Rick Broida over at CNET recently posted his top 5 desert island iPhone apps. What follows is my choice of five apps were I stranded on a desert island.
1. Facebook: What better way to keep up with your friends around the rest of the world? This is a fairly functional facebook client. My only gripe is that there is not more ability to filter my news feed. Regardless of how much time I have to spare or how boring the island is I will NOT play Mafia Wars.
2. TweetDeck: From what I’ve tried, this is the best free twitter client out there. It also integrates with Facebook.
3. FlyCast: Being a classical music nut, I got hooked on WMFT Chicago during the time I lived there. WFMT is now streamed by FlyCast. In a day when good local classical music stations are hard to come by, I can now listen to the world’s BEST classical music station even from a desert island!
4. YouVersion.com Bible: As a person of faith, I derive much instruction and comfort from reading the scriptures. This version gives me online access to many English translations, and downloadable offline copies of versions no longer subject to copyright constraints such as the KJV. I can even practice my Dutch by reading the Statenvertaling.
5. Stanza: A free ebook reader program, with enough free classics available to last you a lifetime (Project Gutenberg) as well as the ability to buy more recent books as well.
Those are my five choices. What are yours?