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iPod touch® for Dummies® by Tony Bove

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Chapter 16. Ten Apps That Shook the iPod World

In This Chapter

  • Apps that show how an iPod touch can control your world

  • Apps that demonstrate the iPod touch experience to the hilt

  • Apps I use all the time that aren't mentioned elsewhere in this book

It's not fair. Only ten apps? As I write this, over 85,000 apps from almost as many software companies are competing for attention in the App Store. I could write an entire book about just the ones that have shaken my world — right down to the very routines I live by. (Maybe they'll let me write that book in the future.) Instead, the publisher dragged me kicking and screaming to the back of the book, and told me we'd run out of room and that we had to keep it to ten.

Ten Apps That Shook the iPod World

How did I pick these ten? I included apps I think are important as an introduction to the iPod touch ex-perience, along with the apps that I use every day.

I left out of this list the ones I've already described in other chapters and on the Cheat Sheet of this book — Facebook, MySpace, Twitterific, Skype, and the messaging apps (Chapter 13); Google Earth (Chapter 12); Wikipanion and other wiki readers (Chapter 10); Pandora, Truveo, and other apps that stream video (Chapter 8); PocketGuitar and other apps that help you make music (Chapter 7); a variety of games that use time (Chapter 3) or the accelerometer (Chapter 2); and the apps for fun and travel (Cheat Sheet). I also left out, ...

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