Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My Home Screen
Twitter - pretty obvious what this is used for. Today, hockey trade updates. Great new holo themed update released.
CIBC - my bank
theScore - out of all the mobile apps for quickly checking hockey scores (anyone see a pattern?) this one is my favourite. Apps like TSN and NHL GameCenter take too much time to load.
Untappd - one of my favourite apps built on top of the PhoneGap framework. It is a social beer check in app. Great to see what your friends are drinking and helps find new beers.
Gmail - All. The. Emails.
feedly - with the upcoming demise of Google Reader I've completely switched over to feedly for my RSS reading. It's a great app that syncs with Google Reader and has a great UI experience.
Google+ - I'm not completely sold on this app yet. I know Google wants it to be a Twitter/Facebook killer but until more of my friends start using it and the network effect takes over it won't be used as much as they'd hope.
Pocket Casts - after trying out a bunch of different podcast listening apps I've settled on Pocket Casts. It has a great UI and most importantly has variable rate playback which is a must for me. If I can't listen to podcasts at 2.0x speed I go crazy listening to the um's and ah's.
IMDB - I don't even think I can watch TV or Movies without this app. I'm constantly using it to look up what other shows/movies that actor was in.
TWN - The Weather Network, pretty useful app but it may be supplanted by the weather card in Google Now.
Starbucks - I'm a coffee addict. I use the Starbucks app to pay for my coffee fix whenever I can. Plus, it's one less card I have to carry around in my Costanza sized wallet.
OPL - Ottawa Public Library, I'm an avid reader who is constantly churning through books. Luckily Ottawa has a great public library system that feeds my addiction. Again, one less card is needed in my wallet.
Google Folder - this is my shortcut to all the other Google apps I use frequently but not enough to make the home screen like Play Music, YouTube, Calendar and People.
Instagram - currently testing out this photo service to see if it is a suitable replacement for the stock camera.
Instapaper - absolutely fantastic app for saving articles and reading them later, even when you are off line.
Play Store - with the new phone I find myself constantly installing new apps so the store has made it's way to the home screen.
So that's it. What are some of your favourite apps that I'm missing?