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]

Your Pick?

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!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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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

ifarted is an awesome app! the ladies love it. It was a hit at the bar lastnight and it's the only reason i got laid

Chad was just testing you Muero, making sure you were reading. We de-queued the cue and minded our Ps and Qs so we could fix the que to cue PDQ, or was that too cute? :)

GPS Kit: they're above and beyond other GPS functionality apps, and they're always adding stuff to it. Worth the $10.

@Cellobarney,
I was reading the reviews for GPS Kit and it seems to be more along the lines of a hiking/biking/camping topographical GPS App (ala MotionXGPS), as opposed to a turn by turn DRIVING GPS app - currently, G-Map is the only app in the App Store that comes closest to providing TomTom-like functionality. In other words, apples and oranges. I'm hoping to see a whole slew of turn by turn GPS driving apps this summer once 3.0 arrives...

"Queue" IS an English word. use YOUR dictionary app. Unless he is putting the apps on a pool stick, he is not cue-ing them up, he is queueing them up.

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