Top 20 iPhone Apps

Sprint’s new TV ad says there are now half a million iPhone apps out there. It took awhile, but I tested them all. (By the way, turns out 350,000 of them are flashlights.) What amazes me most about the whole smart-phone phenomenon that Apple started, is the quantity and quality of free apps available. I’m finally getting around to publishing my desert-island iPhone apps—in no particular order. All are free unless otherwise ($) noted . . .

iPhone homescreen photo taken at Buck Island National Monument, St. CroixTravel

  • TripIt
  • Kayak
  • Cards

Money Matters

  • Jot
  • ING Direct
  • Square

Money Makers

  • FieldAgent

Health & Fitness

  • Nike +GPS ($)
  • Lose It!


  • Redbox
  • Verizon FIOS DVR Manager
  • Verizon FiOS Remote


  • Words With Friends

Food & Drink

  • Starbucks
  • Chipotle
  • Tip

Killing Time

  • Paper Toss
  • Pocket Pond


  • Sudoku
  • Labyrinth 3D


  • You Version Bible (with Robert Roberts’ reading plan)
  • ESV Bible


  • Wolfram Alpha ($)
  • IMDb
  • Peterson Birds


  • Mobile Mouse
  • Convertbot ($)
  • Evernote
  • FTP On the Go ($)


  • Wunderlist

Speaking of desert islands . . . the photo was made at the underwater Buck Island National Monument off St. Croix, USVI. No, I didn’t count the apps before creating the title. And yes, I realize that once the battery dies, none of these apps serves a purpose on a desert island!