How to get a list of the apps installed on your iPhone and iPad

Using Spotlight to find things on my iPhone and iPad is the easiest way for me to navigate through apps, mail and contacts. It’s been my go to way of doing things for a long time. Simply swiping down from will reveal the Spotlight search box.
Spotlight

Spotlight also makes it really easy to find all the apps on your devices. By simply searching for a “.” it will bring up a list of all your apps.
Spotlight Search

After a quick test it seems you can use most keyboard symbols or punctuation marks to get the same results.
Spotlight Search

To find apps that you have previously installed on your devices open the App Store app. On the iPhone go to Updates – Purchased. You have the options of All and Not on This Phone. Pull down the screen to reveal the search box.
Purchased App Seacrh iPhone

On the iPad the Purchased option is at the bottom of the screen. Select this and then you have the same options of All or Not on This iPad. You also have another option to view iPad Apps or iPhone Apps.
Purchased App Search iPad

iPhone and iPad apps I’ve tried – just a few

This is a list of some of the iPad and iPhone apps I’ve tried. Some apps I use a lot and some have been tried and quickly deleted. I have found that some apps I have are no longer available in the app store so if you can’t find an app in the list this may be the reason.
Download the list

ABC iview – now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
ABC News for iPad
AccuWeather
AccuWeather Free for iPad
Adobe Ideas
Adobe Photoshop Express
Advanced Bubble Level Free
Aeterno
AFL Aussie Rules Live HD 2011
Air Sketch Free
Airbnb
All Things Digital
Allrecipes.com.au Dinner Spinner Recipes anytime! Amazon Mobile
Analytics for iPad
Angry Birds
Angry Birds HD Free
Angry Birds Lite
Animal Sound Board Game HD Free Lite – for iPad
ANZ Property Tracker
AppAdvice
Appboy
AppDeals for iPad
Apple Store
Appolicious for iPad
AppShopper
AppStart for iPad
AroundMe
Art Of Glow
ArtCamera
ArtStudio – draw, paint and edit photo LITE
ArtsView : Sydney
At Once – Type while walking!
Atkins Diet Recipes
Augmented Reality Studio
AUS Traffic
Australia Post Mobile
Australia Votes 2010
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation for iPad
Auto Adjust
AutoCAD WS
BBC News
BeeCells Lite
BeFunky Photo Editor
Big Calculator
Big Words
Bluefire Reader
Bluetooth Photo Share
Bluetooth Walkie Talkie
Blurb Mobile
Boxcar
Bubble Ball
Bubble Breaker 2 (Bebbled)
Bubble Wrap (FREE)
Bump
Burstn
C25K (Couch to 5K)
Cali Lewis Tech & Gadget Videos
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary
Camera+
CameraBag
CamViewer for Foscam Webcams
Card Shark Solitaire
CardStar
Channel Ten
Chicktionary for iPad
Chicktionary Lite
Chopping Mania
Citrix Receiver
Citrix Receiver for iPad
Classic Solitaires
Click!
Clinometer HD – bubble level and slope finder
Coles Shopmate
Collage
Color Splash
Compass for iPad (Free)
Consume
Convert Units for Free – #1 Unit Conversion App
Convert-O-Matic Free
Cool Hunting
Cows In Space
Crack the Code Free
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – Free
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus – HD iPad
Dilbert Mobile
Diptic
Discover Wikipedia in a Magazine
Discovr Apps – discover new apps
Discovr Music – discover new music
Discussion Forum for iPad Users
Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite)
Domain.com.au Real Estate
Domain.com.au Real Estate App for iPad
Doodle Booth
Doodle Booth HD Free
Doodle Buddy – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!
Doodle Buddy for iPad Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!
Dots Free
Draw
Draw for iPad
DrawCast – Drawing/painting/sketching/doodle eBay
eBay Deals
eBay for iPad
Echofon for Twitter
Emoji Free!
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Engadget
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
Epson iPrint
Eureka Skydeck 88
Evernote
Explore Flickr
Explore The Rocks
ezimba free
Facebook
Facebook for iPhone – Friends Planet Lite
feedly
Filter Mania
Find My iPhone
Flickit – Flickr uploader for iPhone & iPod Touch
Flickr
FlickStackr for Flickr
Flipboard
FlyBuys
Focus for Facebook
Food Finder
Fotolr FX Camera-Live
Four in a Row ✯
foursquare
Foxtel Guide
Foxtel Guide for iPad
Frames & FX for Photos
Free Noughts and Crosses
Free Wi-Fi Finder
FreeAppADay Store: Paid Apps For Free Daily + Game Reviews & Trailers
Friendly for Facebook
Friendsheep HD: The Insanely Popular Party Game
Frommers Travel Tools
Funnel
Furballs!
Furballs! Lite
GarageBand
Geocaching
GetGlue
GetGlue for iPad
GiftBox Holiday Shopping List
GodFinger for iPad
GoodReader for iPad
GoodReader for iPhone
Google Apps Browser by G-Whizz! – The #1 Gmail, Talk, Facebook & Twitter Client + Lots More! Google Earth
Google Places
Google Search
Google+
Gorillacam
Guidebook
Harbor Master HD
Healthy Recipes – By SparkRecipes
HelTweetica for Twitter
Hipstamatic
