My Most Used Apps

Jun 23, 2011
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My most used apps differ slightly from what I feel are “the best” apps. But there are so many, I would have to break it down by category. This list is just to show the apps that I use regularly on a daily basis.

Twitter

As a community manager, I prefer Hootsuite, but I don’t spend much time working from my phone – shocker. So when I’m checking in on my personal accounts, I prefer the Twitter app. It’s simple, clean and offers a surprising amount of functionality.

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Boxcar

Boxcar aggregates all of your notifications. You can sync a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Voice, etc. and receive a push notification whenever mentioned, receive a comment, etc.

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TeuxDeux

Aside from the default calendar that comes with the iPhone, I really like the simplicity of TeuxDeux. It’s a great way to stay focused on your to-do list, without any bells and whistles to distract you. Just put in your task and be on your way. If you prefer categorization, notes and context, this app isn’t for you.

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Instagram

It makes my pictures look better. Plus, there’s a sweet plugin for WordPress so your blog readers can view your Instagram feed.

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Discovr Apps – discover new apps

This is a new addition, but I’ve been checking it every day since I downloaded it. Either search for an app or choose from the recommended options. A handful of related apps will sprout from that app. If you tap any of those apps, more related apps will appear. In the end, you have a giant interactive app tree that shows you the relationships between different applications.

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Shazam – Discover music, artists, videos & lyrics

I ended up purchasing the $5.99 lifetime upgrade to Encore because I used it so much – without it, you’re limited to a set number of searches every month. I use it in the car, while watching TV and even while in Starbucks. My music selection would be sad without it.

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iBooks

So this is a mix between iPhone and iPad. I do a lot of reading on my iPad while traveling, but I download one book at a time on my iPhone. Every day at lunch I read a few pages.

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Netflix

I manage my queue from my iPhone, but do a majority of my viewing from my iPad. I would say that Netflix is, without a doubt, the most used app on my iPad.

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Adobe Ideas

This is another iPad app. I love to doodle and draw stick figure stories to go along with my blog posts and this apps lets me do that. Drawing with your finger is fun, but I eventually bought a stylus since I spend so much time drawing. It’s easy to use, but offers a lot of customization to the serious artists out there.

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iFlash4

A flashlight? Seriously? I’m serious. The genius who designed my apartment put the light switch all the way in the kitchen. So when I come home at night, I have to walk through a dark apartment. This app utilizes the flash from the camera and provides a very bright light – also great for people out walking at night. And the on/off sound effects kind of make me happy.

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