Our family has made its way through intense, short-lived family fads with all kinds of iPhone and iPad apps. Angry Birds, Tiny Wings, Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump, Pictureka ... you name it, we've all gotten excited about it for a week at a time before fickly moving on to whatever is newer and more exciting. :) And you already know that I'm a Hipstamatic fan, because the photos appear here in suziebeezieland whenever I'm caught out with my phone but without my camera. I also regularly use such popular apps as Facebook and Fandango.
Here are a few others I use regularly, which have stood the test of time around here. :)
What are some of your favorite apps?
Cartolina allows you to send brief messages embellished with graphic designer Fiona Richards' really pretty artwork. The current version cost me $1.99 and has been updated for free regularly with lovely new graphics. The current app is unavailable for download between June 3 and June 13, but a new Cartolina app will be available on the 13th. I'm excited.
Weight Watchers Mobile
This app allows me to track my points while I'm on the go, and gives me access to the huge WW food database, as well as any custom info I've saved to my online WW account. It has been invaluable. The app is free to WW members.
This Bible app is so good that when I'm out and about, I frequently use it in lieu of carrying my Bible with me. The Browse feature is quick and easy. It's free. Also, I am in the process of using it to memorize Bible verses while I dry my hair in the morning. :) Drying my hair is a tedious chore that I hate, but is now more interesting since I've started propping my phone on the counter, open to the ESV. I know I could also have done that with my regular Bible, but I never thought to do it. :)
This is actually a pretty well-known app, but I'm just including it in case you have not heard of it. Despite its crass name, this is really a helpful little app: it lets you know when the lulls are going to occur in the movie you're watching, so that you can schedule your restroom breaks accordingly. I have only used it for big, blockbuster movies. I'm not sure what it considers a "lull" in smaller Indie films which some folks might consider "all lull". :D
Stack the States
This is a game Bob downloaded for Claire on his iPad, and which I later downloaded for her on my iPhone, because it was such a hit. She played through quickly and with great enthusiasm, and now knows more about U.S. geography than either Bob or I do. (I kid you not.) She followed this with Stack the Countries, and again, can fill in the names on a blank map, while Bob and I stare blankly. :) Stack the States is 99 cents, and Stack the Countries is $1.99. Money well spent.
The Realtor.com app can use your current location to tell you where Open Houses are close by, and then guide you there via GPS. You can also customize it to find Open Houses anywhere you'd like, as well as just browse homes for sale. Fun for a Sunday afternoon driving around nice neighborhoods, especially if you're nosy like I am. :) Free.
Pocket First Aid & CPR
I haven't had to use this, but I'm happy it's on my phone. Compassion International's Dan Wooley used the app to help himself survive when he was trapped in the Haiti earthquake. It has an emergency quick reference section for things like Adult & Child Choking, Bad Allergic Reaction, Bleeding, Heart Attack, Shock, Stroke, etc., and also has more in-depth information on many different first-aid-needed scenarios. Sometimes I read it recreationally when I'm having to sit around and wait for something, because I figure it can't hurt to have that info inside my head. :)