Eric Franklin's 10 favorite iPhone apps (CNET 100)

Each day for 10 business days, 10 CNET personalities are picking their 10 favorite iPhone apps. Ever wonder what makes a CNET Lab rat tick? Today, see the ten iPhone apps CNET West Coast Labs manager Eric Franklin loves. At the end of July, we'll declare the 10 most popular of the 100 according to you, our readers.

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Editors' note: Each day for the next 10 business days, CNET personalities you know and love will publish slideshows of their 10 personal favorite iPhone apps. With each post, you get a chance to vote for your own favorite app. Two weeks from now, we'll collect the full list of 100 apps and announce the 10 that you, our readers, love the most.

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Let's review what we all thought we knew about senior associate tech editor Eric Franklin. He manages our West Coast labs. He's a gamer, and he cares deeply about the quality of the monitors he reviews at CNET. (Seriously, he does. Watch the video.) He knows a lot about smartphone screens, among other topics.

But don't think Eric is just a geeky dude whose true loves include only World of Warcraft (WoW) and black boxes. This CNET editor is much more complicated. His favorite iPhone app--of all time--is a Farmville-style game called Sally's Spa. We are not kidding, not even a little bit. Then again, there's at least one WoW app in his pack of 10 favorites:

Eric Franklin's favorite iPhone apps (CNET 100)

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Once you've seen all of Eric's picks, return to this poll to let us know which app is your favorite, then check back each day on iPhone Atlas to see app choices from the rest of the CNET crew.