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What’s going on Sumo-inians? With the 4th generation of the iPhone launching today it seems to be an appropriate time to review the apps that will make you more organized, less stressed, and more appealing to the opposite sex. That last one might be a stretch but we can definitely help you make your iPhone become more than a device that you call, email, text, and play “ZombieSmash” with. Now my editors asked me to give you the top five-iPhone apps for college/young professionals Bostonians, but instead I went with the top iPhone apps for categories that everyone cares about. As a side note I tried my best to promote apps that were either free or less than five dollars, since times are tough.
Tunes, Tunes, Tunes
Now obviously if you are reading this article I am going to assume you have the Pandora app, if you don’t please stop reading this article and download it immediately. Don’t worry we will all sit here and wait…
All set? Perfect. Another must-have is the Shazam app. This application helps you solve the issue when you know the name of the song you are listening to and it is on “the tip of your tongue” and is currently driving you insane. Simply hold your phone up to the speaker, and within 45 seconds your phone will shoot you an answer.
Get ready for the next best music thing, the Simplify Music 2 app. After trying to find a link for this app I came across this press release. My only advice is, even though this app might not be available right now; make sure to keep an eye out for it, because without question this is the best apps to own. This app streams all of your iTunes music onto your phone, thus making the iPod application irrelevant.
We are in a recession. You know it. I know it. The American people know it. So now more than ever we need to keep a close eye on our finances. So what better way than have your entire portfolio in your back pocket?
It is safe to assume that if you have an account in a major bank there is an application for it (i.e. Bank of America or Citizens). Two other financial apps that are helpful are the PayPal and Mint.com apps. The PayPal app allows you to access your PayPal account and, in addition, it has a great “bump feature” which allows you to make payments directly with other PayPal iPhone users.
The application for Mint.com is financially beneficial since it is a way for you to keep track of your net worth. Think of it as a one-stop shop for checking on all of your finances. It also as a great alerts feature, so you never forget to pay a bill.
Picture Me Rollin’
Obviously all iPhone have the Maps application that comes standard with each phone. One other app that will help you navigate the city of Boston is the T Tracker app. This app updates you on how far certain the T is from what station you are standing in, which is tremendously handy if it is pouring out so you can time the arrival perfectly. Just as a disclaimer this app just came out and thus only covers only a certain number of bus routes. Have fun thunder thumbs.
Until next time.
Keep on, Keepin’ on…
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