When I moved from Android to the iPhone, the app ecosystem was a big reason why, so I thought I’d periodically point out some apps that I’m digging. These aren’t the Apps I Can’t Live Without but are neat programs which I’ve been using a lot lately.
I’ll try and do this as often as I can and let us know what apps you’ve been digging lately. Don’t feel like you need to stick to iPhone apps either, as we want to know your favorite apps for any platform.
I’ve wound up using my Sonos controller app over the last two weeks a lot more than I had previously because I finally got my weird WiFi situation cleared up and it’s an absolute joy to have wireless music easily controllable from anywhere in my house. Whether it’s in my room, the kitchen or in the living room, the Sonos controller is an easy way to interact with these speakers.
I especially love the iPad Sonos apps, as the extra space makes it much easier to navigate and find what you want. It integrates with online music services like Spotify, Stitcher and Pandora means it’s simple to find nearly any song or podcast my heart desires. I’m definitely listening to more tunes.
I’ve started to play a lot more games on the iPhone and iPad lately and the recently-released game Requiem has been taking up more of my time than I’d care to admit. This game takes place from a first-person and you’re trying to outrun some nightmare demon while jumping and ducking through obstacles. I haven’t gotten too far yet but I enjoy the art style and it’s the perfect way to kill some time when you’re on public transportation or in a line.
Menu Planner ($1.99)
It might not be the coolest thing to admit but I’m at the point where I actually have to eat healthier and do a better job of planning my meals. The all-pizza and take out diet is wrecking havoc on my tummy and my wallet, so I’m using the Menu Planner app to make my eating more organized.
This app lets me sync meal plans across devices, enter in new dishes online and it even makes for a good grocery shopping list that can be e-mailed to others if you want to collaborate on meals. Yes, not exactly rock and roll but it’s a cool way to work on what and how you eat.
Photo Stats (99 cents)
I love mobile photos and infographics and the Photo Stats app is a cool way to combine the two. The app will create some neat-looking infographics about all the photos you’ve taken on your device and it’s easy to share those via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. As you can see from the infographic below, I haven’t taken that many shots yet but I’ll be interested to see how this evolves as I use the phone’s camera more often.