Let’s be honest, we’re all friends here. If you’re reading this on a weekday morning then it’s safe to say you’re a bit of a geek. It’s OK, we are too, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
As fully paid up members of the geek fraternity, we’re very much attached to our technology and our smartphones are at the heart of almost everything we do. Long gone are the days when our phones were tools that helped us communicate with people – they’re so much more than that. It’s a fact shown best by the apps we use, and which of those apps we just couldn’t live without.
Over the next few paragraphs I’m going to outline some of the apps that I use on my iPhone every day, and perhaps most importantly, why I wouldn’t want to live without them any time soon. More than that though, I want to know what iPhone (or Android, or even Windows Phone for that matter) apps you are all attached to. Which apps do you find yourself living inside when your phone is in your hand, and why?
Whilst you ponder that little poser, let’s see what makes the grade for me.
Shiny like Chrome
The first app that I just can’t stop using perhaps a predictable one, but I’m going to outline it anyway. Google Chrome is without doubt the best browser for iOS in my eyes, and it all comes down to one, simple reason: syncing.
If, like me, you use Chrome on the desktop then you’ve already got all your bookmarks, passwords and the like all stored on Google’s servers. Installing Chrome on iOS and plugging in your credentials means that you’ll never be out of sync again. Immediately, you’ve got access to all your bookmarks. You won’t need to enter any of your stored passwords either. It’s quick, too, and all your open tabs will be visible on all your devices – a real boon when you forget that page you were browsing before rushing out the door like I do all too often!
Tweetbot is my Twitter app of choice these days. I used to use the official iOS app, but we all know how that’s been broken more with each update over the last few years. Tweetbot’s push notifications and gestures make it perfect for my needs, and it just seems to work the way I want it to whilst also looking great in the process. There are certainly other Twitter apps out there, but Tweetbot fits the bill for me.
That said, I can’t wait to hear which Twitter apps you guys use, or whether they are even amongst the most used apps on your device. Maybe Facebook is more your thing. Who knows!
You can never have enough tweaks
The final app I’m going to talk about here may come as a bit of a surprise to some, and that app is Cydia.
As you may imagine, I’m always installing new iPhone 5 jailbreak tweaks, updating others or just trawling the repositories looking for new and interesting apps. It goes without saying that Cydia is central to how I work now that I’m jailbroken once more, but you wouldn’t believe the amount of time I seem to spend in an app that’s just a fancy way of installing other apps!
But that’s enough about me, the main reason for this post is because I want to know what your most used apps are. Do you use any of the apps I’ve mentioned here, or do you have a whole raft of different apps that make up your home screen and are just irreplaceable?
Follow my own Twitter feed at twitter.com/theiBlog so you can keep me in the loop along the way. Tell us what you use, hopefully we’ll uncover some gems in the process!
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