30 Days of Posts (and iPod/iPhone Apps, too!)

I just wasn’t feeling “National” Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo) this year. Last November I think everything came together: I had just started setting free my thoughts about diabetes, and I was just getting back into the swing of writing here. This year it just felt like a bit of a chore.

It wasn’t an awful experience. It did help keep me posting photographs and whatnot, but it doesn’t seem that I set aside enough time to write some of the longer articles that I hoped to create. In fact, I often found myself remembering right at the end of the day that I needed to write something. Now that the month is over, I’ll keep going with the occasional posting — with more substantial content, I hope.

See you back here real soon.

. . . I guess there’s no time like the present to write a bit more and say that I got an iPod Touch for an early Christmas present. (Thanks, Mom and Miles!) I like it very much as a media device — navigating playlists and moving around the interface is just much more awesome than my old 6th generation “classic” iPod — and I’m starting to look around at some of the apps for it.

Let’s see here, there’s Twitter and Facebook and the New York Times reader and Netflix and Skype and the ESPN app which I’m sure will be useful once baseball season starts again. (It has rugby, but no Australian scores. Go Rabbitohs!) And I’ve just started looking for things that could help me out with diabetes and exercise.

Here’s where I need your advice.

What are your favorite iPhone / iPod Touch apps? What do you use to help you manage your diabetes? What should I download just for fun or because no properly decked out Apple gizmo is complete without it?

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2 Responses to 30 Days of Posts (and iPod/iPhone Apps, too!)

  1. Pearlsa says:

    Reeder for my rss feeds.

  2. mary says:

    i can highly recommend two games (the only two games i ever play): trism and scrabble. i know you’re a scrabble lover, so that should be a no-brainer. trism is hard to describe, kinda, but it’s a puzzle game in which you rotate the device to make groupings of similarly-colored triangles. i was 100% addicted to it until scrabble came along, and i really haven’t played it since. but it still sits there, on the first page of my home screen, patiently waiting for me to get bored with scrabble.

    other than those two, the only third-party apps i really ever use are facebook and weather bug. initially, i downloaded a bunch of free apps that looked cool, but i never use them.

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