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My Favorite Apps

Hello friends!

If you’ve been around a while you know that I am painfully-abso-freaking-lutely-crazy busy. I do too many things, ’tis true. BUT my life is also extremely wonderful, as I have so many friends, opportunities, and experiences as result. Thusly, I would not consider my full schedule a bad thing.

Also, I am a woman of the modern world. I am a mom of the modern world, and a house wife of the 21st century. In other words…my life is powered by my iPhone. Don’t act so surprised! 😉 I love the fact that I always have a camera on hand (if you haven’t noticed, very little of my children’s lives goes undocumented,) my preferred method of contact is email or text message (sorry not sorry,) and my school even has an app for the computer program that maintains, well basically everything in my academic life.

Of course there is good and bad to the technological takeover of our personal lives. But let’s be real, sometimes it SURE does make things easier. For a girl that’s always on the go, having my email available to me at the touch of a finger in invaluable.

SO here are the apps that are fueling my life lately. You should probably get them too, have I ever steered you wrong before?

The Best iPhone Apps

SO I have compiled a list of apps that I use nearly everyday. And I mean besides the obvious social media and email options. These are apps that cater to my unique life, and make it oh so much easier.

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1. Coffee Apps

Coffee Apps

Unless you’re new here, you know that I am a self proclaimed caffeine junkie. My lifestyle requires it, okay? And crack is illegal. But, if I’m going to be making the purchases anyway I might as well get a free drink after I get enough points/stars and also get random deals and “coupons” throughout the week. Just make your purchases through your phone. Also, free songs and apps with the Starbucks app. How many times can you say app in one sentence before it’s too many times??

You can also buy coffee and snacks at the campus Starbucks when you’ve forgotten your debit card at home!

2. Evernote

Evernote App

I am new to Evernote, but I am a big fan of anything that helps me stay organized, allows me to arrange random notes that I jot down throughout the day, and connects and communicates with my laptop as I frequently switch between my iPhone and Macbook and I need them to ALWAYS be on the same page. It’s been awesomely convenient for both my blogging and academic life.

3. Nike Running App

Nike App

You may or may not be surprised that running is my cardio activity of choice. My husband was a runner and I guess it’s contagious. I’ve logged a good chunk of miles on my app and I still can’t keep up with him. Some day. But the Nike App is awesome. It’s super social as you can link it to your various social media accounts. There’s an option for “getting cheers” in which it posts to your Facebook that you’ve started a run and whenever someone “likes” your activity it literally cheers in your headphones while you’re listening to music. SO cute! Also, you can set certain power songs for when you start running below a certain pace, compete with friends who have the app, and keep track of all of your stats… You know, so that you can be SURE that you’re slower than your husband. 😉

4. Flipboard

Flipboard App

I love this app. It is an all encompassing news, pop culture, and social media app.  I read somewhere that Facebook has surpassed news stations in regards to where the average American gets their news. Do yourself a favor and download this app. Facebook has a way of filtering what you see on your news feed based on things that it has learned that you “like,” be they legitimate sources or not. Also, it is good to expose yourself to a variety of media sources as opposed to seeking out articles that solidify what you thought you already knew.
Just tell Flipboard what you’re into, and it will streamline the rest for you. I am a fan of politics (although I tend to keep this side of myself from my blog) and I am a fan of informed opinions. Facebook has become a terrible place for these two things to mingle. The app is pretty, customizable, and you just might learn something.

As you can see… I’ve consolidated just about every aspect of my life into my ever handy cell phone. My on-the-go lifestyle calls for OTG coffee, news, fitness, and note taking.  If it eases the hustle, I will take it.

What are the apps you can’t live without?!

 

 

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  • Serene Mom

    I love Evernote, and I haven’t even utilized all of it’s potential. I haven’t really heard much about Flipboard, but I’m gonna check it out, it sounds cool!

  • Serene Mom

    I love Evernote, and I haven’t even utilized all of it’s potential. I haven’t really heard much about Flipboard, but I’m gonna check it out, it sounds cool!

    • I havent explored its full potential either!!! There’s lots of info about it on Pinterest though, I plan to look into it.

  • Liz

    The Dunkin app is awesome!! I feel like I’m always getting rewards from it 🙂 I’ll have to check out Evernote and Flipboard.. never heard of those but they look great!
    -Liz
    http://www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

    • Evernote is SUPER popular for bloggers, so I bet you’ll like it! I am a political science major and news junkie, so I LOVE flipboard too.

