OT - Favorite Apps
OK, wow. You fooled me. I honestly went to the Apple store and searched for "mozzarella sticks" as an application. Suddently I got no results and then it hit me...
Also Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp.
I enjoy Waze, Podcast Addict, Evernote, Flashlight, Uber, NYTimes, AccuWeather and Pocket. If you find it useful, you also might want to see if your bank and credit card companies have apps.
He might want to post his bank and credit card account information so that I can check to verify that the apps will work for him first. Just to be safe.
And I'd be happy to verify that his password manager app works. Really, we're all quite helpful.
Where else are you going to find friends like this. LOL
If you post your password on here, it shows up concealed. Here is mine, xxxxxxxx. Give it a try.
edit: oh wow, I totally thought you were trolling, but actually works.
is a nice app. I use it to automatically download Mgopodcasts and Mgoradio episodes (when they had them). I also set it to automatically refresh daily episodes of The Michigan Insider on WTKA.
Probably not new thread worthy but I wonder what are people's favorite non Michigan podcasts out there. I typically listen to them on my way to work and home. During the off season the discussions become somewhat repetitive and just looking for a few new podcasts to listen to.
Thoroughly enjoyable, they cover a huge array of topics that range from "Stuff You Should Know: Large Hadron Collider" to "Stuff You Should Know: How Rodney Dangerfield Works" or wine fraud or anesthesia or patents or public relations or avalanches... well, you get the idea.
Actually heard about this one previously. I meant to check it out and forgot until you mentioned it. Thanks for the reminder.
I am not sure if you were thinking a sports only podcast. If so I listen to PTI instead of watching it on tv. Non sports related, I loved the Thrilling Adventure Hour poscasts. They are stories done in the style of old time radio, and quickly pass the time spent in the car.
The BBC's "In Our Time." Each week's episode covers a different topic, and the host brings three experts on for the discussion. Recent episodes have included Eleanor of Aquitane, chromatography, Rumi's poetry, and circadian rhythms. (They seem to roughly alternate between science-y topics and humanities-ish topics.)
Astonishing Legends is incredible. If you like mysteries, strange history, and a touch of spooky every now and then it's a great listen.
I'll have to check that one out.
I really like Emperors of Rome, for a good, quick overview on the Roman Empire. The same people also do a Biography podcast where they do 4-5 episodes on one person (Darwin was the first).
Mystery Show is also a fun listen.
I can't imagine my life without SklarBro County. It's honestly amazing. Funniest thing I know of right now.
But technically, it is Michigan related because both Sklar brothers went to Michigan.
true murder - interviews with authors of books on real crimes.
serial - tells one true story over each season.
The Partially Examined Life, Very Bad Wizards, Rationally Speaking, and The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps are my favorites.
How can no one have yet mentioned Judge John Hodgman??!!
TED Radio Hour
The Adventure Zone (hillarious if you were once/still are a DnD geek)
I think there have been podcast threads before. But it's always a good topic.
My current favorites:
College football/Michigan related, in addition to MGoRadio:
The Audible (Mandel and Feldman cfb)
WTKA's Michigan Insider (I live out of state so I can catch up with these guys on the podcast)
The Wolverine (Rivals site podcast)
Wolverine Beat (MLive)
Used to listen to The Solid Verbal (Sbnation guys) but I found them tiresome.
General interest (to me at least!):
This American Life
Channel 33 (this is where Bill Simmons et al landed)
Skeptoid (bad production values but interesting topics)
On the Media
Here's the Thing (Alec Baldwin interviewing show biz folks. Suprisingly good)
Used to listen to Stuff You Should Know but found it was basically two guys paraphrasing Wikipedia entries about stuff and then reading letters from their fans about how awesome said paraphrasing was.
The Cracked Podcast
Get Up On This
Thinking Sideways Podcast
The Bill Simmons Podcast
ATP - Accidental Tech Podcast
Just downloaded podcast addict. Thanks man <3.
podcast addict is great. also if you want a nice photo filter app try snap seed
RadarScope, living in tornado alley it's the best 10$ I've ever spent.
Edit: Venmo for sports betting amongst friends.
Helmet shaped pot stickers.
pot stickers, my favorite Chinese dish. However, not to be confused with those pot stickers on a buckeye helmet.
Other than the social media staples I most often use TV apps (WatchESPN, BTN2Go, Red Bull TV, FSGo) since I don't have cable and rely on Chromecast, Strava, Timehop, Weather Underground, Tapatalk, and Spotify. Waze is also a good one as an alternative to Google maps. StubHub app is great and has lead to me going to a few hockey games on a whim after I noticed tickets were like $10 an hour before puck drop.
The weight scale and pregnancy test apps are my personal favorites
Hey did you get the attachments for Christmas, too?
