Smart phones, I’m told, now make up more than half of the cell phone market and they are quickly replacing many other types of devices which we may have used in the past. Our phones are able to not only provide phone service, but take photos, video, send e-mail, take dictation, help us find our way via GPS, hold our favorite music, include a library of books and reference materials, send text messages and too many other things to mention. They even answer a select group of questions, that is if you are using an iPhone. Yes, the iPhone user has a new friend called Siri and she has the ability to learn. But she is limited in what questions she can answer, so don’t tell her to call you “Rock God” as she does in the TV commercial because she can’t do that. That’s a bit scary since we are really talking about a very small computer.
These phones are, it seems, magical devices which have proven to be indispensable in this 24/7 world we find ourselves living. Although I’ve given a number of free apps here, you can do more searching for yourself by browsing the free apps at the App Store at iTunes and, yes, they do have free ones all grouped together in Top Free iPhone Apps.
I use a number of apps, but I won’t try to influence you because you’re the one who has to find any app useful, not just something to fill up your phone’s memory. Give that some thought and make a special effort to decide which four apps sit on the Dock on the bottom of your iPhone screen. They should be the most vital ones you may need in a moment’s notice. I have Phone, Email, Evernote and Camera. Those are my go-to apps and the two on the extreme right and left are there so I can get to them fast, if I need.
Camera Awesome (additional plug-ins for a fee)
ESPN Score Center
Find My iPhone
Remember that iTunes usually has a number of free apps they feature on their site every week for iPhone and iPads. You will begin to enjoy iPhotography if you use some of them and see how really creative this wonderful cell phone can be with photos. In fact, there’s a new page on that great site, Mashable, where they feature iPhotography.