Favorite (Free) I-Phone Apps?

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  1. diznee25

    diznee25 Proud Doggie Mommy

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    I'll be getting an I-Phone here in a few days, and I'm super excited...this is my first Smart Phone. :cheer2: DH and I have been using our pay-as-you-go cell phones and have been teased by friends/coworkers for years regarding our "cheap" phones. (Hey, it was what we could afford at the time!) So now we join the new technology of apps!

    I've been surfing I-phone apps this afternoon....my brain is about to explode. There are so many apps, and things I never dreamed you could do with cell phones! (I guess that's why they're "Smart Phones.") Sorry, bad joke. :rotfl2:

    Anyway, what are your favorite free apps?

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  3. millerwdwfans

    millerwdwfans I work for Mickey Bars!

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    I have so many I hardly know where to start to tell you!
    I did get one new one this morning called Poynt. I heard about it on our local news this morning. It has yellow pages and a lot of info about things near you. The first thing I saw on it was some really good savings on some of our favorite local restaurants.
    Another free one that I use a lot is Checkpoints. You use it to scan items in store and get points and "coins". Then you use the "coins" to play games to gain more points. I've been doing that for few months and have over 26,000 points so far. That's enough for $75 in Amazon gift cards with some left over.
    Of course the Disney app is free and there are several Disney games for free. :)
    There are tons of free ones and I have tons of them. I'll have to look at them and see what all other ones that I have that were free
     
  4. Ashmanarion

    Ashmanarion Mouseketeer

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    Pandora is pretty much my number one free app. After that: iBooks, Kindle app, Dictionary, ESPNs Sportscenter app, Shazam("listens" to a song and tells you artist,etc.), Social Networking like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, RedLaser(scan an items barcode in store and see how it compares to prices online and other stores), iHandy Level(level tool).

    That's most of the ones I use regularly.
     
  5. carymomof3

    carymomof3 Always planning our next trip to WDW!

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    My latest favorite is Key Ring. You scan in all those annoying rewards cards cluttering your wallet and then just hold up your phone for the cashier to scan. My wallet is so much lighter now! :cool1:
     
  6. lakoda

    lakoda Mouseketeer

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    I'm a recent convert myself :goodvibes

    Best thing I've done in a long time! I heart my Iphone, and it's only a 3GS. I don't have tons of apps yet but in addition to the ones mentioned I have a Redbox app that is handy, and I LOVE these games - Words with Friends, Hanging with Friends, and my newest obsession Scramble. Oh, and I have an Ipad for work and on that I really like Flipboard. In the Apps store who can look at the top rated charts for free apps, it's an easy way to look through them.
     
  7. BBGirl

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    I love these threads I always ting something new and cool. Giving credit to another dis er for listing it a different free thread. I have to go with waze. Its a free gps app that works really well. Love it. Also
    Like Pandora, words with friends, kindle app and free app.a day although I may not always get app offered everyday I do get them often enough to make it worthwhile to have the app.
     
  8. HALEYSMOMMOM

    HALEYSMOMMOM DIS Veteran

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    Do most of these work with itouch as well?
     
  9. VroomVroomLightning

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    One of my favorites to play around with is Snapbucket. You are able to change the coloring and do some cool things with photos once you take them!
     
  10. diznee25

    diznee25 Proud Doggie Mommy

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    Thanks for telling me about Checkpoints. I went to the website, but I still have a question. Do you have to purchase the items you scan? Or do I just go through the store, scan items, and put them back on the shelf?

    I read some reviews of this app on Itunes, and was surprised to find many people complaining about this app. Some have had their points were taken away after scanning an incorrect item, or others weren't able to redeem their points for rewards..... Just wondering if you had any problems?

    I was about to go out and buy a larger wallet because I have so many of those reward cards! :lmao: Now I don't have to....this app will definitely come in handy. :goodvibes

    I had to tell my husband about the iHandy Level tool...what an awesome app!

    Thanks everyone for posting. I've really enjoyed looking up all these apps. And I'm making a list of ones I want on my iphone. :cloud9:

    Please keep posting your favorite apps!

    Thanks,
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  11. diznee25

    diznee25 Proud Doggie Mommy

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    I'm getting a 3gs too! :thumbsup2 I can't wait to start playing games on my iPhone. Angry Birds, and Words with Friends are at the top of my list. I'll have to check out that Redbox app....we do Redbox a lot!

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  12. krystalleigh1

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    Shopkick is one where you earn rewards by scanning items. It even has som coupons for some stores. Facebook, Around Me, all the free Disney lines apps, Errands, Target, Etsy, Myfitness pal, Pandora
     
  13. PatriciaH

    PatriciaH I want to be an Imagineer!

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    Instragram and Camera + (photography aps with cool filters)
    Flashlight (uses your camera flash as a flashlight)
    Skype
    Facebook
    Kindle
    AP Mobile (news)
    Pocketpedia (dictionary)
    IMDB
    Flixter/Movies
    Netflix
    PBS
    Waze
    Geocaching
    Google Earth
    SkyView Free
    SnapTell
    Key Ring
    Tag Reader
    Evernote
    Field Agent (make $)
    Open Table
    Yelp
    Urbanspoon
    Around Me
    Where

    Fitness:
    Sports Tracker
    iMap My Hike
    Loose It!
    All Trails

    Travel:
    Trip It
    Gate Guru
    Kayak
    Travel Zoo
    Packing
    At The Booth (Broadway Tickets)
    London Tube
    Paris Metro
    WDW Dining
    WDW Waits
    WDW Hours
    Translate
    Waze

    Music:
    Tunein Radio (Many great radio stations)
    Pandora
    Pocket Tunes
    Public Radio
    Emergency Radio
    Sound Hound
    Audiogalaxy (you can listen to/stream your music on your home computer to your iPhone)
    Ambiance (thousands of sounds)

    Games: (some of these will have a charge or be free off and on)
    Angry Birds (Seasons and Rio too)
    Hidden Everest
    Zen Bound
    Pocket God
    Dokobots
    Temple Run
    Scrabble Free
    Words With Friends Free
    Tetris
    Labyrinth
     
  14. aleask

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    Nice thing about the Red Box app is even if you are right at the machine if you use the Reb box app you save like 29 cents a DVD

    I like

    Cnn
    Google Search
    google voice for free texting
    Voxer and hey tell
    Kindle app
    Trip it
    Sound hound
    Espn
    Dragon

    Scary thing is I would hate to try and calculate how many paid apps I have.

    Have fun!
     
  15. diznee25

    diznee25 Proud Doggie Mommy

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    Yea, I was afraid to ask about the paid apps because I could see myself spending a ton of money! ;)

    Nice to know about saving $.29 with Red Box app, that's great. :thumbsup2


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  16. aleask

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    Sorry, made a typo, it's 1.00 for redbox if you use app savings of .20 cents

    Silly 9 is too close to 0

     
  17. millerwdwfans

    millerwdwfans I work for Mickey Bars!

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    Sorry! I just noticed you asked me a question I never answered. I also just noticed that you're the same person that just got me hooked on the Viggle app!:rotfl:
    No, you don't have to purchase the items. You just put them back on the shelf.
    I haven't really had too many problems loosing points. Sometimes when they first add an item it takes a while for it to recognize it. I haven't tried to cash out yet. I should be ready to try to cash out for the Wal Mart gift card in a few weeks.
     

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