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I’ve been using an iPhone for 3 1/2 years. I’m not of the sort that installs or purchases a lot of applications – but I have tried out a few over the years and some have stuck. They’ve stuck so well that I use them on a daily basis.
Here is a list of the applications that I use every single day.
- Camera – This may seem like a no-brainer but I use the camera application every single day. I do not have a point and shoot camera. I have an iPhone 4.
- Echofon – I use Twitter pretty heavily and my application of choice on the iPhone is Echofon. It has nearly every feature I could want – drafts, location, good searches, etc.
- Dropbox – Quite simply one of the best services to launch in the last few years. Sync files between just about everything over the web instantly.
- Facebook – I don’t do much with this app except check to see if anyone has commented on my status. But I check that at least a few times a day.
- iPod – I’m subscribed to a few podcasts (see 5by5, Fresh Air) and have about 2Gb worth of music for my weekly commute to work.
- Messages – With the original iPhone I didn’t SMS too often. With the iPhone 4 and being able to send MMS messages (images/video) I use it quite frequently. Actually, I’m surprised how often I send MMS.
- Mail – For all of my emailing needs.
- Clock – It has waken me up every morning for 3 1/2 years.
Here is a list of the applications that I use now and then, but have found a place on my iPhone and still recommend.
- Mapquest – Turn-by-turn directions right through my car’s stereo for free. Not as nice as Google Maps but Google Maps doesn’t offer turn-by-turn on the iPhone.
- Weightbot – Extremely simple weight tracking application. No frills. No social. Just stats.
- Square – I’ve yet to use this for any really good reason. But, it is nice to have.
- Angry Birds – Want to waste hours and hours? Get this game. Its great.
- Simplenote – Great way to sync notes back and forth between iPhone/iPad/Mac/Pc.
- Reeder app – Now that I have an iPad I don’t use this too often on the iPhone but it is still worthy of honorable mention for those that don’t have an iPad yet.
- Dictionary – I use this more often than I care to admit. But it is very handy.
- Instapaper – Like Reeder app – I use this on my iPad far more than on my iPhone. But if I only had an iPhone I’d use it all the time.
Like I said, I don’t have a ton of applications. I’ve seen other iPhone users with 9 home screens full of folders full of applications. Hundreds of applications installed on a single phone. That isn’t how I roll I suppose.
Next up, iPad applications that I use most.