TiPb Picks of the Week: G-Map, Lose It!, F-MyLife, GeoDefense, 1Password, Kindle
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: G-Map US East
I have been using G-Map US East for the iPhone now for a couple of months. Why wait for FULL GPS Navigation with Turn-by-Turn with Software 3.0 when you can have it now. All that is lacking is the audible cue to turn, but it has excellent visual cues. Easy to use and fast calculations make this one a winner! The developer says they will add Audible Turn-by-Turn with Software 3.0. Did I mention that Internet access is not required? That's right, all of the maps are on your hard drive with no subscription! [$24.99 - iTunes link]
James' Pick: Lose It!
Now that it's time for swimsuit season, I need to lose my winter layer that has accumulated over the past few months. Lose It! is a free application that allows you to set your weight loss goals with flexibility. The app counts your calorie intake (with a pretty robust food database), tracks your exercise and progress towards your goal. [Free - iTunes link]
Jeremy's Pick: UFC Undisputed 2009
[Ed: Since we couldn't pull Jeremy off his Xbox 360 in time to get a pick in, we tapped out and made his new affliction a rare exceptional pick ] 10 second knockout. On advanced difficultly I might add... I'm gonna be a beast in this game. [Free-ish Demo - official web site]
Leanna's Pick: F-MyLife
This little app lets you see the stories posted on http://www.fmylife.com/. There was a recent update to F-MyLife that has made the user experience even more enjoyable. This is a great time-filler app when you've got a few minutes to kill, or if you've just had an FML experience, make a post directly from F-MyLife. [ Free - iTunes link]
Matt's Pick: Geodefense
Current favorite for this week is GeoDefence. I was a bit hesitant in getting it as I had fieldrunners, however, this game is just as cool. It has more upgrades and towers also the main thing is that the path is created for you and you have to set up the towers along the path. [$3.99 - iTunes Link]
Rene's Pick: 1Password
1Password is an app I use so often I've almost forgotten it doesn't come standard on OS X -- Mac or iPhone. Until I re-install or restore, then I try to login to a secure website and -- Boom! -- where's my 1Password? I can't think of higher praise than that. It allows you to store gnarly, pseudo-random logins for websites, providing security, yet use them with the minimum of hassle possible, providing convenience to boot. And it syncs between multiple Macs and the iPhone. Swoon [Free - iTunes link]
Special Guest Pick from Editor-in-Chief Dieter Bohn: Kindle
What's great about it: used to be that if you needed information instantly, you hit up Google to see what the internet says. That's great and I use it every day (heck, every hour), but while that's great for breadth of information, it's not always great for depth. Now that I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, I can 'queue up' deeper research quickly and easily. [FREE - iTunes link]
Yeah, you're part of team TiPb too, so what's your pick of the week? What app was your absolute fav last week? Let us -- and everyone -- know in the comments!