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    iSuggestions Sought: iPhone/iPod-Touch Apps and Accessories

    Hi fellow forum members! I recently acquired my first Apple product, an iPod Touch. I know from past discussions that there are many Apple fans here in the Tom Bihn forums. In this thread I am asking for suggestions regarding accessories and apps for my iPod-Touch. As KarlJ observed in another thread, I have never been to Macworld. I bet some of you have and many of you have great ideas for how to get the most out of an iPod Touch.

    To start things off, here is what I have so far:

    A USB wall socket adapter I got from Radio Shack some time back. Works fine, and I used it already to charge my iPod Touch. So, I can charge the iPod with the PC off.

    I re-purposed a leather zipper grip from a Dayrunner planner to serve as a wrap for my earbuds cord.

    I have the I Heart Radio, SHOUTcast, Pandora, Facebook, Twitterific, all of which were free. I did pay for TuneIn TRadio and so far I like it. I came aware of it because I am a RadioTime Premium customer.

    What does everyone use for apps and what accessories have you found useful?

    Thanks all for your help and participation in this thread!
    Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
    Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
    " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

    #2
    Okay, in answer to the original thread, if I understood correctly, you might be looking for something that can be carried with a lanyard like the Tom Bihn Passport Pouch? If that's the case (pun), you might consider something like the Golla Raft Pouch.

    Just off the top of my head, a few websites you will want to punch in from time to time for your accessoriy ideas include:

    everythingiCafe (both the store and the blog)
    Griffin Technology
    Case-Mate (a good place to shop, but can usually find what they have for less elsewhere)

    BindApple sometimes has some pretty good reviews of various things.

    That should get you started. Enjoy your new toy!
    Karl

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      #3
      Here are some of the apps I have on mine:

      NYTimes
      USA Today
      RSSRunner (RSS feeds)
      Weather Channel
      Yahoo
      Skype
      Amazon
      Kindle
      Stanza
      My banks and brokers have apps
      Citysearch
      Yelp
      SitorSquat
      Expedia
      Kayak
      Travelocity
      Where
      Flightaware
      Google Earth
      ESPN
      CNBC
      MSNBC
      Ebay
      Craigslist
      AOL Radio
      Starbucks
      Wikipedia
      Bing
      Currency Converter
      Some games
      Flashlight
      lots of local news
      International news apps
      International train apps

      All the above are free.
      Editor--One Bag, One World: News, Reviews & Community for Light Travelers.

      Aeronaut(2), Tri-Star(2) Cadet , Large Cafe Bag, Travel Tray, Travel Money Belt, Absolute Straps(3), Side Effect, Clear Quarter Packing Cubes (2), 3D Organizer Cubes (4), Aeronaut & Tri-Star Packing Cubes, Clear Organizer Wallet, numerous Organizer Pouches,, Guardian Dual Function Light, Vertical Netbook Cache, Nexus 7 Cache, RFID Passport Pouch, numerous Key Straps.

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        #4
        Here's some of my favorite iPhone apps:

        Tweetie
        Bank Of America
        ShopShop - supposed to be used for groceries, but it's a quick to do list app too
        GroceryIQ
        AT&T myWireless - pay your phone bill/check your usage
        Mint.com
        FourSquare
        eBay
        Paypal
        PhoneFlicks - Netflix
        What's On? - TV listings
        Cardstar - all of your grocery/store membership cards
        JellyCar/JellyCar2 - BEST game
        USAA - car insurance


        My Tom Bihn arsenal
        Bags: Steel/Solar Aeronaut w/ Absolute Strap | Black/Steel Brain Bag | Black/Cardinal Tri-Star | Black/Steel/Solar Smart Alec
        Accessories: Camera I-O, Tripod Quiver, Brain Cell, Snake Charmer, Vertical Freudian Slip, Vertical iPad Cache, RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Kit, Travel Tray, various Organizer Cubes & Pouches

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          #5
          Originally posted by leviathan View Post
          Here's some of my favorite iPhone apps:

          Tweetie
          Bank Of America
          ShopShop - supposed to be used for groceries, but it's a quick to do list app too
          GroceryIQ
          AT&T myWireless - pay your phone bill/check your usage
          Mint.com
          FourSquare
          eBay
          Paypal
          PhoneFlicks - Netflix
          What's On? - TV listings
          Cardstar - all of your grocery/store membership cards
          JellyCar/JellyCar2 - BEST game
          USAA - car insurance
          I've avoided this thread for far too long. I definitely have an app-addiction.

          I'll second Tweetie, Mint.com, What's On? and FourSquare

          and add:

          UPS
          This American Life
          Enigmo - This game is fun but I am terrible at it.
          DoodleJump- Super addicting game.
          Gowalla- Like FourSquare but prettier.
          Yelp
          NYTimes
          AP Mobile
          NPR
          BeejiveIM- For ALL you instant messaging needs.
          IMDb
          Fandango
          Urbanspoon- I haven't found a good restaurant on here yet but I like the slot machine noise it makes.
          OpenTable- Makes dinner reservations
          SimCity
          Skee-Ball- Another really addicting game I'm terrible at.
          Siri- Finds restaurants, movie theaters, movie times and so much more. It's like your personal life assistant.

          And if you're into that sort of thing:
          iReddit
          Shovel (Digg)
          TWiT
          Last edited by Katy; 09-14-2010, 07:39 PM.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Katy View Post
            I've avoided this thread for far too long. I definitely have an app-addiction.

            I'll second Tweetie, Mint.com, What's On? and FourSquare

            and add:

            UPS
            This American Life
            Enigmo - This game is fun but I am terrible at it.
            DoodleJump- Super addicting game.
            Gowalla- Like FourSquare but prettier.
            Yelp
            NYTimes
            AP Mobile
            NPR
            BeejiveIM- For ALL you instant messaging needs.
            IMDb
            Fandango
            Urbanspoon- I haven't found a good restaurant on here yet but I like the slot machine noise it makes.
            OpenTable- Makes dinner reservations
            SimCity
            Skee-Ball- Another really addicting game I'm terrible at.
            Siri- Finds restaurants, movie theaters, movie times and so much more. It's like your personal life assistant.

            And if you're into that sort of thing:
            iReddit
            Shovel (Digg)
            TWiT
            Someone else who reads both Digg AND Reddit! Let's be friends on FourSquare! I just joined http://foursquare.com/user/brianstowell


            My Tom Bihn arsenal
            Bags: Steel/Solar Aeronaut w/ Absolute Strap | Black/Steel Brain Bag | Black/Cardinal Tri-Star | Black/Steel/Solar Smart Alec
            Accessories: Camera I-O, Tripod Quiver, Brain Cell, Snake Charmer, Vertical Freudian Slip, Vertical iPad Cache, RFID Blocking Passport Pouch, Kit, Travel Tray, various Organizer Cubes & Pouches

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              #7
              If I had to pick a favorite app (and I mean add-on app, not the basics like email, calendar, etc) I'd have to say Instapaper. I went ahead and coughed up for the paid version, and I love it.

              Most often I use it when I get emails with links in them. I open the email, check out the link quickly, if it looks good I'll mark it using Read Later (which is Instapaper's browser app), and then I can read it at a more appropriate time (try not to distract myself at work too much).

              The paid version allows me to keep many many links...I should find out how many (I am pretty sure there is a limit). The free version you can only keep 10 or 12. You can bookmark websites using your browser on computer or iPhone.
              Proud owner of an Aeronaut (indigo), Med. Cafe (steel, indigo), mini organizer (blue), med. organizer (cork), larger organizer (cork). Always thinking about what to get next.

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