A while back I wrote an article containing my list of top ten apps for the iPod Touch. Over a year has passed since that article and apps have come and gone on my iPod Touch, so I figured it was time for a new top ten list. As with the last article, none of these apps will be the preinstalled apps you get when you purchase an iPod Touch.
I am also going to try to mention apps that I have never mentioned before. So apps like the Amazon.com app, or the eBay app, or the USA Today app will not be on this list even though I use them on a daily basis.
Now that I have gotten that out of the way, here’s the list of the best apps for the iPod Touch (in no special order):
Awesome Note ($3.99): Awesome Note is truly “Awesome." It is my favorite notes/organizer program. You can create categorized folders to hold multiple notes, and back up to Google Docs or Evernote. The interface is beautiful and the app is extremely easy to use. This app has a lite version to try it out before buying.
2DO($6.99): Awesome Note has a todo list feature, but I prefer 2DO for my todo lists. It lets you have multiple lists at a time accessed by a tab down the left hand side of the screen. You can date your items or leave them undated. My favorite feature is how the app deletes the item from the list once you check it off. As with Awesome Note, the interface is beautiful. Like Awesome Note, there is a lite version of 2DO.
Traffic.com Pro ($2.99): I used to have another app called Traffic on my iPod for traffic reports. It worked really well until it stopped working. That is when I searched for another program and found Traffic.com This app is even better. With a traffic.com account you can save regular routes you take and monitor traffic on specific routes through the app. You can also choose to monitor specific roads or just get a general traffic report. This has a free version which is ad supported.
TweetDeck(FREE): There are TONS of twitter apps available. I rarely use Twitter for tweeting, but I follow a bunch of people and TweetDeck is the best app I have found for this. What I like about it is the ability to group the people you are following into columns that you create. This avoids the big long list of tweets you see in other apps.
AirVideo($2.99): I mentioned this app in my TV For Your iPod article and it is a must have if you have any non-purchased recordings on your Mac. It allows you to stream recordings from EyeTV, or other similar programs, right to your iPod. It works great.
MobileRSS for Google Reader($3.99): I used to be a NetNewsWire fan until the new version came out. I am not a fan of the new version so I started using MobileRSS. It is fantastic. It is featured packed, including the ability to sync with Google Reader. The one thing that I love is that Google Reader syncing works. Once you mark an item read it is marked as read in Google Reader. This was not happening with NetNewsWire and it drove me crazy to have read feeds appearing as unread feeds. There is a $1.99 lite version and a free version of this app.