Chris surprised me earlier today when he called to tell me he was giving me his iPhone 3GS! I've long needed a smartphone, and have even tested a few recently. (Watch for an upcoming review of the HP iPAQ Glisten on Chris' blog!) I've never owned a phone of this type, but with the amount of work I do, it's become a necessity.
I'm excited that Chris is sending me the iPhone. I've only used one a couple of times in the past to "play with" it for a few moments, so I don't have a clue yet what I'm in for. I need your help!
What type of case do you recommend? Brand? Hard or silicone? What FREE apps are "must-have" for me? Keep in mind that I won't be playing games on the phone, so please don't suggest those. At first, I am looking for productivity, social media and music (listening - not creating) apps.
Thanks for your help!
asked Jun 24 '10 at 05:18
Here are some of my recommendations for apps:
Books : iBooks Business : FileApp Education : Don't know. Haven't tested anything yet. Entertainment : Talking Carl Finance : Paypal Health & Fitness : Sleep Cycle alarm clock Lifestyle : eBay mobile Medical : Don't know or care. Music : Pandora Navigation : Don't know because I'm on the Irish App store Productivity : Logmein Ignition Reference : Google Mobile App Social Networking : Facebook/Tweetdeck/Msn/AIM
Hope this helps.
answered Jul 13 '10 at 16:15
here is my reccomendation
I have this one in Blue..seeing the price on amazon is making me cry though. I paid 30 at best buy for mine lol.
answered Jun 28 '10 at 23:01
I have a list for you:
Twitter: Tweetdeck, Seesmic (for Ping.fm),
IM: AIM, Skype,
Wordpress, dragon dictation and search, Evernote, FileApp, DropBox, Moocha VNC, skobbler (car like GPS interface), iBooks, Wikipanion
Browsers: Opera Mobile
May I also recommend a OttorBox iPhone 3GS Case (strong and does not really interfere with the buttons and screen, except when using a dock connector)
How do you like your newly acquired iPhone 3G[s]? Did you personalize it? How about getting Ghost Armor? Kindly fill us in. Pictures would be nice =0p...
answered Jun 28 '10 at 22:02
Go with a hard case, but speck makes ones with a silicon inside (for shock absorption). I like incase brand slider, make sure you get Angry Birds and Doodle Jump.
answered Jun 24 '10 at 16:17
I defiantly suggest checking out the Incase Slider. It protects your phone well, does not scratch it, and is the best case for a dock because the bottom slides off. The applications that you should check out are Facebook, Twitter, The Weather Channel, and Pandora. These are all great applications to start with.
answered Jun 24 '10 at 16:13
I highly recommend the Seidio Innocase II Surface Spring Clip Holster Combo for iPhone 3G & 3GS -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GPL39A/ref=wms_ohs_product It can be used with or without the holster belt-clip portion, if you just want the case protection (superb) of the iPhone itself. Even if you're not a fan of wearing belt clip phone holsters, it's handy to clip inside a bag so the phone doesn't inevitably sink to the bottom. I've linked to the blue case (it's a deep blue with a little metallic sheen to it--very nice), but it also comes in black. Fair warning: The weakest point on the case is the top clip that holds the iPhone in place; mine didn't break for well over a year, but then I jammed the phone in one day & broke the plastic clip.
As for FREE productivity, social media & music listening apps:
And because I'm a space geek I just have to give these a plug; they'd fall under "Education" or "Reference" --
I'm always on the prowl for new free apps, so I look forward to what else folks suggest!