Jan 26, 2012

The Dark Side

Filed under: Expressions,randomness,Home — Tags: , , — Kay @ 10:22 am


I’m a little late to the party, I know, but I finally did move over to the dark side (they didn’t even have cookies!).

I ordered an iPhone. Yes, I did. If all goes well it will be delivered today. Suffice to say I’m still praying to the Gods of postal services.

I did some iTunes searching and already got the standard apps; the instamatic, whatsapp and twitter stuff. Just the basics.

But now I just need to know what’s hot… and what’s not. What’s that one app you fell in love with, that makes your life easier and just brightens up your day?

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      i would suggest:

      Movie 360


      Onavo (saves u 3g roaming money)

      only a few ;)


      Gal Granov on Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:07 am Reply
      1. Thanks for the list! I’m on it :)

        Kay on Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:08 am Reply
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      Why dark side? :)

      I highly recommend How To Cook Everything. 

      Jurie on Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:32 am Reply
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      Wordfeud :P,
      It’s online scrabble. It has totally nothing to do with cooking, but it’s quite addictive ..

      Sonyanijntje on Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:58 am Reply
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      Is not dark side – are coming into The Light!!
      If you (read), Kindle app will allow you to
      purchase books online at Amazon and then read
      them on your iPhone. Can adjust size of text
      and color of background. Always have a book
      with no need to carry one! Also nice to share an
      Amazon account with someone, so you are getting
      2 reads of one book – it’s why I recommend Amazon
      over iBooks or Nook. My mom and I share, all
      legal, and it costs each of us 1/2 as much for
      the same number of books.

      Shopper is a little program that lets me make
      grocery store lists – and organizes the list by
      category – and then, I can email the list to
      my SO, so that the shopping gets done. Really

      Backgrounds and Backdrops are apps that have other
      people’s photos available for downloading
      that you can then use for the background
      photo on your phone.  Stunning work – although
      you are clever enough to have stunning
      photos of your own!!

      Shazam can “listen” to a song playing on the radio
      and then identify it for you – and you can then buy it
      through the link to iTunes.

      Jumbline is a word finding game which we all love.


      Zanne on Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:31 pm Reply
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      I love flip pad. 

      Teresa on Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:39 pm Reply
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      If your site is wordpress there is an app for that to. 
      I love ziplist no more paper for grocery list and it works with all recipe sites.
      AppsConefree tells you of free apps who far free for just a few days

      Arrisje on Jan 26, 2012 @ 1:48 pm Reply
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      sorry it’s AppsGonefree

      Arrisje on Jan 26, 2012 @ 1:48 pm Reply
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      This can only mean an Ipad purchase is not far off….

      Sam on Jan 26, 2012 @ 2:48 pm Reply
      1. Yes dear. Would you believe I’m looking at iPads right now as we speak. Yes, you do believe that … I know you do:)

        Kay on Jan 26, 2012 @ 2:51 pm Reply
        1. Well, you better order at least two….because the kiddo will be using it all the  time.

          Sam on Jan 26, 2012 @ 3:27 pm Reply
          1. I might just send him off to you. Uncle Sam’s pc central will probably make quite an impression :)

            Kay on Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:37 am
        2. Ik voel een iPad-kookboek aankomen, jawel! ;-)

          Alieke on Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:43 pm Reply
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      I highly recommend “voice search”!  You can access any info you want…….even definitions of words, locales of places of business, maps, etc. just by asking your phone!!
      Heard a song from the 50’s the other day and could not remember who sang it.  I just asked my phone under voice search and it gave me the answer in 5 seconds!!!
      Have fun experimenting!!

      Barb S. on Jan 26, 2012 @ 3:28 pm Reply
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      i like the ‘appie’ app (sorry, for dutchies only), if only for it’s fun barcode scanning option

      Sofie on Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:20 pm Reply
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      Bev Weidner on Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:52 pm Reply
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      I have so been considering getting an iphone but haven’t made the leap to the “dark side” yet.  I have an iPad and adore it (so does my kid and yes you’ll want two as someone else mentioned).  A great photo app is snapseed.  I heard Dragon dictation is great for voice to text that can be sms’d, emailed, etc.  Let me know what you think of the phone…it just may be that little push I need to commit.

      Rhonda on Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:56 pm Reply
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      And you will love siri on the new iPhone. I don’t have any problems with Siri   She loves me and I love her lol

      Arrisje on Jan 26, 2012 @ 8:20 pm Reply
      1. In all honesty, I think Siri is a huge disappointment. I had voice control on my windows phone 7 and it opened apps,performed searches, I could start, address, dictate and send text messages with it.

        Siri needs some work :) 

        Kay on Jan 26, 2012 @ 9:03 pm Reply
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      Weight Watcher’s has a app that tells the points of food.  also Fooducate – awesome site – grades food a – f.  although all yours are A+. :)

      Anni on Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm Reply
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      – whatsapp 
      – viber  
      – facebook, linkedin 
      – bloglovin
      – skype
      – vertalen (google)
      – sleep cycle
      – uitzending gemist / rtl gemist 
      – ing en rabobank hebben een goede bankieren app
      – reclamefolder, kan je een nee/ja sticker plakken op je brievenbus
      – dropbox
      – evernote
      – for your kid: cut the rope, angry birds, find it, doodlejump
      – amazon
      – appie
      – adobe reader


      Sita on Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:40 pm Reply
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      ‘Evernote’ is the one app I cannot live without – to me it’s more than a Notes Database, it’s my Life Management Tool!  I live in ‘Evernote’ – and bit-by-bit it is helping me to live paperless. :)) 

      Rita on Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:58 pm Reply
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      I would probably die without Evernote and TeuxDeux, but if you already have a good note-taking service, you probably don’t need these.

      One app I found incredibly useful is OurGroceries. It allows you to make a grocery list, and your husband can download it on his phone (iPhone or Android) and sign up with your account. That way you can share a grocery list, it syncs quickly and automatically, and you’ll never have to wonder if he already got the bread or if you should. 

      Oana on Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:43 pm Reply
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      Welcome to the dark side.  It really is an enlightened world.  
      My list is similar to others:  Evernote, Drpbox, Waze, Find iPhone, Kindle, Solar Walk, TeuxDeux, and Jamie Oliver are favorites of mine.

      I haven’t found a feed reader that works for me yet.  

      Enjoy your phone.

      Jan on Jan 28, 2012 @ 1:05 am Reply
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      Ah see some pretty good suggestions above that I didn’t have yet.. :) Welcome to the Dark Side Kay… Hope you get to like your Iphone.. (you will, you will!)

      Simone on Jan 30, 2012 @ 3:02 pm Reply

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