Since my last iPhone posting, I've moved on a lot. Jailbreaking a 32GB phone, requiring a full restore every time a new version comes out, got painful, so I have a totally legit phone at the moment. There are a few things I miss.
Cell coverage is very bad at home, so I leave Wi-Fi on a lot and when I go out and don't turn it off, the battery dies about twice as fast. Biggest thing I miss from jailbreaking is the SBSettings app (review), where from Springboard or any app you can turn WiFi on and off and adjust the brightness (so those geo-tracking apps don't kill your battery when you leave them running!). I'm going to jailbreak again soon just to get these!
Now I've got heaps of (mostly free) apps. Use a few regularly, but it's a pain to find them and arrange them in any order that makes sense. Bruce Tognazzini (Original Apple UI Guru) has a great post on how apple should fix springboard. I'd love to see some of these get implemented.
There's no immediately obvious task list app that syncs accross machines/the cloud. Remember the Milk is good, but expensive at $25USD/year. There are others, but most seem over the top (open to sugestions!). I end up using a web link to google tasks. And waiting for the GData API to be released, so someone makes a nice iPhone front end to it.
For controlling the mac mini/TV set up at home, I have:
- EyeTV: for watching live and recorded TV
- IceTV: For remote controlling TV recording scheduling
- TouchPad: Use iPhone as a mouse/trackpad/keyboard
- Keymote: Use iPhone as a remote
- Remote: Control iTunes.
- The Amazon App is very handy now Kindle for iPhone is released in Australia, preview the first chapter of books you're interested in!
- PocketMoney for tracking cash expenditures and uploading to GNUCash/MoneyWell (this is a paid feature)
- BOMRadar: For seeing when I should cycle home to avoid the rain
- Surf Report: check swell and tides
- SportyPal: Count Calories burnt while tracking where/how far/how fast I went on my bike (or feet or ...)
- iTrailMap 3D - worth paying for: 3D map of ski resorts with GPS tracking - detects when you're on a lift and doesn't count it in the distance boarded. Can download kml's for google earth etc.
- Oh, and foursquare, for, umm, what is this for??? I'm not sure yet...