Yes, I’m officially app-dicted! LOL. While I’m having trouble stopping myself from browsing the App Store and downloading the free apps, here are the ones that I have actually paid for and am not regretting. Well, okay, some regrets, but you’ll learn about that later.
1. BookCrawler ($1.99) — My book database. Looking back, I guess I’m slightly sad I didn’t op for My Library instead cause that tracks movies and CDs too, but I really do love BookCrawler. It’s super easy to use (barcode scanning works wonders), finds the majority of my books, displays it in various ways, etc. Also, backs up to the computer, and I was able to import the database to Goodreads, although Goodreads unfortunately could not find most of my Indonesian books.
2. Use Your Handwriting Gold ($0.99) — Simple. Pretty. Useful. What more could you ask? This is my main list writing tool. Especially when I need it fast and can’t bother myself with the minuscule keypad. I have also used it to entertain kids because it really doesn’t care whether you’re writing or drawing (I deleted the Glow Draw app after I realized that!). Oh, and as a list app, it actually lets you make lists within lists, which is pretty cool. For example, under the theme “Wish List” I have “Apps” which opens to “Paid” and “Free”, each opening up to the actual list.
3. Angry Birds ($0.99) — Very addictive, very fun, and very much worth it. The fee unlocks hundreds of stages which means you never ever run out. Well, at least I haven’t. Besides the thing about Angry Birds is that you can repeat the same levels and still not get bored with it.
4. Hipstamatic ($1.99) — along with a whole lot of in-app upgrades (the whole set :P), Hipstamatic has officially become my camera of choice and it constantly delivers. Well, except when I’m doing my “365 Days of Me” project because Hipstamatic doesn’t support the use of the front camera 😛
5. Lomolomo Pro ($0.99) — and several camera in-app purchases. The latest upgrade now includes choosing your frame. Which makes me love Lomolomo Pro even more. Oh, and this is the camera I mainly use for my “365 Days of Me” project 😉
6. CameraTOY in-app upgrade ($1.99) — which unlocks three action cameras that work wonders. Enough said.
7. Incredibooth ($0.99) — Old time photobooth. In your pocket. Instant fun.
8. Infinicam ($1.99) — Possibly the only app I slightly regret buying because it isn’t as good nor as fun as I expected it to be. I have a feeling Swankolab would’ve been a better option. Nevertheless, practically infinite combinations to create photo effects for $1.99, no complains. And it is fun, except I sort of prefer instant results (read: Hipstamatic) than having to go through tons of combinations and still not finding one I like.
9. Momento ($2.99) — BEST. Journaling thing. EVER. I love the looks, and I love how it feeds my FB status updates and tweets (and other feeds too), resulting in a wonderful daily record of my life.
10. Lectionary ($0.99) — and the in-app upgrade for $1.99, is useful for sermon prep, and daily devotions. Simple but lovely.
11. Pocket Prayer Pro ($1.99) — Excellent Prayer List, lets you schedule prayers and record the answers too. And as a bonus, it includes sample prayers for various occasions.
12. Mega Bible Commentaries, Reading Plans and Encyclopedia ($1.99 each) — I’ve just got these yesterday and my plan is to let them help me with sermon preparations on the go. It looks like they will deliver. Oh, did I mention the Reading Plans include 67 Bible versions? Epic.
Quite a lot, huh? My only justification is that they’re well worth it. And honestly, I don’t think I will buy more apps in the near future… well, although there are these certain apps that seem interesting… *wanders off with a grin!*