A few weeks ago I purchased an iPhone. It was a tough decision to make because I had to switch from Sprint and I knew that the required data plan was going to end up costing us more, even if I cut back on our minutes. I also had a negative influence, who was trying to convince me that a Blackberry was the way to go.
Well, fortunately, I threw caution to the wind and picked up an 8Mb iPhone, and I have to say that it’s pretty much amazing. The user interface really is revolutionary, and the applications are pretty slick. It’s just like when I bought my first Palm Pilot. I’m back to my technology-loving self.
For those of you out there who are iPhone or iPod Touch users, let me know your favorite add-on apps, and I’ll share a few of mine here too. My brother, Phil, introduced me to almost all of these, and most of them are free:
Pandora – kind of like having custom XM radio stations on your phone. Check out the free computer application if this sounds interesting at all. I promise, you’ll like it.
YouVersion – LifeChurch.tv’s team of awesome has put together this great free Bible application (also available for your computer desktop or Blackberry). I like it so much, that I’m using it for my quiet time a majority of the time now.
Facebook – pretty cool to have Facebook with you all the time. Not so useful, but pretty clever.
Hidden Expedition: Everest – Brynna and I play this one together, and she loves it. It’s kind of like “Where’s Waldo,” but not nearly as dorky (no offense, if you happen to like red and white stripes).
Shazam – In about 15 seconds, this program can accurately identify a song that you hear on the radio or at the store.
Disclaimer: I hesitated to write this post because I really hate to stir up materialism in the hearts of anyone. After all, it is just piece of plastic and metal with zero eternal impact… but I do think it is pretty cool (and so does my wife – she keeps trying to steal it from me).