  • Liz

    The Dunkin app is awesome!! I feel like I’m always getting rewards from it 🙂 I’ll have to check out Evernote and Flipboard.. never heard of those but they look great!
    -Liz
    http://www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

    • Evernote is SUPER popular for bloggers, so I bet you’ll like it! I am a political science major and news junkie, so I LOVE flipboard too.

  • I haven’t heard of Flipboard before, but now I have to go check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  • I haven’t heard of Flipboard before, but now I have to go check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Allison Ellzey

    These are great! We are getting a Dunkin’ soon and I’m happy to see they have an app like Starbs. Working my way up to gold status with them!

    • Oh man, I’ve been gold status at Sbux for way took long! I actually prefer Dunkin these days! The apps are great, lots of free/discounted stuff!

  • Allison Ellzey

    These are great! We are getting a Dunkin’ soon and I’m happy to see they have an app like Starbs. Working my way up to gold status with them!

    • Oh man, I’ve been gold status at Sbux for way took long! I actually prefer Dunkin these days! The apps are great, lots of free/discounted stuff!

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    I’ve heard such good things about Evernote, I really have to look into it.

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    I’ve heard such good things about Evernote, I really have to look into it.

  • Jessie

    Evernote is awesome! I also used to love Nikerunning, but I’m using Endomondo now. 🙂

    • oooo, ill have to look at that one! Never heard of it! You like it better?

      • Jessie

        As of now I do, because I tend to cycle and walk more, and I don’t need many apps for that, as Endomondo is enough. 🙂

  • Jessie

    Evernote is awesome! I also used to love Nikerunning, but I’m using Endomondo now. 🙂

    • oooo, ill have to look at that one! Never heard of it! You like it better?

      • Jessie

        As of now I do, because I tend to cycle and walk more, and I don’t need many apps for that, as Endomondo is enough. 🙂

  • JessSC7879

    Evernote is Ah-May-Zing, can’t live without it now! Thanks for sharing!!

  • JessSC7879

    Evernote is Ah-May-Zing, can’t live without it now! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    I love Evernote! I’m glad it made your list

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    I love Evernote! I’m glad it made your list

  • I love Evernote, don’t know what I would do without it. And same thing for Nike Running when I actually go running… 🙂 Great picks!

    • There seems to be a general consensus that Evernote is awesome. yay!

  • I love Evernote, don’t know what I would do without it. And same thing for Nike Running when I actually go running… 🙂 Great picks!

    • There seems to be a general consensus that Evernote is awesome. yay!

  • MrsBarBelle

    I am obsessed with Dunkin Iced Coffee so that app is a must. I also wouldn’t enjoy my day without Trello or Spotify. They keep me organized and motivated!

    • I’ve not heard of Trello, I shall look! I’m obsessed with Iced Mocha Lattes from Dunkin these days! That turbo shot gives me life. Also, I’m about to jump on the pumpkin band wagon anyway now… lol. And Ive NEVER even used Spotify. I know, don’t shoot! I hear it’s great and that I really should though. My iTunes radio has been super sucking lately so maybe I’ll be pushed to join the spotify crowd soon.

  • MrsBarBelle

    I am obsessed with Dunkin Iced Coffee so that app is a must. I also wouldn’t enjoy my day without Trello or Spotify. They keep me organized and motivated!

    • I’ve not heard of Trello, I shall look! I’m obsessed with Iced Mocha Lattes from Dunkin these days! That turbo shot gives me life. Also, I’m about to jump on the pumpkin band wagon anyway now… lol. And Ive NEVER even used Spotify. I know, don’t shoot! I hear it’s great and that I really should though. My iTunes radio has been super sucking lately so maybe I’ll be pushed to join the spotify crowd soon.

  • Wow, it sounds like you’re not alone in loving Evernote! It’s crazy how different education is now with all of the technology. I was assigned an email address in college (in 1997) and I was like, what am I supposed to do with this? This is dumb. Oh how the times have changed…My most used apps beyond social media are mostly kid-related. 🙂

    • I’m sure that it has changed! No longer do you submit a single paper physically TO the teacher, only online so that it can be checked for plagiarism via turnitin.com . College is basically impossible without constant internet access and a laptop. I wonder how things will be in ten more years??

