Then Ken started coming up with clever domain names — just like everyone else. Remember back when cleverdomain.com was supposed to get you a lot of money? I know a guy who has several hundred domain names that he renews each year — like it’s 1999. He still hopes one of them pays off down the road.
The guy is still a recruiter.
So now it’s 2011 and the dudes in my life are coming up with iPhone app ideas. Do you know what an app is?
- You can download extra software for your phone if you have a smart phone (e.g., an iPhone or a Droid).
- Your dopey brother isn’t kidding when he says, “There’s an app for that.” There is an app for everything.
- Sometimes the applications are helpful (like a weather app) and sometimes they are not (like a joke-of-the-day app).
- Many of the apps are free (companies will give you software to make it easier for you to buy something over the internet — like a flight) and some are between $.99 and $5.99 to download.
And a week doesn’t go by where I’m not pitched a new idea for an app. They are always universally awful ideas.
- Laurie, you know how people make sex vidoes?
- No, I don’t know how people like to do this. Really? And most people are too gross to make sex videos.
- Exactly, this is why I have an idea for an app. It’s like filter for iPhone videos. The app makes you look thinner, prettier, younger, or like you have bigger boobs.
- That’s dumb and I think that violates Apple’s terms & conditions.
- Well then I’ll release it for Android.
So I thought it was a good time to share with you a list of apps that I use on a daily basis.
- I like easy social networking apps. Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare have great apps for my phone. I do use Hootsuite‘s app, too.
- Travel apps are important to me. American and Delta are pretty good. The Avis up just got a little better. Hotel apps in general need some work.
- I’m a big news junkie and I think the BBC has the best app.
- My photography apps are important because I take a ton of kitty pictures. I like Instagram, Dyptic, Camera+, Photo Toaster and Photogene. Mostly I use Instagram.
- I like the new Spotify app for music. (Here’s an invite.) And I’m a big fan of Soundtracking because of the location-based integration and the slick look.
- Weirdly enough, Walgreens has an easy way to refill my prescriptions.
So there you go. My frequently used apps.
Quit pitching me your crappy ideas but tell me — what’s on your phone?