Favorite iPhone apps for Germany

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I was wondering what favorite apps you all have that make life better in Germany.

 

Mine are:

 

Berlin Fahrinfo. It includes U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus departures from any stop; tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn and 24-hour service maps; and a route finder. A special add-on feature is "Umgebung," which you can use to find the nearest stations of any type -- it points you in the right direction without you having to look at a map. Just hold it up, and against the image from your camera, it shows the stops in relative sizes (larger for closer stops) along with their distance.

 

Call a Bike. Nice application for finding and renting the DB Call-a-Bikes.

 

Trails. Good app for taking bike routes with you.

 

The city maps from Stadtplandienst.de. Expensive, but very good access to bus route info, something that is missing in every other application.

 

What do you all recommend?

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loo2go - find the nearest toilet near you :P

 

aroundme - find stuff around you, bars, atms, etc

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Probably not so many iphone users around.

 

Adding to the list (not necesarily for Germany):

 

Facebook

Fring

Fahrplan (extremely useful at night or in foreign cities)

apotheken.de (finds the nearest emergency drugstore - 3g or wlan required)

DocScanner (document scanner + OCR)

Office² - Office for the iphone

100 Pushups - started the challenge, very interesting

Shazam or Soundhoud - recognizes songs played in a pub (very useful, 3g or wlan required)

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I would revise my list to take off Trails and replace it with Motion-X GPS as an app for taking bicycle routes with you. Trails has been crashing too much, and Motion-X GPS will do pretty much everything Trails can do.

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For me it's- talksport, capital fm (radio)

for football live scores futbol24

wetter.com xxl, for the latest weather.

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Be good if you could post on the TT app ( I know it's in the works )

Also amazon uk would be nice too, as that's where I do more business than amazon de.

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Teehee I think PES is a little peeved that no one jumped in his old thread and now people are loving this one!!

 

Don't worry P you're only ahead of your time...

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Some good Germany and general ones that I like:

 

Skype - great for cheap phone calls and SMS

Ping! - Free SMS anywhere in the world (as long as the other phone has it too)

Collins or Pons German/English Dictionary

Duden German Dictionary

Flashcards Deluxe - Great for learning new words in German (or any other topic)

Frankfurt Q Mapp - Maps and journey planning for U-Bahn and S-Bahn (I think they have it for many cities).

TomTom Western Europe - Maps and navigation (very expensive if you don't jailbreak)

DB Navigator - travel planning with Deutsche Bahn

Michelin Guide Germany - Find a good restaurant nearby!

Toytown Germany App (of course :)

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Oh yeah good translator app, dict.cc. German and English ofcourse.

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Does anyone use Studi?

 

 

  • Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Ninja, Simpsons Arcade, iShoot, Traffic Rush, Ragdoll blaster
  • Hannover Maps offline (it's an iPod)
  • Collins Dictionary
  • Facebook
  • Also completely hooked on BBC documentary podcasts

 

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ifindit Stuttgart is great if your mil near stuttgart has all the base phonenumbers and building numbers for EVERYTHING on base

Currentcy exchange

Aroundme

ssb Stutgart for the trains

translator

WC Finder lit closest WC's and if there free or pay

 

Not specif to germany but LOVE words with friends

 

of all these the only one paid for was ifindit for $1.99

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Not specific for DE, but here's most of mine.

 

Angry Birds

MyFootball

Facebook

Firefox Home

The Guardian

Remote

Shazam

WhatsApp

ITN

Tiger Wood's Golf

Virtual Pool

Cube Runner

Paper Toss

Ragdoll Blaster

FlightControl

Sonic

Scrabble

Funky Ball

MiniGore

Geared

Poker Delux

World Series of Poker

Hipstamatic Camera

Photoshop

iMovie

Hotel Booker

Units

ACTCurrency

Red Laser

Dropbox

Flashlight

iWiki

Telegraph

Skype

Twitter

FourSquare

Layar

IM+

Last FM

Simplify Music

Radio Box

Rowmote Pro

IMDb

eBay

Paypal

Amazon

Epicurious

Jamie Oliver

Top Shelf

UEFA.com

Sky Sports

SCT Football

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A few that have not been mentioned:

 

Bump - allows the exchange of files or contact info with a fist bump to another IPhone.

Barcoo - take a picture of the product code and find out what it is and even a price sometimes.

 

Deutschland Funk

Arte Radio

 

Anybody care to expand upon the app description of Motionx? I do a lot of biking and wondered how it is different than the standard map function in the IPhone. Thanks.

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- 1TouchTaxi (currently available only for Hamburg). Very practical to order a Taxi. no need to call the 'zentrale'and to spell the 'sraße' (much helpful when we are drunk ;)

- Deutsche Welle news app

- Toytown app, of course :)

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A few quick Germany-specific ones:

 

  • Ultralingua German-English dictionary - Great for quick lookups on the fly.
  • Collins Pro German-English dictionary - Also by Ultralingua, a more complete dictionary, but less translation-focussed.
  • DB Navigator - free, and one of my most-used apps, and I would regard as essential for anyone travelling on the Bahn.
  • TomTom Western Europe (expensive, but totally worth it, I also have the car kit which greatly improves accuracy).
  • iFahrSchule - for practising German drivers license theory tests).
  • Woher - for finding out which Kreis a given license plate code corresponds to.
  • meinestadt - location-based service finder (things like Post offices, banks, movie theatres etc).
  • Post mobile and DHL - find rates and track packages from Post and DHL.
  • Amazon.de - specific App for Amazon.de
  • Kauf.da - Quickly find major chain stores nearby.
  • ADAC maps - If you're a member, gives extra info like traffic conditions, road closures etc.
  • Deutsche Welle - Excellent German-centric news in English (and other languages), also podcasts and live DW-TV.
  • MVV - Munich public transport planner.
  • Fahrinfo Berlin - Berlin public transport planner.
  • ÖBB Scotty - Rail travel planner for Austria.
  • SBB Mobile - Rail travel planner for Switzerland.
  • Klassik Radio - App gives live stream from Klassik Radio Berlin.

 

 

One caveat: a number of good German apps are only available from the German App Store. So if you're using a different one, for example a US-based account, it's worthwhile to register a second account on the German app store. Apps from more than one iTunes account can happily coexist in the same iTunes library and on the same iPhone.

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On the TomTom note. There is a free version of Navigon available to T-Mobile customers on the App Store. I haven't tried it yet, but a colleague has and said it's very good. It's called Navigon Select.

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Hi Bleater,

 

Do you know if the MVV app is available in English as well? And if it's decent? There was one pretty unfavorable review on the Web site and another claiming it was only available in German.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Bleater,

 

Do you know if the MVV app is available in English as well? And if it's decent? There was one pretty unfavorable review on the Web site and another claiming it was only available in German.

 

Thanks!

 

 

If your iOS is set to English, then the app is in English. It's fairly easy to use and is pretty good if you're planning a trip. The Fahrnplan app is a lot better is you just want to have a glance at train arrival and departure times.

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