Best Web Site to Find Apps

Recently someone wanted to know how to find great Apps for their iPad.

There are over a quarter million apps for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) and Apple’s App Store doesn’t do a very good job at helping users find great Apps. Apple showcases Apps that are popular, either by number of downloads or by revenue. But that doesn’t mean they are any good.

The best web site I’ve seen for finding great Apps is AppAdvice. In their AppLists section you will  find dozens of lists like Apps for Musicians, Apps for Trip Planning, Apps to Keep You Healthy and so on.


Mobile Me Password Issue

I am a long-time MM user. I have had an account from back in the .mac days. Ran into an unbelievable design problem this morning.

I tried to log-in to this morning and the system said my user name or password was invalid. They were not. Long story short, chatted with MM support and they indicated that new password requirements were put into effect this morning – including that passwords must be at least 8 characters long – and that people with passwords less than 8 characters would not be able top log in until they changed their password to meet the requirement!  [I assume what the rep said is true] But there was no way I could tell that was the case! A general standard is you let someone log-in and then require them to enter a new password before proceeding. Or Apple could have put something on the log-in screen, sent out an email to Mobile Me users. I imagine they will get hammered with support calls about this, as well they should.

Apple desperately needs to get its act together with Mobile Me.