Since getting my first iPhone 2 years ago, and getting my first iPad just a month or so ago, I have really been enjoying different apps. I rely on my friends’ recommendations for apps, so please share any favorites that you have!
Here are my favorite iPhone apps. I’ve excluded any games because this really depends on your preferences!
Ease into 5K ($2.99)
This is an app to help you with the Couch to 5k running program. I’ve been religiously using this for about a year. Even when I stop running for a while, I feel like I can start up again as long as I start on the appropriate week of C25k.
100 Pushups ($1.99)
A similar concept as Couch to 5k, this helps you to gradually improve your upper body strength.
200 Situps ($1.99)
Another app that is similar to Couch to 5k for improving core strength. The name is a little misleading; this app will help you with crunches, not situps.
If you are reading an ebook with pictures, the Kindle app for iPad is fantastic. The iPhone app is perfect for reading something when you have 10 minutes to kill! I like downloading books from Project Gutenberg for reading classics – I read the entire Anne of Green Gables series!
Period Plus (free)
This is an app to keep track of your menstruation cycles. Input your period days, and it will tell you when you can expect your next period or when you will ovulate. The only thing I wish it would do is to give me a push notification 2 days before my period is supposed to come!
This is a very specific app for Japanese cell phone users – this lets me use Docomo mail on my unlocked iPhone. In Japan, people send emails through their cell phones instead of texting. This service has been around since the late 1990s.
What are your favorite apps? I’m still looking for an iPad app to take notes. Anyone know of an app that transcribes handwritten words into text?
Next up: an app that helps you buy apps cheaper!