I’ve been using my iPod touch for almost an year now and I would like to share with you my top three favorite apps apart from the obvious ones including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google+ and Twitter. These are apps you install anyway. I would like to concentrate on apps that you might have missed out if you are the kind of person who never visits the app store. If you use your iTouch only for music and movies i would like to encourage you to do more with the device and power in your hands. 🙂
Pulse is a mashup tool through which you can receive live updates from many of the popular news sources. You name it you got it. Its all gathered up in a neat presentable way that you would absolutely love. You also have the option to save and read later when you are on the go. Thats something we iPod users really need. We suffer from lack of WiFi sources. If you have a smart phone though. You can use it as a Wifi hotspot and well thats a whole different story.
You have a catalog that you can go through to find the feeds that you would need and add them. You also have the option to get the best of a particular category from the catalog. Suppose you choose to receive the best from all the feeds concerning Fun & Humor, all you need to do is subscribe to Best of Fun & Humor.
You also get the option to create an account to store your favorites on pulse’s web application. So you can view them anywhere any time even without your iPod. And obviously you do get to share the stories you loved on facebook and twitter.!
Alternative: A neat alternative that can sometimes out perform Pulse in certain aspects is Flipboard.
One of my favorite things about flipboard is its interface. You would just love it. Unlike pulse which has a flowy (not so unique) interface, Flipboard has, as the name suggests, a flipping interface. You basically flip through your news. Which i personally love. I’ve installed both of them and i use both of them because i like change. :). Another important aspect of Flipboard is that you can get your social updates also in the same fashion. Integrate it to your facebook and twitter and you will love flipping through those status updates and photos. It works like a charm. I would suggest you try out both and choose for yourself.
Initally, flipboard wasn’t available for android. But i guess they have released it now.
If you are used to 8tracks on the web, oh you would love to have it on your iPod. Sometimes it has been my best company. What mood are you in?… What kind of tracks do you want to listen to? … Do you want something to soothe your mind? … Do you want something to party? … You name it.. You got it. There is a mix for everything. You get an endless supply of music. Its a great way to discover new songs and artists too.
The only disadvantage is that you cannot replay a track again and you only get to play the whole tape right from the first when you play it again. Its just like a mix tape. But believe me. Sometimes its nice to not get what you want immediately. Sometimes, the wait is good. Sometimes, following a predefined order is good. Sometimes, its better to let someone else be the DJ. Give 8tracks a try.
Live 365 is another favorite of mine. I am a music enthusiast and I like a good supply of my music. Although I have tens of GBs of music with me, sometimes its nice to listen to good old radio. Like i said for 8tracks. Sometimes its better to let someone else have the control. All you have to do is just play along. 🙂
Live 365 has an endless list of stations. Lot of genres to choose from. From rock to pop to alternative to… many more, you name it. Try it out.
Alternative: An alternative to Live 365 is Shoutcast. Shoutcast is by Nullsoft. The makers of the ever so famous Winamp. Shoutcast has the largest library of radio stations on the internet i guess. You get an endless list to choose from. Tune in and chill out.!… Like Pulse and Flipboard, i like both and i have both and i use them when i feel like. Choose what is best for you.
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