Win a Custom Case for your iPhone from Zazzle

The generous people at Zazzle are offering three lucky Gadgeteer readers a free custom case (worth $34.95 + free US shipping) for their iPhone. The winners can choose their own custom artwork / photo so that they will have a one of a kind case to protect their phone. Full contest details after the jump.


3 Custom Case-Mate iPhone cases worth $34.95 + free US shipping

How to enter:

1. Between now and Saturday 12/17/2011 11:59PM EST, leave a comment to this post telling us your absolute favorite / most used iOS app.

2. At some point on 12/18/2011, I’ll pick 3 random winners using The winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do other drawings till the prizes are gone.


1. Only one entry per person.

2. Contest is open to anyone except for writers and families of The Gadgeteer team.

3. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

Update 12/18/11: The winners are #49, #9 and #27. Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered!

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65 comments… add one
  • Ricardo Hernandez December 13, 2011, 5:51 pm

    As to my favorite app, I’d say it would be a tossup between Kindle and Reeder.

  • Joel Blaiberg December 13, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Flipboard – it’s the one app I check multiple times a day!

  • Michael V. Martel December 13, 2011, 5:55 pm

    I think I would say Kindle. Just for the amount of time I’ll spend reading when my iPad is either not handy or low on a charge.

  • Robert Kohl December 13, 2011, 6:14 pm

    My most favorite IOS app would be the “Facebook” app. This way I am kept informed of everything that my sweet grandaughter is up to, with posts from my daughter. Everyday I receive either a picture or video of her being silly, or just being a sleeping Angel!!!
    Obviously I keep in touch with freinds and family too. 😉

  • deBona December 13, 2011, 6:26 pm

    Ouh yeah! The favourite and most used? Instagram, of course! Thousands of pics each day!!

  • Robert LeBrasseur December 13, 2011, 6:59 pm

    My favorite app for iOS is Pages. The dictation mode is incredible for writing letters. It is very useful in my line of practice and I find it more powerful than Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The recognition and correct spelling of proper names from the address book is incredible.

  • Lee Owens December 13, 2011, 7:06 pm

    My current favorite app is My Fitness Pal.

  • Terry December 13, 2011, 7:07 pm

    My current fave app is W.E.L.D.E.R., combining word knowledge and “tetris-like” skills.

  • Ryan December 13, 2011, 7:31 pm

    My favorite iOS app is MobileRss. It keeps me up to date on all of my RSS feeds.

  • Matt DeWitt December 13, 2011, 7:37 pm

    I love the reminder app on iphone 4s. I use it alot with location reminders for my job saves me from missing things when I show up to new locations.

  • Maria December 13, 2011, 8:24 pm

    My fav iOS app –

    um, Messages? does that count, it’s preinstalled, but it’s really what I use the most LOL texting, chatting, communicating with clients on the road… (no I’m not 17 years old btw, but why else have an iPhone!)

    and also I love a calculator app called Digits – it can do everything, and it has a tickertape feature so my husband and I don’t fight over the mastercard bill calculation!

  • Angie M December 13, 2011, 8:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, with all the apps I have it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. My most-used app is Evernote, so I guess I’ll have to go with that one. Thanks!

  • Dean December 13, 2011, 8:52 pm

    So many to choose from. The games are all great for killing time, but my favourite/ most used app would have to be pdf reader pro. As a teacher i use it all the time to quickly scan a page or student work sample, copy it to dropbox and open it on the interactive whiteboard…….awesome!

  • The Ronald December 13, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Photo Booth APP. because it’s new and I have it. THX

  • Jeff Brown December 13, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I use Waze almost everyday. It’s free and is better than the gps apps I’ve actually paid for!

  • Gregg December 13, 2011, 9:20 pm

    My favorite app is Talking Angry Drunk Santa……………….Tis the season!

  • Helen December 13, 2011, 9:25 pm

    Favourite – way too hard to say.

    Most used – Gmail.

  • Nancy C December 13, 2011, 9:27 pm

    favourite most used app is CrazyAlarm – which i use every day to wake me up from my coma, er sleep! it’s awesome because it’s super loud and annoying because you have to physically ssshakeee the iPhone 50x before the alarm will turn off!!!

  • Bill Mc kechnie December 13, 2011, 9:38 pm

    My favorite app is site. It provides great articles all the time it keeps me informed and keeps me curious.

  • Martin Sung December 13, 2011, 9:40 pm

    My favorite app right now is Zite! It’s the best news app for both iPhone and iPad in my opinion 🙂 and thanks for this awesome sweepstake!

  • Benjamin Chew December 13, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Favorite app: Evernote!

  • SL December 13, 2011, 9:51 pm

    Good Question. NewsRack, but i had to think about it.

  • Julie S. December 13, 2011, 10:04 pm

    My favorite iOS app is TomTom. GPS and phone in one device- love the streamlining.

  • Anson December 13, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Bejewelled Blitz or Pulse – runs circles around the slow flipboard (over 3G)

  • ginfonic December 13, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Reeder I seem.

  • GeoL December 13, 2011, 11:27 pm


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  • Marco December 13, 2011, 11:50 pm

    The most usei app on my iPad ha to be Zite, followed by tiny towers!