Loseit and Muscle&Fitness. I guess I have to include UptoDate since I'm on it all day anyway.
have his own app yet?
This will sound uninteresting - it is probably uninteresting to most - but I find it useful.
If you're an avid comparison shopper like me, there are plenty of good QR / barcode scanner apps out there that you can use in stores if you're curious to see if you can get a better price elsewhere. A lot of them will allow you to scan the product and actually search the product online to see what stores or sites might offer better pricing.
What specific app do you prefer for that purpose?
If you peruse Reddit: BaconReader.
I waste a significant portion of my life between it and mgoblog.
I like the reddit is fun app much better.
Probably just because I've used it for a long time.
I prefer alien blue. That is the "official" Reddit app
AlienBlue is the best in my opinion.
For Android, Relay for Reddit (used to be Reddit Sync) is the business. On iOS now so I use Alien Blue. Don't like it as much but it is the best of the iOS apps I've tried.
It's Tinder for cats so...
MGoBlog and only MGoBlog.
Every other app is expendable. Unless we're counting Netflix/HBOGo as apps.
Because I'm paranoid as fuck. Read the permissions granted to some of them sometime. Why the fuck does any application need to shoot video and record sound without my knowledge?
Then why do you have a smartphone grandpa?
And the answer to your question is that they don't make good flip phones anymore. I'd buy an updated razr flip in a second.
It's like my parents who won't buy anything online but think nothing of handing their credit card over to the waitress or sending a check (with their bank account # printed right on it) through the mail.
And full name, address, routing number, signature.
What makes you think they'd even want to record anything you have to say or see? Please record me telling my wife how much I hope Carl is going to die
If you don't know who Bill Burr is you need to go watch his comedy. By far my favorite stand-up comedian. His bit about grocery stores collecting personal information for a savings card is classic.
To take it full circle Bill Burr also has a short weekly podcast called the Monday Morning Podcast.
I also have a thing for agony aunts (advice columns/shows)...in particular: "my brother, my brother and me"(actual bros who are a little nerdy but surprisingly feminist-friendly)
and "ask me another", which is British and has a lot of funny British lingo. I recently learned British people call drinks like mike's hard "alcopops"!
I've been looking for a pod catcher that doesn't suck. Apple's is buggy and unreliable. I tried Stitcher but it is only nominally better and I don't like the interface.
I LOVE Pocket Casts. It's setup a lot different than all the other stupid podcast apps. It's customizable and easy to find podcasts.
I've been using Downcast for about a year; works pretty well.
One of my faves is the Google Street View app with Google a cardboard. You can go anywhere in the world with immersive 360 degree VR without leaving your living room. If you have it try searching for the Mackinaw Bridge. Google took their street view camera to the tip of one on the towers. It's quite a view. It's also worth going to YouTube and searching for "Google Mackinaw Bridge" for a very shirt movie of how they got the camera up there.
When is somebody going to create /update /fix the MGoBlog android app?
That would be the best
Two dots is a good game
I spend too much time playing this game.
I could easily do these and the stock Apple apps
Mtb Project- app containing maps and descriptions of most mountain biking trails
Strava- bike workout tracking and competition app
Ibotta- grocery/shopping app that replaces coupons with a immediate cash-back payouts. Mother of all shopping apps in the next couple years
Google Goggles. Just incredible, take a picture of anything and it searches the internet and gets info immediately.
iHeartRadio (How I listen to WTKA)
WTKA app (The live stream sucks, but you can listen to all the podcasts)
Wolverine Sports Radio (Daily Michigan sports podcasts)
SofaScore (Live scores from every sport in the world)
ESPN FC (Keeps me up to date on world soccer news)
Gas Buddy is a great app that I use since I drive a lot!
Saves me $$ every week.
Spotify, Soundcloud, Drop 7s
Clash of Clans... :-)
Then get the Michigan VR app. You will be happy you did.
IMDB. I open it almost every time I watch a movie.
To describe the apps they are recommending? Just seems like that might be a helpful addition to this thread.
Onion Ring Loaf. If only there were any Damon's around anymore.
Two Dots is great, continually gets updated with additional levels and weekly challenges.
Sort It! apps - Movies was great to scan all my DVDs/Bluerays to have my collection on my phone. Does cost a few bucks.
Skyview is fun to find stars and satellites.
Better than Tinder. The girls are hotter
And yet no matter the app, only 5% of them are real.
Go get em killer
Chicken wings or jalapeño poppers....
Nachos. I'll order these as my entree in certain venues.
Is my favorite app.
a few I use often that I didn't catch already...
tunein radio- something other than iHeartRadio
colornotes- colorized note/lists (lpt: set up a note with vehicle info, Vin, license plat, what kind of oil, which oil filter etc)
Kodi - for the media fix
convert pad - I seem to need measurements converted often
smart audio book player- best one that I've tried at least
hope format works on this android app
Twinspires: horse racing, you can place bets and watch races. I mostly use it to watch stakes races when I'm not at home.
