Home Screens – Jonathan Cost

This week’s Home Screen post features Jonathan Cost, host of Mac Tips Daily and publisher of thinkmac.net. In addition to being a prolific podcaster, Jonathan loves his iPhone

What are your most interesting home screen apps?

Dragon Dictation.
I use it frequently when I am on the move and can’t fiddle with the keyboard/screen to write a text message. I can quickly dictate, and it’s usually very accurate and typically doesn’t require corrections. Once it recognizes my speech it has a button that allows you to send it as SMS. It’s quicker, safer, and my preferred way for texting most of the time.

DVR Remote. It allows me to control my TivoHD when I can’t find the remote. It also comes in really handy when you need to do keyboard entry on the Tivo.

What is your favorite app?
Not because it’s the best twitter app, but because it’s the app I probably launch the most.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?
[Spikey’s Bounce Around.] (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spikeys-bounce-around/id328206413?mt=8)
The ‘lite’ version had me hooked after a few levels, and then I bought the full version for $1.99. You are a spikey ball and your object is to free butterflies by bouncing around on trampolines and walls. It gets tough. I’ve been stuck on level 36 for about 4 days now. It requires little time or dedication to play, but it’s GREAT fun.

How many screens have you filled?

I have 10 screens with items on them, but they are not all full. One screen has 8 GPS apps on it.

What is the app you are still missing?

The app that allows me to stream my iTunes music to my iPhone.

How many times a day do you use your iPhone?

Uh, Like every 10 minutes. Definitely addicted to it. It’s pretty tough on the battery unlocking/locking all day long.

What is your favorite iPhone feature?

The ability to be connected all of the time. I used the iPod Touch for awhile, but lack of Wi-Fi spots made it more of a game/music device for me. Once I was able to become connected via 3G all of the time with the iPhone, it really changed how I used the device, especially with Twitter & Email.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Some of my other cool less frequently used apps are: ”Boxcar’, ‘NPR News’, AutoStitch’, ‘CubeCheater’,’ESPN Score Center’, ‘CheckPlease Lite’, ‘Mathemagics’, ‘Pandora’, ‘Trapster’, ‘Squarespace’, ‘Dragons Lair’, ‘Scrabble’, ‘CraigsPro+’, and ‘Instant Queue Add for Netflix’.

Thanks Jonathan!

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