatload of books thru here – purchase on the computer, immediately shows up on the phone. Loads quickly and easily, and is very legible (for me).
- Weather Channel – love this app. It has replaced my local news for weather forecast – can check within 30 seconds the weather for the day – plus constantly update video forecasts (and recently updated for live radar maps)
- Card Shark solitaire – easy to play on the subway, mindless classic entertainment.
- Touch Tennis – for some reason, I love tennis games (see: Wii Tennis). This one is about as good as it gets in terms of leveraging the iPhone’s unique control characteristics
- WordPress for iPhone (website admin) – As a matter if fact, I actually wrote this post on my phone. Gives me access to create and edit articles, approve comments, etc.
That’s really it. All other apps are used rarely (including oddly enough the New York Tmes app - mostly because it’s so god-damn slow).
I have a bunch of other apps that I rarely use, so I may do another app store post at some point in the future.
- Amazon Kindle books coming to cell phones? (news.cnet.com)
- Amazon Releases a Kindle App for the iPhone!?! (thenextweb.com)
- Kindle is not the best iPhone e-reader (news.cnet.com)
- First Impressions of Kindle on iPhone [Mossblog] (mossblog.allthingsd.com)
- Is Stanza a threat to the Kindle or an ode? (kindleville.blogspot.com)