I am also interested in starting a discussion of apps on other devices and would be grateful for comments from Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Microsoft and other smartphone and tablet users to kick it off.
Comments are always welcome (go to the end of this post to leave a message).
- The built in apps
- GPS Drive
- Inrix - One click display of current traffic - don't leave home without it - I've avoided countless traffic delays
- Dragon Search - I use this for Google searches even when I'm at my computer
- Google Search - similar to Dragon search but more limited
- Dragon Dictate - tiny keyboards be gone! it's time to talk
- Vlingo is the current alternative but I have not used it
- Filterstorm - I used this for the lighthouse photo but I've barely touched the surface of this one
- iFlashReady - compensates for the lack of flash on "old" iPhones (before version 4)
News and Weather
- Fluent News - aggregates news from a variety of sources
- SkyGrid - similar to Fluent News but more organized
- Dozens of other general, technical and political news sites
- The Weather Channel
Calendar, Contacts, Etc.
- The built in Calendar and Contact apps are integrated across platforms and the web
- Bento - this easy to use Filemaker lite database greatly improves on the standard contact app and integrates with it
- Whitepages - long a standard for address look up
- Keynote - the only presentation program currently available - but probably not for long
- Stocks - Built in iPhone app
- QFolio HD - A powerful iPad app
The BestAppSite is always a good source for app reviews.