Monday, February 8, 2010

Phone In

Just one day prior to moving overseas, I disastrously lost my iPhone and every day since I muse over that Smarty Pants gadget. Everything under the sun was, literally, at my app-loving fingertips and I just discovered four more reasons to dis my normal cell:

Words with Friends. [Free] Call all Scrabble obsessed, logophile phenes and engage in a word-slinging crossword combat. If you're afraid you can't mix work with your puzzling play, a text message or email will alert when your turn is up.


Convertbot. [99¢] A graphic, well-designed conversion robot that translates over 400 different units including currency, length, mass and time — but handling conversions to and from mixed units pretty much takes the cake.


AppBox Pro. [99¢] Mimicking an Apple home screen, your phone will be loaded with over 20 apps like a real-time currency converter, worldwide holiday calendar, tip calculator, translator, cinometer [a level utility], flashlight, and even a system to track the best time to try and get pregnant. It's the closest thing to a personal assistant without the ego trips and yearly salary.


Karma Art. [99¢] The most creative way to pass time in doctors' offices/grocery store lines/on hold with your accountant...or if you just want to send something other than the ubiquitous text. Put together an original masterpiece quicker than you can say Win, Lose or Draw.

7 comments:

jane said...

words with friends is the best! i feel like i'm perpetually attending game night with my pals with iphones, and my brother and i crack each other up with all our scrabble trash talk.

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beachbungalow8 said...

can't believe you lost your phone right before leaving the country. I would have been out of my mind!

I love all of my apps, but around here AT&T is TERRRIBLE. especially with the 3G turned on, so maybe you're better off being forced to ween yourself off.

AMS said...

I just got addicted to Words with Friends!

Expats Again said...

I lost my i-phone in Detroit airport on my last visit home to Ohio. It has been three months and I still feel the loss. In Oct. my contract in Germany is up and I can get another one with a new contract. Thanks for the heads up on the apps. Oh, I miss it so...

Erica said...

it is such a smarty pants gadget...

Frau said...

Waiting to move back to states to gt one...cell plans here are out of this world.