Apple is announcing the highly anticipated iPhone 5 today. At Tipping Point Partners and AppOrchard, we’re celebrating the debut of iPhone 5 by sharing some of our favorite iPhone apps.
Amanda Connell: Being a New Yorker, my absolute favorite is Exit Strategy. It basically tells you where you are supposed to walk to on the subway platform so you can immediately exit the train and be the fastest one out the gate. You don’t have to wait behind the grandma with a shopping cart or mom with a stroller or crazy old man (not that they’re bad people, I just don’t always want to be behind them). I’ve been using it since I first got the iPhone.
Brie Schwartz: I love Instagram. I use the New York Times and Netflix apps the most frequently and discount apps like Scoutmob and Savored are really handy.
Randall Li: I use the Google Map app most often, and that’s being replaced by Apple’s version with iPhone 5. I use IMDB on iPad when I’m watching TV. I also use Mail and browser.
Liberty McAteer: iReddit, this is how I get my daily news. I really like Yelp. Yelp’s Monocle makes me feel like I’m in the future. It’s an augmented reality app that shows you what restaurants are nearby. I use TuneIn Radio app to listen to NPR streamed live.
Art Chang: I love Uber. I use Yelp and OpenTable apps quite often. (Ed: check out Art’s list of favorite iPad apps on his blog. Other apps I use a lot are iMessage and imo instant messenger apps. I’m a fan of KCRW’s app. The content is great, and it’s really easy to navigate.
Alex Horovitz: I like Nike+ FuelBand app. It syncs data from the FuelBand I wear on my wrist via Bluetooth and tracks my physical activity. I also like using Facebook app, Things app to manage my to-do lists, and Mail app.
Kara Rota: My favorite app is Instagram. I also like New York Times and Runkeeper app. I’ve recently discovered and gotten into using Turntable FM app. I’ve found that banking apps are really efficient and highly functional. When I’m home I do everything on the iPhone.
Allison Cavagnaro: My favorite apps are Instagram, Words with Friends, and LifePics. With the LifePics app, you can send photos from your iPhone to a local CVS for printing. Another app I use a lot is Chase mobile banking app.
Personally, my favorite is Nike+ Running app, which I use every time I run outside to track my progress in training for a half-marathon in late September. I also use Notes app every day to jot down ideas and lists. Like most people addicted to email, the bulk of my time on the iPhone is spent refreshing and scrolling through Mail app. My iPhone is often the first thing I reach for when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I plug in to recharge and sync before going to sleep. It is so deeply integrated into the way I manage both my personal and professional life that I find it almost incredible that the first iPhone was released less than six years ago. I’m really excited to see how the iPhone 5 will continue to touch and improve the way we live and work.
By Jamie Lee