Malleable Musings

November 30, 2008

My current iPhone apps

Filed under: iphone — Tags: — Brendan @ 6:56 pm

The word really drawn on the screen of WritingPadI’m a recent iPhone convert and at the moment I am still trying to figure out what apps I should have on it.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

At the moment my preferred data entry tool is WritingPad on which you make patterns on the keyboard in order to enter text. I seem to find it quicker than typing with two thumbs.  I’m then currently emailing these notes to myself but I guess that eventually I ought to write a script / or look at plugins to update blog entries by email.

I have to admit I hadn’t considered how important copy and paste is. I still can’t believe the iPhone doesn’t support this.  Yes there is i-Copy but it is severely limited in terms of what it can do.

The two applications that have made me go wow so far are Twinkle and the iPint (although the later simply because its a great piece of branding and WOM for Carling).

I suppose Twinkle is no different from many other Twitter tools (e.g. Twitterlocal and Twittervision) but there are still a few things I like about it. The first is the idea of tweeting and seeing responses within the your localized area. The other is just watching the world map and seeing what Twinklers around the world are doing and the feeling of connectedness that this gives (I’m reminded of a sentence in James Lovelock‘s the Gaia Theory about interesting things happening when 10 billion things start making connections).

I am still exploring other apps but I thought that it was worth mentioning the HE related ones I’ve found so far. The iStanford app is definitely worth a look either through this blog post, or get on to iTunes (and also read Nick’s review – it’s great to see a university on the cutting edge).

The other HE related ones were the Ball State University Chirper (designed for sports fans) and a Princeton travel timetable.

The other apps I’ve installed and used are MyRailLite, Facebook and WordPress, however I’m guessing my apps will change a bit over the next few weeks as I explore some more.   However I am fairly sure that I’ll be sticking with the iPhone operating system for the moment rather than playing about with Linux.

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2 Comments »

  1. iStanford updates see http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1869169,00.html?cnn=yes

    Comment by Brendan — January 5, 2009 @ 10:09 pm


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