Chess.com app and Lichess: both chess apps.
Hearthstone: just started playing and it's fun and pretty addicting.
Twitch: I use it to watch chess but plenty of other games to watch.
Mint - Help manage your finances
Kingdom Rush Origins - Latest in a line of great tower defence games
Nike Running -
Todoist - Great to do list manager
Vivino - Keep track of wine that you like
Last Pass - Have strong passwords, but only have to remember one
Pocket Casts - My favourite Podcast app. May have to check out Podcast Addict
Spotify - or Google Music
Pocket - Save bookmarks for future reading
Feedly - An RSS Reader
Um. I have MGoBlog, ESPN and YouTube, which I never use.
That's all. I have too many things I want to do in real life to spend time fucking around with apps.
Yet you took time to respond to this thread...
Do as he says not as he does
He is trying to be cool on the internet! Get off his back!
Some I highly recommend:
Pocket Casts - podcasts
Weather Timeline - beautiful material design weather app/widget
Solid Explorer - File manager
Google keep - lists, reminders, random notes etc.
Google Rewards - little surveys for free play store credit. I get probably 30 cents a day which adds up.
These look good. Thanks.
I draw a lot so I use a lot of the art and photo manipulation apps. My favorites are Aviary, Pic Stitch and PhotoChop. I'm also into comics so I have Comixology and the individual companies' apps to get digital comics. YouTube, Instagram and MGoBlog get the most usage from me.
Podcast addict, The Chive is a must, Flow for Reddit,
Chive On brother!
During the winter it's DooTalk. Love my Ski Doo.
Waze. It's awesome, even if you're just going to the store.
Thanks guys, you all just ruined my Monday morning productivity
A few that I use on a regular basis:
- Trigger: good app for setting up rules to automate functions on your phone. I paid for the "premium" version (it's like $3) to be able to set up geofences, but I have rules set up for arriving/leaving work, arriving/leaving home, and other time-based rules where I know I want my phone set to silent or something. It's a clean UI and fairly intuitive if you can create simple if/then statements.
- Trade Rumors: started as MLB Trade Rumors but now I guess it covers all sports. I still only use it to keep up with the latest going on in baseball and with the Tigers.
- Wikipedia: nuff said.
- Fandango: I use this every time I want to go to the movies. They've made a lot of improvements to their UI and the app's functionality.
- Textra: texting app.
- PF Voicemail+: best free Visual Voicemail app out there, in my opinion.
- AcDisplay: mimics the Motorola notification popups. Allows me to view/interact with notifications without having to turn the screen totally on.
Seconding Textra. Best texting platform out there ATMO
buddy of mine asked me to post as a reply - he is the U of M campus rep for a mobile ticketing app based in San Francisco called Gametime. They have all the sporting events in the Detroit area as well most major league cities.
you can download it here (gametime.co/mich) and then from the share page used the code MICH10 for $10 off (I used it for Tigers tickets all summer, there are usually like $7 nose bleed seats).
there doesn't appear to be an iPhone app, shoot
IFTTT (if this then that). You set up recipes based on different apps. For example, if I take a photo upload to Google drive or when I leave work turn on my hue lights at home. Very cool app.
FotMob: Soccer Scores (for the three of you who like soccer) and some audio of live games
Untappd: Tracking beers you've had.
Waze/Google Maps: I use both and check both for traffic quite a bit.
Kindle: Both for books I've purchased but also for the "Send to Kindle" Chrome extension, which saves articles in PDF and emails them to your Kindle. Pretty handy.
Feedly (for RSS stuff)
Instapaper for saving articles for later
Comcast App. TuneInRadio. Google Maps, Uber, Twitter, Foreflight.
Some good German language resources for those learning or trying to improve: Inforadio (news, current events, film, sport), dict.cc (dictionary), German Verb Conjugator.
Spotify is worth the $10/mo if you have a commute or run or whatever and want to listen to music.
I concur with Waze. Living in LA w/o Waze is not an option.
2048 is a fun game for a little bit.
And then of course all the social media stuff. IG, Twitter, Facebook.
Used to have Periscope but it got annoying.
tasker - allows you to
tasker - allows you to creation time/location based tasks like setting your phone to a silent profile at night, etc.
clash of clans - if you have kids and can only play games in 5 minute increments. theres mgoblog clan, or mine if you are serious about the game #9p8l92gv.
google keep is a reminder list.
tiny cam monitor pro - webcam monitoring
tunify - take a picture of a tv and it will find the audio. great fir when wife is sleeping in bed, or at a gym and old school exercise machines..
My eight year old recommends Goat Simulator. You get to be a goat.
Hopper is great for booking travel. it lets you see what days are the cheapest for airline tickets.