A List of My Most Interesting iPhone Applications

  • WeatherBug – The best weather app I’ve found with good radar however WeatherUnderground has the best “mobile” web page for weather at the moment (ie: no need to download an app).
  • FourSquare – Where are you? Where are your friends?
  • RadarScope – Collection of weather radar views from the NWS
  • Google – Pretty good voice search so you can do that while you are driving and still keep your eyes on the road.
  • Words With Friends (Free) – A Scrabble game you can play with your friends who also have the app. (Not sure why Scrabble hasn’t sued them but anyway, it is good.
  • Twitter – Twitter client.
  • Bump – Transfer files between mobile devices via bluetooth after you bump the two devices together (and they have a cool domain name: http://bu.mp)
  • Shazam – Hear a song on the radio, hold up the app and it will tell you the name of the song, artist and links to iTunes, etc. to buy it.
  • SlingPlayer – Watch your TV at your house via a SlingBox connected to your home TV.
  • FlightTrack Pro – Connects to TripIt and alerts you when flights are delayed
  • SkyGrid – Top trending stories of the moment with multiple links to go read the details on the web
  • DoodleJump – Odd little game where you jump a bug up the rungs of a ladder except there is no ladder and it really isn’t a bug and you can shoot things and … etc.
  • Loopt (don’t really use this anymore but it is kind of like FourSquare but I keep it on my phone because my sister still uses it and she won’t switch to FourSquare)
  • CardStar – Transfer all of those little key fob membership cards from all of your favorite stores to an app and you can just show your phone instead of the card. It hasn’t worked for me yet anywhere I’ve tried it but one day it might. I don’t carry the cards with me anyway so maybe if it works…
  • Groupon – Deal of the Day
  • ColorSplash – Turn color photos into B&W photos, then color parts of them. Pretty cool.
  • Police Radio – Listen to the police scanner for most places around the country when the person who streams the channel has their site online. Monroe County, NY is offline more than it is online.
  • 1Password – I have no use for this app but I LOVE the browser / computer application and the app syncs so I just mainly use it as a backup for my passwords on my computer if that ever fails.
  • Shooger – Coupons
  • 2D Sense – Scan the QR and QC codes
  • Angry Birds – Game where you slingshot little angry birds at green turtles or some other little green animal.
  • Facebook – Social networking site that garners 15 minutes per day (or about 7 hrs per month) of the average user’s time. Not me.
  • MotionX GPS – A really nice GPS that I don’t use because I really only need a GPS on a boat and this just isn’t accurate enough yet so that I wouldn’t run into a dock or the shore.
  • HomeWeather – Links to my home weather station, CWOP DW3513 in Fairport, NY
  • iPatch – Mainly just to put a patch over Jonathan Biddle’s eye whenever I see a photo of him.
  • iHandy Level – I use this to tell when to stop cranking the lift on the front of my power boat so the water drains out the back when I put it away.
  • Kindle – Used to read books from Amazon.com
  • Buzz – Google’s version of Twitter
  • Navionics Lakes East – One day I’ll have a use for this detailed GPS mapping program
  • LinkedIn – One day I may need to get in touch with a contact from the past
  • LiveCams – A huge collection of video camera from all around the world.
  • NightCamera – I used to use this when I wanted to take a photo at night and they kept turning out blurry, this program would wait to snap the picture until when my hands stopped shaking.
  • Photogene – Sort of like Photoshop for a mobile phone.
  • PS Express – Photoshop for a mobile phone. Sort of like Photogene
  • QuakeWatch – Feel an earthquake? Use this app to see where it was and how strong it was.
  • RedLaser – Scan UPC codes and price compare and link to sites where you can get more product information
  • MouthOff – Characters say what you say with a funny mouth
  • Weber On the Grill – Grilling cheat sheet
  • Pandora – Streaming Internet Radio
  • Paper Toss – You have to be very bored to get into this game but basically it is throwing paper in a can with varying amounts of wind blowing across the room making accuracy random and difficult
  • RC Heli Gold – fly a remote control helicopter on your iPhone screen
  • Rowmote – Control your computer mouse from your iPhone and launch applications. I use this as a clicker when I’m presenting using Keynote or Powerpoint
  • Tipulator – Helps you calculate tips and splitting up bills when you are sharing the cost with a lot of other people
  • TripIt Pro – My travel agent when I’m on the road after I’ve planned everything out with my real travel agent
  • UpCode – Another 2D bar code and QR code reader
  • SpeedTest – How fast is your Internet connection?
  • StickWars LE – You have to play this game once. Let me know if you play it twice.
  • Trapster – Driving down the road, you can report police activity and view reports from others on the same.
  • Trulia – Get information on houses for sale via an interactive map or what is around you that is on the market
  • Urbanspoon – Restaurant search with a randomizer!
  • WindForecast – What is the wind going to be in a certain spot at some point in the future? Use this app.
  • WunderRadio – Streaming radio stations
  • EyeTV – Control your EyeTV if you have one and still use it.
  • Zillow.com – Really nice real estate information site.
  • Waze – Eat cupcakes while you are driving and score points. Help Waze map the United States in the process.
  • Whoppa – Keep track of the big fish you caught and see where others are catching them and what they are using for bait.