My Comments on iPhone Applications
This is just a collection of random thoughts about various iPhone applications….
People and WhitePages Mobile have similar features, but People allows you to search for residential listings in your immediate area, without knowing names. Useful for finding new neighbors, etc.
SearchQuest GPS - this application has a lot of buried features: it can display the datafrom your GPS (lat, long, elevation, etc), it can email your location (a la Here I Am). It may or may not be able to replace several single trick GPS apps.
I like FastContacts better than My Street - it seems to do everything the latter can do, and much more.
The games I use the most are definitely the free ones - Morocco and Sol Free Solitaire lately. I shouldn’t have wasted money on the others, but wanted to see what the iPhone was capable of.
OmniFocus is fantastic - like many others, I missed having To Do’s on my iPhone, but in reality my computer based to do system was sorely lacking. I have made a concerted effort to try and be more organized — using OmniFocus and Omnifocus for iPhone has made a big difference. It’s far and away the most expensive iPhone app I have purchased, and it was completely worth it. I still believe that GTD is something of a cult, but there are a few tips and strategies in the system (and the book) that have influenced my approach to tasks and projects in a positive way.
Having my iPhone stolen (at gunpoint, no less) definitely reminded me of the need for security. I have passwords on the iPhone, as well as the SIM, and keep secure information inside of 1Password. Since I use 1Password on my computer, this is easily synchronized. Having secure notes inside of it also makes it easy to jott free form information there and I know it will be safe. Now, if only there were a “self-destruct” signal, similar to what I understand Blackberries to be capable of.