It can be a concierge, camera, flashlight, game console, magazine, photo editor, panorama maker, note taker, travel planner, radio, bookstore, night-sky guide, GPS, music player, music maker, and plenty more...if only you could figure out which of the 250,000 (and counting) apps to put on your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.
Excerpts: Download this PDF containing a dozen-plus reviews from the book to get a sense of what you'll find. You can read a number of pages from the book at Amazon.com using its Inside the Book feature available for viewing at its site. Finally, Peachpit Press has excerpted the chapter on photographic apps, mostly for the iPhone.
Author Glenn Fleishman set out to discover how to use your device to find a movie, read a book, retrieve a distant file, make a phone call, play a strategy game—to accomplish a host of useful, and sometimes completely unuseful, tasks. Glenn sifted through and road tested thousands of apps to find the nearly 200 programs that fit his criteria for interesting, entertaining, useful—and essential—five-star apps. His clear-eyed selections will surprise and charm you and help you complete tasks, have fun, be creative, and learn something.
- Want to read a book or PDF or follow your Twitter, RSS, or Facebook feeds? You’ll find the perfect app for the job.
- Ready to find the best action, word, and strategy games—so good, you may never put down your iphone? We know the ones.
- Yearning for Thai food in an unfamiliar neighborhood or looking to reserve a table at a local restaurant? This book points you to the perfect apps.
- Need to track the delivery status of a package or turn your device into a barcode reader? Start reading and start scanning.
- Want to watch a movie—either from the studios or of your own creation? Glenn can direct you to the perfect app.
- Plus essential apps that will stream music, make you more productive, keep track of files, and much, much more.
Glenn Fleishman reports on technology for The Economist, Popular Science, The Seattle Times, and other publications. He’s an editor at the Mac journal TidBITS and the author of many books about the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Glenn’s first computer was an OSI C1P in 1979; his current desktop has a million times more memory. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.
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