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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
Blackberry News Feeds
BBM Music (over 4k songs and growing everyday- love it)
IDOS(train/bus time tables for Czech Republic)
XE currency converter
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.
- 02-14-12, 07:55 AM #3
I use daily:
- Docs to Go
- Print n Share
- Save 2 Dropbox
- Google Voice
- iTap Mobile (RDP client)
- iCloud sync
Mutliple times per week:
- Numerous news apps, weather, etc (10+)
- Mapquest navigation
- My BMW
- Google Goggles
- iHeart Radio
- Media by Age
- Some games (5+)
Many are available on BB also.
- 02-14-12, 08:19 AM #5
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)
iCam (for home and work camera monitoring)
NetFlix (not daily)
Find My Friends
Pages and Numbers
ScanPages by Ricoh (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; 02-14-12 at 08:23 AM.
- 02-14-12, 08:34 AM #6
Apps I use heavily, EVERY day:
DGT DGT (Toodledo)
App 2 SD Pro
Business Calendar Pro
MixZing Media Player Pro
*** 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).
- 02-14-12, 09:16 AM #8
Used daily on my iPhone:
1. Scramble w/friends
3. WFAA news
4. Fox 4 News
5. Weather Channel
Used daily on my 9930:
2. Weather Channel
Not having the news apps doesn't bother me much because I just go to the website on the browser.
- 02-14-12, 09:30 AM #9
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)
Docs to go
A flashlight app
Tn3270 app (iphone free, bb had to pay)
Last edited by jgomez5710; 02-14-12 at 09:34 AM.
- 02-14-12, 10:02 AM #10
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.
- 02-14-12, 10:05 AM #11
I use daily
Flipboard (this on the iPhone & iPad is one reason i'll not switch back)
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; 02-14-12 at 10:56 AM.
- 02-14-12, 10:21 AM #12
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.
- 02-14-12, 10:45 AM #14
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.
- 02-14-12, 11:01 AM #16
- Tap and Track (diet and exercise)
- Latin Dictionary
- Lexiphanes (Ancient Greek dictionary)
- Prompt (SSH client)
- Elements (Text editor)
- Guitar Toolkit
- Ballistic Calculator (calculations for shooting stuff)
- Light Meter
- Various photo-editing apps
- GPS Kit
- Flight Update
Less than weekly, but regularly
- DSLR Camera Remote
- FILMiC Pro
And various games...
- 02-14-12, 11:03 AM #17
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.
Chess (a couple different apps)
Cut The Rope
ES File Explorer
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)
Number Guru (reverse phone lookup)
Palmary Weather / Weatherbug (redundant so counted as one)
Pulse / Google Currents (again... redundant)
Splashtop / RDP / VNC
WiFi Tethering (opengarden)
World of Goo
Last edited by rmjones101; 02-14-12 at 11:06 AM.
- 02-14-12, 11:19 AM #18
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
- 02-14-12, 11:46 AM #19
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; 02-14-12 at 11:52 AM.
- 02-14-12, 12:29 PM #20
On BB (leaving aside BBM because that's a given)
Bank of America
BBT Banking mobile
Skype (downloaded but haven't used it)
OPM Operating Status
Last edited by Qbnkelt; 02-14-12 at 12:36 PM.
- 02-14-12, 12:41 PM #21
for my gnex
out of milk
words with friends
there are more but dont get used weekly
- 02-14-12, 12:47 PM #22
on my gnex
(almost every built in app, gtalk, gmail, navigation, maps)
Widgets (weather, calendar, power launcher)
02-14-12, 01:27 PM #24
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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,...
app when needed
1Password - password, info manager
RedLaser - QR, barcode
iDesk - draw diagram
Visual Travel Checklist
iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
HanDBase - database
some entertainment, lifestyle app
Band of the day