It's that time of year again where I get to choose my picks for the Hottest, Baddest Apps of Year! There were certainly several great apps this year, but I had to narrow it down to this list of KILLER APPS! These apps are the Best of the Best and either are extremely useful, additively entertaining or really push the envelope of the iPhone/iPod touch platform. So in no particular order…
RedLaser is an amazing app from a technology standpoint and it was one of the hottest selling apps of 2009! With redlaser your iPhone becomes a barcode scanner that looks up the price of an item scan from multiple sources over the internet. They even added a "Local" category to find the item at local vendors based on your current location.
Comparison shopping has never been better! See my original review here. Get RedLaser from the App Store here:
I get asked all the time for recommendations on iPhone and iPod accessories. People want to know which case do I use or what's the best charger for my car, and are there other cool gadgets that I should be using? I also know that many of you got iPhones and iPod touch's as holiday gifts. So I've put together this guide of all my recommended accessories in one spot. As I discover new accessories that are hot and work well I'll add them as I go. So check back often to see what's new. The guide is broken out by categories to make it easier to get to the specific kind of accessory you're looking for.
You can get to my New iPhone/iPod Accessories Guide here.
Come back Monday to see My 2009 Top 10 App Picks! Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
Best Camera (recently reviewed here), just updated to offer Flickr upload support. Best Camera was already my choice for photo sharing app on the iPhone because of its ability to upload to both Facebook and Twitter at the same time. Adding Flickr support adds icing to the cake for an already great social networking feature set. Not only can you upload to Flickr, but you can also choose which Photo Set (album) to upload to. You can even create new Photo Sets on the fly. As with the Facebook and Twitter support you can add a title to the photo and description before uploading. You can also utilize Flickr's privacy controls in marking a photo for viewing by the general Public, Friends, Family, Friends and Family or Private.
You can get Best Camera here on the App Store:
This is probably the first iPhone/iPod touch game that I really got hooked on. I had heard about it and then I was sitting next to someone playing it on the plane. So as soon as I landed I downloaded it. Boy was that a mistake. Productivity went down the tubes for that entire trip
The premise behind FlightControl is that you're the air traffic controller and it's your job to guide planes in safely. It starts out (like most games) pretty easy. A plane appears on the display and you simply use your finger to direct it to the appropriate runway. Easy right?