Weekly Ten: Addictive iPhone Apps
I used to be extremely opposed to the iPhone. I mocked it, I thought it was childish and a waste. I was a proud user of the Blackberry for many years… until one day my Blackberry began to fail me. Calls were dropped (thanks a lot AT&T) and the phone was beginning to deteriorate. I was ready for an upgrade.
I visited my AT&T store, picked up the new Bold and immediately had issues. I was getting up to 150 text messages in a minute due to some virus. I went back, replaced it twice, only to keep having the same issue. I finally was so aggravated one of the employers was able to convince me to buy an iPhone. My whole world was turned upside down. No one even knew who I was anymore.
Now, three iPhones later (what? They break easily… especially after a few dirty martinis and my habit of throwing things in frustration) I’ve come to terms with the thing, if only for the apps. The service still bites (thanks again, AT&T) and I’m not the biggest Apple fan, but I do love my iPhone apps.
1. SolFree Solitaire
I immediately have an addiction. Like, a serious problem. According to the app, I’ve spent a collective twenty three hours on solitaire. I’m slightly embarrassed.
Twitter. On your phone. Enough said.
As if I wasn’t addicted enough, now I can get my news feed whenever and wherever I want it. Not to mention, I can quickly detag humiliating pictures of me from my weekend escapades. I don’t even remember doing that keg stand at the hockey party and, luckily, I don’t have to wait 6 hours until I’m back from work to find out it’s there.
4. Word Warp
If you love Text Twist, you’ll adore Word Warp. Fantastic and it teaches you new words, so, educational…?
I love reading FML because it makes me feel better about my messy mess of a life. Get it on your iPhone for a pick me up any time of the day!
Constantly wondering where to eat? Want to eat on the cheap and only want breakfast food? Yeah, there’s an app for that. It rules.
7. Brick FREE
A tribute to my Blackberry, the iPhone’s version of BrickBreaker. Thank you!
Anyone remember this addictive online game from circa 1999?
I like this better than Pandora! It’s a personalized radio station right in your phone. Very nice.
Great for recording lectures, interviews and your friends’ drunken rants. Especially that last one.
Not exactly the most efficient apps, but definitely a lot of fun. What are some of your favorites? And has anyone found the app that deletes embarrassing drunk texts right before you send them? Anyone? Bueller??
Melanie currently interning in NYC, taking full advantage of all margarita specials and those blonde summer boys. Stalk her on Twitter: @tinkermellie