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Aug 26, 2009: iPhone apps: what you suggested

My first iPhone arrived about three weeks ago. I say first because, given my experience with the quality of Apple hardware, I'm sure I'll be replacing it before too long.

Durability fears aside, it's really been a joy. I won't rehash what's been said often and better, but I'll attest that perhaps its greatest strength is as a device for coping with waiting. I was at the local package shipper yesterday, and waited for almost 20 minutes as the clerk futzed with a horrible Fedex interface, trying to massage an odd hyphen into the middle of a building number. Normally this would drive me nuts. But no worries; I checked my mail, exercised my brain with a game of Word Warp, and wasted a few minutes in Tweetdeck. I've certainly had less productive 20 minute segments.

So maybe we should reclassify this device as a blood pressure manager? That'd be nice; then I could pay for it tax-free from my Health Savings Account.

Oh, the apps. I'd tweeted for suggestions for apps to download. Here's what you suggested (and many thanks to all of you who helped!):

  • Drop (7)
  • EverNote (4)
  • Shazam (3)
  • Things (3)
  • ExitStrategy (2)
  • FlightControl (2)
  • Yelp (2)
  • 1Password
  • Amazon
  • Are My Sites Up
  • Bibot
  • Bloom
  • Byline
  • Constitution
  • Eucalyptus
  • Expert Soduko
  • Fandango
  • Foursquare
  • GA
  • Heart Monitor
  • IM+
  • InstaPaper
  • irentmovie
  • iSSH
  • KoiPond
  • Melodica
  • Mint
  • MLB.com
  • NewsAddict
  • Ocarina
  • Pandora
  • Pandora
  • Peggle
  • Pocket Universe
  • Public Radio Player
  • QuickDraw
  • Quordy
  • Radio Paradise
  • Ragdoll Blaster
  • Remote
  • Rowmote
  • SimpleMind
  • Slugger
  • SolFree
  • Sticher
  • Tipulator
  • touchcalc
  • TouchTerm
  • TruPhone
  • TweetDeck
  • WeatherChannel
  • WhatTheFont
  • WHOA?
  • Wikipanion
  • WriteRoom
  • WunderRadio
  • Zenbe lists

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