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Rebecca

I still do not have very many apps, so will be watching this thread eagerly but I thought I would mention the ones I am using the most.

The Google Reader app is proving a very useful way to read blogs in odd moments and the BBC iPlayer app is wonderful, I love being able to catch missed radio programmes so easily. Surprisingly I have yet to commit to a knitting app, I have looked around but not yet been convinced by one, I do wish there was a good Ravelry app.

The most expensive app I have acquired is the CoPilot navigation app, this turns my phone into a rather good SatNav, the perfect substitute for our recently broken unit and indeed I like it even more than TomTom. I recently tested it all the way to the bottom of Cornwall and back to Suffolk with a stop off in Bath, we had no problems at all. It does rather drain the battery though so some sort of in-car charger is a must.

I quite like my Yoga app, Deepak Chopra Yoga and my most recent healthy acquisition is iTreadmill which I use like a pedometer when dog walking/running.

The AroundMe app is good fun and could be extremely useful, your children will love watching you stand with your phone above your head turning around in a circle and then telling them the location of the nearest coffee/bank/retail therapy outlet... Similarly the Google Maps app can be very useful when walking around.

Hmmm, I see a pattern developing in my apps, it would seem I like to drive to strange cities, walk around a lot getting lost while listening to Radio 4 and then searching for the nearest coffee shop to recover.

Rebecca

Oh goodness, I apologise for taking up so much space, you prompted me to have a look at the gardening apps and there are some rather good ones out there, Landscapers Companion and Garden Pilot both look useful, a sort of RHS plant guide to hand.

Rosie

We haven't got an iPhone but our son has and I loved the one he showed his enchanted mother when he held it up to the night sky and it told you what all the stars were called! He, of course, has pages of Apps.

Alice (Cornflower fille)

I know there's a popular app involving irate feathered creatures, but I can't put my finger on it just now...

One might work the other way around and visit favourite books/knitting/art websites to see if they have any apps on offer, I suppose.

Oxslip

I can't get enough of Scrabble and when human competition is scarce (often) I play the computer, which is surprisingly fun.
Useful but boring are the National Rail app (also expensive), Tube Map and Skobbler to help my 2D brain in a 3D world.
Shazam is good fun (identifies music playing in the background, not sure how well it will do with classical) and BubbleWrap you've probably seen -good therapy
That's it for me, no game is better than Scrabble so I don't even look at them

sandpiper

I didn't buy the Scrabble app because it got bad reviews, particularly for the dictionary not being British English. I use Words with Friends instead.

My Twitter app of choice is Twitterific. Great once you know the double/triple-tap shortcuts.

The other apps I wouldn't be without:
AccuWeather - weather app (free with ads)
TiltShiftGen - fab photo app that lets you create arty effects on your photos
Files - lets you copy any file to your phone, most formats supported and readable.
Chirp - birdsong identifying app

Book apps I am still wavering about. I have too many - Stanza, eReader, Kindle, iBooks - but have not settled on one. I have only read short stories & a couple of light books on the phone, so I'm not really an expert on these apps yet.

What I would recommend if you have a list of your books in CSV format (I do, exported from LibraryThing), is the app CSV Touch, which is great for consulting your list of owned books when you're shopping. LibraryThing.com itself can offer this, of course, but not when you're in a shop with no phone signal! I have a particular problem with buying Margaret Atwood books multiple times - they keep changing the covers - so this helps me no end.

And if you want something to eat your time, try the Quiz Quiz Quiz app. Just *one* more go...

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