My iPhone is kept within reach 95% of the time these days. Mostly for the spontaneous photo of Ephram or Alwyn or a pretty plant, but also because I usually keep the volume so low that I wouldn’t hear an actual call unless it was within 5 feet of my fingers.
Pro-tip: If you’re thinking about buying an iPhone soon, do yourself a favor and wait another month until the new ones are released. You’ll either be able to buy the new iPhone 6, OR purchase an older model for cheaper than it is today. So patience will be rewarded!
These are the most used apps (other than Camera, Gmail, & social media apps) I have on my phone:
Timehop – This app shows you what you photographed, tweeted, instagrammed, or facebooked previous years on this date. I love checking this app while I eat breakfast every day.
Feedly – I currently have 130 blog subscriptions in my Feedly account and only about 10-15 update frequently. For the other one hundred or so that don’t have something new to look at daily, Feedly lets me know when they have updated, so I don’t have to visit each site just to check. If you’re a blog reader, Feedly (or BlogLovin, another great blog reader) is your best friend. You can check Feedly and BlogLovin on your computer as well, but this is the second thing I check on my phone while eating breakfast in the morning.
Meetup – We moved to Texas 32 months ago, and since then we’ve relocated (within the Houston area) two more times. Moving to a state with zero family is tough stuff! Thankfully I stumbled upon Meetup.com right when we moved down to Texas and it is responsible for numerous friendships I’ve made in the past 32 months. If you have recently moved to a new state or city, I highly recommend searching Meetup for a group you connect with, whether it’s a group of moms looking for playdates or a random interest you have, like crafting or gardening. The variety of groups found on Meetup is amazing. Anyways, having the Meetup app on my phone has been super helpful for remembering the location and times of playdates I RSVP’d to, or even responding quickly to comments on an event.
PicTapGo – This is my favorite photo editing app on my phone and I’ve mentioned it several times before (check here and here). I do have a few others on my phone, including VSCO & Camera+ but I rarely use them. They are great apps, but I find PicTapGo to be the easiest and most efficient app for quick editing.
Project Life – Speaking of photos! Ah! This app is coming soon! I’m currently a beta tester for the new Project Life app and can tell you it is amazing. While I still have a ridiculous love for physical albums, this will be a life changer for anyone who does Project Life digitally. Especially if Photoshop overwhelms you. I can definitely see myself using it to add text to journaling cards and printing them straight from the app in the future. Such a time saver!
Dropbox – I primarily use Dropbox for sharing photo files with family and friends, but you can also use it for backing up your iPhone photos or transferring photos to your phone. If you’re interested in using the Project Life app when it’s released, I highly suggest opening up a Dropbox account and getting the app on your phone. I was super excited when I saw the ability to grab photos from Dropbox in the Project Life app. Imagine dropping some photos into Dropbox on your computer and then later creating a Project Life page while waiting for an oil change. Pretty cool, huh? So ya, open a Dropbox account!
Remote – For good measure, here’s one that isn’t necessarily my favorite, but I use it often. We (aka, Ephram or Alwyn) misplaced the AppleTV remote several weeks ago and we cannot find it anywhere. Good thing Apple created an iPhone app to use in it’s place because otherwise we’d be looking for a replacement ASAP! We may use the AppleTV more than our DVR and cable put together.
RadarScope - I may consider myself a “retired” meteorologist these days, but that doesn’t mean I’m not checking radar every time I see a rain cloud heading toward me. In my opinion, this is the best radar app you can have on your phone, and they recently added a lightning subscription as well!
What apps are your favorite? Which do you find yourself using daily?