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Daily use apps – Larry Geisz

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The topic came up recently around The Gadgeteer about what apps we have on our mobile devices. Now, I have a lot of apps between my iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but out of all of the apps I have, I only use a handful of them on a regular basis. The ones listed below are the ones I use most often.

iPad

scrabble-ipad

Scrabble HD (Electronic Arts): Scrabble is the same board game you may have played as a kid. I have a running game going on between me and my sister, but when she is not on, I can always play against the computer or a random opponent. The game has built-in dictionaries and learning tools to help you expand your word prowess. This app is priced at $4.99, but it is often on sale for $1.99 or less.

Apple Pages

Pages (Apple): Pages is Apple’s word processor program with a lot of simple to use built-in features. I use Pages almost on a daily basis, as I write all my reviews on my iPad. Although it is a little pricey, the integration with the iOS devices and iCloud make it worth the price to me. Pages is a pricey app at $9.99, but I still love it.

ShopShop

ShopShop (Nikolaj Schumacher): This is a shopping list program that lets you sync your list between devices via a program like Dropbox. This program lets you create several different lists and stores the items you add in the program. As you get the items on your list, you can touch the item on your screen and the program puts a line through it to let you know you have it. ShopShop is a free app that defiantly delivers the goods.

Dropbox

Dropbox (Dropbox): This to me is a must have app for anyone, especially if you move a lot of documents around between your devices and your computer. Dropbox is free and works with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Dropbox is also free, but you must have an account for Dropbox to use it.

iPhone/iPod Touch

Cribbage Premium

Cribbage Premium (Trivial Technology): Yes, the old card-playing, peg-jumping game. I have played cribbage ever since my dad taught me to play when I was a wee lad. This version of the game has several levels and options, including the ability to play against online opponents. This game will run you $1.99.

ShopShop: As listed above.

Other mentionable programs would be Netflix, Infinity Blade, and Yahtzee.

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  • Chris Jones July 24, 2013, 10:13 am

    I love the cribbage premium app! I too was taught the game by my father when I was a kid, and started playing it with an actual board a number of years ago. Then I found this app and love it. I tried the free version first, but then paid for the full when I saw I could use the mac ‘game center’ connectivity and play games with folks around the world. I have at any time a good dozen games going. Fun fun! :)

    -chris

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