Unfortunately I lost my iTouch and all the apps I loved late last summer. Looked high and low for it. I loved that thing and the pages of apps I had on it. I've inherited my daughters HP Touchpad (Web OS? Pretty defunct), but the Kindle app is not as nimble on that. I may be breaking down soon and upgrading to a new iTouch. Or Kindle Fire. Or iPad. Or iPad mini. Or a combo of two of the above. (Advice and suggestions welcome!)
So the best I can do is list the apps I loved and some new ones I found while reading PC Magazine's top 50 free apps. I use all of these on my computer except for Dashlane, but I like the concept enough that I may start to play with it on the Macbook...then transition to the mobile app when I get my new toy. Soon.
1. Kindle app. I don't own a Kindle, but I love the app. I've read long books on my iTouch.
2. Dashlane is a great idea--it stores all your password info and so much more. Here's some of what PC Magazine says about it:
Dashlane is an elegant and secure app that acts as a digital wallet backup, password, password manager, and more. It can automatically save information from when you make purchases online, so you don't have to keep track of them via email confirmations. The data that Dashlane stores remains encrypted until you unlock the app,....
3. Dropbox. What a great way to send big files to people. Everyone should have it. Welcome to cloud computing.
4. This American Life Podcasts. I love this show--you get nearly hour-long podcasts of some of the best writing on radio. Perfect for in-flight listening and long car trips.
5. White Noise Lite I can't travel with my husband without this app without white noise for sleeping. Enough said.
Bonus for travelers: Sutro Essential Guides. Great mobile travel guides, especially the one for Charlotte, NC, which I wrote and maintain!
Okay--what do you love?