As a bit of fun I thought over the next couple of weeks I'd blog about the ten apps I find most useful on my iPhone and iPad. There seem to be lots of people commenting on the downsides of technology and how it can rob us of genuine human interaction (some of which I've preached on), but when we make technology our servant and use it well there are also many things it can enable us to do better. I no longer use a PC (I wrote pretty much all of the Peach and the Coconut on my iPad) and so am convinced that you can do pretty much everything you need to do digitally from a tablet (unless you're a high end video editor, music creator or something of that ilk). I also believe that technology is neutral, it's what we choose to do with it that is important. Hopefully seeing some of the things I talk about will spark ideas with others.
Apologies in advance to those who use none Apple products (although lots of these apps are also available on Android, Blackberry and Microsoft platforms), and those who have no desire or no opportunity to use either a smartphone or a tablet (I'll happily do another series posting your favourite ideas on using pen and paper - but only if you can submit them digitally!).
I'd also love to hear other peoples thoughts and ideas, especially on any other apps people have found. Looking at other peoples blogs I see that people writing on parenting get more comments in an afternoon than I get in a month - perhaps this will get some more of you commenting :)
Finally to say the apps are in no particular order - I'll just write about them in whatever order takes my fancy!
Look out for my first app on Monday.