This is a guest post by Kevin Harris.
Since Verizon announced that it was releasing the iPhone 4 to operate on its own network, there have been some sneaky rumors that AT&T iPhone apps won’t always work the same on the Verizon iPhone. Don’t believe it!
Verizon iPhone users can download all of the apps in the Apple store without any problems. Here are a few of the best, for Verizon users who are new to the iPhone.
Starbucks – Enjoy writing your blog posts at a local Starbucks, or just like to run in and grab that quick java boost? Buying coffee at Starbucks just recently got even easier. In January, the coffee chain launched a new feature to their app: You can now pay for your coffee with your phone! The app produced a bar code on the screen that you simply scan at the register, and your account is charged.
Netflix – Are you an entertainment blogger, or do you get some writing inspiration from film? Do you have a Netflix account? If so, you will definitely want the app! You can manage your queue within the app, so no more waiting until you get home and get on the computer to look up a movie and add it to your list. The app also allows you to watch streaming movies right on your iPhone. Do you want to keep watching on a bigger screen when you get home? No problem — the movie will pick up right where you left off so that you can continue watching on your computer or TV. Even better, the app is free!
Google Mobile – Another free app for inquiring minds, Google Mobile adds to the tools already at your fingertips. For instance, if you are driving and can’t type in your search terms, you can open the app and tell it what you want to search for! You can also take photographs of things you want to look up on Google, such as book covers or bar codes. Having problems solving that Sudoku puzzle? Google Mobile can do it for you if you just take a picture of it!
Dropbox – If you find yourself writing on different machines between work and home, then Dropbox is the app for you. It enables you to easily transfer files between your computer and your iPhone. On your computer, you go to the Dropbox website and upload files to their server using your account. Then you access the files on your iPhone using the Dropbox app. This is also a great way to access your files from any other device, including another computer.
GoodReader – Want to read the latest eBook on your phone? Although the iPhone is set up to read PDF files, the reader isn’t very sophisticated, which is why many iPhone users choose to use an app for this. GoodReader is more than just a PDF reader, though. The app wraps the text so that you don’t have to scroll back and forth as you read, allows you to add notes and even draw arrows on your PDF, permits you to edit .txt files, and even has an email feature so that you can share your notes with anyone you wish. At just $2.99, GoodReader is a great tool for anyone who uses their iPhone for business as well as pleasure!
Angry Birds – Of course, what is an iPhone without a good selection of games? One of the best game apps you could possibly find out there is Angry Birds. At just 99 cents, it is an inexpensive but totally addicting game. Plus, the developers are constantly coming out with new levels that you get for free when you update. Few games offer this much value for only a buck! Sure this isn’t helpful for blogging, but may be a great distraction while your brain is numb after writing a lot of great content!
Whether you are looking for games, entertainment, or apps to help you with your school work or business, there are a gazillion apps to choose from. These few, which are constantly rated by the top reviewers as some of the best in the App Store, will help to get you started.
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This is a guest post by Kevin Harris, a freelance writer who uses elearning software to improve his writing and blogging skills along with various apps on his iPhone.