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Beginning of the year 10 Favorite iPhone apps list

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As my friends can tell you I have a lot of apps on my iPhone. I run a little late, but I try to do a yearly update of the apps I frequently use.

10. Tsheets – Goes with the web service at I have to track my own hours & complete paper time sheets at work. I use this app to “clock in” to track my work hours. Then I pull up the website when completing my paper timesheet & fill in the blanks.

9. DC Comics – Read full color comic books on your iPhone. I like the Marvel app slightly better, but I like the content from DC better.

8. Foodspotting – Want to see what restaurant meals near you look appetizing. Foodspotting is a social networks for sharing photos & comments about cuisine near you.

7. Foursquare – Checking in? This is how some of my friends keep up with where I am. I’m currently mayor of 8 locations.

6. Kindle – As almost everyone who knows me knows I love my books. This allow me to carry many of them with me.

5. Audible – I also love audiobooks because I can have a story while I drive. This is a great program that will play the audiobook, plus allow you to bookmark where you were at.

4. Hiptasmatic – I like photography, but I also like interesting, unpredictable & “artsy” photography. This allows me to have that in my pocket at all times.

3. Twitter – Be social! Random updates from my life & links to other things I find cool.

2. Waze – Free GPS with turn-by-turn directions. Also fun with gaming elements such as “munching” new roads with a Pac-man like icon for points.

1. Evernote – This is my brain. I store many many notes to myself in this.

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Discovering WoW Addons

While I’m not the uber-mod person like some of my friends, I have a few I’ve discovered that I like.

1. Cartographer – There was one thing missing from basic default WoW. Map coordinates. I can read a map. I can read a map well. But I would get halfway across the region only to find out I ran the wrong way.This was the first addon I wanted.

Auctioneer Menu

Auctioneer22. Auctioneer – This was my second addon. Lethann uses it. Mainly she uses it for the Auto Vend feature, but I was selling quite a bit on the auction house and was manually tracking it. It takes a bit of time to set it up and longer to learn to work it, but if you Auction frequently this is something you need. And I’ve made a bit of gold on the auction house. I’m so low leveled right now I just have gathering professions. But it shows you thing in colors Red for selling high. Yellow for good markup. Green for average price. Blue for really underpriced. Now I’m not really buying off the auction house. I’m just selling, but if an herb I have is mostly blue I’ll hang on to it for 2-3 days until the prices on them start climbing. Also I’m using it for items that I find in my travels. Who knew that you needed the crispy spider legs for cooking? Well Auctioneer will tell me that when I hover over an item. Also it will tell me the price a vendor will pay for an item. If I’m questing and I can’t use either item that is offered as a quest reward and they are Soulbound, I can see what a vendor will pay for the item. That way I can take the quest reward that brings the highest return from the vendors. Yes it may be just  a few copper, but a few copper is a few copper.

3. TomTomFu – Little GPS like arrow. It shows you where you need to go.

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[Review] iPhone apps: AirMe

iPhone site: N/A
App Store link: [1]
Cost: Free
Uses: GPS & Camera

photo.jpgThis was an app I was underwhelmed with. I seriously have considered uninstalling and deleting it. All it does is geotag the snapshot your are taking. It can post to Twitter in the latest version. It does allow you to set a Title & Tags, but not add a description. It uploads to Facebook or Flickr as well as AirMe’s own site. It also allows you to email the photo if that’s your thing.

Suggestions for improvement:
-Do something original to set yourself apart

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[Review] iPhone app: Instapaper Free

iPhone site: N/A
App Store link: [1]
Cost: Free
Uses: Network 

photo.jpgI’ve raved about Instapaper [2] cause it does one thing well. I used to keep tabs open because I wanted to read something “Later”.  Now I can click on that “Read Later” bookmarklet on my browser and close that tab. I also love that after I click that link and read the article it takes the link out of the queue.

Now to my delight there is the Instapaper app. It downloads the  10 most recent marked stories so you can read them offline. Very handy for when you’re stuck waiting somewhere.

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