With over 50,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best ones.Best iPhone Apps guides the way, shining theWith over 50,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine -- and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best ones.Best iPhone Apps guides the way, shining the light on over 200 gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. Author Josh Clark stress-tested thousands of titles from the App Store emporium to hand-pick apps that will make the biggest difference in every aspect of your life: at work, on the town, at play, at home, and on the road. Capitalize on your time with genius productivity apps, or fritter it away with deliriously fun games. However you use your iPhone or iPod Touch, Best iPhone Apps shows you how to unlock its full potential and make the most of your glossy gadget. Apps to Help You:Get stuff doneConnect with friendsPlay gamesJuggle documentsExplore what's nearbyGet in shapeTravel the worldFind new musicDine outManage your money ...and much more!...
|Title||:||Best Iphone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders|
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Best Iphone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders Reviews
Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read this Book: I was browsing the selections on NetGalley when I came across this book. I have an iPod Touch so I thought it would be a great book to read. At first, I tried uploading it to my Kindle, however, this is not a Kindle-friendly read. This book is best display on paper or on your computer, either way – in color. So I read the book on my computer. I usually don’t read books on my computer but this was a pretty fast read.What I Liked: I liked the way the book is organized. The book is divided into sections:-At Work-On the Town-At Leisure-At Play-At Home-On the Road-For Your HealthAnd then there are categories within each of those sections. For example, in the At Work section you’ll find the following categories:-To-Do Lists-Tracking Big Goals-Remembering Stuff-Tracking Time-Tracking Packages-Working the Web-Brainstorming-Shutting Out Noise-Offbeat InspirationFor each app that is listed, the author gives you the app name, price for the app, version of the app and the app creator. Paid apps as well as free apps are listed. The author picks a Best App for each category, with a few apps getting an honorable mention. There is even a Best App for Elvis Sightings! (Who knew there was even an app for Elvis sightings?!!) Here are a few Best Apps mentioned in the book that I use on my iPod Touch:Stanza – Best App for reading books. The Kindle App got an honorable mention. Before I got my Kindle 2, I used both of these apps. I haven’t used either of these apps lately but I still have them on my iPod Touch.Twitterrific – Best App for Twitter. I agree! I’ve tried lots of Twitter apps and this is the only one I’ve stuck with. Twitter now has its own app (not mentioned in the book because it’s a fairly new app) which I only use when Twitterrific is on the fritz. But Twitterrific remains to be my main, go-to app for Twitter. Twitterrific has done a very shady tactic by no longer supporting their current version. They have come out with version 3 but have taken away all the perks, which you are now required to pay for. I am now going with Echofon Tweetbot.Mint.com – Best App for checking your finances. I use this app all the time!Here’s one app that won Best App that I disagree with:Wikipanion Plus – Best App for browsing Wikipedia. What?!! And it’s $4.99! I am not sure when the official Wikipedia app came out but that’s the one I use. And it’s free – Bonus!What I Didn’t Like: The screen shots of the apps in the PDF copy of the book I had were blurry. I assume (and hope) that this is only a problem with the PDF file and is not a problem with the bound version.This book was outdated the day it was published. Technology is extremely fast-paced and there are hundreds of new apps that come out each week. To paint you a picture, check out these stats I found on Wikipedia and from Steve Job’s 9/1/2010 Keynote:55,000 - Number of available apps on iTunes on 7/11/2009 (2 days after the book was released) [Wikipedia]250,000 - Number of available apps as of 9/1/2010 [Keynote]That’s 195,000 new apps that have come out in a little over a year since this book was published!Overall Impression: I think it would be better to have this type of information available on a website as opposed to a book. I cannot justify spending $9.99+ on this book only to have it be outdated as soon as it hits the shelves. Was this book helpful? Yes, it was. But it’s best to get this one from the library.
One of those books with a limited lifespan. Split by categories, you get the 'Best of' (some categories are a bit silly). Found some nice surprises in there.It will be fun, in twenty years time, to look back at this.
It's six year since print date. This was large part for my less than pleased outcome. Just didn't work for me. Nicely organized and pictures/ screen shots were okay. Nothing else to say, except its six year for its print for old technology. At any rate, I would recommend something for more up to date.
This is a good, plain old information book that will save you a lot of time picking out apps if you just got an iPhone. I'd get it real soon though, since the material will become dated really quickly.
Nice selection, but it needed way more free app choices.