Archive for February 2009

Once-A-Month Blog Challenge

February 6, 2009

>You might recall the Once-A-Week Blog Challenge that Joel and I started last year. Well, the wheels kinda fell off that wagon, but never fear, we have a new challenge, but this time we are lowering our expectations. We are both committing to getting at least once post up a month! Here is mine for February.


My Top 5 iPhone Applications Redux

February 6, 2009

>Back in july I posted about my top 5 iPhone applications.  I figure it’s been about 6 months and it would be a good time to revisit this topic as my top 5 have since changed.  So in no particular order, here they are…

I managed to pick this app up when it was initially released for free, now it runs $2.99, but I would still pay for it. Zenbe is a pretty straight forward list tracking app that allows you to create multiple lists, assign due dates and organize your items. It has the added bonus of having a pretty decent web front end that stays in sync at

I continue to find Yelp very useful when looking for new restaurants and bars, the iPhone app is a nice compliment to the website.

I am pretty much addicted to iPhone solitaire, this version is great. They have a free version as well, but I think its worth the price for the added game variations you get.

I kinda hate to admit it, but I check Facebook on my phone way more than I probably need to be.

Mint is a great tool for tacking your expenses and investments, the iPhone application makes it even more useful.

Honorable Mentions…

I still thing Evernote is a great tool, I just don’t use is at much as I should.

Shazam is one of the most clever apps I’ve seen. It has been able to identify songs in some pretty poor audio situations.

GasBag crashes way more than a public application should, but I do like the MPG tracking component of the application.

Remote is still a great app for controlling your music from anywhere in your house, even if your house is really only about 750 sq. feet.