  • Wow, it sounds like you’re not alone in loving Evernote! It’s crazy how different education is now with all of the technology. I was assigned an email address in college (in 1997) and I was like, what am I supposed to do with this? This is dumb. Oh how the times have changed…My most used apps beyond social media are mostly kid-related. 🙂

    • I’m sure that it has changed! No longer do you submit a single paper physically TO the teacher, only online so that it can be checked for plagiarism via turnitin.com . College is basically impossible without constant internet access and a laptop. I wonder how things will be in ten more years??

  • Shann Eva

    I’m just starting to learn how to use apps. I feel like I’m a little behind the technical times. Thank you for giving me your favorites, so I have a place to start. Although, I do use and LOVE Cartwheel from Target all the time. That’s an app, right? 🙂

    • yes! It is an app and I use that one all the time too! Target=mommy kryptonite!

  • Shann Eva

    I’m just starting to learn how to use apps. I feel like I’m a little behind the technical times. Thank you for giving me your favorites, so I have a place to start. Although, I do use and LOVE Cartwheel from Target all the time. That’s an app, right? 🙂

    • yes! It is an app and I use that one all the time too! Target=mommy kryptonite!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love my coffee app (Starbucks) and Evernote!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love my coffee app (Starbucks) and Evernote!

  • Kim LaCoste

    LOVE my Starbucks app

  • Kim LaCoste

    LOVE my Starbucks app

  • Evernote is a MUST in my life. I have it synced up on all my devices for everything from event reminders, to thoughts I have for blogging, to just keeping myself organized. I also rely pretty heavily on the “my fitness pal app” for checking nutritional value of recipes and keeping my health in check!

    xxox
    Laura@ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • Im surprised that so many people use it too! It is awesome. I had my fitnesspal for a long time but never found myself committed to using it. I know it works great for some people though.

  • Evernote is a MUST in my life. I have it synced up on all my devices for everything from event reminders, to thoughts I have for blogging, to just keeping myself organized. I also rely pretty heavily on the “my fitness pal app” for checking nutritional value of recipes and keeping my health in check!

    xxox
    Laura@ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • Im surprised that so many people use it too! It is awesome. I had my fitnesspal for a long time but never found myself committed to using it. I know it works great for some people though.

  • I also look very Evernote, also the WordPress app to manage my blog and Hootauite to manage my social media accounts

  • I also look very Evernote, also the WordPress app to manage my blog and Hootauite to manage my social media accounts

  • I like Evernote, but my personal favorite is Simplenote. As in the name it’s much simpler, but it syncs with my laptop and phone and that’s all I really need! 🙂

  • I like Evernote, but my personal favorite is Simplenote. As in the name it’s much simpler, but it syncs with my laptop and phone and that’s all I really need! 🙂

  • Nicole C.

    I loooove Flipboard!! SO cool for staying up to date on current events & interests. I’ve tried to get in to Evernote but I can’t seem to stick with it. Maybe I’ll try it again for the new school year! XO, Nicole
    http://www.empirestyles.com

  • Nicole C.

    I loooove Flipboard!! SO cool for staying up to date on current events & interests. I’ve tried to get in to Evernote but I can’t seem to stick with it. Maybe I’ll try it again for the new school year! XO, Nicole
    http://www.empirestyles.com

  • Wow great variety. I haven’t tried evernote but I’ve heard so much about it – definitely on my list of apps to get. Flipboard looks amazing too.

  • Wow great variety. I haven’t tried evernote but I’ve heard so much about it – definitely on my list of apps to get. Flipboard looks amazing too.

  • It took me ages to get my head around Evernote but now that I have, I love it. Especially since discovering IFTTT’s Do List and Button which integrates everything seamlessly 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • It took me ages to get my head around Evernote but now that I have, I love it. Especially since discovering IFTTT’s Do List and Button which integrates everything seamlessly 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Ummm I have never ever heard of Flipboard before! I am downloading it right now 🙂 Also Evernote saves me from pulling out my hair at the end of every week. xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • Flipboard is awesome! And that seems to be the consensus with Evernote. 😉

  • Ummm I have never ever heard of Flipboard before! I am downloading it right now 🙂 Also Evernote saves me from pulling out my hair at the end of every week. xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • Flipboard is awesome! And that seems to be the consensus with Evernote. 😉

  • I’ve never heard of Clipboard but I’m so excited to try it out! I love Evernote. I don’t know what I’d do without that and the Sunrise calendar app!

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

  • I’ve never heard of Clipboard but I’m so excited to try it out! I love Evernote. I don’t know what I’d do without that and the Sunrise calendar app!

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

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