Updated September 2013
Here is an updated listing, semi-categorized, of iOS iPhone apps I’m using on my iPhone 5. I’ve had it now for just over six months and I have really jumped on the value and convenience it and the applications have provided me. Don’t know how I lived without a smart-phone for so long.
All links will be to the iTunes App Store page unless otherwise noted. I’ve updated the permanent link on the sidebar under “Claus’s Toolbox”.
I’m only listing Apps that I use (or plan to purchase relatively soon for use). This post is for me to self-reference and primarily be a way to recommend/share Apps with the few family and friends who have iPhone discussions with me.
A mini price-range key:
- free = free. May or may not be ad-supported. That said, if it is ad-supported or pop-up in-app notifications to upgrade to a paid-version are too annoying or obtrusive, the app is deleted.
- $ = $.99 to $2.99 range.
- $$ = $3 to $7.99 range.
- $$$ = $8 to $9.99 range
- $$$$ = over $9.99
Note that when posted, some apps may be on a special pricing discount for holiday or promotions. I’ll try to keep an eye on things but it’s only a rough guide.
“Default” apps that come installed/bundled with the iOS don’t get listed.
I have a few great Apps I won’t list for privacy reasons; banking/insurance/shipping/specific shopping/vendors, etc. Just because you don’t see those listed, doesn’t mean I don’t use them.
Finally, just because all these apps fit on and run on my iPhone 5 (64 GB), currently iOS 6.0.2, doesn’t mean they will all fit on your own iPhone.
Finally, I don’t know the impact iOS 7 will have on this list. I generally/guardedly like what I am seeing and hearing on iOS 7 but time will tell.
Here’s the list.
- Reeder - free (for now) though I gladly and joyously paid $ for it a few months ago before it became free. Now supports “standalone” RSS feeds rather than one of many supported on-line RSS services. The addition of that feature makes it my #1 Valca-cool app of awesomeness. Power to the People! You are brilliant and you are the master, Mr. Silvio Rizzi! You are a Rock Star for adding that feature! Enough said.
- Chrome - free
- Gmail - free
- Google Maps - free
- MiniKeePass - free
- Naturespace - free/in-app $ (and I purchase a LOT of these tracks)
- Wave Alarm - free (note I sprung for the in-app $ paid version). Wakes me up every day!
- Wave Timer - free (note I sprung for the in-app $ paid version)
- Agenda Calendar - $ - my core calendar app; supports reminders. Hard to view upcoming scheduled events at a glance
- Fantastical - $$ - I love the at a glance calendar event layout view (missing in Agenda) but lack of reminder support is serious. -2 on the scoring. Still becoming friends with this app.
- Clear - $
- Due - $$
- Easy Note + To Do - $
- Grocery List - Buy Me a Pie! - $
- Weather Underground - free - (I paid $ for a 1-year in-app removal of ads) “realtime” radar data map display makes this app priceless to me! + it comes with lots of tropical weather (hurricane) tools and links so I may not need to purchase a hurricane-specific app.
- WeatherMap+ - $ - Super cool forecast data projections. Awesomeness!
- The Weather Channel® Max - $$
- NOAA Hi-Def Radar - $ - beautiful image quality but radar data lags from several to +5 min behind current time. I want near real-time radar data please!
- Adobe Reader for iPhone - free
- Byword - $
- Documents by Readdle - free - I love I can connect wirelessly between PC and iPhone for document transfers.
- Google Translate - free
- Kindle - free
- Deep Whois - free
- Emerald Time - free
- Fing - Network Scanner - free
- Mocha iSys - free
- Mocha VNC for iPhone - $$
- IPv4 Subnet Calculator - $
- Network Ping Lite - free
- Networking Toolkit - free
- Nice Trace - traceroute - $
- Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test - free
- TeamViewer HD for Remote Control - free - (note seems to work best on the remote system with an installed version of TeamViewer rather than TeamViewer Portable…maybe that was just me…)
- ABC Player - free
- CBS - free
- ESPN College Football - free - (requires free account registration. What can I say. I love college football.)
- ESPN ScoreCenter - free - (using again after registering for free account).
- KUHF News/Classical 91.7 - free
- NBC - free
- NPR Music - free
- NPR News - free
- Pandora Radio - free/$$-subscription
- PBS - free
- PRI - free
- Science Friday - free
- SomaFM Radio Player - $$
- TED - free
- TV.com - free
- Vimeo - free
- XFINITY™ TV Player - free/requires Xfinity customer account
- YouTube - free
- The Masters Golf Tournament - free
- Teslameter 11th - $ - cheap EMF/magnetometer detector.
- Converter Plus - free
- Decibel 10th - free
- DuckDuckGo Search & Stories - free
- Find My iPhone - free
- How to Cook Everything Essentials - free
- iHandy Carpenter - $
- Spyglass -$$
- Survival Guide - free
- 7 Minute Workout - free
- 7 Minute Workout “Seven” with High Intensity Interval Training Challenge - free
- iHikeGPS - $$
- Learn German: Babbel - free
- Mind - free
These are the primary “hardware” items I use (or will be using) with my iPhone. Note: Price rating system suspended here. Do the research if you are curious.
- Bluetooth Headset, Jabra WAVE - Got this in lieu of a Jawbone ERA. The reviews were good but the two factors that really sold me on this replacement headset for my battered Jawbone were the ability to connect/pair it to TWO iPhones at once (I now carry two, one from work and one is my personal) so hands-free car-driving is a joy again…and the fit around my ear due to the design means it stays fast and put when I am working and playing…no sag like the Jawbone ear loop does after a while. Highly Valca recommended device. Call quality is quite good (my own experience and feedback from family/friends on the far end).
- Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Speaker - Christmas present from Lavie. GSD post: It just has to be bigger on the inside…
- Lightning Digital AV Adapter - Lightning to HDMI - Apple Store (U.S.) - Hey Mom, seen movie (insert title here) yet? Nope? Want to watch it right now off my iPhone on your HDMI TV? Great! Let’s go!
- Jawbone (version 2) - (obtained back in 2008) - still running strong, though highly battered. Now retired but still works in a pinch.
These are apps that I previously had on my iPhone but later upgraded to purchased versions and/or removed to make way for another/different version of the same app function. They are still highly recommended.
- Byline - $ - dropped for now as they don’t support “standalone” RSS feed reading and Google Reader has gone bye-bye which is what I used with it for feed reading.
- Commander Compass Lite - free
- iHandy Level Free - free
- Mocha VNC Lite - free
- MapQuest - free
- MyRadar Weather Radar - free
- Alarm Clock - ZenAwake - $
- Mailbox - free
- Hurricane Tracker - $
- Hurricane - $
- iFileExpress - free
- Documents To Go - $$$
- Photo Manager Pro - $
Hope you find this helpful.