Dragon Dictation, Pizza Hut, What's On, TED Talks, SmartScreen, ESPN ScoreCenter, BabyBump, Waze, Tweetie 2 - TiPb Picks of the Week
Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.
So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!
Chad's Pick: Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation is one slick app. You can dictate then email, text or copy your text to the clipboard. I found the app to be accurate as long as there is no background noise. Oh, did I mention it's free? [Free - iTunes link]
Chris' Pick: Pizza Hut
Scenario: you are at a bar, loud music, a couple of beers, and you are hungry. How can the iphone help? Pizza Hut app! Set up an account, order your pizza through the app (no talking and not being able to hear on the phone), and in 30 minutes- fresh, hot pizza. Used it each of the past Fridays during the faculty bar night, and saved many a faculty from , well, being hungry. [Free - iTunes link]
Derrick's Pick: What's On TV
What's On allows you to see what's playing the not only on your TV but also what's in the movies, Its one of my favorite apps and did I mention its free? This app is definitely a must have. [Free - iTunes link]
Georgia's Pick: TED
The TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks application allows you watch their cutting-edge videos on your iphone. Each year TED hosts some of the most awe inspiring, fascinating people. No matter what I am interested in learning about there is a TED talk about it. Here are some of my favourite iphone related TED talks: Jeff Han - Multi-Touch Interaction, David Pogue - Simplicity sells, Sir Ken Robinson - Do schools kill creativity? (And is that why Steve Jobs dropped out?!) I would be really interested to hear which are your favourite TED Talks as well! [Free - iTunes link]
James' Pick: SmartScreen (for Jailbreak)
If there is one thing I would like to see in iPhone 4.0, it would be widgets on the lockscreen or any one my my app pages. Android does and it really adds a nice customization touch. Luckily I don't have to wait until 4.0 for widgets, as SmartScreen offers that functionality. Only a few widgets are currently available, but the developers behind the app have released a SDK for others to develop widgets. [$5 - via Cydia]
Jeremy's Pick: ESPN ScoreCenter
Leanna's Pick: BabyBump :)
When I found out I was pregnant a few days ago, I started looking for a pregnancy app almost immediately and BabyBump is excactly what I was looking for. For each new week of the pregnancy stage, BabyBump provides information about the developmental progress of my baby including its approximate size/weight, an object that is similar in size (this week, Baby is about the size of a poppyseed), and a picture of what my baby looks like. BabyBump also gives weekly information on what changes I can expect with my body and a place for me to store a picture of my belly for my records. In the journal, I can keep a daily record of my weight, waist size, moods, and anything else I want to record. BabyBump also has a kick and contractions counter that can be shared directly with Facebook and Twitter. BabyBump is the pregnancy app to have and I highly recommend it for all pregnant women. [$4.99 - iTunes link]
Matt's Pick: Waze
Waze is a community map navigation application. Waze has an initial base map in it, which users then help verify the roads by simply leaving the app running while driving. The application will also notice if traffic is getting heavy (live traffic reporting) and reports it to the community map so other people that might be traveling that route can avoid that area. That is one of the numerous features that Waze offers. Overall, the routing was decent and the turn-by-turn prompts are is very good. [Free - iTunes link]
Rene's Pick: Tweetie 2
Trying to do this year's @SPERoundRobin (#RoundRobin) without a good, nay -- great Twitter app would be very, very difficult. I'm not using Tweetie 2 with it's excellent re-tweet, search, saved-search, and other functions has been a sanity savor. I use tons of Twitter apps. I try new ones whenever they come out. Thus far, I'm still going back to Tweetie 2 because it's a powerhouse and it just suits my brain -- such as it remains. [$2.99 - iTunes link]
You're part of team TiPb too, so what's your pick? What app was your absolute fav last week? Let us -- and everyone -- know in the comments!