Recommended iPhone Apps for New Verizon Users - Part II
With a sudden influx of iPhone users enjoying their first weekend with their new smartphone, I suspect many will be spending a fair amount of time getting cozy with iTunes loading up on apps. Today, we pick up where we let off and dish out some of the best apps for you to consider for that shiny new device.
- This app is all over the social networks lately. With its quick and easy interface for dressing up pictures with filters, or just for sharing and tagging images taken by all of us amateur photographers, Instagram is a great free app to check out. A similar buzz-generating photo app is Hipstamatic ($1.99)
which takes things onto a whole new level with the ability to simulate the look and feel of classic cameras. This one's definitely worth a look if you're interested in photography as a hobby.
- One of the reasons I envy iPhone 4 users is the high quality still and video camera that come with the smartphone. Forget about megapixels as my Droid X may have better specs on paper. The truth is that the iPhone takes better pictures and higher quality videos, and with the retina display, those captures will look that much better. Add in some basic editing software, such as iMovie, and you've got a powerful little studio in the palm of your hand.
- I can't praise this app enough as I wrote in a post last year on how to potentially eliminate your flash drive
. Similar to Evernote, what really impresses me is the availability of the tool across platforms as Dropbox can be (and has been by this writer) installed on multiple computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, all allowing the same access to your online documents.
- I use Evernote as a key component in my quest for Inbox Zero and getting things done
. Whether storing notes on students, passwords, or dessert recipes, Evernote makes it very easy to capture and then sync all of your items. Overall, it's just a well-polished application that is available on nearly every platform just like Dropbox. This makes the tool readily accessible and you'll never be too far away from your notes with the iPhone app.
GoodReader ($2.99) Continued on the next page
- You would hardly think a PDF reader would make it into a recommended app list, not to mention one that is going to set you back a few bucks. However, there is something about GoodReader that has made it a popular download among both iPhone and iPad users alike. Perhaps, it's the multitude of features that the program offers, including annotations, markups, and highlights.