View Full Version : What are your go-to apps?

01-20-2014, 06:56 PM
So' I'm now in possession of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. I downloaded an app called the "swiss army knife" and now the little screen can be a calculator, measurement translator, ruler, mirror, flashlight, and even a bubble level....kind of handy....what else would a guitar playing, woodworking, woodenboat junkie want or need to cram into this little flat box?

01-20-2014, 07:00 PM
iTunes off line games on the pad.
And Tequila. :)
With the MP3.

ron ll
01-20-2014, 07:02 PM
I'm on an iPhone, but many of the apps are the same.
-GuiTune (guitar tuner)
-Ship Finder (the one by Pinkfroot)
-Decibel (db meter)
-Navionics (chart plotter)

Chris Coose
01-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Redbox DVD locations and reservations.
Stupid Zombies

01-20-2014, 09:18 PM
For sheer time wasting I have an game called Drop7. Maybe there's an android version?

Jim Bow
01-20-2014, 09:19 PM
Write a note to self.
Take a pic
save a webpage
and lots of other stuff and what ever you've saved in Evernote will also be saved on your tablet, laptop, and phone at the same time.

I often will take a pic of an item in a store with my phone, and soon as I'm home I can research and get reviews and descriptions.
If I read an interesting book review, I can note the title on my tablet, and bring it up on my phone when I'm at the library or bookstore.

Some schools are making Evernote part of their mandated school supplies.

There's a free version and a "pro". I use the freebie.

01-20-2014, 09:27 PM
NZ Tide Times
NZ Met Service
Auckland Transport (bus and ferry real arrival times per bus stop / ferry terminal)
Cam Scanner (turns whiteboard photos into pdf email attachments and does a bit of cleanup on the image while it's at it)
ForumRunner (for occasionally reading this, but I don't think I've ever posted from the phone, too much room for error with autocorrect)

Current addictive game of choice is Hill Climb Racer, but I use a freeby Sudoku app to waste 5 minutes here and there too.

Need to check out Evernote, the boss raves about it.

01-20-2014, 10:19 PM
I play Go on my phone. I'm no good, but only I (and probably some minion at Apple) know that.

01-21-2014, 01:26 AM
I heard my iPad Mini, listens and answers,
It will read a page too.

CK 17
01-21-2014, 01:35 AM
Waze for driving

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-21-2014, 01:45 AM
Firefox - with a decent ad blocker
Tune in an internet radio ap - try Dawg FM!
cam scanner
es file explorer
If you do a significant amount of typing, a bluetooth keyboard

01-21-2014, 02:06 AM
I got one of those bluetooth keyboards for my iPad this Christmas. Pretty handy in certain situations. Works great.

The one app i use a lot is Google Maps.

01-21-2014, 07:58 AM
I use Aroundme a lot but need to call the place I want to make sure its still there.
Windfinder for forecasts of wind.
GPS Stone to see how fast I'm sailing.

01-21-2014, 09:00 AM
I don't have any apps.

01-21-2014, 09:12 AM
convert pad, soundhound, scanner radio, tune in radio, pocket ranger,WPR

01-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Google maps, a flashlight app, and a timer.

ron ll
01-21-2014, 11:08 AM
StarWalk is pretty cool.