Originally Posted by hillstones
I have deleted quite a few free apps since they pretty much suck. BoxOffice is much better than Movies. 'Where' pretty much sucks, it is slow even over Wi-Fi. WeatherBug beats Apple's Weather app. And the BEST free app has to be REMOTE! Because of that app, I bought an AirPort Express off eBay so I can connect it to my home stereo and remote control iTunes from the iPhone! I can also use it in the backyard with my JBL Spot Speakers and control iTunes with the iPhone! How cool is that?
Haven't downloaded Super Monkey Ball, but Cro-Mag Rally, Enigmo, and Texas Hold 'Em ROCK!
So there are some good apps, and there are some that are stinkers. Goes with the territory.
— BoxOffice is nice. The Rotten Tomatoes ratings are a nice touch, too. Movies has a major flaw in that you have to exit the app after putting in your zip code and then reenter it again. There is no enter or okay button there. How did that make it to the App Store? And here I was defending Apple for their QA.
— Weather Bug is great, but I personally never concern myself with the weather, but I know people so obsessed with it that I think They'd buy an iPhone if they saw that one app.
— For free apps, the Talking <language> Phrasebooks are nice. Easy to access phrases with voices.
— VoiceNotes is nice for voice notes. It's not refined at all but it was effective when testing.
— NetNewsWire is a popular app on OS X, but it's too bulky for my needs. I prefer a simple Menubar icon for my RSS. But for the iPhone it's the nicest RSS reader I've seen though I haven't tried the Google app yet.
— Some apps are simple but could prove to be useful are Light, which makes the entire screen white for a makeshift flashlight, of course. There are a few, but they charge money, which I find ridiculous since this app would take me 5 minutes from start to finish, and I'm a really bad coder!
— One app I figured I'd delete right away is Dial Zero, but I'm keeping it. It's like a simplified yellow pages with toll free numbers and web-address for all the major companies. I couldn't less about what buttons to push to get a live operator right now, but I may care when stuck trying to find my way around their automated directory like some keypad-based version of Advent.
— I wish I could remove Contacts. Pressing Phone to get to my contacts never bothered me.
— iPint is lame, but I like how the display fills up like a beer and then uses the accelerometer so you can pretend to drink it. The effect is pretty realistic.
— Loopt is nice, I will be using that to find and be found when traveling with friends and family. The GPS tracking could have come in handy at a crowded outdoor concert earlier this year. I do wish they'd allow for updates via email and not just SMS.
— AIM is worse than Meebo since the App Store Push service hasn't been enabled. It also needs some bug fixes and major refinement. I figured they would have this complete they have had access to the SDK longer than most and have experience with OS X.
— Just checked out Mobile News Network. Both it and NYTimes are nice apps, but I prefer the former as it loads much faster.
PS: My Safari has been crashing a lot.
PPS: Jobs, NYTimes and Mobile News Network have just put badges on my device as to updates. Not the apps that really need the most, but it's good to see.