Friday, January 6, 2012
I finally got the iPhone that I've been coveting. I've had it for almost two months and absolutely love it! This is the first time that I've actually gotten a piece of technology while it was still new. All my previous toys were bought after the next model was released and therefore discounted. I guess it's the immigrant thriftiness that my parents instilled in me. Why buy something full-priced when you can wait until it goes on sale? Well, everyone deserves a treat once in a while.
Aside from keeping my calendar organized, my emails accessible, and a decent camera always in my pocket, it's also made my knitting more productive! I took a picture of a small lace chart and had it with me when I forgot to stick the pattern in my knitting bag. I even emailed a pdf copy of a pattern to myself so I didn't have to waste paper and print it out. Granted, the hat pattern was very short and I didn't have to refer to it too often.
There's a few knitting apps out there, but nothing really appealed to me. I wish there was a Ravelry app. That would be very convenient. I do have access to Ravelry on my phone, but I have to open Safari (the web-browsing app) first and then go to Ravelry online.
So here are a few apps that I've been enjoying:
IMDB- the internet movie data-base because Hubby likes to watch movies from the middle and I hate not knowing what the heck we're watching.
Zite-Alyson showed me this one. It's a magazine that pulls articles from the internet from a personalized set of interests.
Facebook-it's facebook on your phone. No explanations necessary.
Key Ring-this is the app for you if you have a wallet bulging from all the different store loyalty cards. You can scan them all into your phone and toss those pesky cards out.
Google and Wikipedia- these are handy. Only so you don't have to open Safari first to look something up.
I haven't even mention the original reason for me wanting to get an iphone: listening to my audiobooks! I never have to juggle phone and ipod when I'm out and about. I'm still listening to my ipod when I'm in the house, otherwise I run down my iphone batteries too fast.
Right now, I'm almost done listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. Barabara Rosenblat does a great job narrating.