My Desert Island App

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We've all heard the familiar question before: You're stuck on a desert island. If you could bring one thing with you, what would it be--and why?

In recent years, my answer to such a question was simple: my cane. Without it, I'd be in big trouble. If given more choices, I would invariably include things like food and water...and my iPhone.

Oh, and speaking of that iPhone. If I had to choose only one app to have on my phone, what would I choose?

The answer, for me at least, is not an easy one. My iPhone is about practicality. I don't do any gaming, and I use my phone mainly to make my everyday life easier: I text, read e-mail, check Facebook and Twitter, keep updated on the weather, read the news...that kind of thing.

So, with that said...my "desert island" app would be Facebook, because I can keep in touch with all of my friends and family--not all of whom have Twitter.

What about you? If you could have only one app on your iOS device, what would you pick? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Comments

#1 Island App

Hello Michael, Like you, I don't play games on my IPhone 4s, rather, I use it to stay informed. Facebook is a good one, but I would have to go with Down Cast. I enjoy listening to my favorite podcasts whenever and where ever I am. The dozen or so podcasts I currently subscribe to help to keep me informed and pass the time. -Andrew-

#2 Desert island

This really is a tough one. I think my choice would be Skype. Then I could at least talk with my friends.

#3 Tough

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Wow, this is a very hard question to answer. I see where people would want the Facebook and Skype to keep in touch with your family and friends. I almost had to say Find my Friend so that they would rescure me! ;) So with that. I will have to pick Audible so I can keep my mind off of things and catch up with a lot of books I need to read while I'm waiting for my family and friends to find me to get off of this island! ;)

#4 Hi Michael I'd definitely

Hi Michael I'd definitely have to say Spotify. I think I'd go crazy without music! :)

#5 Desert Island app from new user prospective

i'd have to say, (and please realize that I've only had my phone for a couple of weeks) that i was a windows user. A few days after I got my phone, i found TapTapSee. i think this would be my desert island app. I still can't believe all the many things i found out using this app to identify things. For instance, i never knew that my curtains were green. when I took the picture, it told me this bit of information. So, nonbeliever that i can be, I asked my 10 year old daughter what color they were. She replied "Mom, they are green." for me, it's nice to be able to take a picture, be told what it is, with no frills or whistles.

#6 twitter

the reason why is because I can follow and keep up with all my twitter followers.

#7 Oh, simple actually!

I'd say you don't Need any apps, you could just take Safari. With that you can do everything! I'd have Skype though, that's a Thing you can't do with Safari, or at least it isn't that easy.