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Favorite Mobile Apps of RWW Staff

Every now and then we publish the favorite mobile apps or sites of the ReadWriteWeb staff. The last time we did this was November 2009, however with our Mobile Summit just around the corner we wanted to give you an updated list. We’re all early adopters of mobile technology here at ReadWriteWeb, so have a scan of our favorite apps and see what catches your eye.

We’d also love to know your current favorites, because that’s a great way to keep our finger on the pulse. Please note your favorite mobile apps or sites in the comments.

Join us at the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit on May 7, in Mountain View, CA, to discuss the hottest mobile apps and the latest mobile trends. If you’re in town for the Web 2.0 Expo that week, our Mobile Summit is the day after. We’d love to see you there! Register here.

Richard MacManus (iPhone)

  • ReadWriteWeb iPhone App (of course)
  • Diamedic
  • Evernote
  • Insight (Basecamp app)
  • Google Voice
  • Google Reader
  • Shazam
  • Facebook
  • Tweetie
  • Woopra
  • Flicks (movies)
  • Art
  • Words With Friends
  • WorldMate
  • NYTimes
  • The Onion

Marshall Kirkpatrick

  • Facebook
  • Portland Business Journal
  • Cinch
  • Gowalla
  • Tweetie
  • NYT
  • WSJ
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Yelp
  • Pandora
  • SimpleMindX (mind mapping)
  • AroundMe
  • Instapaper
  • Shazam
  • AppsFire
  • BaseBall ’10
  • Etsy Addict
  • Newser
  • Crop For Free
  • The Guardian
  • Plancast
  • Mobile Safari

    Mobile web apps: Techmeme, MediaGazer, Quora, EveryBlock

Sarah Perez


  • Google Reader (web app)
  • Facebook
  • WeatherBug
  • Flashlight
  • Tweetie
  • Brizzly
  • TweetDeck
  • Siri
  • Flickr
  • Bump
  • Phone Flicks
  • Pandora
  • Foursquare (why am I doing this?)
  • WhiteNoise (baby app)
  • Instapaper
  • NYT
  • Yelp
  • Google Maps
  • Amazon
  • Babies R Us
  • Notifications
  • iScrobble


  • Google Reader (web app)
  • NYT
  • BBC
  • NPR
  • USA Today
  • Netflix
  • AP News
  • ABC Player
  • Instapaper
  • Pandora
  • Twitterific
  • StreamToMe
  • Facebook (web shortcut! no app!)
  • Desktop
  • iMahjong

Frederic Lardinois

  • Instapaper
  • Reeder
  • Gowalla
  • Tweetie
  • WorldMate
  • Boxcar
  • PicPosterous
  • NYTimes

Mike Melanson (iPhone)

  • Facebook
  • Tweetdeck
  • Evernote
  • Public Radio
  • Gowalla
  • Google Maps
  • Boxcar
  • MapMyRide (when I’m out riding)
  • Pandora
  • ReadItLater

Alex Williams

  • Pandora
  • Twitdroid
  • Facebook
  • Google Maps
  • The Hangover (“for weekend mindless laughs with the teenage son.”)

Chris Cameron

  • Social: Foursquare, Tweetie, Facebook.
  • Games: Words With Friends & Charadium.
  • Photography: AutoStitch, TiltShiftGen & ColorSplash.
  • Other: TripIt & Chipotle.

    And the RWW app of course!! (Actually I use it every day to share my stories on Twitter/Facebook easily).

Audrey Watters

I like mobile apps that allow me to move easily between iphone and laptop, so Evernote and RememberTheMilk.

Also Marvel and ComiXology’s comics apps. And the Kindle app for when I need words to go with my picture books. 🙂

Abraham Hyatt

Goodreads, Stanza, Thompson Reuters, ReadItLater, NYT, Echofon, Camera Plus, Words With Friends, RWW, Pandora

Sean Ammirati

Twitterific, RWW App, Encamp, Kindle, Zipcar App

Elyssa Pallai

Where’s Wally – entertainment for children of every age.

Jared Smith (“The Lone Blackberrier”)

  • Twitter for BlackBerry official app–direct message push via the BlackBerry system is an awful nice touch
  • Seesmic for BlackBerry–fills a big gap in the official Twitter client by letting me support multiple accounts; probably the program that’s easiest on my resources aside from the official client
  • MyKite–still my go-to to check in on Brightkite on BlackBerry
  • Rowmote (I use it on an iPod touch)–extremely inexpensive and powerful alternative to the Apple Remote for controlling a Mac.
  • RadarScope (on iPod touch)–still the best mobile radar viewer on any platform.

See also:POLL: Which Location-Based Mobile App Do You Use Now?

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