Remember when people would speak about apps and they meant stuff like salmon canapés?
But now people speak about apps and they mean the application software available for their various technology.
Bossy doesn’t have many applications on her iPhone, which is one reason Bossy refers to it as her iPhobe. But Bossy does want to tell you about her new favorite app, Camera+.
And Bossy knows what you’re thinking. You’re thinking Enough with the photos that are manipulated to look as though they came from Bossy’s grandfather’s cigar box!
Bossy loves her other camera apps, such as Hipstamatic — but Camera+ allows you to take the photo first and then apply tricks and changes in the editing process, including cropping, lighting adjustments, and various framing options.
Bossy can sum up her favorite apps in this way: Maps, weather, and that’s about it. Four words for sale.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you help broaden Bossy’s horizons by telling her about your favorite apps?
And be sure to check back later today for the best app suggestions on the web.
If you missed last week’s Ten-Word Challenge about undiagnosed symptoms, click here! There was a lively discussion in the comment section, nearly 100 contributors strong.
Dan saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm
7 Words has provided hours of fun for my family !
Twenty Four At Heart saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm
IMHO Camera+ is the best camera app – and I’ve tried a lot of them. I use Camera+ and then post with Instagram. I also use Things for both my phone and laptop to stay organized … more costly than some productivity apps, but worth every penny because it keeps my life together for me. Yelp is awesome (used it in San Diego to find Thai food.) Twitter/FB/G+ Was this supposed to only be 10 words? I think I need an app for that …..! (xo miss you!)
Polt saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Dont own a smartphone, so I know nothing of apps. 🙁
(i’m assuming the sad face doesn’t count as a word)
Jami saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Sorry but I only have BlackBerry apps on my phone.
CS saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Angry Birds: smashing pigs feels good. Whole family (-dad) agrees!
Mary saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm
Fandango for movie tix; Starbucks you can pay from phone which is fun; opentable for dinner reservations; yelp for whe on road and need to find businesses; epicurious for food porn. Sorry exceeded 10 word limit but this was important.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm
I’m still on board with the canapes as a fave app.
WebSavvyMom saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm
–>Instagram. Echophone. Facebook. WordsWithFriends – I’m debthaxton for each.
Charlie saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm
No SmartPhone, but Bossy can borrow my 1952 Kodak Brownie.
Stacey Ball saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Words with Friends. Words and Friends are sadly not included.
Lauren saysAugust 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Total Baby to track of Sam’s feedings and diaper changes. Bookworm is my favorite addictive game. Foodgawker for recipes. I’m still searching for the perfect grocery list app – haven’t found it. Starbucks app, of course. Sorry I never follow the “ten words or less” rule!
BSTBXH saysAugust 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Darcie saysAugust 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm
facebook, skype, itunes, amazon, youtube, weatherbug–not too exciting, huh?
PS: I love Starbucks lemon cake wayyy too much, as evidenced by my big ol’ lemon-yellow ass.
Caroline saysAugust 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm
Qrank on my iTouch, because I love, love, love me some trivia. I wish they made it for Android.
And on my Android… I’m embarrassed to say that I love Yahtzee (and have invented THREE Yahtzee variations, just to keep things interesting) and Shortz (crossword puzzles from a bunch of sources) and OverDrive, through which I can download library books FOR FREEEEEEE yay. This makes me very happy when I travel, and even more, when I stumble to the bathroom in the middle of the night, using my phone as a flashlight, and find myself in the loo for, er, a bit longer than expected.
dray saysAugust 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm
@Lauren Have you tried Shop Shop for grocery lists? It’s really simple but I like it. And it’s free.
heidig saysAugust 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm
No iphone – no apps. I know not of what you speak.
Ami saysAugust 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm
“Just Light” — flashlight on the go; Tetris is time killer.
Steve saysAugust 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Use an app to find an app: Appception!
Ami saysAugust 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Can’t find ShopShop in App Store; new name?
km saysAugust 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm
ipad. Scrabble, freebooks, daily show, npr, cnn
Joe Montgomery saysAugust 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm
I like radio apps, no peace and quiet for me.
