Favorite NON-Music App?

Jon

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We know all about the radio/music apps. But there are quite a few non-music apps I find useful. My favorite of all of them is the Weather Channel app. It gives your local forecast, doppler weather radar for your area, and even a video 'local on the 8s' forecast on demand.

My other favorite is an app called 'CheapGas' which is powered by gasbuddy. It determines your location and gives you the lowest prices near where you are at.

What's yours?
 

mrpacs

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Tough one to call.

App's that I sue on a daily basis:

Say Who Lite
SlyDial
White Pages
Zenbe
Intelliscreen
SBSettings
 

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Fairfax Radio - audi news from a radio network in Australia, updated every half hour

Aviation weather

Australian Weather

ebay
 

Jon

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I'll add another one to the list. Called 'Take me to my car.' Basically it works if you park at the airport, or any other place that has massive amounts of parking lot spaces, you press a button to set a GPS coordinate where you are standing. Then when you are ready to come back to your car, you just hit 'Get Route' and it will lead you right to the place you parked, and give you directions to get there. I park at a downtown campus 2 nights a week and this app has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.
 

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I'll add another one to the list. Called 'Take me to my car.' Basically it works if you park at the airport, or any other place that has massive amounts of parking lot spaces, you press a button to set a GPS coordinate where you are standing. Then when you are ready to come back to your car, you just hit 'Get Route' and it will lead you right to the place you parked, and give you directions to get there. I park at a downtown campus 2 nights a week and this app has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

How accurate is it?
 

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I tend to use the free "Jacks or Better" a lot.

I have a lot that I do not use.

I remember reading somewhere that something along the line of 75%-80% of downloaded free apps on the iPhone/iPod Touch are not used beyond 30 days of their installation. That's a pretty surprising statistic. I guess that more or less means the free stuff is crap. I think most of the paid apps are crap too. There are probably 10 or so apps that are actually worth anything.
 

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I remember reading somewhere that something along the line of 75%-80% of downloaded free apps on the iPhone/iPod Touch are not used beyond 30 days of their installation. That's a pretty surprising statistic. I guess that more or less means the free stuff is crap. I think most of the paid apps are crap too. There are probably 10 or so apps that are actually worth anything.

I use pretty much all the apps I have, some all the time, some not. I don't keep anything I don't or can't use. Paid for or not.
 

limegrass69

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Me too. I just find it interesting that there is not too much that gets beyond the "oh wow...look what my iPhone can do...now let me delete this piece of crap."
 

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I remember reading somewhere that something along the line of 75%-80% of downloaded free apps on the iPhone/iPod Touch are not used beyond 30 days of their installation. That's a pretty surprising statistic. I guess that more or less means the free stuff is crap. I think most of the paid apps are crap too. There are probably 10 or so apps that are actually worth anything.

This is so true. I just deleted maybe 8 last night. Most sound good until you get them on your phone, use them for a few days, then forget them.
 

limegrass69

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This is so true. I just deleted maybe 8 last night. Most sound good until you get them on your phone, use them for a few days, then forget them.

Two apps I'd put in that category would be the bowling game and the labyrinth game where you roll the little ball around the maze.
 

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Revised list: MLB At Bat, Amazon Kindle, Twitterfon, Weather Channel, Classics (the book app that gets advertised on the iPhone commercials, I'm reading Alice In Wonderland now), EDIT: I'll add Stitcher Radio to the list. I no longer have to download and sync podcasts, I can just get them On Demand through the stitcher app.
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