Favorite iPhone/iPad Apps

Recently ordered an iPad and am looking for some new useful apps to load up on it. Anyone have iPad/iPhone app recommendations? Android users can chime in too as there's probably the same or similar apps on iOS.

Here's a few of my favorites that I already use:

Productivity
Evernote - Cross platform note-taking. Syncs between all your devices.
Dropbox - Cloud storage
Box - Cloud storage
Key Ring - Stores loyalty card info/barcodes
Purchases - Checkable shopping list creator

Music
Pandora - Streaming radio
8tracks - Good collection of pre-made playlists

Nutrition/Fitness
Fitness Buddy - Workout tracker. Can track your lifting stats as well as weight and other body metrics.
MyFitnessPal - Calorie and food tracker - can break down your daily diet by several different metrics (protein,carbs,fats, etc) and can compare against custom goals.

Finance
Mint - Pulls all you financial info into one place (bank accts, credit cards, brokerages,etc). Read-only access, you can't make any changes from Mint.
Bloomberg

Misc
Kindle - Amazon's Reading Platform
Yelp - User-based reviews

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Jun 26, 2012

Facebook
Instagram (different friends on there with some amazing pictures)
Facebook Camera - don't get it and looks funny
Facebook Messenger - no text plan required any longer! save loads of $$$
Facebook Pages - useless for me
LinkedIn - a given in our industry
Myfitnesspal - great app as you have stated
Lose It! similar to above
Handelsblatt - one of the papers in DE
Apple Store app - look at new cool gadgets to buy
BBC News
Bloomberg
Reuters
goldrush rally - tracking/viewing app for the rally
PayPal - to pay in some stores via mobile (in aisle shopping, ie in Sweden)
BMW M Meter - cool g-meter for drifting/driving
BMW Parking Assistant - reminds of parking time/way/directions
BMW Remote - remotely unlock/lock/setup your BMW (only works on newer models)
Skype
Foursquare
Amazon
twitter
eBay
Google Authenticator
Starbucks (great loyalty/store app)
thetrainline
Autotrader Mobile (to sell/buy cars in UK)
Autoscout CH (to sell/buy cars in Switzerland)
Battery (battery conditioning app)
Flipboard
Opera Mini (pretty bad on iOS actually)
cardflick (testing as of this week)

Jun 26, 2012

Shazam - recognizes music I don't know the name of

Jun 26, 2012
Toronto:

Shazam - recognizes music I don't know the name of

Anyone who doesn't have shazam on their iphone doesn't deserve to have an iPhone. It was the first app I ever downloaded.

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Jun 26, 2012

My iPad favorites:

Note Taker HD - best note-taking app, hands down. Better than Evernote. Coupled with a good stylus or even your finger can take the place of hand-writing notes on paper.

iAnnotate PDF - best PDF annotation, hands down.

Office to PDF - turns Word, PowerPoint, etc. into PDF on the go. Useful when you're using Dropbox and want to take notes on a document on one of the previously mentioned apps.

Pulse - nice for browsing news for fun

CamScanner - use camera to take quick PDF scans

Others I use include StumbleUpon, WSJ, TheWeatherChannel, Netflix, Spotify, Capital IQ, Flixster, and IMDB

Jun 26, 2012

Wesnoth, great turn base strategy game that I play on the commute.

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Jun 26, 2012

just got an ipad myself...i have found dolphin browser very helpful - better than safari b/c it allows you to view webpages in regular not just mobile mode

travel - flight tracker

netflix is worth it too

Jun 26, 2012

just got an ipad myself...i have found dolphin browser very helpful - better than safari b/c it allows you to view webpages in regular not just mobile mode

travel - flight tracker

netflix is worth it too

Jun 26, 2012

Shazam is a godsend.
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Jun 26, 2012

Shazam - I use it everyday

Jun 26, 2012

iPad: Dropbox, Jango, Skype and Bloomberg.

Jun 26, 2012

Mint and it wasn't even close.

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Jun 26, 2012

TweetDeck - Great to organize your twitter feed for less overload
Bloomberg Anywhere - Obvious
Financial Times App - Preloads articles so you can read the whole paper even when you're on the subway
Outside - A more detailed whether forecast app
OpenTable - Book a table for your dates last minute

Jun 26, 2012

Don't have any iPhone but similar aps I use on my Android
-Shazam
-Pandora
-Netflix
-HBO Go
-Chrome browser
-Watch ESPN
-ESPN Scorecenter

Jun 26, 2012

Temple Run.

Jun 27, 2012

I downloaded Mint the other day, not knowing it is a US only service... Is there a version for Mint (or any decent alternatives) for the UK?

Jun 27, 2012

pornhub app is awesome

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 27, 2012

pornhub app is awesome

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 27, 2012

I am a huge fan of OmniFocus. Does anyone else use this?

After that, I really like the WSJ app, Zite, evernote, dropbox, and mint

Jun 27, 2012

uValue, Damodaran app.

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Jun 27, 2012
Canu:

uValue, Damodaran app.

Great app, especially on iPad.

Jun 27, 2012

Splashtop

I can't believe this hasnt been said yet. This offers so much utility. Even has full excel for work.

