Stock apps or 3rd party apps?

Just_Me_D

Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
59,768
643
113
Visit site
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.
 

Anthonyiamador

Well-known member
Oct 27, 2012
265
0
0
Visit site
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!
 

Just_Me_D

Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
59,768
643
113
Visit site
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:

TurboTiger

Well-known member
Nov 27, 2003
2,773
11
38
Visit site
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
 

anon(73368)

Well-known member
Dec 3, 2011
1,204
0
0
Visit site
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????
 

TurboTiger

Well-known member
Nov 27, 2003
2,773
11
38
Visit site
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
 

anon(73368)

Well-known member
Dec 3, 2011
1,204
0
0
Visit site
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!
 

TurboTiger

Well-known member
Nov 27, 2003
2,773
11
38
Visit site
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
 

Fit24

Trusted Member
Aug 9, 2012
841
2
0
Visit site
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.
 

Massie

Well-known member
Feb 9, 2010
5,063
332
83
Visit site
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!
 

Bazza1

Well-known member
Mar 13, 2011
380
3
18
Visit site
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.
 

Trending Posts

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
260,308
Messages
1,766,281
Members
441,233
Latest member
FMHPro