OT - Love my iPod Touch, but tell me what Apps you have, and are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by mom2faith, May 19, 2010.

  1. mom2faith

    mom2faith DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2008
    Just looking for feedback on Apps - Disney, Games, anything really. I have a few free ones so far, but a leary of paying for too many without feedback (99 cents a pop can add up).

    So I thought I would see what Apps you LOVE so far.

  2. zaztooe

    zaztooe Earning My Ears

    May 14, 2003
    I'm jumpin on this thread because I am getting an iPhone and would love suggestions for apps.
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  4. ArielRae

    ArielRae DIS Veteran (NJ)

    Aug 2, 2007
    I started a thread like this a while ago right before I got my new Ipod touch.

    So far all my apps are free ones. I check itunes regularly for the newest free apps. So far I have these free apps on my ipod.

    CardStar - for your shopping members cards
    My local news app
    The Disney app from disney
    Flashlight app
    islots - DH likes the slots
    Pandora - I have this on my blueray player so I got it for my ipod
    Coupons.com app
    Uno lite
    Six Flags app
    Hershey's app - Cute app you make choco milk on your ipod
    Home depot app - DH is a maintenance man so this is good for checking prices
    BingMusic app - a limited time top 100's by year app
    Price Check - My ipod does not have a camera but you can type in the bar code
    Quicktip - Great for going out to eat and calulating tip
    The Simpsons game lite
    Differences - Game where you pick out what is different in the two pictures
    Spongebob diner dash light
    5-0 Radio - A police scanner app to listen what is going on in town
    Pocket pond - A virtual koi pond.

    Lite means a limited version of an app.
  5. mom2faith

    mom2faith DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2008
    I will tell you what I have so far (I have already deleted some of the free ones, so I cannot remember all of them, but this is what I currently have):

    • Countdown - gotta countdown those upcoming trips - LOL!
    • Lose It - tracking calories and excersize. Free and I like it because my friend and I are "friends" on it so we can keep each other in line.
    • Facebook
    • Amazon Kindle - I have not downloaded any books yet, but have the Kindle App
    • Bell TV - my satellite provider so I can program my PVR from my touch (how lazy can i get - LOL!!!)
    • Disney - updates on Disney news, etc
    • Disney Wait Times - for those days when I am dreaming of riding POTC, I can see how long I would have to wait ;)
    • Disney Park Hours - seems accurate so far
    • Disney Craft Finder - this one is neat, you put in your child's age and how much time you have and it gives you a list of craft suggestions
    • Disney Cover styler - a fun app for DD to play with photos on
    • Disney What To Ride - chose a park and a land and it will tell you what you should rde. DH and i have fun dreaming with this on too ;)
    • Honolulu maps - getting ready for our upcoming trip
    • Eat This Not That Game - neat game to help you make healthier choices, once you have played it though it repeats
    • IMDb - I am always wondering where I know that actress from - LOL!!
    • Jenny Craig Dining guide - very cool app to tell you what is your best choice at various restaurants, I used it a lunch today and am happy with the "advice" it gave

    For Games I have:
    • DOTS (free)
    • iSpy - for DD, paid $0.99 and she wrapped it in one evening, see how I am concerned about it being "worth it"
    • Memory Block - like the old Simon game
    • Dora - DD like it,
    • Checkers
    • Word Search
    • Gin
    • Angry Birds
    • War
    • Four Free
    • Blackjack
    • Poker
    • Cribbage
    • Unblockme free

    The only one I have paid for is the iSpy, and I regret it. Like I said DD wrapped it in one night.
  6. beachbum

    beachbum Mouseketeer

    Dec 25, 2005
  7. JoanGirardi

    JoanGirardi Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2009
    Disney Apps:
    • Disney
    • MouseWorld Radio
    • Radio Disney
    • WDW Maps

    News and Informational Apps:
    • USA Today
    • CNN
    • MSNBC
    • Google Earth
    • Zyrtec Allergy Cast (gives pollen count and weather)
    • Dish Network (I can set my DVR from anywhere)

    Games and Fun Stuff:
    • Fortune Ball (like a magic 8 ball)
    • Tiki Totems
    • Unblock Me Free (puzzle game)
    • Torect Free (puzzle game)
    • Lets Tans (puzzle game)
    • Tiles Puzzle
    • Paper Toss (possibly my favorite)
    • Fall Down
    • The Impossible Test
    • Coin Free (lets you toss a coin)

    All were free apps, and this is a small fraction of all of the apps I have.
  8. Maleficent's Folly

    Maleficent's Folly Earning My Ears

    May 19, 2010
    Over a hundred apps and all were free.

