My Favorite iPhone Apps

Two months ago, I was dealing with my iPhone buyer’s remorse. I have to admit, I’m adjusting quite well. All the little hiccups were just that, hiccups. I’m getting around the BlackBerry Messenger issue by using text. There is a slight delay, but manageable. Email syncing hasn’t been a big problem. I do need to remember to change my password on my iPhone after changing my password at work to continue my sync. Emails are also grouped by subject which is great for tracking an email thread. I’m actually enjoying my iPhone experience. Here are some of my favorite apps.


Lately, I try not to obsess with market fluctuations. It’s been so volatile. But if you need a quick market recap, breaking news, and graphical snapshots, I use the already included Stocks application. It pulls its data from Yahoo! Finance. Simple, already pre-installed, and free!


If you blog and you use WordPress, you need this app. I haven’t typed out a full blown post yet because typing on the iPhone is a little time consuming, but it’s perfect for deleting spam, approving and replying to comments. If you’re on the go, this app is perfect for helping you manage your blog. Are there bloggers who use this app for creating posts?


You all must know my new passion of using public transportation. If I have access to a computer, I just use the LA Metro website. But if I am on the road and need to reroute my travel plans, I use this app to create my travel plan, check on departure times, and estimated cost. Don’t leave home without it. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, check your local public transportation website to see if you have an app for your area. I downloaded a NY subway app when I visited New York.


I learned about this app from the Bucksome Boomer. It came in handy recently as I couldn’t get to a Costco gas station in time. I was running low on gas and I normally would do two things. Try and hold out till my next Costco run, while dangerously running low on gas, risking a bigger experience like calling for gas assistance. Or two, drive on fumes until I break and fill up at a station that costs one dollar more than Costco. Both options are not ideal. I quickly punched in my location and up popped nearby stations with great gas deals. Some were even cheaper than Costco! This app might also be a lifesaver. Just imagine if I ran out of gas in the wrong part of town?

What are some of your favorite iPhone apps?

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12 Responses

  1. Hi There Buck!
    You know, before I read this, I was, dare I say, anti-smartphones. I thought the added monthly cost most smartphone plans require just wasn’t worth it, especially since most people just use those for social reasons.
    However; I have to say you have me a bit jealous by your ability to check WordPress at a whim. Humbleville is a WordPress blog and I can’t imagine how helpful that app would be! Especially when coming up with post ideas, (I have to literally write them down, archaic, I know).
    Well good luck to you and your iPhone… and thanks for making me discontent with mine!
    Humbly Yours,
    The Mayor

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Greetings Mayor! My work covers my smartphone so I am just trying to reap the benefits of my new toy, tool. Give it a try. Some apps do make your life easier!

  2. Hunter says:

    WordPress app, that’s it, there’s my excuse to get an iPhone. We have an iPad, and my wife has an iPhone, but my phone is not smart at all. In fact, I’m looking forward to using the iCloud when it becomes available…no more syncing, and way more productive.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Well there you go. WordPress app and iCloud awaits you! Initially I thought people were going app crazy. I have to say, there are some nifty apps that do add value to your day to day!

  3. I love you.

    I had no idea that WordPress app exists. I have an android, but it’s available for android as well, and I can now actually manage my blog from my phone when necessary. Phenomenal.

    I love you.

    I <3 u.

  4. I love DailyFinance. It tracks stocks, but has a great interface for checking news as well.

    I also like ToDo, Evernote (it syncs with the website so I can see my notes at home while I’m blogging), Twitter (I have to follow it!), Facebook, and Sportacular (best in keeping up the latest scores).

  5. Squirrelers says:

    I have an Android phone, and probably make too little use of apps. The one I need to check out is GasBuddy, as I’ve heard good things about it. With the price of gas as high as it is, it might pay to spend a few quick moments checking things out!

    What I want to figure out is a really good – make that great – nutrition/diet app. Trying to get back to my healthy habits from the past!

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