Sunday Scribbling this week asks an interesting question: What have you said yes to that changed your life?
Aside from the magical, “yes, I will marry you” I said 2 years ago, I think the 2nd best thing I agreed to recently was buying an iPhone and convincing my husband that Apple was, in fact, amazing and not evil.
Since we have gotten iPhones, we have both been taken over by the wonderful world of Apps. I love useful apps. I’m not a fan of just installing anything because it’s free or interesting if I won’t use it more than the one time. I will gladly pay money if it’s something I’ll use for a good amount of time. I love talking about apps, seeing what apps my friends have & like, I have compiled some of my favorites.
Luciana’s Favorite iPhone Apps, Edition 1
- Facebook (free)– because I’m addicted and love checking it from anywhere, anytime.
- Slacker Radio (free) – this is the best radio out there. It’s highly customizable. Not like Pandora, where you can choose exact artists to start with, but you “like” certain artists and songs as they appear and you can alter the frequency you hear these artists. You can also choose the popularity of the songs Slacker chooses for you. They have a lot of genres to pick from and give you plenty of regenerative “skips”. Comedy and movie scores are my current favorites. Very awesome for when I’m at work!
- Flight Control ($.99) – Best. Game. Ever. I highly recommend trying this game out. It’s simply guiding airplanes into the landing strip… it gets progressively harder, has a few maps to choose from and it’s very addicting.
- Catan ($4.99) – if you love the board game, you will love this app. It’s basically the game in it’s entirety, but on the phone. You can play with 2-3 AI’s or 2-3 other people. The only thing this game lacks is the ability to connect to other phones for multi-player – right now, you have to just pass the phone. I’m sure that change will be patched in time.
- BigOven (free) – this is a large recipe database. It is the best one I’ve found so far (that’s free). You can even put in some leftover foods and it will try to find a way to make them into a meal. If anyone knows of a better one, I’d like the info!
- Amazon (free) – I love buying things on Amazon.com and this app is just a smaller, faster version of the website.
- Sim City ($2.99) – I put this on the list because I know my husband loves it. He stays up until 4am playing this sometimes… It’s almost exactly like the PC game: build a city and make your little people happy.
I’ve been looking for a good g-free app, but that hasn’t been found yet. I’m always looking for another addicting game or handy app so let me know your favorites! Now, the question will be “yes or no?” to whether the app is worth our money or not!