Favorite iOS Apps

Favorite iOS Apps

If you or a loved one received an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch this Christmas, you may be looking for app suggestions. Here’s my list of favorite apps.

Most are available for both the iPhone and iPad. I’ve organized these by type. To find one of these apps, just open the App Store on your device and search for the name of the app. You’ll be able to read about the app, see some screenshots from it, and read reviews before you choose to get it or not. Most are free, but not all.

1. Remember Everything
Evernote

2. Personal “Magazine”
These apps allow you to choose your interests and then deliver a sort of magazine with just the sort of things you like most:
Zite
Flipboard

3. News & Weather
NY Times (paid sub required)
NextDraft (witty, curated news collection for each weekday)
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (webapp – not in app store – click here using your iPad or iPhone)
USA Today
CNN
MyRadar Weather Radar
Weather Channel

4. Watch (Movies & TV shows)
Netflix (subscription required)
Amazon Instant Video (if you have an Amazon Prime account)
Flixster (get info on current & upcoming movies, get showtimes)
TV Guide
IMDB (International Movie Database)
iTunes U
TED Talks

5. Sketch/Paint/Draw
Paper by FiftyThree
Penultimate

7. Read
iBooks (Apple’s ereader)
Kindle (Amazon’s ereader)
Nook (Barnes & Noble’s ereader)

8. Sports
Sportacular
ESPN

9. Open Files
GoodReader
Dropbox

10. Radio
Pandora
NPR
NPR Music
Podcasts
SiriusXM (subscription required)

11. Shopping
Amazon
eBay
Target
Walmart

12. Write
Pages (word processor)
IA Writer (text editor)

13. Be Social
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest

14. Photos & Video
iPhoto (edit photos)
iMovie (edit videos)
Flickr (take, edit & share photos)
Camera+ (take, edit & share photos)

15. Social Games
Words with Friends

16. Lifestyle
Food Network in the Kitchen
Evernote Food
Yelp (find restaurants, stores, etc near you)
Starbucks

17. ToDo & Projects, etc.
Things (not free)
Wunderlist (free)
Basecamp (must have a Basecamp account)
Keynote (presentation slides software)

And, of course, Faithlab’s blog is mobile-optimized, so you can view it anytime!

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