Top 5 iPod (or iPhone) Apps

May 4, 2011

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I got an iPod touch a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. I wanted one because it was the next greatest thing for music storage….way better than just a plain old classic iPod. Then I discovered the App Store. I think now I use the iPod more for the apps than I do to listen to my music.

Below are my top 5 apps, in no particular order:

1. Angry Birds (all versions) – I’m no longer addicted to the original version of Angry Birds, but I am addicted to Angry Birds: Seasons and Angry Birds: Rio.

The point of the game is to destroy the green pigs on each stage (there are several stages) and to do it by using the least number of birds possible. There are different “types” of birds that do different levels of destruction. On each stage, you get a certain number of birds, and you get 1 to 3 stars based on the amount of points you accumulate. The overall object of the game is to get 3 stars on every stage. I have yet to do this, but I’m close. There seems to be an update with new levels every few months, which keeps you coming back for more!

2. Bejeweled 2 Blitz – See my review of this app here. This could be my all-time favorite app. I’ve been playing it for a couple of years, and I’m still addicted.

3. Yahoo! Fantasy Football – I know, I haven’t used this app in a few months, and might not be able to use it for several more months with the upcoming season in jeopardy due to the lockout. But, if you are involved in a Yahoo! Fantasy league for football, this app is for you. All you have to do is login, and your roster is right there at your fingertips. Need to make a quick change and can’t get on the computer, a couple of touches to the iPod/phone and your roster move is complete. Need to check the scores of your current head-to-head matchup? It’s all right there! Definitely an addicting app during the football season.

4. Tiny Wings – The objective of this game is simple….you’re a bird, but you have tiny wings and can’t fly on your own. So, the game is filled with hills, and the objective is to touch the screen at the right time to make your bird “dive” on the down slope of a hill, which in turns uses the up slope to “fly”. It’s a very simple game, but it is fun and my newest addiction. The longer you fly, the longer it stays daylight. Once nighttime hits, your game is over!

5. DirecTV – of all the apps, this one is definitely the most boring (especially if you aren’t a DirecTV subscriber!). Download and login to the app using the same login information that you would use on the site to pay your bill, view your account, etc, and your DirecTV viewing guide is right there at your fingertips. Have a DVR and forgot to setup a recording before you left for work or to run that errand? No problem, just find the program on your guide in the app and hit record. It’s as simple as that. It’s very convenient, especially if you always forget like I do!

Those are my top 5 most used/favorite apps…..what are yours?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kosmo
    May 04, 2011 @ 13:08:21

    I’d say the Google Shopper app that you mentioned to me. Use your iPhone to scan a bar code, and it comparison shops for you.


  2. Squeaky
    May 04, 2011 @ 15:49:56

    Hi Bob,

    I have an iPod Touch but have been bad about using it for anything but music since I moved to a Droid. From a Droid perspective…..

    I like the Angry Birds games, especially Rio.

    I have discovered Jango for my droid. It is like most other music streaming apps, BUT there is not a limit on it’s free use like there is with Pandora. Works great at work.

    Directv apps rocks (Yes, I’m a subscriber or it WOULD suck)

    GasBuddy is nice so you don’t get bent over at the pump without the courtesy of at least knowing what you’re going to get before you pull in or even price shopping before you go fill up.

    Subsonic is great app in theory but it’s loaded with problems. It is the worst app that I’ve paid for. It is supposed to enable you to play your entire home music library over the network. Unfortunately, a number of people can’t get their phones to connect.

    Where’s My Droid is a must have if you misplace anything. It will track your phone and if you lose it you can have it turn the ringer up as loud as it will go and ring for 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Kosmo will need this when his boy gets a little older.

    Tupac Shakur Ringtones – A must have for anyone that is a fan of the late Tupac (2Pac) Amaru Shakur.

    The next app I want is one that actually allows me to pour a beer from my droid while I’m at work.



  3. wuzafuzz
    May 06, 2011 @ 15:53:13

    Flight Control is my favorite iPod app. It is extremely fun and addictive. It was the first download I actually purchased from the iTunes store. I have actually used the entire charge in my battery just playing that game.

    I believe the version for Android is called Air Control. The publisher is Firemint.


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