Hong Kong Travel Guide – Lonely Planet
HootSuite for Twitter
HowItWorks Magazine
iBooks
iCademy – discover your iPhone
iDraft
iJewels
IKEA Catalogue
iLoader for Facebook
iLoader for Facebook Lite
IM+
Imageshack Uploader
IMDb Movies & TV
iMovie
The Impossible Maze
Impression
Instagram
Instagram Tips
Instapaper Free
Interlacer
IOU UOI
iOwnerInformation
iPhont
iPronto To Do Lite HD
iResize
iRetouch Free
iTorch4
iWatermark
iWikiPhone
Jewel Craft HD Lite
Jewel Quest Deluxe Lite
JotBook Free
Jumbo Calculator
Just Light Flashlight
Keynote
Kik Messenger
Kindle
Lasoo
Lasoo for iPad
LEGO Photo
Leme Camera Lightsaber Unleashed
Line Up FREE
LinkedIn
LocalDirect
Lock Screen Designer
LogYourRun Free – running GPS pedometer
Lost Chicks Multiplayer- The Insanely Popular Multiplayer Game
Made in the Now
Mashable!
Mashable! for iPad
Meetup
Megaphone
Melbourne “At a Glance” City Guide – Free
Melbourne Travel Guide Lonely Planet
The Menu Book
Metlink Melbourne
Microsoft Tag
Mill Colour
Miso – Social TV
Mobile Agent
Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra
MobileMe Gallery
MobileMe iDisk
Mondo Travel Diary
MoneySmart Financial Calculator
Montage Lite
My Local
My Sketch
MyFriends HD
MyGumtree Free Local Classifieds
MyPad – for Facebook
MyPad+ – for Facebook & Twitter
National Gallery of Victoria
New York City Travel Guide Lonely Planet
NewsFlash!
Night Fast Snap!
Nightstand
A Ninja vs Zombies (iAd supported)
Note Hub
Note It!
Now Playing
Numbers
NYC Way – Everything NYC
NYTimes for iPad
Oz Radar HD
PAC-MAN Lite
PAC-MAN Lite for iPad
Pages
PaperDesk LITE
PapiJump Large
PayPal
Pegshot
Penultimate
Percolator Perth Street Map Lite Pho.to Lab
picfx
PicMix Lite
picplz
PicPosterous
PingChat! – The Ultimate Cross-Platform Messenger Pixel Perfect: FREE for limited time
Pizza Hut Australia
Plastic Bullet Camera
Pocket Weather AU
Pocket Weather AU HD Lite
Pop Art Lite
Pop Pop Bubble
Posterous
PressReader
Print n Share for advanced printing
PrinterShare – print from iPhone to anywhere
Pro HDR
Pulse News for iPad
Pulse News for iPhone
qbro
Qrafter – QR Code Reader and Generator
Quickoffice® Pro HD
Quota
Racecar
Read It Later Free
Real Solitaire Free for iPad
Relievos
Remote
Remote Desktop Lite – RDP
reMovem (free)
reMovem 2
reMovem Christmas Edition
Ringtone Maker – Make free ringtones from your music! ROBOnoVIEW
Rope’n’Fly 2 Lite
RunKeeper
Scoopon
ScratchCam
Shadow/Highlight Retouch Photo Editor Free Shazam
Shazam for iPad
Sheep Launcher Free!
ShopShop – Shopping List Shrek KartTM FREE Silent Film Director Simple Resize SketchyPad SkyGrid
Skype
Snake Unlimited
Snap Send Solve
Snowboarding HD
sobees lite for Facebook
Social News Free
Social News Reader
The Solitaire
Solitaire Ace
SoundHound
The Specials Board
Splatter HD
Squaready
Stanza
Star Guide
Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
Star Walk for iPad – interactive astronomy guide Steply
Sticky Notes with Alarms and BumpTM Sharing Sunrise
SuperPopCam – Swipe to Effect
Sydney – Travel Guide
Sydney “At a Glance” City Guide – Free
Sydney City Travel Guide – GuidePal
Sydney Map and Walking Tours Sydney.Spot-OnTM
Talking Tom Cat
Talking Tom Cat for iPad
TalkingCarl.
TapToTalkTM
TED
TED
Teewee for Twitter
Tesla Toy
Tic Tac Toe Free HD
TiltShift Generator – Fake Miniature
TiltShift Generator Free – Fake Miniature
TIME Magazine
Time Out Sydney
Tiny Planet Photos
TinyWorld
To Do’s
ToonPAINT
TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants TumbLiking -Tumblr client-
Tumblr
tumblrFrame
TuneIn Radio Pro
Tweet – iPad edition for Twitter
Tweet Flow
Tweet Mapper
Tweetbot – A Twitter Client with Personality TweetDeck for iPad
TweetDeck for iPhone Tweeterena 2 for iPad
Twitter Client Twezr
TwitBird for Twitter
TwitPic Twitter
Twitterrific for Twitter
Twuner – The Talking Twitter Client
UpNext 3D Cities
Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon for iPad
uRemote XBMC
USA TODAY
USA TODAY for iPad
VehiCal – Car Expense Management
Viator Tours & Activities
Viddy
Vint B&W
Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD
VLC Media Player
WA Vehicle Registration – Perth
Walking Tour
WaterMyPhoto
Waterslide Extreme
We Rule for iPad
We Rule GOLD for iPad
The Weather Channel® for iPad
Weather+ Free
What’s On at Fed Square
Whereis
White Pages Australia
Wi-Fi Finder
WiFi Photo Transfer
Wikipanion
WIRED Magazine
Wired Product Reviews
Woolworths
WordFoto
WordPress
Words With Friends
Words With Friends HD Free
Words With Friends Helper: Lexeme Free
WorldMate The Travelers Value Pack
Write Now LITE
WWF Helper – Anagram and Word Lookup for Words with Friends
XE Currency
XE Currency for iPad
xkcd
xkcd HD
XtremeMac Alarm Clock
Yellow Pages Australia
Yoink! Free recycling and reuse network
Zigzag HD Lite
Zinio
Zite Personalized Magazine
Icon/Emoji Keyboard
1 million FREE Books Read Kobo eBooks!
100 Cameras in 1
100 Cameras in 1 Free Version
123 Sticker: Musical Sticker Book (With New Halloween Sticker Scene) 360 Bali
360 Panorama

