Rick Stawarz

iPhone Starter App Pack

Rick Stawarz

A friend who had been a long-time Verizon customer finally broke down and bought the new iPhone 4.  He asked what apps I recommend, and this is what I sent him… 


One thing to keep in mind is that some of these are some social networking apps, so if that’s not your thing, then just pass them up.

Free apps:

Twitter: iTunes link

Meebo: IM app
iTunes link

LED Flashlight
iTunes link

ESV Bible
iTunes link

Dragon Dictation: Voice Transcriber
iTunes link

Wikipanion
iTunes link

Siri: Apple actually just bought this company. It’s a voice activated personal assistant. Pretty rad.
iTunes link

PhotoShop Mobile
iTunes link

Yelp: has a neat feature where you point your phone’s camera towards a direction, and it shows you good restaurants in the area.
iTunes link

Here are some paid apps that I highly recommend. One thing you’ll find is that is extremely rare to find a quality free app. If you want something that actually makes sense and works well, it’s gonna cost at least a couple bucks.

Pastebot: pairs your Mac and iPhone to easily copy and paste text and pictures between the two
iTunes link

Deliveries: also syncs with Mac’s Dashboard widget
iTunes link

Camera+
iTunes link

Plants vs Zombies: the best game there is.
iTunes link

Have any suggestions for new iPhone owners? What’re your favorites?

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.