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Must have apps?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by UrbanOps, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. UrbanOps


    Jan 5, 2007
    So I just dragged myself into this century by purchasing an iPhone. While i miss my BlackBerry, this thing is kinda neat. What are the must have apps for our line of work? So far I just have the pill identifier. Help me out!
  2. CJStudent

    CJStudent Fenced In

    Nov 3, 2005
    A good map/navigation app would be a plus.

  3. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs
    I got Google Translate, but it's tedious unless it's your only option.
  4. Ftttu


    Dec 19, 2011
    Shazam-identifies song you hear playing
    FuzzLights-when you absolutely need police lights
    Translate free from Google-voice recognition language translator
    Tune In Rqdio-internetvradio app(I actually listened to an Antarctica radio station on it
    Various GPS programs free and paid
    Find iPhone-I always know where my wife, my iPhone and iPad are
    I don't have any LEO apps because I have bookmarked if I need to research law in the field
    VIN lookup app(identifies a vehicle by VIN>
    Banking institution apps
    US Constitution
    I also have my hobby stuff on there for astronomy and birding
    Camera+ -another camera app for iPhone
    AppBox Pro-has numerous very handy apps
    Flixster-to look up movie times
    Dynolicious-tells how much horsepower your vehicle has
  5. Ohio Cop

    Ohio Cop

    Mar 1, 2012
    The Rust Belt.
    There is an app called "Ohio cop". This app is the bomb. I use I constantly and cut my cheat sheets down tremendously.

    You may have one for your state.

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  6. Napalm561


    Apr 21, 2009
    I have an app called US Cop. It has come in pretty handy. It has a pill identifier, and a ton of useful info/tools. It costs a few dollars, but totally worth it.

    Also this app called OHub Campfire. not sure what it does, though. :rofl:
  7. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    I have android phone so I don't know if iPhone has these apps or not. But I use the following:

    Easy Voice Recorder: easy to explain why.
    Notepad: for recording notes that are readable.
    Police Lite: it's for speaking in Spanish.
    Crash Tools: little thing that helps at wrecks.
    Daily Roads Voyager: turns the camera on phone into a dash cam along with GPS and speed.

    All these are free by the way.
  8. The US Cop is about the same as Ohio Cop. Same creator just the US Cop is for all the other states. I have it and it is well worth the price.
  9. What do you mean... iphone... into this century?

    I just upgraded to a new flip phone. It has large fonts, big keys and rings loud! No data plan. Yesterday some new Captain asked me to get some information and text it to him. Ten minutes later I called him on the phone, told him I don't text and don't know how to text, and does he have a pen and paper ready for the information?
  10. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004

    Funny, but true.

    I have my last smartphone. After my iPhone dies, I am just going to get a geezerphone. After retiring, my phone use went way down and aside from tethering to my iPad, I don't need Angry Birds - Star Wars to keep me entertained while waiting to testify any more.

  11. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004
    If you are a firearms instructor, the Surefire shot timer is handy.

    If you live in a earthquake zone, Quakefeed gets you quake info quickly. Likewise, Earthquake buddy will notify 4 of your FB friends or 4 contacts [SMS or Twitter] your GPS coordinates and a Google map of your location in a 5.5 magnitude or greater earthquake.
  12. UrbanOps


    Jan 5, 2007
    Thanks for the advice guys! I'm downloading now!
  13. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Quakefeed sounds cool. I have very few apps on my 3gs. My wife is the app queen. I use gps and pandora the most.
  14. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004
  15. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004
  16. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    Sucker. ;)

    It BLOWS my mind how much people pay for monthly cell phone bills these days, without even thinking about it. The carriers have WON in making the vast majority think they must have instant broadband data access everywhere they go. I refuse.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  17. blueiron


    Aug 10, 2004
    This assumes that the OP signed on for a multi-year contract and phone.

    I bought my iPhone from a private person when the 4s came out and the rush was on to upgrade. The service is month to month and I have no long term financial obligation. One can have technology at a decent value.
  18. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Didn't you see he aid he had a new iPhone? it doesn't have good navigation app, it has iLost.

  19. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    Most do. Their problem and not mine, I know. But I see a lot of guys complaining about pay rates, overtime, bills, etc. and all the while they are running around paying $100/month for their phone and $500/month for a car. Stuff like that.

    I certainly don't have all the answers, but I just paid $100 for continuing service on my Tracfone for the next 14 months ($7.14 per month). That's the phone I use for work only... calling into dispatch, supervisors, other officers, my wife, that kind of stuff during work hours. Our "home" cell phone costs $30/month for unlimited talking/texting through Boost Mobile.

    I agree completely! :wavey:

    (And sorry for the hijack, feel free to return to the app recommendations requested by the OP.)
  20. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    Not sure which pill ID app you have, but I suggest Epocrates.

    There is a free app on Android (not sure if available on iOS called Cargo Decoder that has the entire ERG in it.