Instagram backup and back out

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Instagram being acquired by Facebook and releasing an Android app has resulted in users looking at whether they want to still use the service and if not, how to get a copy of their photos and delete their accounts.

If you decide to delete your instagram account make sure you have a copy of your photos before you go through the deletion process. When the account is deleted so are your photos and the same user name cannot be used again.

To download a copy of our photos or even cancel your account here is the easiest way to do it.

There are a couple of sites that make it easy to download all our photos from intagram. I’ve used instaportand the process is very easy, your photos are downloaded in a zip file.
Copygramis another site offering the same sort of service

Instabackupis a Mac app that runs on your desktop

To delete your account simply go to instagram delete and deactivate instagram account once your account has been deleted all your photos will be deleted and your username will no be able to be used again.

Other iPhone apps to share photos include Streamzoo EyeEM and Flickr

New iPad – My Calculations

When new devices appear the topic of conversation often falls to “Can I justify buying it?” , because unless it is a replacement for a failing device I really don’t “need” to buy it.

So I thought I would look back at my spending habits pre iPad and compare them with the purchase of iPad1 and upgrade to iPad2.
This is a simple comparison of where I spend my money, I’m not getting into value or ease of purchases.
Five things that were purchased in our house pre iPads were:

Newspapers(Hard copy)
Magazines(Hard copy)
Fiction and non-fiction books(Hard copy)
Street Directory(Hard Copy)
CD’s(Music)

Some of these were annual purchases while others were daily.
I do not purchase most of these ‘Hard Copy” items since getting an iPad.
I still buy the occasional hard copy book and this usually done online, making it cheaper and saving me time and fuel.

My calculations (yes I keep receipts) show that my expenses have gone down when comparing the 12 months pre iPad with the 12 months with the iPad1.
They dropped again when comparing 12 months with the iPad1 with the following 12months when I upgraded to iPad2.
These calculations include the cost of purchasing the iPads.
Will I upgrade to the new iPad? Probably.
Do I need to upgrade? Probably not.

Either way I consider that the iPads I’ve purchased, and used a lot, have more than paid for themselves so now it’s just a matter of deciding if I want to upgrade -Probably

iPad = iWant

After days of hype Apple launched the iPad today. I hadn’t planned on staying up to 2am to watch the launch but I did.
I could listen to the audio from the launch through Leo Laporte’s TwitTV while watching the live blogging by Engadget. The feed was slow for the first hour with lots of buffeting but eventually settled down.

So here it is the much hyped iPad. The wifi models will be shipping within 60 days and the 3G models within 90 days.

Photo copyright engadget

It does lots, looks great and I want one. I am not going to go into details of all the features as there will be lots of articles around that will give you this information.

A couple of things that I did note though were that the iPad has the same slide to open as the iphone and the keyboard is also similar to the iPhone and doesn’t have numeric above the alpha keys ( I find this annoying on the iPhone especially when suing numerics in passwords). It runs iPhone apps and the new SDK from Apple to develop apps will allow the apps to be bigger.

iPad

iPad

Photo copyright engadget

The other big question is: How much? (These prices are in USD.)

The base model 16GB will be $499, 32GB will be $599, 64GB will be $799.

The 3G models cost an extra $130

16GB is $629, 32GB is $729, 64GB is $829

So now we just have to wait and see if they are really worth all the hype and the price, hope it’s not like the mac book Air, nice to look at but not really worth the expense.