KathyB saysAugust 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm
No app machines. Current phone smarter than I will pay.
the muskrat saysAugust 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm
I like the fellatio app. It is the best app.
Lynda M O saysAugust 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm
damn solitaire… if leaving it alone were only an option…
Deb saysAugust 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm
Angry Birds = BEST THING EVER
Also like Data Vault Password Manager – no more tiny scraps of paper with indecipherable scribbles.
And Springpad. I love lists, I love Springpad – syncs with desktop and is muy awesome for keeping track what size underwear my husband needs.
Deb saysAugust 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm
PS – am absolutely NOT checking out the undiagnosed symptoms discussion. Gah. Gives me the shivers just imagining it.
Amy saysAugust 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm
I think apps is a four letter word. Outside my vocabulary.
kathy saysAugust 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm
no smart phone no apps but I’d love some rumaki
Kathy from NJ saysAugust 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Only person in world without cell phone = no apps
Kathy from NJ saysAugust 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm
And I love being unavailable
td1wisegal saysAugust 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm
Star Chart unveils the night sky to Ridgecrest desert dwellers.
aj saysAugust 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Completely app-less. Not as sad as it might sound, mostly.
Amy saysAugust 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Pandora and radio apps (helps me virtually escape the Midwest!)
dray saysAugust 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm
@Ami ShopShop is not on the Mac (desktop/laptop) app store – only for iPhone and iPad (through iTunes or the App Store on your device). I just checked to make sure it’s there, and it is.
Deidre saysAugust 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm
Don’t have an iphone, apps are too cool for me.
Michele saysAugust 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Shazam – most awesome app ever- gives name and artist of radio songs
Kim saysAugust 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm
Harry potter Lego
White noise and nature sounds
Star walk – awesome
Harry potter scene it
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm
Electric typewrite, Wang word processor, DOS operating system. Any questions?
Donalyn saysAugust 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm
Newest fave is Spotify. Lotsa camera apps. And Birds, Angry.
Cupcake Murphy saysAugust 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Figured out how to find email is that an app?
JCK (Motherscribe) saysAugust 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Could there be an app for dancing at Blogher11 parties?
SoloHomo saysAugust 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Apps are for people with too much time on their hands. Pass the canapes, please.
(Will you be doing another “tour” this year? We really enjoyed meeting you in Houston during the “No Book”.)
Cage Free Family saysAugust 10, 2011 at 1:16 am
don’t even have a cell, much less a smart one. I’m 31 and I refuse to learn to text or app.
Ami saysAugust 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
Thanks, @dray. I’ll look again; I think I entered a space when I searched the first time…
Kirsten saysAugust 10, 2011 at 10:58 am
Grocery IQ tells hubby which groceries I need remotely, instantly!
p.j. saysAugust 10, 2011 at 11:41 am
My favorite app is “talk” on my own flip phone.
joeinvegas saysAugust 10, 2011 at 11:52 am
Songs and jewels and Sudoku numbers and colors and pictures
Texas Susan saysAugust 10, 2011 at 11:58 am
IMDb, LoseIt!, Hanging Free, Kindle, Words With Friends are handy.
Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food saysAugust 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm
I really don’t get the hype over “Angry Birds.” WTF?
Craftwhack saysAugust 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm
I only like to use my iphone as a weapon.
Shelley saysAugust 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm
No phone, but iPod Touch – I like Hanging With Friends.
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leslie saysAugust 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Bible app makes Christian duty much more convenient. Thanks, Jesus.
The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful saysAugust 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Fat App. Your worst enemy with jowls. Post it.
Public Heatlh Wizard saysAugust 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm
I don’t know about an app, but I am sure a nice Jewish boy would love me, his little JAP.
Wait, what were we talking about?
Allegra saysAugust 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm
Pandora, Mapquest, Words w/friends, Charmed, Discovery News, Public Radio, eBay
geri saysAugust 16, 2011 at 8:27 am
only have stupid phone, no apps
KC saysAugust 17, 2011 at 7:36 am
Fooducate your life and you will be happy you did.