This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
With my workplace finally getting Wi-Fi, I’ve decided to give this particular iPod Touch (2nd generation, 16gb) another try. I asked my dad to give it back to me since I knew he wasn’t using it. It took me three hours to fight with iTunes, but this time I was able to get the iPod to synch with iTunes. With it working, I’ve got some necessary apps and have been using it for about a week or so.
I admit, I am liking it because it’s a sanity saver — especially at work! I can check my email and stuff and not go crazy! It’s quite convenient . . . minus the following issues:
- iTunes still sucks! I hate that and QuickTime so much! I feel like my computer has been violated with those two programmes on it ~_~;;
- Battery life is really terrible.
- Am so not amused the stupid case cost me $25 USD. That’s pure robbery.
- I’ve had it . . . crash or something or another on me several times. That was not fun at all.
Otherwise, I grudgingly admit that it’s a handy thing to have where I can check email, Twitter, and etcetera. In fact, these are the apps I’m using that are very essential to my daily life!
- Mail App: I can check my email. Nuff said!
- Twitterific: I love this app . . . but the free version advertisement drove me nuts, so I opted to pay a bit to use the paid version.
- Kakao Talk (FREE!): This is seriously a neat app. I wish more people would use it! I just love how I can use that to contact my friends who uses Kakao Talk for free instead of using SMS on my phone. And it works for overseas users, too! One of my friends in Japan uses Kakao Talk, and I can contact her with that. Thank goodness since I was worried about her with the whole Sendai Earthquake aftermath!
- Feeddler RSS (FREE!): As a Google Reader user, this app comes in handy, and I really like how it comes with the “mark all as read” option! Very important for me.
- Daum Maps (FREE!): This app shows me the map of my home city (and I think the app is entirely in Korean). I do have a tendency to get lost, so this map will be an asset for me! What I also like about this is that it lets me know how bad the traffic are throughout the city. That really excited me!
- Jihachul (FREE!): The app’s name means “subway” in Korean, and this shows you all the subway maps in South Korea. As someone who uses the subway often, this really is a must-have app for me!
- Human Japanese: Ivy was the one who introduced me to this app, and I decided to try it out because I’m always looking for something that helps me learn and improve my Japanese skills . . . and so far I am impressed with this app! $9.99 might seem steep, but I agree wth Ivy on that it’s fairly cheap compared to all those Japanese language books out there!
So, er, yes. Honestly, I just wanted another “computer”, and my app choices pretty much tells you how I’m using this iPod Touch. I’m not using it as media device . . . that’s what my mp3 player is for. :D
Anyway, that’s my thoughts on the iPod Touch and its apps! If you’re an iPod/iPhone user, what apps do you like or recommend? I’m always curious as to what other people uses.