Finally, a new ipod

My prediction from a few months ago became a reality. I ordered an ipod touch to replace my old nano with several Apple gift cards. Jennifer orchestrated everyone getting me Apple gift cards for Christmas. I ordered the 8 gig version and it should be here by Tuesday or Wednesday. I really want an iphone, but the fact that it is on AT&T kills it for me. They have zero bars in our entire city, so there’s no hope anytime soon. The ipod touch is simply the iphone without the phone.

Here’s my question for my blog readers. What apps would you download for your touch or iphone from Apple’s app store. I’m planning on adding Facebook, everything Google related, Evernote, Remember the Milk, Jott, YouVersion, Weather Channel, Amazon, and Apple Remote. What other apps or games would you recommend?

I’m curious to see how I can integrate this into my workflow. I have a feeling that it will mostly replace my smartphone. Since the touch has wifi internet, I may even drop my phone back to a basic model to save the internet fees every month. Most of the time when I’m on the internet with my phone, there is a wifi network available. The only downside is I will have to carry two devices around. I’ll let you know how it works.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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1 Response

  1. Mike says:

    I had a question on twitter about how this arrangement was working out, so here's the deal. I absolutely love my ipod touch. I use it every single day and it has largely replaced my smartphone. I use my ipod for email, google reader, reading the Bible through youversion, for taking notes with evernote, for task management with RTM, for twitter, and to keep track of my calendar. I'm using Google sync to keep everything synchronized with my Google account.

    I kept my internet enabled phone just because it comes in handy when traveling and when in the car. The downside is that I almost always have two devices with me. Since I'm in an area that has no AT&T or T-Mobile coverage, I am patiently waiting for the iPhone to come out on other networks. But with the new Google Android phones coming out on Verizon, I may have to jump the apple ship and join forces with Google. While I like my ipod touch, most of the apps I use are also available on android.

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