Jun 27, 2012

The Economist app. You can download all the previous magazines, and the fact it has an audio version is awesome. No more reading and driving ! wohoo !

Jun 27, 2012

if you have a kindle account, you can get the financial times a lot cheaper if you buy it through Amazon. The FT auto loads the entire paper into your kindle reading app on your Ipad.

Jun 27, 2012

if you have a kindle account, you can get the financial times a lot cheaper if you buy it through Amazon. The FT auto loads the entire paper into your kindle reading app on your Ipad.

Jun 27, 2012

WSJ
Economist
GQ
CarBUZZ (Sickest car news/info app)
iBooks
Pandora

Jun 27, 2012

WSJ
Economist
GQ
CarBUZZ (Sickest car news/info app)
iBooks
Pandora

Jun 27, 2012

WSJ
Economist
GQ
CarBUZZ (Sickest car news/info app)
iBooks
Pandora

Jun 27, 2012

Zite is a great app. saves you time by pulling news stories from a ton of different sources, and you can give a story a thumbs up or down so the app will adapt to your preferences.

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/zite-really-us...

Jun 28, 2012
chabo11:

Zite is a great app. saves you time by pulling news stories from a ton of different sources, and you can give a story a thumbs up or down so the app will adapt to your preferences.

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/zite-really-us...

I really like Zite as well.

Bloomberg app is pretty good as well.

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Jun 27, 2012

Sportacular for sports

TripAdvisor for Food

Jul 3, 2013

If you are a live music fan, check out Loudie....awesome new social media app focused on live music

Jul 4, 2013

Candy Crush

Jul 4, 2013

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Jul 4, 2013

songza is a great music app

Jun 26, 2012

Rdio - Great music app

Clash of Clans - excellent iPhone game.

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Jul 4, 2013

obv tinder while i am at work

also, for economist, nyt FT- do you need subs to use the apps?

Jul 4, 2013

Dealbreaker and google currents with a lot of finance/business blogs added to my feed. Some names that come to mind are The Street and Forbes.

Jul 4, 2013

This might not be a finance/business related app but I find Zite to be great. It's a fully personalized news app that reacts to the type of articles you read, and adapts to your tendencies.

Jul 4, 2013

businessinsider.com, qz.com

Jul 4, 2013

Seeking Alpha has an app and it works pretty well...sure there's lots of shitty ideas there, but there's also lots of great ideas once you dig through all that.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Jul 4, 2013

MotionX, takes into account continuous traffic conditions and routes you along the fastest route.

Jul 4, 2013

There's this thing they call Google Maps... you might have heard of it.

Jul 4, 2013

Strava for running
GrubHub for 2drunk2drive
SoundCloud for heavenly soundz
Joe Rogan Experience for podcast
Tinder = GrubHub 4 vag

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 4, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:

Joe Rogan Experience for podcast

This explains SO much.

Jul 4, 2013

Snapchat for sluts

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Jul 4, 2013
Stryfe:

Snapchat for sluts

I fucking hate snapchat. Bitches wanna snapchat now, like what the fucking shit just text me.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 4, 2013

Snapchat looks handy as it removes any trace of your convos/pics in the app...not too shabby at all.

Jul 4, 2013
Harvey.Specter:

Snapchat looks handy as it removes any trace of your convos/pics in the app...not too shabby at all.

Just use snap save or some shit like that, saves every snap you get and the other person won't know...

Jul 4, 2013

Caveat: I'm old and married but do things like Tinder and Snapchat actually work to pick up girls? I didn't even have a cell phone until I was 24 (because no one did) and texting didn't exist for years after that. A booty call meant going home to call on a landline and hoping she would pick up and not have the answering machine broadast your drunk ass voice to her roommates.

MotionX works well?

Jul 4, 2013
Dingdong08:

Caveat: I'm old and married but do things like Tinder and Snapchat actually work to pick up girls? I didn't even have a cell phone until I was 24 (because no one did) and texting didn't exist for years after that. A booty call meant going home to call on a landline and hoping she would pick up and not have the answering machine broadast your drunk ass voice to her roommates.

MotionX works well?

Download it and find out. All you need is a FB account. Get buzzed with the wife and be like, "Look what the guys at work put on my phone as a joke" or some shit.

But really, you installed it 3 days ago and rapid right swiped everyone within 100 miles as per Goldie SOPs, so you have a buildup of matches.

Wife will be subconsciously jelly of all the virile females finding you attractive and will give you special treats. we're talking rimjob territory

Things could evolve into a threesome. Things could evolve into routine threesomes.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 4, 2013

cyberdust. its snapchat but for texting. the texts last for 30 seconds and then disappear. mainly use it for insider trading.

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Jul 4, 2013
FeedMeDealFlow:

cyberdust. its snapchat but for texting. the texts last for 30 seconds and then disappear. mainly use it for insider trading.

I've heard of that. Mark Cuban's behind that isn't he?

Jul 4, 2013

increase productivity:

uber
waze (social navigation app, terrible for residential, but good for traffic and stuff)
mint
gym (my gym has an app and will tell me how many lap lanes are open for swimming, it's great)

decrease productivity:

snapchat
WSO shortcut
instagram
angry birds
bleacher report

happy downloading

Jul 4, 2013

I use this app called Clash of Clans to boost my productivity.

