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    Default Must have Apps for new iPhone users?

    I realize this is probably something that gets asked a lot or from time to time, but I figured since there is a new carrier there might be a wave of brand new users. I have a little experience with iOS from owning an iPad, but wanted to get some suggestions from experienced iPhone users. I assume other soon-to-be first time iPhone users might appreciate this as well.
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    RedLaser is a REAL sweet barcode scanning app!
    Chipotle. Yeah, ordering Chipotle from your phone... heck yes!
    Starbucks. Great for those that are regulars there
    Words w/Friends
    Scrabble
    Cut the Rope
    GasBuddy

    And that's about all I can think of since I don't actually have an iPhone, but have used these apps on some of my friends' phones
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    Google this exact thread title and you will get so many recommendations for good apps that you will need to take some time off from work to enjoy them all.
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    Skype, ebay, Google Earth, you bank, and if you like music or play guitar, there's guitar tool kit and pianist, tons more...
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    Evernote, Words with Friends, 1Password, Plants vs Zombies...
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    Tapatalk to post and read the forums


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    Cut the Rope is a really fun game, Plants vs. Zombies. I like to keep time killer or time filler apps handy. You never know when you will be waiting in line at the DMV.
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    Evernote, CalenGoo, Tapatalk, Paperless, Fahrenheit, Words With Friends, Checkbook, SplashID, USRadar, BugMe!, Umbrella, Converter.
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    -Vevo is pretty cool! It will alert you when people are doing concerts and let you watch live performances from major artists!
    -HuluPlus is a must for me!
    -HBOGO is awesome!
    -Instagram is like a social network for pictures taken on your iPhone! It's pretty cool!
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    RedLaser and the pay versoin of Words with friends.
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    Weather Channel,
    Facebook
    Docs to go
    Wordbook
    Drop Box
    Fruit Ninja
    Angry Birds
    Sportacular
    Shazam
    Red Laser

    To name a few!

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    Songkick app will let you know about every concert in your city and lets you track your favorite bands. In my opinion it's the best app for the iPhone. That and Twitter.
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    Amazon
    Dictionary.com
    Dolphin (browser)
    facebook
    FML (for when you're really bored)
    Hanging/Word with friends (great social games)
    Instagram
    Poynt (Shows Gas, Movies, Business, etc)
    Tapatalk (lets you access your forums)
    Wikipedia
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    What navigation apps are good for the iphone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin2006 View Post
    What navigation apps are good for the iphone?
    I just use the stock maps app. Its not turn by turn voice activated so you have to read where you are going and switch between the map to see where you are.
    Definitely not the best, but i don't use it that often so eh.

    I'm sure some others can give you better recommendations.
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    Cut the rope. Best game ever.
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    It really depends on what your interests are. For instance, some good apps are:

    Social networking - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google voice, Tango or Skype for vid conference on 3g
    Productivity- Evernote, Wunderlist, Genius scan, timecard pro
    Utility- Appzilla 2, Converter, Dragon Go!, The Weather Channel
    Shopping- Ebay, Amazon
    Reference- Kindle app, ibookstore, bible, red cross first aid, appbzr, Pulse
    Entertainment- Pandora, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, hulu+(if suscribed), video time machine
    Games- Angry birds, super stickman golf, metalstorm, tetris, bejeweled, fruit ninja, infinity blade, plants vs zombies, harbor master, tiny wingss, sonic 1&2, pocket legends, quarrel

    The list goes on and on.
    This should definately help get you started. Cheers and Happy hunting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin2006 View Post
    What navigation apps are good for the iphone?
    I have heard from friends that they use the FREE mapquest app. Cant recall if they said gave turn by turn, but they love it!!
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    Navigon Is really good but not free


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    Default Yeti Confetti rocks!

    THE FATE OF THE YETI CHIEFS AND THEIR TRIBES RESTS IN YOUR HANDS!

    Ive found this little gem of a game. Ive been getting sick of the usual Angry Birds type games and I was looking for something new. This game is it.

    Its fun, simple, yet challenging. I cant put it down.
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    Kick the Buddy for stres relief!
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    I would like to suggest following apps for new iPhone users,

    * Facebook
    * Twitter for iPhone
    * Worldictionary
    * Angry Birds
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    Facebook, Twitter, Camera+, MakeMyMusic, BBC News and more...
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    Look at the sticky thread in the Apps forum, where this is now located, and you will see everyone's top apps. You will also find several other threads along similar lines being even more specific.

    Note to newbies - search first. Don't start a new thread if you haven't already done some digging.

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