    Keep an eye on Appshopper.com to track price drops on apps you're interested in.
  9. sissy_42

    sissy_42 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    I have an iPod touch that I love! The apps take up almost no room at all! I look at ONLY the free stuff and there are always new apps being added. My suggestion would be to try the "lite" versions of things and if you like buy it, if not delete it. I have several "lite" versions that I was happy enough with that I did not even to bother buying the full version.
  10. sissy_42

    sissy_42 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    And yes many of the games can be completed in just an hour or two. I only buy the ones that I know I would like playing over and over or the ones that are really cheap like 99 cents. The only one I paid more than $2 was Toy Story Mania, it was $4.99 :scared1: But totally addicting!
  11. tinkmom2

    tinkmom2 DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    Most of our apps are free ones. We add and delete new ones daily. I say WE because my family has hijacked my IPOD lol. I bought it for me giving my DD my Nano but now my DH uses my IPOD too. I am lucky to get it to go work out! Here's what we have for apps

    Frogger, Wacky World Solitare
    Flixter, My Sims 3 Radio Disney
    IMDB.com, Urban spoon
    Facebook, MySpace
    my fitness pal, Paypal
    ebay, We Rule
    Rock Band, Zombie Farm
    Yahoo messenger, Tap Fish
    epicurious, Memory Lock
    action bowling, Sims 2
    my town, Waterslide
    Vampires, E Online
  12. luvdisney00

    luvdisney00 DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2007
    We LOVE the ipod touch in our house, we all have one except DD7 and she uses DH's more than he does. I got DD7 a DS for christmas and now I'm so sorry that I didn't just get her the ipod touch (which I thought she was too young for) because it is so much more useful and in the end (because of free game apps vs those $50 DS games) so much cheaper!

    Anyway, there are so many great free and cheap apps out there. I'd reccommend
    wifi track : helps you find wifi much better than the built in one
    facebook: if you are into that
    shutterfly: you can have all of your photos available without having to store them on the device (I still have a lot on there)
    Disney Cover Styler: Dd likes to make magazine covers, cute
    pandora: great radio
    people: no need to buy the expensive magazine
    text plus or text free lite: lets you text to people's phones from your touch as long as you have wifi access
    WDW dining: all of the restaurant menus and it works w/o wifi
    flixter: movie times trailers etc...
    google and wikipedia: both just mobile versions...great to have
    USA today: catch up on the news daily

    I have more but those are some highlights. I never pay much for anything, but some of those were $1.00 or so. Beware though, now that I have had the touch for over a year, I am DYING to get the iphone, the ipad, a macbook etc....LOL. The technology is just so amazing, all my other stuff pales in comparison!
  13. carone0318

    carone0318 Disney-aholic, can't get enough of this place!!!

    Mar 14, 2002
    My absolute favorite app, I paid $2.99 for, but it is the best $2.99 I've ever paid:

    Bejeweled 2

    It's my favorite game and actually my entire family is hooked on it. Dh was also able to put it on his Touch too.

    As for Disney I have:

    WDW Dining
    WDW Park Hours
    WDW Wait Times
    Disney's Official App
    WDW Radio

    NBA Live & Madden NFL were both like $6.99, but can be lifesavers when ds (9) is with me and needs something to occupy his time. (Although he is hooked on Bejeweled right now!) :thumbsup2
  14. PinkRhombus

    PinkRhombus need...more...coffee

    Dec 29, 2008
    Try looking at freeappaday.com They have, duh, listings of free apps for that day, but many stay free for a few days.

    I love my ipod. I recommend getting a speaker dock for it. I bought a smallish one at Kohl's for around $40 that is now my alarm clock. If you want something better, I think Target carries many, even one from Bose.

    Iheartradio and pandora are AWESOME.

    I have a great sleep machine one that I paid a couple of dollars for. lots of different sounds to mix.

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