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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2013-05-09

What’s The Apps?
Sports Shooter members list their favs

By Rod Mar

(Editor’s Note: The Sports Shooter Newsletter asked members what are the mobile apps that they love, hate or think are just plain cool.)

Photo by

Evernote, ESPN Scorecenter, Uber
Here are apps I Can't Live Without on my iPhone (in no particular order):

Google Maps - The rescuer to the crappy Apple Maps app that got multiple people fired.

Evernote - Awesome note-taking app that syncs with your other devices Great for creating lists of gear to take on a shoot, lighting diagrams, clips from the web, and also remembering what hotel room I'm in when I'm on the road (although a photo of my room number also works - what can I say I'm old).

Spotify - Music. Always. Duh.

Instagram - When I want to pretend I'm a big-time photographer like Brad Mangin.

The Weather Channel - My choice for best weather app. If you live in Seattle, like me, you can torture yourself by setting the weather for Maui as your home screen.

Yelp - Mongo Johnson uses it religiously when he's in a strange place. Mongo's rule: If it doesn't have over 100 reviews, then don't trust it. Doesn't mean it's bad, just means don't trust it.

Uber - Need a cab? How about a town car you can track on your phone and is already linked to your credit card. Awesome for those late night outings on the road

ESPN Scorecenter - How else would I know which of the 90+ games the Seattle Mariners are losing on any given day?

Keynote Remote - Hey I'm cool I can run my slide shows from my phone!

Presentation clock - For use so I know far into a presentation I am. Best parts: you can set warnings for when you're close (say, five minutes left) and it turns yellow, then red when you reach your time and then the clock starts counting back UP so you know how far over time you're going (that is, if the snoring from your audience isn't the first clue).

Ruzzle - The mobile app version of the game Boggle. Nothing more humbling for a former English major and high school English teacher than getting one's ass handed to them in a vocabulary game by his 14 year-old daughter. Currently, I'm 0-17 against her, including one match where she only played two of the three rounds (her phone reset) and still beat me.


Rod Mar is a freelance photographer based in Seattle and is the team photographer for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders. You can see his work at his Sports Shooter member page: http://www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=20



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