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Jul 4, 2013

Hinge > Tinder IMO. Also, get Spotify. $9.99 a month for unlimited music.

Jul 4, 2013
Carlos Danger:

Hinge > Tinder IMO. Also, get Spotify. $9.99 a month for unlimited music.

"Hinge lets you meet great new people through your friends."

That's a fucking terrible idea for a hookup app. At least for a shady degenerate like myself.

edit: Also, utorrent: $0 for unlimited everything

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 4, 2013

I would easily pay $20-30 for Spotify. I never really considered myself a huge music person, either.

Jul 4, 2013

Snapchat, instagram, Pandora. All good ones.

Strava for cycling / garmin connect.

Snapseed for photoediting

Onedrive aka Skydrive - Because fuck giving google all of my files.

Radar app for weather

Google Keep for reminders / widget sticky notes

Kindle app for all my reading,

Whatsapp for texting my euro friends

Mint for tracking my cashflow,

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Jul 4, 2013

Hands-down, my favorite productivity app is: Todoist. Coolest to-do list app I've ever used, and it has a semi-competitive aspect to it. Definitely worth downloading. I have it synced across my phones, tablet and laptop. Great UI too.

Jul 4, 2013

I'll second that, you can sync it in your web browser too. I set up a different project folder for each deal I'm on and use that to keep a running list of what I need to do. Easy to re-prioritize, which is nice. And if you're like me, seeing data on your productivity is a good motivator.

Jul 4, 2013

Is Swype available on Iphone now? Now that is one app that can really increase your productivity. Personally I can often swype faster than I can type on a full size key board, especially for longer words.

Jul 4, 2013

youjizz mobile app

Jul 4, 2013

"ReadQuick" it flashes the words on the screen and helps you read articles faster. It does not teach you how to speed read.

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Jul 4, 2013

Sleep Cycle - One of my favorite apps. Wakes you up when you are at the lightest point in your sleep cycle, which means you get up feeling pretty good. The first day I used this was worth the dollar alone.

RunKeeper - Nice workout tracker - you can set goals, plan a schedule, and it keeps a ton of data on your runs.

Evernote - Great one for keeping a lot of information handy at all times. You can sync the app, desktop, or web versions and keep anything from notes and voice memos to screenshots and photos in there. You sort of have to dive into it and use it a good amount to make it work well, but it's nice.

Downcast - I listen to podcasts going to and from the office. Easy to use and does a great job of managing them.

IFTTT - Little more geeky, but you can make "recipes" for repetitive tasks. "Download all the photos I'm tagged in on facebook to my dropbox," "If rain is forecasted tomorrow send me a notification," etc. Almost endless possibilities here.

Jul 4, 2013

If any of you guys have android - Screen time is a great app to help you limit the time you spend on bullshit apps like fb/reddit/etc. Sets a daily limit plus blackout times. Helpful for studying or being productive in general / getting to sleep on time.

Jul 4, 2013

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Anyone with iPhone - I highly recommend the Errands app. Basically Calendar but usable - takes less than 10 seconds to create and folder-categorize an event. Caveat is that it only syncs between iPhone and iPad

OneNote also rocks. Beats the snot out of evernote IMO; there's tables (on PC) and whiteboard picture processor which works great

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Jul 4, 2013

CamScanner. Take a pic of a document and turns it into a PDF for quick distribution. If you have an active .edu email addy they'll give you the premium version for free which means you won't have the annoying "Generated by CamScanner" on the bottom of the documents. Or, just pay.

Jul 4, 2013

The important stuff:

- Todoist (to do lists, best one out there since it syncs to EVERYTHING instantaneously)
- The full Google suite: Calendar / Drive / Gmail. Not Plus though, don't touch that crap.
- Fitbit / MyFitnessPal / RunKeeper for logging food+exercise
- Personal Capital (Mint for intellectuals :P)
- a ton of other financial apps: Check (bill pay), Simple (my bank), Betterment (online wealth mgmt), Credit Karma (credit score monitoring)
- Genius Scan (snap a photo, auto-enhances and stores as PDF that you can send/share/save wherever)
- LinkedIn (for on-the-go schmoozing)

The frivolous stuff:

- Kindle
- Pocket (read it later app)
- BaconReader (for Reddit)
- Duolingo (language learning)
- Amazon (for shopping on the go)
- Liquor Cabinet (best app out there)

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Jul 4, 2013

If you ever want to take a selfie but don't want to make it look like you're taking a selfie...TimerCamera.

Jul 4, 2013

Funny enough. I didn't last long on the iPhone. I'm on a Q10 right now and am waiting for either the new Classic or the Passport phone.

It's hard to leave my Blackberry even today.

Jul 4, 2013

so i got the new iphone to upgrade my blackberry curve and hate it. so much so that i am returning it and waiting for the bold. i just found that simple tasks (emailing texting making calls) require so many more steps and effort than on the blackberry. am i alone here?

Jul 4, 2013

nope... far too many touches to get anything done.

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