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EDC Apps

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by uurys, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. uurys

    uurys Loaded Pockets

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    The advent of the smart phone allows us the ability to EDC a bunch of gear in a small package.
    For example: on my iPhone4 I have the following apps that I use regularly that I might not otherwise have with me.
    1. Flashlight. OK I EDC 3 other lights anyway, but more often than not I find myself using the myLite app.
    2. Compass
    3. GPS - MotionX GPS
    4. Magnifying Glass - Magnify Pro
    5. Level - iHandy Level
    6. Ruler - Ruler by Dava (I think)
    7. Gas Cubby - tracks MPG, service intervals, etc.

    So, aside from the standard smart phone features like camera, MP3 player, games, etc, what apps do you find useful as EDC items?

    Cheers,
    uurys
     
  2. SilenzZzz

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    for Android

    First Aid
    Google Translate
    iTriage
    Mag Flashlight
    My Tracks
    OpenSignal
    Tapatalk
    Weatherbug
    YP

    for iPhone

    Wikipedia
    AroundMe
    JotNot Pro
    Redlaser
    HUDMAX
    Commander Compass

    yes there are more .. but since i have a work and personal phone i have them spread between the two ... these are the ones i use ... there are a lot more out there of course ... but i tend to delete what i do not use after a while ...
     
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  3. byoung218

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    For iPhone I'd add:

    The Weather Channel (the stock app sucks)
    Key Ring (keep all those rewards cards electronically)
    Gas Buddy (find cheap gas)
     
  4. mmmacr011

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    for iphone
    myconveter
    accuterra unlimited
     
  5. rc4f

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    I just added the SAS Handbook to my iPhone. I'm building a whole list and I'll come back and post.
     
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    They have a US Army Smartbook for Android

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Yelp

    love it. me and my wife went on a little vacation to San Diego and this app helped out soooo much. gave us reviews, directions, websites and much more to any restaurant, bar, club, cafe or anywhere! i used it to plan our whole day. i think its a must.
     
  9. indigo

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    I use an ipod touch 4th gen, but all these are also good on the iphone. Here are some of my favorite non-game apps:

    Evernote - Take notes and sync them with your home computer, incredibly useful.
    Amazon - shop on amazon anywhere
    Kindle - read kindle ebooks
    Netflix - watch streaming movies or check your queue
    Stanza - read epub ebooks (interfaces with Calibre ebook library software)
    Tapatalk - read forums like EDCF
    New Age Stones and Crystals - handbook on metaphysical properties of stones
    Birthstones - handbook on what the various birthstones are
    WiFi Finder - find free wifi around you (starbucks)
    Cardstar - holds all your grocery store cards
    Dictionary - self explanatory
    Fox News - check the headlines while on the road
    GasBuddy - find the cheapest gas closest to you
    imedjet - handbook for first aid
    Manuscript - word processing for ipad/ipod moves files via dropbox
    Paypal - pay for stuff
    The Weather Channel - weather reports
    PDF Reader Pro - read pdfs, I keep my library of artisan tutorials on my ipod now
    NetNewsWire - newsreader that syncs with google reader
     
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    Another one to consider is called Topo Maps and I really like using it. To read more details about it you can go directly to their site here.
     
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    Blackberry seems to be unrepresented, so here's my list:

    *Google Maps
    *GMail
    *JaredCo's One Touch Flashlight
    *ExtraLight
    *J Converter
    *BeWeather Free
    *Battery Watch
    *Amazon App
    *Lister
    *BB Protect
    *Dropbox

    And a bunch of news and IM apps.
     
  13. niagaratac

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    Apps for my 3GS iPhone

    Distant Suns Astrology
    Google Earth
    Critter Trax
    iFirstAid
    Scanner
    Survival
    Wikihow Emergency Survival Kit
    Mirror - for rescue mirror value and flashing red light as well
     
  14. Vicepres

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    This Technology is simply AMAZING >>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    Navionics. Topographic maps of all the bodies of water in the SE. Gps plot points of the dock and where you catch. It's sweet.
     
  16. Jinglish

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    On my Android phone:

    AK Notepad
    Amazon.com
    BBC News
    DMXCalc (for working with automated lighting fixtures)
    GasBuddy
    Google Maps/Navigation (free turn-by-turn GPS!)
    Groupon
    OpenSignal
    QR Droid (for generating QR barcodes)
    Speed Test
    Urban Dictionary
     
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    Android:

    C:geo, freakin' awesome geocaching app.
     
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  18. chavez

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    I use the following Android apps on my phone often:

    • Google Calender
    • Google Maps
    • Gmail
    • GTasks
    • Evernote
    • File Expert
    • GasBuddy
    • Dropbox
    • Amazon Kindle
    • QR Droid
    • Yelp
    • Moviefone
     
  19. SouthCoastMudder

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    Unit conversion apps are always good.
     
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    Agreed, as well as translation apps (I use google translate on Droid)
    After reading this thread I got the USArmy handbook, really cool, will take some time to go through it all