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~my Top Ten iPhone Apps (so far)

I’ve tried a number of iPhone apps in the past week. So far, here are my favorites. Technically, some of them are Web Clips (e.g. Friendfeed, Hahlo) rather than full-blown apps. But I make no distinction between apps and web sites that are iPhone-optimized.

1. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D – This game makes me glad that I sold my PSP a couple of years ago. It showcases the iPhone as a solid gaming machine. The app is not free (price is $9.99) but you get what you pay for: a burst of adrenaline whenever you crave for a need for speed. The only downside? My wife keeps borrowing my iPhone to play the game.

2. Friendfeed – Friendfeed is my favorite social media app at the moment. You can see my FF activity here. The FF iPhone interface is perfect companion for FF junkies like me.

3. Hahlo 3.1 – I’ve tried different apps for Twitter. Although Twitterific and Twinkle beat Hahlo when it comes to cool interface, I find Hahlo to be more functional and feature-complete, well except for photo snapshot integration.

4. Facebook – This is how mobile social networking apps on the iPhone should be done.

5. Evernote – Evernote is an amazing application that enable its users to use their computers, and especially the cloud, as an extension of their memory. The iPhone application makes it easier to tap your memory into total recall.

6. WordPress – I’m thinking of switching to WordPress soon so I’m testing out this app. Very solid.

7. Typepad – Very functional mobile blogging tool. But I find myself doing more micro-blogging (via Friendfeed and Twitter) than mobile blogging on my main blog.

8. Exposure – This app gives me instant access to my Flickr photos and Flickr contacts. Two billion photos in your pocket = Awesomeness.

9. Last.fm -  The best way to turn your iPhone into a radio. I’ve tried Pandora for iPhone, but I choose to ride with Last.fm because I already have an account – http://www.last.fm/user/c4chaos.

10. Shazam – Don’t want to get caught not knowing what song is playing in the background? This app is for you.

What about you? What’s your top ten iPhone apps so far?

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Comments (4)

  1. HPM wrote::

    iphone is super cool but i just can’t bring myself to go with AT&T.

    Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:33 am #
  2. ~C4Chaos wrote::

    i hear yah. but compared to other services (around the world), AT&T seems to have the best package (e.g. unlimited data plan).

    since i’ve been with AT&T anyway, it wasn’t a big change for me.

    ~C

    Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:44 am #
  3. Jon wrote::

    I tried to like Evernote on the iPhone but how can a note application be useful without the ability to edit? I’m back to using Evernote via desktop app and website.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm #
  4. ~C4Chaos wrote::

    Jon,

    good point on Evernote. maybe they should do something about that in the near future.

    but the snaphot note and voice recorder features are still cool to have on the iPhone. for me it makes up for that lack of note editing, at least for now.

    ~C

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm #