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  1. karaya1's Avatar
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    Default Question for Iphone/Android forum members: How many apps do you actually use?

    I was with two of my Italian friends who both run Iphones and they made the typical comment about BB's not having apps. I showed them all of mine and they were surprised and they had really believed that outside of BBM that Blackberry has NO good apps. One of my American friends was also looking at new phones, I told him to give the 9930 a look, and he asked if it even had twitter. He honestly thought he had to have a Droid or Iphone to have twitter.
    I just want to know how many apps you owners have and use frequently.
    Here is my list:
    Bold 9700 OS 6 (.668) Shrunk
    Bloomberg
    Blackberry News Feeds
    Blackberry Bridge
    Blackberry Travel
    BBM
    BBM Music (over 4k songs and growing everyday- love it)
    Google Maps
    Facebook
    BeWeather full
    Twitter
    Whatsapp
    Docs2Go Full
    Flashlight
    IDOS(train/bus time tables for Czech Republic)
    Shazam
    XE currency converter
    Password safe
    Memopad
    3 Email accounts

    Last question, what apps that are not availible on bb keeps you away from the platform?
    I wish I had skype, that's the biggest gripe I have. However, since I am still on a 2009 device I can't complain too much.
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    The ones I use daily are:
    -Facebook
    -Twitter
    -USA Today
    -Maps(depends on my work day)
    -Most are just widgets
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    I use daily:
    - Camera+
    - OneNote
    - Tapatalk
    - Myfitnesspal
    - Trillian
    - Facebook
    - Google+
    - Concur
    - Lastpass
    - Twitter
    - Docs to Go
    - Dropbox
    - Sugarsync
    - Print n Share
    - Save 2 Dropbox
    - Skydrive
    - Evernote
    - Google Voice
    - iTap Mobile (RDP client)
    - iCloud sync

    Mutliple times per week:
    - Photosynth
    - Numerous news apps, weather, etc (10+)
    - Kindle
    - iBooks
    - Mapquest navigation
    - Poynt
    - Stanza
    - Amazon
    - Directv
    - Skype
    - Facetime
    - Flightaware
    - My BMW
    - Netflix
    - Youtube
    - Google Goggles
    - iHeart Radio
    - Flixster
    - Media by Age
    - Redbox
    - Pandora
    - Some games (5+)

    Many are available on BB also.
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    On my iPhone, 3 maybe.
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    Daily (in rough order, from morning until night), excluding built-ins like iMessage, Weather, Mail, and Browser.

    I bolded the ones that I'd REALLY miss (no real browser substitute on a phone)

    True Weight
    Facebook
    Starbucks
    DrudgeReport
    Camera+
    HootSuite (contantly)
    Heart Fitness
    CardMunch
    iCam (for home and work camera monitoring)
    Google Earth
    DirecTV
    iMovie

    NetFlix (not daily)
    Find My Friends
    Pages and Numbers
    Kindle Reader
    YouVersion Bible

    Instapaper (constantly)
    ScanPages by Ricoh (constantly)
    Dropbox (constantly)
    GarageBand or AmpliTube (depends on the day)


    Take away Dropbox, ScanPages, Instapaper, iCam, and either GarageBand or AmpliTube, and I'm going to be VERY unhappy. Too much of my workflow is built around having Dropbox, Instapaper, and something like Scanpages on every device, along with Hootsuite for all social media management.
    Last edited by Palmless; 02-14-2012 at 08:23 AM.
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    Apps I use heavily, EVERY day:

    DGT DGT (Toodledo)
    Dropbox
    Ascendo Datavault
    Socialscope
    Evernote
    Google+
    Gvoice Callback
    HanDBase
    GroupSMS
    Titanium Backup
    WatchESPN
    Skype

    Runkeeper
    YouVersion
    App 2 SD Pro
    Business Calendar Pro
    MixZing Media Player Pro
    Mint
    Tapatalk
    QuickOffice Pro
    Blogger


    *** apps not yet on BB (AFAIK) in bold.

    Don't know that I'd say any one app keeps me away from BB (though I would like to see more built-in cohesiveness; for example, document app that works natively with Dropbox).
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    Youmail, App World You Version
    Have you hit SEARCH today?/
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    Used daily on my iPhone:
    1. Scramble w/friends
    2. Facebook
    3. WFAA news
    4. Fox 4 News
    5. Weather Channel

    Used daily on my 9930:
    1. Facebook
    2. Weather Channel

    Not having the news apps doesn't bother me much because I just go to the website on the browser.
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    Apps not on bb which are on my iphone that I use often:
    movie apps like maxgo, hbogo, crackle
    Chess apps like chess.com, shredder, fritz, kasparov 100
    Vnc apps like Teamviewer, logmein. (I have rdm+ on my bb but its just not as smooth, was $30)
    Photo apps like vintage black and white.
    Pdf readers - Goodreader

    Things I have on my iphone and bb which I frequent:
    dropbox (but the bb one is just a viewer and web app so iphone functionality is way better)
    Yahoo messenger
    Docs to go
    A flashlight app
    Tn3270 app (iphone free, bb had to pay)
    Last edited by jgomez5710; 02-14-2012 at 09:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karaya1 View Post
    Last question, what apps that are not availible on bb keeps you away from the platform?
    I wish I had skype, that's the biggest gripe I have. However, since I am still on a 2009 device I can't complain too much.
    Two specific coding apps I need are only available on iOS and Android and not BB. I use those daily at work.
    Also have a couple of NHL team apps (MN Wild, Tampa Bay) plus Rockapella which are iOS only.

    There are 5 apps that keep me away from BB. Not to mention Words with Friends, Angry Birds and a couple of news stations in Memphis that only offer iOS apps.

    I don't download crap apps. I download ones I need and use.
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    I use daily

    Facebook
    Tweetbot
    Foursquare
    Tumblr
    Path
    GV Mobile+
    KIK
    Flipboard (this on the iPhone & iPad is one reason i'll not switch back)
    FeeddlerPro
    Zite
    Navigon
    Starbucks
    Checkbook
    Edit: tapatalk! How did I forget that!

    (Not listing stock apps here).

    On a weekly basis, far too many to list.
    Games are a nice bonus that I never even considered when I used a blackberry.

    139 apps total. Consisting of productivity, Photo/Video editing, Camera apps, Entertainment apps, Games, Reference etc.

    They don't get used every day or even weekly but I have the space and they're nice to have when I need them.
    Last edited by xandermac; 02-14-2012 at 10:56 AM.
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    On a daily basis I use:
    Tweetbot, WhatsApp, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook, Starbucks, Yelp, Engadget, YouTube, iMessage, Weather, Music, Email, Google Maps.

    What keeps me away from from BlackBerry isn't just the apps that it's lacking, but also the quality of the apps. I switched from an iPhone 4 to a 9700 at one point. Many of the apps I needed I could get like Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp. However, the quality of their iPhone counterparts is just far superior. They look better, function better, are more rich with features. I definitely do need Instagram, though.
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    I use about 15 apps daily but have 30+ apps installed.
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    I thought my list would have six apps... it wasn't until I thought through "What about before work... what about in meetings... what about in the car... what about after work" that I was able to list them, very surprised actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmless View Post
    I thought my list would have six apps... it wasn't until I thought through "What about before work... what about in meetings... what about in the car... what about after work" that I was able to list them, very surprised actually.
    Ditto. I didn't even add stock apps.
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    Every day:

    - Tap and Track (diet and exercise)
    - Dictionary
    - Latin Dictionary
    - Lexiphanes (Ancient Greek dictionary)
    - Omnifocus
    - PCalc
    - Kindle
    - iBooks
    - Prompt (SSH client)
    - Elements (Text editor)
    - Guitar Toolkit

    Weekly:

    - Ballistic Calculator (calculations for shooting stuff)
    - Light Meter
    - Various photo-editing apps
    - GPS Kit
    - Flight Update
    - Convert
    - Netflix
    - OpenTable

    Less than weekly, but regularly

    - DSLR Camera Remote
    - FILMiC Pro
    - iMovie
    - WorldClock

    And various games...
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    These are what I use daily or at least within any 2 week period. There are more (many more), but I left out those that come stock, or don't get used more than once a month (Trip planners etc) and I got tired of scrolling through the app manager.

    Amazon MP3
    Barcode Scanner
    CamScanner
    CamCard
    Bible
    Chess (a couple different apps)
    Chrome
    Cloud Print
    ConvertPad
    Cut The Rope
    Docs-2-Go
    Dropbox
    ES File Explorer
    ElectroDroid
    Evernote
    ezPDF Reader
    Facebook (actually rare I use this anymore sing G+ released)
    Google Chrome to Phone
    Google Docs (mainly for viewing gDocs, edit with Docs-2-Go)
    Google Goggles
    Google Music
    Google Voice
    Google+
    IMDB
    K-9 Mail
    Kindle
    Lightflow
    Movies (flixster)
    Netflix
    Number Guru (reverse phone lookup)
    Palmary Weather / Weatherbug (redundant so counted as one)
    Paper Camera
    Pulse / Google Currents (again... redundant)
    QR Droid
    Scoremobile
    Skitch
    Soundhound
    Speedtest
    Splashtop / RDP / VNC
    Tapatalk
    Taxi Magic
    TeslaLED Flashlight
    Trillian
    WiFi Tethering (opengarden)
    WiFi Analyzer
    Wikipedia
    World of Goo
    Last edited by rmjones101; 02-14-2012 at 11:06 AM.
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    Used everyday.

    My day starts around 8 and normally ends around 1 - 1:30 a.m.:

    1.) NY Times - iPad
    2.) Starbucks(my office) - Android
    3.) LinkedIn - Android
    4.) Google Docs, Google Apps. - iPad
    5.) Celtx - Script Writing - iPad
    6.) Trade Nations - iPad(awesome game to relax Nd clear the brain)
    7.) Docs to Go - Playbook
    8.) CNN - iPad
    9.) Urban Daddy - Android
    10.) Saks Fifth Avenue - iPad(wife shops on the iPad)
    11.) ABC Network - iPad(anyone else enjoying Once Upon A Time?)
    12.) Netflix - iPad/Android(2 years later and I'm still watching LOST reruns)
    13.) YouTube/Four Square - iPad/Android
    14.) Pandora.
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    How many apps? Weekly? If you count games only, anywhere from 5-20. Apps in general? 5-10 excluding games and the built in browser and email app.

    But keep in mind that it's not always the same apps. Part of what is so awesome about having a wide and deep selection like in the App store and Android Market is that there is a multitude of apps for the same purpose. I might use one music player for a month or two, then try a different one for a month or two, before the updated version of a third player catches my attention.

    I thought I'd try a shopping list app the other week, and downloaded 6 different apps and widget within a couple of minutes that I thought I'd try out before choosing one, as an example.

    And as for Blackberries, I haven't had one for a couple of years, but I DID play around with Playbooks extensively, and almost bought one last summer (thank god I didn't! Would have been really pissed off if I had bought one for 500, when you can get it for less than half that price now!)

    What made me make up my mind once and for all about the Playbook, was when I searched the app market for a podcast app, and it returned 0 results, as opposed to the handful of podcast apps available on the Android market specifically for tablets, and the dozens of podcast apps available in general.
    Last edited by CrackedBarry; 02-14-2012 at 11:52 AM.
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    On BB (leaving aside BBM because that's a given)
    FB
    Twitter
    Ameritrade
    Wells Fargo
    Bank of America
    BBT Banking mobile
    Blackberry Traffic
    Blackberry Travel
    FedEx
    Poynt
    BeBuzz
    BeWeather
    Meterberry
    Screen Capture
    Bloomberg Mobile
    Time Mobile
    Huffington Post
    eBay



    On Skyrocket
    Google Maps/Latitude
    FB
    DC Metro
    YouTube
    E! Online
    IMDB
    Poynt
    Spotify
    Shanghai Mahjong
    Weatherbug
    Google Earth
    Skype (downloaded but haven't used it)
    CNN
    OPM Operating Status
    Last edited by Qbnkelt; 02-14-2012 at 12:36 PM.
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    for my gnex

    poynt
    google maps
    gmail
    gtalk
    facebook
    ICS+ browser
    Chrome browser
    Dolphin HD
    root explorer
    foursquare
    realcalc
    pocket
    appbrain
    dropbox
    google voice
    beatiful widgets
    amazon appstore
    car maintenance
    ebay
    gas buddy
    google+
    iBird explorer
    Hulu plus
    Mint.com
    out of milk
    handcent
    logmein
    Tweetissimo
    Titanium Backup
    setCPU
    wifi tether
    words with friends
    tapatalk
    uverse mobile
    airdroid
    DI radio
    Angry birds
    barcode scanner

    there are more but dont get used weekly
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    on my gnex

    Daily
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    Tasker
    NFC Launcher
    Camera+
    Instagram
    Tapatalk
    Pill Reminder
    Chase Bank
    Mint
    Pulse News
    Heytell
    (almost every built in app, gtalk, gmail, navigation, maps)
    Widgets (weather, calendar, power launcher)

    Weekly
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    Starbucks
    Grubhub
    Netflix
    HBO Go
    Dish Network
    XBMC Control
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackedBarry View Post
    How many apps? Weekly? If you count games only, anywhere from 5-20. Apps in general? 5-10 excluding games and the built in browser and email app.

    But keep in mind that it's not always the same apps. Part of what is so awesome about having a wide and deep selection like in the App store and Android Market is that there is a multitude of apps for the same purpose. I might use one music player for a month or two, then try a different one for a month or two, before the updated version of a third player catches my attention.

    I thought I'd try a shopping list app the other week, and downloaded 6 different apps and widget within a couple of minutes that I thought I'd try out before choosing one, as an example.

    And as for Blackberries, I haven't had one for a couple of years, but I DID play around with Playbooks extensively, and almost bought one last summer (thank god I didn't! Would have been really pissed off if I had bought one for 500, when you can get it for less than half that price now!)

    What made me make up my mind once and for all about the Playbook, was when I searched the app market for a podcast app, and it returned 0 results, as opposed to the handful of podcast apps available on the Android market specifically for tablets, and the dozens of podcast apps available in general.
    PB comes with a podcast app. No idea if it is any ggod.
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    Reeder - rss client
    Instapaper - long article reader
    Tweetbot - twitter client
    Omnifocus - todo/GTD
    Awesome Note - note/list/diary
    Elements - text editor with html, markdown
    Prompt - SSH client
    GoodReader - PDF and file manager
    iThoughts - mindmapping
    Outliner - outline
    Localscope - location
    Due - timer, reminder
    Comic Zeal - rar, cbr reader
    Flipboard, Zite - magazine-type news app
    Downcast - podcast
    a lot of photography app: camera+, hipstamatic, instagram, photoforge 2, filterstorm, snapseed, pano,...
    iBooks
    iMovie
    AVPlayer

    app when needed
    1Password - password, info manager
    Star Walk
    Tapbot
    Covertbot
    RedLaser - QR, barcode
    iDesk - draw diagram
    SketchBook
    Visual Travel Checklist
    iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
    HanDBase - database

    some entertainment, lifestyle app
    Fancy
    TripColor
    LIFE
    Band of the day
    Fotopedia apps
    Spotify
    Ambiance
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    I thought I was the only one who thought the article claiming we used 4 or 5 apps was odd...
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