My Favorite iPhone Apps

First— a big thank you to Jam and Kisty for helping me out with my lens problem. My head was spinning yesterday and I was terribly disheartened when I learned that no one in the Philippines is equipped to repair Canon lenses (the Canon service center and the camera shops in Hidalgo actually send lenses in need of fixing to Singapore!). I had resigned myself to buying a brand new 50mm f1.8 lens (4,100 PHP; it’s a cheap lens but it’s an unexpected expense) when I remembered Kisty’s and Jam’s comments. I sent Mr Lens Rescuer a text message and an email yesterday, got a quote (cheap!), got assurance that the lens can be fixed as long as there are no missing parts, and got his address. Now I just have to make my way to his place before I head to the beach next weekend!


Second— friends and my boyfriend will be happy to know that the honeymoon phase with my phone is over and I am no longer obsessed with games! Macarena.fla! BUT, I still spend a sizable amount of time on my phone, mostly to read eBooks.

Anyway, I thought I’d post/share my favorite and most used apps.

Instagram — a social network of sorts for photos. At first, I was kinda annoyed that it didn’t have a web version but I don’t mind it now.
CashTrails — a way to keep track of my expenses. I have not been doing a good job of logging my daily expenses because it’s so heartbreaking! Will get back to that next payday.
Nutrition Menu — calorie counter, both for food and exercises. I love that you don’t need a wifi connection to search for food in their database. You can also set a limit for your daily caloric needs and a ratio for the nutrients you get. I’m bad, though: last night, I pigged out on Easter chocolate. Guess who didn’t log her calories? =p
GoodReader — The Cristal of all iPhone/pod/pad apps! I LOVE THIS. It’s not compatible with ePub files (I heard Stanza is) so I have to convert them to PDF. I have so many books lined up!
Pink Pad — Tracks my dot and my fertile days (not that I need the latter. Sadtrombone.wav)
Cook This Not That! — I have no use for the Not That! panel but I like having a quick mini-cookbook for low-calorie alternatives at my fingertips.
Full Fitness — Tons of workouts.
Tiny Violin — I get a kick out of asking my friends “Are you sad?” and playing the violin, regardless of their answer.
iKnow Cats — When I’m bored and not in the mood to read, I look at and read about different breeds of my favorite animal.

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  • Reply John Steven April 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You skipped the Pokedex. ;D

  • Reply Fatima April 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I use stanza and comic reader mobi.

  • Reply Élan April 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for this! I have had an iPod Touch for 3 months but I don’t use it because I have no good apps. I appreciate the list.

  • Reply Kelsey April 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I love the Apps! I want an Iphone or atleast an Ipod Touch… They sound soooo cool! How’s the ereader on it? To me it seems really small but hey, I’d rather read in a boring class and be discrete about it. That’s be perfect! lol

  • Reply jen April 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

    hi helga, can i get the info of Mr. Lens repair? my kitlens is broken :(

    • Reply Helga April 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Hi, Jen! His name is Gilbert Cruz, you can text him at 09192591326.

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