  • Ron Z December 13, 2011, 11:55 pm

    I’ve 3 most used apps – Facebook, Twitter and Kindle eReader.

  • Wonko December 14, 2011, 12:15 am

    I have become a Zeit addict. That is how I found this article!

  • Peter December 14, 2011, 12:50 am


  • jp December 14, 2011, 1:36 am

    My favorite iPhone app is Mint; its the best way to keep track of your finances on a daily basis.

  • Gary Welsh December 14, 2011, 2:15 am

    My favourite app is Dragon Dictation

  • Johan Verbiest December 14, 2011, 3:07 am

    Favourite and most used : Flipboard

  • Lloyd December 14, 2011, 3:15 am

    Absolute favorite… tough one. I’ve tried a lot of apps, but I always find myself going back to Apple’s defaults. I’d have to say Safari at the moment.

  • Joe December 14, 2011, 3:40 am

    Calendar and email, supposedly.

  • Eduardo Freitas December 14, 2011, 5:15 am

    The best app to me is Zite.

  • David December 14, 2011, 5:25 am

    Flipboard, although coffee table comes in a close second. I don’t usually buy anything, but it’s a good time waster!

  • Berna Sloan December 14, 2011, 5:36 am

    My new favorite app is Zite

  • MikeR December 14, 2011, 5:56 am

    Kindle Reader

  • Joe December 14, 2011, 5:59 am

    The Zite app is simple but very intuitive interface!!! Very clean and can be personalized.

  • Barrington December 14, 2011, 6:38 am

    This one used Zite the most on its iPad. The Reddit like crowd sourcing of articles is filtered through a contextualize algorithm based on previous viewing history. The interface is fluid and clean which enables this one to quickly scan and find articles on which to focus. This one also appreciates the large variety of social sharing features that are unavailable on similar applications.

    This one is grateful for this amazingly well thought out application and the opportunity to share its glory with others.

  • Jennifred December 14, 2011, 9:12 am

    Oooh. It’s a tie between Instagram and Foursquare. I tend to overshare.

  • Tom C December 14, 2011, 9:21 am

    My favorite app is “Star Walk” followed closely by “Intellicast HD”. As fast as the weather changes in Texas I look at it a bunch.

  • Robert Williams December 14, 2011, 9:24 am

    I love MapMyFitness!

  • Kevin S December 14, 2011, 10:04 am

    My fav has to be Evernote, I use it everyday to save webpages, log new biz ideas, all my photographs, restaurant receipts, business cards, for taking short notes and to-do lists. It’s a great all purpose app, try it out!

  • Brad Grass December 14, 2011, 3:41 pm

    There are so many apps I use everyday that are useful and practical, but the FUNNEST has to be ‘StarWalk’. I love taking the kids outside when the stars are out, flipping on the iPad and then get caught up in their excitement and wonder of it all!

  • Kelsey December 14, 2011, 5:46 pm

    I’ve been playing WAY too much Tetris lately.

  • Tim December 14, 2011, 8:38 pm

    My favorite app has been Pulse for quite awhile however I’ve been warming up to Zite recently.

  • Tony December 14, 2011, 9:56 pm

    Lets see my favorite app has to be..

    balance or wordbook dictionary

    I either seem to be looking up a word or calculating my expenses when I am mobile – gotta be productive, always working.

    Always Playing harder.

  • Fred Bolden December 14, 2011, 9:58 pm

    My favorite app is reeder

  • Matt December 14, 2011, 10:03 pm

    I’d have to say Tune-In Radio is my favorite app because I can listen to my local radio station no matter where I’m located on the earth, well, as long as their is wi-fi or AT&T service. ; )

  • Soren December 15, 2011, 4:39 am

    OmniFocus is probably my favourite app but a close race.

  • Robert M, December 15, 2011, 8:33 am

    Most used app is probably Pulse.

  • Lindsay December 15, 2011, 4:02 pm

    My most favorite app is definatly Instagram!!

  • Vitaliy December 15, 2011, 6:06 pm

    My favorite IOS app is Angry Birds. 🙂

  • AB6DO December 15, 2011, 7:39 pm

    My favorite app is Pandora.

  • Stacy Holland-Buboltz December 15, 2011, 7:46 pm

    My most used app is probably Handcent, but my fav is the Kindle app!

  • Rion C December 16, 2011, 1:33 am

    My favorite app is called Godville. Its hilarious, easy to use, and well, hilarious. It is the most used app I have.

    Next up is the Facebook app, which I hope will get a good update to be similar to the Android version. If that happens, the Facebook app would be my #1 app based on usability! 🙂

  • Daniel December 16, 2011, 8:27 am

    I use Skype all the time.

  • Kevin December 16, 2011, 8:48 pm

    Whatsapp, texting for free 🙂

  • Fred December 17, 2011, 8:16 am

    Angry Birds

  • Carlito December 17, 2011, 7:10 pm

    Favorite, Kindle Reader, because I love to read.

  • Steve December 17, 2011, 9:42 pm


  • Julie December 18, 2011, 10:29 am

    The winners are #49, #9 and #27. Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered!

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