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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    What do you guys think and why?
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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    Can you be a tad more specific? In general, both stock & third party apps provide a service that users may or may not use. Also generally speaking, 3rd party apps provide abilities that may be lacking from their stock counterparts. Below are a few stock & 3rd party counterparts for you to compare on your own.

    1. Notes vs Evernote
    2. Reminders vs Any.Do
    3. Weather vs WeatherOn
    4. Safari vs Chrome
    5. Maps vs Waze

    Like a lot of users, I use both stock and 3rd party apps. Why? They both serve a purpose in regard to how I manage my time via my iPhone.
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    Well I have always been a stock app or whatever type of person. I have read blogs about people who use stock only apps are really getting only half the experience. If anyone is willing to to give me some really good alternatives to stock app like you did, I would be more than happy to give them a try. Thanks!
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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonyiamador View Post
    Well I have always been a stock app or whatever type of person. I have read blogs about people who use stock only apps are really getting only half the experience. If anyone is willing to to give me some really good alternatives to stock app like you did, I would be more than happy to give them a try. Thanks!
    I couldn't get by with just stock apps. For instance, there isn't a stock app to store my passwords and other important data securely on my device so I opted for DataVault. I read a lot of blogs, articles and news stories via RSS feeds and there isn't a stock RSS reader so I opt to use Reeder and Feeddler Pro. There isn't a stock Twitter app, although I can post a tweet without a Twiiter app, so I opt to use Tweetbot. The list can go on and on depending on what your wants & needs.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 01-05-2013 at 08:48 PM.
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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    My 3 rd party apps are:

    Google
    Underground Weather
    GasBuddy
    StockTwits
    CNBC PRO
    Twitter
    Flipboard
    Key Ring
    Google Drive
    PhotoSync
    OurGroceries
    SplashID
    Translate (a Google app)
    Bloomberg
    Fidelity Investments
    Investopedia
    Financial Times
    Morningstar
    My Yahoo!
    SeekingAlpha
    JR Cigars
    Cigar Boss
    Grand Piano
    MyFitnessPal
    Google Earth
    Google Music
    TuneIn Radio
    YouTube
    TV Guide
    Pandora
    Cox Connect
    Marriott
    Hilton
    RoadNinja
    WorldClock
    Beau Rivage
    United
    American
    AAA
    FlightAware
    Google Maps
    Chase
    Citibank
    8 apps for local stuff
    ESPN ScoreCenter
    WatchESPN
    theScore
    StatMilk
    The Weather Channel
    Kindle
    Wikipedia
    Amazon
    Target
    Skype
    WebMD
    CVS
    Walgreens
    First Aid
    TempleRun
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    Realtor.com
    RedLaser
    Wall Street Journal

    Well, you get the picture.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    My 3 rd party apps are:

    Google
    Underground Weather
    GasBuddy
    StockTwits
    CNBC PRO
    Twitter
    Flipboard
    Key Ring
    Google Drive
    PhotoSync
    OurGroceries
    SplashID
    Translate (a Google app)
    Bloomberg
    Fidelity Investments
    Investopedia
    Financial Times
    Morningstar
    My Yahoo!
    SeekingAlpha
    JR Cigars
    Cigar Boss
    Grand Piano
    MyFitnessPal
    Google Earth
    Google Music
    TuneIn Radio
    YouTube
    TV Guide
    Pandora
    Cox Connect
    Marriott
    Hilton
    RoadNinja
    WorldClock
    Beau Rivage
    United
    American
    AAA
    FlightAware
    Google Maps
    Chase
    Citibank
    8 apps for local stuff
    ESPN ScoreCenter
    WatchESPN
    theScore
    StatMilk
    The Weather Channel
    Kindle
    Wikipedia
    Amazon
    Target
    Skype
    WebMD
    CVS
    Walgreens
    First Aid
    TempleRun
    iMore Forums
    Realtor.com
    RedLaser
    Wall Street Journal

    Well, you get the picture.

    Good Luck
    No tweetbot????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    No tweetbot????
    I know, I know,

    And I use Twitter a lot.
    I'm gonna have to bite the dust sooner or later. But I'm using my MacBook Air a lot during my Tweet hours so I been using Twitter app and Twitter.com. (Tweetbot for Mac is about $30 - WOW!)

    Good Luck

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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I know, I know,

    And I use Twitter a lot.
    I'm gonna have to bite the dust sooner or later. But I'm using my MacBook Air a lot during my Tweet hours so I been using Twitter app and Twitter.com. (Tweetbot for Mac is about $30 - WOW!)

    Good Luck
    The price is high but that's mainly twitter's fault. Twitter basically limited the number of users each app could have to 100K so in order to recoup their costs tweetbot made the price high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I know, I know,

    And I use Twitter a lot.
    I'm gonna have to bite the dust sooner or later. But I'm using my MacBook Air a lot during my Tweet hours so I been using Twitter app and Twitter.com. (Tweetbot for Mac is about $30 - WOW!)

    Good Luck
    Wow no app is worth 30 bucks! I'd stick with the stock app for that price!
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    Default Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    Wow no app is worth 30 bucks! I'd stick with the stock app for that price!
    It's the Mac app not the iOS one that's $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    It's the Mac app not the iOS one that's $30.
    No twitter app is worth 30 bucks IMO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    The price is high but that's mainly twitter's fault. Twitter basically limited the number of users each app could have to 100K so in order to recoup their costs tweetbot made the price high.
    Karen, Tks for the info.
    Do you have the Tweetbot app on your Mac and if so, how is it?
    TIA

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    Default Re: Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    I use both stock apps and 3rd party apps. I try the stock app but if it doesn't meet my needs then I look for an alternate app.
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    Default Re: Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    I'm assuming you want to know if we use replacements for the included iOS apps? If so, here's my list:

    Phone: iOS
    Messages: iOS
    Calendar: iOS
    Mail: iOS
    Browser: Safari/iOS
    Photos: iOS
    Camera: Camera+
    Maps: iOS
    Clock: iOS
    Contacts: iOS
    Music: iOS
    Notes: iOS
    Calculator: iOS
    Weather: iOS

    Things I don't really use:
    Newsstand
    Compass
    Stocks
    Reminders

    So I guess that, for me, the included apps usually do a pretty good job of what they were built to do...but there are still a ton of third party apps I couldn't live without, either!
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    Default Re: Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

    Let's see - what do I have in a folder called 'Junk Drawer' -

    Camera, Game Center, Maps, Passbook, Safari, Stocks, Weather - and I'd toss in Newsstand, if I could. All embedded in the iOS as stock. Also, I've installed - and then deleted - Pages.

    All Apple apps.

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